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    • March 02, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Virtual Workshop
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    Virtual Workshop

    Mola Magic- Margaret Willingham

    March 2, 2023

    10:00am to 5:00 PM CST with a lunch break

    Registration Dec 3 for members, Jan 17 for non-members

     

    For all skill levels.

    Mola a las Kuna Indians of the San Blas Islands of Panama

         

    Molas are a fascinating and beautiful tradition from Panama. Learn how to build the layers of a mola and add applique after construction to accent your piece.  

    Open up your Creative Possibilities! 

    No machine necessary!  All handwork.

    Margaret Willingham is an experienced teacher who specializes in teaching her signature, non-traditional method for hand and machine reverse applique that makes it easy and FUN! Eye of the Beholder’s method is called: Trace, Baste, Snip & Stitch.

    In all workshops every student: has a front row seat with our multiple camera set up; will gain proficiency and skill as you learn the needed techniques in an encouraging environment; will be given clear explanations combined with step-by-step demos, plenty of time to practice your stitching and time to ask questions; will learn our simple, non-traditional methods plus tips and tricks to help you stitch like a pro; receive advice on use of fabric and texture to give that ‘wow’ effect with your pieces. Discuss how to quilt your reverse applique piece, too.

    Her 10 years of teaching quilting is anchored in 40 years of training dancers of all ages and skill levels. Margaret has taught her hand and machine reverse applique methods to quilters nationally at Road to CA, Vermont Quilt Festival, AQS shows, KCRQF, Applique Away on Galveston Bay, Academy of Applique and QuiltFest . Quilting is a journey and Margaret will inspire yours to be taken creatively and joyfully with grace.

    See more of Margaret's work at her website:  Eye of the Beholder

    Please check the supply list carefully for information on ordering a pattern and a kit by February 9, 2024.

    Supply List: Mola Magic

    • March 03, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Virtual Workshop
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    Virtual Workshop

    Reverse Applique- Added Dimensions 

    Margaret Willingham

    March 3, 2023

    10:00am to 5:00 PM CST with a lunch break

    Registration Dec 3 for members, Jan 17 for non-members

     

    For all skill levels.

    Reverse Applique:  Added Dimensions

          

    Have you admired reverse applique, but reluctant to try? 

    Now is the time to learn from a master.  Margaret's superb patterns and teaching make it all so simple!

    No machine necessary!  All handwork.

    Margaret Willingham is an experienced teacher who specializes in teaching her signature, non-traditional method for hand and machine reverse applique that makes it easy and FUN! Eye of the Beholder’s method is called: Trace, Baste, Snip & Stitch.

    In all workshops every student: has a front row seat with our multiple camera set up; will gain proficiency and skill as you learn the needed techniques in an encouraging environment; will be given clear explanations combined with step-by-step demos, plenty of time to practice your stitching and time to ask questions; will learn our simple, non-traditional methods plus tips and tricks to help you stitch like a pro; receive advice on use of fabric and texture to give that ‘wow’ effect with your pieces. Discuss how to quilt your reverse applique piece, too.

    Her 10 years of teaching quilting is anchored in 40 years of training dancers of all ages and skill levels. Margaret has taught her hand and machine reverse applique methods to quilters nationally at Road to CA, Vermont Quilt Festival, AQS shows, KCRQF, Applique Away on Galveston Bay, Academy of Applique and QuiltFest . Quilting is a journey and Margaret will inspire yours to be taken creatively and joyfully with grace.

    See more of Margaret's work at her website:  Eye of the Beholder

    Please check the supply list carefully for information on ordering a pattern and a kit by February 9, 2024.  

    Supply List:  Supplies - Added Dimensions - The Crowns

    • March 04, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Hybrid: Zoom and Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3208 Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

    AAQG March General Meeting will be a HYBRID meeting 

    March 4, 2024, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER

    Margaret Willingham

    Reverse Applique: Revealing Beauty

                

    What is reverse appliqué?  What is the difference between appliqué and reverse appliqué? When was it developed and by who? How do you quilt reverse appliqué? What is hidden will be revealed! 

    Zoom Call Link:  https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85204812698?pwd=WDA2cHc5Zmc2aGhnWTliYmtpcmR1dz09

    Call for Zoom Show 'n Tell:  For those attending by Zoom, if you have a Show 'n Tell, please send a photo to  president@aaqg.org by noon, seven days before the meeting. Please limit entries to 2. Photos received after the deadline will be included in the next monthly meeting Show 'n' Tell deck. For those in-person, please bring your Show 'n Tell pieces to share at the meeting. 

    In-person meeting location:  Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3208 Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX 78703


    • March 17, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Honey Bee Quilt Store, 9308 Anderson Mill Rd #300, Austin 78729
    • 14
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    Open Sew Day

    Where:  Honey Bee Quilt Store, 9308 Anderson Mill Rd #300, Austin 78729

    Time:  9am to 4 pm


    Just you, your project and your quilting community!  Talk about happiness!

    Bring your machine and a project. Or hand work if that is your groove.  

    New and beginning quilters are all welcome!

