Helping One Another Blend Art and Tradition Genesee Valley Quilt Club, Copyright © 2021
Genesee Valley Quilt Club, Inc. Founded January 1936
Speakers and Workshop Information Workshop fee: Member $60, Non-member $75, two day workshops $120/$150. Zoom workshop fee - see class info. Non-member registration for spring workshops will open February 1, 2021. See “withdrawal from class” policy. “As a club, we are so lucky to be able to attract top-notch quilt instructors. Consider registering for a class that takes you out of your comfort zone. You won’t regret it.” Donna Schalge, President

2020-2021 Speakers and Workshops

October 2020

October 9: Bethanne Nemesh: The Devil is in the Details

Sometimes the difference between a show quilt and an AWARD WINNING show quilt is in the details. On the judging floor, one point is often all that separates a contestant from a winner. Bethanne will share her unique finish details which have been proven winners in shows across the country in her quilts. Students will make a collection of samples that feature beaded bias applique, beaded piping, swag piping, beaded knife edge binding as well as an introduction to the use of Derwent Inktense pencils. Take your quilting to the next level with masterpiece details! www.whitearborquilting.com Class Kit ($25) Required : includes pre-quilted squares, all beads, piping, ink, and activators and handouts for the project. Supply List

October 10: Bethanne Nemesh: From Fast to Fancy: Quilting Feathers

Freehand feathers are a quilter’s best friend. They can be formal or fantastic, fast or fancy. Learn to grow your freehand feathers at your own pace with the addition of details and inserts. Based on Bethanne’s popular new book of the same title, see how even beginner feathers can grow to fancy heirloom ones with a few simple changes. Learn to match your feather to your quilt’s style, budget, and use. This class combines much of the content of two of Bethanne’s other classes, Feather Faster and Fancy Feathers, perfect for a condensed fast paced learning experience or for situations were taking the two classes isn’t reasonable. Hands on classes are suitable fo r longarm classrooms or for experienced free-motion domestic quilters. Suggested book: The Fast and the Fancy, Feathers for Freehand Quilters by Bethanne Nemesh Buy Book Now Supply List: Machine with free-motion capability

November 2020

November 13: Fall Migration with Sue Donovan & Beth Kelly - Zoom Workshop - non-

members welcome

Due to the recent increases in COVID 19 cases in Monroe County and out of an abundance of caution, GVQC will be holding our annual Fall Migration via Internet. Beth Kelly and Sue Donovan are excited to offer the first GVQC Zoom workshop. In this live workshop, there will be segments of teaching and demonstrations by Sue and Beth followed by student work time and plenty of opportunities for Q&A. Sue and Beth will be holding an orientation meeting for anyone who is not familiar with Zoom and would like a brief introduction on how it works and what to expect. This will be during the first week of November (date TBD). More information on start time, length of the day, breaks and the orientation meeting will be sent to students upon registration. S ue’s Quilt - Sue Donovan Scrap friendly, or pick a color scheme. Must have light and dark. Other options using the same pinwheel blocks. S upply Li st Gradients - Beth Kelly Learn to create gradients of color and value using a fun, low stress technique. Solid fabrics, or ones that read as solid, will be used to flow color and add sparkle. We’ll be starting with strips but the technique can be applied to any shape. Several methods of inserting lines will also be covered. Expect to have a small top laid out and at least partially se wn together. The sample above used a charm pack of Oakshott fabric in the Autumn colorway and is 13” wide by 17” high. Supply List

January 2021

January 14: Demo Derby (Zoom Meeting - all members will receive a Zoom invitation)

February 2021

February 14: Spring Fling Mystery Quilt with Janet Root

Membe rs only, the project will not be announced. It is a “mystery.” Do check the supply list so that you are prepared. Supply List

March 2021

March 12: Chris Wickert’s Basic Silk Applique

In this one-day class directions for making templates, appliquéing (prepared edge, NOT needle turn!), beading, and quilting will be given. Special emphasis will be on making 1/8” vines. The pattern for this 14 inch silk floral pillow is adapted (with permission) from a design by Deborah Kemball. Class Kit ($30.00) Required: The kit ($30.00) to make the silk pillow is available for purchase directly from Chris Wickert. Please let Chris know if kit is needed by 10/8/2021 . Please pay cash or with a check (made out to Christine Wickert). The kit includes the pattern and all materials needed except the pillow backing, binding, and pillow form. You may also choose to buy the pattern only (available for $9.00). If you buy only the pattern you will need to purchase your own silk fabrics and beads, as well as embroidery floss, backing, binding and pillow form. Supply List

