The Flying Geese Quilter's Guild
Meeting, Lecture, and Workshop Schedule

January 2016 through February 2017

January  · February  ·  March  ·  April ·  May ·  June ·  July  · August
September  · October  ·  November  · December
January 2017  · February 2017
Workshops


Meetings

January 11, 2016- Speaker-

Nancy Rink
Lecture: El Camino Real: Quilts Inspired by Early California History


We're starting 2016 with a great speaker. Nancy Rink is a dedicated quilter, pattern designer, and dye artist. She has been a featured artist at the Best of the Valley Quilt Show in Tulare, California and has won several awards for her quilting, at Road to California for her quilt Emerald Spring.

She has also had quilts at the 2004 Houston International Quilt Festival,Remembrance of Nanny and Desert Star were both given Honorable Mentions. Also in 2004,Dogtooth Violets earned one of the top awards in the Kaufman Quilt Quest. She has won awards at other national shows including the  Pacific International Quilt Festival, the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, and the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show. And Desert Star, the first place winner in the 2002 From the Mills Contest, was on display at the American Textile History Museum.

Nancy Rink

Her husband, Oliver, encouraged her to submit her quilts for publication and to try her hand at entering contests. Her first contest submission won a prize. Then she thought she'd try her hand at the 1997 Hoffman Challenge.
To her amazement and delight, Byzantine Compass garnered a first place ribbon in the mixed technique category. Since then, Nancy’s quilts have been featured in magazines such as Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine, Quiltmaker, and Quilt. Other quilts have appeared in calendars and books and on websites.

Nancy's love for fabric ranges from bright contemporary prints to soft romantic florals to rich vintage reproductions. She also enjoys piecing and appliqué, often combining the two. Naturally, this translates into a broad spectrum of quilt designs and patterns featuring a wide variety of methods. You’ll find patterns for beginners as well as experienced quilters, and many of the patterns include multiple size options.

www.nancyrinkdesigns.com

workshop information


 

February 8, 2016-Speaker

Lyn Brown- PreCut Paradise

Lyn Brown

“PreCut Paradise.” Love those Precut Packs? Not sure how to use them? Through “material” examples, Lyn shares many tips, tricks and techniques for using those Jelly Rolls, Charm Packs, Layer Cakes and Fat Quarters. Lyn brings a load of real quilts to each trunk show.

Lyn Brown has been teaching quilting in Orange County, CA for more than 10 years. In 2000, she joined the faculty of North Orange County Community College District. Lyn now teaches five quilting classes a week for the college district, reaching over 200 students. Her projects come fast and furious, including swaps, mysteries, reproduction, and contemporary with a little bit of art thrown in.

Change over meeting. Therefore; our business meeting will include the installation of officers, VIQ, and presentation of the President’s Quilt

www.lynbrown.com

workshop Sunday Feb. 7- Quilt-A-Fish

 


March 14, 2016- Speaker

Jill Finley--From Studio and Family

Jill Finley has been designing quilt patterns for over 15 years. Several years ago she launched her design business, Jillily Studio. She designs and sells quilt fabric, patterns, kits and notions. Her quilt designs depict her own fresh style using great color and texture with many fabrics. She usually adds a little appliqué to soften and finish each design. Her designs have been featured in several magazines including American Patchwork and Quilting, Quilt, Quilter’s Home and McCall’s Quilting. Jillily Studio produces the popular notions, Appli-Glue and Poke-A-Dots, along with numerous kits and patterns. Jill is the author of several books on quilting, Home Sweet Quilt, Stitched Together, and A Flair For Fabric. She is a Master Designer for Aurifil Threads with her signature collections, Every Day Colors, and Sunday Best Colors. She is also a Bernina Ambassador. Teaching and lecturing about her quilt designs and applique method keeps Jill very busy traveling all over the country. Creating fabric collections for Henry Glass has been one of Jill’s favorite projects.

