|2017 Past Program info:|
|September 9, 2017 -
|August 12, 2017 -
|July 8, 2017 - Fun with
Carol Hover This program will give an overview what to fussy-cut, why you would fussy cut and how to fussy-cut. She will bring several samples to show. Carol will also bring several pieces for the members to try their hand at fussy cutting. Explain different type of fussy cutting. Hints to make something you cut look great. Supplies needed would be a good sharp thin bladed small pair of scissors, a garbage receptacle for scraps, and something to fussy cut.
|June 10, 2017 -
Longarm University is coming to South Texas!! Registration form
Cindy Roth of Longarm University is going to be teaching her Traveling Longarm Classes in Alamo, TX on
Please contact the Class Coordinator for class registration information, driving directions or other any other information you need.
Free Hand Sampler, - for class details Click Herefor photos Click Here
Free Hand Feathers, - for class details Click Here for photosClick Here
Come and join me and the other students in a day or two of creativity, inspiration, quilting education and FUN!!!
|May 13, 2017 - Scholarship
Judy Shelton Demonstration of Alternative Border and Binding.
Judi Swanda "Creative Strength Training" (Class taught by Jane Dunnewold). A conversation designed to inspire, instruct and ultimately build stamina through creative strength training.
|April 8, 2017 - Jean Waufle|
|March 11, 2017 - Judy Steward|
Thursday, March 09, 2017 - Class Painting a Quilt, In this workshop we will learn the techniques I use to create my painted quilts. They can be landscapes or abstract.
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - Lecture Quilt Like You Desire: How do I know what will look good?
|February 11, 2017 - Reeze L Hanson|
Guild members price is $45 per class or sign up for all three for $100 ($125 for non-members).
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - Class EQ7 for beginners who have little or no experience
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - Class EQ7 next steps to make you more proficient
Friday, February 10, 2017 - Class EQ7 more elaborate use and promotes top level skills
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - Lecture Inspiration is in the Air Where does inspiration for quilt designs come from? It really is in the air and all around us—and in some unexpected places you might never have thought to look. In this innovative lecture/demonstration you will learn how to draw on common everyday sources for quilt ideas and how to translate those ideas into quilts or wall hangings. This is a fun lecture and trunk show with lots of group interaction and humor. Quilts designed from expected and unexpected sources are part of this very peculiar trunk show. You won’t want to miss this one.
|January 14, 2017 - Nova Montgomery|
|2016 Past Program info:|
|December 10, 2016 - Linda
I was fortunate to grow up with a mom who does all kinds of needlearts. I began sewing doll clothes at the age of 6, graduating later to making all of of my own clothing. By the time I discovered quilting years later, I had a healthy supply of scraps just waiting to become quilts. Combining that with my love of puzzles made quilting a natural.
I am a graduate of the Embroiderers' Guild of America's Teacher Certification Program in Quiltmaking. The intensive two year examination program tests not only the candidates' stitching skills but also their knowledge of color and design, history of their chosen field, and classroom abilities. I am one of only a handful of instructors nationwide who have been certified by the Embroiderer's Guild of America (EGA) as an Instructor in Quiltmaking.
Actively teaching quiltmaking across the United States and Canada for over 40 years, I have enjoyed being on the faculty of several distinguished conferences nationwide (including the AQS show in Paducah), as well as working with guilds of memberships ranging from 25 to 400.
In addition to teaching, I also enjoy writing. My seven quiltmaking books range from quilt history, three dimensional applique, and quilted clothing, to scrap quilts, and patterns inspired by the Little House on the Prairie books. I have also served as Chairman of both EGA's National Master Craftsman Program for Quiltmaking and Teacher Certification Programs. I have curated numerous quilt exhibits, as well as been involved as a judge at regional exhibits, and participated in an Exhibit Judging Forum which established guidelines now used nationwide
|November 2016 - Susan
Nickels - ALL CANCELLED DUE TO FAMILY ILLNESS|
November program was a great trunk show by our guild member Elaine Hall
Sue will share through slides her progression from hand quilter to the machine quilter she is today. This personal journey includes slides of Sue’s quilts and her sister, Pat Holly’s quilts as well quilts from machine quilters who have influenced the current machine quilting trends. Sue will bring a selection of her quilts to share and provide time for discussion at the end, so bring your questions about machine quilting.
|October 8, 2016 - Garage
Fall clean up, clean out time! At our Oct 8 Guild meeting you will have a once in a lifetime (well, once in a year) opportunity to sell the "treasure" you cleaned out from your quilting/sewing/craft stashes😀YES! Call me for table reservations for the garage sale which will be our October program! All Guild members are eligible to sell. NO CHARGE FOR TABLES, you keep all your $$$, but you must take all your leftovers home with you. The sale will begin following the short business meeting. GUESTS MAY ATTEND FREE AT THIS MEETING SO INVITE SHOPPERS! We will try to have tables set up by 8:15 so you may load them up prior to the meeting. Bring change and bags for your "stuff."
