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Speakers
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Workshops

2023 Covid-19 Update

Due to potential travel and meeting restrictions, our coordinators have had to consider the safety of both the speakers and our members. Please note any possible changes to individual events.

Piecing Partners strives to offer a wide variety of talented and motivational guest speakers.  These gifted presenters teach us many things, not only about quilts and the art of quilting, but how to persevere and grow during the process.  Please join us as we expand our knowledge and perspective!

Presentations are given during our morning guild meetings.  Half-Day workshops are typically held the afternoon of the meeting, and Full-Day workshops the following day.

  • Most Half-Day workshops will be from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

  • Most Full-Day workshops will be from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

 

Class prices:

  • Half-Day workshops $30 Members/$40 Non-Members

  • Full-Day workshops $55 Members/$70 Non-Members

  • One-and-a-Half Day workshops $85 Members/$110 Non-Members

Registration:

  • Sign-up in person at a meeting

  • Email PPQG1vp@gmail.com to sign-up

  • On Piecing Partners Facebook group page Event, select Attending

 

Payment: ​ We accept checks, cash and credit card for the classes.  Your payment is your receipt and reservation.

Cancellation Policy:  Money will be refunded if someone on the waiting list fills your spot or if the class is canceled.  Otherwise, you will receive a class credit for use on a future class.  Sign-up priority is given to Piecing Partners Quilt Guild members.

2023 PPQG Speaker Schedule

January 18, 2023

PPQG 40TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

 

Come join us in celebrating 40 years of quilting camaraderie.  Guest fee is waived this month.

Don't forget to bring your filled out 2023 Membership Forms and money.

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February 15, 2023 - Angela Walters

Zoom Lecture: Help! How Do I Quilt It?

Zoom Demo: Beginning Free Motion Quilting

 

Angela Walters says “…I love all things related to quilting! I started my quilting career over 10 years ago at the side of my husband’s grandpa. He patiently taught me the art of quilting by helping me make my first quilt, a 9 patch quilt that is still on my bed today. I can’t believe how much has changed since that first quilt! I am still a quilter, of course, but now I can add Author, Quilting Teacher, and Fabric Designer to my resume. I am still so amazed by that! I have written several books, including “Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters”, “In the Studio with Angela Walters” and the “Free-Motion Quilting Workbook” If there is one thing that I love as much as quilting, it’s talking about quilting. I love to give lectures and teach quilting classes…”

The General Meeting lecture will be in-person, with Angela being hosted via Zoom.  In this lecture, Angela will help you decide what machine quilting designs to use by having you ask the expert of your opinion, you! This lecture starts with a trunk show, a slideshow presentation full of quilted eye candy and practical tips for choosing designs. The afternoon class is a lecture/demo called "Beginning Free Motion Quilting."  This will also be hosted via Zoom.  Attendees will have the option of joining us at the Elks for a group Zoom, or joining via Zoom from home.  No machine needed.  The cost is $15 and runs from 1pm - 4pm.

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February 16, 2023 - Sue Turnquist

Free Motion Quilting Workshop

 

Sue will be returning to our guild to do a free-motion quilting workshop – a perfect follow-up to the Angela Walters demo seen the day before.

The workshop will be at the Elks Lodge" from 9am - 4pm.  Cost of the class is $55 for members.  Supply list (which includes domestic sewing machine) will be emailed to all participants.

Sue is also now a PPQG member and recent 2022 QAF View's Choice Winner!

Sue, pictured with her quilt, “Even The Sunflowers Wept".

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March 15-16, 2023 - Carolyn Cullinan McCormick

Lecture: Women Who Have Inspired Quilting

1/2 Day Workshop - Paper Piecing - Diamond & Star Miniature

Full Day Workshop - Paper Piecing - Montana Star

 

Carolyn McCormick, local from Franktown, Colorado, is the inventor of the Add-A-Quarter line of quilt-making tools and offers standard paper piecing and paper piecing of miniatures. In the workshop, she will demonstrate the many other uses of the Add-A-Quarter as well as the new Add-A-Binding.

