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2019 - 2020 Programs
April 14th – Nancy Prince - Thread Painter
April brings Nancy Prince, award-winning thread painting quilter for a presentation at our monthly meeting AND a fabulous and packed workshop on the 15th. Tickets will sell out. Get yours now by contacting Carol Blanchard.
May 12th – Erin Hutchinson - Quilt Designer
In May we welcome Erin Hutchinson of Stone Gate Quilts. She will be sharing her journey as a quilt designer and treating us to a trunk show including some of her newest patterns.
June 9th – Summer Potluck Dinner
June is our Summer Pot Luck Dinner. Visitors are welcome. The Guild does not meet in July or August. See you in September!!
2019 - 2020 Programs
September 10th, 2019 Getting To Know You
Getting to know you is our theme: Come celebrate 30 years of AIQG, who we are, our many projects and our yearly plans! The night’s discussion will be Getting To Know You which will include a presentation by our many committees and projects. Members are encouraged to participate in our “Show and Tell”, featuring completed quilts, fiber arts and charity quilts. Both members and guests can complete registration for next year’s membership and begin registration for future workshops.
October 8th – Presented by Carol Blanchard
Presentation on “Needles and Thread and Tension…Oh My!” - they’re the backbone of quilting and we all use them. They work in unison on our machines, but do we know how to combine them to our best advantage, how they are made, and which are truly better (no hype)?
The proper needle in your machine, combined with the right thread choice can make your quilting a joyful experience and limit breakage and nesting. The proper needle in your machine, combined with the right thread choice can make your quilting a joyful experience and limit breakage and nesting. Our presenter, Carol Blanchard, has been a professor of costume design and construction in New York for 30 years. She was an educator for Viking Husqvarna in Chicago for 10 years and an instructor for Joann Fabrics.
November 12 and 13, 2019 Nancy Mahoney coming to AIQG
Save the Date to spend time with the well-known quilter, Nancy Mahoney, who is coming to our guild in November. Ms. Mahoney will present the program at the November 12th meeting and will conduct a full-day workshop, Twisted Triangles on Wednesday, November 13 ,2019.
Author, teacher and fabric designer, Ms. Mahoney has enjoyed making quilts for over 30 years and has an impressive range of beautiful quilts featured in over 200 national and international quilt magazines.
She has created over 100 free quilt patterns for a number of fabric manufacturers and has authored 14 books, her bestselling books feature skills in paper piecing. She believes guilds should be fun, adding that her workshops are both fun and allow students the opportunity to create a quilt to treasure for a lifetime.
You can view her work on her website, http://nancymahoney.com. The workshop is limited to 20 participants. Fee is $50. Supply list also available at the meeting. Contact Carol Blanchard for reservations to the workshop.
December 10th – Annual Potluck Dinner
This is our annual Christmas potluck. All are invited to attend, bring your favorite dish for the buffet and join us in some holiday fun and games.
February 11th – All Hands On Deck For Show
February brings our Quilt Show, so our meeting will be dedicated to training for our jobs at the show. Traditionally this is our All Hands On Deck Meeting. It is an important time to tie up all loose ends in preparation for the big Show!
March 10th - Bed Turning RESCHEDULED DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS
March will be the “Bed Turning” and give us all a chance to see the award-winning quilts and chat with their creators.
Sept 11, 2018 Getting To Know You and Us
“Getting to Know You and Us” is our theme: Come celebrate 30 years of AIQG, who we are, our many projects and our yearly plans! Of course, you must see our ‘Show and Tell”. Members and guests will be treated with refreshments furnished by Board members.
The night’s discussion will be “Getting to Know You and Us” which will include a round robin presentation by our many committees and projects. Members are encouraged to participate in our “Show and Tell”, featuring completed quilts, fiber arts and charity quilts. Both members and guests can complete registration for next year’s membership and begin registration for future workshops.
Oct 9, 2018 Making a Collage Quilt PLUS The October 2018 Dyeing for Fabrics Challenge
Dyeing for Fabric Challenge: Click here for details
Program: “Making a Collage Quilt” presentation by Laurie Malm, Lollipops Quilt Shop. Laurie Malm presents the techniques to create a collage quilt, a truly fun and creative fiber work of art that has captured artists world-wide.
