Austin Area Quilt Guild




Guild Meetings

    • January 09, 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Westminster Presbyterian Church of Austin, 3208 Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

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


    Karen K. Stone will join us by ZOOM for her lecture, a trunk show of her evolution as a quilt maker, which includes early and late quilts, and works in progress.

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

    A quilter since 1986, Karen’s inspiration manifests equally of innovation and tradition. Her quilts have won numerous awards, including first prizes in international competitions, and her designs appear frequently in exhibition. Her Clam Session quilt received the Master of Innovative Artistry award at IQA in 2009, and her Indian Orange Peel Quilt was People’s Choice at Quilt National ’95. Having enjoyed success in design, publication and teaching, she finds no greater satisfaction than in hand-finishing a newly quilted piece, with the possible exception of making someone else’s color challenge her business. Karen holds degrees in Piano from Baylor and Indiana Universities, has two beautiful daughters, three exemplary cats, and rides her bike from historic Deep Ellum in Dallas, TX.

    Click to view Karen's website

    • February 06, 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Westminster Presbyterian Church of Austin, 3208 Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

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


    Join us to meet award-winning fiber artist Andrea Brokenshire in-person for her lecture, My Journey as an Art Quilter. Andrea's Desert in Spring, pictured above, won The Gammill Master Award for Machine Artistry at the 2021 International Quilt Festival. 

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

    Andrea Brokenshire (AMB Fiber Art and Design) is a national and international award winning fiber artist and instructor from Round Rock, Texas who specializes in contemporary art quilts which depict botanical imagery inspired by her photography. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Oregon State University in 1984. She combines her love of the natural world and fabric with her art. Andrea’s art quilts depict large scale flora appliquéd and then thread-painted onto a “confetti “ background of multiple fabrics reminiscent of the impressionistic era. “I try to express the essence of a flower with fabric. The curve of a petal, the vibrancy of color and the diversity of flora to me is sexy... beautiful. For me, the creative process is a journey as essential as breathing. An expression of self.”

    Check out the latest from Andrea on her Facebook page, AMG Fiber Art and Design.

    • March 06, 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Westminster Presbyterian Church of Austin, 3208 Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

    AAQG Corporate Meeting and Spring Social

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

    Join us for our corporate meeting where we will hold elections for next program year's guild officers. Arrive in-person or on Zoom at 6:30pm; Show and Tell at 6:45pm; Corporate Meeting starts at 7pm; Spring Social commences upon completion of our Corporate Meeting.  

    Our Spring Social is being planned by our Hospitality Committee and Board of Directors. More to come...

    • April 03, 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Westminster Presbyterian Church of Austin, 3208 Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

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


    Join us to meet quilter and author Gyleen X. Fitzgerald in-person for her lecture, The Creative Art of Finishing. Stop the madness! Don’t get bogged down with unfinished projects instead consider them new possibilities. Vintage or newly abandon discover creative ways to reconfigure or upcycle orphan projects to suit today’s life style. Let’s talk about how to finish.

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

    Gyleen Fitzgerald makes quilts that blend color, pattern and texture to provide a contemporary essence in traditional quilting. Her strength as a quilter is demonstrated by the infusion of engineering tools and innovative techniques to simplify visually complex quilts. She shares her enthusiasm for quilting through interactive lectures and workshops. As a writer, Gyleen centers on quilt project books and how-to videos, magazine articles, haiku poetry, and children’s books. 

    An avid quilter, Gyleen has earned Best of Show honors and as a publisher, she is a Gold Medal winner for Polygon Affair…So Easy You’ll Fall in Love and Quilts: Unfinished Stories with New Endings.  She is best known for inspiring Trash to Treasure Pineapple Quilts and the creation of the Pineapple Tool by Gyleen. 

    Gyleen has appeared on The Quilt Show and Lifetime TV promoting a contemporary spirit in traditional quiltmaking.

    For Gyleen, dreams hold no limits.  Ray, her husband is her shining light and quilting is her passion; together her life is in balance.

    Gyleen is a Philadelphia, PA native who spent her formative years in Taiwan and Japan. 

    Click to view Gyleen's website.

    • May 01, 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Westminster Presbyterian Church of Austin, 3208 Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

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

    Patricia Belyea Spirit Quilts: When a Quilt is More Than a Quilt Pictured left: Family Guy

    Patricia Belyea takes joy in creating Spirit Quilts for families who are celebrating a life or mourning a loss. Listening to their stories and incorporating the clothes of a loved one, Patricia has learned how stitching memories into quilts completely transforms their meaning and power. Patricia includes an overview of Spirit Quilts she’s made over the past decade.

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

    A creative quilt maker, speaker and teacher, Patricia co-owns Okan Arts with her

    daughter Victoria. The small family business imports vintage Japanese textiles for adventuresome quilters. Patricia teaches online quilting workshops focused on curved piecing to students around the world.

