The Flying Geese Quilters Guild
Meeting, Lecture, and Workshop Schedule

January 2017 through February 2018

January  · February  ·  March  ·  April ·  May ·  June ·  July  · August
September  · October  ·  November  · December
January 2018  · February 2018
Workshops


Meetings


January 9, 2017- Speaker

Heidi Stagno
Lecture: How Do I Quilt That Quilt Top?

We're starting 2017 with a very popular speaker. Don't miss the first program of the new year!

We have invited Heidi Stagno, from Heidi’s Longarm Quilting Center in Calimesa to speak to the Guild! She used to own Busy Bee Quilt Shop and is now exclusively quilting, teaching, and lecturing. She is also a dynamo with 8-year-old twin girls. We are very excited that she was available to come in January. We look forward to seeing her wonderful quilts.

Heidi Stagno learned to love and appreciate quilting from her Grandma Leota while growing up in Pocatello, Idaho.
Heidi loves to quilt on her Longarm machine. “I bought my first longarm machine 15 years ago.  For the first year my machine and I just dated and we got to know each other.  The second year we got engaged and I really started bringing in the customers.  I was booked with more quilts than I could keep up with.  So sometime between year three and four we got married and I quit my full time career job." She said with a giggle.

You can learn more about Heidi on her blog: http://quiltingwithheidi.blogspot.com/

Did you get one of the Hand Outs Heidi passed out at the meeting? If you didn't or would like a pdf of Heidi's hand out:
"How to select Quilting Designs for your Quilt Top" click here.

Heidi Stagno



workshop information Monday January 9, 2017


February 13, 2017- Lecture

Lauretta Crites - Create! 7 Keys to Unlocking Creative Power

What if creating everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, money, your ideal job, awards, fame, love… was as easy as making a quilt?

In this program you’ll learn:

  • How creating anything and everything can be as easy and fun as whipping up a quilt.
  • Why losing yourself in your sewing can be the best way to solve problems.
  • Ways that, what you believe, may be spoiling your sewing fun.
  • Why losing yourself in your sewing can be the best way to solve problems.

The amazing power hiding in your passion for quilting.

Lauretta Crites

Prepare to be transformed by this empowering look at quilting by award winning quilter and creator Lauretta Crites. Lauretta’s quilts, personal experiences as well as information pulled from the latest science and historical events will have you looking at your quilting in a whole new way!

Change over meeting. Therefore; our business meeting will include the installation of officers, VIQ, and presentation of the President’s Quilt

blog.laurettacrites.com

workshop -Feb 12 Create! Visioning on Fabric


March 13, 2017- Speaker

Becky McDaniel
Lecture:  My Quilting Journey

In March, we welcome an excellent quilter from our own county.  Becky McDaniel has always been fascinated by quilts.  Intrigued by the beautiful quilts made by her great grandmother, Becky took her first sampler class as a teenager, but it wasn't until 1999 when she attended her first guild meeting that she discovered there were many others who shared her passion for quilting.  Since then she has made many beautiful quilts and quilted items.  She began teaching her methods in workshops.  Her work may include piecing, applique, paper piecing and quilting by hand or machine.  And this woman is not afraid of a king-sized quilt!  Her lecture will tell us the story of her quilt journey with lots of beautiful examples.

www.beckymcdaniel.com

McDaniel

workshop information- Sunday March 12-Machine Applique Pillow


April 10, 2017-Speaker

Kathy Dunigan
Lecture:  Bloom Where You Are Planted

Kathy Dunigan began quilting in 1987 but discovered applique in 1993 with her first project -  a year and a half long Baltimore Album class using Elly Sienkiewicz methods.  She fell in love with this applique style and never hesitates to embellish her work with beads, trims, ribbons or anything else that can enhance her quilt work.   Kathy has been involved in fabric, designing, teaching since 1987 and owned The Quilted Peach in Valdosta, Georgia for many years.  She has taught at the Elly Sienkiewicz Applique Academy.  Today Kathy and her mother, JoAnn Hudgins, created the Kathy Dunigan Academy of Applique, an annual conference held in Rockwall, Texas for applique students.

www.kathyduniganappliqueacademy.com

Dunigan

workshop April - Sunday April 9-Baltimore Hanging Basket


May 8, 2017-Program

Sylvia Q. Davis
Lecture:  A Quirky Quilter's Alphabet

You will be fascinated and laughing as Sylvia presents her lecture "A Quirky Quilter's Alphabet" along with a wide variety of quilts and tips. The emphasis is on "quirky" so be prepared for lots of fun! The variety and creativeness shown in each quilt she shares with us will be truly inspiring.

