All Speakers and Workshops at this time are Virtual

August 12 – 13 

Mel Beach

Webinar and online workshop

We’ve all been making a ton of quilt tops during our COVID “staycation”. Now we need some ideas for how we can finish them up by quilting them ourselves. Mel Beach to the rescue!

Mel Beach is a San Jose, CA-based quilt artist, teacher and lecturer, who breaks away from tradition by adding her own modern, beautifully textured and colorful twists. Mel will be with us, by free Webinar, on August 12. Her Webinar will be Free Motion Create-TV and Reality. OGQG members will receive an email Monday, August 10, with the Webinar link.

Mel will also be teaching us her Modern Free Motion Fillers & FUN! techniques at a virtual workshop. The workshop will be Thursday, August 13, from 9 am to 4 pm. There will be a one-hour lunch break at noon.

Here’s what Mel tells us about the class:
“Do you love the look of modern quilts but unsure how best to quilt all that negative space? In this workshop, I’ll share my favorite mark-free, modern quilting motifs involving C-curves, loop de loops, zig-zags, and door beads. We’ll explore how simple changes to each of the designs will yield all-new filler designs! This is a low-stress and super fun workshop that is perfect for quilters who are new to free motion quilting, as well as those looking to add new modern designs to their quilting repertoire. You’ll leave with new design ideas, tips and tricks for free motion quilting success, and the confidence to add beautiful, modern quilted texture to your modern quilt tops!

It’s another great opportunity. Please join us for a great day of learning and fun.

This workshop will be limited to the first 20 members who email and send me their payment. In the event we fill up, there will be a waiting list.

To enroll, you should first email me, pat.barton@verizon.net then send me your check, made out to OGQG, for $30. For your convenience, you may pay by credit card. You would need to call me with your credit card info and be instantly enrolled in the class. Note that there will be a $2 convenience charge on each transaction.

Pat Barton, Workshop Chairman
pat.barton@verizon.net

September 9 – Beth Helfter

Beth Helfter of EvaPaige Designs will be our featured artist for September. Beth is a scrappy quilter with an entirely new take on Half Square Triangles. She calls them Accordion Sewn HSTs. Here’s what she says:

What happens when you have a designer who not only wants to be as scrappy as possible but also hates wasting fabric? I figured out a way to create HSTs that don’t have a twin and waste no fabric, by sewing HSTs into accordions. Sew the blocks for an entire quilt in individual accordions and they come together like magic. You’ll want to pick up your accordion and join the oompah sensation!

Beth has one rule about quilting – it’s supposed to be fun. Please join us for this wonderful opportunity. Beth will share both her trunk show and her technique workshop with us on Wednesday, September 9.

The day will start at 10 am, with Beth’s Webinar, “Trunk Show – Oompah! Accordion Sewn HSTs”. Like our other Webinars, it will last about an hour and will be totally free to our members. There will be an email with the Webinar link on Monday, Sept 7.

Beth’s workshop, “Intro To Accordion Sewn HSTs” is where we get the chance to try out Beth’s technique. She’ll be joining us for another Zoom workshop, THE SAME AFTERNOON, SEPTEMBER 9, at 1 pm. We’ll learn how to put accordions together for quilts and borders. The workshop will last three hours and the fee has been reduced to $20.

It’s yet another great opportunity. Please join us for a great day of watching, listening, sewing, and fun.

This workshop will be limited to the first 25 members who email and send me their payment. In the event we fill up, there will be a waiting list.

To enroll, you should first email me, pat.barton@verizon.net then send me your check, made out to OGQG, for $20. For your convenience, you may pay by credit card. You would need to call me with your credit card info and be instantly enrolled in the class. Note that there will be a $2 convenience charge on each transaction.

 

October 14, 15 & 21 – Tina Curran

October you ask? How is this year passing so quickly? It will be here before we expect it and we are prepared!

Tina Curran will be with us in October. Tina is an art quilter and teacher, showing and selling her quilts worldwide. She has won numerous awards for her wonderful work. You may want to check out the galleries on her website, tinacurran.com.

Here’s what Tina says:
My interest in making art quilts was jump-started by seeing my dear friend Sara take a variety of patterned fabrics, cut them into pieces, and combine them in such an artistic way. One of the great thrills with this art form is that my options are as infinite as those of a painter working on canvas – landscapes, portraits, geometric patterns, abstract impressions, etc.

Tina will be joining us via Webinar on October 14 at 10 am. She’ll be sharing “My Excellent Adventure as a Quilter Trunk Show”. She’ll share dozens of quilts with the goal of encouraging us all as we see how her skills evolved and realize she, too, was once a beginner.

Like our other Webinars, it will last about an hour and will be totally free to our members. An email with the Webinar link will be sent to our members Monday, October 12.

Tina’s adorable “Whimsical Garden” will be our workshop project. We’ll be learning techniques for creating the background and using fusible applique to create our gardens. Our finished wall hanging will measure 24”x24”.

Thursday, October 15, Tina will bring us the first half of the virtual workshop via Zoom. We’ll learn techniques for piecing our backgrounds before adding our flowers. Tina will be teaching us from 9 am-12 pm. Attendees will receive an email with a link to the workshop.

Thursday, October 21, one week later, we’ll meet again to work on the flowers for our gardens. Again, we’ll Zoom from 9 am-12 pm. Again, a link will be provided.

I’ll email a supply list to all attendees.

The fee for this workshop is $30, which includes both days. It will be limited to the first 30 members who email and send me their payment. In the event we fill up, there will be a waiting list.

Please join us for a great time of watching, listening, sewing and fun.

To enroll, you should first email me, pat.barton@verizon.net, then send me your check, made out to OGQG, for $30. For your convenience, you may pay by credit card. You would need to call me with your credit card info to be instantly enrolled in the class. Note that there will be a $2 convenience charge on each transaction.

Due to the coronavirus, there will be no in-person meetings or workshops. Please join us online.

Fees

Workshops were $40, now reduced to $30 for our online workshops, first come first served. Be sure to check with Pat Barton, Workshop Chairman for openings in the workshops. Credit cards are now accepted, contact Pat Barton, pat.barton@verizon.net

Meetings:

Meetings are held at:

Garden Grove Elks Lodge #1952
11551 Trask Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92843

  • Doors open at 9:00 a.m.
  • The regular meeting is 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
  • December’s meeting is the 1st Wednesday.

Guests are always welcome at the meetings for a donation of $5.00 per guest.

Mailing Address:

Orange Grove Quilters Guild
PO Box 453
Garden Grove, CA 92842-0453