News from Virginia Corriea

Several years ago I was lucky enough to purchase some blocks and a quilt top from Tillie Hilmer.  I was able to quilt the top recently.

 

This quilt top was made by Tillie's mother Clara Diebold, married name Mrs. Eugene Essner, Benton MO, born 8/6/1894, died 6/6/1973.  The quilt top is all hand pieced.  It is a Dresden Plate quilt.  All this information is on the label.  The outside border edges of the quilt were really, really frayed and I was afraid that I was going to have to cut the edges off to a straight edge.  But I decided to just stitch the heck out of the edges when I got to the edges of the quilt.  It's not so pretty but it preserved the original lines of the outside edge.  I really love this quilt.  Oh, as far as I can tell, it's made from original 1930's and 1940's fabrics.  

 

Here's a picture.  I hope you all enjoy remembering Tillie and her mother Clara.

 

I miss all of you.  Virginia

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Betsy and Bev

I hope you are having a wonderful summer and are staying cool. When it is too hot do you retreat to your sewing room, enjoy the outdoors or escape to the coast or mountains? I tend to escape and dream about my next project or think about what’s under my needle.  Our July meeting will be a fun time to socialize and check out lots of quilt bargains. Don’t forget to bring your cash. Icy cold water will be provided and the AC will be turned up. Stay cool out there.
Betsy


Soon I’ll mail the Confetti quilt I made for my two-year-old great-grandson, which some of you saw at the June show-and-tell. I’m not quite ready to start on my next project, so I have been amusing myself by sewing for Valley Children’s Hospital. I know many of us make quilts and other items to give away, either to friends and family, or to the various organizations served by our Cuddle Quilt program. In fact, some quilters say they hardly keep anything they make. That’s not me! I do try to keep a balance, though. If you haven’t found time to make a cuddle quilt lately, how about picking up a kit from Tricia at the next meeting. Or maybe you could make something with some of the excess fabric you have lying about (you know who you are!). Whatever you are working on this summer, keep cool and enjoy what you are doing!
Bev


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Upcoming Events
Ongoing through September 18,2023

Ongoing through September 18,2023

“Textures” is an exhibit of Art Quilts by two exceptional artists. Fremont California artist Denise Oyama Miller is a versatile artist who incorporates a variety of techniques in her quilts including painting, hand printed fabrics, applique, and collage. Nevada textile artist Nancy Ryan has been honing her craft for over 40 years. Art quilting is her passion, fulfilling her deep-seated desire to create, and to share her life experience. At the Gallery 5 In Oakhurst through Sept 18th.

September 1st - Linda Schmidt

September 1st - Linda Schmidt

September 1, 2022 - Guild Meeting and Presentation by fiber artist Linda Schmidt

September 2nd - Linda Schmidt Landscape

September 2nd - Linda Schmidt Landscape

September 2, 2022 - Miniature Landscape Workshop 101 - We will be using an image of Yosemite Falls for the project. This class is a great class to begin to be an art quilter! You will experience a wide variety of construction and embellishment techniques including fabric painting, string piecing, invisible machine appliqué, soft edge appliqué by machine and by hand, free motion machine embroidery, and how to use Solvy to make trees and thread appliqués and fabric.

October 6th - Karen Bolan

October 6th - Karen Bolan

October 6, 2022 - Guild Meeting and Presentation with Karen Bolan

October 7th - Karen Bolan Curves and Transparency

October 7th - Karen Bolan Curves and Transparency

October 7, 2022 - Workshop: Piece Curves and Play with Transparency Are you intimidated by curves but love precision piecing? Make the Cool as a Cactus quilt in class, featuring pieced curves, a unique border treatment, and color palette that features transparency. Class will begin with an exercise in creating transparency effects, then we work from paper templates to accurately cut and piece large diameter curves.

November 3rd - Bev Gulley

November 3rd - Bev Gulley

November 3, 2022 - Guild Meeting and Trunk Show with our own member, Bev Gulley. She is an award winning quilter, our current Co-President and our 2023 Quilt Show Featured Quilter.

November 4th - String Stars Workshop

November 4th - String Stars Workshop

November 4, 2022 - Bev Gulley will be teaching a workshop "String Stars"

String Stars Close-up

String Stars Close-up

November 4, 2022 - Bev Gulley will be teaching a workshop "String Stars"

December 1st

December 1st

December 1, 2022 - Annual Dinner Party with Installation of new officers. Image from December 2021 Winter Wonderland