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News on coming programs.  Program classes are normally $45 for members and $70 for non-members payable to RGVQG at time of signup for the class.  The extra $25 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 of the individual classes, e.g. some classes require purchase of kits, patterns, books, etc.

Hello Everyone,

If 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:

Judy Brown
Program Chairman
email: programs@rgvqg.com
2018 Programs:
April 2018 - Hand Health with Dr. Frank Gerold

Dr. Frank Gerold, an orthopedic surgeon with specialization in upper extremity and hand surgery, will speak to members of the RGV Quilt Guild on Saturday, April 14 about “Hand Health,” including the prevention, identification and treatment of common upper extremity issues and injuries that quilters may experience. Carpal tunnel, trigger finger, arthritis, and degenerative joint diseases can be painful and debilitating for those who rely on their hands. In addition, finger cuts, repetitive use injuries, and ergonomic considerations such as poor posture will be addressed by Dr. Gerold so that quilt guild members can stay healthy to pursue their passion.

Dr. Gerold attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, NY and a fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL. He currently practices with Valley Care Clinics in McAllen, Texas.
May 2018 - Pris (Pricilla) Wodzinski - Musings from a Quilter’s Spouse
June 2018 - Diana Wolf - Quilting and Proportions.
The content is how to design borders and sashing that are in pleasing proportion
to your quilt. However, proportion also applies to design, such as within a block,
or the stitching design on a whole-cloth quilt.

July 2018 - Dora Waufle - Lecture/demo: Using Mixed Media in Quilting.
August 2018 - Lila Helm - Machine Embroidery
Lila will showcase machine embroidery uses in quilting plus show examples and
will be prepared to answer your questions.
September 2018 - Friendship Day
October 2018 - Rummage Sale
November 2018 - Karen K Stone

Karen K Stone

Windsor Gardens

Little Things That Count

Karen K Stone
A quilter since 1986, Karen’s inspiration manifests equally
of innovation and tradition. Her quilts have won numerous
awards, including first prizes in international competitions,
and her designs appear frequently in exhibition. Her Clam
Session quilt received the Master of Innovative Artistry
award at IQA in 2009, and her Indian Orange Peel Quilt
was People’s Choice at Quilt National ’95. Having
enjoyed success in design, publication and teaching, she
finds no greater satisfaction than in hand-stitching binding
onto a newly quilted piece, with the possible exception of
students returning to report they’re having a lot more fun
quilting since taking her color class. Karen holds degrees
in Piano from Baylor and Indiana Universities, has two
beautiful daughters, the perfect dog, four horrible cats, a very nice beau, and lives in
Southlake, TX.

All classes will be 9 AM to 4 PM at Renee's Fiber Art Quilting School, 1623 N Tower Rd, Alamo TX

Thursday, November 15, 2018 

Class  Windsor GardensThere are fast quilts, and slow quilts – here is an improvisational technique which can offer up big
drama in little time. Can’t wait to see yours!
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Friday, November 16, 2018

Class  Little Things That Count
“What is that? It just adds so much!” The closer someone gets to your quilt, the more you should give them to see. Learn detail techniques that when added to your quilts, will delight the viewer
every time. In-class adventures include, but are not limited to: pipings & cordings, bobbin work, improvisational couching, fun with rickrack, Shisha glass embroidery.
Supply List

Signup for all Karen K Stone Classes will be available May 2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - Lecture  Trunk Show/Lecture
December 2018 - Carly Mul

Carly Mul

Carly Mul

Carly Mul, born and raised in the Netherlands, received her education in The Netherlands and is trained as a lawyer. In 1994 she and her husband and 3 young children (9, 7, and 2 years old) moved to the US on a 3 year assignment with AT&T. The idea was to return to The Netherlands after the term was over, but her husband’s job offered the opportunity to stay permanently and the family embraced it.  That meant the end of her legal career and the beginning of
searching to something new. Carly created a company called Box
Emotions. She made and sold 27.000 fabric covered boxes. While doing this, she got to know her new country much better as the boxes sold at smaller and bigger craft shows, churches, museums and shops. Carly enjoyed meeting different people and traveling to different areas of the country.

