New Mexico Quilters Association

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Upcoming events

    • January 06, 2022
    • December 15, 2022
    • 50 sessions
    • on Zoom

    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!

    • May 23, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • On ZOOM and IN PERSON at Grace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall (7550 Eubank Blvd. NE, ABQ)
    Register

    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, klange@email.com at least 48 hours before the meeting


    • May 27, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • May 29, 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Stables Gallery, 133 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos


    • June 25, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Grace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 7550 Eubank Blvd NE, Albuquerque
    • 13
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    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.



    • June 27, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • On ZOOM and IN PERSON at Grace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall (7550 Eubank Blvd. NE, ABQ)
    Register

    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, klange@email.com at least 48 hours before the meeting


    • July 25, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • On ZOOM only
    Register

    Preserving Our Quilting Heritage

    with Susan MacKenzie

     

    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, klange@email.com at least 48 hours before the meeting


    • August 22, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • On ZOOM and IN PERSON at Grace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall (7550 Eubank Blvd. NE, ABQ)
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    Scrappy Anniversary

    with Kate Quinn

    www.FabrikatedQuilts.com

      

    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."

    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, klange@email.com at least 48 hours before the meeting


    • September 24, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Grace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 7550 Eubank NE, Albuquerque
    Register

    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.

    • September 26, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • On ZOOM and IN PERSON at Grace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall (7550 Eubank Blvd. NE, ABQ)
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    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 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, klange@email.com at least 48 hours before the meeting


    We'll also have Balloon Fiesta Craft Sewing after the meeting!  Bring your lunch and machine for a fun-filled day!


    • October 24, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Online ZOOM Meeting only
    Register

    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, klange@email.com at least 48 hours before the meeting


    • October 29, 2022
    • November 05, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom Online Workshop
    • 15
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    Panel Palooza! Online Workshop

    with Cyndi McChesney


    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. 


    • November 28, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • On ZOOM and IN PERSON at Grace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall (7550 Eubank Blvd. NE, ABQ)
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    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

     

    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, klange@email.com at least 48 hours before the meeting


    • December 12, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • On ZOOM and IN PERSON at Grace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall (7550 Eubank Blvd. NE, ABQ)
    Register


     

    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, klange@email.com at least 48 hours before the meeting


