Grapevine Quilters of Mendocino County

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Upcoming Programs & Speakers

Grapevine Quilters Meeting Programs June to December 2019
June 5th-- Village Sewing Accucut demo’s
July 3rd, Scarlett Rose--- [email protected] Round Robin Quilts Lecture

What's a round robin? A row robin? A random robin? A renegade robin? See what these kinds of friendship quilts can look like and learn about this fun group project!

August 7th American Jane-- Lecture

Sandy Klop had her first exposure to the world of colorful patterns while watching Klompen dancers perform. Every year in May, her hometown of Holland, Michigan, celebrated the tulip season with a vast array of Dutch costumes.

Her first exposure to quilting was in 1979 at her sister-in-law’s home when she returned from teaching in Iran. She went on to teach art in Saudi Arabia for the next four years. She loved the rich colors and patterns in the tiles and carpets of the Middle East. After moving back to California, Sandy began to make pattern samples for a local quilt store. From there she moved to learning machine quilting, working at a quilt shop and teaching many types of quilt classes.

In 2000, Sandy partnered with Jan Patek to publish a series of quilt books titled Folk Art Favorites. She eventually ventured out on her own as American Jane Patterns. It was at Quilt Market in 2003 that Moda Fabrics approached her to see if she would be interested in re-creating her “look” on fabric. She has been designing for Moda ever since.

“Now I have a new fabric range from Moda every six months and I design quilt patterns to feature those new fabrics. I’m truly living my dream.”

Her creative quilts and projects have appeared in numerous books, magazines and catalogs. She speaks regularly on the topic, “The American Jane Story in Fabric”.

September 4th—Sarah Goer I love bold color, geometric designs, and inspiring others in their creativity. As a former math teacher, I enjoy the geometry and the math of quilting, and I love helping others learn and practice a new skill.

I’ve been passionate about many things in life: math, dance, graphic design, photography, technology, and teaching to name a few. In recent years as I started designing quilts, I found that the majority of my passions and experiences connect well to the skills required to design and create quilt patterns. For my designs and techniques that are less about following a precise pattern, I've developed workshops to share my techniques with others. – Sarah, San Jose, California

October 2nd. Marian Drain. Ask Marian any questions you may have related to quilting, i.e. Tools, fabric, thread etc....

November 6th—guild craft faire
December 4th—Christmas Party and Potluck

Upcoming Classes

July 27, Circles, Linda McCallum, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

August 24, Collage Animals, Barbara Little, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

September 28, Big Dream Dahlia, Christy Bengston, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

October 26, Paper Piecing, Mary Vickers, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

November/December ; No Class