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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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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2018 QuiltFest meetings will be held at Structura's office at 9208 Waterford Centre Blvd. Suite 100, Austin Texas which near the intersection of Highway 183 and Burnet.
Going north on Burnet, cross under 183 and take the next left onto Waterford Circle. Go 1 block and the building is on the right on the corner. Go 1/2 a block more and make a sharp right hand turn down the driveway and another sharp right into the parking lot. On Saturday there will be plenty of parking by the front door.
We are excited to be able to show our Raffle Quilt at the Austin RV expo! We will also have a Red, White & Blue, and Baby Bundle to show our charity projects. This is an opportunity to share our guild info to non-quilting venues.
We will be there for 2 days only. Sign up for lots of fun.
There is a fee for parking in the parking garage. However, there is parking available on streets, but may require searching.
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Link to all Raffle Quilt Promotion sign ups. To find manually, log in to our website, look under Members Area, Quiltfest, Raffle Quilt Promotion.
Mini workshop for the QuiltFest Boutique
This is a GREAT chance to meet some of your fellow guild members in a fun, social setting. New members are encouraged to sign up as this is a fun way to get to know other members of our Guild.
Hosted by: Cheryl Degan
Project: Fabric Covered Cotton Rope Bowls, trivets and coasters
Sign up for this FUN workshop and learn how to make fabric covered cotton rope bowls, trivets, and coasters. Items made in the workshop will be donated to the AAQG Boutique to sell as a Guild fundraiser at the 2018 Quilt Show.
Registration online is required. Limited to 10 participants.
Workshop fee : $7.00 payable online. (non-refundable and will be used to buy supplies for the workshop including one glue stick and a package of cotton clothesline rope for each participant).
If you have never made a clothesline bowl you may wish to watch the following tutorial prior to the workshop so you can get started right away, but no prior experience is necessary. https://cynthiafrenette.com/fabric-basket-tute-updated/
We are excited to be able to show our Raffle Quilt at one of our local quilt stores. This weekend is their monthly "5 at the Hive" and draws lots of traffic.
We will be there for 2 half days only. Sign up for lots of fun.
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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.
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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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We are excited to be able to show our Raffle Quilt at one of our local quilt stores. We will be there for 2 full days and one half day during the Bluebonnet Shop Hop. Sign up for lots of fun.
Never been to a retreat, or know someone who has never been either — Now is your chance!
Come to The Main House In Kerrville and experience comfort while quilting with your friends new and old.
Creations Quilt Store in Kerrville has recently built a beautiful facility right next door.
Cost for the retreat is $255 for AAQG members and $270 for non members. Your check will be deposited when your registration form is received.
Arrive at noon on Thursday and have until Sunday afternoon at 4 pm to quilt your “Projects Half Done” or start a new project.
Registration is limited to 20 so that we can all have 3 full tables of work space and plenty of design wall space. That way there is no waiting to arrange and preview your layout.
Confirmation letters, maps and suggested items to bring will be emailed out about one month prior to the retreat.
The retreat fee covers in addition to your room and use of the facility, supper Thursday, breakfast and supper on Friday and Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Lunch for the other days is available a short distance away at the local restaurants or you can bring food to prepare in the microwave or oven. Refrigerator and freezer space is available for the guests.
There will be light breakfast items, fruit, milk and juice available in the facility refrigerator.
If you have any questions, email or call: Kathleen Clendennen, firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-757-4531.
6:45 pm Show and Tell, 7:00 pm meeting
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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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