The Flying Geese Quilters Guild
Meeting, Lecture, and Workshop Schedule

December 2017 through January 2019

January  · February  ·  March  ·  April ·  May ·  June ·  July  · August
September  · October  ·  November  · December
January 2019  · February 2019
Workshops


Meetings


December 11, 2017 - Program

Santa Chimes

Surprise Holiday Program

This month we will be entertained by a special holiday guest.

December will also bring our festive holiday celebration.

Please bring your holiday quilts or gifts that you have made or received for show and tell.

No Workshop in December.

Happy Holidays


January 8, 2018- Speaker

Tina Curran
Lecture:  My Excellent Adventures As A Quilter

Don't miss the first program of the new year! Tina's trunk show features about three dozen of the quilts she has created over the last twenty-plus years. Tina's goal is to encourage other quilters by showing how her skills evolved and how she too was once a beginner. 

Tina Curran is a local quilt artist who was inspired by observing a friend's quilting.  As a life-long sewer she took to quilting quickly.  Tina finds great joy in the infinite options that art quilts provide - as many as a painter working on canvas.  She also enjoys the deep American roots of traditional quilting and the unlimited possibilities of today's art quilts.  Combining the elements of both, she often uses contemporary fabrics in century-old quilt patterns. 

Curran

Tina's art quilts have been on display in many art shows, including Road to California, International Quilt Festival and the American Quilter's Society in Paducah.  Her work has appeared in national quilt magazines such as Quilters' Newsletter and Quiltmaker over 20 times.  In addition to creating new designs and teaching she has an Etsy shop online, sells her patterns on Craftsy and creates quilts on commission.

www.tinacurran.com

workshop information January 7, 2018


February 12, 2018- "My Friend's Best Quilts". 

February will bring our New Member Showcase called "My Friend's Best Quilts"- This month we will welcome 4 members as featured quilters to show their quilts and talk about their quilt journey....sewing, designing, and collecting, etc. Come prepared to see some truely wonderful quilts. 

Learn new skills and ideas from our own Flying Geese Quilters Guild members.

Wanda

no workshop in February-


March 12, 2018- Speaker

Sandra Bruce
Lecture:  Material Matrix and the Paths Taken

In March we welcome quilt artist, longarmer and teacher, Sandra Bruce.  Sandra began her sewing career at the age of eight on a treadle sewing machine.  She discovered the fun of working on collaborative projects with quilt artist Theresa May and took her first official quilting class in 1990.  She has not looked back since!  She has brought the skills of her 35 year career in illustration and lettering into her art and quilting process and in 2010 opened her longarm quilting business.  She teaches many workshops and finds it very rewarding to share her quilting knowledge with her students.

www.sandrabruce.com


Sandra Bruce

workshop information - Sunday March 11-Sandra Bruce - Wake Up Cup



April 9, 2018-Speaker

Speaker
Christine Barnes
Lecture:  Color: A Step By Step Tutorial

You can never learn too much about color and in April we are pleased to present a master color teacher, Christine Barnes.  Christine earned degrees in textile and costume design that led to a career in magazine journalism and eventually writing books on color and design for quilters.  Recently she has concentrated on the vast subject of color in books, articles, lectures, workshops and retreats.   She was featured on The Quilt Show with
Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims in a nine-part series entitled "Special Effects with Color".  Don't miss this opportunity to gain new insights and skills for using color in your quilts.

www.christinebarnes.com

 

Christine Barnes

Workshop Information - Sunday April 8 - Spumoni


May 14, 2018-Program

Challenge: "It's Not Easy Being Green"

 

Guild Challenge Display

A challenge is always fun. You never know what our guild members will dream up next and it is always worth finding out!  The 2018 challenge fabrics & theme was announced in the fall of 2017. The 2018 challenge fabrics are Green Batiks

This years theme is  "It's Not Easy Being Green". The 2018 Challenge Quilts entries will be on display and the makers will speak briefly about their entry. The program will include voting for Viewer’s Choice and a presentation of awards for all the judged categories.

Click Here for information on the Quilt Challenge.

