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SLO Quilters

San Luis Obispo, California

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2014 SLO Quilters Programs

January

Guild Meeting

Date: Monday, January 13, 2014

Program: "My Stash to Yours" (Janis Benedict and Julie Towery)
Shop, Talk and Bring a Friend! We will have a "My Stash To Yours" sale to raise extra funds for our guild. We would love donations of patterns, books, notions, unfinished projects and fabrics. We will also have some unsold boutique items and some extra inventory from coffee can raffle available. You are encouraged to bring friends that would enjoy the sale and like seeing what we do in our guild. Tea, cider and cookies will be served. This will be a social meeting, a chance to reconnect after the holidays, please bring show and tell, a friend, and your checkbook or CASH! Be prepared to shop. All unsold items will be offered to coffee can, charity quilts committee, library, Hospice or Goodwill.

Donations can be turned in to Janis Benedict (544-3504), Julie Towery (544-5128), or Irene Dailey (544-7080).

Time: 6:30 p.m. Social Hour, 7:00 p.m. Meeting

Location: Congregational United Church of Christ
11245 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, California

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February

Guild Meeting

Date: Monday, February 10, 2014

Program: Sandi Cummings, "Thinking Outside the Block"

Time: 6:30 p.m. Social Hour, 7:00 p.m. Meeting

Location: Congregational United Church of Christ
11245 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, California

Workshop

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Leader: Sandi Cummings, "Thinking Outside the Block"

This is a class for those who would like to do something experimental in concept, to move beyond the traditional block format.  Sandi will demonstrate some of her approaches to strip piecing and playing with small units that are the starting point for many of her quilts.  Jump right in with fabric, and design as you go, rather than using paper and pencil.  Sewing with no templates or patterns, you’ll be encouraged to experiment with both design and color – all while having fun.

Cost: $45.00 members/$55.00 non-members

Supplies:

  • Sewing machine and general sewing supplies
  • Rotary cutter, board, and straight edge
  • A piece of pellon fleece or flannel and masking tape to stick it on the wall
  • 6” or 6 ½" square if you have it
  • 12” or 12 ½" square if you have it (not necessary to buy it)
  • Recommended Text: "Thinking Outside the Block", by Sandi Cummings, C&T Publishing
  • Fabric: I will be showing you two different methods of working, so it becomes difficult to tell you exactly what to bring. The first style of working could get you started on a piece that you might very well like to complete when you get home. For that please bring a selection of fabrics in different values (lights, mediums, and darks) and in a variety of scales (small, medium, and large prints).  You can include stripes, polka dots, or plaids, if you like.  Anything goes. You will also need a few solid or hand dyed (background-type) fabrics. They should be half-yard pieces.

The second half of the class I will be showing you a more experimental way of working. For that, you will need ½ yard of light and ½ yard of dark fabric that you will cut up and combine. This may be a solid black and a solid   white. The most important thing is that there should be a good contrast between the two. And who knows?  Maybe you’ll love those results and again want to carry on at home.

Email: sandiwcummings@gmail.com

Time: 9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.

Location: Congregational United Church of Christ
11245 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, California

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March

Guild Meeting

Date: Monday, March 10, 2014

Program: Dede Leece lecture, "Tips For Strips"

Time: 6:30 p.m. Social Hour, 7:00 p.m. Meeting

Location: Congregational United Church of Christ
11245 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, California

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April

Guild Meeting

Date: Monday, April 14, 2014

Program: Liz Berg lecture, "Journey from a Traditional Quilter to Art Quilting"

Time: 6:30 p.m. Social Hour, 7:00 p.m. Meeting

Location: Congregational United Church of Christ
11245 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, California

Workshop

Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Leader: Liz Berg, "Design for Art Quilts"

Cost: $45.00 members/$55.00 non-members

Time: 9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.

Location: Congregational United Church of Christ
11245 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, California

Workshop Details

This one day class will get you started in understanding some basic composition ideas utilizing the elements and principles of design. We will not be covering the element of color in this class as it is a class by itself.

Students will work through various mockups of the elements using scrapes of fabric and gluing them on to 4 x 6” index cards. The work will be primarily abstract.

Supplies Needed
  • fabric scissors
  • 9” x 12” sketchbook, spiral bound
  • 2-3 fresh glue sticks
  • 4 x 6 unlined index cards (package)
  • A couple of sheets of tracing paper (good quality)
  • Mechanical pencil
  • Magazines (3-4) of images of specific things such as fish, leaves, trees, rocks, buildings, coral sea images, etc…not sweeping landscapes
  • Scraps of fabrics including lights, mediums, and dark fabrics—large scale and multicolor prints do not work very well, batiks and solids or tone-on-tone fabrics work great for this.

