Trunk Show by Emily Taylor
Note: This is a Zoom only meeting
Emily is a self-taught artist, fabric designer and quilter. She has been a creative entrepreneur in both the home decor industry and quilt industry for 20+ years. Emily has been featured on QVC and won multiple awards for her murals. Emily first became involved with the quilt industry in 2009, as a fabric designer for Riley Blake Designs. Besides creating over a dozen fabric collections, she also developed the free quilt design website, PatternJam.com. For Emily, collage quilts represent the perfect fusion of art and quilting! She currently teaches workshops and sells her unique patterns worldwide. She is also the author of Collage Quilter: Essentials for Success with Collage Quilts.
When not in her studio overlooking the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, Emily is an avid outdoor thrill seeker and loves to ski, mountain bike and hike with her husband and three children near their home in Sandy, Utah.
See more of Emily's work or contact her at CollageQuilter.com
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Verna Mosquera is a pattern and fabric designer, business owner, and mother of two. Her company, The Vintage Spool, is located in Danville, California, where she runs it out of her studio. Her romantic and timeless aesthetic is featured in her textile designs, quilt patterns, and her book, A Sewn Vintage Lifestyle. She has taught quilt making in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 20 years and holds several Vintage Spool workshops for applique enthusiasts numerous times a year.
Verna will share her art training and heritage, how her interest in sewing led to quilting, and eventually to starting her own pattern company and developing fabric collections. She’ll share some of her quilts and what inspired them. In 2024, Verna will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Vintage Spool!
Pillowcase Sweatshop - Note Location & Hours
April is our annual working meeting to sew pillowcases for Outreach - in lieu of a guest lecture.
We will be sewing pillowcases. If you plan to sew, please bring your sewing machine, and general sewing supplies. Fabric will be provided. You can also participate by ironing.
More about the Pillowcase Sweatshop
NOTE: The meeting will be held at the DVQ Studio from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
For more information, please contact Maryann Maiorana.
NOTE: This is a Zoom only meeting
Learn about the magic and beauty of disappearing blocks with this interactive online lecture, demonstration, and trunk show. Brita Nelson will show you how easy it is to turn simple blocks into beautiful complex patterns. She will also show you how different block designs can be enhanced by color choices or slight modifications to make even more interesting full quilts.
Brita Nelson is an award-winning quilt artist and teacher with over 35-years experience. She was a chemical engineer in her previous life and brought that passion for knowledge and improvement into her quilting endeavors. Since retiring from the corporate world, she has devoted herself to sharing her love for quilting by writing, speaking, demonstrating, and teaching. With her website, QuestioningQuilter.com, she explores two of the most powerful words in the English language. “What If.” In this lecture, she does a deep dive into “What If” with a variety of disappearing blocks.
Scrappy Applique is a fun and different applique technique where you collage your leftover scrap fabrics to create a one-of-a-kind project. In this presentation, Kristie will share an overview of the Scrappy Applique process from start to finish and end with a trunk show of different examples of projects to inspire quilters to create their own.
Kristie is an international quilt teacher certified in teaching Scrappy Applique as well as Color Confidence for Quilters. Kristie has been sewing since she was 8 years old but didn’t start quilting until she was in her forties. Her sisters and mother are all teachers, so she combined her teaching DNA with her passion for quilting and found her true love as a quilt teacher. Kristie lives in Orange County, California, with her husband and a very chatty cat named Pebbles.
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