Lectures and Workshops

Lectures on the second Thursday of the month, workshops the Friday after.

June 13, 2024

Karen Van Den Brink

Our very own Karen Van Den Brink will be sharing her quilt journey with us, including a trunk show of some of her beautiful quilts that will have everyone amazed and inspired.

June 14, 2024
9:00am – 3:00pm

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn

Here’s a wonderful chance to have lunch with quilty friends and learn from you fellow members.  You can learn all four of these skills in one day.  There will be demonstrations (several times throughout the day) of the following:

NEEDLE TURN APPLIQUE
taught by VQG past president Karen Van Den Brink.  Karen’s work is impeccable and is the envy of quilters across the board.  Karen was honored by Quilting in the Valley as the featured artist.  Applique enhances your quilts and will make everyone ooh and aah at your quilts.

MACHINE APPLIQUE
will be taught by our very own Dottie Cincis.  Dottie’s work has been featured on many of VQG’s opportunity quilts and show the finesse of tiny stitches by machine.  Here’s a chance to learn this special skill and add some beautiful applique to your quilts.

ROPE BOWLS
are made with clothesline rope, a heavy-duty sewing machine needle and decorative embellishments.  Our very own president, Sue Merrell, will demonstrate this technique as she makes coasters and bowls of varying sizes and shapes.

TV TRAY IRONING TABLES
will make workshops and other events a breeze when you bring your ironing tray and set it up next to your sewing machine.  This allows you to use your workshop time to its fullest and avoid waiting for an ironing station to become available.

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July 11, 2024

Sue Singer
“Wool Applique”

August 8, 2024

Sew-in

Come for a morning of socializing and sewing.

September 12, 2024

Kim Brownell
“The Wacky Doodle Quilter”

Kim is known as the Wackydoodle Quilter due to her easy-going whimsical style. Her work gravitates towards animals, nature scenes and bright colors with techniques that include and blend fabric collage, free-form art quilts and raw edge applique.  She has been quilting since 1993. Her lecture will teach ideas on how to approach quilt challenges, where to find them and why you should participate. There will also be a trunk show of her quilts.

October 10, 2024

Installation of Officers

Come thank the outgoing board members for their service and welcome the incoming board members.

November 14, 2024

Ann Turley
“Mystery: A Seamingly Event”

Ann is a quilter and fiber artist living in San Diego. She enjoys creating original pieces and has been juried into many prestigious events, including Road to California and several SAQA exhibitions. She loves to share her knowledge and expertise in telling a story with fabric and other textiles.

December 12, 2024

Holiday Party

Details to follow.