2019–One Block Wonder Quilts by Candy Grisham and Marsha Bray
Date to be announced


Candy Grisham, Coordinator

Picture Piecing the Cynthia England Way

with Callie Hargiss, Certified Cynthia England Instructor
Picture Piecing ” is a unique technique developed by Cynthia England to achieve detailed quilt imagery. This is not Paper Piecing or foundation piecing in the traditional sense. This technique is much more! While you do use paper and Straight seams, Picture Piecing has several differences, allowing quilters to achieve detailed imagery more efficiently, with less frustration and fabric waste. Best of all there is no paper to pick out, no curved or inset seams, patterns are reusable and you can CHEAT! As a certified teacher for Cynthia England Cynthia Hargiss can teach you this technique along with tips and tricks she has learned from Cynthia herself.  Also, we can cover the basics of how you may create your own masterpiece from your favorite photograph.

Guild Program–May 28
Workshops–Wednesday, May 29 & Thursday, May 30– Maximum 15 students per workshop–Workshop fee is $35. (The Wednesday workshop is currently full and we are taking a wait list). Only a few spaces remain for Thursday.
You must purchase one of the 2 kits offered for your workshop. Combined kit/pattern are $40 each.
Workshops will be held at Jackman’s Fabric in the small classroom.
9:30 to 4:00. Please bring your own lunch.
Payment for class and kit must be paid when you register. There will be no refunds after April 23, 2019.
Please note: At this time, the workshops are open only to Bits members. You must have paid your dues for 2019 in order to participate.

Supply Sheet for both Workshops

May 29–Choice of For the Birds or Wine Country.







May 30– Choice of Life’s a Beach or Southwest Splendor

Save the date!  Coming August 27 & 28th! Sign ups will start soon!
Sandra Bruce –Art Quilter and Long Arm Quilter

Sandra’s career in illustration and lettering carries into her skills as a quilter and quilt artist. She is an art quilter specializing in a technique she calls “Material Matrix”. On Tuesday, August 27th she’s teaching “The ABC’s of Stitching Words” which will teach you how to create letterforms with your sewing machine. Using free-motion, she will show you how to connect letters and ideas on how to arrange them. This is great for signing your quilts, making labels, and adding that special greeting or sentiment into your quilts. There will be a variety of small projects offered in the workshop to practice writing with your machine.

At the meeting on Tuesday night, Sandra will give a talk called “It’s All About Words”, and explore a bit of history of how words have played a part in quilts, along with lots of ideas on how to incorporate words into your quilts and sewing projects. It’s full of visuals and will inspire you to try it!

On Wednesday, Sandra will teach an all day workshop on her technique she calls Material Matrix.  “Material Matrix”, is inspired by the painter, Chuck Close. It involves using a gridded photograph and interpreting each 2-inch square into fabric, using piecing to achieve the effect. In the workshop, in addition to the technique, she teaches: what makes a good photo to use, color and value, curved-piecing, and how to grid your own photo. Everyone in the class works on the same project, picking from “Sew Ready”, “Wake Up Cup” or “Junior Cardinal”.