Meeting, Lecture, and Workshop Schedule

February 2008 through January 2009

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

Meetings

February 11, 2008- Speaker

Kelly Rhoten – ORGANIZE ME!

Our very own Kelly Rhoten is a professional organizer who was formerly a cluttered and disorganized person until she learned a way out, and began organizing other people six years ago. Three years ago Kelly started her own business called “ORGANIZE ME”, which specializes in working with busy people who are motivated to get organized but don’t know where or how to begin. Kelly’s talk has been tailored for quilters to help them get the most out of their sewing space and clear the decks for making the most of the creative process.

Kelly's workshop " The Organized home" will be April 13, 2008. For information Click Here.

March 10, 2008- Speaker

Wendy Mathson
Some of This and Some That: A Practical Approach to Quilt making and Design

Wendy Mathson is an accomplished quilt maker and teacher from Poway, California.  Wendy is also a co-founder of Prayers and Squares, a non-denominational group that combines prayers for those in need with quilt making. Prayers and Squares has grown and chapters are now found internationally. Wendy will also be publishing a book in 2009!  Wendy’s lecture will be “Some of This and Some That: A Practical Approach to Quilt Making and Design". Wendy will show us lots of quilts, in addition to sharing her many tips and tricks for quilt making. It promises to be an enjoyable and amusing presentation. Her website is: http://www.quiltsbywendy.com/slideshow/.

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April 14, 2008-Program

Flying Geese Quilters Guild Quilt Challenge – All Fi(RED) Up!

Guild member’s entries in the All Fi(RED) Up! Challenge will be on display. The program will include voting for Viewer’s Choice, and presentation of awards for all the judged categories. Eight quilts will be selected by the panel of judges to represent the Flying Geese Quilters Guild in the 2008 American Quilter’s Society Quilt Expo: Ultimate Guild Challenge.
Click Here for information on the Quilt Challenge.

Workshop in April by Kelly Rhoten - The Organized home - April 13

May 12, 2008-Program

Little Red Hen Auction

Flying Geese Quilters Guild will hold their Little Red Hen Quilt Auction at this guild meeting. The Little Red Hen will feature live and silent auction items, and items for purchase. Lynn Mann will be our auctioneer. We will be auctioning items donated by our members including quilt shop quality fabric, quilt tops ready to be sandwiched, quilt projects with pattern and pieces ready for assembly, notions, patterns and books. It promises to be an evening of laughter, excitement, and fun.

There will be no workshop in May.

June 9, 2008-Speaker

Nancy Lee Chong
"First Make it Fun"

Nancy Lee Chong has been a quilt teacher since 1982 and she specializes in Hawaiian quilt making techniques. She is also the owner of Pacific Rim Quilt Company. Her preferred technique is needle-turn appliqué, and her methods are given rave reviews by students, who say that she makes appliqué fun and addicting. Nancy’s lecture will stress the importance of making quilting a fun process, and there is no right or wrong way to make a quilt. Her presentation is spirited and will include showing her quilts, telling stories, and sharing tips for quilt making.

Check out Pacific Rim Quilt Company at www.prqc.com .

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July 14, 2008-Speaker

Paula Reid – Ten Commandments of Machine Quilting

Often described as an "artist with a sewing machine",  Paula Reid is a custom heirloom quilting specialist. Over the  past  five years, she has  quilted approximately  three tops  per  week  for  her  customers.  Paula is not a "formula quilter", but prefers to look at  the  top as a whole and design a quilting plan to enhance the piecing. At  first, heirloom feathers and  other intricate designs done in  free  motion  were  her  favorites, but  she  now  finds herself doing very  contemporary  work  in  novelty  threads as well. Paula will be sharing her expertise on machine quilting with us at this guild meeting. Visit Paula's website at www.battsintheattic.com
 

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August 11, 2008 -Speakers

Teachers  of the Guild

The Flying Geese Quilters Guild includes many very talented members with a wide variety of preferred quilting styles. Many of our members teach classes and workshops for making quilts, dolls and other items. They can teach everything from how to make a particular quilt from a pattern, to the perfecting of a specific quilt technique. Three of our talented members will be sharing their expertise with us this evening. The presentation will include a combination of quilt sharing and discussion of quilting techniques.

