Trudy Cleveland will be presenting her “Shoot Your Quilt" program. This is a program that will give you the basics on how to photograph your quilt with a smartphone and get professional looking results. Learn why you should photograph your quilts, how to photograph them, and what you can do with your images. This program is packed with practical tips that you can start using right away. You will be saying, "I didn’t know I could do that!" at the end of this program.
Joan Radell of Bucklebee Toolbox will be presenting “The History of Textiles is the History of the World” program as well as a tool demonstration. The program is a 45-minute dynamic, multimedia program about the history of home-sewing, sewing tools, and their cultural and economic impact on society. She will do a hands-on demo of her sewing tools that she takes to quilt shows and will have them available for purchase at our meeting.
Kelly Meanix, our very own of POQG presents “Explore the Wonderful World of Color.” Her program will explain how she goes about picking colors with some great tips you may have never heard about. Kelly has a great tip about using yellow in a quilt. There will be quilts to show you examples in her lecture. She will have some easy ideas of what to do when you get stuck and can't figure out what color to use. This is a fun lecture and there will be a handout for you to take home. Also, as a bonus, Kelly may share some tips on clearing out your scraps and de-stashing.
Julie Sefton will present “ Intro to Dumpster Diving and Free Piecing.” She is known online as “Quiltdivajulie” where she blogs at Me and My Quilts – Exploring the Possibilities. Four key words encompass her style – liberated, scrappy, eclectic, and colorful. Julie made her first quilt in 2004 and fell in love with the process, from gestation and planning through free motion quilting and finishing. In 2007 she created her blog (https://quiltdivajulie.blogspot.com) where she shares her growth as a quilt maker and other glimpses into her life including a recent foray into the world of journal making.
In this two-part presentation, Julie will first share her series of eleven completed Dumpster Diving quilts as well as her work in process for the twelfth DD quilt. She will also briefly share the story of her book BUILD A BARN featuring the free pieced technique along with several examples of her barn quilts, including the book’s cover quilt See Rock City. There will be a short Q&A opportunity following the presentation.
Autographed copies of Julie’s book will be available to POQG members at the discounted group rate of $10 per book via sign-up sheet at the meeting with payment to the Guild.
Rachael Daisy Dodd will present “Creative Adventures of RachaelDaisy”. Aussie quilter Rachaeldaisy Dodd has been fondly described as a “kangaroo on a pogo stick” in regards to her style, but the common theme throughout her quilts is finding fresh ways to interpret conventional designs. She uses many 3D elements such as Yo-Yos, Prairie Points, wool felt, appliqued denim, doilies and trims. In this trunk show Rachaeldaisy shares a variety of her quilts in different styles from pretty to modern, and their inspiration stories. Her book Whizz Bang! Adventures in Folded Fabric, published with Quiltmania, has inspired quilters around the world. As the name suggests it covers all the techniques needed to inspire award winning folded fabric quilts.
David Owen Hasting will present Quilt Labels to Love. He describes his lecture as “ A simple and beautiful quilt label is like a signature on a piece of art, and I truly believe quilts are art! Learn my techniques for creating labels that preserve the important details of your creations. I combine computer-printed custom labels with a woven logo label on my quilts to give them a professional finish, and to record important details for posterity (or for the recipient). Quilts are a wonderful art form, and you should sign your work with a distinctive label. It’s a great opportunity for you to consistently brand your quilts, especially those you gift to others at holidays or other special occasions. It’s also an opportunity to weave in the story of your quilt, so the story doesn’t get lost. Was the quilt made for a special occasion? Was it made from a pattern, based on tradition, or is it a unique design? Who were the makers, and where was it made? Are there special fabrics used that require particular care? Imagine someone seeing your creation in the future: what would you want them to know? I will walk participants through the steps to create these beautiful labels and will share alternate labeling methods that draw from my graphic design background.” https://davidowenhastings.com/
Terry Lieberman will present “Don’t Stitch in My Ditch.”
(more info to come)
May 5/13/2024 TBD