Meeting Day Program
February 8, 2024
Jill Escriva - Trunk Show - "Modern to Traditional"
Jill lives in Macedon with her husband. They have two adult sons who currently live on opposite coasts, so they travel a lot. Jill is a retired as a speech pathologist and worked in Early Intervention for 35 years.
Jill learned to sew when she was four years old from her mom and many other relatives. She designed dolly clothes and other fun projects. Jill says, "I loved fabric." She also learned to make her own clothes: a sure-fire way to get sleeves and pant legs long enough. She sewed for her sons when they were little but they grew out of being interested in “mom projects”. "And then I learned to quilt!"
Jill's first quilting class taught her to draft and deconstruct blocks and she has been designing her own quilts ever since. Her style is colorfully modern with a firm respect for traditional and historic quilts. Basically, Jill just plays with fabric!
Jill will display colorful, happy quilts, showcasing the element of modern traditionalism, including several collaborative Queen Bee quilts.
Workshop: February 9 - Spring Fling (GVQC Members only)
"Panel Play with Kelley LaRock"
Kelley LaRock started her quilting journey by making her own clothes as a teenager and moved on to machine embroidery. Kelley opened Kelley’s Kreations opened in 2003, specializing in small crafts and custom embroidery designs. A few years later whe stepped into the quilting world when she took a class at a locala quilt shop and has not looked back since. Kelley bought her first LongArm in 2013 and added computerization in 2015. A second longarm with automation was added in 2018.
Today Kelley’s Kreations specializes in edge to edge continuous line quilting. Kelley’s Kreations is now moving into the quilt kit business. As part of an evolving dream, she is now expanding into the quilt kit business. Taking an ordinary panel and turning it into a beautiful quilt is the focus of many of the kits.
Have you seen beautiful panels and don’t know what to do with them? Join us to make a beautiful quilt with a panel.
You may purchase a kit from Kelley or bring your own. Kits will be available for sale at the January and February meeting.
Of course, since its Spring Fling, feel free to join us with your own projects for a fun day sewing with friends.
Photos show what could be done with a panel. Similar kits will be available for purchase.
Workshop: October 14 - "Paint a Barn Quilt"
By popular demand, this workshop is offered again.
Join us to paint a 2' x 2' barn quilt in the design of your choice! Everything is provided for you to paint your block on primed steel over a PVC frame (patent pending). Hanging hardware is also provided. You don't need a barn. Hang your "Barn Quilt" on your house, garage, shed, fence, gazebo - anyplace your want to bring a little bit of the beautiful into your world!
Please choose which of the designs pictured below you would like to paint and indicate on your online registration. Submitting the paper registration: barn block choice must be turned in no later than December 14, 2023 to Theresa Alano, firstname.lastname@example.org
Top Row: #1 Mariners Compass, #2 Squares Around, #3 Humming Bird, #4 Sunflower
Bottom Row: #5 Cardinal, #6 Double Star, #7 Basket, #8 Dutchman's Puzzle
Cost of supplies will be included in the class fee of $90 Member, $105 Non-member
Register for Workshops
Workshop Fee: Member $60, Non-member $75 (unless otherwise noted). Some workshops require purchase of kit/supplies.
Non-member registration opens for fall workshops on August 1 and for spring workshops on February 1.