Austin Area Quilt Guild




Guild Meetings

    • July 12, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom

    Marie Bostwick is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of heartwarming fiction for women. Drawing on her lifelong love of quilting and themes of special relevance to modern women, Marie’s Cobbled Court Quilt series has gained a dedicated following among quilters as well as those who’ve never threaded a needle. Marie’s most recent novel, The Restoration of Celia Fairchild, was published in March 2021. Her lifestyle blog, “Fiercely Marie” encourages women to live every minute and love every moment.

    Marie lives in Oregon with Brad, her husband of thirty-seven years. When not writing, she enjoys quilting, reading, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. She travels extensively, speaking at libraries, bookstores, quilt guilds, and at quilt shows.

    You can find out more about Marie and her books and blog  on her website -  https://mariebostwick.com

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


     

     

    • August 02, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
    • ZOOM


    Bring a hoop, light colored fabric, needles, and embroidery floss for our Sewcial. Niku will demonstrate some embroidery stitches and share favorite supplies and techniques. 

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

    Click here to visit XO Stitches' website: http://xostitches.net

     

     

    • September 13, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom

     

    Enjoy a front-row seat to a 60-minute presentation that is packed with design inspiration, tips and tricks, entertainment, and a virtual trunk show finale!

    Mel Beach shares her love of free motion quilting as it relates to her guilty pleasure of watching reality television!!  She’ll share her own unscripted, real-life adventures of learning to free-motion quilt. 

    You won’t want to change channels as she confesses her fear factors, extreme makeover story, myth busting tips and tricks for quilting on a domestic sewing machine, and “show”mance with some of her favorite tools and notions!  Be sure to set your TiVo and DVR, so you don’t miss this humorous and inspirational presentation - complete with a trunk show finale! 

    Mel Beach is a San Jose, California based quilt artist, teacher, and lecturer, who breks away from tradition by adding her own modern, beautifully textured, and colorful twists. She loves stretching her creativity through her completion of 90+ quilt challenges at the local and international level. her quilt designs draw upon her inquisitive nature of asking "What if?" and "Why not?", working in a series, comedy improv studies alsong with her love of nature, photography, and sketching.

    Her award-winning quilts have been juried into national quilt shows and traveling exhibits and published in books and magazines.

    She has been a Michael Miller Fabric Ambassador, AccuQuilt GO! Getter, Aurifil Artisan, and a Featured Artist on Quilting Arts TV (series 2500 and 2600), The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims (episode 2112), and has several articles published in Quilting Arts Magazine.


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

    Click here to visit Mel's website http://melbeachquilts.com

     

     

    • October 04, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom

    David Owen Hastings will begin with a review of his stitched paper artwork. Then he will delight us with examples of where quilters can find inspiration in the world around us, and how his journey as a maker has taken him from gallery artist into the world of modern quilting.

    David is a quilt designer and instructor, graphic designer, artist, and creative coach. David has been knitting and sewing since he was a child. He has also created some of his own textiles through dyeing and painting, incorporating these fabrics into quilts and wall hangings. David’s graphic design business focuses on helping nonprofit organizations with their branding, websites and print publications. In his artwork, David explores patterns, shapes, colors, and textures found in nature. His paper-based artwork often incorporates monotype printing, sometimes mixed with photography, and is stitched with a sewing machine.

    David offers one-on-one coaching, branding, and design consultation for creative people of all types. He was the 2020 President of the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild.

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


    Click here to visit David's site http://davidowenhastings.com

     

     

    • November 01, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom

     


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


     

    • December 06, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (CST)
    • Zoom

    Get some tips on falling in love with free-motion quilting. Come with your free-motion questions and concerns. Leave with enthusiasm for jumping into FMQ!

    Christina Cameli has been sewing since she was a child and in 2003, she fell in love with quilting. Since then, she’s authored four quilting books, traveled the country teaching, filmed multiple online classes and designed quilt patterns and fabric. She’s also a nurse-midwife, a single mom and a paddle boarder.

    Christina lives in Portland, Oregon with her two kids, their rescue lab mix and a ton of houseplants. Quilting is where she “puts herself back together.” She loves teaching and creating and sharing the incredible journey of being human.

    Christina writes the quilting blog A Few Scraps and is a member and past president of the Portland Modern Quilt Guild. For Christina, there is a powerful community aspect to quilting. It connects us to one another, across time and space. Her blog allows her to connect with quilters worldwide, to share ideas and inspiration, humor, and beauty. She believes quilting is for everyone, regardless of budget or style or experience. She sees quilting as an art, a living, breathing art that we are all creating together. She works against quilt elitism by encouraging everyone to make the quilts they like and not worry about anyone else’s opinions. 

    Christina has a special interest in helping quilters become comfortable with free-motion quilting. She has a series of free-motion quilting tutorials on her blog and is the author of “First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting: 24 Projects for Fearless Stitching”.

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

    Click here to visit Christina's site http://christinacameli.com

     

     

    • January 10, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (CST)
    • ZOOM

    Learn how to spark creativity in yourself with challenges that will have everyone thinking outside the box. This trunk show has more ideas than you will know what to do with to get you not only learning new techniques but building your quilting and creative confidence.

    Melilssa Marginet grew up next door to her wonderful grandmother near Bruxelles, Manitoba and she credits her for a great start to a creative life. Melissa has lived in Manitoba all her life, in several areas of the province.  She currently lives in Beausejour with her husband.  She has one daughter and three beautiful grandchildren.

    Although she had made a couple of quilts prior, she caught the quilting bug in 2001 when she took a Log Cabin class to get rid of some fabric she had laying around. Melissa belongs to two quilt guilds: Manitoba Prairie Quilters and Winnipeg Modern Quilt Guild. She also heads a quilt group, Common Threads in the town where she lives.  Melissa is the creator and webmaster of Quilt Manitoba, a website that lists quilt resources, links, and activities for quilters living in, or visiting Manitoba.

