Special Interest Groups (SIGs)admin2019-01-10T10:20:35+00:00
Have a special interest? Check out our current groups or maybe start a new one! Contact info: [email protected]
Art Quilters-Linda Stern,Tamar Drucker
Meetings include demonstrations of varied art quilt and surface design techniques, show and tell, as well as the opportunity to share ideas or ask for feedback. The group has exhibited their work at the annual Guild Quilt Show with their own “challenge”. They work with a common theme to inspire and encourage us to try something new. New members are always welcome to this lively group of artists.
This group meets at 5:45 in the Teachers’ Lounge prior to most monthly Guild meetings.
Electric Quilt-Mary Cannizzaro
EQ is a wonderful tool that is a deep and comprehensive program that most owners only use a tip of the iceberg. The goals of the EQ SIG include:
Sharing of ideas and techniques.
Sharing of knowledge of how EQ can work, how to better make use of the product.
Members will take turns in suggesting a project for the group and follow up sharing.
Exploring the possibility of sharing with the guild membership the fruits of our labor.
Members would generally need to have EQ 7 on a laptop to bring to the meeting. Members who don’t have EQ but are considering purchasing it, could “sit in” to see if they do want to get EQ.
This group meets before the Guild meetings at 5:45 in the cafeteria.
ImPRov-Meg Mooar, Jane Eyes
Let’s call it ImPRov! It’s a liberated or free-form way of quilting. Join us as we share techniques, resources, and projects. Please bring your ‘show and tell’ to share.
This group meets before the Guild meetings at 5:45 at the back of the cafeteria.
Landscape Quilters-Don Gough
The Landscape Quilters SIG is not just about Landscapes. It is really about creating a picture quilt and learning the techniques necessary to make it happen. Even though you can use piecing and appliqué, it is very different from traditional quilting.
This group generally meets once a month, on Saturdays from 1-3pm at Fabric Mart in Yorktown.
LongArm Quilters-Diane Linker
The LongArm SIG was started to help its members get experience on longarm quilting machines, and some of the members were very new to the equipment and techniques when the group started. Now in its seventh year, the group is still learning new techniques, the meetings include a show and tell, lots of advice on what quilting designs to use, and a discussion or demonstration of a quilting technique. The members range from beginners to professionals and the meetings are a lot of fun.
This group usually meets on the first Saturday of each month (not over the summer), at a different member’s home.
Paper Piecing-Susan Deshensky
The Paper Piecing SIG will work on foundation paper piecing projects to learn this quilting technique. Members will choose a project to work on as a group and receive guidance from the team leader on ways for completing the work.
This group generally meets on designated Saturdays at Fabric Mart in Yorktown and before monthly meetings.