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    • July 09, 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual Lecture by Zoom
    • 14
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    This is a 1-hour lecture by Zoom.

    Over the course of the last 25 years, MJ Kinman's quilts have taught her ways to help them sparkle and glow. They’ve shown her the power of value contrast, saturation contrast, asymmetry, and transparency.

    In her new lecture Color Play: Beyond Color Theory, she'll share what she has learned about how to add sparkle and radiance to your quilt designs. No matter your design inspiration – whether it be landscapes, flowers, portraits, animals, abstracts, or gems – these concepts translate to all types of work. This class encourages experimentation in an environment of joyful exploration and play. When it comes to color there are no wrong answers! We all see color differently. Different things make our heart sing. And MJ will give you tools to make that happen. Following the lecture, using strips of solid fabrics in a rainbow of colors, values, and saturation, you’ll create “color windows”, 12” blocks of concentric squares that showcase these concepts. Be inspired by MJ to create a variety of blocks to begin a quilt top in the style of iconic artist and professor Josef Albers’ series 'Homage to the Square.'

    Click here for more information from the original workshop to get an idea of the topic for MJ's 1-hour lecture. 

    Click to view MJ's website

    • July 10, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • ZOOM
    • 10
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    This is a workshop on ZOOM.

    Using the design and piecing techniques MJ Kinman relies on to create her giant gemstone quilts, students will create their own singularly beautiful work of faceted light in the Bite-Size Gems one day workshop.

    Freezer paper piecing techniques are powerful techniques that can transform any quiltmaker’s ideas into reality. This is NOT foundation paper piecing! Instead this is traditional piecing using freezer paper as your template.

    Over the course of a single, day-long session, students will learn how to:

    • Create a freezer paper pattern based on a mock-up of a bite-size gem provided to each student
    • Understand how different types of fabrics impact the flow of light and color across their design
    • Assemble the fabric facets to create their own 18”-square mini-quilt of faceted color

    Click here for full workshop description and supply list.

    Click to view MJ's website

    • July 11, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Westminster Presbyterian Church of Austin, 3208 Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

    AAQG July General Meeting will be a HYBRID meeting – in-person at Westminster Presbyterian Church of Austin and virtual by ZOOM.

    6:30 pm Arrive in-person or on Zoom; 6:45 pm Show and Tell; 7:00 pm Meeting; ~7:30 pm Program Presentation and Q&A

    Join us for our special guest, MJ Kinman, presenting her Gems & Joy Trunk Show. She will be joining us by Zoom.

    The most beautiful gemstones capture light and reflect it back to us with unique brilliance, revealing their fiery personalities. Every gem has a story to tell…just like people.

    This slide lecture and trunk show chronicles MJ's own story – her 20+-year adventure learning how to create the biggest diamonds in the world in cloth. Most importantly, though, the underlying message to her audiences throughout her presentation is the importance of choosing joy and saying “no” to fear, both in our creative lives and in our personal lives. During her presentation, she'll discuss how she learned to spot gemstones with personality – the unique configuration of light and color that translate into a successful work of art. She'll discuss her techniques to create and assemble the hundreds of pieces in each diamond, materials used to create the wash of color and light across a gem's surface, and the quilting techniques that enhance a gem's facets.  MJ may even talk a little bit (maybe a lot) about Kentucky Bourbon, as she describes the gem quilts in her series “Bourbon Diamonds!” And as so often happens with any artist's decades-long journey, she will share insights gleaned from her walk away from the Corporate Life and into the Creative Life.

    MJ's conversation with lecture participants includes the following topics:

    1. Selecting gemstones with “personality” – the unique configuration of light and color that translate into a successful work of art

    2. My unique use of single-foundation piecing techniques, including the coding I’ve developed for color wash, placement, and adjacency

    3. Techniques for painting fabric that provide my diamonds with depth of color and flow of light across the facets

    4. Quilting techniques that enhance the diamond’s facets

    5. Embracing joy and the creative life

    Click to view MJ's website

    • July 12, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom

    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.

