Visiting speakers are the backbone of our monthly Guild Meetings. The wonderful workshops they present for guild members on the Sunday following the meeting are the best deal in town! Our workshops are self-supporting and we depend on our members to participate to help keep the great speakers coming to our Guild.
We have some great workshops coming up, so check out the speakers’ websites and stop by the Workshop table at the Guild meeting to see samples, patterns and books
Our workshops are held at the Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th Street, Livermore. Map
They occur on the Sunday that follows the Guild general meetings and run from 10am – 4pm. Set up starts at 9:45. For more information, contact the Workshop Chairperson via our Contact Form or stop by the Workshop table at the Guild meeting.
Upcoming Programs & Workshops:
Check current newsletter for Workshop Information
November – Alexandra Vonburg
Lecture: “Telling Stories”
Workshop: “Free Form Piecing” Free form piecing is a no-template method of making unique multiple blocks that will fit together for a whole quilt. A great way to feature scraps and favorite novelties.
December: Holiday Tea
January – Jennifer Dick
Lecture: Stories in Stitches – Stories of the quilts of Western Missouri collected in 2010 and a slide show of the best of The Cass County Quilt Documentation Project.
Workshop: “Exploding Nine Patch” This all-day workshop is perfect for confident beginners who want to learn the basics of fabric selection, color choice, precision cutting and sewing to make perfect points, and block placement. It is also challenging enough for more accomplished quiltmakers.
Jenifer offers tips, hints and alternate techniques while teaching you how to make this four-block sampler quilt. Participants are guaranteed to learn something new and have fun stitching this stunning optical illusion quilt!
All students finish the top in class and receive completed instructions for making a larger quilt at home. We also discuss quilting options.
February – In -House
March – Peggy Martin
Lecture: Beyond Tradition – Expand your creativity by using traditional quilts as a springboard for design inspiration. See how one idea leads to another, making one small change at a time to come up with totally new ideas and looks.
Workshop: Jelly Roll Jive – These simple, fast strip-pieced blocks make a contemporary positive-negative design. Use busy prints for a softer look, or solids for more graphic impact.
April – Christine Barnes
Lecture: Magic Fabrics/Special Effects – What constitutes a magic fabric? I describe many as “shot with light.” They usually display variations in value—light areas among darker areas, or light-to-dark gradations—and they typically contain warm colors.
Workshop: Luminosity – This dazzling special effect is surprisingly easy to achieve, once you understand a few simple concepts.
To view a list of speakers from previous years, please visit our Member Archives