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Programs

  • Monterey Peninsula Quilters Guild has a General Meeting on the First Monday of the month (with a few holiday exceptions).  From March through October they will be IN-PERSON at the Pacific Grove Community Center, 515 Junipero Street ( at 15th ST) in PG.  We will ZOOM November, January  and February meetings.  We will gather together for our Holiday Party in December.

  • Our meeting starts with a Social time at 6:30pm followed by a special presentation at 7pm.   The speakers are nationally and internationally known quilters. 

  •  All members will receive a Zoom link the day of the ZOOM meetings.

  • There is a guest fee of $5 for meetings with speakers.

General Meeting and Lecture
 In-person & ZOOM
July 1, 2024  6:30 PM 

Kathrin Brown
Why I Quilt

Growing up in Germany where needle crafts were part of the school curriculum, I learned to sew in my teens and had been knitting copiously for my entire life. Quilting or as I knew it then “patchwork" was not anything I was familiar with until I attended my first quilt show in 2013. I was overwhelmingly astonished by the diversity of quilts on display - modern, art, traditional, improv - and the many techniques used. Having to make up for many years of ignorance, I jumped in with all my might to learn making quilts, try out any technique, and challenge myself while surrounded by likeminded people.  In my presentation and trunk show I will share my story, my quilts and the many words that describe “Why I quilt”.

General Meeting and Lecture 
In-person & ZOOM
August 5, 2024  6:30 PM


 Sandra Bruce
Material Matrix and the Paths Taken

I was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, by deaf parents who encouraged all my artistic endeavors.

Sewing on my mom’s treadle machine, I learned to sew clothes as a young girl, and always loved fabric. As a young woman in the San Francisco Bay Area I became next-door neighbors with the quilter Therese May. We became friends and started a quilt group which began my love of quilts and quilting.

Fast forward some years, living now in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of California, I have left behind my 30+ years as an illustrator and calligrapher to devote my time to teaching, longarm quilting, and making Material Matrix quilts.

General Meeting and Lecture
 In-person & ZOOM
September 9, 2024  6:30 PM

Sue Bianchi
The Art of Volunteering

I started quilting in 1987. My parents were coming to visit and I thought it made sense to begin my quilting career with a queen-size quilt. Yes, I finished it. No, it was not good. It was highly improved when a lightbulb over the bed exploded and lit certain sections on fire, melting the lovely polyester batting.

For years I made traditional quilts and branched out into making fiber art around 2005. The process and challenge of coming up with an idea and problem solving while creating is energizing. I particularly like having an idea, searching for the perfect picture(s) for that idea, fracturing it and putting it back together in hopefully interesting and sometimes meaningful ways.

 

I’m lucky enough to have the opportunity of sometimes working with my husband’s photographs. The collaboration of his eye and how I can interpret that vision can be exciting.

General Meeting and Lecture 
In-person & ZOOM
October 7, 6: 30

Jody Alexander
The Art of Repair and Reuse in Textile Art

Jody Alexander is a mixed media artist who lives and works in Santa Cruz and Penn Valley, California. She combines textiles, paper, found items and imagery to create books, objects, wall pieces, garments, and installations. Her current work is inspired by the art of repair, reuse, and imagery and stories encountered in her travels and everyday.

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General Meeting and Lecture

 Zoom, only

November 4, 2024 6:30 PM

 

Libby Williamson

Here, There, and Everywhere


Libby Williamson is a fiber artist and teacher who works with an eclectic assortment of materials and methods to create unique, vibrant fiber artwork. Using layers of her hand-painted and dyed fabric and paper, rope, free-motion stitched components, and embedded found objects, her pieces emerge through an intuitive and evolving path. 

Williamson’s artwork has been exhibited in museums, galleries, and events internationally including Q=A=Q , Quilt Visions, Form Not Function, and Studio Art Quilt Associates global exhibitions. She has appeared on Quilting Arts TV and The Quilt Show, and has authored numerous magazine articles describing her process. Williamson is a Juried Artist Member of Studio Art Quilt Associates.

General Meeting and Lecture

 Zoom, only

November 4, 2024 6:30 PM

 

Libby Williamson

Here, There, and Everywhere


Libby Williamson is a fiber artist and teacher who works with an eclectic assortment of materials and methods to create unique, vibrant fiber artwork. Using layers of her hand-painted and dyed fabric and paper, rope, free-motion stitched components, and embedded found objects, her pieces emerge through an intuitive and evolving path. 

Williamson’s artwork has been exhibited in museums, galleries, and events internationally including Q=A=Q , Quilt Visions, Form Not Function, and Studio Art Quilt Associates global exhibitions. She has appeared on Quilting Arts TV and The Quilt Show, and has authored numerous magazine articles describing her process. Williamson is a Juried Artist Member of Studio Art Quilt Associates.

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