Future Meetings


A Virtual Visit
to the
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles

Monday, January 8, 2018
Note: Second Monday

 

Marie Strait headshot

 

Marie Strait

Mariesquilts.com, www.sjquiltmuseum.org

Quilting has been Marie's passion for more than 42 years, and she has taught nearly that long.

The allure of color and shapes, a response to the tactile nature of fabric along with a genetic and emotional connection to my fore-mothers come together when I make quilts.

She loves scrap quilts and makes many. The fabrics tell so many stories and bring back memories as well as feeding her need to use up what she has (and sometimes to have a great excuse to buy more fabric)!

I sometimes describe myself as a split personality quilt maker, enjoying putting a contemporary twist to traditional quilts and also finding pleasure and challenge in contemporary and art quilts.

When Marie is not quilting, she is heavily involved with the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. In fact, she was on the museum's board for 6 years until recently. And she continues to be involved. The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles is considered to be one of the oldest quilt museums in the United States - founded in 1977, started by the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association.

Instead of telling more about the museum here, come to the talk on January 8th, as Marie Straits will take us on a Virtual Visit to the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles.

Phyllis Martin, Program
program@mpqg.org, 949-243-6511

 


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 Mickey Beebe quilt

How I Went from a
Traditional to a Modern Quilter
in One Year

Monday, February 5, 2018

 

Mickey Beebe

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
program@mpqg.org, 949-243-6511

 


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Jane Sassaman quilt

Quilting Against the Odds

 

Monday, March 5, 2018

 

Jane Sassaman

janesassaman.com

This visual lecture is about accomplishing your work in spite of obstacles - family life, space limitations, etc. It is a pep talk and slide show which covers my inspirations and my obstacles. I encourage people to do "what you have to do" by using myself and other artists as examples.

 

Phyllis Martin, Program
program@mpqg.org, 949-243-6511

 


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Janet Locey headshot

Trunk Show

Monday, April 2, 2018

 

Janet Locey

henscratchquilting.com

Janet Locey loves quilts from the 1900’s era and has seriously been pursueing the hobby for about 30 years. Janet teaches quilting and rug weaving, hosts quilting retreats, and designs patterns. In addition, she and John, her husband of 45 years, have an internet business called Hen Scratch Quilting which features her patterns as well as John’s line of Featherweight supplies, rug looms, and their award winning Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions.

The first of 11 children, Janet grew up on a farm in the Sacramento Valley. With her two sisters, her mother taught her to sew at the kitchen table as part of the 4-H program.

The Locey's enjoy life on their small Bell Hill Farm in the rolling hills outside of Hollister and share it with chickens, ducks, dairy goats, sheep, dogs, and cats.

 

Phyllis Martin, Program
program@mpqg.org, 949-243-6511

 

 

 

 


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The Artist Within

 

Monday, May 7, 2018

 

Geri Patterson Kutras

geripkartquilts.com

More information to follow.

 

Phyllis Martin, Program
program@mpqg.org, 949-243-6511

 

 

 

 

 


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Tips, Tricks & Techniques

 

Monday, June 11, 2018
Note: Second Monday

 

Member Demonstrations

More information to follow.

 

Phyllis Martin, Program
program@mpqg.org, 949-243-6511

 

 

 

 


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Topic: TBD

 

Monday, July 2, 2018

 

Mary Lou Weidman

marylouquiltdesigns.com

More information to follow.

 

Phyllis Martin, Program
program@mpqg.org, 949-243-6511

 

 

 

 

 


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Lisa McKissick head shot

Tool Time

 

Monday, August 6, 2018

 

Lisa McKissick

www.cosmoquilts.com

Lisa will bring a quilt trunk show plus all the newest tools of our trade including the many rulers that make quilting easier and even more enjoyable.

If you have a few quilters among your antecedents, listen to this: Our August speaker comes from a 125-year family tradition of quilting which has most of us beaten in years. Lisa is an award-winning quilter and has made hundreds of quilts over the last 25 years.

Lisa loves bringing EVERYONE into her quilting world. When her son’s Boy Scout troop needed a service project she taught them all to quilt! The troop made 10 quilts for the wounded warriors returning home.

In her past life, Lisa taught about computers and networking. When she began working at a quilt shop in 2010, she thought that teaching people to quilt was a natural progression in her career! Besides, doesn’t EVERYONE go from teaching about computers to teaching quilting? She soon realized that it's much more fun teaching quilting. However, she feels as though computers are a little less dangerous.

You will find Lisa working part time at a quilt shop in Sonoma, California where she teaches, is a buyer of fabric, notions, and quilting supplies. She regularly attends Quilt Market to find the latest and greatest quilting notions and tools.

 

Phyllis Martin, Program
program@mpqg.org, 949-243-6511

 


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Annual Charity Event - Quilt Tying

 

Monday, September 10, 2018
Note: Second Monday

 

More information to follow.

 

Phyllis Martin, Program
program@mpqg.org, 949-243-6511

 

 

 


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Quilting is a Contact Sport

 

Monday, October 1, 2018

 

Jenny Lyon

quiltskipper.com

More information to follow.

 

Phyllis Martin, Program
program@mpqg.org, 949-243-6511

 

 

 

 

 


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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 meet-
ing starts promptly at 7:00 p.m.

Bring

  • Check or cash for workshops and raffle tickets
  • Name tag
  • Community quilts
  • Library books (closed September & December)
  • UFOs (none in September & December)
  • Block of the Month (none in December)
  • Pen and calendar to volunteer