March 13: Chris Wickert’s Advanced Applique

In this appliqué class students will use either silk or cotton fabrics to make any of the blocks featured in Deborah Kemball’s pattern pack entitled Floral Abundance Quilt. Chris will use one of the blocks in the book to demonstrate the following techniques: pattern transfer techniques prepared edge (NOT needle turn!) appliqué attaching skinny stems to other skinny stems making very small ovals and circles making leaves and flower pedals with narrow points sequencing layered appliqué embroidery stitches such as detached button hole, couched running stitch, French knot echo quilting Supply List

April 2021

April 9 and 10 (2 days): Jamie Wallen: Rulers Boot Camp - A Design

Class

Jamie is well known as an international Teacher and Long Arm Quilting Artist. He travels and teaches workshops as well as producing educational materials for the quilting community. Teaching is his passion and he has an enormous Internet/YouTube presence. This is a TWO DAY design class that will focus on surface design using rulers- those handy tools that surface quilters love to use but often leave quilters with a lot of anxiety. From correct ruler and template basics, use of ruler bases, hopping foot height, correct way to hold rulers, layout work, creating your own designs and so much more, this class will make you a confident surface designer and take your ruler skills to the next level! This is a Hands-On class that will include lecture, drawing. www.quiltersapothecary.com Supply List Recommended for Class Jamie recommends these rulers for his class. They are not required but participants will get more form the class if they have at least the beginner package. Registered students will also receive a 15% discount code for the rulers upon registration. List of recommended rulers - click on ruler link to purchase: Composer Series Design Rulers (in clear or yellow) Dimensional Rulers Mystical Shapes Rulers Beginner Bundle

May 2021 - Meeting Special Speaker

Hilary Gifford

Hilary’s formal training includes a Master of Fine Arts in printmaking and painting. She has been sewn since a child and has found combining these three arts allowed her to interact with people’s lives most directly. Hilary’s work since 1980: working with fabrics full time, making sellable, “wearable art”, decorative fiber art for the walls or functional fibers for the home. designed for other designers and scarf and fabric companies, had my designs produced in Switzerland, established and run a wearable art boutique taught textiles at Syracuse University What interests Hilary: interested and inspired by the links between art making and production (the machinery and technology), one’s chosen materials, and the intent, purpose or goal. color, gesture, texture, and their relationship endlessly interests me. I make a print of a gesture, or mark, and record it, not as an image but as an impression captured in color on cloth that touches the senses. I use dyes rather than paints and choose light-weight silk, cotton and rayon instead of heavy canvas. I believe color and design play such big parts in our lives. People respond and have relationships with color and texture. These are sensual experiences, surrounding us and consuming us. Design helps us to fit into the greater world confronting us. The colors and designs we choose will define and reflect our spirit and experience. Painting with dyes is unique because unlike paint, dyes are thin transparent films of color that have an elusive presence within fabric’s structure. The fabrics, especially silks, take the colors in a rich, glowing way that I believe cannot be matched with paint and canvas. I am currently focusing on a monoprinting and painting technique, achieving spontaneous, gestural, and unexpected textural effects not possible by other means. I choose fabrics which allow the completed work to be cut and shaped into objects that warm, comfort, and decorate. My objective is for my fabrics to participate in life.

CLASS & WORKSHOP REFUND POLICY:

1. Should a participant need to withdraw from a GVQC workshop, class, the participant must contact the Registrar by phone as soon as possible. Full refund will be made if the withdrawal is made at least 30 days prior to the workshop. 2. If a participant withdraws less than 30 days prior to the workshop the following procedure will be followed: a. If there is a waiting list, • The Registrar will notify the first person on the list and the cancelling participant. The cancelling participant will then contact the replacement to arrange financial reimbursement. b. If there is no waiting list It is the cancelling registrant’s responsibility to find a replacement and notify the Registrar when that has happened. • Financial arrangements are the responsibility of the two parties involved. c. If no replacement can be found, the Registrar must be notified and the cancelling registrant will be issued a voucher good for the amount paid for the cancelled class to be used within 6-months for another class. d. If a GVQC member has used a scholarship to take the cancelled class, the voucher will be in the amount paid for the class, minus the $50 scholarship. • Said scholarship may be used for another class within that fiscal year. 3. If it becomes necessary for GVQC to cancel a workshop, the participant will receive a refund equal to the amount they paid for the workshop.
Zoom Workshop
Zoom Workshop, class size limited to 20
Rescheduled to October 16, 2021
Rescheduled to October 15, 2021

2021 - 2022 Workshops

An exciting lineup of teachers and workshops is planned for 2021-2022.