Book your table early as they are limited. Contact Evelyn Fincher, (956) 358-1460, to reserve your table.
|September 10, 2016 -
Hosted by Barbara Kissler, Casa Del Sol, 400 N Val Verde Rd, Donna, TX .
|August 13, 2016 - Jan McCoy|
|July 9, 2016 - Christy Pohler
|June 11, 2016 - Laura Nunn
|May 14, 2016 - Christy Pohler
Everything you want to know about felted wool. What types of wool there are, which is best for your project and how to make the most out of every piece. Wool pricing and how to up cycle wool clothing for your next big wool project. I will have samples of wool to feel and teach you to guage what wool will work for the different types of embroidery and applique. Also, I will show you tips and tricks as well as handy to use tools to make the most out of your wool experience.
After the presentation there will be a demo on the wool Rosette Brooch. If you would like to make a rosette brooch, please bring a needle and neutral thread, size doesn't matter as long as you can thread the needle yourself. And the wool Rosette Brooch kits will be for sale for $2. Each kit includes the die cut 100% merino wool rosette, leaf backing and pin back to make it into a brooch/pin.
(Please see pictures below, colors will vary.)
I will have wool of different types for sale as well as some kits and material and tools for Hand embroidery, wool embroidery and wool applique. See you there!
|April 9, 2016 - Subie Redd
April 9, 2016 Meeting Program
Hi, I'm Subie Redd, in April I will attempt to challenge your creativity. We will be making a double envelope purse! If you want to just watch the process, I will be providing a written instruction sheet for you(so you can make notes that make sense to you), as a teacher I find that not all instructions make things clear to everyone. If want to sewing along with me , you will need a sewing machine (two or three could possibly share a machine-there is not a lot of sewing). That said now for your home-work..... a finished 18 inch square will be needed...by finished I mean a front piece, a back (lining) piece and a batting (such as warm and natural) quilted together and bound. Also one package of Double Fold Quilt Binding( this is enough for at least two purses) for the strap. Two buttons, I will provide a closure item for you. A needle and thread to match your front piece. This is a fairly easy project, but I have made a couple of purses with a twist....so we will have fun exploring possibilities. I have done many demos in my life but nothing to a large group like this …… I look forward to the challenge. See Ya! At the meeting.
Subie Redd, and of course my side-kick Rick will be helping me.
|March 12, 2016 - Jan Matthews
Class Judy Neimeyer's Technique. Tea Time Placemats class supply list, Tea Time Placemats pattern ($20 + shipping) is available here.
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - Class Renee's Fiber Art Quilting School, 1623 N Tower Rd, Alamo TX , 9am - 4pm
Friday, March 11, 2016 - Class Renee's Fiber Art Quilting School, 1623 N Tower Rd, Alamo TX , 9am - 4pm
Saturday, March 12, 2016 - Lecture more info to come
|February 20, 2016 - Melinda
Bula - Rio Grande Valley Quilt Show
|January 9, 2016 - Cathy
Class "MOCK MOLA" APPLIQUÉ: Raw Edge Machine Reverse Appliqué. You, the student, will be designing your own piece. I recommend you visit the students work section of my website, under classes, to see what others have created and to get some inspiration. You can also google "Black and White Art" for more ideas. I will work, individually, on each of your designs. I recommend simple designs so you can get them finished that day. Class requirements are on the website. Please bring your own black batting or go together with fellow students to purchase an appropriate amount for your projects. Angela (956-451-4900), at the Don-Wes Flea Market, has black batting.
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - Class Grace Episcopal Church 701 S Missouri St, Weslaco, 9am - 4pm
Friday, January 8, 2016 - Class Grace Episcopal Church 701 S Missouri St, Weslaco, 9am - 4pm
Saturday, January 9, 2016 - Lecture
|2015 Past Program info:|
|November 14, 2015 - Martha
Class Pointing the Way. Supply List and Project info.