    Topic: AAQG July Board Meeting

    Time: July 12, 2022 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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    • July 16, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Please attend this AAQG 2022 Qulltfest Committee Meeting.

    All committee meetings will be held via Zoom. Please email if you can not attend. Thank you.


    ZOOM LINK 

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    • August 06, 2022
    • August 07, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Onion Creek Senior Center, 420 Bartons Crossing, Buda, TX 78610
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    This is an in-person 2-day workshop.

    Linda Hasselberg is the owner of Wimberley Stitch Studio and designer of Hassle-Free Patterns in Wimberley, Texas. Create a collage masterpiece using a published pattern (such as an Emily Taylor, Laura Heine, or Susan Carlson pattern) in Linda’s 2-day workshop, Fabric Collage: Simplifying the Complex.

    New location! AAQG wants to ensure that our members in the greater south Austin area and beyond have access to a workshop location closer to home. This fabric collage workshop is located in Buda – easily accessible on I-35 south as well as the TX-1 Loop South/I-45.

    When the Textile Collage patterns began arriving at Linda's shop, she and her team became interested in trying to help her clients understand how it worked. Requests for classes began. Intimidated by the complexity of these patterns, students both feared and desired to create beautiful collages. That is when Linda, who loves to simplify complex patterns, became obsessed with this art form. Now Linda brings her fabric collage workshop to our guild members. 

    This workshop is for all skill levels, even non-quilters! Sewing machines are not needed for the 2-day workshop, however, the collage quilt top will need to be finished by either longarm or sewing machine to ensure all fused pieces are secured. 

    Registration Opens: May 8, 2022

    Registered workshop participants will receive instructions and a supply list by email from Linda. 

    Click to view Wimberley Stitch Studio's website. Use an existing published collage pattern that you may already have or purchase one for this workshop. Registered workshop participants receive 10% off their workshop supplies (collage pattern, fabrics, Lite Steam-a-Seam 2, etc.) at Wimberley Stitch Studio. Use code: AAQGaug

    • August 08, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Westminster Presbyterian Church of Austin, 3208 Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

    AAQG August General Meeting will be a HYBRID meeting - in-person at Westminster Presbyterian Church of Austin and virtual by Zoom.

    Join us for our special guest, Linda Hasselberg, owner of Wimberley Stitch Studio and designer of Hassle-Free Patterns in Wimberley, Texas.


    6:30 pm Arrival in-person and in Zoom; 6:45 pm Show and Tell, 7:00 pm Meeting; 7:30 pm Program Presentation and Q&A 

    Learning to sew as a child, Linda was a self-taught quilter through the 80s and 90s. Pursuing her passion after her children were older, she never turned back. She took classes, loved to quilt daily, then purchased a longarm. After working and longarm quilting for a quilt shop in the Rio Grande Valley, Linda never thought she would own one someday... but dreams do come true. In 2013, Wimberley Stitch Studio was born.

    When the Textile Collage patterns began arriving to the shop, she and her team became interested in trying it to help her clients understand how it worked. Requests for classes began. Intimidated by the complexity of these patterns, students both feared and desired to create beautiful collages. That is when Linda, who loves to simplify complex patterns, became obsessed with this art form. From small classes to 3-Day retreats and guild lectures, Linda loves to encourage others that they can create a collage masterpiece using a published pattern and then, if they choose, branch out to design their own.

    Click to view Wimberley Stitch Studio's website. 

    • August 09, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom

    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.

    Topic: AAQG August Board Meeting

    Time: August 9, 2022 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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    • August 20, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Please attend this AAQG 2022 Qulltfest Committee Meeting.

    All committee meetings will be held via Zoom. Please email if you can not attend. Thank you.


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    • September 10, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Please attend this AAQG 2022 Qulltfest Committee Meeting.

    All committee meetings will be held via Zoom. Please email if you can not attend. Thank you.