Sylvia has been a "crosscrafter" almost all her life.  As a youngster, she learned to sew, knit and crochet and by 1993 she disovered quilting and that became her passion.  Her quilts have been seen at PIQF, Road to California, The Affican-American History Museum, Riverside Museum and the International Quilt Festival.  She teaches many workshops in Southern California and in 2012, Generation Q Magazine featured her.  Sylvia also creates her own line of quilting patterrns and has done several commissioned quilts.  Recently, she is exploring the Modern Quilt esthetic and enjoying expanding her horizon into the realm of art quilts. 

www.easysite.com/SylviaQuilts

Davis

No workshop in May -


June 12, 2017-Speaker

Mary Fons
Lecture:  You Call That A Quilt?

You'll never look at quilts the same way again. Mary describes the four different styles of quilts in America in all their fascinating glory. A "show-stopper" in terms of information given and "ooh-ahh" quilts to admire.

Mary Fons is a writer, quilter and designer living in Chicago.  In 2010, Mary created "Quilty for F+W Media" a weekly online how-to program for beginner quilters and served four years as editor and creative director of Quilty magazine.  Mary writes "The Quilt Scout" a bi-monthly columnist for Quilts, Inc.  She is co-host of Love of Quilting on public television alongside her mother, Marianne Fons.  Mary's first book, Make + Love Quilts: Scrap Quilts for the 21st Century was released in 2014 followed by  Dear Quilty, a retrospective and pattern book from the pages of Quilty magazine in 2015.  She also has her own fabric line, "Small Wonders" launched in the fall of 2015. Mary is an amateur quilt historian and enjoys learning about the history of American quilts.  She currently serves on the board of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.  Her popular blog with daily posts is called PaperGirl.

www.MaryFons.com

Mary Fons

workshop information
Monday, June 12 Sweet Pea Star


July 10, 2017-Speaker

Kimberly Einmo
Lecture:  Simple Creativity For Inspired Designs

Be prepared to be dazzled in July when Kimberly speaks about her creative and inspired designs.

Kimberly Einmo is an author, award-winning quilter, designer, international quilting instructor and quilt judge.  She has written 6 quilting books including Jelly Roll Quilt Magic, Modern Quilts and More, and her latest, Clever Combo Quilts, and she is a columnist for American Quilter magazine.  Her articles have appeared in American Patchwork and Quilting, McCall's Quilting and Best Modern Quilts to name a few.

Beginning to quilt in 1991 after a start as a graphic designer, Kimberly soon began teaching and creating her own patterns and tools for students.  Her signature line of quilting tools, EZ Flying Geese Ruler, EZ Jelly Roll Ruler, and others are a result of her efforts to make a quilter's life easier. 

Einmo

While starting with a traditional block method, Kimberly has evolved over time to embrace a modern sensibility, drawing inspiration from new design elements in nature, architecture or landscape.  All while valuing traditional construction.  A people person at heart Kimberly loves to teach all over the world and aims to have all her students leave her classes feeling excited and productive. Her signature line of quilting tools, EZ Flying Geese Ruler, EZ Jelly Roll Ruler, and others are a result of her efforts to make a quilter's life easier.  While starting with a traditional block method, Kimberly has evolved over time to embrace a modern sensibility, drawing inspiration from new design elements in nature, architecture or landscape.  All while valuing traditional construction.  A people person at heart Kimberly loves to teach all over the world and aims to have all her students leave her classes feeling excited and productive.

www.kimberlyeinmo.com

Workshop Information - Sunday July 9 -- Jelly Roll Lone Starburst


August 14, 2017 -Speaker

Leah Zieber
Lecture:  History Repeated

In September you will enjoy a program titled History Repeated. Watch America’s quilt traditions unfold before your eyes as we travel back through 130 years of quilting history. Discover the truth about fabric color in nineteenth century quilts and learn simple ways to make your reproductions look authentic.

Leah Zieber is a quilt historian and quilt maker from Temecula, California specializing in antique quilts from the nineteenth century.  Her reproduction quilts have been exnibited across the country and more recently published in Stars: A Study of 19th Century Star Quilts and In War Time:  A Study of Civil War Era Quilts 1850-1865. 

