Time once again for our monthly Baby Bundles Workday. We’ll have room for 10 “helpers” to help us prepare quilt tops and fabrics for the Baby Bundles program. This month, we'll be focusing on getting ready for our November Sew in Meeting! Among the things we’ll accomplish:
We’ll reply with small list of supplies you might want to bring. There are sewing machines for us to use there, so no need to bring yours. We’ll likely take a short break for lunch, (or you can bring a sack lunch!) and will definitely finish before the traffic get’s too crazy out there!
email to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Walking/Running Band phone carrier
A fun workshop to make these handy walking/running band carriers for your smart phone. These are really popular with people who don’t like to carry their phone while walking or running. This is a great way to meet, sew and have lunch with other members of the guild in a fun setting.
We hope to make 20 of these running bands that will be donated to the 2018 Quilt Show Boutique.
$5 reg fee covers the cost of supplies.
Teacher: Jennifer Padden
Small sewing table if you have one
Basic sewing supplies (more about this will be sent out by email)
Ball point needle (We will provide a special type of stretch thread for this project).
Sack lunch (ice tea, water and a dessert will be provided)
Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.
We still need 6 more people to join us on the Houston bus trip. I must know by Oct 19th (next Thursday) that we have enough people to to pay for the bus or we will cancel.
Quilter's please send email to your friends and family that might be interested in joining us for the Houston Quilt Show. Below is the details for the trip.
AAQG member's - $65.00
Non member's - $70.00
Cost includes the bus, driver's tip and ticket to the show. The cost has gone up due to increase of bus charges. Register online and pay by credit card or PayPal. Send checks to the address below. Please call me (512-970-6629) if you do not wish to register online to reserve your spot on the trip.
Friends and other non-members of the Guild can start registering for the bus trip on October 1 and their cost is $70.
Mail checks payable to AAQG and mail to:
510 W Metcalfe St
Hutto, Texas 78634
If not registering online, please provide your name, cell phone and email address.
The Baby Bundles Team has been busy preparing as many tops as they can in order for this meeting to be fun and successful. They will welcome you to begin working as early as 6:15pm. You'll be given a choice of cutting, sandwiching, sewing (if you bring your machine!), tying or labeling.
After a brief business meeting at 7pm, we'll go back to our jobs of putting love into these quilts. If you are an especially wonderful person and able to be at the Church by 6pm, please e-mail the Team at email@example.com and see if they have a Captain job that you would enjoy. Captains assist with training in the areas mentioned above. We all know how to do this work, but the volunteers need to know exactly how the quilts are pinned or sewn, where to take them for the next step, etc.
No library, no free table, no Show 'n' Tell at this meeting.
We plan to meet every 2nd Saturday of the month.
At the upcoming meeting we plan to discuss:
f you can't attend, please let us know.
The AAQG Executive Board is charged with oversight of the activities of the Austin Area Quilt Guild.
Officers, chairpersons, and committee members assume their duties on July 1, unless they already hold that position.
For more information, refer to the sections about the Executive Board and other officers included in the AAQG yearbook.
Use one of Lorraine's Collage Curves Mini-Quilt Series patterns to make a 15" square quilt in this one day class. Learn the technique for doing curvy edge shapes, raw edges together, with self made bias tape covering the raw edges. One pattern free with class. Optional kits containing all fabric are available in class for $30 or in shopping cart of this web site.
Registrations begins: September 2, 2017
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Do you ever get tired of templates? Or even precise planning with quick techniques? This class will show you how to do "ad lib" piecing so that you can scatter pieces over the surface and piece them into a background where you want them to be so they seem to float. Make a small wall quilt or a vest to finish at home.
Registration Starts: September 3, 2017
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More and more quilters are considering themselves textile artists. Just as with any of the more traditionally recognized art forms, their makers need to be familiar with and have some facility with the elements and principles of design including value, line, space, balance, unity, etc. This slide lecture is an introduction to these design essentials which we’ll examine embodied in quilts.
6:45 Show 'n' Tell, 7pm meeting
An overview of the steps to discover and develop your own personal style with a trunk show of Lorraine's work that follows her journey in finding her personal voice.
