Our meeting for March 7th will be a hands-on English Paper Piecing (EPP) lecture by Elizabeth Eastmond, of OPQuilt.com. We’ll make a small Dresden plate mini-mini quilt, using scraps from our stash. This is a shortened version of a class she teaches in the Southern California area, so come and learn English Paper Piecing!
Kit fee for this hands-on lecture is $3–please bring exact change, if possible.
Things for you to bring: 1– 5″ x 3″ scraps of fabric in 12 rainbow hues; this will give you a chance to reinforce Simone’s lecture from last month 2–Background fabric scraps (see the dark fill-in around the rainbow points, below) Avoid batiks. They are hard to needle, and often don’t like to ease into place. Another brand I avoid is Art Gallery as their fabric base is similar to a batik. (Both are wonderful for regular quilting, though!) 3–Basic Sewing Supplies: needle, neutral thread (or ring of bobbins in all different colors), scissors and a thimble if you use it. Some also like to use thread conditioner when they hand sew. If you do, bring that as well. 4–Fabric gluestick. I’ll have regular gluesticks available for purchase, but fabric gluesticks are narrower width and water-soluble, too. I like the Fons and Porter brand as it’s less sticky; it is sold at JoAnn’s. Start looking for it now, as they often run out. 5– Kit fee of $3.00–please bring exact change. 6–Paper scissors, for cutting apart your pattern.
Our meeting time is 2 p.m. and it will be in the downtown Riverside Public Library, in Riverside, CA. See the calendar for more info.
GET READY, GET SET, GET SIMONE BRADFORD! At our next guild meeting Simone Bradford will be giving us a talk about color, value and help us learn the difference is. She’ll teach us the basics of the color wheel, and everyone will receive a color wheel to practice with and take home. Simone has a degree in Graphic Arts and used that to design a recent collection of fabric for Paintbrush Studios. You won’t want to miss her inspiration with color, designs, and of course, quilting. See you there!
Exciting things are heading our way! Simone Bradford, a fabric designer, will be our Spotlight Quilter at our next meeting on July 7th. I’m excited about Simone’s presentation, since she is one of our own.
How does a fabric designer think? Progress? Become successful? You will not want to miss Simone’s talk! She got her start designing fabric in 2016 at a Lizzie House class at QuiltCon and is sharing her journey.
It’s time for us to get inspired! Her program will include 1) her quilting progression before quilt art designing, 2) her foreign art focus, and 3) her process of selecting colors and patterns for her new fabric line. She is also bringing fabric, etc. for her pop-up shop so you can buy her products during our social break. To get excited, you can download her free pattern and see what she is all about from her website, https://www.simonebradford.com/shop/.
The IEMQG is thrilled to offer both a lecture and a workshop by Shawnee Miller. Shawnee Miller is a thread educator-lecturer-quilt teacher-historian & longarm quilter.
Shawnee will be at our August 4th General Meeting from 2 pm-4 pm at the Grand Terrace Civic Center sharing her Thrilling Threads lecture with us. Come and bring a friend, even if you’re not a member, you’ll love it. (visitor fee $5)
But wait, that’s not all! Once you hear the lecture you’re going to want to sign up for the Thrilling Threads workshop taking place on August 19th (12 pm-4 pm at the Mountain Shadows Mobile Home Community Center). A map/directions can be found on our calendar. The workshop is $35 which includes all of your class supplies, just bring your machine in good working order and your machine’s accessories/presser feet.
Click on the links below and check out Shawnee’s Thrilling Threads Blogspot and Pintrest pages, they’re so…’Pintrest-ing’
Please note: Our May quilt guild meeting date has changed. It will be Saturday, May 20th from 2pm-4pm at the Grand Terrace City Hall. Same place and time just the date has changed.
Speaker: Our general meeting will feature Kim Wingert. Kim has studied quilting history, completed an in-depth thesis on the subject, and is a fascinating speaker to boot. She spoke at the Upland Library for Women’s History Month, and we were thrilled when she agreed to give us a private presentation.
Wow! I cannot wait!
Spotlight Quilter: Angela Walters
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