Zieber

Leah has worked closely with several Southern California collectors cataloging, managing and independently researching their textile collections.  Her own collection of antique quilts and related textile items span one hundred and fifty years.  She shares her knowledge of American quilt history using her collection in lectures, workshops and special historical retreats.

Leah is also an author of historical fiction chronologically following the like of Elizabeth Jane Morgan and her descendents through one hundred years of American quilting history.  She is currently writing book two in this American Heritage Quilt Series.

www.zieberquilts.com

Workshop Information - Sunday August 13 - Broken Star Medallion


September 11, 2017-Speaker

Susan Carlson
Lecture:  Lecture and Trunk Show

You have already been amazed by the inspirational quilts that Susan makes. Her quilts are exhibited at quilt shows and galleries. Now you can hear how she is inspired to make her works of art.

Susan Carlson is an artist by birth, a teacher by calling, and an author by choice.  She has been developing and practicing her own technique of fabric collage quilting for over thirty years, teaching for twenty years, and has written two books, (Freestyle Quilts and Serendipity Quilts).  Each year she travels around the country and internationally helping hundreds of students to discover and set free the quilt artist inside.  Her quilts have won awards from the American Quilter's Society and the International Quilt Festival.  Susan is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art and a long-time student of the Meta Carlson Studio of Fabric Creations.

Carlson

www.susancarlson.com

Workshop information - Sept. 11-12 (two day workshop) -Cutting Loose


October 9, 2017- Little Red Hen

The little red hen finds a kernel of grain and asks the other animals to help plant and tend to it. None of the other animals are willing to help her. After the grain is harvested and the little red hen asks who would like to eat the bread, all of the animals want to partake. However, the little red hen decides not to share her bread with those who were unwilling to help.....

Help our little red hen by donating UFO quilt tops and blocks to the auction. Or come to the meeting and purchase a project in progress or other item. One quilter's UFO is another's treasure.

little red hen

No Workshop in October


November 13, 2017-Speaker

Nancy Mahoney
Lecture:  Scrap Quilts and Trunk Show

You won't want to miss Nancy's solution for all the scraps you've collected in bags, baskets, and boxes. Nancy will share more than 50 scraps quilts, including vintage quilts from her collection. Hear how her love of vintage quilts has influenced her approach to quiltmaking. Nancy will share tips for making stunning scrap quilts and expanding your thoughts about making scrap quilts.

Nancy has enjoyed making quilts for over 30 years, during which time an impressive range of her beautiful quilts have been featured in over 180 national and international quilt magazines. 

Mahoney

She has also created over 100 quilt patterns for a variety of fabric manufacturers.
Since 2001 Nancy, has authored 14 books and designed 15 fabric collections, including five 30's reproduction collections for P&B Textiles.  Nancy's newest book, Learn to Paper Piece, was published in 2016.

When she is not designing and making quilts, Nancy enjoys traveling around the country, sharing her quilts, teaching her piecing and machine applique techniques and visiting gardens.

www.nancymahoney.com

workshop information - Sunday; November 12 -Wild Waves


December 11, 2017 - Program

Santa Chimes

Vendor Night

This month we will be entertained by local vendors who support our Guild throughout the year. Each vendor will demonstrate a new technique or valuable tool that will make quilting more fun or easy. You will be able to view the vendors throughout the evening. A list of vendors will be available later in the year.

December will bring our fantastic holiday celebration.

No Workshop in December.

time to eat


January 8, 2018- Speaker

Tina Curran
Lecture:  My Excellent Adventures As A Quilter

Don't miss the first program of the new year! Tina's trunk show features about three dozen of the quilts she has created over the last twenty-plus years. Tina's goal is to encourage other quilters by showing how her skills evolved and how she too was once a beginner. 

Tina Curran is a local quilt artist who was inspired by observing a friend's quilting.  As a life-long sewer she took to quilting quickly.  Tina finds great joy in the infinite options that art quilts provide - as many as a painter working on canvas.  She also enjoys the deep American roots of traditional quilting and the unlimited possibilities of today's art quilts.  Combining the elements of both, she often uses contemporary fabrics in century-old quilt patterns. 

