We offer programs featuring local and nationally-recognized quilting professionals to provide instruction for Guild members and education for the public in the design and technique of quilt making.
Confessions of an Absent Minded Quilter
Join us for a program with Carol Morrissey. We scheduled Carol last year, and due to Covid had to cancel so we are thrilled to have her back. Carol has been featured on The Quilt Show with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson. We are looking forward to the program.
We also will have a workshop with Carol on Sat. 2-20-2020 at 9 AM where we will learn her method of making cute and colorful fabric postcards. They are 4" x 6". (Fused Applique) Pick from Postcards from the Southwest, Texas Wildflowers or Postcards from Florida. Sign up on our Workshop Sign up page.
Carol Morrissey is a fifth-generation Texas quilter who embraces that heritage with enthusiasm. Her work reflects her love of photography, gardening, nature, and painting. Carol began sewing clothing as a child but didn't make her first quilt until she was in her thirties. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally, and is in many private collections. She enjoys providing programs and workshops to quilt guilds and other groups, sharing her love of quilting, her inspirations, and her techniques with others.
Carol's favorite quote: "If you like something, what's so bad about doin' a lot of it? You never know when it's going to end."
Check out Our Line-up!
January: Guild Round Robin Knowledge Share
-Gillian Coleman - Demonstration: Faux Flange Binding
Download a Guide to Flange Binding Notes
-Sarah Tutt - Demonstration: Edge to Edge Quilting with Embroidery Machine
-Judy Faulkner - Demonstration: Using Templates to Machine Quilt Borders
Download Pretty Quilted Borders Guide for Notes
-Dorene Beck - Demonstration: Applique Adhesives - Smart Applique methods
Download (Perfect Fusible Guide)
+Sat. Workshop -Jelly Roll Race with Prize for winner** No cost to enter Must be 40 strips used.
Merry Christmas from your FWQG Board!
FORT WORTH QUILT GUILD
Invites you to our
ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY
December 15th, 2020 at 6:30
ONLINE – ZOOM PARTY
Members Receive a Surprise Christmas Package
Join us at our regular guild meeting on November 17th for a wonderful program on Barn Quilts by Suzi Parron.
Suzi's talk will take you on a journey along the quilt trail, beginning with the very first barn quilt, which stemmed from Donna Sue Groves and her wish to honor her mother's quilting art. The presentation features over one hundred stunning photographs of barn quilts, some of which rival cloth quilts in their intricacy. You will hear stories of some of the individuals who have painted quilt blocks to honor loved ones or their local culture, along with a few humorous anecdotes.
Then on Saturday afternoon, November 21st, join us for a fun Barn Quilt Painting workshop with Suzi via Zoom! Get together with a close friend or zoom from your home and join us for the fun!
The workshop fee is $25. for members, $50 for non-members.
(Workshop fee is non-refundable since supplies are being provided.)
Note: Registration Closes on Monday, November 2nd!
Late registration not possible due to the mailing of supplies.
Join the barn quilt movement by creating your own painted quilt block. You will begin with a pre-primed board and go through each step—drafting, taping, and painting, with careful attention to detail. The workshop lasts about 4 hours.
You will have a finished quilt block or with one last color (which will be provided) to add at home. Ready for show and tell at your next meeting! The finished product will be two-by-two feet and is the perfect size for mounting on smaller buildings.
~Pre-primed 2 by 2 foot board
~Paint stick and snap knife
YOU WILL NEED ▪ Painter’s tape--partial roll or two can share. Green “Frog tape” brand is best, but blue Scotch brand is fine. Narrower tape (about 1 inch) is preferred ▪ Yardstick or 24-inch Ruler ▪ Pencil and eraser NOTE you need a separate eraser; a pink or white block eraser is fine. ▪ Blow dryer for every 3-4 people ▪ Coverings for tables
IMPORTANT: BEFORE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2 •
Select your pattern from the sheet provided.
Each pattern is numbered, to correspond with the different colored areas to be painted. • Select one color choice for each number. Be sure to match the color to the numbered area for your pattern so that you will have the correct amount of each paint.
REGISTER by email -and You will receive a link to PAY YOUR REGISTRATION FEE
Be sure to provide:
Your pattern choice
Each color you would like
When registration closes November 2nd, we will notify everyone where to pick up your supplies.
Claudia Lash will be presenting a lecture and trunk show for our program this month. After quilting for a long time, Claudia decided to write a pattern for one of her quilt designs. After one pattern became three or four, Claudia started a small business in her house on Presto Avenue called Presto Designs . Presto Avenue Designs was located on a tiny street in a tiny town surrounded by a big city and although she's moved to a bigger house, she's more excited than ever to create quilt patterns, teach and lecture.
Claudia loves most all types of quilts, most all colors, and many quilting techniques. Sometimes she enjoys traditional design with complicated piecing and other times she is more thrilled with a contemporary style. Sometimes she likes to use paper foundation piecing. Sometimes she uses hand appliqué and sometimes machine appliqué. Claudia loves most all types of quilts, most all colors, and many quilting techniques her lecture and trunk show is sure to have something for everyone!
RaNae Merrill - Lecture: Quilt any design with 6 Basic Shapes
Quilt Any Design with Six Basic Shapes
Skill Level: All levels
Materials: Download Material List
LIVE ONLINE through the Zoom platform.
Six basic shapes make the building blocks of all free-motion quilting patterns. Learn what they are, how to embed them in your muscle memory BEFORE you go to the sewing machine, and how to combine them to create any pattern. Quilters of all levels can use this technique for either domestic or longarm machines. Based on my book Free-Motion Mastery in a Month: A Block a Day to Machine Quilting Success.
Fort Worth Quilt Guild presents RaNae MerrillOur online speaker for August is RaNae Merrill.
Please visit the www.ranaemerrillquilts.com to purchase any of RaNae’s books and
Information about the meeting and a link to the zoom session is in the first PDF attachment below. (RaNae Merrill Welcome Letter)
The second attachment has hints and tips for using ZOOM
(Using ZOOM Tips sheet)
Jackie Lehto will present a program on Using Scraps. Don't throw away any more of your scraps and see what you can do with them in this fun & entertaining program!
Stay tuned for details on the July meeting! We are looking forward to getting to see each other again via a zoom meeting.
We will not hold an April meeting at the church due to ongoing restrictions on large gatherings. The officers are working on a video presentation of our current works in progress, but the details have not been worked out. There will be more information in the newsletter.
If you have suggestions or questions contact a board member or send an email to the guild at FortWorthQG@gmail.com (or reply to this email).
Also check the guild website https://www.fwqg.org/ for additional information and updates.