New Mexico
 Quilters Association

Albuquerque, New Mexico

The New Mexico Quilters Association is proud to offer lectures by contemporary quilters for its members and friends. Each year, a diverse group of nationally and internationally known instructors are scheduled to provide a lecture at scheduled general meetings. The following are the individuals and dates for 2018. Visit our website –

NMQA meets at the University of New Mexico Continuing Education Center, 1634 University Blvd. NE in Room C on the north side of the center. Meetings alternate between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

NOTE: Visitors are welcome to attend one meeting as our guest.
Memberships cost $35 per year.


Monday, January 22, 2018 9:30 a.m.

Membership planning session


Monday, February 26, 2018 6:30 p.m. 

Jen Eskridge: “If a Person Werta…”

Jen has a quick and easy facing technique for machine applique designs that can be applied to any shape including hexagons and curves. This lecture is entertaining and will motivate you to use your stash and create quick interesting quilt projects. Jen will also discuss the books she has written and the many projects from them. She will showcase 40 quilted/stitched samples from her books.


Monday, March 26, 2018 9:30 a.m.   THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Jane Tenorio: Color My World…Latin Style

From the beginning of dots and calicos I will explain how far my quilt journey has come. Through my first designs to my now vibrant color choices that reflect my heritage. The creative journey of quilter, writer, publisher, pattern designer, fabric designer to who I am now. It's been a bumpy ride full of fabric, fun and laughter.


Monday, April 23, 2018 6:30 p.m.

Showcase of Manzano High School Project Quilts

This meeting will be held in the Manzano High School Performing Arts Center at 1220 Lomas Blvd. NE in Albuquerque. Students learned from NMQA members how to make quilts for their homeless peers at the school, with broad support from the membership and community. Sewing machines, fabric, supplies, irons and boards, etc. were donated by NMQA for the effort. Teacher Kelly Dutro and her student leaders will showcase the finished projects and talk about the experience. If you wish to visit the classroom, aka, workroom where the students have been sewing the quilts, plan to arrive at 6 p.m. Students will guide visitors to their meeting space before the NMQA showcase begins.


Monday, May 21, 2018 9:30 a.m.

Lisa Shepard Stewart: "Global Textiles Influences Trunk Show"

Lisa will lead us through an exploration of a variety of fabric techniques from around the world-- the cultures that created them, and how to incorporate them into quilting and home décor projects. The talk will be based in part on the book Global Expressions.


Monday, June 25, 2018 6:30 p.m.

Pam Holland: “Traveling, Teaching and Tall Tales”

I’ve been mugged in South Africa, in a plane crash in the USA. I fell off an elephant in Thailand and got kidnapped in Haiti—all that in the name of quilting. I will share a presentation of stunning vision, music and a trunk full of quilts and lots of stories. I get some of the inspirations for my quilts from my photographs, but just how do make the leap from photograph to quilt. Join me on a visual journey around the world.


Monday, July 23, 2018 9:30 a.m.

Cindy Grisdela: Modern Quilter Playing With Colors

Cindy is an award winning quilt artist happiest when surrounded by piles of colorful fabrics. In this lecture and trunk show, she will discuss the mystery about choosing colors effectively for your quilts. This lecture is intended to reduce your stress about uses of color in your quilts.


Monday, August 27, 2018 6:30 p.m.

Kathy Kansier: Quilts with Great Edges

Kathy Kansier’s lecture will be on edges and finishing touches for your quilts. She will discuss the history of edge treatments, as well as helpful hints for making successful edges on your quilts. Kathy will provide a trunk show of her collections of quilts with great edges.

NOTE: Kathy is an award winning AQS certified quilt appraiser. She will be available to appraise your quilts during appointments set up from 9 a.m. to noon at the NMQA office, 5528 Eubank NE, suite 6. Sign up at the program table for appointments. Cost: $55 for a written appraisal; $35 for a verbal appraisal.


Monday, September 24, 2018 9:30 a.m.

Maggie Ball: Innovative Quilts, Traditional Roots

This illustrated lecture is a review of Maggie’s years as a quilter including her experiences teaching kids to quilt and voluntary work in Mongolia – inspirations, growth, and evolution.

New Mexico State Fair 2018 quilt winners are encouraged to bring their quilts to share during show and tell at this meeting.


Monday, October 22, 2018 6:30 p.m.

Brandi Perea: Crazy about Pre-Cuts!!!

What are pre-cuts and what do you do with them!


Monday, November 12 9:30 a.m.

Demo Day- Observe and Learn New Quilting Techniques

Business meeting and election of 2019 NMQA Officers.


Monday, December 17 6:30 p.m.

NMQA’s Gifts to the Albuquerque Community

Celebrate with the recipients of our guild’s extreme generosity to needy children and adults in Albuquerque, with those whose charitable efforts have been multiplied with the support of NMQA. Learn how our passion for quilting, and for community building have enriched the lives of so many, including ourselves. Reflection is always a positive tool for an organization. Goodies to eat too…

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