Past meeting program information is listed below.
Monday, November 13 – 7 pm
How Models from Other Cultures Have Influenced My Quilts
Pam states: Using examples from almost fifty years of quilting, I’ll show how ethnic influences have shaped the quilts I’ve made. Quilts made in Appalachia and the American South, by Native Americans and the Amish and
by peoples from Africa and Asia have all influenced my work, in ways I’m still trying to understand. If you look at your quilts with an anthropologist’s eye, they’ll never look the same.
Pam Rocco is a member of the Pajaro Valley Quilt Association and the South Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild. A regular columnist for many years in Quilters’ Newsletter Magazine and a popular quilt instructor, Pam Rocco learned how to quilt in Jackson, Kentucky, as a Teacher Corps intern in the ’60s. She’s always loved the fabrics and quilting styles of indigenous peoples (broadly, that includes the people of Jackson) and often incorporates them in her quilts. She mixes them up with fabrics from every time and place, and somehow it all seems to work.
Monday, October 9 – 7 pm
Creativity Unleashed – Modern Technology for Quilters
Based in Ventura, CA, Jennifer Rapacki is a tech-savvy fabric artisan specializing in combining traditional quilting techniques with technology driven designs and inkjet printing on fabric. In the lecture Jennifer shares her experiences and designs using Adobe Photoshop Elements, Frax HD, (a fractal app for the iPad), and Electric Quilt along with inkjet printing on fabric. Many samples of quilts will be shown along with a few quilts created with more traditional techniques.
Monday, September 11 – 7 pm
Eye on Design
Nancy will share her insights on her own design process in a trunk show that features some of her award winning quilts, a selection of quilts from her six books, and quilts made with fabrics from her own collections.
Monday, August 14 – 7 pm
Quilts and Their Stories
Please join us for a fabulous trunk show/lecture entitled “Quilts & Their Stories,” by our very own immensely talented Iris Frank.
Monday, June 13th, 2016
Lecture and Trunk Show
Joy-Lily is a silk painter, fabric dyer, fabric printer and quilt maker. She is inspired by the natural world: shells, flowers, and leaves offer endless choices of colors and forms to celebrate. She believes we are all born artists and that some of us may have had our creativity stifled at an early age. Joy-Lily will share her quilts and quilt journey with us in her lecture at our June meeting.
Monday, January 11, 2016
You Make the Decisions – The Fabric Does the Work!
Combination of quilts and power-point. See how fabric selections can totally change the look of quilts. How a punch of the right color can make your quilts come to life. Borders or not??
Monday, November 9, 2015
Mid-Century Modern Quilts
Mid-Century Modern Quilts lecture: The 1950s through 1970s produced some fabulous design that still remains current today, but did mid-century modern styles influence quilting? While pointing out period quilt artists who did work in an identifiably MCM style, the lecture also considers why there weren’t more of them, and how I look to other areas of mid-century design to bring the flavor of this exciting period to my quilts. The accompanying slide show will show historical quilts and other source material, while my MCM-influenced quilts will be presented in trunk-show style.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Mary, from San Diego, will discuss embellishing quilts as well as show a quilt and discuss the nine various embellishment techniques she used on it. Additionally, a quilt trunk show will illustrate the variety of her quilting achievements.
To read more about Mary visit her website at http://www.marytabar.com/
Monday, August 11, 2014
Quirky Old Quilts
Claire has been collecting vintage tops and quilts for about 10 years. Since she has a great interest in quilt history, she has organized her collection into a talk focusing on the collection process and interesting quilt history facts she’s picked up along the way. Claire explains, “I don’t collect what most quilt collectors collect; I’m partial to the ‘odd ducks’ in the crowd so my collection includes some interesting mistakes and unusual quilts and tops. It’s a fun look at a fascinating topic.”
Monday, June March 9, 2014
Material Matrix and the Paths Taken
Using images and quilts, Sandra Bruce will show her background (which includes illustration and lettering as well as quilting), her work, an overview of her process called “Material Matrix” and how it all comes together using color, design, composition and serendipity!
For information on Sandra Bruce visit her website www.sandrabruce.com