Come see Jill's large collection of quilts and designs and hear about their stories and other interesting info. This is a fun light-hearted presentation that includes stories of how the quilts were made, and what inspired them.  You will also get to hear about Jill's mistakes and how she fixed them!   She will discuss her pattern designs and will share some of her her family quilts and Round Robin quilts from Retreats that are so fun to see.  This is an informal and fun lecture with interaction and questions afterward.

Jill Finley

www.jillilystudio.com

Jillily Studio
Herriman, Utah 84096

workshop information- Sunday March 13-Applique Dotted Swiss


April 11, 2016-Speaker

 

Patricia Beaver, a teacher, lecturer, judge and quilt historian from Chula Vista, California, will be speaking to the guild in April. She will be replacing the previous speaker RaNae Merrill who has family issues. Patricia is a retired corporate executive who has been traveling to Italy by herself for the past 8 years and is working on a book about these adventures. Patricia spent her teenage years in Utah, where she began sewing and quilting. An avid quilter, Patricia enjoys all styles of quilts and tries to learn most new techniques. She also works on her original pieces so she can have available to her students something new and interesting. She has completed the Northern California Quilt Council course on Judging Quilts and Wearable Art, and is currently active in the judging arena.

Her lecture is "A Funny Thing Happened to Me When I Moved to Utah." She will be sharing with us a large variety of quilts in many different sizes and techniques, entwined with the stories of women and the roles these works of art have played in their lives. A nice, all around trunk show that will appeal to everyone. (No workshop in April.)

 

no workshop in April


May 9, 2016-Program

Guild Challenge Display

A challenge is always fun. You never know what our guild members will dream up next, but it is always worth finding out!  The 2016 challenge fabrics & theme was announced fall 2015. The 2016 challenge fabrics are earthy Batiks

This month we will come together to view our guild member’s entries in the All Creatures Great and Small Challenge. The 2016 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 presentation of awards for all the judged categories.

Click Here for information on the Quilt Challenge.

challenge Fabrics

No workshop in May -


June 13, 2016-Speaker

Charlotte Warr Andersen - "It's a Zoo in Here"

Charlotte has authored two books explaining her pictorial appliqué technique: Faces & Places - Images in Appliqué explains her unique techniques for layering to obtain a shaded and dimensional look; the second book, Focus on Features - Life-like Portrayals in appliqué, is also about the layering process but delves more deeply into drawing a pattern, color choices, and features an alternative machine method.

“My quilts have won many prestigious awards; among them second place in the first Great American Quilt Contest in honor of the Statue of Liberty Centennial, several first places at the American Quilter's Society Show, and two Best of Shows at the Houston International Quilt Festival and Best of Show at the 2006 Mid -Atlantic Quilt show.

C. W. Andersen

Wearable Art is another of my pursuits with my garments being a part of the Fairfield Fashion Shows in 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1998, the Bernina Fashion Show for 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006. My garment was the Crème de la Crème winner for the 2003 Bernina Fashion Show. Two of my garments have also won awards at the AQS Style Show. As to my teaching, I encourage students to sift through my techniques, using them to draw out their own visions and creativity. I hope to help them express their own personal concepts and to realize that quilt making is a viable art form.”

www.charlottewarrandersen.com

workshop information
Sunday, June 12 Pieced Pictures and Tuesday, June 14 Fusible Thread Stained Glass


July 11, 2016-Speaker

Sherri McConnell- Fresh Family Traditions Trunk Show

Sherri blends her love of traditional and vintage Quilts to make quilts that look fresh and modern. Be prepared to be dazzled in July when Sherri speaks about her Fresh Family Traditions Trunk Show.

Author, pattern maker, fabric designer and traditional quilter with an update interpretation of the old family heirloom quilts, she received her first sewing machine and sewing lessons at her local Singer shop when she was about 10 and has been sewing clothing and home decor items ever since.
In about 1993 she began quilting with a ‘gentle push’ from her grandmother, and hasn't stopped!”