Curran

Tina's art quilts have been on display in many art shows, including Road to California, International Quilt Festival and the American Quilter's Society in Paducah.  Her work has appeared in national quilt magazines such as Quilters' Newsletter and Quiltmaker over 20 times.  In addition to creating new designs and teaching she has an Etsy shop online, sells her patterns on Craftsy and creates quilts on commission.

www.tinacurran.com

workshop information January 7, 2018


February 12, 2018- Speakers of the Guild

February will bring the return of our fantastic Member Showcase- This month we will welcome 3 or 4 members as featured quilters to show their quilts and talk about their quilt journey....sewing, designing, and collecting, etc.

Learn new skills and ideas from our own Flying Geese Quilters Guild members.

Wanda

Change over meeting. Therefore; our business meeting will include the installation of officers, VIQ, and presentation of the President’s Quilt

no workshop in February-

 

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Workshops

Members can attend some speaker's workshops for a reasonable fee.

Sunday workshops are
Located at:
Orange Quilt Bee
628 E Katella Ave in  Orange
All workshops are from 10 to 4 p.m.

Tuesday Work Shops are
Located at:
1st Presbyterian Church
4445 Alton Parkway
in Irvine


2017 Prices: $40









Wanda Visits Sharyn Craig's Workshop in June 2007

Wanda Visits Sharyn Craig's class


Regular Workshops

 


January 9, 2017 -Monday Workshop

Heidi Stagno

Beyond the Basics workshop: Heidi’s Quilting On Your Domestic Machine – this workshop is for all levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced.

There will be a review of how to select the right tools and adjusting machine tension as needed, needle choice. This workshop is for the relative beginner and those ready for some guided machine practice. We spend our time in class focused on quilting designs.  We will do the stipple as a warm-up exercise and then Heidi will show how to quilt more intricate complex designs.  We will dissect the design into stages and show how to quilt an entire section. 

What is Heidi’s method for free mothion quilting?  “I love developing the depth, dimension, and texture on quilt tops.  My students ask me, ‘How do you know what to quilt on so many different quilts?’ My answer is: look into the quilt and it will tell you.  While I have not experienced a quilt that will actually talk to me, I do investigate the piecing, the fabric, and the scale of design, the style or theme. 

She likes to teach her students the theory behind free-motion quilting not just tricks.  For Heidi, it’s all about the ELEMENT, REPEAT, ROTATE and TRAVEL!!!

Supply List: Click Here

You can learn more about Heidi on her blog: http://quiltingwithheidi.blogspot.com/

Heidi Stagno

Location: Irvine Presbyterian church
4445 Alton Pkwy, Irvine 92604
Workshops are from 9:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Price: $40


February 12, 2017- Workshop

Lauretta Crites
Create! Visioning on fabric


Visualization is a powerful tool for focusing used to help us achieve our goals. In this workshop we will be creating a small (approx. 11” x 17”) wall hanging to help get us in the “feeling place” of our dreams. You may make your piece as literal or as abstract as you want. This is about a “feeling” no art experience is required! You may share what your quilt represents, or not, it is entirely up to you. Immerse yourself in the powerful energy created as we work together. This is your dream, there is no should. Use colors that speak to you, embellish as your heart desires. As long as your quilt makes you smile and reminds you of your desire, it’s perfect. You will learn tips and tools for taking your dreams from fabric to fruition. The experts agree the more you can “feel” the way achieving your dream will feel, the more likely you are to achieve it.

Feb Workshop

blog.laurettacrites.com

Location: Orange Quilt Bee
628 E Katella Ave in  Orange

Workshops are from 10 to 4 p.m.
Price: $40

 


March 12, 2017- Workshop

Becky McDaniel
Orange Peel Pillow


We will make a scrappy Orange Peel Pillow using a new technique with foundation paper on the inside of the appliqué that when soaked will change to a puffed fiber giving your work a hand appliquéd look.  This project can be done with your own preferred style fabric or a kit is available for $25.  If you are providing your own supplies be sure to wash the appliqué fabrics, but do not wash the background fabric.  This is a great opportunity to learn a new technique and finish a small project!

www.beckymcdaniel.com

 

March Workshop

Sundays Work Shops
Location: Orange Quilt Bee
628 E Katella Ave in  Orange

Workshops are from 10 to 4 p.m.
Price: $40 & Kit $25

 


April 9, 2017- Workshop

 

Kathy Dunigan
Baltimore Hanging Basket

Join Kathy for a workshop on this unique antebellum block from Elly Sienkeiwicz's Beautiful Baltimores, 100 Patterns with Vignettes of Expertise, vol 1.    This breathtaking block, filled with glorious raw edge Verbina flowers with drawn up floss work, skinny stem technique and easy buds and flowers made from lovely wired silk ribbons will be an inspiration.  Plan to learn many new techniques to add to your appliqué skills.

