Please join us for our PVQA Virtual General Meetings on the second Monday of each month.
In response to the continuing COVID-19 Shelter In Place and Social Distancing requirements, PVQA will be holding the monthy General Meeting over the internet using Zoom technology.
Social Justice Sewing Academy
Monday, October 12th, 2020 – 7:00 pm
If you are a non-PVQA member and wish to attend one of our Virtual General Meetings, please email the membership chair, Lynne Nostrant at email@example.com.
Social Justice Sewing Academy
Monday, October 12 – 7 pm
Sara Trail, the talented and charismatic founder and Executive Director of the Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA), will be our speaker at our October meeting. After graduating from U.C. Berkeley and enrolling in a doctoral program at Harvard, Sara dropped out after only one year, got a job at a California prison, and founded the SJSA, because she wanted to use her artistic voice as a quilter to advocate for social justice.
She’ll tell us about the hands-on workshops the SJSA conducts in schools, prisons and community centers across the country, teaching students how to use quilting to effect social change.”
Quilts made by SJSA students from both continuation and regular public school classes were displayed at the 2019 PVQA Quilt Show.
Anatomy of an Art Quilt
Monday, November 9th
Cindy Grisdela, an award-winning fiber artist, author and quilter from Reston, Virginia, will be joining us Monday, November 9, 2020, for her virtual lecture, “Anatomy of an Art Quilt.” Cindy will talk about how to create an improvisational quilt (improv quilt for short). She’ll answer these questions: How do you create an improv quilt without a pattern? Where do you start? How do you know when it’s finished? She’ll share her tips and tricks in an entertaining lecture about the process of working improvisationally from start to finish.
If you haven’t read it yet, Pam Rocco highly recommends Cindy’s book, “Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free-Motion Quilting,” available in paperback. Her book contains an excellent tutorial on how to get started with improv.
The Design Process – From Concept to Quilt
Monday, December 14th
We’re in for a treat in December! Instead of our traditional Holiday Party, Katie and Pam have scheduled an online lecture by Tina Curran, an art quilter from Southern California, at our regular meeting on Mon., Dec. 14, 2020. Besides making quilts, Tina designs and sells quilt patterns through shops on Etsy and Craftsy. People who buy her quilt patterns often ask, “Did that come out of your head?” Tina’s lecture, “The Design Process–From Concept to Quilt,” answers that question. In her lecture, Tina shares the process she follows, sometimes linear, sometimes circuitous, which ends with a finished quilt. Through her lecture, illustrated with many original quilts, Tina hopes to demystify the creative process and encourage others to start designing their own quilts. Note: Members, you can do this! The process of designing a quilt can be taught, and Tina will show you how.
Monday, January 11th
Join Sally Miller, a Carmel quilter, as she details a nearly 20-year long joy ride, using up her scraps as efficiently and quickly as possible as she made Mile-a-Minute quilts. Inspired by an article in American Quilter Magazine, she embarked on an continuing project which resulted in many lively quilts, a tidier studio and an empty waste basket.