Meeting, Lecture, and Workshop Schedule

February 2009 through February 2010

for a peak at 2010's programs and workshops click here

March  ·  April ·  May ·  June ·  July  · August ·  September  · October
November  · December  · January 2010  · February 2010


February 9, 2009- Program

Changing of the Guard

Guild members who are on the board and who head up the guild's committees will bring their first quilt and most recent quilt and talk about what inspires them. We are going to hang the first quilts anonymously and give you a chance to guess who made which first quilt. There will be a prize for the winner. Please come and support these guild members who work so hard throughout the year to make our guild a success.

No Workshop

March 9, 2009- Speaker

Gwen Marston: 
Gwen’s Folk Art Quilts

Gwen talks about her interest in folk art quilts. Quilts in this style are very much a part of the history of traditional quiltmaking. While most of her ideas come directly from old quilts, she has also been inspired by other forms of folk art. Universally, folk arts have similar characteristics. This lecture is illustrated with her own quilts, both pieced and appliqued.

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April 13, 2009-Program

Vendor “demo”
We will be inviting several of our generous vendors who have donated many of our door prizes to an informal evening to demonstrate one of their products that they carry in their shops.  Our members will enjoy seeing the products and then they will have a chance to purchase them.

A Time to Sew from Laguna Hills – demo will be “tube Stripping”

Flying Geese Fabric Shop from Tustin – demo will be quilting with wool

Material Possessions from Lake Forest – demo will be Wendy’s Quilt Patterns

Bears Quilt Shop from Garden Grove – Book signing with Earlene Fowler
– new book “Love Mercy”

Moore’s from Mission Viejo – demo will be machine embroidery

Quilt Shop at Cranberry from Yorba Linda – demo will be  yo –yo’s and scallop edges

Soft Expressions from Anaheim – demo will be embellishments.

In addition, the vendors will be selling the products that they demonstrate.


May 11, 2009-Program

Member Showcase

Members of our guild will present their quilts that they have made during their quilting years.

There will be no workshop in May.

June 8, 2009-Speaker

Joyce Becker: 

“Leaping Past Fears & Landscape Quilts”

Through her own journey to self-discovery and creativity, Joyce provides insightful and inspirational methods to help quilters eliminate fear and build self-esteem.  Her goal is to help quilters discover their own capacity for creativity.  Joyce encourages quilters to listen to their dreams and follow their hearts. Where do the ideas come from and once you have an idea, what next?  Joyce shares inspirations, ideas and processes for creating landscape quilts.  Slide show demonstrates in-progress quilts and evolution of processes

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July 13, 2009-Speaker

Linda Ballard:

Discover the Possibilities

In this lecture Linda presents through her power point presentation how she looks at blocks, “easy ways to construct them and it opens the eyes of many to see things differently.” Along with this presentation Linda will share a few of her quilts.


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August 10, 2009 -Speakers

Susan Branch:

Trunk Show of Susan’s whimsical gifts and cookbooks and fabric line with RJR.

Susan Branch will be doing a trunk show and book signing.
Susan is famous for her whimsical handwritten & water colored “Heart of the Home books and calendars. Besides her books Susan will also be sharing her fabric that she designs for RJR.

no workshop in August

September 14, 2009-Speaker

Lyn Mann:

Best Little Quilt Show in Town

Lyn Mann will present her lecture on “Best Little Quilt Show in Town”. This is a great one for guilds that feel "Quilt Starved". Lyn will show between 45 and 60 quilts and tops giving brief descriptions of purpose and how she arrived at a particular color, pattern or border treatment.

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October 12, 2009-Speaker

Rose Hughes:

Color it Bold!

According to Rose “we are surrounded by color every day of our lives, but just how do we capture what color inspires in us, what it makes us feel and fantasize, so we can incorporate it into our fabric creations? This lecture provides participants with a valuable overview and grounding in color basics, but then takes them far beyond into the exploration of how color can be used to personalize and concretize ones own vision. Each person will learn to see their colors, the colors of their own life, and then learn to trust what they see and to incorporate these color palettes into their quilts.”

Check out Rose's article in the Feb/Mar issue of Quilters Newsletter pages 26-27

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November 9, 2009-Speaker

Jan Krentz:

Design Inspiration from Everyday Life

In this lecture Jan shows you how to view your world with an artist’s eye and learn practical tips for color, fabric selection and design. Jan will share her design inspirational images from ordinary sources and quilts resulting from the inspiration

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December 14, 2009-Program

Holiday Meeting and a  presentation by Sally L. and Sandy S. ( members of our guild)  of their extensive collection of Vintage Quilts.

January 11, 2010-Speaker

Cathie Hoover:

Retrospective Trunk Show

Cathie Hoover will present her “Retrospective Trunk Show”. This is Cathie’s favorite lecture! According to Cathie this is for the ultimate “moo-ving” experience. In this trunk show Cathie discusses the design, color composition and construction techniques of her quilts and her original wearable art garments. She will also share her amusing stories that surround her quilts and how they came to be.

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February 7, 2010-Program

Kim Diehl:  

A Simple Trunk Show
“This informal and light-hearted presentation features quilts from her "Simple" series of books and includes a handful of quilts from American Patchwork & Quilting magazine as well. Hear stories of her successes (and mistakes) as she was learning to quilt, including how she made the leap from self-taught novice quilter to published designer with just her fourth quilt. Presentation time averages 45 minutes to one hour, depending upon audience interaction and questions.”