In 2003 she contacted Moda with the request to be able to buy all colors in Moda Marbles, a fabric line she used very often as a lining for her boxes. Moda agreed and that was the beginning of a fabric business. Soon, her customers asked her if they could purchase some of the fabrics she used for her boxes and the start of Webfabrics was made. Online, Webfabrics.net was launched on 8-1-2003, when there where not that many online fabric sites yet.

Webfabric is now almost 15 years old and those first Moda Marbles have grown into a full blown online and (the largest) brick and mortar shop in the Washington DC area. The shop has over 10.000 bolts of fabric and is well known for its great selection of complete lines in basics and blenders.

Carly doesn’t make the boxes any longer. She loves to quilt and can appreciate any style. She has a special interest in art quilts, loves collage quilting and is often approached for some consulting in colors. Carly finds the quilting industry fascinating and loves all aspects of the business. Aside from fabrics, she loves to play tennis and travel with her husband. She has been to many countries and is always interested in international aspects of quilting.

The children are now all grown up and have become American citizens. Her son is married and one daughter will get married in May 2018. A first grand child is on the way!

All classes will be 9 AM to 4 PM at Renee's Fiber Art Quilting School, 1623 N Tower Rd, Alamo TX

Friday, December 7, 2018

Class  Collage Quilting - Sewing Machine
You will make a sewing machine collage. This is also an interesting color class. Lots of scraps are turned into one beautiful piece. Playful, creative.

Signup for Carly Mul class will be available June 2018

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - Lecture  "Trends from Market".
What is going on in the quilting world? Which colors are popular, what designs, thread and notions. What can be expected in the next months? She will bring samples of new collections and show where we came from and where we are
going to.
January 2019 - more info later
February 2019 - Weeks Ringle

Weeks Ringle

The Role of Color in Your Quilts

Fabric Smackdown

Improvisational Piecing

Transforming Traditions: Modernism and Quilts

Weeks Ringle

Weeks Ringle designed and made her first modern quilt in 1987. In 1999, she co-founded Modern Quilt Studio along with her husband, Bill Kerr. Weeks and Bill wrote the first book on modern quilting, The Modern Quilt Workshop, as well as Quiltmaker’s Color Workshop, Quilts Made Modern and Transparency Quilts and several other publications. They also co-authored the bestselling A Kid’s Guide to Sewing with their daughter Sophie.

In 2011 they launched Modern Quilts Illustrated, the first magazine exclusively dedicated to modern quilting. Their work has appeared in the international press including
American Patchwork & Quilting, Quilts Japan, Patchwork Tsushin, Japan’s Quilt Jikan, Australian Quilter’s Companion, Dwell, O:The Oprah Magazine, TIME, The New York Times, and Country Living.

Modern Quilt Studio’s work has been shown throughout the US including an exhibit of 28 quilts at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Art in Cedarburg WI and Quilt Expo in Madison Wisconsin as well as exhibitions in France, Japan and Ukraine. In addition to designing fabric for Benartex’s Contempo studio, Bill and Weeks license their designs to other manufacturers. Weeks teaches online classes for Craftsy and iquilt.com and writes the blog Craft Nectar (www.craftnectar.com). Bill and Weeks have taught modern quilting throughout the US, Canada, Australia, Japan (in Japanese) and
France (in French).

Classes will be at Renee's Fiber Art Quilting School, 1623 N Tower Rd, Alamo TX

Thursday, February 7, 2019 


There will be two 3-hour classes scheduled. One from 9-12 and the other from 1-4. You can sign up for both at $45 or Morning or Afternoon at $25.

The Role of Color in Your Quilts - 9:00 - 12:00
Develop analytical methods for using color with confidence through
individual and group color explorations. You will leave this workshop
with a deeper understanding of the role of color in your quilts and
with a renewed excitement about quilting.

Student supplies needed: rotary cutting equipment, a wide assortment of cotton quilting fabric (bring fabrics you love to work
with as well as others that have proved challenging to work with–
we'll be working with small pieces, so scraps are useful), notebook
or journal, and a glue stick.

Fabric Smackdown - 1:00 - 4:00
You'll learn to analyze and understand fabrics then apply what you've learned to create palettes for future projects. Learn how a variety of illustration styles, scales and patterns in fabric make for a more interesting quilt while expanding the range of fabrics you can use with confidence.

