We've scheduled an exciting lineup of speakers to discuss a great variety of topics during the 2012–2013 season. We hope you will plan to join us!
Special Program Note … Funding for programs comes from a $10,000 grant by a generous admirer and supporter of Empire Quilters. We are very grateful to this anonymous donor.
In addition to monthly meetings and programs, we have other activities throughout the year. For a complete list of guild events and activities, see the Calendar Page.
September 8, 2012
We open our 2012-2013 season with Gloria Loughman and her wonderful landscape quilts. This Australian quilter extraordinaire will show us her incredible landscapes. Over the years she has dabbled in many areas including strip piecing, bargello, colourwash, fabric dyeing and painting, and machine embroidery completing some studies in design and color as part of a Diploma of Art in 1996, she began to make her large vivid landscape quilts depicting the Australian bush. Be sure to attend to see these incredible works of art in person. Gloria Loughman
in small villages as gift wraps, now inspires many influential artists of the 21st century. Bojagi has been introduced to the western world over the past 30 years, and anyone who as ever seen the exquisite stitching and gossamer fabrics used in Korean Bojagi will be sure to attend this meeting! See you there! Chunghie Lee
November, 10, 2012
|Nancy Lee Chong will enthrall us with her lecture-Hawaiian Quilting: Its History, Traditions & Superstitions. Nancy began making Hawaiian quilts in 1978, and immediately became intrigued with the history and folklore surrounding this spectacular quilting art form. With her own quilts, she shares what she has learned about the traditions and superstitions that are interwoven with Hawaiian quiltmaking, the mysterious story of how they began, and how they became her obsession. Nancy Lee Chong|
December 8, 2012
Our Program is once again our Christmas Party married with a fundraiser for the Guild and its projects. This year we are going to be selling chances on various baskets donated by our members. In addition, there will be 4 or 5 items that we will auction off. Look for more information in your October Newsletter and on this site. Also, please be lworking on your stockings, bags, animals and other items for us to donate to the needy and at risk kids.
January 12, 2013
Karen Kay Buckley and her award-winning floral appliques will join us in January. Karen Kay Buckley
February 9, 2013
Member teaching Members once again takes centere stage. If you want to lead a group, see Renee Fields at the meeting or email: email@example.com.
March 9, 2013
Charity Day! Let's see how many quilts we can turn out this year! One of our most fun, least attended meetings of the year. Those who do come think it is one of the best meetings of the year. Try it this year for yourself!
April 13, 2014
Jane Davila will lecture us on Discovering Found Objects. janedavilla.com
May 11, 2013
Our own Victoria Findlay Wolfe sets her clock for the 15 minutes of play with colors and wild fabrics. www.bumblebeansinc.com
June 8, 2013
Karen Eckmeier shares her thoughts with Oops! My Edges are Showing! http://www.quilted-lizard.com
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