Welcome to our upcoming guild activities! We host regular monthly meetings, workshops, a few retreats throughout the year and our annual guild quilt show. For information about bees, occasional trips, and additional information about programs and events, Members and Non-Members may refer to our Recent Newsletters on the About Us page.
Guild Meeting Time and Location: Guild meetings are held either via Zoom (link will be provided via email) OR from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church on the first Monday of the month, 730 Bestgate Road in Annapolis. Because of Covid, we are constantly monitoring what is safe for our members. When meetings are in person at the church, visitors are always welcome!
Weather Cancellation Policy: If Anne Arundel County Schools close, we do not meet.
Workshop Time and Location: Workshops are generally held from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm at the Severna Park Community Center, 623 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. in Severna Park or via zoom.
Workshop Costs for Members: Workshops vary depending on whether they are in-person or via zoom and the length of the workshop. Registration and payment for workshops is required in advance. Some workshops also have a kit fee to be paid directly to the instructor.
Non-Member Registration: If a workshop is not filled one month before the event, non-members may register for a fee of approximately $10 more than members (plus any applicable kit fee to be paid to the instructor).
DECEMBER 6th MEETING – HOLIDAY PARTYMembers are cordially invited to this in-person holiday party at our normal meeting place, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. We are excited to have an in-person meeting with food and fellowship! Games like fabric bingo with prizes to win will be fun for all, so be sure to bring a few fat quarters to participate! For show and tell, bring some of your finished gifts to display and share ideas at the December party.
Community Outreach Reminder: Please bring your finished child-sized quilts (approximately 40″ x 60″) to this meeting so they can go to the Salvation Army.
JANUARY 3rd MEETING – DEMO NIGHT St. Phillip’s Church, 7-9 pm
Our members will present demonstrations on different techniques the enjoy in the world of quilting. Learn a new technique or see how others might go about a technique you use but might do differently.
FEBRUARY 1st MEETING – SYVLIA SCHAEFER Lecture
More information to follow on this evening lecture. No day-time class will be held for this month.
March 7, 2022: WORKSHOP AND MEETING
In-Person Workshop at Severna Park Community Center with Quilter and Bead Artist Judy Shapiro
What is broderie purse? It is loosely translated as Persian embroidery. It all started in the latter part of the 18th century in the United States as a way to take design elements from one fabric, cut them out and mix together with other design elements on a background fabric. It has been noted that appliquer’s fabric is always in pieces or sporting large holes since saving fabric is not the object of the game! Here is your opportunity to dig out those wonderful large flower prints, animal prints, leaf prints and other large prints that you have been collecting over the years. I look at it as “flower arranging” on fabric. You may decide to use traditional/historical fabric or use fabrics from Kaffe Fassett or other contemporary designers lines. You can decide whether you would like to hand applique or machine applique. In either case Judy will work with you on your stitches, hand or machine, should you not be a confident stitcher. Either method is beautiful.
Supply list: One (1) 20 inch square of background fabric
Printed fabric with large print design elements.
It works best if your fabric elements are close in color to your background fabric.
For hand stitchers:
Thread to match design elements (grays work well)
Applique pins and hand applique needle
For machine sewing: Machine in good working order – machine should have a good buttonhole stitch or blanket stitch
1 yard of “wonder under” 805
Small iron for pressing
Pressing sheet or parchment paper
In all cases you will need a very good pair of small scissors since you will be doing a lot of cutting before designing.
A fine pencil as well as removable marker can be a useful tool, also.
Guild Meeting 7-9 pm
Lecture: Judy Shapiro – “A Restrospective” This meeting with Judy will be in-person at the St. Philips Church, but will also be available via zoom.
April 3-4, 2022: WORKSHOP & MEETING
Two-Day In-Person Workshop (Valerie Goodwin)
$85, plus a $5-$10 workshop fee to Valerie Goodwin
Sunday Workshop: 1-6 pm
Monday Workshop: 9-3
At the Severna Park Community Center
Discover the possibilities of creating a map from fabric, paint and thread! Valerie Goodwin will teach this innovative two-class.Using a fun and simple series of painted and collaged, mixed- media techniques, you will create a mixed media fiber art map. The instructor will guide you through a series of steps that will provide opportunities to learn about design while giving you the freedom to experiment within a structured framework.
Guild Meeting, 7:00 -9:00 pm