Please join us for our PVQA General Meetings on the second Monday of each month.
Next General Meeting:
The April 13th General Meeting has been Canceled
Monday, April 13 – Canceled
The very popular Techniques Night returns to the Guild for the April general meeting. Working in small groups, Guild members demonstrate specific skills with us in short, 10-15 minute segments. You should be able to attend 4-6 different sessions during the meeting.
Techniques being demonstrated include:
- English Paper Piecing
- Hand Quilting
- Accuquilt Go Fabric Cutter
- Fabric Weaving
- How to sew an accurate 1/4 seam
- Improv Wedges and Curves
- Cutting Binding
Also Helen Klee, Ellen McCarthy and Ruth Smith will be giving a presentation about their trip to the Tokyo Quilt Show.
If you have a technique that you’d like to share with members OR there’s a technique that you would like to learn, please contact Sara Roche at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, May11 – 7 pm
Ever feel like other quilts have punch, easy color relationships, and perfect color choices? Color Love will explain, teach, and guide you through the complexities of color with ease. Learn how to trust your gut with different print sizes and color combinations. Discover how to make use of “ugly” and odd colored fabrics. Learn how to dive further into color theory, and feel confident when putting fabrics together. Let’s make less quilt lemons!
Shannon is an artist, illustrator, sewing pattern and fabric designer. Her artwork is licensed by Moda Fabrics and she is the author of Choose Joy: Quilting with Intention and Plan to Quilt Vol 1 & Vol 2. She is a reformed architect with a love of vintage kitsch and modern fresh color. Most days she can be found creating in her home studio in Northern California.
Monday, June 8 – 7 pm
We’re pleased to announce that our own Meri Vahl, internationally famous quilt teacher and lecturer, will present a trunk show at our regular PVQA General Meeting in June.
A New York native, Meri earned a BA in Fine Art from UC Berkeley in 1967, and then went on to work as a graphic artist in San Francisco before moving to Santa Cruz in 1970. In 1998, She discovered that the quilting world had branched out in exciting new directions, especially art quilts – at which point her “painting genes” kicked into overdrive and she’s never looked back!
Her quilt shown at the left is titled “Flower Market at Chichicastenango, Guatemala” and was awarded ‘Best Quilt in the World’ at the Mancuso Brothers’ 2009 Best Quilts of the World, and in 2010 it also won ‘Best Art Quilt: People, Portraits and Figures’ at the Houston IQA Quilt contest.