When life throws you a curve ball you reach out across the Atlantic to have Jenny Haynes teach you skinny curved piecing! Boy, oh boy are we excited to host this remarkable quilt maker. A Swedish native living in the UK, Jenny will be joining the guild online Saturday morning for a presentation and chat. Through the course of the weekend she will host two classes on some of her most unique techniques. Exact details, including how to register, will be posted soon!
How Does Registration Work?
First, you will fill out a form. Members will receive this via email on each speaker's designated time/date. After the membership registration deadline has passed, if there is still space, the link to the registration form will be posted on the blog and non-members will be able to sign up. Become a member now to have access to early registration!
We are so pleased to welcome the creators of Color of Connection Quilt, Michelle (@meeshquilts), Porfiria (@mrsporfiria), and Keyana (@collectivequilts)! These three ladies have a goal to teach, empower, and connect the next generation of quilters, particularly in underprivileged populations, to share their stories through textile art. Their quilt a-long in February has brought hundreds of quilters across the world together to make connections, develop friendships, and bask in the glow of quilt creation while also supporting a truly lovely mission. Keep your eye on these folks, because they are truly making a difference and we can't wait to meet them at our July meeting!
We are so pleased to have rescheduled with Tara! It was so clear the members were excited to spend some time with this groundbreaking quilter and we just had to get her back.
Tara's website says, "I draw inspiration from the simple bold geometry of antique quilts, the gorgeous bright colors from textiles around the world, and freedom and spontaneity found in unconventional and improvisationally pieced quilts. When I look at my current work, I see all 3 of these aspects represented. I like to use simple geometry, complex color interaction and find the line the exists somewhere between harmony and discordance."
Learn how to tackle 8 pointed stars and create your own version of a Lone Star quilt. In this class we will cover fabric choices and cutting, y-seams, bias edges and how to nest angled seams to create precise points. Students will start on a mini quilt and learn the basics of construction that can be applied to any size Lone Star.
Learn how to incorporate hand quilting to add depth and interest to your quilts. In this class students will learn the basics of hand quilting, including using different types of thread (cottons, metallics, rayon). We will also cover how to use machine basting as a quilting guide.
(Sound of record scratching) Wait? Did you say Suzy? From Suzy Quilts? YES!! We did! We could not be more excited to have Suzy come and speak to the guild! In this time of quarantine and isolation, Suzy continues to bring people together with beautiful quilt designs, online quilt alongs, and an overwhelming enthusiasm for this growing industry. Suzy will be talking to the guild about how to choose colors and prints during the quilting process and attendees will receive a free PDF quilt pattern, EEK! Read more about Suzy and our event below.
Suzy Quilts is rooted in a deep love for the heritage and tradition of quilting and a desire to craft unique, contemporary textiles. With a BFA in visual communications, Suzy uses her graphic design background to transform conventional sewing into a fresh, personal interpretation of minimal, modern design. You can visit her blog here.
Happy Holidays to all of our members who have stuck it out with us through this crazy year. As a gift, we are bringing one more 2020 speaker for your enjoyment, entertainment, and educational purposes. We are excited to welcome Cindy Stuart, a quilt appraiser, who will tell us about the appraisal process as well as how to properly care for and store your quilts. Read more about Cindy and our event below!
Cindy Stuart is from Maryville, Tennessee and is a certified appraiser of quilted textiles. She teaches classes on Dating Quilts and Quilt Restoration, and gives presentations on quilt history. Cindy began a small business in 2014 called “ByGone Quilts” and has an inventory of over 200 nineteenth and twentieth century quilts for teaching and sales purposes.
She is the facilitator for the Tennessee Quilt Study Group, and is a member of the Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild, American Quilter’s Society, the American Quilt Study Group, and the Professional Association of Appraisers of Quilted Textiles. In her previous lives, she was a CPA and financial analyst for FedEx, and was an elementary school librarian. She is retired and lives in the foothills of the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains.
You can find Cindy on Facebook "By Gone Quilts".
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