 

Quilt Challenge Fabrics

Green Batiks Challenge Fabrics

No workshop in May -


June 11, 2018-Speaker

Laura Fraga Lecture: The Phenomena of Dear Jane

Do you know about the Dear Jane Quilts?  Join us in June when Laura Fraga lectures and teaches us about the phenomenon of Dear Jane quilts.  Brenda Papadakis discovered the quilt made by Jane A. Blakely Stickle at the Bennington Museum in Vermont. Brenda used blocks drafted from this quilt for her 1996 Dear Jane book. This quilt has become an obsession for many modern day quilters.  Why are quilters fascinated with this Civil War quilt made by Jane Stickle?  Who was she?  What are "Janiacs" around the work working on? 

Laura Fraga started quilting in 1990 and teaching in 2000.  She has a passion for hand applique and making "Dear Jane" quilts.  She has actually made 5 of these quilts and some of them are prize winners! 

laurafragaquilts.com

Laura Fraga

workshop information Sunday, June 10- Hand Applique Dear Jane


July 9, 2018-Speaker

Linda Ballard
Lecture and Trunk Show

Linda Ballard has been an avid sewer all of her life and has taken her dressmaking skills into the quilt world where she employs faster techniques and tools in quilt making.  She owned a quilt shop for 6 years and has experienced quilting from both sides of the "cutting table".  Linda is known for her outstanding teaching and for her prodigious pattern production.  We had a choice of 92 patterns for our workshop!  In addition to guild presentations and workshops, Linda loves teaching on cruises, retreats and conferences.  She has taught classes at the International Quilt Show in Houston, Road 2 California and Empty Spools Seminars in Asilomar. 

www.letsquilt.com

Linda Ballard

 

Workshop Information - Sunday July 8 -- Pinwheel Swirl


August 13, 2018 -Speaker

Lisa Bongean
Lecture - Working with Wool

Lisa Bongean is a nationally known quilter and founder of Primitive Gartherings, in addition to being a pattern and Moda fabric designer specializing in reproduction fabrics, flannels and hand dyed wools.  Though she did not come from a quilting background Lisa was fascinated with the art and craft after seeing another parent working on a quilt at her children's swimming lessons.  Soon she was learning all she could and subsequently founded her shop with an emphasis on wool and prints inspired by the 1800's.  Primitive Gatherings offers more than 100 wool colors, each yard hand dyed separately.  Lisa brings her experience as a shop owner to sense what the trends will be and what her customer's want.  She has written several books and many patterns designed for all level quilters.  Lisa appreciates the diversity in quilting styles and the freedom it provides each quilter to pursue whatever creative path she wants. 

www.primitivegatherings.us
lisabongean.com

Lisa Bongean

 

Workshop Information - Sunday August 12 - 2 Gallon Crock


September 10, 2018-Speaker

Weeks Ringle
Lecture: Creativity and Quilts:  The Power of Cross Pollination

Weeks Ringle is as professional quilt maker and co-founder with her husband, Bill Kerr, of Modern Quilt Studio, a design studio in Oak Park, Illinois.  Having authored the first book on Modern Quilting, Weeks and Bill are pioneers of the Modern Quilt Movement.  Weeks made her first modern quilt in 1987 to rethink the possibilities of the American quilt as being expressive of the time in which we live.  She has been teaching modern quilting philosophy and techniques since 2001.  Teaching destinations include throughout the U.S., Canada, Japan. England and France.  She has also created online classes for Craftsy and iquilt.com.  Weeks and her husband published the first modern quilt magazine through Modern Quilt Studio in 2011 and have work featured in many national magazines including Time, NY Times, Dwell, American Patchwork and Quilting and Country Living.  Weeks teaches, writes books, patterns, designs fabric for Andover Fabrics and writes about craft and creativity on her blog;

