Wildflower Quilt Guild

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Programs & Workshops

Upcoming in 2021

November 16th

PROGRAM:

Guild Challenges

December 15th

PROGRAM:

Christmas Party

Please note this meeting will be held one week early on Wednesday, December 15th in order to avoid conflicts with the holidays and holiday events.

PROGRAMS & WORKSHOPS FOR 2022

January 18, 2022

PROGRAM:

Cyndy McChesney Panel Palooza Program via Zoom

Cyndi McChesney is a Colorado based quilt artist, long-arm quilter, teacher and lecturer who revels in finding simple solutions to complex questions about quilt making and quilt design.


Cyndi has taught at quilt shops ,guilds, and shows throughout the US and Canada.

Her quilts have been juried into national shows, exhibits and traveling exhibitions.


As a two-time guest on TheQuiltShow.com with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims (episodes 1910 and 2202), Cyndi is known for her ability to inspire students and for her thorough and detailed teaching style. An award winning long-arm quilter, as well as a National Quilt Association Certified Teacher, she enjoys delving into a variety of techniques to bring out each student’s creativity and mastery.

January 19th & January 26th

WORKSHOP:

Panel Palooza Workshop via Zoom

Tired of just slapping borders on panels….Need a little help and inspiration on what to do with panels??? This is the workshop for you! Cyndy will teach us how to take cues from the panel and turn them into amazing quilts. This workshop is for all level quilters, from beginner to advanced. It is a 2 part workshop. This allows you to ask questions and get inspired and start to work on your quilt. Then come back to share and get more inspiration/help to finish off those beauties.

February 15, 2022

PROGRAM:

Jamie Parker w/ High Cotton Quilting - Jamie's Quilting Story and Trunk Show

February 16th & February 17th

WORKSHOP:

The Uptown Bag

Jamie is back! A couple years ago she taught many of us the Poppin’s Bag. This time she will teach a 2 day workshop on the Uptown Bag. This is another large bag BUT doesn’t require the bottom be hand sewn on! It’s all done on the machine.


Cost $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers (and convenience fee if registering online)

plus +++ $70 Kit from Jamie +++

Kit Includes everything needed to make the bag except the fabric. Jamie can provide the fabric as well, her fabric is $10/yard.

Fabric requirements:

1 yd for outside of bag

2 ¾ yds for lining the bag, pockets, handles, zipper tabs


March 15, 2022

PROGRAM:

Tana Mueller w/ Designs by Tana - Learning to Color on Fabric

Tana is a crayon art enthusiast. Opening a new box of crayons, with their own unique colorful fresh smell, quickly motivates her to begin work on her next project.

Tana has been coloring and drawing since 3 years of age. She started drawing her own artwork designs in 1986, through "designs by tana", and began adding crayon techniques to quilt projects in 2005. Tana became a Licensed Designer for The Blank Quilting Corp. of New York, NY, in November 2013. To date she has created 30 colorful fabric collections and now has two basic lines of fabric. 

Tana is a native Texan and specializes in western, country and farmhouse designs related to childhood experiences or memories. She currently has over 1500 artwork line drawings that are or have been used for fabric collections, applique patterns of crayon art patterns.

March 16, 2022

WORKSHOP:

Coloring Windmill and Bluebonnets

Tana will show us her technique for coloring on fabric. It’s not just coloring but her shading techniques. I just love the bluebonnets. You can’t every have too many bluebonnets around your house. Notice the cute little bumble bee hanging out with the bluebonnets.


Supplies: $30 kit purchased from Tana, extension cord and light box (can rent for $5 from Tana)

April 19, 2022

PROGRAM:

Upping Your Quilting Game


Cindy from Heritage Quilt Barn will tell us a little about the Heritage Craft Village as well as opening our eyes to lots of ways to up our quilting game. She will talk about patterns and notions that we should all know about.

April 20, 2022

WORKSHOP:

Hand Quilting


Learn the basics of the fine craft of hand quilting. In this 3-hour class you'll learn about thread, thimble and needle selection as well as how to make the quilters knot, bury the knot, mark the design and of course the quilting stitch. We will supply what you need for this practice piece. We will supply the hoop, fabric, batting, thread and needle. If you have a thimble you like or would like to learn to use, bring it.


This workshop will be held at the Heritage Quilt Shop (I will make reservations for lunch at their restaurant. I’ll ask participants if they want to join us for lunch).


Cost: $40 for guild members


Store opens at 9:30am and class is 10:00am-1pm.

May 17, 2022

PROGRAM:

Modern Mariner’s Compass – Strip Pieced!


Robin will give a detailed overview of the modern technique and projects using Robin Ruth Design’s system of rulers, books, and patterns for STRIP PIECED mariner’s compass blocks and variations. Robin will share how she is bringing the mariner’s compass block into the 21st century with her modern technique and projects for how you can create your own modern mariner’s compass project. See lots of quilts and get inspired to give this new method a try!

May 18, 2022

WORKSHOP:

Strip Pieced Mariner’s Compass Basics Workshop 


Have you ever wanted to make a Mariner’s Compass block but were too intimidated?  Not a fan of paper piecing or using tedious templates?  You’ll love this class for learning how to make 16-point compass blocks in 16 different sizes using Robin Ruth Design’s rulers and strip-piecing method!  Join Robin and learn all the compass basics for making either a Skinny Robin or Fat Robin mariner’s compass block. Once you learn how to use my rulers and strip-piecing technique, you will be free to move on to one of the many patterns and projects made using this ruler system!

June 21, 2022

PROGRAM:

Appraisals: What, Why and How


Marcia Kaylakie of Turkey Creek Quilts LLC is an experienced, professional appraiser of quilts and other textiles, certified by the American Quilter's Society in appraising quilts and quilted textiles, member of the International Society of Appraisers since 2010, and experienced quilt show judge, historical lecturer, researcher and author of the award-winning book Texas Quilts and Quilters: A Lone Star Legacy, TTUP, 2007

July 19, 2022

PROGRAM:

Angela Ragan w/PhD Quilts in Waco - What’s new from Spring Market


Where Projects Half Done become quilts, and friends become family. We carry a full range of sewing machines, quilting fabric, quality threads and a full line of Kimberbell Products to complete your machine embroidery projects. We are located near you in the Heart of Texas! Come and see us for all of your sewing and quilting, arts and crafts needs. We have what you need to complete all of your sewing projects and your Projects Half Done!

July 20, 2022

WORKSHOP:

Inktense Coloring with Cindy Petersen


Cindy will teach us how to use the Inktense colored pencils so we can try and make a beautiful quilt like she did in our last show. Her inktense colored and embroidery quilt won 3rd place in the Embroidery category and received a Wildflower Award.

Aug. 16, 2022

PROGRAMS:

Michelle Bailey w/ Poppy’s- T-shirt/Memory Quilts


We are proud to be a franchise of Too Cool T-shirt Quilts here in the Austin, TX area! We offer a full service to turn your t-shirts into a memory to hold onto!


We use different sized blocks to create a unique design for each customer, we do not use any type of backing on the shirts (to keep them soft and less stiff), we custom quilt each T-shirt quilt, AND our location ONLY offers the option to use Minky fabric on the back of your quilt to make it even more soft and comfy!

Aug. 17th & Aug. 18th, 2022

WORKSHOP:

Too Cool Style T-shirt Quilt


Create your own Too Cool T-Shirt Quilt in this 2-day class.

Sept. 20, 2022

PROGRAM:

Ginny Eckley – Fabric Painting


My passion for art is fueled by my love of nature. Through my art, I challenge myself
to learn new things, both artistic and academic. After researching the endangered
birds of Hawaii, I focused on birds of New Guinea. There, the Bird of Paradise species
are thriving, as efforts are made to protect them.


I enjoy sharing my skills and techniques through teaching. I teach both in my studio,
and venues, such as the International Quilt Festival. I have been fortunate to have
taught in several cities throughout Japan.

Sept. 21, 2022

WORKSHOP:

Color your Stash!


Always wanted to try fabric painting? Brush paint over white, colored and

printed fabrics, layering colors. Add images using silk-screens. Fast and

fun, learn how to transform fabrics easily. Bring your silks, and we’ll dye

them. You won’t recognize your outdated collection

Color your Stash!