Program classes are normally $45 for members and $70 for non-members payable
to RGVQG at time of signup for the class.
for non-members makes them eligible for membership in the guild.
Please fill out a membership form and turn it in
with your payment.|
There may be additional expenses based on the needs
individual classes, e.g. some classes require purchase of kits,
patterns, books, etc.
you know someone that you would like to have come to our Guild, please
let me know. If you would like to do a workshop, Lecture or
Trunkshow , call me.
Here is a list of
some of the things to come:
|January 2018 - Victoria Findlay Wolfe & Ricky Tims at the Rio Grande Valley Quilt Show|
Double Wedding Ring Pillow
Partial Seam Herringbone Pillow
Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Findlay Wolfe is a New York City based International award-winning
Quilt & Fiber Artist, teacher & lecturer on the creative
process, fabric & product designer for Marcus Fabrics, Aurifil
thread and Sizzix Die cutting. She is the author of several Quilting
books: 15 Minutes of Play, Double Wedding Ring Quilts: Traditions
Made, Modern Quilt Magic (C&T publishing). She also owns VFW
Quilts, a specialty quilting Store in NYC, carrying all of her
products, to provide inspiration to the Fiber maker, and sells her
custom work to Museums, and collectors in the design world who
appreciate finely made quilts: A true classic Art form.
sits on The International Quilt Study Center & Museum and
the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Textiles advisory boards. Her
quilts have traveled all over the globe, including Japan,
Australia, and in Museums such as Connecticut Museum of American Art,
International Quilt Study Center, San Jose Quilt Museum, The Wisconsin
Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts and the International Quilt Festival
Houston. She is proud to be a quilter, a mother to Beatrice, and a wife
to Michael Findlay, the true loves in Victoria’s life.
work balances between Art Quilts, Traditional & Modern Quilts and
has a master flair bringing the fine art of quilting to the modern age.
Lecture: Creativity and Play!
1:00 PM Saturday, January 27, 2018 (No charge with Quilt Show admission)
you think about your process and creativity and who they work
together? Victoria will share info about her process, her roots,
and what you can do to shake up your current creative path! She will
retrain your eyes and inspire you to try something
different! You will never look at your quilt projects
the same way again! Her lecture is done through a
playful and inspiring way that will leave you wanting to
run home and cut something up! It's good to make some fabric
Double Wedding Ring Pillow Class
1:00 – 4:00, Friday, January 26, 2018 – Registration $25
Class kit fee $22 Includes the pre-cut pieces for the entire pillow for this three-hour class. Supplies List
Please choose the Blue or Red Pillow kit, when you sign up.
Optional fee $35 Acrylic Double Wedding Ring Template set. (Also available at vfwquilts.com)
class focuses on taking the fear out of making a Double wedding ring
quilt! Let Victoria's obsession with DWR's become yours!
Learn the tricks for success in her class, find out that they really
are not difficult to make. Learn your curves, build patience
and confidence, and how to pin for results! This one day class is
taught as a Pillow class. Everything you need to know can be made
by making one ring of a DWR! + some tips and tricks included for
more options when designing your own DWR quilt.
Please bring your sewing machine, cords and basic sewing tools:
Scissors, thread, pins. Your kit includes pre-cut pieces.
Partial Seam Herringbone Pillow Class
9:00 – Noon, Saturday, January 27, 2018 – Registration $25
Class kit fee $22 Includes the pre-cut pieces for entire pillow, for this three-hour class. Supplies List
you ever wanted to make a quilt that makes your friends ask, "How did
you do that? "Based on Victoria's newest book, "Modern Quilt Magic",
this class will focus on the Herringbone pattern with a partial
seam construction (this is not a French Braid!) Learn the
construction skills to make dazzling quilts with interwoven movement
and simple, graphic style. This is a great
Scrap-buster! Create a piece that looks more complicated than
it is! Build your skills with partial seams for a result that
boggles the viewer's mind – but not the maker's!
Please bring your sewing machine, cords and basic sewing tools:
Scissors, thread, pins. Your kit includes pre-cut pieces.
for one of Victoria's classes.
Victoria's classes and lecture will be at the Rio Grande Valley Quilt Show, South Padre Island Convention Center
Sunday-Monday, January 28-29, 2018 (this program is offered by Ricky Tims AFTER the Rio Grande Valley Quilt Show)
South Padre Island Convention Center
A comprehensive quilt symposium that demystifies seemingly complex
concepts, teaches mastery of unique techniques, and harnesses the power
of the ever-elusive muse of creativity.
$164* Earlybird Registration price - save $35
$199* After Earlybird deadline
includes access to both days, all sessions, and the exclusive
full-color syllabus. The syllabus is not for sale and is only given to
Quilt Luminarium registrants.
Quilt Luminarium is a $1025 educational value and equal to a semester of hands-on classes. Save over $800!