craftnectar.com
www.modernquiltstudio.com

Weeks Ringle

Workshop information - Sept. 9 -Solids Revolution


October 8, 2017- Speaker

Laura Heine
Lecture and Trunk Show

In 1994 after a career as a registered nurse, Laura Heine decided to resign and open up a quilt shop!  Today Fibreworks is a successful 5000 square foot shop in Billings, Montana.  Her first
foray into quilting was when she  decided to take a class and make a quilt while pregnant with her first child.  As luck would have it she was very good at it and won a $10,000 Bernina Award for Best machine quilting workmanship for one of her quilts,  "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" presented by the American Quilters Society in Paducah, Kentucky.  Laura has written articles on quilting design selection, creative embellishments and expert machine quilting techniques.  She also authored a book entitled Color Fusions that describes her award winning quilting techniques, how she designs fabric and includes original quilting patterns.  Today she  travels all over the U.S. sharing her love of collage quilting and the techniques to make these attractive quilts with her students.

Laura Heine

Workshop Information; October 7 & 8 -two days; Sunday & Monday - Collage Quilt


November 12, 2018-Speaker

Linda Rasmussen
Lecture:  What A Judge Sees

Linda Rasmussen has a livelong love of sewing and needlework of all kinds.  After moving to Southern California in the 70"s she took up quilting and has been hooked ever since.  In addition to teaching quilting and exhibiting her work at Road to California and the AQS Show in Paducah, Kentucky, Linda became interested in quilt judging.  She trained to be a quilt judge through the National Quilt Association and the Northern California Council of Quilt Guilds Judging Course of study.  Linda has been judging quilt shows since 2001.  In preparation for our quilt show in 2019, Linda will enlighten us on the whole judging process.

www.ljrasmussen.com

Linda Rasmussen

No workshop in November


December 10, 2018 - Program

Santa Chimes

Surprise Holiday Program

This month we will be entertained by a special holiday guest.

December will also bring our festive holiday celebration.

Please bring your holiday quilts or gifts that you have made or received for show and tell.

No Workshop in December.

Happoy Holidays


January 14, 2019- Speaker

Edyta Sitar
Lecture: Reasons For Quilting

Don't miss the first program of the new year!

Edyta Sitar's love of fabric began at a very young age - when she used her mother's drapes for her first fabric project.  Fortunately, her passion for fabric was recognized and the journey in sewing began.  The combination of love of fabric, inspiration, a keen eye for color and her family's teaching blended into Laundry Basket Quilts.  Here Edyta has developed her talent for creating innovative quilting patterns, designing beautiful traditional and batik fabrics for MODA, and stunning threads for Aurifil.  She has publish five books to date, been featured in magazines world-wide and received many awards for her beautiful quilts.  Her true passion and quilter's spirit shine through her classes and presentations as she travels all over the world connecting with quilters of all levels.

www.laundrybasketquilts.com/blog
www.laundrybasketquilts.com

workshop information - Sunday January 13 - Applique Project

Edyta Sitar

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Workshops

Members can attend some speaker's workshops for a reasonable fee.

Sunday workshops are
Located at:
Orange Quilt Bee
628 E Katella Ave in  Orange
All workshops are from 10 to 4 p.m.

Tuesday Work Shops are
Located at:
1st Presbyterian Church
4445 Alton Parkway
in Irvine


Most 2018 Prices: $40









Wanda Visits Sharyn Craig's Workshop in June 2007

Wanda Visits Sharyn Craig's class


Regular Workshops

 


January 7, 2018-Workshop

Tina Curran
Whimsical Garden

Tina's workshop involves making a pieced background, fussy cutting flowers, adding stems and the use of fusing and raw edge appliqué techniques to create this unique 24" x 24" art quilt.  A great experience for both novice and experienced quilters.

www.tinacurran.com

January 2018 Workshop
Location:
Orange Quilt Bee
628 E Katella Avenue in Orange
Workshops is from 10 to 4 p.m. Price: $40


March 11, 2017- Workshop

Sandra Bruce - Wake Up Cup

Join Sandra for a class inspired by painter, Chuck Close involving the use of a gridded photograph and small squares of fabric.  You will learn the technique on an image of your morning coffee (or tea, or chocolate?) learning about color, value, loose curved piecing and the process of gridding a photo.  Templates and handouts are provided with lots of instruction so you will be able to complete your piece with confidence

www.sandrabruce.com

Sandra Bruce, Wake Up Cup

Sundays Workshops
Location: Orange Quilt Bee
628 E Katella Ave in  Orange

Workshops are from 10 to 4 p.m.
Price: $40


April 8, 2018- Workshop

Christine Barnes - Spumoni

 

