In this workshop, you will first learn how to paint images with Procion dyes on cotton. Learning to control the dyes will be emphasized. Among other things, we will cover blending, layering, special effects and painting without bleeding. All of these techniques can be used to create images a complex as portraits or as simple as a line on a scarf. We will explore new ideas about how to use quilting to enhance the look of your painted cloth. The main objective is to use quilting lines to create depth, texture, tension, or shadowing which will give a new dimension to your quilt. The workshop is based on free-motion machine quilting but the design techniques can be adapted to hand quilting. Experience in machine quilting or hand quilting is required.
Additional $40 Supply Fee (not included in workshop fee) is required and payable to Hollis on 1st day of class, July 6, 2018. Please come prepared.
Registration Starts: April 7, 2018
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Click here to visit Hollis Chatelain's beautiful website
Morning 10 am Show and Tell, 10:15 am meeting
Come, see Hollis' beautiful trunk show of textiles from Africa. In this presentation, Hollis will help the audience understand the importance of the cloths in West Africa and how much the everyday life revolves around them. She will also show a variety of hand-woven, industrial woven and printed textiles from Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Niger, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria. West Africa has an extremely rich culture in textiles. It produces some of the most beautiful fabrics in all of Africa and is known worldwide for its traditional weavers, dyers and the elegant dress of the people. Don't miss this meeting and the opportunity to see each again!
Click here to view Hollis Chatelain's beautiful website
6:45 pm Show and Tell, 7:00 pm meeting
Don't miss this meeting! During this lecture, Hollis will using her large quilts and photos of her work and life in Africa. She will take us on a voyage starting with her discovery of African cloth on through the evolution of my artwork. Leaving the USA with the Peace Corps just after college and living 12 years in West Africa has had a major impact on her artwork.
Click here to view Hollis Chatelain's website
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.
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.
Opportunity to visit Wimberley Valley Guild to show quilt & sell tickets.
Link to Sign up Genius for Wimberley Guild
Link to webpage with all of the Sign up Genius events currently scheduled.
Link to Raffle Quilt Sightings on our show page.
To find manually, log in to our website, look under Members Area, Quiltfest, Raffle Quilt Promotion.
Opportunity to visit Poppy Quilt'N Sew in Georgetown to show quilt & sell tickets.
Link to Sign Up Genius for Poppy Quilt'N Sew
Don't miss Second Chance Boutique!
6:45 pm Show and Tell, 7:00 pm meeting
Opportunity to visit Sew Much More to show quilt & sell tickets.
Link to Sign up Genius for Sew Much More
Opportunity to visit Austin Sewing Machines & Quilting in Round Rock to show quilt & sell tickets.
Link to Sign Up Genius for Austin Sewing Machines & Quilting
Link to sign up for Quilt Guild of Greater Houston, morning meeting
Link to sign up for Quilt Guild Greater Houston evening meeting
We are excited to be able to show our Raffle Quilt at two of our wonderful loca quilt shops.
Thursday, 8/23 will be at The Cotton Cupboard
Friday, 8/24 & Saturday, 8/25 will be at A Qulter's Folly.
Link to Sign up Genius for Sizzlin' Summer Shop Hop.
To find manually, log in to our website, look under Members Area, Quiltfest, Raffle Quilt Promotion. Link to webpage with all of the Sign up Genius
Keep it Simple Fall Retreat
Registration opens August 2nd for non-members.
Every quilter longs for hours of uninterrupted quilting, especially when facing a deadline. This is the perfect opportunity for you to put the final touches on your QuiltFest Entry! Or, if that is all done, begin something new and fun for relaxation. Spend time enjoying the company and seeing new projects.
Participants bring their own projects to work on during the retreat, and everyone works at their own pace.
The retreat fee covers room, board, supplies and administrative services required to coordinate the retreat. Confirmation letters, maps and suggested supplies to bring are sent out approximately one month prior to the retreat.
If you have any questions, email or call Ceil Hart, firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-415-7495.