Sherri McConnell

(www.aquiltinglife.com)

Workshop Information - Sunday July 10 -- 30 Degree Modern Drunkards Path


August 8, 2016 -Speaker

Penny Sturges - "Quilts Illustrated"

Penny blends her love for crafts with sewing as she designs tote bags, handbags, wallets, aprons, quilts, and pillows. She owns and operates Quiltsillustrated, Inc., a small cottage design and publishing house in Sun Lakes, Arizona. She designs tote bags, handbags, wallets, aprons, quilts, and pillows.

At Quiltsillustrated, Inc there are more than 40 pattern titles, along with the hardware and software (Bosal foam!) to support the making of beautiful and useful tote bags and purses. Many of her bags, wallets, and quilts have been featured in McCall's Quilting magazine and McCall's Quick Quilts magazine.

Penny Sturges

www.Quiltsillustrated.com

Workshop Information - Tuesday August 9 - Tool Tote Bag


September 12, 2016-Speaker

Mickey Depre - Tips, Tricks, and Other Stuff

In September you will enjoy a program titled Tips, Tricks, and Other Stuff. Textiles have always fascinated Mickey, from vintage to current, her taste has always been ALL! Sewing in general, mending to garment making, were never a chore. But when she pushed herself beyond traditional quilt making, she found the road less traveled was greatly inviting. “My quilts have been described as whirlwinds of color, with oranges residing next to purples of all shades in harmony. Dots, swirls, and stripes intermingle with florals and prints in an outlandish yet exciting visual parade. This is how I see the world and how I want the world to see me."She says with a smile.

Mickey Depre

Her work mixes traditional quilting techniques with bold, innovative machine appliqué and thread work. Fabric choices include her own hand dyed cotton with commercial cottons for a special spark of color and depth. Her pieces are heavily machine quilted. “The images are meant to spark thought and a smile, as humor is a great gift to share. With the release of my new book Pieced Hexies… Well, I feel I have come full circle. So while you may know me initially as an Art Quilter… I am also a Traditional Quilter,” Mickey says with a spark of humor.

(mdquilts.com)

 Workshop information - Sept. 11 -Charm Pack Wildflowers


October 10, 2016-Speaker

Mike McNamara with a Trunk Show
You will be amazed by the inspirational quilts that Mike makes. His lectures is about his quilts, his influences in quilt-making, why and how he make his quilts. It is a trunk show and he will bring a whole raft of quilts for people to see, touch, inspect, and take a nap under if it comes to that.

Mike started quilting in 1976 and has had quilt-making influences come from friends and associates and other teachers, such as: the incredible Rhoda Cohen, Ann Schroeder, Sylvia Einstein, Nancy Crow, Nancy Halpern, Nancy Crasco, Sandy Donabed, Tafi Brown, Paula Nadelstern, Tracey Brookshier, Susan Else, Billie Street, and the inimitable and unique Joe Cunningham. In Mikes own words “Quilt-making gives me that outlet to make poetic statements. Sometimes it's simply a way to provoke a question, such as: ‘Why is that pig in that quilt?’ and the response is: 'I date my quilts by the year of the Asian animal - made in the Year of the Pig.' I may include other literary elements: puns, metaphors, riddles, personal history, rebuses, and plain ole jokes - do you know the joke about the three-legged pig?" Ask him.

Mike Mac McNamara

www.macquilts.com

Workshop Information - October 9th on Fun Day Techniques


November 14, 2016-Speaker

Cindy Myers – My Quilts Aren’t Quiet!

You won't want to miss Cindy trunk show of bright geometric Quilts.

Cindy has been teaching quilting for over 12 years through her quilt guild, the city of Ontario senior center and recently at a local quilt shop. She is active with her guild, the Nite Owl Quilters, holding various positions thru the years and has been the chairperson for their annual retreat for the last 10 years. Cindy’s other interests include beading, jewelry making and knitting, especially lace knitting.Cindy lives and plays in southern California.  Cindy does custom machine quilting and makes custom quilts on commission.

Cindy Myers

www.quiltworx.com

workshop information - Sunday; November 13 -Tea Time Place Mats


December 12, 2016 - Program

Santa Chimes

Vendor Night

This month we will be entertained by local vendors who support our Guild throughout the year. Each vendor will demonstrate a new technique or valuable tool that will make quilting more fun or easy. You will be able to view the vendors throughout the evening. A list of vendors will be coming soon.