Kit Fee $25.00.  Other Supplies: bring your own background fabric plus basic sewing supplies. Everything else is supplied in the kit.

www.kathyduniganappliqueacademy.com

 

April Workshop

Sundays Work Shops
Location: Orange Quilt Bee
628 E Katella Ave in  Orange

Workshops are from 10 to 4 p.m.
Price: $40
Plus Kit Fee $25



June 12, 2017- Monday Workshop

Mary Fons
Sweet Pea Star: No Fear Partial Seams

This is a technique class! When you get the hang of a partial seam, you can get shapes you can’t get with typical straight seams. With the adorable Spinning Star block, you’ll get practice and overcome your hesitation to try any pattern

June Workshop
Mary Fons Quilt

with partial seams.  While you may choose to use modern or traditional fabrics, Mary suggests using red and white and you will be on your way to a classic red and white quilt.  Mary is an entertaining and lively instructor so this will be a fun-filled class!

Workshop Supply List

www.MaryFons.com

 

Location: University United Methodist Church
18422 Culver Drive, Irvine 92612

Workshops are from 10 to 4 p.m.
Price: $40


July 9, 2017-Workshops

Kimberly Einmo
Lone Starburst

Kimberly's most popular class that only requires a jelly roll plus one background fabric.  The diamond design possibilities and quilt style are practically endless.  Kimberly will teach you how to strip-piece and cut diamond building blocks using her EZ Jelly Roll ruler with no "Y" or set-in seams.  The real magic comes from the fact that the quilt is assembled with straight-set blocks, not diamond wedges or blocks on point.  An eye-opening class for anyone who wants to create a one-of-a-kind quilt with a Lonestar twist!

Click Here for the Supply List

www.kimberlyeinmo.com

July  Workshop

Location: Orange Quilt Bee 628 E Katella Ave in Orange
Workshops are from 10 to 4 p.m.
Price: $40


August 13, 2017 - Workshop

Leah Zieber  
Broken Star Medallion

Working from the pattern designed by Zieber Quilts, students will make the stunning wall hanging from their favorite fabrics.  This quilt can be made and adapted to each quilter's style.

www.zieberquilts.com

 

August Workshop
August Workshop

Location: Orange Quilt Bee 628 E Katella Ave in Orange
Workshops are from 10 to 4 p.m. Price: $40


September 11 & 12, 2016 - Monday and Tuesday Workshop

Susan Carlson
Cutting Loose (2-day workshop)

This two day class teaches Susan's evolving techniques of fabric collage, demonstrates a looser approach to the piecing and assembly of a wall quilt.  Emphasis will be placed on the collage piecing process.  Students may sketch their design of a fish, butterfly or bug (or may purchase one of Susan's for a small fee) onto a foundation fabric and fill in the design with fabrics of their choice.  The process will encourage playfulness, serendipity and a willingness to "cut loose"!

www.susancarlson.com

 

Sept. Workshop

Location:TBD

Workshops are from 10 to 4 p.m. Price: $80 for two days.


November 12, 2017 - Workshop

Nancy Mahoney
Wild Waves

Create a dynamic design with this off-center Pineapple block while learning all the tricks of foundation paper piecing.  In this fast-paced class all aspects of foundation paper piecing will be covered, including how to measure, cut, and correctly position the right fabric piece.  This is a great class for mastering foundation paper piecing!  Pattern included for each student.  Quilt size is 60" x 60".  Supply list includes materials and cutting instructions for table runner and small wall hanging. 

www.nancymahoney.com

November Workshop

Location:
Orange Quilt Bee
628 E Katella Ave in Orange
Workshops are from 10 to 4 p.m. Price: $40


January 7, 2018-Workshop

Tina Curran
Whimsical Garden

Tina's workshop involves making a pieced background, fussy cutting flowers, adding stems and the use of fusing and raw edge appliqué techniques to create this unique 24" x 24" art quilt.  A great experience for both novice and experienced quilters.

www.tinacurran.com

January 2018 Workshop
Location:
Orange Quilt Bee
628 E Katella Avenue in Orange
Workshops is from 10 to 4 p.m. Price: $40



 

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