Click Here for more information and registration.
has successfully blended two diverse passions into one very unique and
interesting career. His skills as a pianist, composer and producer have
been evident by the thousands who have heard his music. His success as
a quilter is equally significant. He is known in the international
world of quilting as a best-selling author, enthusiastic and
encouraging teacher, an award-winning quilter, fabric designer, and a
talented and spellbinding speaker. His innovative and entertaining
presentations, feature live music and humor combined with scholarly
insights and wisdom. His quilts have been displayed worldwide and are
highly regarded as excellent examples of contemporary quilts with
traditional appeal. Ricky's has made quilts that have won numerous
international awards. He began designing and making quilts in 1991, and
was recently named as one of The Thirty Most Distinguished Quilters in
the World. In 2009 he was selected (in a three-way tie) by the readers
of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine as The Most Influential Person in the
Quilting Industry. In 2008 he was profiled and featured on the popular
television news show, CBS News Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. He
maintains an extensive international schedule of teaching and speaking
engagements, is co-founder and co-host of The Quilt Show
(www.thequiltshow.com) with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims - an online,
subscription-based TV show for quilters. He presents three-day Ricky
Tims Super Quilt Seminars in select cities throughout the United States
and holds week-long La Veta Quilt Retreats at his art quilt studio in
tiny mountain town of La Veta, CO. In 2010, he and Alex Anderson
started a new quilting lifestyle magazine called The Quilt Life
(published by AQS).
for Ricky's Lecture or Concert.
Ricky's lecture and concert will be at the Rio Grande Valley Quilt Show, South Padre Island Convention Center
Friday, January 26, 2018, 10:30-12:00
Lecture Design and Composition of Quilting and Photography ($20)
This lecture class covers the basic elements of art and
principles of organization in a fun and easy-to-understand way. This is
a great stand alone for any quilter who wants to grasp the concepts for
designing their own successful quilt. The visual treat features
beautiful quilts and stunning photography.
Friday, January 26, 2018, 7:00-8:30 PM
Concert An Evening with Ricky Tims (Music Concert) ($20)
Although this is billed as a concert, an Evening with Ricky Tims
is so much more. Ricky is an award-winning quilter, pianist, and
story-teller extraordinaire. Experience an evening of music, laughter
and inspiration that will keep you spellbound and entertained. You’ll
leave with a head full of memories and a heart full of inspiration.
Even if you’ve experienced Ricky’s concerts before, come again
expecting the unexpected.
Saturday, February 10, 2018 -
Lecture Barn Quilt Trails
|February 2018 - Suzi Parron|
stumbled across my first barn quilt in 2008; I immediately looked for a
book with more information on barn quilts, I found that none
existed--so I decided to write one! Quilt trail founder Donna Sue
Groves provided me with lots of contacts and background information,
and I set out. After two years of weekends and my summers off while
teaching, I finished the book, “Barn Quilts and the American Quilt
Trail Movement.” The book follows the quilt trail as it expanded and
tells the stories of those who have created barn quilts. Within two
years, so many new quilt trails had merged that it was clear that
another book was in order. I set out again and traveled all of
the way to California and back, visiting quilt trails.“Following the
Barn Quilt Trail” was released in May of 2016.
for one of Suzi's classes.
All classes at Renee's Fiber Art Quilting School, 1623 N Tower Rd, Alamo TX
Friday, February 9 (10am - 3pm), 2018 or
Saturday, February 10 (1pm - 5pm)
Class Barn Quilt Painting Workshop - Join the barn quilt movement by creating your own painted quilt block.
will begin with a pre-primed board and go through each step—drafting,
taping, and painting, with careful attention to detail. The workshop
lasts about 4 hours.
You will leave with a finished quilt block or
with one last color (which will be provided) to add at home. Ready for
show and tell at your next meeting!
Wood and paints will be supplied, but please bring painter's
tape, a 24-inch ruler or yardstick, and a pencil. We will also
need 5-6 hair dryers, so if you have one available, please bring it.
talk will take you on a journey along the quilt trail, beginning with
the very first barn quilt, which stemmed from Donna Sue Groves and her
wish to honor her mother's quilting art. The presentation features over
one hundred stunning photographs of barn quilts, some of which rival
cloth quilts in their intricacy. You will hear stories of some of the
individuals who have painted quilt blocks to honor loved ones or their
local culture, along with a few humorous anecdotes. The presentation is
both informative and entertaining, as we explore the way in which our
quilting heritage takes on new meaning as this movement continues to
Saturday, March 10, 2018 -
Lecture Top Secret Tips
|March 2018 - Marci Baker|
Not Your Grandmother's Log Cabin
Tumbling Blocks / Roll of the Dice
More about Marci
All classes will be 9 AM to 4 PM at Renee's Fiber Art Quilting School, 1623 N Tower Rd, Alamo TX
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Class Not Your Grandmother's Log Cabin
you want something new then this is it! Take a look at log cabin from a
whole new angle as designed by Sara Nephew with Marci Baker. Students
will construct log cabin diamonds and triangles using easy step-by-step
instructions to create unique and gorgeous designs. To top it off, the
simply amazing designs are amazingly simple, providing success for all
levels of quilters. Just cut up your scraps and paint with strips. “Bet
you can’t make just one!”
Friday, March 9, 2018
Class Tumbling Blocks / Roll of the Dice
In class choose to make Tumbling Blocks or Roll of the Dice.
From Marci Baker’s newest book combining her “Not Your Grandmother’s
Tumbling Blocks” along with Sara Nephew’s most popular 3-D optical
illusions you can now make these very moving and stunning quilts using
some simple value selections. By eliminating inset (or Y) seams you
build the blocks using her strip piecing method. Everyone from the
beginner to the experienced quilter will find enjoyment and success.
for one of Marci's classes.
you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask . . . we’re talking
quilting. Marci shares a plethora of new ideas by identifying basic
problems that most quilters think they have to live with, yet she
provides her simple solutions. You will not only know how something
works, but why it works, learning the secrets that make your quilting
more enjoyable and successful! Topics include: bindings, foundation
piecing, pressing, perfect piecing, joining strips, rotary cutting for
borders and bias strips, and many more. Come and be ready to learn
Marci’s top secret tips!