Jane Haworth is an award-winning professional quilter specializing in custom memory quilts made from t-shirts, neckties, and many other types of clothing collected over the years. In addition to quilts, she makes custom functional art items from repurposed materials. Jane also instructs and when she is not creating works of art for her customers, she works on her own quilting projects.
I have been quilting officially since 2003 but did my first experiments in patchwork (hexagons cut out of newspaper), at about the age of 8. I started making art quilts after my first trip to Kauai and came back inspired with colorful images in my head and in photographs that I needed to recreate in fabric. I had previously made a log cabin quilt for my bed which probably was my first official quilt. To learn more I started recording Simply Quilts on TV and watching Alex and her guests explore all kinds of quilting techniques and styles. But it was the modern techniques and art quilts that really caught my attention. I also bought the book 'Quilts, Quilts, Quilts!' and began working on a sampler quilt with 12" squares. Cutting so precisely and sewing with the 1/4" seams was all pretty new to me and quite restricting, as you can imagine and so I still have about 8 squares still waiting to be completed. I have been involved with fabric for all my life. My grandmother taught me to sew at a young age and I would design and make some of my own clothes. At 18 I went to college in Carlisle, England and studied Textile Design majoring in weaving. My first real job was working for Laura Ashley in one of their factories that produced clothing. I was trained there and become proficient and fast on the sewing machine. The best part of this job was the amazing sales on their fabrics. My stash had started!
Phyllis Martin, Program
Christine Barnes lives in Grass Valley and began sewing at a very early age. She has degrees in Textile & Costume Design and Magazine Journalism; has written books on color, decorating, remodeling, and soft furnishings for Sunset Books; and has also written four quilt-making books. Christine has been published in numerous quilt magazines and has appeared on Simply Quilts.
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Linda Garofalo, Workshops
Meetings are generally held on the first Monday of every month at:
Pacific Grove Community Center Directions
515 Junipero Street (at 15th)
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts promptly at 7:00 p.m.