    Learn more about Patricia and Okan Arts at okanarts.com.

    • June 05, 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Westminster Presbyterian Church of Austin, 3208 Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

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


    Join us to meet Linda Sullivan in-person for her lecture, Colourwerx Trunk Show. Who would have guessed that two professionals from television would discover their life long passion in quilting and go on to create new careers, own a quilt shop and design a line of best selling patterns? In this one hour lecture, Linda - along with her partner, Carl - will take you on their colourful, crazy, quilty journey that started some 18 years ago with the very first Linderella quilt designs to their current obsession for pure colour within their new company, Colourwerx. Lots of show & tell and lots of quilts from their 20+ years of quiltmaking!

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

    It’s no surprise that Linda loves colour and loves creating colourful contemporary quilt designs and patterns as well as teaching the art of quiltmaking! With over 22 years experience as a professional quiltmaker, Linda is intensely passionate about the art of quiltmaking. Always searching for a twist on traditional quiltmaking, her designs are well known for their contemporary whimsical look, adventurous appliqué and fearless use of colour. She enjoys collaborating with her partner, Carl, in their design company Colourwerx, designing surface patterns, self publishing a line of best selling quilt patterns and traveling to share their love of colour with quilters around the world.

    To learn more about Linda and Colourwerx, visit www.colourwerx.com

Past guild meetings

October 02, 2022 AAQG Community Voices Event (ZOOM)
October 01, 2022 AAQG Community Voices Event
September 30, 2022 AAQG Community Voices Event
September 12, 2022 September Monthly Meeting – Guild Fall Social – Hybrid
September 27, 2020 AAQG Raffle Quilt Drawing - ZOOM
March 02, 2020 Monthly Evening Guild Meeting - Lecture with Carol Soderlund
February 03, 2020 Monthly Evening Guild Meeting -Traditional, Art, Modern —Notes From The Field
February 03, 2020 Quarterly Morning Guild Meeting - Patchwork to Artwork—Journey Of An Alaskan Quilt Maker
January 06, 2020 Monthly Evening Guild Meeting - Swing Coats: A Civil Rights Tribute:Lecture and Trunk Show with Patricia Montgomery
December 09, 2019 Monthly Evening Guild Meeting - Lecture and Trunk Show of Quilts with Cindy Needham
November 04, 2019 Monthly Evening Guild Meeting - Baby Bundles Sew In
October 07, 2019 Monthly Evening Guild Meeting - Strengthening Creative Process Lecture and Quilts with Jane Dunnewold
October 07, 2019 Quarterly Morning Guild Meeting - Strenghtening Creative Process Lecture and Quilts with Jane Dunnewold
September 09, 2019 Monthly Evening Guild Meeting - Fall Guild Social
August 05, 2019 Monthly Evening Guild Meeting - Second Chance Boutique
July 01, 2019 Monthly Evening Guild Meeting - Lecture and Trunk Show with Laura Wasilowski
July 01, 2019 Morning Guild Meeting - Lecture and Trunk Show with Laura Wasilowski
June 03, 2019 Monthly Evening Guild Meeting - Lecture and Trunk Show with Terre Walker
May 06, 2019 Monthly Evening Guild Meeting - Lecture and Fashion Show* with Rachel Clark
May 06, 2019 Quarterly Morning Guild Meeting - Lecture and Fashion Show* with Rachel Clark
April 01, 2019 Monthly Evening Guild Meeting - Susan Shie: Drawings and Quilts and Gift of Quilting Preview
March 04, 2019 Monthly Evening Guild Meeting - Lecture and Trunk Show with Valerie Goodwin
February 04, 2019 Monthly Evening Guild Meeting - Lecture and Trunk Show with Susan Edmonson
January 07, 2019 Monthly Evening Guild Meeting - Lecture and Quilts with David Taylor
January 07, 2019 Morning Guild Meeting - Lecture and Quilts with David Taylor
December 03, 2018 Monthly Evening Guild Meeting
November 05, 2018 Monthly Evening Guild Meeting - Baby Bundles Sew In
October 08, 2018 Monthly Evening Guild Meeting - Quilts of Illusion Lecture and Trunk-show with Karen Combs
September 10, 2018 Monthly Evening Guild Meeting - Fall Guild Social
August 06, 2018 Monthly Evening Guild Meeting - Second Chance Boutique
July 09, 2018 Monthly Evening Guild Meeting - West Africa Textiles with Hollis Chatelain
July 09, 2018 Quarterly Morning Guild Meeting - Influences of Africa with Hollis Chatelain
