Monthly Meetings

This year the SVMQG is looking forward to speakers, speakers, and more fabulous speakers at our monthly meetings.  Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on hearing from our great lineup of lecturers.  Remember, monthly meetings are held via Zoom and are only open to guild members and invited guests. If you are not already a member, sign up here or send email to siliconvalleymqg.membership@gmail.com for more info.

January

Annika Polavarapu: Reusing + Upcycling Materials for Quilts (mini lecture) and Programs 2022 kickoff

February

Lee Chappell: Tips of the Trade & Trunk Show
Lee designs quilts, writes a blog about all things quilty, authored the book Jump Into Sewing, contributes to multiple magazines, and uses color vividly in her carefully pieced quilts. 

March

Charlotte Kruk: Wearable Art Lecture and Trunk Show
Charlotte’s wearable sculptures are all pieced from packaging for everyday products like sugar, laundry detergent, and lots of different types of candy.  Charlotte’s sculptural creations invite us to think about brands, waste, consumerism, societal attitudes about women as “eye candy,” and more.

April

Mackenzie Leake: Algorithms to help quilters with both improv and paper piecing design
This accomplished quilter has exhibited her quilts at Houston International Quilt Festival, the AQS Quilt Show in Paducah, and QuiltCon.  She also has a PhD in computer science, focusing on designing computational tools for open-ended creative domains. 

May

Laura Loewen: A New Era of Modern Quilting
Laura has won multiple awards for her quilts at Quiltcon over the past several years which run the gamut from intricately pieced, to improv, to hand-appliqued. 

June

Steph Skardal: Quilt Journey and Trunk Show 
Steph loves color, graphic design, and combining technology with quilting.  She’ll be taking us from making baby clothes back in 2013 through her recent work experimenting with a laser cutter and how it can be used in quilting. 

July

Tighe Flanagan: Strategies for Sewing Complex Designs 
Tighe has a background in Middle Eastern studies and visual studies, and he combines these in quilts showcasing tessellating patterns, interlocking pieced rings, and paper pieced mosaics, all using complex designs. 

August

Cassandra Beaver: Trending- Seeing and Developing Patterns in Your Quilting Practice 
A prolific pattern designer, Cassandra’s eye for color and design is apparent in her beautifully pieced (traditional and paper) quilts. She’ll encourage listeners to think about their own body of work, to find their own style and practice. 

September

Phyllis Cullen and Cindy Richard: “Why Portraits?”
These accomplished quilt artists will cover the reasons why quilted portraits can be so meaningful, some of the challenges in creating portraits, and several techniques which result in different looks. 

October

Coming Soon

November

Coming Soon

December

Year end wrap up and celebration