Followed by “Making a Collage Quilt: A Whole-Day Workshop”. October 10, 2018
Laurie Malm, Lollipops Quilt Shop owner, will spend the day with us teaching the collage quilt methods, including creating landscapes. You may purchase a quilt kit with all your needs at the shop. This workshop is a “First Come First on the List” event. We have space limitations. Sign up will begin on Sept. 11, at our meeting and you MUST pay at the time of registration to hold your spot. Cost: $25.
Nov 13, 2018 Squaring Up Your Prize Quilt PLUS Tribute to our Jacksonville QuiltFest Exhibitors
“Squaring Up Your Quilt” Our own Janet Sebastian will teach us techniques to square up your quilt, a necessary technique to implement prior to quilting. Come with questions and problems you’ve encountered!
Special “Show and Tell” featuring our Jacksonville QuiltFest Exhibitors and any others who’ve shown a quilt or fiber art.
Dec 11, 2018 Holiday Pot Luck PLUS What's New In The Quilt World with Laurie Malm ~ Just back from Market! AND December 2018 Challenge
Holiday Pot Luck Dinner PLUS!! EARLIER TIME Gather 6 pm Dinner begins 6:30 pm
“Applique Quilt Challenge” Click here for details
Program: “What’s New in Quilting” Fresh from Houston Market, Laurie Malm, Lollipops Quilt Shop owner, will share the latest in “what’s in” in the quilt world.
January 8, 2019 Stash Buster
“Stash Basher”, Mary-Jeanine Ibarguen, quilter and editor of Florida Quilt Newsletter, will present on innovative ways to use your stash. Based on her popular workshop that she often does every year for quilt guilds.
January 9, 2019 Color Slab: The Workshop
"Color Slab" is a 3-hour workshop, presented by Mary-Jeanine, a quilter based in Ibarguen, Florida, on using scraps while understanding color. The afternoon will be free to continue sewing!
This workshop, held at the Amelia Island History Museum, will also give you the opportunity to view the Mary Kerr quilt show.
Cost: $30 for Members; (Note: members may pay for both workshops in December for $50, a savings of $10).
February 12, 2019 Binding Your Quilt
“Binding Your Quilt”, featuring own Dell Dunman, who will teach us various ways to bind your quilt.
Why Would I Want To Have My Quilt Appraised??
Vice-President, Carol Blanchard will present, "Why Would I Want To Have My Quilt Appraised??", an eye-opening discussion on why you really do want and need to have your quilts appraised. Several members of the Guild will assist by sharing their concerns and experiences. This will be a lively presentation.
P.S. Quilt Appraisals will be available in March…now that you know you need one! Appointments will be taken during this meeting.
**Note: Lynn Rinehart will be available to do quilt appraisals on March 13, after the main workshop. Cost for appraisal of each quilt is $75 for members and $85 for non-members.
March 12, 2019 Modern Quilting
“Modern Quilting”, Lynn Rinehart, Co-Star of Stitch TV and a Certified Quilt Appraiser, is our presenter at the March meeting. She will discuss modern quilting, the modern quilting movement, aesthetic, and online community. The presentation covers the origins of the movement, common themes and design styles for modern quilts, and the many ways modern quilters connect on social media to organize bees, swaps, and more.
April 9, 2019 Quilts By The Sea™ Quilt Show 2020
“Quilts By the Sea™ Quilt Show 2020” An evening filled with details about the upcoming quilt show presented by Cyndee Brown and Rozlyn Warren.
May 14, 2019 We Sew BOUTIQUE Items
“We Sew BOUTIQUE Items” Ellie Boette, chair of the 2020 Quilt Show boutique, provides an opportunity to explore and create boutique items.
May 18, 2019 Saturday All Day AIQG Sew-In: Making Boutique Items Together
“All Day AIQG Sew-In: Making Boutique Items Together” 9am - 3pm Held at the Anglican Church, we will sew together, creating items to sell at the Show boutique.
June 11, 2019 Summer Break Pot Luck, Installation of 2019-2020 Executive Committee Board Members