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
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
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”.
Click here to visit Christina's site http://christinacameli.com
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.
Click here to visit Melissa's website http://melissamarginet.ca/
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 Century, Modern 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.
Click here to visit Sheri's website http://wholecirclestudio.com
She believes that learning how to create a small-scale quilt can be FAST, FUN and REWARDING! Enjoy hearing how to quickly and accurately make a miniature quilt from a person who is not afraid to go tiny and loves to share that passion! Kellie feels fortunate that she can share her craft with so many other people. There is always something new and exciting to learn in quilting and she can't imagine ever running out of ideas for all the little quilts she wants to make. Kellie enjoys finishing lots of quilts every month instead of working for months on a large quilt. She enjoys taking large traditional patterns and miniaturizing them using various methods.
During her lecture you will hear tips and techniques that will take the fear out of miniature quilting. Kellie encourages quilters to enjoy the process and get comfortable with scaling down their work. Her philosophy is "You already know how to cut, piece and sew, and it's easy to make it smaller once you know the tricks”. Kellie’s teaching style is fun and relaxed. During her workshops, most students leave with a finished quilt top!
Kellie recently started producing her own line of miniature quilt patterns. Please visit her website to see more of her work at https://www.littlequiltcreations.com/ and follow her on Facebook at Kellie Willey's Little Quilts.
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.
Click here to visit Deborah's website http://deborahsstudio.com
Quiltfest 2022 showcase and merchandise sales!
A social event! Participate in the 2022 Quilt Challenge.