Latifah says, ”Everyone has their own unique style of designing. Most Quilters fall within several popular design styles and design processes. Learn about these and how to start to ask the right questions, so you can identify and streamline your own personal design style. Then as a group, we’ll use what we’ve learned and design a quilt together.” Latifah Saafir is known for her bold and innovative modern quilts. Combining her training as an engineer with her lifelong passion for sewing, Latifah creates designs that are graphic and contemporary, featuring challenging techniques with meticulous attention to detail. A co-founder of both the Los Angeles Modern Quilt Guild and the worldwide Modern Quilt Guild, Latifah currently teaches workshops to guilds around the country. Visit her website at: https://www.latifahsaafirstudios.com
About her presentation, Quilters’ Magic Show – Lots of Tricks for Better Quilts, Helen says: Is perfect patchwork an illusion? Add these techniques for precise cutting, easier matching, and efficient pressing to your bag of tricks. Learn the secret behind ripple-free borders and great bindings. Get terrific ideas for improving your quilt and enjoy some magic tricks, too! Helen Frost began quilting in 1972 and started teaching in 1974. She and her mother, Blanche Young, developed new, strip-pieced methods for making traditional designs including the Lone Star, Sunshine & Shadow, and Nine- Patch. Helen is the co-author of eleven books including Grand Endeavors: Vintage Arizona Quilts and Their Makers, the Arizona state quilt project publication. She has taught at guilds and conferences across the country and in Europe. Helen was inducted into the Arizona Quilter’s Hall of Fame in 2009. She continues to explore her favorite quilt designs and cannot begin to count how many Lone Star and Nine-Patch quilts she has made!
Helen and her husband live in Tucson, Arizona and are the parents of four grown children.
Quilts ‘N Force Evening March 13, Wednesday … 6:30 pm Calling all quilters who like to piece, to baste, to quilt & to bind! We will have it all and you will earn REWARDS to boot! “‘Tis more blessed to give than to receive.” I believe it, do you? It makes me feel good, doesn’t it make you happy to give? Each group is asked to bring their sewing machines, iron & ironing surface, and cutting tools. If you are not with a group, ask the Quilts ‘n Force committee which group needs help and you can join them, but please bring your own cutting tools & machine if you wish to sew. Every group will provide their own sewing machine/s. The Quilts ‘n Force committee will have kits and a pattern available for you to piece a top or you may bring your own kit/s to sew. The committee will also have batting available for your project. All kits will have backing fabric in the kit and binding, too. If you still have one of our kits from last year, please bring it to finish or turn it in for someone else to finish and then you may take another kit to work on. We love to receive finished quilts too!!! We will be providing 49 kits to Alice Redondo to give to her church to give to the kids going to visit their parent in one of the prisons. Laurie Maas’ group will be doing an equal amount, also, for Alice and her committee. So let’s get busy and Slice, Stitch, and Seal! You may take kits home to work on, if you promise to return them within a few weeks or sooner.
We will finally get to hear Marty Ornish, who lives and works in San Diego. She has been sewing art quilts, costumes and wearable art for many decades. Her interests include Steampunk, Boho, Gypsy, Festivalwear, and what she calls Really-Wearable-Art for women and men who want a unique look made in a sustainable way. Garments are typically made from upcycled and repurposed materials with an emphasis on antique textiles.
From marty-o.com “Tattered Splendor: Ruined Quilt Couture” is a lecture and slide presentation of my recent series of couture gowns and wearable art garments constructed out of ruined, beyond repair vintage quilts and other vintage linens and lace. I discuss the ethics of repurposing ruined vintage textiles, sourcing such textiles, and my inspiration for this series. Design decisions are discussed, as well as cleaning and stabilization techniques used on these fragile textiles. The “Tattered Splendor” garments were prominently featured in a special exhibit at the 2017 International Quilt Festival in Houston. One of these gowns was awarded Best of Show and Viewers’ Choice at the Pacific International Quilt Festival, while another piece also won Best of Show at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival.
Leah Zieber is a quilt historian and quilt maker from Temecula, CA specializing in Antique Reproduction Quilts from the nineteenth century. Her reproduction quilts have been exhibited across the country and most recently published in Stars: A Study of 19th Century Star Quilts and In War Time: A Study of Civil War Era Quilts 1850-1865.
Leah has worked closely with several Southern California collectors cataloging, managing and independently researching their textile collections. Her own collection of antique quilts and related textile items spans one hundred and eighty years and she shares her knowledge of American quilt history using her collection in lectures and workshops.
Her talk on January 9 is an antique quilts trunk show on children’s and doll quilts. Step into the secret world of children and their dolls. Through antique and vintage quilts, trade advertising and images you will learn the important role children held in the American household and the significance their tiny treasures still hold today.
Let’s Get Our Party On!!!
We will have wonderful food, delicious desserts and maybe you could win one
(or more) of the fabulous raffle items! The silent auction will run exactly
as it has all these many years. Bring your items, and set them up on the
tables around the room. Remember to take home anything that is not lovingly
purchased by someone else in the guild. If you wish to donate a quilt for auction,
please let me know ahead of time, and bring it to the meeting. All proceeds
benefit the guild and our ongoing efforts to share this craft with our community.
Let’s make some memories!
While pulling out Christmas presents bought all year long, we also come
across items we had to have and have never used. Notions we couldn’t live
without, fabric bundles we knew would make a wonderful quilt, items we were
gifted, but had two of already. Gently used items could go from not-yet-trash
to someone else’s treasure! Bring them all to the Silent Auction! All proceeds go
to the guild.
Are you ready for the holidays, yet? Crush time is upon us. Join your friends
at SVQG in celebrating this festive, busy time of the year with our own mini
quilt show of holiday quilts. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas,
New Years. Yes, you were warned that we will be having a Serious Discussion. That will
take a limited (by the clock) time at the beginning of the meeting along with the
usual business. THEN we will get up, move around as you choose, and
1) help arrange the Brown Bag Challenge blocks into quilt top(s)
2) look at the holiday quilts hanging all around the room
3) watch a demo about making a cathedral window quilt and receive
instructions for starting your own Cathedral.
Show & Tell will follow so we can see the quilts you bring that don’t fit on the racks.
We really love Show & Tell. The more the merrier. This is your chance to share
quilts and wall hangings we might not have ever seen. If you get there early,
you won’t even have to get up on stage, your quilts can be pinned to sheets on
Nancy Ota will bring us her program on Japanese textiles – how different
textiles from Japan are made as well as her quilts and garments using vintage
cottons and silks. Nancy lives in San Clemente and has
been quilting, teaching and designing patterns since 1988. Her quilts have
been juried into many shows; her patterns are sold worldwide. She uses a
wide variety of styles, techniques and materials. She credits her many
talented friends and teachers for support and ideas.
Our guild enjoyed her presentation andworkshop several years ago. We look
forward to hearing what is new.