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    • September 12, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Westminster Presbyterian Church of Austin, Fellowship Hall, 3208 Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

    AAQG September General Meeting will be a HYBRID meeting – in-person at Westminster Presbyterian Church of Austin and virtual by Zoom.

    Join us in-person for an informal fall social to thank all of our members for all of your hard work to prepare for our 2022 QuiltFest.

    6:30 pm Arrival in-person and in Zoom; 6:45 pm Show and Tell, 7:00 pm Meeting; 7:30 pm Final preparation for QuiltFest 2022 and Q&A 




     

     



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    • September 13, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom

    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.

    Topic: AAQG September Board Meeting

    Time: September 13, 2022 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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    • September 23, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • September 25, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Palmer Events Center



    • October 01, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Austin Sewing Machines & Quilting, 1601 S. IH 35, Suite 300, Round Rock, TX 78664
    • 11
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    Let's take a modern approach to an ancient textile art in this fun and productive Itajime Shibori class, Welcome to the Fold. You will fold, clamp and dye your way into a unique collection of bold and graphic Itajime patterns. This technique and tool driven class will teach you five main folds and show you how to create infinite patterns with the use of 12 high quality acrylic shaped resist template sets.

    There is a $100 materials fee for this workshop in addition to the workshop registration fee of $40. Your materials kit includes a three (3) yard pack of Cindy's high quality PFD (prepared for dyeing) fat quarters, all dye, fixatives, detergent, gloves and mask, along with a reusable toolkit that contains mixing cups and spoons, squeeze bottle and funnel, and a set of high quality resist shaped templates. Click here to order your materials kit directly from Cindy. 

    Hands On Hand Dyes is a line of DIY (Dye It Yourself!) Kits developed by fiber artist and color specialist Cindy Lohbeck of Scottsdale, AZ. Cindy has worked as a professional faux finisher and muralist, and also owned a tie-dyed clothing business in the early years, all of which helped refine her color mixing skills. With the addition of quilting to her creative repertoire in 2002, all of her passions collided and Hands On Hand Dyes was born.

    Committed to quality, convenience and simplicity, her hand-dye kits teach color mixing, dye techniques, and valuable lessons in fast, fun, and affordable methods. There is even a non-toxic textile detergent to ensure that each treasured hand dyed fabric is brilliant and color fast. Each kit starts with her own brand of high quality prepared for dye fabric. This 100% Cotton, mercerized “PFD” dyers cloth has become a favorite, and ensures each student will achieve remarkable results. It is also crafted in the USA!

    Participant Supply List  

    Art clothes or apron and comfortable shoes 

    1 plastic tote bin and lid – approximately 24” x 18” x 6” 

    Craft scissors 

    Permanent marker 

    1 large plastic bag (lawn & garden size)  

    Roll of paper towels 

    A dozen - 4” and four (4) - 6” spring clamps – plastic works best. (Check the big orange box store, dollar stores, and pjtool.com for best prices.) The more clamps you have, the more creative you can be! 

    Registration Opens: Sunday, July 3, 2022

    Click to view Cindy's website.

    • October 02, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Austin Sewing Machines & Quilting, 1601 S. IH 35, Suite 300, Round Rock, TX 78664
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    Kick your ice dyeing up a notch in this mash up of Shibori, tie dye and ice dyeing! Cindy's folding and pleating tips, and fabric dyeing tricks will leave each student with a unique collection of radiant ice dyed mandalas and more! 

    There is a $100 materials fee for this workshop in addition to the workshop registration fee of $40. Your materials fee includes five (5) yards of Cindy's very own line of high quality PFD (prepared for dyeing) quilter's cotton, all dye, fixatives, detergents, bindings, gloves, dust mask, and a reusable toolkit that contains mixing cups and spoons, funnel, squeeze bottles and the Flexi-Net ice dyeing net. Click here to order your materials kit directly from Cindy. 