Past events

May 01, 2022 Thimbleweed Quilters Outdoor Quilt Show
April 30, 2022 Backyard Art Show & Sale
April 25, 2022 April 2022 Membership Meeting
April 14, 2022 Fiber Arts Fiesta 2022
March 28, 2022 March 2022 Membership Meeting
February 28, 2022 February 2022 Membership Meeting
January 24, 2022 How To Make a Bargello Balloon Workshop
January 24, 2022 January 2022 Membership Meeting
December 13, 2021 December Membership Meeting
November 15, 2021 November Membership Meeting
October 25, 2021 October Membership Meeting
October 02, 2021 Global Quilt Connection All-Star Virtual Sampler Platter
September 27, 2021 September Membership Meeting
August 23, 2021 August Membership Meeting
July 26, 2021 July Membership Meeting
June 28, 2021 June Membership Meeting
May 24, 2021 May Membership Meeting
May 22, 2021 All Star Virtual Sampler Platter
April 26, 2021 April Membership Meeting
March 27, 2021 Appliqué University
March 22, 2021 March Membership Meeting
March 01, 2021 Quick and Easy Potholder: FREE!
February 22, 2021 February Membership Meeting
February 15, 2021 Quick and Easy Potholder: FREE!
February 08, 2021 Quick and Easy Potholder: FREE!
January 25, 2021 January Membership Meeting
December 14, 2020 How to make your quilter love you - Monica Peterson
August 23, 2020 Cancelled - Heidi Pridemore -- ​Fusible Applique, The Whimsical Workshop Way
May 17, 2020 Cancelled Gina Perkes -- Machine Quilting with Rulers
February 23, 2020 Marisela Rumberg - ZENTANGLE® QUILTS
September 24, 2019 Barbara Olson - Dancing Feathers
July 21, 2019 Missie Carpenter - Wool Applique - Tulip Time
June 23, 2019 Kelly Ashton -- Painted Mountains
May 20, 2019 Shelly Burge - Not Your Grandmother's String Piecing
March 24, 2019 Karla Alexander - Gentle Curved Piecing - Red Onion
March 24, 2019 Karla Alexander - Gentle Curved Piecing - Argyle
March 24, 2019 Karla Alexander - Gentle Curved Piecing - Savanna
February 24, 2019 Cheryl Sleboda - Fabulous Fabric Manipulations
October 22, 2018 "Lone Star Quilt" - Instructor: Brandi Perea
September 23, 2018 “Op-Art Kaleidoscope” - Instructor: Maggie Ball
September 23, 2018 “Gateway to Mongolia” - Instructor: Maggie Ball
July 24, 2018 “Artful Improv – Permission to Play” - Instructor: Cindy Grisdela
June 25, 2018 "Geraldine the Giraffe, Inspired to Stitch" - Instructor: Pam Holland
May 22, 2018 “African Mosaic Quilt” - Instructor: Lisa Shepard Stewart
March 04, 2018 Stocking your “Longarm Tool Box” -- Instructor: Debbie Thornton
February 25, 2018 "Random Circles—Learn to Sew Easy Curves" - Instructor: Jen Eskridge
December 11, 2017 Holiday Party with Santa - General Membership Meeting (PM)
November 27, 2017 General Business/Membership Meeting (AM)
November 06, 2017 NMQA Board of Directors Meeting
October 23, 2017 General Membership Meeting (PM)
October 13, 2017 San Juan Quilt Show “Scrappy Melody”
September 25, 2017 General Business/Membership Meeting (AM)
September 21, 2017 Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Show “Tomorrow’s Heirlooms”
September 11, 2017 NMQA Board of Directors Meeting
September 07, 2017 Quilt Bank kit making at Bob’s Sewing and Vacuum Center
September 07, 2017 New Mexico State Fair Quilt Show
August 28, 2017 General Membership Meeting (PM)
July 24, 2017 General Business/Membership Meeting (AM)
July 10, 2017 NMQA Board of Directors Meeting
June 26, 2017 General Membership Meeting (PM)
May 22, 2017 General Business/Membership Meeting (AM)
May 01, 2017 NMQA Board of Directors Meeting
April 24, 2017 General Membership Meeting (PM)
April 23, 2017 Patchwork Illusions
March 27, 2017 General Business/Membership Meeting (AM)
March 06, 2017 NMQA Board of Directors Meeting
February 27, 2017 General Membership Meeting (PM)
January 23, 2017 General Membership Meeting - AM
January 22, 2017 Happy Villages with Karen Eckmeier
January 09, 2017 NMQA Board of Directors Training/Meeting
December 12, 2016 General Membership Meeting - PM
November 14, 2016 General Membership Meeting - AM
October 24, 2016 General Membership Meeting - PM
October 23, 2016 Painting Landscape Fabric
September 26, 2016 General Membership Meeting - AM
September 25, 2016 Christmas Stocking
August 22, 2016 General Membership Meeting - PM
August 21, 2016 Interlocken
July 25, 2016 General Membership Meeting - AM
July 24, 2016 Feather Quilt
June 27, 2016 General Membership Meeting - PM
May 16, 2016 General Membership Meeting - AM
April 25, 2016 General Membership Meeting - PM
April 24, 2016 Half Square Triangles & Four Patches
April 08, 2016 Sew-In Group
April 06, 2016 Sew-In Group
April 01, 2016 ABQ Fiber Arts Council - Colors of the Southwest
March 28, 2016 General Membership Meeting - AM
February 22, 2016 General Membership Meeting - PM
February 21, 2016 Shibori Sampler
January 25, 2016 General Membership Meeting - AM
January 25, 2016 Drawing Fabulous Feathers
January 24, 2016 Quilting Feathers & Stippling
January 05, 2016 Quilt Therapy - QT



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