We are very pleased to announce that the Teachers of the Guild for our August meeting will be Jill Howes, Mickey Charleston, and Peggy Timmons. Each of these ladies is a very accomplished quilter with unique methods for creating beautifully quilted works of art. They currently teach or have taught quilt classes at our local quilt stores. They will be sharing some of the quilts and tips during their presentations. Please be sure to come to this meeting to pick up some useful information and support your fellow guild members!

no workshop in August

September 8, 2008-Speaker

Shirley Fletcher - Trunk Show

Shirley Fletcher is an award winning quilter and quilt teacher, who specializes in fine, intricate appliqué work with embroidery. Shirley teaches appliqué, color, design, and drafting techniques. Her quilts range from traditional Baltimore Album style to pictorial to floral to whimsical. She creates her own designs and patterns and will have some of these available at the meeting for purchase. More infomation about Shirley can be found at origbysf.com

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October 13, 2008-Speaker

Joe Cunningham – Quilter in a Strange Land

Joe Cunningham, aka Joe the Quilter, has been a professional quilt maker since 1979. Joe
studied quilt history and has his roots in traditional quilt making. He has explored other styles now and is the author of 8 books on quilt making. He will be telling us the story of his journey into quilting, which will include why and how men have occasionally landed in the world of quilts. He will share his quilts with us as well. Check out Joe's website and quilt gallery at www.joethequilter.com

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November 10, 2008-Speaker

Leora Raikin - History of the Ndebele tribe

Leora Raikin learned the art of African folklore embroidery while living in South Africa. She now resides in the United States and shares her love of this technique with others. Her work involves chain stitching brightly colored scenes of everyday life in Africa on a black background fabric. This creates a very dramatic effect and can be used in quilt squares. Leora donates a portion of her profit to South African charities for clothing and school supplies. She will be sharing information about her art and the cultures and traditions of South Africa’s Ndebele people at our meeting. Visit her website at www.aflembroidery.com

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December 8, 2008-Program

Batting Informaional Lecture and Trunk Show of Holiday Themed Quilts

Alicia Campbell is the owner of “The Batty Lady”, a new quilt batting supply source from companies like Hobbs, Mountain Mist, Quilters Dream and Fairfield. They also carry 16oz Trapunto High Loft Batting from Airtex - the brand that Karen McTavish uses. Alicia will be presenting a batting informational, which is a lecture with samples of the products which have been quilted and washed so that quilters will see how the battings will look before they invest in the product. Alicia will be selling her products before the meeting starts and during break. For more information please visit her website at www.battylady.com to see packaged batting that she carries.

After the batting informational, we will be having a trunk show of Holiday Themed Quilts made by our members.

 

January 12, 2009-Speaker

Katie Pasquini Masopust – Quilts and Quilt Trips

Katie Pasquini Masopust is an internationally known fiber artist whose work exemplifies contemporary quilt making. Her quilts have won many awards, including

Best of Show at the Houston Quilt Festival in 1982 and 1986, Best of Show at the Pacific International Quilt Show in 1994, and her quilt "Rio Hondo" was selected for inclusion in the 100 quilts of the 20th Century. She has traveled throughout North America, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Belgium, Switzerland and England teaching quilting and quilt art techniques. Katie will be sharing her quilts and  related  experiences from her many travels.

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February 9, 2009-Program

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Workshops

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wanda Visits Sharyn Craig's Workshop in June 2007

Wanda Visits Sharyn Craig's class

March 9, 2008-Workshop

Wendy Mathson
"Storm at Sea"

10 am – 4 pm at Material Possessions in Lake Forest
$25.00
This workshop is currently full

Wendy Mathson is an accomplished quilt maker and teacher from Poway, California.  Wendy is also a co-founder of Prayers and Squares, a non-denominational group that combines prayers for those in need with quilt making. Prayers and Squares has grown and chapters are now found internationally. Wendy will be teaching her Storm at Sea block workshop. Wendy loves teaching Storm at Sea, and suggests that you visit her website to see samples of this block done by others who have attended the workshop. Her website is: http://www.quiltsbywendy.com/slideshow/.

April 13, 2008-Workshop

Kelly Rhoten – "The Organized Home, It's Not a Myth!"
 1 – 4 pm at Flying Geese Fabrics in Tustin
 $35.00
An alternate date and time for this workshop during a weekday in April is currently being scheduled

Learn how to make your home a more enjoyable, orderly and peaceful place for you and your family. Our very own Kelly Rhoten is a professional organizer who was formerly a cluttered and disorganized person until she learned a way out, and began organizing other people six years ago. Three years ago Kelly started her own business called “ORGANIZE ME”, which specializes in working with busy people who are motivated to get organized but don’t know where or how to begin. Kelly has already worked with several of our members who found themselves rethinking the value and importance of things that had been hanging around forever. Her workshop is designed to help you learn how to make choices with what items you keep or discard, how to organize based on what each room is used for, storage tricks and tools, etc. Come learn how to solve clutter and space problems and create to a more enjoyable, peaceful and productive home environment

 

June 8 and June 9, 2008-Workshop

Nancy Lee Chong – Two Fabric Appliqué Quilt
10 am – 4 pm at Material Possessions in Lake Forest
$35.00
- one day workshop either June 8 or June 9.