Information and will be posted in May

Helping One Another Blend Art and Tradition Genesee Valley Quilt Club , Copyright ©2021
Genesee Valley Quilt Club, Inc. Founded January 1936
Speakers and Workshop Information Workshop fee: Member $60, Non-member $75, two day workshops $120/$150. Zoom workshop fee - see class info. Non-member registration for spring workshops will open February 1, 2021. See “withdrawal from class” policy. “As a club, we are so lucky to be able to attract top-notch quilt instructors. Consider registering for a class that takes you out of your comfort zone. You won’t regret it.” Donna Schalge, President

2020-2021

Speakers and

Workshops

October 2020

October 9: Bethanne

Nemesh: The Devil is in

the Details

Sometimes the difference between a show quilt and an AWARD WINNING show quilt is in the details. On the judging floor, one point is often all that separates a contestant from a winner. Bethanne will share her unique finish details which have been proven winners in shows across the country in her quilts. Students will make a collection of samples that feature beaded bias applique, beaded piping, swag piping, beaded knife edge binding as well as an introduction to the use of Derwent Inktense pencils. Take your quilting to the next level with masterpiece details! www.whitearborquilting.com Class Kit ($25) Required : includes pre-quilted squares, all beads, piping, ink, and activators and handouts for the project. Supply List

October 10: Bethanne Nemesh: From Fast

to Fancy: Quilting Feathers

Freehand feathers are a quilter’s best friend. They can be formal or fantastic, fast or fancy. Learn to grow your freehand feathers at your own pace with the addition of details and inserts. Based on Bethanne’s popular new book of the same title, see how even beginner feathers can grow to fancy heirloom ones with a few simple changes. Learn to match your feather to your quilt’s style, budget, and use. This class combines much of the content of two of Bethanne’s other classes, Feather Faster and Fancy Feathers, perfect for a condensed fast paced learning experience or for situations were taking the two classes isn’t reasonable. Hands on classes are suitable fo r longarm classrooms or for experienced free- motion domestic quilters. Suggested book: The Fast and the Fancy, Feathers for Freehand Quilters by Bethanne Nemesh Buy Book Now Supply List: Machine with free-motion capability

November 2020

November 13: Fall Migration with Sue

Donovan & Beth Kelly - Zoom Workshop -

non-members welcome

Due to the recent increases in COVID 19 cases in Monroe County and out of an abundance of caution, GVQC will be holding our annual Fall Migration via Internet. Beth Kelly and Sue Donovan are excited to offer the first GVQC Zoom workshop. In this live workshop, there will be segments of teaching and demonstrations by Sue and Beth followed by student work time and plenty of opportunities for Q&A. Sue and Beth will be holding an orientation meeting for anyone who is not familiar with Zoom and would like a brief introduction on how it works and what to expect. This will be during the first week of November (date TBD). More information on start time, length of the day, breaks and the orientation meeting will be sent to students upon registration. S ue’s Quilt - Sue Donovan Scrap friendly, or pick a color scheme. Must have light and dark. Other options using the same pinwheel blocks. S upply Li st Gradients - Beth Kelly Learn to create gradients of color and value using a fun, low stress technique. Solid fabrics, or ones that read as solid, will be used to flow color and add sparkle. We’ll be starting with strips but the technique can be applied to any shape. Several methods of inserting lines will also be covered. Expect to have a small top laid out and at least partially se wn together. The sample above used a charm pack of Oakshott fabric in the Autumn colorway and is 13” wide by 17” high. Supply List

January 2021

January 14: Demo Derby (Zoom Meeting - all

members will receive a Zoom invitation)

February 2021

February 14: Spring Fling Mystery Quilt

with Janet Root

Membe rs only, the project will not be announced. It is a “mystery.” Do check the supply list so that you are prepared. Supply List

March 2021

March 12: Chris Wickert’s Basic Silk

Applique

In this one-day class directions for making templates, appliquéing (prepared edge, NOT needle turn!), beading, and quilting will be given. Special emphasis will be on making 1/8” vines. The pattern for this 14 inch silk floral pillow is adapted (with permission) from a design by Deborah Kemball. Class Kit ($30.00) Required: The kit ($30.00) to make the silk pillow is available for purchase directly from Chris Wickert. Please let Chris know if kit is needed by 10/8/2021 . Please pay cash or with a check (made out to Christine Wickert). The kit includes the pattern and all materials needed except the pillow backing, binding, and pillow form. You may also choose to buy the pattern only (available for $9.00). If you buy only the pattern you will need to purchase your own silk fabrics and beads, as well as embroidery floss, backing, binding and pillow form. Supply List

