Wildflower Quilt Guild

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Programs & Workshops

Upcoming in 2021

July 20th

PROGRAM:

Missy Klimitchek, Certified Laura Heine Instructor - The Art of Collage Quilting

Missy is a certified Laura Heine, Fiberworks instructor.  She has been teaching collage classes for two years.  She has taught both small and large classes, face to face classes, virtual classes, 1 day and 2 day classes.  She is a long-time educator by trade and approaches every class/workshop in a way that ensures all participants will be successful with their project and have a fun time creating their works of art. 

July 21st
9 am - 3 pm

WORKSHOP:

Missy Klimitchek -  Laura Heine Teeny Tiny Pin Cushion

Completed size: 16"x20"

In addition to the class registration fee, there is an additional $60.85 fee for the pattern and kit. The pattern includes two additional items: a dress form and a featherweight, that you can make at a later date. The pattern and kit are required and can be pre-ordered by calling Two Chicks Quilting at 361-771-3978. Missy will bring some extra kits with her for those who register after the kit ordering deadline.

There are additional supplies required that you may already have or they can be purchased through Two Chicks Quilting or your favorite retailer. 
2 yds of 24" inch wide Steam-A-Seam 2 (NOT LITE)
Pattern Ease (18"x22")
2 applique pressing sheets (16"x24" minimum size)
Karen Kay Buckley Medium Perfect Scissors

For questions or additional information, please contact Janet Mezger.

This workshop will be held at Covenant Lutheran Church, 4202 Hickory Rd. in Temple. 

August 17th

PROGRAM:

Fabric Funhouse - Deep Dive into Alternative Fabrics

Join Michele as she explores some of the hottest trends in fabrics. You will explore Cork Fabric & Waxed Canvas in detail, and touch on some newer fabrics: Silicone & Cactus Leather.


Michele Huntington is Vice President of Fabric Funhouse. A self-taught sewist for almost a decade, the last 4 years focused on sewing with primarily alternative materials.

August 18th
10 am - 4 pm

WORKSHOP:

Fabric Funhouse - Blue Calla Daisy Crossbody Bag

During this Workshop, you will create a crossbody bag using Cork Fabric, Waxed Canvas, and Quilter's Cotton. We will cover how and when to modify your bag pattern for these fabrics, strap-making techniques, and loads more information about sewing with these materials!


A paper copy of this pattern will be provided with your registration. Kits are available for purchase at Fabric Funhouse and are required to participate in this class. You may purchase any additional materials you like, all orders will be delivered the day of the workshop. When checking out online, please select the "Local Pickup" option to avoid being charged for shipping.

Kit: https://fabricfunhouse.com/products/daisy-cross-body-kit

Additional Materials Required:

  • 80/12 or 90/14 Microtex Needle(s)
  • Coordinating or Contrasting Thread (40 wt Cotton or a Polyester Thread is recommended)
  • LOTS of wonder clips
  • Pins or Sewtites (optional)
  • Rotary Cutter and/or Fabric Scissors
  • Pinking Blade or Shears (optional)
  • 9mm x 8mm Rivets in Nickel & Setter (the guild will bring a rivet press and rivets)

If you have any questions or have any issues checking out, please email michele@fabricfunhouse.com.

September 21st

PROGRAM:

Suzi Parron - "Barn Quilt Painting"

My talk will take you on a journey along the quilt trail, beginning with the very first barn quilt, which stemmed from Donna Sue Groves and her wish to honor her mother's quilting art. The presentation features over one hundred stunning photographs of barn quilts, some of which rival cloth quilts in their intricacy. You will hear stories of some of the individuals who have painted quilt blocks to honor loved ones or their local culture, along with a few humorous anecdotes.

September 15th

WORKSHOP:

Suzi Parron - Paint a Barn Quilt

Join the barn quilt movement by creating your own painted quilt block. You will begin with a pre-primed board and go through each step—drafting, taping, and painting, with careful attention to detail. The workshop lasts about 4 hours. You will leave with a finished quilt block or with one last color (which will be provided) to add at home. Ready for show and tell at your next meeting! The finished product will be two-by-two feet and is the perfect size for mounting on smaller buildings.

 

October 19th

PROGRAM:

Terre Walker - Judy Niemeyer


Quiltworx Certified Instructor, Terre Walker, will present a Judy Niemeyer designs/patterns trunk show of about 25 quilts. She will discuss how Judy’s methodology for paper piecing gives the quilter an organized and structured way to complete even the most complex patterns. Judy’s design elements of floating points, exact component sizes, curved piecing, and the use of smart corners and registration marks simplifies the process of making quilts by paper piecing. All of Judy’s Technique of the Month series of quilts will be included in the trunk show. 


Terre’s first introduction to quilting was watching her paternal grandmother construct quilts all by hand.  She pieced and hand quilted the quilts that she made, often using cardboard templates that she made herself.  Although Terre has been sewing since she was 10 years old, she did not try making a quilt until her grandmother passed away in the early 1990s.  Terre did not want this craft to die in the family along with her grandmother, so she took a class and was hooked immediately.  By the year 2000 Terre was both making quilts and teaching beginning quilting to others.  She made her first Judy Niemeyer quilt in 2008 and this opened her eyes to the beauty of intricate paper piecing.  Now as a Certified Instructor, she looks forward to sharing this passion and the joy of creation with others.

October 20th

WORKSHOP:

Terre Walker - Desert Sunset Pillow

In this workshop, the participants will be given the papers and instruction to sew a pillow from the pattern Desert Sunset by Judy Niemeyer and Cut Loose Press. There is sufficient papers in the pattern to construct four pillows, but we will focus on a single unit for the workshop. The pillow has New York Beauty blocks in 2 sizes that make into 4 sections joined by sashing. The students will be provided a pattern and instruction kit that includes some needed supplies ($19, paid to instructor), but will need to bring their own fabric, sewing machine, and notions listed on the workshop handout.

November 16th

PROGRAM:

Guild Challenges

December 21st

PROGRAM:

Christmas Party