Sew Day

Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014

Cost: $10 SLO Quilters; $15 non-guild members

Time: 9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.

Location: Congregational United Church of Christ
11245 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, California

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May

Guild Meeting

Date: Monday, May 12, 2014

Program: Community Quilts and Ice Cream Social

Time: 6:30 p.m. Social Hour, 7:00 p.m. Meeting

Location: Congregational United Church of Christ
11245 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, California

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June

Guild Meeting

Date: Monday, June 9, 2014

Program: "Drag and Brag" - Sew Day participants will share their projects

Time: 6:30 p.m. Social Hour, 7:00 p.m. Meeting

Location: Congregational United Church of Christ
11245 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, California

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July

No Meeting

August

Guild Meeting

Date: Monday, August 11, 2014

Program: Bobbi Porter trunk show

Time: 6:30 p.m. Social Hour, 7:00 p.m. Meeting

Location: Congregational United Church of Christ
11245 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, California

Workshop

Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Leader: Bobbi Porter, "Improvisational Quilt Backs and Labels"

Time: 9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.

Location: Congregational United Church of Christ
11245 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, California

Supply List

Sewing machine and extension cord
¼” foot
Free motion foot
Frixion pen (if you have one)
Rotary cutter, mat, and ruler
Tape measure
Fabric scissors
Mechanical pencil
Seam ripper (maybe)
Dark thread for label
Neutral thread for piecing
Quilt tops that need backs

Fabric for Backs: Your choices should go with the feel of the quilt front.
Orphan blocks
Left over strips and scraps
Panels
Fabric you wouldn’t mind using up
Solid fabric for label

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September

Guild Meeting

Date: Monday, September 8, 2014

Program: "5 x 5" Five guild members will each share five of their quilts

Time: 6:30 p.m. Social Hour, 7:00 p.m. Meeting

Location: Congregational United Church of Christ
11245 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, California

Sew Day

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014

Time: 9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $10.00

Location: Congregational United Church of Christ
11245 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, California

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October

Guild Meeting

Date: Monday, October 13, 2014

Program: Patt Blair, "A Painter's Path to Quilting"

Time: 6:30 p.m. Social Hour, 7:00 p.m. Meeting

Location: Congregational United Church of Christ
11245 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, California

Workshop

Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Leader: Patt Blair, "Painting on Fabrics with Inks"

Time: 9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.

Location: Congregational United Church of Christ
11245 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, California

This class is perfect for those that don’t draw, don’t paint, but wish they could. Bring an enlarged photo tracing from one of your own photos or choose from one of my ready to go drawings. Create your own drawing using the E-Z Drawing Method or download Patt’s Ready To Go 18” x 24” Options (PDF)

You’ll paint using TSUKINEKO Fabric Inks and special stick applicators.

Supply List

  • Pencil and notebook for taking notes
  • An ultra fine sharpie marker to write on ink bottles/pens
  • No less than ½ yard PFD - prepared for dying white fabric. You can wash and iron plain white fabric if necessary or I will have PFD available in class. I like a smooth surface, high thread count type that feels like percale…eg. Hoffmans PFD pattern#1377. I’ll have some for sale with me.
  • Appx a fat quarter of white or off white scrap fabric (to practice on)
  • Fabric scissors
  • Masking or painters tape
  • 1 white large smooth surface plastic trash bag (like for tall kitchen cans)
  • White plastic picnic plate to mix on should you wish to mix inks (totally optional)
  • election of colors of your choosing of Tsukineko inks in small bottles (for sale in classroom or bring your own)
  • Fantastix painting applicators by Tsukineko (for sale in classroom or bring your own)
  • Paper towels – just a few
  • If you already own some fabric markers, bring ‘em if you’d like to use
  • An empty 1 gallon Ziploc for safely transporting supplies home
Optional:
  • Of the size you wish to paint…A Basic line drawing (ala coloring book simplicity) of an item you’d like to paint. You might want to keep this first project manageable in size…i.e. around 20 x 20 or smaller.
  • I have several choices of ready to go drawings available so create your own only if you want.
  • Full line of Inks, Fantastix applicators, fabric and markers available for sale in classroom.

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November

Guild Meeting

Date: Monday, November 10, 2014

Program: "Make-and-Take Holiday Gift Tags"

Time: 6:30 p.m. Social Hour, 7:00 p.m. Meeting

Location: Congregational United Church of Christ
11245 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, California

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December

Guild Meeting

Date: Monday, December 8, 2014

Program: "Holiday Potluck"

Time: Social time 6 p.m.; meeting/potluck begins at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Congregational United Church of Christ
11245 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, California