March 13: Chris Wickert’s Advanced

Applique

In this appliqué class students will use either silk or cotton fabrics to make any of the blocks featured in Deborah Kemball’s pattern pack entitled Floral Abundance Quilt. Chris will use one of the blocks in the book to demonstrate the following techniques: pattern transfer techniques prepared edge (NOT needle turn!) appliqué attaching skinny stems to other skinny stems making very small ovals and circles making leaves and flower pedals with narrow points sequencing layered appliqué embroidery stitches such as detached button hole, couched running stitch, French knot echo quilting Supply List

April 2021

April 9 and 10 (2 days): Jamie Wallen: Rulers

Boot Camp - A Design Class

Jamie is well known as an international Teacher and Long Arm Quilting Artist. He travels and teaches workshops as well as producing educational materials for the quilting community. Teaching is his passion and he has an enormous Internet/YouTube presence. This is a TWO DAY design class that will focus on surface design using rulers- those handy tools that surface quilters love to use but often leave quilters with a lot of anxiety. From correct ruler and template basics, use of ruler bases, hopping foot height, correct way to hold rulers, layout work, creating your own designs and so much more, this class will make you a confident surface designer and take your ruler skills to the next level! This is a Hands-On class that will include lecture, drawing. www.quiltersapothecary.com Supply List Recommended for Class Jamie recommends these rulers for his class. They are not required but participants will get more form the class if they have at least the beginner package. Registered students will also receive a 15% discount code for the rulers upon registration. List of recommended rulers - click on ruler link to purchase: Composer Series Design Rulers (in clear or yellow) Dimensional Rulers Mystical Shapes Rulers Beginner Bundle

May 2021 -

Meeting Special

Speaker

Hilary Gifford

Hilary’s formal training includes a Master of Fine Arts in printmaking and painting. She has been sewn since a child and has found combining these three arts allowed her to interact with people’s lives most directly. Hilary’s work since 1980: working with fabrics full time, making sellable, “wearable art”, decorative fiber art for the walls or functional fibers for the home. designed for other designers and scarf and fabric companies, had my designs produced in Switzerland, established and run a wearable art boutique taught textiles at Syracuse University What interests Hilary: interested and inspired by the links between art making and production (the machinery and technology), one’s chosen materials, and the intent, purpose or goal. color, gesture, texture, and their relationship endlessly interests me. I make a print of a gesture, or mark, and record it, not as an image but as an impression captured in color on cloth that touches the senses. I use dyes rather than paints and choose light-weight silk, cotton and rayon instead of heavy canvas. I believe color and design play such big parts in our lives. People respond and have relationships with color and texture. These are sensual experiences, surrounding us and consuming us. Design helps us to fit into the greater world confronting us. The colors and designs we choose will define and reflect our spirit and experience. Painting with dyes is unique because unlike paint, dyes are thin transparent films of color that have an elusive presence within fabric’s structure. The fabrics, especially silks, take the colors in a rich, glowing way that I believe cannot be matched with paint and canvas. I am currently focusing on a monoprinting and painting technique, achieving spontaneous, gestural, and unexpected textural effects not possible by other means. I choose fabrics which allow the completed work to be cut and shaped into objects that warm, comfort, and decorate. My objective is for my fabrics to participate in life.

CLASS & WORKSHOP REFUND POLICY:

1. Should a participant need to withdraw from a GVQC workshop, class, the participant must contact the Registrar by phone as soon as possible. Full refund will be made if the withdrawal is made at least 30 days prior to the workshop. 2. If a participant withdraws less than 30 days prior to the workshop the following procedure will be followed: a. If there is a waiting list, The Registrar will notify the first person on the list and the cancelling participant. The cancelling participant will then contact the replacement to arrange financial reimbursement. b. If there is no waiting list It is the cancelling registrant’s responsibility to find a replacement and notify the Registrar when that has happened. Financial arrangements are the responsibility of the two parties involved. c. If no replacement can be found, the Registrar must be notified and the cancelling registrant will be issued a voucher good for the amount paid for the cancelled class to be used within 6-months for another class. d. If a GVQC member has used a scholarship to take the cancelled class, the voucher will be in the amount paid for the class, minus the $50 scholarship. Said scholarship may be used for another class within that fiscal year. 3. If it becomes necessary for GVQC to cancel a workshop, the participant will receive a refund equal to the amount they paid for the workshop.
Rescheduled to October 15, 2021
Rescheduled to October 16, 2021
Zoom Workshop, class size limited to 20
Zoom Workshop

2021 - 2022 Workshops

An exciting lineup of teachers and

workshops is planned for 2021-2022.

Information and will be posted in May