Our Exciting 2021 Programs!!
There is a $5 for guests attending a Presenter's Program
Workshops are $45 with $5 optional for lunch (sandwich, soda, chips and cookie)
Carol Veillon, President of Quiltmania, Inc. will be joining us from France via Zoom to share what it takes to be a magazine publisher. Quiltmania is the publisher of specialty quilt magazines (Simply Modern, Simply Vintage and QUILTmania) and various books.
February 1, 2021:
(Program January 31st )
We are so excited to introduce our first national speaker for 2021—Cindy Grisdela, contemporary art quilter!
Cindy Grisdela, from Reston, VA, is an award-winning fiber artist with over 30 years' experience creating eye-catching quilts. She specializes in improvisational quilt designs and dense free motion quilting, and she travels extensively all over the country teaching and lecturing to guilds and groups. She is excited by the opportunities to continue sharing her work using live online classes and lectures.
Cindy is the author of Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free Motion Quilting, published by C&T Publishing. Her quilt designs have been published in numerous books and magazines, and she appeared in three episodes of Quilting Arts TV—#2101, #2104, and #2213—discussing Fearless Curved Piecing, Scrappy Improv Blocks, and Secrets of the Art Show Circuit. She was awarded Best Use of Color – Innovative at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in 2019 and Best of Show at the Downtown Art Festival in Gainesville, FL in 2015, among other awards.
She will be joining us via Zoom on Sunday, January 31st for a workshop, and then Monday, February 1, at our Guild meeting.
Lecture: Anatomy of an Improv Quilt. Have you ever wondered how to create an Improv Quilt without a pattern? Where do you start? How do you know when it’s finished? Cindy will share her tips and tricks in this entertaining lecture about the process for working improvisationally from start to finish.
Workshop: Mini Improv Puzzle Blocks. Create a small quilt using Improv Log Cabin blocks and Angled Stripes in a variety of sizes and put them together into a unique composition–like a jigsaw puzzle. There’s no measuring or precise cutting and each quilt will be unique. Students may also choose to include orphan blocks or leftovers from other projects. We will discuss color choices and using simple design principles to create an original dynamic composition.
Jumping for Joy
10” x 20”
We will be accepting registrations starting September 14. To register, notify Barbara Means or Leigh Ann Kloefkorn via email and indicate how you would like to pay. The workshop will be $45. This may be paid via Venmo (CES now has an account) or by check. Please mail checks to: Barbara Means, 741 Creekside Bend, Alpharetta, Georgia 30004
If any slots remain available after December 1, the workshop will be opened to non-member registration. A supply list will be made available.
March 1, 2021 Barn Quilts Program via Zoom: Suzi Parron, Barn Quilts
April 5, 2021 Lisa Wise, Re-Loom
May 3, 2021 “Out of the Trunk and Off the Table” by Mary Kerr
May 22, 2021 workshop "Wonky Star" by Mary Kerr
June 7, 2021 “Color Theory” by Anne Sullivan
July 12, 2021 Annual Community Service Sew Day
August 2, 2021 Vintage & Antique Member Trunk Show
September 13, 2021 “Shoot Your Quilt” by Trudy Cleveland
September 18 & 19—Workshop via Zoom: “How to Photograph Your
Quilts Like A Pro” by Trudy Cleveland
October 4, 2021 Annual Member Garage Sale
November 1, 2021 Annual Guild Challenge
December 6, 2021 Holiday Party
2020 Programs we have already enjoyed:
January 6, 2020:
We will present our annual business meeting. Also during this meeting we will have our Garage Sale (several of our members will be offering quilt related items for sale - an event not to be missed to pick up patterns, books, and tools). We will also be drawing our Clues for our 2020 Challenge based on the boardgame Clue. Will you be Miss Scarlet, in the Library, with the lead pipe? (There will be two Challenge categories: pieced and applique). Also, bring your orphan blocks for an event scheduled later in the year.
February 3, 2020:
Roger Winchell will be presenting our February guest lecturer and workshop. If you haven't seen his quilts check out his website: http://www.hequilts.com. Also, bring your orphan blocks for an event scheduled later in the year.
March 2, 2020:
Back by popular demand - Techniques Stations. Check back for a list of stations we will have available to help you learn some of those more challenging techniques we all need as quilters. Also, bring your orphan blocks for an event scheduled later in the year.
August 3, 2020:
Sylvia Schaefer will be our program Zoom guest lecturer talking to us about using negative space. Look for the guild email with information on how to join this virtual meeting. (Note: This meeting will NOT be at our meeting location - it will be via our virtual conference.)
September 14, 2020:
Lynn Rhinehart will be our Zoom lecturer talking with us about making quilted postcards. Look for the guild email with information on how to join this virtual meeting. (Note: This meeting will NOT be at our meeting location - it will be via our virtual conference.)
October 5, 2020:
Tammy Silvers will be our Zoom guest lecturer talking with us about Interrogating Your Quilt. Look for the guild email with information on how to join this virtual meeting. (Note: This meeting will NOT be at our meeting location - it will be via our virtual conference.)
October 11, 2020:
Zoom workshop Pointed Comment table runner. Contact Karen Gornall at email@example.com if you haven't already registered.
November 9, 2020:
CLUE Challenge Reveal.
December 7, 2020:
Orphan Block Challenge