Programs and Workshops

Workshops are held at the Luthern Church of the Risen Savior, 555 S. La Canada, Green Valley, in the Fellowship Hall.  The time is 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  The cost for workshops is $40 to members, $50 to non-members. Time and cost are subject to change.  Be sure to confirm when you register.

Non-members must wait until at least 60 days prior to the workshop to register for the class.

To register for any workshops, contact either Kathleen Adams at kathriorico@yahoo.com, 520-260-8655; or Deborah Molineaux, ddmolx@gmail.com, 520-625-0341.

November 16, 2017:  Lisa Fryxell will be presenting a trunk show featuring the 1/2 square triangle.  She is a Tucson resident whose sewing life began at age six.  Her background includes two degrees in fine Arts and she designs quilt patterns.  For the past two years, she designed paper pieced Row X Row patterns for Arizona Vac ‘n Sew as well as a block of the month quilt which was, until recently, being taught there as well.

November 17, 2017:  Lisa Fryxell will be doing a workshop entitled “Eight Ways to Make a Half Square Triangle”.  These techniques take advantage of the jelly rolls, charms, and layer cakes as well as the more traditional methods.  There are plenty of spots still available for this workshop.

December 21, 2017:  We will be enjoying our traditional holiday pot luck luncheon.  It is a time for socializing, but we are adding a new twist this year.  After lunch, we will all participate in a game that was very popular at our August game fest.  It involved the use of dice and fat quarters so we ask that each attendee bring the necessary three fat quarters in addition to the usual dish to pass.  Place setting will be provided by the guild.

December 22, 2017:  There is no workshop scheduled so we will plan for a Sit-n-Sew if enough people sign up.  You may work on your own project or one for Charities.  The choice is yours.  Come prepared to stay as long or as short as you wish but bring a lunch if your will be there at that time of day.  Otherwise, all you need is your sewing machine and your project.

January 18, 2018:  Nancy Landon, owner and operator of the Cactus Quilt Shop in Oro Valley and long-time member of the Tucson Quilt Guild, will present a trunk show.  Nancy designs quilt patterns, loves her cats, and collects antique quilts.

January 19, 2018:  Because Nancy is unavailable for a workshop, we will be having a different workshop instructor.  She is Lou Guerin of Tucson and she will be teaching an accurate and simplified method of making the Cathedral Windows block.  It is partially sewn by hand and partially by machine.  If you have ever wanted to master this block, now is a golden opportunity.  To accommodate needs of the church, this workshop will end at 1:30 p.m.

February 15, 2018:  We will have our nearly annual garage sale so now is the time to start collecting your no longer used quilting related items.  At the end of this meeting, our speaker for March 2018 will be present for thirty minutes to instruct students on necessary preparations for her March workshop on collage applique of animals.  If you plan to take that workshop, please stay for “Nubins” instruction period.

February 16, 2018:  There is no workshop in February so we will plan for a Sit ‘n Sew.  The same rules apply as are outlined in the December 2017 entry.

WHAT IS SIT ‘N SEW?

Sit ‘n Sew is a time to sit and sew in air-conditioned comfort for the whole day.  Think of it as a day retreat we host on Fridays when we have no monthly workshop planned.  You may work on anything you wish; a great opportunity to get on that UFO list or you can work on charity projects.

This is not a charity function, but an opportunity to get together with other members, share and have fun.  Please bring your lunch and whatever you need to work on.  Let the Program Committee know if you plan to attend.  Contact Deborah Molineaux or Kathleen Adams.