Completed Veterans Quilts Sent to Germany for Our Wounded Veterans
AVQA meets at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, on the 2nd Thursday of each month, starting at 6:30 p.m. Please come join us.
Please remember to wear your name badge and AVQA pins. Any borrowed books should be returned to the librarian.
NEXT BOARD MEETING:
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
March 9, 2017 Challenge Quilts/Fabric Sale
April 13, 2017 Scott Griffin
June 8, 2017 Installation Ceremony
February Program by Heidi Stagno
“How Do I Quilt that Quilt Top?”
Heidi Stagno will present the February lecture, “How Do I Quilt That Quilt Top.” She is a longarm quilter and learned to love and appreciate quilting from her Grandma Leota while growing up in Pocatello, Idaho. Today, Heidi lives with her husband John and twin, 6-year-old daughters.
Heidi loves to quilt on her Longarm machine. In the span of one year she got married, bought a house, bought a quilt shop, and was pregnant with twins by the end of the first year.” Heidi recently sold the quilt shop and is back to quilting full time. In addition to her machine, she also has two machines that she rents out and teaches longarm quilting on. And, she is a Handi-Quilter Dealer.
Next Meeting: February 9, 2017
What is Heidi’s method for longarm quilting? “I love developing the depth, dimension, and texture on quilt tops. My students ask me, ‘How do you know what to quilt on so many different quilts?’ My answer is: “look into the quilt and it will tell you. While I have not experienced a quilt that will actually talk to me, I do investigate the piecing, the fabric, and the scale of design, the style or theme. The answer is very simple “opposites attract.” If the quilt has busy fabric or lots of piecing, I go simple. If the quilt is plain and simple I dress it up with fancy stuff. Then I go to work auditioning designs with preview film.”
Saturday’s class is titled, Free Motion Fundamentals, a beginner’s free motion quilting class. It covers threads, needles, tension, machine settings, layering the quilt, and about 6-7 quilting designs. The workshop will be held at City of Hope, 44151 15th St. West, Lancaster -- from 9:30 am to ~3:30pm on Saturday, Feb. 11th.