Friday, January 24, 2014

2014 Program Schedule


February 1, 2014 - You be the Judge with local AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser - Chris Moline

As an AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser, Chris Moline will take you through what appraisers look for and what judges look for. With a special emphasis on the quilting, she will help you to identify ways where quilting, as well as other aspects of quilt making, can make or break a quilt. She will also explain when and how to quilt those antique blocks and tops and when to leave them alone. You get to participate in expressing your opinions too! Chris will be bringing her stash of beautiful quilts to emphasize her concepts.

Bring pen and paper to take notes. You will have all year to apply her concepts to your own quilts. In Dec, you can bring back your quilts (or someone else's quilts!) and Chris will provide feedback on what works and what you can improve on.

Skill Builder homework was to quilt the mini whole cloth started at the Dec 2013 meeting.

April 5, 2014 - PROGRAM CHANGE  Cheryl Sleboda  - Find out how working weekly and working small can help you define your artistic vision and make you a better quilter. Cheryl Sleboda, fiber artist and quilter ( will share her journey towards becoming an artistic quilter by creating small quilts with big detail. You’ll be able see the quilts from small to “actual size.”

And, to help us stretch as artists, Cheryl will teach the basics of e-textiles and explain how easy it is to include cutting edge soft circuit technology in your quilts, as well as show you some of her amazing e-textile quilts!
June 7, 2014 - Chris Moline *****RESCHEDULED from Feb****
August 2, 2014 - TBD

October 4, 2014 - Cindy Roth - founder of Longarm University (program TBD) 

December 6, 2014 - Quilt Critique with local expert Judge - Chris Moline

Bring a quilt for a grand show and tell moderated by Chris Moline. Chris will provide a "critique" on areas that will help you identify what you are doing right and how you might improve. Don't worry, you can be anonymous if you like! But here is your chance to learn from your work and the work of others.




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