2021-2022 General Meetings
In person meeting resumed April 2022
Note: There may be occasions when a monthly meeting would need to pivot to a Virtual Meeting so please check the website before attending a monthly meeting.
Morning meetings: 9:30-11:30 AM - January, March, May, July, September and November.
Evening meetings: 7:00-9:00 PM - February, April, June, August, October and December.
October 20, 2021
Lecturer: Connie Boyles
Title: One of Our Own
Connie has been a member of PQ for a number of years, has taught at quilt shops in the Bay Area and at the Kauai Quilt Guild. She has been quilting since 2002 and the thing she likes best about quilting is being inspired by new patterns, techniques and, of course, fabric. Connie enjoys sharing her love of quilting and her skills with all levels of quilters.
November 17, 2021
Sport/Favorite Color themed member meeting
Please wear something that represents your favorite
sport team or your favorite color, ie, hat, scarf, jersey etc.
Lecturer: Sheila Collins
Title: Celebration of Color and Design
I like to think of my art as a celebration of color and design. My artwork came to be by combining my backgrounds in fashion design and graphic design with my love of sewing, and the results are bright, cheerful, and fun This lecture describes how I’ve been moving forward with my creative journey from juried art festivals to quilt challenges and commissioned pieces. In my pursuit of trying new things I share techniques I’ve learned while exploring “what if.” For your viewing pleasure I have over 20 pieces of art to share with you. It’s filled with stories, tips, and oodles of inspiration.
December 15, 2021
Location: San Mateo Garden Center
*Homemade Ornament Swap
*Best Holiday Sweater, Shoes & Head Attire
**Singer 1953-54 Featherweight Raffle
There will be a *catered box lunch, beverages and a sweet treat.
We’ll have a fun and creative quilt activity that everyone will enjoy.
This year, as a gift exchange, we’ve decided to hold a *homemade ornament swap. Participation is not mandatory. If you would like to get in on the fun please bring a homemade ornament as your entry into the exchange. Everyone who brings an ornament will be part of the exchange.
There will also be a contest for *best holiday outfit, best holiday sweater, best holiday shoes and best holiday head attire. So, dig through your holiday fare and wrap yourself in your most festive threads!
Along with all this frivolity, we will have oodles of lovely *raffle baskets to bid upon.
AND… the pièce de résistance is we have a beautiful, pristine *Singer featherweight that will be raffled off at the end of the party. The owner/donor of this lovely machine will be revealed at the day of the drawing. She is eager to share the wonderful history of the featherweight to the lucky recipient.
If you would like to take a chance to win the **Featherweight, the tickets are $10 each. Please send your check, payable to Peninsula Quilters, and mail it to P.O. Box 2423, Redwood City, CA 94064. Checks must be received by December 6, 2021. As my adorable Italian sewing machine repairman would probably say, this is a bella macchina 🤌🏼 don’t miss-a you chance-a to win-a! And it’s a great way to support our wonderful guild.
So, be sure to mark your calendars for December 15th and get started now on making your homemade ornament for the exchange. You will not want to miss this party!!
Any questions, please feel free to contact me, Nancy Krosse: email@example.com or call/text 650-281-8174.
January 19, 2022 - VIRTUAL
Lecturer: Elizabeth Granberg
Title: Adventures with 60 Degree Triangle Quilts
Adventures with 60 Degree Triangle Quilts--an evolving adventure with Hexified Panel Quilts
This is a 1 hour trunk show presentation
Join Liz as she takes you through her journey using 60 degree triangles to make hexies that produced a variety of quilts. Her journey touched on One Block Wonders, Stack-and-Whacks, and has evolved into her original design Hexified Panel Quilts, a hybrid that merges techniques learned along the way.
February 16, 2022
Meeting Theme: "Bring a Friend"
Lecturer: MJ Kinman
Title: "Gems and Joys"
Over the course of a single day-long session, students will learn how to: • Learn about the codes and visual clues I use to help me piece a gem together. • Learn about the dazzling variety of colored gemstones so that they can select the colors for their gem that bring them joy. (Hint: there are no wrong answers!) • Understand how different types of fabrics impact the flow of light and color across a quilt design. • Assemble the fabric facets to create their own 18”-square block.
PDF patterns (provided by instructor) printed onto 8.5” x 11” sheets of freezer paper (either self-made or commercially available from C&T Publishing. If self-made, either white or brown freezer paper are suitable.)MJ likes to say she makes the biggest diamonds in the world. But instead of using the hardest substances in the world, she uses the softest – fabric. She describes the techniques she uses to create her giant gem portraits as traditional piecing using freezer paper for templates. Website: www.mjkinman.com
MJ’s work has been exhibited in national competitions, galleries, and museums, including the National Quilt Museum and the International Quilt Museum. Her work is included in private and public collections, including Maker’s Mark Distillery and the National Quilt Museum. Her gems have been featured in American Quilter, Quiltfolk, Quilting Arts Magazine, McCall’s Quilting, France Patchwork and others. You may also have seen MJ on Quilting Arts TV and The Quilt Show.com.