Student supplies needed: Rotary cutting equipment, journal or
sketchbook, glue stick, a wide assortment of cotton quilting
fabrics from tone-on-tones, solids, plaids, batiks and hand-dyes
to large-scale prints. Also bring fabrics that you love but have
perplexed you.

Friday, February 8, 2019 

Class - Improvisational Piecing - 9:00 - 4:00
Learn different techniques for improvisational piecing and choose one to develop a new project. We'll guide you through a strategy that will have you making design decisions as you go. Students can begin making our Call Me Crazy or Just Passing Through quilt
or a project of their choice if they already have something in mind.

Student supplies needed: sewing machine, rotary cutting equipment, an assortment of cotton quilting fabric with different values and hues (small-scale prints, tone-ontone prints and solids work well. Avoid large-scale fabrics), extension cord, thread, seam ripper, notebook or journal, and any supplies you like to have handy when quilting.

If students wish to make the Call Me Crazy quilt with their own fabrics, they will need 2 3/4 yards white or other field fabric, 2 1/2 yards total assorted blue (or other color) fabrics and 3/4 yards binding fabric. The pattern will be available for $10 in class.

If students wish to make the Just Passing Through quilt with their own fabrics, they will need 3 3/4 yards solid field fabric and 1 1/2 yards contrasting solid fabric for the splicing and binding fabric. The pattern is in issue #4 of Modern Quilts Illustrated and will be available for $14 in class.

Signup for all Weeks Ringle classes will be available August 2018

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - Transforming Traditions: Modernism and Quilts
Early American quilts were born of necessity but have been transformed into a vibrant contemporary art form. We trace this transformation as it parallels changes in art, architecture, design and society. We will show how our quilts are expressive of the era in which we live.
Quilt Show February 15-16, 2019 - Cathy Geier

Cathy Geier

Quilt Show Speaker - February 15-16, 2019 - Cathy Geier

Cathy Geier is addicted to making landscapes out of squares and triangles and strips and strings and little bits of whatever fabric she can find. Cathy's quilts have been exhibited at many prestigious quilt shows throughout the country where she has won several 1st Place and Best of Show awards along with a few Viewer's Choice awards for her unique landscape quilts. Cathy is the author of the book “Lovely Landscape Quilts.”

Maples and Aspen - One class each day 9:00 am - Noon
This is a very fun, 'freeing' class and introduces easy techniques for students wishing to add something extra special to their landscape quilts. We start with making a very simple landscape on a whole cloth background. From there we add in hand drawn saplings using crayons and we learn how to shade tree trunks with dye markers, pastels and paint. (I provide all the markers, paints, crayons and pastels).  Your fingers will get sticky, messy and stained, but we will have wipes; bring an apron if you wipe them on your pants like I do!

Two lectures - one based more on experiences and one more technical

Signup for Cathy Geier classes at the quilt show will be available August 2018

March 2019 - Doug Leko

Doug Leko with French Twist

English Knot 

French Twist

Doug Leko

Doug Leko founded Antler Quilt Design in 2008, when he was still a high school student. Working in his mother’s quilt shop had helped him develop his skills and refine his art, and soon Doug began to develop and market his own designs.

Since then, his reputation has grown along with his business. He has a vibrant and growing collection of books, patterns and notions available at quilt stores around the U.S. and the world, and online at
antlerquiltdesign.com. His work has been featured in McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker, and American Patchwork & Quilting.

Doug is a vibrant speaker and teacher, and has developed a wide following among quilters around the country. His energy and passion coupled with his unique level of experience and his innovative quilt
designs make him a favorite addition to any special event.

Both classes are from Doug’s book “Stashtastic! - 12 Patterns for Fat-Quarter Quilts.”

All classes will be 9 AM to 4 PM at Renee's Fiber Art Quilting School, 1623 N Tower Rd, Alamo TX

Thursday, March 7, 2019 

Class - English Knot 
While this quilt appears complicated it actually goes together easily. Pair 2 different
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Friday, March 8, 2019

Class - French Twist
One word to describe this quilt is fun! A flexible pattern, it looks just as good made of many colors as it does made from only two. (Two color version held by Doug in his photo.)
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Signup for all Doug Leko classes will be available September 2018

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - Trunk Show and Lecture
Past Programs