December will bring our fantastic holiday celebration.


time to eat


January 9, 2017- Speaker

Lisa Bongean Recreating Antique quilts

 

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

She will share with you personal stories as well as stories about her journey to what is now Primitive Gatherings.  Lisa will share many of her beautiful finished projects and quilts for your viewing. 

Lisa Bongean Blog

Lisa Bongean



workshop information January 10, 2017


February 13, 2017- Lecture

Lauretta Crites - Create! 7 Keys to Unlocking Creative Power

What if creating everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, money, your ideal job, awards, fame, love… was as easy as making a quilt?

In this program you’ll learn:

  • How creating anything and everything can be as easy and fun as whipping up a quilt.
  • Why losing yourself in your sewing can be the best way to solve problems.
  • Ways that, what you believe, may be spoiling your sewing fun.
  • Why losing yourself in your sewing can be the best way to solve problems.

The amazing power hiding in your passion for quilting.

Lauretta Crites

Prepare to be transformed by this empowering look at quilting by award winning quilter and creator Lauretta Crites. Lauretta’s quilts, personal experiences as well as information pulled from the latest science and historical events will have you looking at your quilting in a whole new way!

Change over meeting. Therefore; our business meeting will include the installation of officers, VIQ, and presentation of the President’s Quilt

blog.laurettacrites.com

workshop -Feb 12 Create! Visioning on Fabric

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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


2016 Prices: $40









Wanda Visits Sharyn Craig's Workshop in June 2007

Wanda Visits Sharyn Craig's class


Regular Workshops

 

January 10 & 11, 2016-Workshops

Nancy Rink- In Remembrance block, Machine Applique

Don't miss the first workshop of the new year. The workshop will be intermediate machine applique. Using a block from Nancy’s In Remembrance quilt, which is featured in her book El Camino Real: Quilts Inspired by Early California History, students will work with the Wash-Away Appliqué product, hole punches, and bias bars to prepare the patches for appliqué. Nancy will share her time-saving techniques that help you avoid drawn-out hand appliqué processes without sacrificing quality stitching. Efficiently cut and address the templates, glue-baste perfect circles and sharp points in deceptively simple techniques, then machine-stitch your motif to the background for heirloom-quality results. Bring your own fabric or purchase a kit from Nancy for $40.

www.nancyrinkdesigns.com

 

nancy rink project

In Remembrance block, Machine Applique

Jan 10 from 10 am - 4 p.m.; Location: Orange Quilt Bee

Jan 11 from 10 am - 4 p.m.; Location: Irvine Presbyterian Church

Location: Orange Quilt Bee
628 E Katella Ave in  Orange

Location: Irvine Presbyterian Church
4445 Alton Pkwy., Irvine, CA 92604

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


February 7, 2016- Speaker

Lyn Brown
Quilt-A-Fish - These Fish Have Gone to Quilting Class

A Very Easy Scrap Quilt… Swim with the Fishies or add your own appliqué. Also… Lyn’s “Borders on Blocks” Method!

Lyn Brown has been teaching quilting in Orange County, CA for more than 10 years. In 2000, she joined the faculty of North Orange County Community College District. Lyn now teaches five quilting classes a week for the college district, reaching over 200 students. Her projects come fast and furious, including swaps, mysteries, reproduction, and contemporary with a little bit of art thrown in.

Quilt a Fish

www.lynbrown.com

Location: Orange Quilt Bee
628 E Katella Ave in  Orange

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

 


March 13, 2016-

Jill Finley on Applique Dotted Swiss

Learn new techniques and that will give you the confidence to make this great quilt.