June 04, 2018 Evening Monthly Meeting-Pushing Creativity with "What if?" with Rayna Gillman
May 07, 2018 Evening Monthly Guild Meeting - 2018 QuiltFest Information
April 09, 2018 Evening Monthly Guild Meeting - Reasons to Quilt with Edyta Sitar
April 09, 2018 Quarterly Morning Monthly Guild Meeting - Reasons to Quilt with Edyta Sitar
March 05, 2018 Evening Monthly Guild Meeting - Cotton and Indigo from Japan with Teresa Duryea Wong
February 05, 2018 Evening Monthly Guild Meeting - 2 Kinds of Tension with Sally Terry
January 08, 2018 Monthly Evening Guild Meeting - Painting with Cloth with Kate Pasquini Masopust
January 08, 2018 Quarterly Morning Guild Meeting - Quilts and Quilt Trips with Katie Pasquini Masopust
December 04, 2017 Evening Monthly Guild Meeting - Finding Your Voice with Lorraine Torrence
December 04, 2017 Morning Guild Meeting - Design Elements for Quilters with Lorraine Torrence
November 06, 2017 Evening Monthly Guild Meeting - Baby Bundles Sew-in
October 02, 2017 Evening Monthly Guild Meeting - Being Me with Lola Jenkins
October 02, 2017 Morning Guild Meeting - Being Me with Lola Jenkins
September 11, 2017 Evening Monthly Guild Meeting - The Journey of an Award-Winning Quilt with Nancy Prince
September 11, 2017 Quarterly Morning Guild Meeting - The Journey of an Award-Winning Quilt with Nancy Prince
August 07, 2017 Evening Monthly Guild Meeting - Second Chance Boutique
July 10, 2017 Monthly Guild Meeting - Sewing with Strangers
June 05, 2017 Monthly Guild Meeting - Corporate Meeting and Twenty Tips and Tricks for Better Machine Quilting
May 01, 2017 Monthly Guild Meeting - What's It Worth? Appraising your quilt and Understanding it's Value with Marcia Kaylakie
May 01, 2017 Monthly Guild Meeting - What's It Worth? Appraising your quilt and Understanding it's Value with Marcia Kaylakie
April 03, 2017 Monthly Guild Meeting - Liberalism In Quilting: Free-form Art Quilts with Gail Garber
March 06, 2017 Monthly Guild Meeting - Corporate Meeting and Gift of Quilting Teachers Meet and Greet
February 06, 2017 Monthly Guild Meeting - Pages from the Make It Simpler Notebook with Anita Grossman Solomon
January 09, 2017 Monthly Guild Meeting - Lauren Alisa Austin - "The Diversity of African American Art Quilts"
January 09, 2017 Monthly Guild Meeting - AM - Lauren Alisa Austin - "Freeing up my Artist within – My journey from traditional to art quilts"
December 05, 2016 Monthly Guild Meeting - "Under the Influence" with Jane Sassaman
November 07, 2016 Monthly Guild Meeting - Baby Bundles
October 03, 2016 Monthly Guild Meeting - Colorific Quilts - The Lecture with Mickey Depre
October 03, 2016 Monthly Guild Meeting - AM - Let's Get Hexed! with Mickey Depre
September 05, 2016 No Monthly Guild Meeting in September
August 01, 2016 Monthly Guild Meeting - 2nd Chance Boutique
July 11, 2016 Monthly Guild Meeting - Making the Transition from Traditional Quilter to Art Quilter with Valerie C. White
July 11, 2016 Monthly Guild Meeting - AM - Making the Leap "From Traditional Quilter to Art Quilter with Valerie C. White
June 06, 2016 Monthly Guild Meeting - PM - Rapid Fire Half-Square Triangles with Cheryl Matzen
June 06, 2016 Monthly Guild Meeting - AM - Rapid Fire Half-Square Triangles with Cheryl Matzen
May 02, 2016 Monthly Guild Meeting - QuiltFest Show Preview
April 04, 2016 Monthly Guild Meeting - Crazy Quilts Then & Now with Julie Craig
March 07, 2016 Monthly Guild Meeting - PM - Two Block Wonders with Nancy Mahoney
March 07, 2016 Monthly Guild Meeting - AM - Treasures from the 1930s with Nancy Mahoney
March 06, 2016 Monthly Guild Meeting - AM - Making the Leap "From Traditional Quilter to Art Quilter with Valerie C. White
February 01, 2016 Monthly Guild Meeting - Quilts & Techniques with Jan Krentz
January 04, 2016 Monthly Guild Meeting - My Journey with Red & White Miniatures with Ellen Carter
December 07, 2015 Monthly Guild Meeting - PM - For the Love of Linen with Cindy Needham
December 07, 2015 Monthly Guild Meeting - AM - Threads, Fact and Fiction with Cindy Needham
October 05, 2015 Monthly Guild Meeting - Folded Fabric Elegance with Rami Kim
September 14, 2015 Monthly Guild Meeting - Color My World Latin Style with Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli
August 03, 2015 Monthly Guild Meeting - Second Chance Boutique
May 04, 2015 Monthly Guild Meeting - Red Work Through the Year with Rosie Deleon McCrady
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software