The Zoom link to our monthly meetings is posted on our private Facebook page for members only. SignUpGenius will continue to be used for Workshops and Zoom Sewing Bees. Check out our Facebook page for more information.
Speakers in 2022:
August 9 – Jacqueline de Jonge
The 2022-2023 Program Committee is excited to announce Jacqueline de Jonge will present a program to our guild at our August 9, 2022 meeting followed by a three day workshop. To see Jacqueline’s beautiful quilts and patterns and a list of U.S. shops carrying her patterns, fabrics and kits, visit her website at www.becolourful.com
August 10, 11 and 12 – Workshop Happiness 2.0
During this three day workshop we will work on a 38″ x 38″ small wall hanging which teaches all her piecing techniques one needs to construct any of her many beautiful quilts. She is also happy to give instruction for any of her patterns that workshop participants have already purchased. The three-day Master class workshop fee is $225. Participants will be responsible for purchasing their own patterns and/or kits which can be purchased from various shops throughout the U.S. and are listed on her website.
Note: The three-day Master Class Workshop is now open to people who do not belong to Blue Valley Quilters Guild. Interested parties should contact Jan Shipman, 2022-23 BVQG Program Committee. You may make a request through this website at Contact.
August 16 – Ann Shaw – Free Demo
We want to give you a sneak peak of the program for September because our speaker, Ann Shawn, is offering a free 30 minute demo on this date via zoom. You will learn Ann’s freezer paper method and will be able to download these two free patterns.
September 6 – Ann Shaw – Visualizing Quilts
This will be a hybrid (both in-person and Zoom) Guild meeting with Ann Shaw. Ann will also present the following workshop via Zoom. The workshop will be covered over the course of three days for two hours each day with the third day meeting one hour.
Workshop – (via Zoom)
September 6 – 1:00 pm -3:00 pm; September 7 – 9:30 am – 11:30 am; September 14 – 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Cost of the workshop is $50, plus the cost of the pattern. You will have a choice of four patterns. Prices for patterns are listed below. The patterns will be mailed to Judy Whitehill who will distribute to participants before the workshop.
Patterns – Your choice of her flowers of the Gorge patterns are as follows: This pattern series celebrates the wildflowers that grow along the Columbia River Gorge and are found throughout the Pacific Northwest. The eighty-eight-mile length of the Columbia River traverses a broad range of terrain and micro-climates. each of which is host to different wildflower varieties. Many of these wildflowers are tiny blossoms that are easily overlooked by the casual observer. The patterns are easy to sew straight line designs and include the full-size pattern.
Trillium (17″ x16″, 2014) $15.00 – (Trillium ovatum) is a common wildflower that grows throughout the Pacific Northwest. It grows in moist, dense wooded areas and is known for its elegant triangularly shaped petals.
Sunflower (18″ x24″, 2014) $15.00 – Helianthus annus is a summer bloomer that can be found at lower elevations in the gorge.
Poppy (35″ x 29″, 2014) $18.00 – Poppies (Eschscholzia californica) are wildflowers native to much of the U.S. west coast, including Oregon and Washington State. The colorful blossoms with broad, flowing petals are found throughout the Columbia River Gorge.
Clackamas Iris (17″ x 18″, 2015) $15.00 – The Clackamas Iris (Iris tenuis) is a small perennial herb that is indigenous to small region of the Cascade range of mountains along the Columbia River Gorge. It is found growing in the small clearings of Douglas Fir forests.
October 4 – Jennifer Sampou
Jennifer Sampou will be the speaker for our regular meeting on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, via Zoom. During her presentation “Inspired Design”, we will armchair travel the world with Jennifer as she takes us on a color filled journey. With her camera in tow, venturing off the beaten path, she captures repetition in pattern, design and color combinations which is reflected in her fabric quilts.
Workshop – Ombre Tote
October 4 & 5
Following the meeting, Jennifer will begin teaching her Ombre Tote Class virtually via Zoom from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm CDT and will conclude it on Wednesday, October 5, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. CDT. The workshop fee is $40 plus a $10 pdf downloadable pattern from her website. Participants can also order an Ombre Tote kit from her website or use their own ombre fabrics. Check out her beautiful quilts, fabrics, books and patterns on her website – www.jennifersampou.com.
November 8 – Kellie Wiley – Little Quilts, No Big Deal
Speakers in 2023:
January 3 – Stephanie Hackney – Hobbs
February 7 – Annual Sew Day for our Community Outreach Projects
The Blue Valley Quilters Guild reserves the February Guild meeting for a chance for Guild members to come together for the sewing of items for the Community Outreach Committee. These sewn items are then distributed to the current agency the Guild is supporting.