Smartphone cameras now rival the best digital cameras on the market, and this Zoom presentation by SoCal photographer and long-arm quilter Trudy Cleveland will serve up a wealth of tips for taking quality photos of your quilts. Members will find a Zoom link by clicking the Members Only tab. Guests may click this link to pay and register. Trudy’s advice will help you do more with your smartphone, take great photos to share with family and friends, participate in virtual Sew & Tell events, meet the requirements of online quilt-show applications, and more. You may find yourself using these tricks for all your photography. Learn more about Trudy at her website. PLEASE NOTE: This lecture will not be recorded.
Pattie Klimek teaches a crayon-tint technique along with a bold, blue teacup embroidery pattern. She‘ll supply the pattern, show you how to transfer it, and how to apply the Crayola crayon colors on muslin to get the color and shading just right. Then participants will add some simple embroidery stitches to make the pattern come alive. If you have beginning embroidery experience, this class is for you. Don't worry if your skills are a little rusty; Pattie will review the stitches needed to make this surprisingly easy project. Free, for members only, via Zoom. Please click this link to register.
A day for SFQG members to socialize and work together, via Zoom, on a variety of Community Outreach projects, including a new Window Frames lap quilt. The Sewcial runs from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. with a half-hour lunch break at noon. Jessica and Adrienne will have kits available in advance—via Curbside pick-up—for participants who want to start a Window Frame lap quilt during the Sewcial. These quilts have 10 blocks and finish at 40" x 50." The kits contain 20 precut squares; fabric for half-square triangles and the frame around the smaller blocks; plus binding, backing, batting and a pattern. Quilters who want to use their own fabric for this project can get Jessica's PDF pattern by clicking this link. Please get in touch with Jessica well in advance, via her contact info in the Membership Directory, to request a kit. You can pick up your kit from Curbside Outreach in February and the first weekend in March. Patterns will also be available at Curbside Outreach. Click here for a registration link for this Community Outreach Sewcial.
This Zoom meeting features Australian textile artist Lisa Walton in a presentation about her vibrant pieces that incorporate a passion for hand-dyed and painted fabrics, as well as the path of exploration and risk-taking she has pursued. Members will find the Zoom link under the Members Only tab and will also receive the link via eBlast. Registration link for nonmembers coming soon. Lisa will take us through her creative journey, showing her development over the years and highlighting the milestones and “leaps” she has taken. A teacher of quiltmaking and surface design for more than 15 years, Lisa has also published many patterns and books on quilting techniques, surface design and beading on fabric. She completed her term as president of Studio Art Quilts Associates (SAQA) in 2019. Learn more about Lisa at her website.
Did your grandmother make quilts using scraps left over from the clothes she made for your family? While today we buy many of the fabrics we use in our quilts, we’re also excited to use found and recycled textiles, from a thrift store, garage sale, or Free Table. Blair is most inspired when using fabric that has meaning or memories. Members will find the Zoom link under the Members Only tab and will also receive the link via eBlast. Registration link for nonmembers coming soon. She began her career designing textiles and made her first quilt for her daughter using many of her lovely baby clothes. Blair calls her style “Modern Traditional” and her esthetic appeals to all types of quilters. Her most recent book is Wise Craft Quilts: A Guide to Turning Beloved Fabrics into Meaningful Patchwork. She will be teaching a workshop, Modern Scrappy Quilts with Color Value, at Quiltcon Together on February 18, 2021. For more information visit the QuiltCon web site. Learn more about Blair Stocker at her web site or follow her on Pinterest, Facebook or Instagram. Registration link coming soon.
Join us for a fascinating Zoom presentation about design and technique in modern quiltmaking by the multitalented David Owen Hastings, whose works ranges across graphic design, printmaking, textile arts and creative coaching. Members will find the Zoom link under the Members Only tab and will also receive the link via eBlast. Registration link for nonmembers coming soon. David will show us two techniques for designing whole quilts (or quilt blocks): making stitched paper models, called maquettes, or starting off with an architectural photograph. He will also discuss how to design the quilting itself, using the walking foot, so that sewing lines emerge as key design elements. Lastly, we’ll see his many sample mini quilts that combine pared down, graphic design with purposeful quilting. Learn more about David at his web site.
Please join us for a meeting featuring you, our talented members. The deadline to submit images is Tuesday June 1st. Your photos should be tightly focused, well-lit, high-resolution JPEGs. Please include title and dimensions—and a pix of yourself, if you’re not camera shy! Judy Epstein has graciously agreed to put together the slide show for us. Her email is in the Membership Directory. Please note that due to time constraints, we may not be able to include all submissions. Members will receive a Zoom link for the meeting via eBlast.