Create a quilt based on a graphic block often named Japanese X and Plus block in Christine's class.  What a great opportunity for creative work with color!  Each block has its own cohesive "color story".  The workshop begins with the concepts essential to making each block read - color, pattern and value.  For experienced through beginning quilters.

www.christinebarnes.com

Christine Barnes - Spumoni

Sundays Workshops
Location: Orange Quilt Bee
628 E Katella Ave in  Orange

Workshops are from 10 to 4 p.m.
Price: $40
Pattern $8



June 10, 2017- Workshop

Laura Fraga - Hand Applique Dear Jane

Join Laura Fraga for a class on hand applique in the Dear Jane style.  You will learn freezer paper and reverse applique as you work on your 4.5" blocks.  Perfect curves, sharp points, bias stems and invisible stitches will be covered.  Begin a Dear Jane quilt or make a small wall hanging.

laurafragaquilts.com

Laura Fraga - Dear Jane

Sundays Workshops
Location: Orange Quilt Bee
628 E Katella Ave in  Orange

Workshops are from 10 to 4 p.m.
Price: $40


July 8, 2018-Workshops

Linda Ballard - Pinwheel Swirl

A quilt loaded with charm from Linda Ballard.  It makes you want to make one!  This design based on three fabrics, uses some simple methods to achieve those long points and create the illusion of curves.  Playing with the pieces will be half the fun, as you can create new and exciting patterns.

www.letsquilt.com

Linda Ballard - Pinwheel Swirl

Location: Orange Quilt Bee 628 E Katella Ave in Orange
Workshops are from 10 to 4 p.m.
Price: $40


August 12, 2018 - Workshop

Lisa Bongean - 2 Gallon Crock

This workshop is great for beginners to the more experienced quilter.  It will cover all of the basics of working with wool using fusible web.  Students will work with a purchased wool kit from Primitive Gatherings and come away with all the preparation necessary to complete this wonderful project.  The workshop will cover fusibles, threads, embroidery stitches and finishing techniques.  Warning: Working with these beautiful wools can become addicting.

www.primitivegatherings.us
lisabongean.com

Lisa B

Location: Orange Quilt Bee 628 E Katella Ave in Orange
Workshops are from 10 to 4 p.m.
Price: $40
Kits $45


September 9, 2018 - Workshop

Weeks Ringle - Solids Revolution

Piecing with solids offers new design opportunities for quilters and allows them to develop custom palettes.  However, quilting becomes more obvious with solids than with prints.  Learn with Weeks Ringle the various methods for piecing with solids and also how to develop the best strategies for quilting with them.  This knowledge will be a great addition to any quilter's skill set whether in traditional, contemporary, art or modern quilting.

craftnectar.com
www.modernquiltstudio.com

Weeks Ringle - Solids Revolution

Location: Orange Quilt Bee 628 E Katella Ave in Orange
Workshops are from 10 to 4 p.m.
Price: $40


October 7 and 8, 2018 - Sunday & Monday Workshop

Laura Heine  - Collage

Two days for students to learn the special techniques of quilter Laura Heine.  Students will work on a presold kit and benefit from Laura's vast experience and creative impressionistic patterns in fabric collage.

 

Laura Heine

Location:TBD

Workshops are from 10 to 4 p.m. Price: $80 for two days.


January 13, 2019-Workshop

Edyta Sitar - Applique Project

This class taught by Edyta Sitar will work on a pre-bought kit provided by and designed by Edyta.  It will be a unique opportunity to spend time with and learn from this popular master of color and design.  For all level quilters.

www.laundrybasketquilts.com/blog
www.laundrybasketquilts.com

Edyta Sitar
Location:
Orange Quilt Bee
628 E Katella Avenue in Orange
Workshops is from 10 to 4 p.m.
Price: $80




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