New Mexico
 Quilters Association

Albuquerque, New Mexico

The New Mexico Quilters Association offers 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 2020. 

NMQA meets at Grace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 7550 Eubank Blvd. NE in Albuquerque.  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 27, 202o 9:30 a.m.

Business meeting. Installation of new officers. Review of the 2020 budget.

12:00 - 3:00 p.m.   Balloon Fiesta Craft Sew-In  

Bring a brown bag lunch, your machine, and sewing supplies.


Monday, February 24, 2020 6:30 p.m.

Marisela Rumberg, "Legends, Stories, Traditions and Quilts."

Did you know the celebration of the “Day of the Dead” is actually a happy holiday in Mexico? Who is La Catrina? And how is she related to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera? Have you ever visited Cancun or the Rivera Maya? Did you hear about Princess Nicte-Ha?

In this lecture Marisela will answer those questions and more. Stories and history inspire her.  From Mayan legends to folksy sayings to Proverbs - she will share with you some of the fabulous legends, romantic stories and treasured traditions behind some of my quilts that have been exhibited in quilt shows around the world.


Monday, March 23, 2020 9:30 a.m.

Colleen Granger, "Quilting is Cheaper than Therapy, a Look at the Lighter Side of Quilting."

  • Why would anyone want to be a quilter, it is such a waste of good fabric?
  • Making the transition from sewer to quilter.
  • Needles don't have to break to be changed.
  • How to become a long-arm quilter in less than a month.
  • Preparing your quilt to be machine quilted.
  • Selecting the right batting for your quilt and see the results.
  • Where to find motivation for an original quilting design.
  • There is no such thing as the Quilt Police.
  • Rings of Change -her newest design (black background)


Monday, April 27, 202o 6:30 p.m.

Speakers from the guild. Dinner Potluck.


Monday, May 18, 2020 9:30 a.m.

Gina Perkes, "How do I Quilt This?"

Do you ever find yourself uninspired when it is time to choose a quilting path for your finished quilt top? The quilting
 process plays a very important role in the overall success of the quilt. Gina will help you to determine an appropriate quilting plan for your quilts by addressing three important topics: function, style, and design. In her slide show, she will share with you photos of quilts in a variety of styles. She will then give you examples of how she would approach the quilting. Students are encouraged to send photographs of quilts to be discussed in the presentation.


Monday, June 22, 2020 6:30 p.m.

Cindy Barfield, "Re-sizing Any Block."


Monday, July 27, 2020 9:30 a.m.

Mary Jo Stipe, NM Regional Co-representative
Studio Art Quilt Association (SAQA)
"SAQA Trunk Show"


Monday, August 24, 2020 6:30 p.m.

Heidi Pridemore, "A Few of My Favorite Things"

Heidi will share tips, tricks and tools she uses everyday in The Whimsical Workshop Studio. She will cover how to get the most out of your equipment, shortcuts to save time and tips on cutting, construction and finishing your projects. Heidi Pridemore and the team at The Whimsical Workshop have made over 1000 quilts for fabric companies, quilting magazines and for The Whimsical Workshop retail website. This lecture is Heidi's opportunity to share her knowledge with you. Product Demos and Trunk Show.


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