    There is a $10.00 charge to cover the rental of the space. (No refunds)

    Bring a sack lunch, if desired.  

    Questions:  president@aaqg.org

    • April 01, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Hybrid: Zoom and Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3208 Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

    AAQG April General Meeting will be a HYBRID meeting 

    April 1, 2024, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Zoom Call Link:  https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85204812698?pwd=WDA2cHc5Zmc2aGhnWTliYmtpcmR1dz09

    Call for Zoom Show 'n Tell:  For those attending by Zoom, if you have a Show 'n Tell, please send a photo to  president@aaqg.org by noon, seven days before the meeting. Please limit entries to 2. Photos received after the deadline will be included in the next monthly meeting Show 'n' Tell deck. For those in-person, please bring your Show 'n Tell pieces to share at the meeting. 

    In-person meeting location:  Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3208 Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX 78703


    • May 03, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Virtual
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    Virtual Workshop

    Happy Villages

    Karen Willingham

    May 3, 2023

    9:30 AM-3:30 PM CDT

    Registration Feb 3 for members,  Mar 19 for non-members

      

    Explore the freedom of fabric collage! No seams to piece or match, no lines to trace ... Just free form cutting of step and window shapes. Step by step your little village will magically come to life.  Finished size 16 1/2 inch square. 

    Karen says "Since I was a little girl I have always felt the need to create. I consider myself a serious “doodler” – pencil in hand, I just love making lines and patterns. Color had always intimidated me, because I didn’t enjoy the mess of mixing paints and I didn’t have the color confidence to select the right colors. Fabric was a welcome relief to my dilemma– colors came already “pre-mixed” – no color charts, no mess, no fuss AND I  could work with them anywhere in the house. I do love painting on fabric now, which I happily cut up and use in my fabric art."

    See more of Karen's work at her website:  Quilted Lizard

    Supply List:  Happy Villages Supplies and Instruction

    Karen recommends her book (optional) for this workshop:  Happy Villages Book - Amazon

    • May 04, 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Virtual
    • 15
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    May Virtual Workshop

    Accidental Landscapes

    Karen Willingham

    May 4, 2023

    9:30 AM-3:30 PM CDT

    Registration Feb 3 for members,  Mar 19 for non-members

       


    A surprisingly simple quilted scene using Karen’s layered topstitching technique. Gentle rolling hills of green fabric strips combine with distant peaks to create peaceful vistas. Include a lake or a field of wildflowers. The variations are endless!  See how quilting and embellishment can enhance your landscape.  

    Finished Size: approx. 9” x 12” without borders (size varies)

    Karen says "Since I was a little girl I have always felt the need to create. I consider myself a serious “doodler” – pencil in hand, I just love making lines and patterns. Color had always intimidated me, because I didn’t enjoy the mess of mixing paints and I didn’t have the color confidence to select the right colors. Fabric was a welcome relief to my dilemma– colors came already “pre-mixed” – no color charts, no mess, no fuss AND I  could work with them anywhere in the house. I do love painting on fabric now, which I happily cut up and use in my fabric art."

    See more of Karen's work at her website:  Quilted Lizard

    Supply List: Accidental Landscapes Supplies and Instructions

    Karen recommends her book for this class (optional):  Accidental Landscapes Book - Amazon

    • May 06, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Hybrid: Zoom and Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3208 Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

    AAQG April General Meeting will be a HYBRID meeting 

    May 6, 2024, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER:  KAREN ECKMEIER

    Happy Villages and Accidental Landscapes

    Two totally different techniques with the same fun results! 

     
      

    Karen shares her two favorite approaches to playing with fabrics: Fabric collage (Happy Villages) and layered/topstitching (Accidental Landscapes). This lighthearted and informative power point presentation will show you how the techniques evolved and will inspire you to try fabric collage or layered/topstitching in your own creations. 

    Zoom Call Link:  https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85204812698?pwd=WDA2cHc5Zmc2aGhnWTliYmtpcmR1dz09

    Call for Zoom Show 'n Tell:  For those attending by Zoom, if you have a Show 'n Tell, please send a photo to  president@aaqg.org by noon, seven days before the meeting. Please limit entries to 2. Photos received after the deadline will be included in the next monthly meeting Show 'n' Tell deck. For those in-person, please bring your Show 'n Tell pieces to share at the meeting. 

    In-person meeting location:  Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3208 Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX 78703


    • June 03, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Hybrid: Zoom and Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3208 Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

    AAQG April General Meeting will be a HYBRID meeting 

    June 3, 2024, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Zoom Call Link:  https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85204812698?pwd=WDA2cHc5Zmc2aGhnWTliYmtpcmR1dz09

    Call for Zoom Show 'n Tell:  For those attending by Zoom, if you have a Show 'n Tell, please send a photo to  president@aaqg.org by noon, seven days before the meeting. Please limit entries to 2. Photos received after the deadline will be included in the next monthly meeting Show 'n' Tell deck. For those in-person, please bring your Show 'n Tell pieces to share at the meeting. 

    In-person meeting location:  Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3208 Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX 78703


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