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.
Heidi Stagno learned to love and appreciate
quilting from her Grandma Leota while
growing up in Pocatello, Idaho. Today, Heidi lives with
her husband John and her 6-year-old
twin daughters. She is a professional
longarm quilter and teaches longarm
In answer to the question “How do I quilt
my top?” she would answer, “Look into
the quilt and it will tell you.” While she
has not experienced a quilt that will
actually talk to her, Heidi does
investigate the piecing, the fabric, and
the scale of design, the style or theme.
The answer is very simple “opposites
attract.” If the quilt has busy fabric or
lots of piecing, go simple. If the quilt is
plain and simple, dress it up with fancy
Learn more about Heidi on her blog:
Come to the May Guild meeting and be prepared to be impressed as you
will view some lovely, completed Round Robin Quilts.
I’ve had the pleasure of seeing a few of these quilts evolve and, WOW, they are
We have 19 members who participated in the Round Robin
activity and I want to say ‘Thank you!’ The rest of our members will get to
enjoy your hard work!! Participants, remember to bring your
finished project to share.