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











Wanda Visits Sharyn Craig's Workshop in June 2007

Wanda Visits Sharyn Craig's class

March 7 & 8, 2009-Workshops

Gwen Marston: 

Saturday March 7th Gwen will be teachingGwenny’s Liberated Stars”.
By the end of this day, students will feel like they are doing their post doctoral work in liberated star making. Gwen's liberated stars fairly twinkle and you can make them in your favorite type of fabrics. As with all of Gwen's classes, she will have samples of her quilts to share.

Sunday March 8th Gwen will be teachingLittle Flower Pot Appliqué”.
Learn Gwen's easy methods for designing and cutting the shapes for a small applique flower pot quilt as well as Gwen's easy applique techniques including how to make bias This class is easy and fun, great for all levels, even those who have shied away from applique. These quilts measure around 18" X 20". Gwen will bring a group of her small flower pot quilts for inspiration.

One day workshop either March 7 or March 8. One workshop per person.

10 am – 4 pm at Material Possessions in Lake Forest
$35.00 each
These workshops are currently full

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June 7, 2009-Workshop

Joyce Becker: 
Landscape “Mystery Quilts”

Want to learn how to create a gorgeous landscape quilt without the headache of selecting and lugging fabrics? Designed especially for you, Joyce’s “mystery” kit includes incredibly realistic and gorgeous landscape fabrics. You’ll learn Joyce’s slick and easy methods of “cut and glue” designing, stitching with invisible thread, and embellishing techniques. A fun class with lots of tips and laughter! Kit fee - $25.00

10 am – 4 pm at Material Possessions in Lake Forest

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July 12 & 13, 2009-Workshop

Linda Ballard:

Reflections … 2 color fabric quilt

This two color quilt consists of two blocks each finishing at 7 1/2”. The pattern is template free with many speed methods being used for faster sewing. “Playing on the wall” will be half the fun. The idea for this quilt comes from the book called “Reflections” by Melinda Malone.

Sunday July 12 ; 10 am – 4 pm at A Time to Sew, 27071 Cabot Road, Suite 101 in Laguna Hills
Monday July 13; 10 am - 4 pm at Flying Geese Fabrics, 307 El Camino Real in Tustin


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September 13, 2009-Workshop

Lyn Mann:

Happy Birthday!
In this workshop you will design and make a quilt based on your birthday.  You will bring half-square triangles already sewn.  Then we will sew groupings based on your birth month and day.  After lunch, we will work with these two groups to design our very own special block and quilt.  There are many possible designs for each date so no two will look alike.  A really fun experience.

10 am – 4 pm at O.C. Quilt Bee, 628 E. Katella Ave. in Orange

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October 11, 2009 -Workshop

Rose Hughes:

What’s on top ….Embellishments

In this class we'll explore the varied and delightfully creative forms embellishments can take in our work, and how you can use them to add drama, whimsy, character and sparkle to your quilts.

You will learn the skills for adding beads, bangles, buttons, found objects, personal trinkets and treasures, and even paper to your fabric art. Plus how to add and layer these embellishment elements by hand or by machine. 

In addition, you will discover a new kind of quilt sandwich, a unique design element created by turning, couching and fusing your favorite fabrics.  With this layer-upon-layer technique, your projects will be dressed up for show-and-tell, top to bottom and bottom to top, with a story you will tell through fabric, imagination ­­ and embellishments!

10 am – 4 pm at O.C. Quilt Bee, 628 E. Katella Ave. in Orange

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Novemer 10, 2008-Workshop

Jan Krentz:
Variable Hunter Star
Create this simple, dynamic pieced design with your selection of fabrics. The prominent variable star in the quilt‘s center is created with contrasting fabric selection. Using Jan‘s innovative assembly technique, you‘ll love how all the piecing ‘locks’ together. The Hunter Star quilt design features forty-eight 8" blocks. Arranging the light, dark and medium colored fabrics creates a central variable star design. This class will cover Jan‘s innovative strip-piecing technique.

10 am – 4 pm at A Time to Sew, 27071 Cabot Road, Suite 101 in Laguna Hills

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January 10, 2010-Workshop

Cathie Hoover:
Embellish & Appliqué a Wild & Crazy Quilt

Utilize your stash of dots, stripes and large florals; embellish with rickrack, and assorted goodies. Go "crazy"!

10 am – 4 pm at A Time to Sew, 27071 Cabot Road, Suite 101 in Laguna Hills

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February 7, 2010-Workshop

Kim Diehl:
Old-Fashion Hospitality

Create an artful expression of your hospitality with this vividly appliquéd quilt center, and then frame it to perfection with a strippy patchwork border. Class time will begin with the center patchwork portion of this project, and then we'll switch our focus to Kim's easy invisible machine appliqué technique. You'll discover just how simple it can be to prepare beautifully shaped appliqués, and you'll learn how your sewing machine can be used to invisibly stitch them in a fraction of the time that needle-turn techniques require. One of Kim's best classes, because this project is so "do-able" for anyone!

10 am – 4 pm at A Time to Sew, 27071 Cabot Road, Suite 101 in Laguna Hills

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