    Hands On Hand Dyes is a line of DIY (Dye It Yourself!) Kits developed by fiber artist and color specialist Cindy Lohbeck of Scottsdale, AZ. Cindy has worked as a professional faux finisher and muralist, and also owned a tie-dyed clothing business in the early years, all of which helped refine her color mixing skills. With the addition of quilting to her creative repertoire in 2002, all of her passions collided and Hands On Hand Dyes was born.

    Committed to quality, convenience and simplicity, her hand-dye kits teach color mixing, dye techniques, and valuable lessons in fast, fun, and affordable methods. There is even a non-toxic textile detergent to ensure that each treasured hand dyed fabric is brilliant and color fast. Each kit starts with her own brand of high quality prepared for dye fabric. This 100% Cotton, mercerized “PFD” dyers cloth has become a favorite, and ensures each student will achieve remarkable results. It is also crafted in the USA!

    Participant Supply List

    Art clothes or apron and comfortable shoes 

    12 large or 15 medium binder clips (office supply store)

    1 plastic tote bin and lid – approximately 24” x 18” x 6” 

    Craft scissors 

    18” to 24” acrylic ruler 

    Water soluble fabric marker or fabric marking pencil – medium color 

    1 large plastic bag (lawn & garden size)  

    Roll of paper towels 

    Registration Opens: Monday, July 4, 2022

    Click to view Cindy's website.

    • October 03, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Westminster Presbyterian Church of Austin, 3208 Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

    AAQG October General Meeting will be a HYBRID meeting – in-person at Westminster Presbyterian Church of Austin and virtual by ZOOM.

    6:30 pm Arrive in-person or on Zoom; 6:45 pm Show and Tell; 7:00 pm Meeting; ~7:30 pm Program Presentation and Q&A

    Join us to meet our special guest, Cindy Lohbeck, fiber artist and color specialist, for her presentation Diary of a Dyehard

    Having worked in textiles and fabric dyeing for over 30 years, Cindy Lohbeck is truly a DYEHARD at heartCindy was raised with a passion for creativity and color. Her mother taught her to sew at age 7, and she has worked with fabric ever since. With more than 25 years of experience as an interior designer, she has a love of textiles and an eye for color that is the foundation for her winning designs.

    She has worked as a professional faux finisher and muralist, and also owned a tie-dyed clothing business in the early years, all of which helped refine her color mixing skills. With the addition of quilting to her creative repertoire in 2002, all of her passions collided and Hands On Hand Dyes was born. Hands On Hand Dyes is a line of DIY (Dye It Yourself!) Kits for quilters developed by Cindy in Scottsdale, AZ. Committed to quality, convenience and simplicity, her hand-dye kits teach color mixing, dye techniques, and valuable lessons in fast, fun, and affordable methods. Her beautiful color pallets and value gradations are perfect for today’s busy quilter and make hand-dying fabric accessible to everyone.

    Click to view Cindy's website

    • October 20, 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • October 23, 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Texas Quilt Barn - LaGrange, TX - 5512 N US Hwy 77 La Grange, TX 78945
    • 4
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    Registration for Guild Members starts June 1st.

    New Location! (https://www.texasquiltbarn.com/quilt-retreat-in-south-central-texas.htm) new month! 

    Come and rest up from the September AAQG Quilt Show and make plans for the Houston Quilt Show!

    Our guild offers 2 retreats a year. Enjoy your time working on your own projects (any type of sewing, hand work) and work at your own pace.  This retreat allows you to spend time enjoying the company of fellow quilters and seeing new projects.

    The guild asks that all who attend be vaccinated against COVID-19. Should you have any questions concerning this requirement, please feel free to contact the retreat coordinator using the link provided below.

    Dinner is served Thursday night and all meals are included through a brunch Sunday morning.

    The retreat fee covers room, board and administrative services required to coordinate the retreat. Confirmation letters, maps and suggested supplies to bring are sent out approximately one week prior to the retreat.

    If you have any questions, email retreatfall@aaqg.org or call the coordinator at the following numbers:

    Coordinator:  Mary Lorenz
    512.913.3016 – I will return your call if you leave a message

    Co-Coordinator: Laura Murphy

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