Austin Area Quilt Guild




Guild Meetings

    • June 06, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Faith Lutheran Church, 6600 Woodrow Ave, Austin, 78757



    Bess Lomax Hawes National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow

    Historian, Curator, Author, Lecturer, Artist, Mentor, Founder, and Facilitator — the remarkable and tireless Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi has left her mark on many lives. Trained as an aerospace engineer, Carolyn Mazloomi turned her sites and tireless efforts in the 1980s to bring the many unrecognized contributions of African American quilt artists to the attention of the American people as well as the international art communities. 

    Visit Dr Mazloomi's beautiful site https://carolynlmazloomi.com

    6:45 pm Show and Tell, 7:00 pm meeting 

    • 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 Westminister Presbyterian Church of Austin and virtual by ZOOM.

    6:45 pm Show and Tell, 7:00 pm meeting 

    Join us for our special guest, MJ Kinman, presenting her Gems & Joy Trunk Show. 

    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

    • 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.

    6:45 pm Show and Tell, 7:00 pm meeting 

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


    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

Past guild meetings

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
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