Past meeting program information is listed below.
Monday, April 9 – 7 pm
Patchwork to Artwork – Journey of an Alaskan Quiltmaker
Quilt Artist Maria Shell will share her work from her first stitches to her most recent pieces along with some fun stories about trying to quilt while raising three boys in the wild lands of Alaska. Maria’s work is grounded in the tradition of American patchwork while also connecting to both the modern and art quilt movements. It is a journey filled with laughter, dark Alaskan nights, and lots of stitching.
Monday, March 12 – 7 pm
Lecture and Trunk Show
Thom states: The content of my talk is concerning a new delight I’ve found in using the fussy cut leftovers for construction of what I call Scrappy Improv quilts. Using Freddie Moran’s technique of gluing everything with the Elmers Purple Glue-sticks prior to stitching, I’ve done some small quilts using just scraps, most of them in the shape I find them in from the scrap bags. I come from a background of working with expensive sheets of stained glass where I’ve cut carefully to have as large pieces left over as I can manage and still get exactly what I want from the piece I have. Since then, I’ve saved all the bits and pieces of fabric big enough to work with for years and only now have begun to explore what to do with them.
Monday, January 8 – 7 pm
Material Matrix and the Paths Taken
Sandra Bruce is an award winning art quilter with a background in illustration and lettering. An overview of the evolution of Material Matrix and how it works, along with Sandra’s colorful visual journey that brought her to this technique.
PVQA Holiday Party
Monday, December 11 – 7 pm
Holiday Party and UFO Program With a “Holiday Twist”
Guest Speaker – Lindsay Roberts
Bring quilts to share that reflect any holiday you celebrate! Did you make or purchase it, inherit or find it at a garage sale! It doesn’t matter – come tell us how the quilt fits into your holiday celebrations! Or, if you don’t have a holiday quilt to share, come share a story about any one of your UFOs! Please contact Carole Rossi at email@example.com to sign up!
As a special feature at our December holiday party, Theatre Arts teacher Lindsay Roberts will be speaking to the guild about the musical Quilters and its connection to PVQA’s “Legacy Quilt”. In 1989 Lindsay’s father (Paul DeMeritt), in his capacity as theater arts director for Bethany University, directed the all women musical, Quilters. That was the first time the PVQA “Legacy Quilt” was used by Lindsay’s family in this special show which was first produced by the Denver Center Theatre Company and had a run on Broadway in 1984. Mr. DeMeritt also directed a production of Quilters in 1995, 1999, 2007. This year, 2017, Mr. DeMeritt is using the Legacy Quilt in his retirement production of Quilters in Yuba City.
Lindsay states: “Each show and usage of the Legacy Quilt was so special and made an indelible mark on the 6-10 women who participated in the show each time! This show truly has made its own history and stories that surround it! Thank you to the Pajaro Valley Quilters Association for allowing us to borrow this amazing Quilt so many times!”
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??