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 meeting: Thursday, August 11, 2016
NEXT BOARD MEETING:
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
August 11, 2016 Ice Cream Social and Auction
September 8, 2016 Sherry Werum – Mosaics & the Quilts they Inspire
October 13, 2016 Linda Kerston (AVQA Charter Member) – Trunk Show
Shelley Swanland's “From Quilts to Twilts”
July 14, 2016 Meeting:
Shelley Swanland brings her energetic program, “From Quilts to Twilts” to the guild this July. Shelley’s career started with an interest in Cathedral Window Quilts. Using the three dimensional bow-tie block as the window frame for the cathedral window, Shelley was able to make an entire Cathedral Window Quilt by machine. This led to her career as a book publisher with a guest appearance on Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson. Since then she has partnered with RJR Fashion Fabrics and has made quilts that appeared in The Quilter, Quiltmaker, McCall’s Quilting and Quilter’s World. Our members enjoyed Shelley’s expertise when she taught her Cathedral Windows technique to this guild in a past workshop.
This month, Ms. Swanland’s workshop will focus on embellishments. Participants will learn a variety of techniques, as they put together nine Mini Squares with embellishments she regularly uses in her projects. Some of the embellishments include embroidery stitches, silk ribbon embroidery, two kinds of gathered flowers, using lace, linens, beads, buttons and found objects. Shelley will include a demo of painting rayon lace motifs. A kit will be available for purchase. Workshop will be on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the City of Hope. Hope you can make it!