Two fabrics, one spool of thread, and a pattern you love.  That is the recipe for a good time and a stunning quilt.  Nancy Lee Chong has been a quilt teacher since 1982 and she specializes in Hawaiian quilt making techniques. She is also the owner of Pacific Rim Quilt Company. Her preferred technique is needle-turn appliqué, and her methods are given rave reviews by students, who say that she makes appliqué fun and addicting. Nancy will show you how easy it is to make a beautiful wall hanging in almost no time at all, using her stress-free needleturn appliqué techniques.  The one-day class provides a good introduction to the pattern and appliqué process while starting an 11" x 17" quilt. You can get more information on this workshop by visiting the Pacific Rim website at www.prqc.com.

 

July 13, 2008-Workshop

Paula Reid – Intermediate Machine Quilting
10 am – 4 pm at Material Possessions in Lake Forest
$35.00


Come learn to do free motion machine quilting from one of the best!  Often described as an "artist with a sewing machine", Paula Reid is a custom heirloom quilting specialist. Over the past five years, she has  quilted approximately  three tops  per  week  for  her  customers.  Paula is not a "formula quilter", but prefers to look at  the  top as  a  whole and  design  a  quilting  plan  to  enhance  the  piecing. At  first, heirloom feathers and  other intricate designs done in  free  motion  were  her  favorites, but  she  now  finds herself doing very  contemporary  work  in  novelty  threads as well. In this class we will do free motion machine quilting practice in the morning and a trapunto project in the afternoon to build on the skills that we have practiced all morning.

Visit Paula’s website at www.battsintheattic.com for more information.

 

September 7, 2008-Workshop

Shirley Fletcher – Appliqué Techniques Workshop
10 am – 4 pm at Material Possessions in Lake Forest
$25.00

This workshop is designed to teach you how to complete fine, intricate appliqué work and enhance it with embroidery. Shirley Fletcher is an award winning quilter and quilt teacher, who specializes in Baltimore Quilts. Shirley has her own original designs and patterns for her quilt squares. In this workshop we will get instructions for making one block in Shirley’s California Baltimore quilt series. Shirley will teach us thin stem appliqué techniques, fussy cutting to get shading, how to make good color choices, embroidery thread selection and stitches, cutting techniques, how to do small piece appliqué, inking, and share with us her preferred tools. Shirley teaches appliqué, color, design, and drafting techniques. Her quilts range from traditional Baltimore Album style to pictorial to floral to whimsical. She will have some of her patterns available at the workshop for purchase.

October 12, 2008 -Workshop

Joe Cunningham, aka Joe the Quilter – You Maverick, You
10 am – 4 pm at Material Possessions in Lake Forest
$35.00

In this one day workshop quilters will see traditional quilts that fit Joe’s definition of “Maverick,” then embark on a simple, step-by-step process to create an original Maverick quilt of her or his own.  This is a complete introduction to Joe’s style of creativity and a way of unlocking the creative process for everyone. No special skills are required. The class is suitable for beginning to advanced quilters. Joe Cunningham has been a professional quilt maker since 1979. Joe studied quilt history and has his roots in traditional quilt making. He has explored other styles now and is the author of 8 books on quilt making.

For more information please visit his website at www.Joethequilter.com.

Novemer 9, 2008-Workshop

Leora Raikin – African Folklore Embroidery
10 am – 4 pm at Material Possessions in Lake Forest
$25.00

Leora Raikin teaches the art of African folklore embroidery using techniques she learned while living in South Africa. She now resides in the United States and shares her love of this technique with others. In this workshop you will make a folk-art bird wall hanging while learning embroidery techniques and beading. Leora uses black background fabric, which contrasts with the brightly colored embroidery thread for a very dramatic effect. Her work involves chain stitching and this technique can be used in quilt squares. Leora shares a portion of her profit for clothing and school supplies for South African charities. You can learn more by visiting her website at www.aflembroidery.com.

January 11, 2009-Workshop

Katie Pasquini Masopust – “Composition”
10 am – 4 pm at Material Possessions in Lake Forest
$35.00

Come learn how to compose an art quilt from one of the leading art quilters in the world, Katie Pasquini Masopust. Katie is an internationally known fiber artist whose work exemplifies contemporary quilt making. Katie will teach us about the “9 patch of composition” in this workshop. Using a picture from a magazine we will associate its compositional elements with one of the nine compositional elements. Then we will enhance that composition and create a piece based on reality and then make an abstracted piece. Katie’s quilts have won many awards, including Best of Show at the Houston Quilt Festival in 1982 and 1986, Best of Show at the Pacific International Quilt Show in 1994, and her quilt "Rio Hondo" was selected for inclusion in the 100 quilts of the 20th Century. She has traveled throughout North America, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Belgium, Switzerland and England teaching quilting and quilt are techniques.

 

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