Jill's new "Dotted Swiss" quilt is featured in the February 2016 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting! A black background and brightly colored flowers invoke the feel of Swiss folk art. Appliqued dots and polka dot fabrics add to the fun. Buy the magazine (includes pattern) or kit on her website under Shop.

www.jillilystudio.com

Jill Finley March

Sundays Work Shops
Location: Orange Quilt Bee
628 E Katella Ave in  Orange

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

 


June 12 and 14, 2016-Sunday and Tuesday Workshops

Sunday June 12 - FGQG Workshop; 10 am to 4pm;
Charlotte Warr Andersen on Pieced Pictures

Translate pictures, line drawings, and photographs into piecework—a technique that gives a slightly more abstract look to the subject. Make patchwork of animals landscapes, buildings, anything you choose. You may opt to get intricate enough that your friends will think you have appliquéd instead of pieced. This is a different approach to pieced pictures than you may have learned elsewhere and is applicable to pictures ranging from block size to a full size quilt.

Location: Orange Quilt Bee 628 E Katella Ave in Orange

CW Andersen

Tuesday June 14 - FGQG Workshop; 10 am to 4pm;
Charlotte Warr Andersen on Pieced Pictures

Translate pictures, line drawings, and photographs into piecework—a technique that gives a slightly more abstract look to the subject. Make patchwork of animals landscapes, buildings, anything you choose. You may opt to get intricate enough that your friends will think you have appliquéd instead of pieced. This is a different approach to pieced pictures than you may have learned elsewhere and is applicable to pictures ranging from block size to a full size quilt.

Location: 1st Presbyterian 4445 Alton Parkway in Irvine


www.charlottewarrandersen.com


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


July 10, 2016-Workshops

Sherri McConnell will teach a workshop titled: 
30 Degree Modern Drunkards Path

Just when you thought you were going to get out of the box, Sherri finds a new way to make vintage patterns look Modern. She is an author, pattern maker, fabric designer and traditional quilter with an update interpretation of the old family heirloom quilts. Learn how to make this quilt from her book "Fresh Family Traditions".

www.aquiltinglife.com

Sherri Mc Connell

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


August 9, 2016 - Tuesday Workshop

Penny Sturges - TOOL TOTE Bag

In this workshop you will learn new tips, tricks and techniques while constructing a Tool Tote Bag.

This new pattern from Quilts Illustrated makes a TOOL TOTE Bag that can be put to good use for many other things other than tools. Tote bags are very versatile and can be taken anywhere. In addition, to your sewing items this bag could also be used to tote tablets and office supplies or garden tools and home repair supplies. You could use this tote bag for the beach, shopping, gym, and more. Tote bags make great gifts.

www.Quiltsillustrated.com

Penny Sturges

Location: 1st Presbyterian 4445 Alton Parkway in Irvine
Workshops are from 10 to 4 p.m. Price: Only $40


September 11, 2016 -Workshop

Mickey Depre - Woven Argyle

Woven Argyle is the beginner quilt from Mickey's Book "Half Scrap Quilts", constructed of two blocks that contain NO TRIANGLES, in a row setting. The blocks are Chain & Knot and Carrie Nation. Strip piecing, accurate cutting and the importance of color, texture and value in the block construction will be covered.

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woven argyle m depre

(mdquilts.com)

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


October 9, 2016 - Workshop

Mike "Mac" McNamara on Fun Day Techniques

Mike "Mac" McNamara will sprinkle some of his “magic” on you during his techniques workshop. Learn Mike's process for creating inovative quilts that look like modern art.

Mac never cared for prescribed patterns. His emotion is expressed in his quilts: desire, grief, politics and childhood memories. Often as humorous as they are critical, his quilts are gifts of love from him to another person.

Mike says "Quilts can be used to make political statements too. The reasons why we make quilts vary; we express ourselves through our quilts"

McNamara

www.macquilts.com

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


November 13, 2016-Workshop

Cindy MyersTea Time Place Mats.

Cindy is a certified instructor for Judy Niemeyer method of paper piecing. In this workshop she teaches Judy's Tea Time Place Mats pattern.

She will use techniques developed by Judy Niemeyer Quilting.

Technology and innovation are use to develop this amazing pattern in an effort to bring Traditional Designs into a Modern World.   

www.quiltworx.com

Cindy Myers

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


January 10, 2017-Workshop

Lisa Bongean

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




 

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