March 16, 2022
Lecturer: Robin Long
Title: "Modern Compass - Strip Pieced"
What started as a quest to make a Mariner’s Compass quilt for her submarine officer husband, Robin Long took an idea she had in 1992 and launched Robin Ruth Design in January, 2015. She has developed a line of revolutionary rulers, books, patterns and technique for making STRIP PIECED mariner’s compass blocks in 16 sizes – that’s right, NO PAPER PIECING!
When she isn’t on the road teaching and giving workshops, she is working on many new projects that bring the mariner’s compass into the 21st century! Her products are sold in quilt shops across the U.S and around the world.
April 20, 2022
Meeting Theme: "Bring a Friend"
Lecturer: Linda Wagner
Linda Wagner has been making quilts for over 35 years and teaching quilting for over 25 years and her personal interests gravitate to scrappy quilts. Many of Linda’s quilts contain 100 -400 fabrics.
Linda’s talk “Edgy” will be about borders and how you decide plain or pieced and inner or/and outer or to add piping. Linda will use 40-50 quilts to demonstrate the options you have as a quiltmaker/artist.
May 18, 2022
Special Event: New Members Meet and Greet
Our new member Welcome Meet and Greet will follow our May meeting. After the morning meeting concludes we will move to the courtyard to welcome new members to PQG. In 2020 and 2021 the welcome tea was virtual.
We will have dessert and hear from current members who hold a position in the guild. This is a great time for all members to learn more about what goes on between meetings and ways each member can participate in the guild.
I hope you will attend the May meeting and welcome our new members on May 18th. More information will be shared as the date get closer.
If you have a question, please call or email me.
Lecturer: Marjan Kluepel
Title: "Evolution of an Air Quilter and Fabric Dyer"
This is an educational slide lecture and trunk show with a big dose of humor woven in. Marjan grew up in the Netherlands. You will hear about her untraditional approach to quilting and how she creates her hand dyed fabrics. She explains where her ideas and inspiration come from, how her work has evolved over the years and why she does what she does. Learn from Marjan’s mistakes so you won’t make them yourself!
June 15, 2022
Lecturer: Colleen Granger
Title: "Playing with Precuts"
We have all purchased those wonderful pre-cut packs of fabrics; 10" squares,5" squares, and 2 1/2" strip sets. These packets provide a variety offabrics without having to purchase multiple yardage. Colleen Granger willshow you how you can make several of her designs using these packets. She will also show you different settings that are sure to get your creativejuices flowing as well as how to make her "drunkin border."
July 20, 2022
Lecturer: Linda Ballad
Title: "What if I..."
“What if I ....” Are you one who follows the rules? Do you change out your fabric values, play with the components or create different borders? We’ll explore how subtle changes can give you an entirely new quilt. You'll see a whole new world after this program. The program consists of a short power point section along with quilts that only reinforces the 'What If I" ...
Linda Ballard has been an avid sewer all her life, Linda has taken her skills from dressmaking to creating wonderful traditional quilts using today’s faster techniques and tools. She believes there’s always something for everyone when it comes to quilting, and that quilters have a strong bond unlike anything else.
She lives in northern CA outside Redding in a country community called Palo Cedro. Linda was a quilt shop owner in Redding and now travels throughout the country teaching both on land and sea.
Linda is known for her quilting retreats, her teachings and has been featured in a variety of quilting magazines with her quilts, her patterns and as ‘ad’ quilts for a specific line of fabrics. Linda will tell you constantly ‘to be flexible and go with the possibilities that are presented’. She always finishes with one simple word …
August 17, 2022 - TBD "Presidents Choice"
Lecturer: Margaret Fabrizo
I studied quilt making with Grace Earl, designer at the Chicago Art Institute, and my prize-winning quilts have been exhibited in Northern California, and at New Pieces Gallery in Berkeley, where I also played a forte-piano concert.
My bother, my grandmother and my sister have all made quilts. Although I have always sewn, I came to quilting only in the last ten years when I began making quilts for myself and my family. Each piece is machine pieced and hand quilted. Most have their origin in traditional design but develop organically, influenced very much by the personality of the recipient. I start and finish a queen size quilt in six to twelve weeks, working night and day. The process takes over my life until the last stitch is taken. I find quilting not unlike music. I am completely caught up in the initial concept, mesmerized by color and texture, absorbed by the rhythm of the repeating patterns.
To view Margaret’s Video’s and Very Beautiful and Unique Quilts/Artwork go to http://www.margaretfabrizio.com/ or google Margaret Fabrizio
September 21, 2022
Annual Birthday Party: