2020-2021 Monthly Meetings

Virtual meetings will be held thru August 2021

In person meetings will resume September 2021

Lecture: October 21, 2020

Our October meeting will honor our very own SANDI DA ROZA

A lifelong artist, Sandi learned to enjoy sewing at a very young age. Her mother instilled the love of all things creative.  For Sandi, quilting is about listening carefully to the fabric and translating its story into beautiful art.

She is a firm believer that quilts should be seen like any other form of art and should be displayed on your walls and above your mantel just like a painting.  Rogers Lane Studio is the name of her art quilting business and named after the street she grew up on in Northern California.  

Sandi’s goal is to inspire each of her students to go out of their comfort zone and enjoy being creative.  Creating should be exciting and fun.

Sandi lives in Hillsborough with her husband Tony of 26 years and 2 collage age daughters Juliana and Tessa.

Lecture: November 18, 2020

  • Location: Virtual

  • Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am

  • Guest Speaker: David Owen Hastings

  • Title: Modern Minimal Quilt Design

  • Web: https://davidowenhastings.com

Description of Lecture: 

The modern quilting movement is evolving and changing, but one thing remains consistent: simple, spare design combined with thoughtful quilting make an outstanding combination.

This talk gives an overview of my process for coming up with simple graphic quilt designs, starting with stitched paper models (called maquettes). I show examples of how to translate an architectural photo into a quilt design, and have many samples of mini quilts I created using this process. The techniques I present are also great for making unique modern quilt block designs. I also talk about walking foot quilting and how to break free from stitch in the ditch.

About David: I’m a quilter, graphic designer, print and textile artist, and the 2020 President of the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild. I create richly-layered contemporary artwork and modern minimal quilt and textile designs. For over 20 years, I’ve exhibited my stitched paper artwork in galleries and juried shows, and worked exclusively with nonprofit organizations on their branding and communications.

My creative approach to modern quilting has led to a busy schedule of workshops and lectures on quilting, branding for artists, fine art and textile techniques. Sharing knowledge, encouraging creativity, and teaching new skills are personal passions.

Holiday Party: December 16, 2020

  • Location: Virtual

  • Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Host -  Gale Green

  • Details: Get ready for our Zoom Holiday Party

  1. Our Zoom Holiday Party is Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 4 p.m. It will include music, a raffle for a Singer featherweight sewing machine, a Table Setting contest and your Secret Santa reveal.

  2. If you would like a chance to win the Featherweight, tickets are $10 each. Send a check payable to PQ and mailed to P.O. Box 2423, Redwood City, CA 94064. We can’t sell tickets online so the old-fashioned way of mailing a check is necessary. The machine was donated by Margie Bajurin, a previous PQ member. Checks must be received by Dec. 5. Remember, you can’t have enough Featherweights, and it’s a great PQ fundraiser.

  3. Get your table setting planned. Let me know by email if you’d like to participate. Voting will take place that night.

  4. If you would like to be involved in the Secret Santa fun, send me an email. I’ll be sending more detailed information to those participating. Basically, you’ll receive another PQ member’s name. You’ll send them a small gift. We’ll be opening the gifts at the party.

A great night to celebrate what we share together.

Lecture: January 20, 2021

  • Location: Virtual

  • Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Guest Speaker: Meg Cox

  • Title: "Behind the Scenes at Nebraska Quilt Museum"

  • Web address: https://megcox.com

Description of Lecture: 

Meg Cox lives in Princeton, NY. Her expertise on QUILTING stems partly from the 25 years that she has been a passionate quilter.  Additionally, Meg served on the board of the national nonprofit Quilt Alliance for 10 years and was president for 6 years.  She writes a popular free monthly e-newsletter called Quilt Journalist Tells All. See her commentary on modern quilting in the hit 2011 documentary, Stitched.


Behind the Scenes at the Greatest Quilt Museum in the World – Nebraska Quilt Museum

Meg Cox, who serves on the board of advisors for the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska, open the vaults and reveal the treasures of this astounding place. Her PowerPoint lecture will show you masterpiece quilts, introduce you to curators and break down the steps in mounting an exhibition. IQM boasts a broad and unique collection of American quilts, including the red and white quilts that dazzled the quilt world when hung in Manhattan’s Park Avenue Armory in 2011. But it has also collected quilts from more than 55 countries. Meg created this presentation to benefit the museum she loves and donates every penny to the IQM. To make it even more fun, the museum will donate a fun door prize from its museum store to your guild.

Lecture: February 17, 2021

Description of Lecture: 

Explore the world of optical illusion with Karen’s quilts and tips on how to make them. 

Lecture: March 17, 2021

  • Location: Virtual

  • Time: 9:30 am 

  • Guest Speaker: Julia Graves 

  • Title: "Memory Quilts and Personalizing Quilts - journey of an Alaskan Quilt Maker"

  • Web address: https://soquilts.com

Description of Lecture: 

How to make a unique quilt for a special person and tips to achieve the results you want

Lecture: April 21, 2021

  • Location: Virtual

  • Time: 6:00 pm

  • Speaker: Maria Shell

  • Title: "Patchwork to Art"

  • Web address: https://mariashell.com

Description of Lecture: 

American patchwork connecting to both the modern and art quilt movement


Lecture: May 19, 2021

Description of Lecture:

What is reverse applique?  When was it developed and by whom?  What is hidden will be reveal.

Lecture: June 16, 2021

Description of Lecture: 

Author of American Quiltmaking 1970-2000 will lead us on a rollicking journey through quilt making in our time

Lecture: July 21, 2021

  • Location: Virtual

  • Time: 9:30 am

  • Guest Speaker: TBD

  • Title:

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Description of Lecture: 


August 18, 2021 - Presidents Choice


Our speaker this month is Sara Trail.  This bright shining star founded the Social Justice Sewing Academy.  After attending Cal Berkeley and Harvard School of Education she came back to the bay area and started the Social Justice Sewing Academy.  The Academy is a platform where youth creates art that engages and educates communities.  She will tell us all about all the different aspects of the Academy including making remembrance quilts and blocks to honor victims of violence.


September 22, 2021 - Birthday Party

  • Location: Garden Center, San Mateo

  • Time: 9:30 am

  • Speaker

  • Title: Annual Birthday Party


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