Wildflower Quilt Guild

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Programs & Workshops

Upcoming in 2021

April 2oth

PROGRAM:

Jeanette Selman - Tips and Techniques


Jeanette Selman is from Kingsland, Tx.  Jeanette grew up helping her mother and grandmother hand quilt. She began quilting as an adult in 1980 by quilting an Eleanor Burns sample quilt.


Jeanette belongs to the Highland Lakes Quilt Guild and has taken classes with some quilt designers through the guild programs, including a class by Judy Niemeyer on paper piecing.  She teaches people to quilt at Our Place in Kingsland. 

     

Jeanette's program will be "Tips and Techniques" and a trunk show.  

 


May 18th

PROGRAM:

Barbara Sylvester - "Serger Quilting Start to Finish"

Barbara has been sewing for over 50 years. She began making garments for herself in high school, and then for her two daughters when they came along. Now she has four
grandchildren to sew for, as well as teach to sew!

In the late 80’s she got her first serger and was surprised at all of the things she could do with it. She started quilting seriously about 20 years ago, and was amazed when she used her serger for the first time to piece a table runner at how beautifully the squares and rows matched. She likes to push the limits of her machines, and has learned to use many of her serger’s stitches to piece, quilt and bind projects.

She’s a retired teacher of 43 years, and for the last 25 years has taught machine embroidery digitizing, serger classes, ScanNCut classes and sewing for children.

May 19, 2021

WORKSHOP:

Serger Piecing Workshop

In this workshop, we will piece squares with a serger to create a 3 X 4 (or larger) set of 5” squares that can be used as a placemat, table runner, dresser scarf, or anything else you wish to use it for. The main purpose of this first exercise is to give you practice in accurate serger piecing.

The second project is to make a quilt as you go placemat. Here we will take 2-1/2” strips of fabric and 2-1/4” batting strips to serge together in a vertical stripe pattern. When completed, all you will need to do is add binding.

A serger is required for this workshop. A list of additional supplies (that you likely already have on hand) will be sent to you after registration.

June 15th

PROGRAM:

Dot Collins - "Beyond Stack and Whack"


Dot began quilting in 1984 and has been a member of the Golden Triangle Quilt Guild in Beaumont, Tx. since 1985. She began teaching piecing classes along with basic quilting instructions in 1986. She has designed, written, and illustrated the instructional material for the quilts she teaches.  Most of the quilts are original designs – or utilize traditional designs in an innovative way; others are traditional quilt designs or adaptations of traditional quilts.  Dot loves sharing things and has learned from others as well as teaching ways I have developed to make quilting simpler, easier, and more joyful.

June 16th

WORKSHOP:

Dot Collins - Dresden Plate Quilt


The dresden plate design for this quilt is made up of nine segments - 40-degree wedges sewn together to make the plate. The plate that is formed is machine appliquéd to the background and a center circle or hexagon is appliquéd on top in each block.  The blocks are 12” square and are divided by 2” sashings.  The blocks may be set straight or on-point to create varying looks. The blocks may be done by piecing three or nine different fabrics for the wedges or by using 9 repeats of a print fabric stacked and cut to create the plate.


A list of supplies will be provided after you have completed registration.

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

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. You must order by June 18th,


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.

August 17th

PROGRAM:

Rhonda Lynch - Sew Simple Program

Rhonda is a PatchWork Graduate through Shannon Brinkley’s Quilting Business Program, and an award-winning quilter. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Interior Design, which has created a unique combination of disciplines that she has been able to apply to her quilting journey. She is the Walker County 4H Quilting Club Leader and teaches The Art of Quilt Making (high school elective) at Alpha Omega Academy. She is also the creator of Blu’Jeans Applique quilting technique and patterns.

August 18th

WORKSHOP:

Rhonda Lynch - "Blu' Jeans Applique"

Incorporates the use of adding recycled denim (from loved, but worn-out blue jeans) into fun, bohemian style quilts using large-scaled prints and bright, colorful fabrics. The applique process is fun and easy to do. Students will learn how to work with Misty Fuse and Tim Hotz 5" Snips, creating raw edge appliques from blue jeans and floral fabrics.

Workshop Template Choices Include: Butterfly, Kitty, Puppy, Bunny, Cross, Heart, Boot & Christmas Tree

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 22nd

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


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



November 16th

PROGRAM:

Annual Guild Challenge

December 21st

PROGRAM:

Christmas Party