    Melissa loves to teach, and she especially loves to teach quilting. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and inspiring others. She is a DIY quilter from beginning to end and encourages others to do the same.  Melissa believes there is no right or wrong way, there are different ways.  Each person needs to find what works best for them.

    Melissa has written two books on walking foot quilting as well as several patterns. 

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

    Click here to visit Melissa's website http://melissamarginet.ca/

     

     

    • February 07, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (CST)
    • ZOOM

    Our own life experiences can play a big role in our work as quilters. In this presentation and trunk show Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill will share how she applies her graphic design training and practices to design quilts while showing a selection of her award-winning quilts. Come hear, see  and be inspired as Sheri describes her creative journey and process.

    Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill is a designer, quilt pattern publisher, award-winning quilter, educator, and creative entrepreneur. With the help of books and the Internet, she taught herself how to sew and discovered her love of designing and making quilts. As a trained and practicing graphic designer, her quilts start with a concept and research shapes the design. Her work is inspired by her everyday life and experiences.

    Sheri’s quilts have gained international recognition, including awards from QuiltCon, International Quilt Festival, Quilt Week/Paducah, the Quilt Alliance, and the Modern Quilt Guild. Additionally, her work has been featured at art centers and galleries around the country. Her work has been included in books and publications such as Modern Quilts: Designs of the New CenturyModern Patchwork and International Quilt Festival Scene. She self-publishes and distributes her quilt patterns, which can be found at quilt shops worldwide and online. Sheri enjoys giving presentations and teaching nationally.

    Sheri was awarded the first annual Craftsy Quilt Designer Fellowship in 2016. This fellowship enabled her to debut Whole Circle Studio’s first booth at International Quilt Market in Houston, Texas in October 2016.

    As an active member of the modern quilt community, Sheri collaborates with leading industry organizations such as Aurifil, Janome, Art Gallery Fabrics, Oliso, Ruby Star Society/Moda Fabrics, and The Warm Company. She designed, created and filmed two segments for Fresh Quilting, a public television show co-produced by the Modern Quilt Guild and KS Productions. Most recently, Sheri filmed an hour-long online course in collaboration with the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

    Sheri works from her home studio in the suburbs of New Haven, Connecticut—a hop, skip and jump away from New York City. She loves to chat about design and quilts. 


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

    Click here to visit Sheri's website http://wholecirclestudio.com

     

     

    • March 07, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (CST)
    • Zoom

     

    Does the thought of a Challenge make you nervous? Find out how to be inspired and reduce your pattern to a fun mini size that takes a lot less time to make. Lots of Challenge quilts will be shared.

    Kellie Willey’s quilting journey started in 2008 when she met her future mother-in -law, Sally Willey.  She was a quilter and asked if Kellie had ever wanted to quilt.  Kellie casually said "Yes".  A few months later, after Kellie and Sally's son married, Sally gave Kellie a vintage Kenmore sewing machine, a rotary cutter, cutting mat and rulers.  She also invited Kellie to share her stash and her friend's stash!  Kellie took a beginner quilting class and was hooked.  At first, she worked on lap-sized quilts.  Then one day Auntie Chloe (Sally's sister) taught Kellie how to foundation piece and make a small Christmas quilt.  This started her obsession with making tiny quilts. 

    Kellie loves the traditional quilts of the past.  Some of her favorite patterns are the Double Wedding Ring, Log Cabin and Crazy Quilts. It is challenging and fun to recreate old looks with a mini modern look. Over the years she has found inspiration in many great pattern books on miniature quilting.  She finds them in used book stores, at Thrift Stores, on Amazon and on the free table at her Guild meetings.  Several of these books have been gifts from friends and family.  Years ago, Miniature Quilt Magazine was published and ran for several years.  It is filled with great patterns and photos of miniature quilts and ways to display them.  She has collected the past issues and have almost every one of them.  She also loves to go to quilt shows and be inspired by the beautiful quilts of today.

    Kellie and her family live in Sacramento, California.

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


    Click here to visit Kellie's website  http://littlequiltcreations.com

     

     

    • April 04, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom

    Deborah Boschert shares her most recent art quilts and talks about developing her own personal style. Tons of examples of her favorite techniques, materials and themes. She’ll tell stories about exciting collaborations, surprising discoveries and finding inspiration in unexpected places.

    Deborah is an artist, author and teacher. She creates art quilts with layers of fabric, paint, and stitching. The personal symbols and details in her work reflect her experiences and feelings about places she’s lived and the things she’s done. In her art quilts, the tiny details are as important as the over-all design. As in life, every-day little joys compliment the bigger adventures. 

    Her award-winning art quilts have been exhibited in quilt shows and art galleries throughout the United States and internationally. She has appeared on Quilting Arts TV and The Quilt Show. She is published in many books and magazines. Deborah is the author of Art Quilt Collage: A Creative Journey in Fabric, Paint and Stitch

    Deborah regularly gives presentations and workshops to quilt guilds and visual arts groups. She is always eager to share her ideas about creativity and the possibilities of creating with fabric. She gently nudges students to try new things as they work through the process of creating original art that they love. 

    Deborah also is a past President of Studio Art Quilt Associates. She lives near Dallas, TX with her husband and two kids. She loves to travel, do crossword puzzles, drink coffee, practice yoga and listen to podcasts.


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

    Click here to visit Deborah's website http://deborahsstudio.com

     

     

    • May 02, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom

    Quiltfest 2022 showcase and merchandise sales!

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


     

     

    • June 06, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom

    A social event! Participate in the 2022 Quilt Challenge. 


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


     

     

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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