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.
• Urban can be the design made by the layout of a city • Urban can be about the people in that city • Urban can be about the shapes, shadows, and lines of a city • Urban can discuss ideas of city life • Urban can tackle problems of cities • Urban can be about the people, the animals, the traffic, the noise, the food, the smells, the shops, the city workers, and whatever else you can think of
To help give you a few ideas, try taking a look at this Mood Board, which has the outline of our Guild’s challenge, as well as a lot of ideas to fill our challenge theme of Urban. Click the arrow on the lower left to start the slideshow.
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/.
This is a reminder to bring one of your modern quilts to display at the Upland Library for Women’s History Month. They will be hanging on banisters over a second story. If you’re wondering what kind of modern quilt to submit, bold quilts will be best. Our own Cathleen Wallace will be speaking on March 14th at 6:00 PM about women who have made quilting their profession in her talk called, “Nevertheless She Persisted.”
Also our next meeting this Saturday will be from 1:00-3:00 at the Ontario Museum of History and Art. Lynn Hanna will be presenting her review of QuiltCon West 2018. For more information about the meeting check out the calendar and home page of our website. You’ll find a map/directions and more information there.
Just in case we haven’t had to adjust enough this month, we are making some more changes to our May 20th meeting.
Kim Winger has had a health emergency and will not be able to speak with to us. We are sending her lots of love and quick healing thoughts.
A few things you need to know or remember for our next meeting:
Instead of listening to Kim speak, we will be thinking of her while making appliqued heart squares that will eventually be a quilt for her. This will also give us a chance to visit and get to know each other better.
Don’t forget to bring your Improv blocks for Block Lotto/Block of the Month.
Our spotlight quilter for May is Allison Glass, I always love learning more our memebers.
We are always looking for donations for our donation table. Bring us your donations and spend your money.
Our May raffle is this wonderful fabric (below) so bring your dollars.
Remember all monies collected go to build our growing group through activities and speakers.