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Not necessarily your normal slide lecture. A combination of slides from my quilting trips and the unusual things I found there, and the beautiful quilts from quilters all over. A more humorous look at the world from a quilters point of view.
6:45 pm Show and Tell, 7:00 pm meeting
This slide lecture shows my development from early paintings through traditional quilts up to the present contemporary wall quilts. I will show early traditional quilts, Mandalas, Three dimensional quilts, Isometric quilt, Fractured Landscape quilts and my new Ghost layer + color washes. Includes: inspirations, funny stories, mistakes and foul-ups and design techniques, question and answer session to follow.
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If you are the type of machine quilter who strives for perfection yet cannot take the time to create fine designs, look to the wonderful pattern flexibility of the Terry Twist to give you the flawless results you want.
Even if we practiced, practiced, practiced we are not computers, so take advantage of this smart asymmetrical continuous-line technique. It delivers just the right block, border, and sashing designs from half inch to large overall designs effortlessly.
Because it is free-motion friendly your bobbles and wobbles disappear. The eye will never catch them, as you use this one simple shape to create endless designs. You can stitch charming patterns by adding your favorite “go to” shapes including feathers, leaves, flowers and more or simple textures for quick work of large areas.
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There is no doubt that feathers define the quilt top and feathering defines the quilter. We will learn to make the feather on straight spines, undulating spines, and using a feather stencil.
After this class you will be able to look at an area and know that the feathers will fit the area, coordinate with the quilt top and other patterns used. Plus have the confidence in your new practiced skill with Sally's effortless and clever technique. (This is Sally's No. 1 Class)
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0203and0204 Feathers and Twist .pdf
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6:45 pm Show and Tell, 7:00 pm meeting
Stop your tension headaches and frustration! Don't limit yourself to a few threads. Learn a simple way to run all types of threads and get your tension right both top and bottom.
View 15 different thread types magnified 60 times and discover their characteristics. Get the trick to looking at the end of a broken thread and know why it broke. See you there!
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6:45 Show and Tell, 7pm meeting
While researching her new book, Teresa was granted exclusive tours inside Japan’s esteemed textile printing mills and she’ll explain why some of the finest quilting cotton in the world is being printed in Japan.
She’ll be bringing her new book “Cotton & Indigo from Japan” to autograph and sell. The book is a beautiful hard cover book filled with 300 images and gorgeous quilts.
She’ll also be bringing a variety of Japanese quilting cotton fabric to sell, so you won’t want to miss this special shopping opportunity.
No workshops this month.
Prepare yourself for a total treat, laser cut appliqué pieces will give you the head start on completing a beautiful wall hanging quilt with fusible appliqué technique. With the right thread, needle, and Edyta's direction, you will be on the right path to a gorgeous quilt and ready for bigger projects!
A required $40.00 kit explains why your supply list is so short.
Registration starts on January 7, 2018.
Enjoy a fabric exchange using half share triangles made from Laundry Basket Quilts Triangle Paper in this wonderful class. Learn how to use triangles in many different projects including one of my favorites, the "Tree Farm". Perfect for any level quilter.
A $40.00 required kit explains why your supply list is so short.
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Let me be your guide on a walk through historical, political, and personal events that have inspired generations of quilters. In my presentation I reflect on quilters work and how they find inspiration to create, to express, and to mark milestones in their lives. The program is full of historical information as well as touching personal stories that many quilters can relate to. I bring along a large collection of quilts (over 50) that will entertain and inspire your members. I hope to inspire you with many reasons to continue to create and enjoy quilting even more than you do now.
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6:45 pm Show and Tell, 7:00 pm meeting
Details to follow from the Show Chairs & Coordinators
Two powerful words that can push the boundaries of your work and increase creative courage are "What if?" I took the artist's journey from traditional quilts to improvisation and self-expression. You can do it, too! Ask yourself "what if?" and experiment and you're off on a creative adventure!
Registration starts March 2, 2018
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6:45 Show 'n' Tell, 7:00 meeting
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