New Mexico Quilters Association
"We're Enchanted With Quilting!"
Join your NMQA friends for Thursday's Zoom Sew-In! Come and go as you please. Bring your own project or something you're working on for the Guild.
Time: Every Thursday, 10 AM - 2 PM
See you there!
Making the Most of Your Machine
with Diane Bourg
NMQA Member Diane Bourg has been working at Bob’s Sew & Vac since 2009, and she often sees people come in with their "broken" sewing machines and they have no idea what’s wrong. Diane has learned that it's often something simple! So there's no reason to get mad!
During her presentation, she'll discuss:
1) the parts of your machine so you can point out the problem
2) how to care for your machine
We'll have Show & Tell at the meeting! If you're attending in person, bring your item with you and if you're attending through zoom, send your photos to Kris Lange, email@example.com at least 48 hours before the meeting
Designed by Nature Workshop
presented by Michelle Jackson,
nationally known art quilter
Michelle Jackson, nationally known art quilter, will show a fun and easy way to design your own one-of-a-kind blocks based on nature. Some ideas of potential blocks can come from wood grain, swirling cream in your coffee, animal skin or fur, leaves, the bark of a tree, sea shells, fruits or vegetables -- pictured above are Michelle's interpretations of "kiwi," "zebra," and "giraffe." The possibilities are endless!
We will look at the five patterns in nature and how artists use them in compositions in the art quilting world. Using photos from nature, we will create a "sketch" for each of the five design patterns. Then you'll interpret at least one of those desgins into a fused fabric collage. Your completed fabric collage and sketches can then be used as inspiration for future quilts.
The Impact of Value & Color in Quilting
with Michelle Jackson
Attend NMQA's June meeting, featuring a lecture by nationally known art quilter, Michelle Jackson. Art in one form or fashion has always been a part of the life of Michelle. She graduated from The Fashion Institute of Technology and worked as a women’s lingerie designer in New York City. In 2004, she started combining her new love of quilting with fashion, creating wearable art patterns.
With a love of color and obsession to be more creative she moved quickly into art quilts. “This is where I feel at home; exaggerating color to capture moments and tell stories,” she says, “the most fun part of the design process is deciding what tweak of color to use to help people see what I want them to see, or feel what I want them to feel!”
We'll also have Show & Tell at the meeting! If you're attending in person, bring your item with you and if you're attending through zoom, send your photos to Kris Lange, firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours before the meeting
Preserving Our Quilting Heritage
with Susan MacKenzie
with Kate Quinn
Kate Quinn is a nationally known educator who lives in Albuquerque. Her "Scrappy Anniversary" lecture for NMQA will discuss a lifetime of artistic development as a quilter and artist.
Kate's fascination with quilting began when she received a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt as a wedding present. The gift of a second scrappy quilt further solidified her love of fabrics and colors. She made her first quilt to celebrate the birth of her first child around 1993 and has loved quilting ever since. She loves sharing her passion for quilting and art, passing on a centuries old tradition, and creating beautiful items of comfort.
The lecture will starting at the very beginning of her quilting life to culminate with the quilt of a lifetime through scraps of fabric.
Topics include: Scrap planning, organizing scraps to create design value, color plans (or not), shape choices for quilting remnants, monochromatic scrapping, developing quilting skills as you scrap to create make more elevated designs, and "scrappy" verses a "scrappy look."
Lincoln Log Cabin
with Barbara Gary
The Lincoln Log Cabin table topper is a fun, easy, and quick project for learning the basic steps to foundation paper piecing and curved piecing. Perfect for a "confident beginner," the Log Cabin foundation paper units are designed using a technique in which part of the pieced block units are cut away after the paper piecing is completed. The cut-a-way sections are replaced with a secondary design element referred to as the circling geese units. This project is designed to be Fat-Quarter friendly, using a combination of (4) light and (4) dark fabrics!
Barbara Gary is a certified Quiltworx instructor from New Mexico -- and a former NMQA president! Cost of the workshop includes the required $25 pattern fee.
Quiltworx to Certification and Beyond
Lecture with Barbara Gary
Barbara Gary grew up on the western slope of Colorado and began sewing at a young age. She began the quilting journey when her mother-in-law taught her the process of assembling a quilt top, layering it on a frame and after chores were completed the frame was lowered from the ceiling and busy hands stitched rows of quilting.
In the early 90s, she attended an extension demonstration where the lady showed how to quilt on a home sewing machine. The Extension Agent opened a whole new world for her. The fact that one could make a top and -- in a short amount of time -- quilt it, was amazing. She fell in love with the art of quilting and began attending quilt classes. The classes opened a magic world. She joined several guilds and soaked up the knowledge that these magnificent quilters were able to share with her. She served on the NMQA board for many years and was President in 2003.
We'll also have Balloon Fiesta Craft Sewing after the meeting! Bring your lunch and machine for a fun-filled day!
Panel Palooza Trunk Show
with Cyndi McChesney
No more basic panel and border quilts? Experience Cyndi's journey through how to work with different styles of panels, where to find design ideas and how to make the most of those panels you love!
Cyndi McChesney has been quilting for over 40 years and has enjoyed a wide-ranging and fulfilling career in the quilting industry including as a quilt shop owner, custom quilt maker and instructor throughout the US and Canada at national shows, guilds and quilt shops.
Cyndi achieved the distinguished title of National Quilt Association Certified Teacher of the Year, has won awards in the Hoffman Challenge, the Colorado State Fair, Mancuso Visuals #1 2020, for Best Long-arm Workmanship and the Vermont Quilt Festival 2021 for Exceptional Merit.
Cyndi’s first book, Fun With Panels, C&T Publishing will be available in 2022.
We'll have online Show & Tell at the meeting! Send your photos to Kris Lange, email@example.com at least 48 hours before the meeting
Panel Palooza! Online Workshop
In this process-focused online workshop held over two days (you'll attend both), learn how to take that panel you fell in love with and turn it into something truly unique. Discover sources for design inspiration, square up your selections, add interesting block treatments and borders, and fill those pesky open spaces with patchwork or appliqué to create a really special quilt. We'll cover how to create your own pattern through graphing and design.
Kathy McLaren will be presenting Quilt As You Go Options. The after meeting demo will be showcasing some Quilt As You Go Projects/Techniques to use up your scraps, denim, etc
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