Link to Sign Up Genius A Sewing Basket, Salado
Hey, don't I know you?!? Don't miss an evening of letting your inner social butterfly shine! Come prepared for fun while meeting quilters new and old! Not age related but can be :)
Bring 10 - 15 "social butterflies" with your name on it to exchange with 10 - 15 social butterflies you've not met yet. Girl Scouts know this as SWAPS. Please, do not bring or make anything anything you can not part with. Bringing "social butterflies" are optional.
6:45 pm Show and Tell, 7:00 pm meeting,
Link to sign up for sign up genis Brazos Bluebonnet Guild
Opportunity to visit Cibolo Creek Guild to visit to show quilt & sell tickets.
Link to sign up for sign up genis Cibolo Creek Guild
Link to sign up genis Wildflower Quilt Guild
Link to sign up genius Highland Lakes Guild
Visual depth has fascinated artists for centuries, Karen has developed a quick and easy rotary technique that allows you to make quilts with a 3-D look. This is Karen's favorite class because it is so easy to create truly amazing quilts of illusion. Let Karen share her secrets, so you may become a master of illusion!
Additional supply fee $16 to be paid to Karen. Please come prepared.
Registration Starts: July 8, 2018
Click here to visit Karen Comb's web site
How did you do that?! This is what your friends will ask after you take this class. Create this truly stunning 3-D quilt with Karen’s special rotary cutting techniques, along with tricks and tips. A perfect class for a quilter with sewing experience.
Additional supply fee $18 to be paid to Karen. Please come prepared.
Registration Starts: July 9, 2018
Click Here for Supply List
Click here to visit Karen Combs' site
Explore the world of optical illusions with Karen as she shows you some of the wonderful quilts that she has created. A beautiful and inspiring trunk show.
Click here to visit Karen Combs' site
Baby Bundles time! Come out and help make special quilts for special bundles of joy!
Description coming soon
Registration Starts: Sept 1, 2018
Supply List coming soon
Click here to view Susan Shie's web site
Lecture and Quilts with Susan Shie
Workshop description coming soon
Registration Begins: October 5, 2018
Supply List will be provided
Visit David's beautiful quilts hand appliqued and machine quilted.
Program description coming soon
10 am Show and Tell, meeting and lecturer follow
Click here to visit David Taylor's site
Program description coming soon.
Susan Edmonson will present a fun filled weekend of crazy quilting and quilt embroidery workshops. Don't miss crazy fun weekend! Description will be provided.
Registration Starts: November 4, 2018
Click here to view Susan's site
Program description will be provided
Workshop description will be provided
Registration Starts: Dec 2, 2018
Click here to view Valerie's site
No April fooling! Yes, it's our second guild social of the program year. Don't miss it! SWAPS with a twist. Details in January 2019. Send any ideas you have to make this a social to remember!
Students will create units that are cut from long strips and then sewn together and remade in a Seminole pattern. The strips can be very colorful and are suitable to be used in a small quilt, wall hanging, or as accent to brighten up a garment. American Indians originally developed the Seminole technique. Please note: this class will focus on Seminole techniques, as opposed to Seminole piecing.
Registration Starts: February 3, 2019
Supply list will be provided soon
Click here to visit Rachel's website
Students will create a small quilt or garment that will "speak" for them. Using a traditional or a contemporary pattern each student will be encouraged to create a one of a kind work that is reflective of the creator's personality or ethnicity or expresses a social or political sentiment and/or express a sense of humor. A variety of construction and embellishment techniques will be explored. Students will be encouraged to mix contrasting prints, explore ethnic fabrics, colors and textures and to add buttons, ribbons, beads or whatever is necessary to make the quilt into a personal statement.
Registration Starts: Feb 4, 2019
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Description will be provided
*Models will be needed
Click here to view Rachel's website
6:30 pm Show and Tell, 7:00 pm meeting
Terre Walker is a Judy Niemeyer Quiltworx certified instructor. She will teach workshop based on a Quiltworx selection.
Workshop Image and Description Coming Soon
Registration Starts: March 3, 2019
Supply list to be provided
Click here to view Quiltworx site
Terre Walker is a Judy Niemeyer certified instructor. Program description will be provided