April 19-20, 2023 - Julia Fikse

Lecture: Quilt Appraisals

Workshop: “Bed Turning” – members will have 15 minutes with Julia to show and discuss a quilt of their choice

 

Julia Fikse is the Quilt Ninja®. She has 25 years of experience in the textile industry and is an AQS Certified quilt appraiser based in Los Angeles, CA. She currently holds memberships in a variety of quilt-related organizations including American Quilter Society, Modern Quilt Guild, Valley Modern Quilters, San Fernando Valley Quilter's Association, PAAQT and American Quilter’s Society. 

May 17-18, 2023 - Dee Christopher

Lecture: Value – It’s All the Rage

Workshop: How Do You Value Color?

 

Dee describes her lecture as “Color theory is an important topic and much has been said and written about it.  Let's go beyond the color wheel, complimentary colors, triatic, etc. and get down to how we choose the fabrics for our quilts and what is or isn't most important.”

 

For her workshop, she says “we will make a small tabletop or pillow cover to learn to choose backgrounds for various types of quilts.  A background can make or break how much you love your quilt when finished so let's play with the possibilities as we choose between our main fabrics and backgrounds, especially on sampler and contemporary quilt designs.  Time will also be spent on reading and making a pattern your own best version.”

June 21-22, 2023 - Mary Lou Weidman

Lecture: “Out of the Box”

Workshop: Self Portraits

 

This lecture discusses how to get out, stretch, and stay out of the box. How to learn new things, go new directions and take the road less traveled.

 

We chose the self-portraits workshop to inspire the 2023 PPQG Quilt Challenge -- “Faces”!

July 19-20, 2023 - Joyce McGrath

Joyce started out in clothes design at a very young age for which she received  many awards in this area.  In 1992 she took her first quilting class at Otero Junior college.  This was the start of her passion for learning everything about quilting. She has taken classes in everything from color design to modern art and portrait quilting. In her classes she focuses on the art of folding fabric and incorporating it into quilt designs.

Lecture: Trunk Show

Workshop: Cutting Mat Bag

August 16, 2023 - Commonwheel Artists Co-op

and Member Sales

 

Since the co-op gallery began in 1974, its mission has been to promote the arts in the Pikes Peak Region. Today their collective energy is focused on its extensive shop, gallery events, including the annual Arts and Crafts Festival. The Co-op has been a wonderful partner with PPQG for our Quilt Showcase and Boutique on Labor Day weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop - Hand Applique

Becky has agreed to do this hand applique workshop as a follow-up to her lecture in 2021.

September 20, 2023 - Jill Gorski

Lecture: Lecture: All About Buttons!

 

Our own member, Jill Gorski, has a company called Jillions of Buttons. She is the author of "Warman's Buttons Field Guide" and "Busy With Buttons; Save, Stitch, Create and Share". She is a quilter, sewer, and button collector. She loves to share her passion with others.

For her workshop, she says “we will make a small tabletop or pillow cover to learn to choose backgrounds for various types of quilts.  A background can make or break how much you love your quilt when finished so let's play with the possibilities as we choose between our main fabrics and backgrounds, especially on sampler and contemporary quilt designs.  Time will also be spent on reading and making a pattern your own best version.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop: Jan Seltman - Fabric Ice Dyeing

Jan has agreed to follow up her fabric dyeing lecture in 2021 with an Ice Dyeing workshop outdoors at her home! The workshop will be limited so if interested, sign up early. 

October 18, 2023

Lecture: Quilt Challenge Reveal

 

Jan Seltman and coordinators will reveal the 2023 Challenge Quilts.  Members will vote on their favorites, and awards will be presented.

November 15, 2023

Annual Holiday Party!

 

Food, friends, and fun!

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