Note from Mickey
Fortunately, I was born into a long line of sewers and people who always thought they could do it themselves. I've always been a "maker". My first quilt was made in 1977 but it wasn't until I joined Pajaro Valley Quilt Association (Santa Cruz County) that I became serious about quilting. I'm also a member of the American Quilt Study Group, and the South Bay Area Modern Quilt Group.
Using unusual antique quilts as inspiration along with my own designs and vibrant color combinations, I began entering local and then national quilt shows.
Over the years, my quilts have been featured in Quilters Newsletter magazine, American Quilter, and Quiltmania's Simply Modern as well as the the book "500 Traditional Quilts" and the upcoming "Modern Quilts: Design of the New Century".
Challenging myself to enter quilts in non-traditional categories, I joined the MQG and had quilts at QuiltCon and the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. Although I feel my quilts are still based in tradition, I now consider myself both a Modern and Traditional quilter.
Phyllis Martin, Program
Please join us for this workshop with Sue Benner, a fabulous artist and quilter. We will make a landscape art quilt using fused, collage, and quilting techniques. Sign ups for this workshop will open at our November meeting. Stop by the workshop table for details.
Sue began making landscape images from raw edges, selvedges, and other odds and ends from scrap bags. From there she went on to add other techniques and develop a body of work inspired by wetlands in her childhood-home state, Wisconsin.
In this workshop, Sue leads participants down a similar path by having each one create at least one landscape quilt, about 10”H x 20”W, along with several small studies. Sue shows you how to look at the landscape, analyze it, and translate it to fabric. She also covers fusible basics, working with non-traditional fabrics, quilting, and binding the fused quilt. A second image can be started if time permits.
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.