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - Class Grace Episcopal Church 701 S Missouri St, Weslaco, 9am - 4pm
Friday, November 13, 2015 - Class Grace Episcopal Church 701 S Missouri St, Weslaco, 9am - 4pm
Saturday, November 14, 2015 - Lecture Pattern Design and Publishing + Trunk Show
|October 10, 2015
October 10, 2015 - Garage Sale - Please book your table early as they are limited. Evelyn Fincher is the coordinator she will assign you a table upon request.
|September 12, 2015 - FRIENDSHIP
|August 8, 2015
August 8, 2015 - Renee Darkis
Supply List - paper, scissors, tape
|July 11, 2015
July 11, 2015 - Lecture - Linda Garcia - scholarship presentation
|June 13, 2015
June 13, 2015 - Trunk Show - Sharon Crosswhite
|May 9, 2015
May 9, 2015 - Class - Ella Hendrix - Notebook covers.
|April 11, 2015:
April 11, 2015 - Lecture - Alice Gibson - scholarship presentations.
Alice attended Ricky Tims's 3 days in 6 hours. It was a condensed version of his 3 day techniques class. Ricky shared many of his techniques with us. Because he has been here before she will only briefly mention his techniques and answer questions as best she can.
The other class she took was from Heather Thomas on color theory and machine quilting. Alice will share as much information as she can with the group from this class.
|March 13-14, 2015:
Classes Four Little Landscapes. Create 4 little landscapes and place them in fabulous fabric frames. Learn how free-cutting, pattern building, and improvisation can dress up a simple view of sky and ground. Your colorful kit of hand-dyed fabrics is designed to make 4 individual fused quilts. Show them separately or combine them for a larger art quilt. (No sewing machine needed.) Full-Day Workshop Supply List. ($20 Kit fee)
March 12, 2015 - Class Grace Episcopal Church 701 S Missouri St, Weslaco, 9am - 4pm
March 13, 2015 - Class Grace Episcopal Church 701 S Missouri St, Weslaco, 9am - 4pm
March 14, 2015 - Lecture I quilt therefore I am.
|February 12-14, 2015:
Rene Iannarelli is a fabric artist that spends the winter months of January and February on SPI we are very blessed to have someone of her caliber among us and willing to share her talents with us. She has provided pictures of her work She does not have a website but is willing to answer our questions at the time of her lecture.
Classes Nine Patch Revisited. Click here for more info and supply list.
February 12, 2015 - Class Grace Episcopal Church 701 S Missouri St, Weslaco, 9am - 4pm
February 13, 2015 - Class Grace Episcopal Church 701 S Missouri St, Weslaco, 9am - 4pm
February 14, 2015 - Lecture Trunk Show.
|January 8-10, 2015:
January 8, 2015 - Class Grace Episcopal Church 701 S Missouri St, Weslaco, 9am - 4pm
January 9, 2015 - Class STC Weslaco, Building F cafeteria, 9am - 4pm
Go beyond traditional 3-D. In this technique workshop you will learn 5 of the exotic and unusual methods that are the trademark of Rami's award-winning works including hexagon and biscuit chopkey, mirror-imaged continuously folded prairie points, harlequin tucks, North American hand smoking and lined prairie points. This workshop could be the answer to those who wish to know about adding 3-dimensional textures and a lot more extra touches to art-to-wear and quilts.
Click Here for the supply list.
January 10, 2015 - LectureFolded Fabric Elegance
This lecture focuses on her new book "Folded Fabric Elegance" about 3-dimensional textures. She brings most of the samples in the book and shares stories behind the creating process and publishing. You can see the real things to examine quintessence of quilts, wearables, bags and home-decor items as pillows & table runners.
|2014 Past Program info:|
|December 11-13, 2014:
|November 6-8, 2014:
|October 11, 2014:
Garage Sale - This year it will be bigger and better as it will be advertised in the local papers so start collecting all your surplus fabric and tools that are occupying too much space in your place so you can transfer it to someone else's and make some cash to spend on more fabric. Please contact Evelyn Fincher to reserve a table.
|September 13, 2014, 10:00 AM:
Friendship Day will be celebrated at Pharr South, 1402 S Cage Blvd, Pharr TX again this year with Bev Kramer hostessing the event. Bev, with her pre-event helper Bonnie Hall, is preparing an eventful day for us.
Begins on September 13th at 10 am at Pharr South Mobile Home Park in Pharr. The gate to park will open at 9:30 am. There will be six different make and takes. Please bring scissors and needles, money for various kits ($1 bills & quarters please) and 3 (three) 2 l/2” strips WOF for game to be played. Click here for Map.
|August 9, 2014:
Kathy Carrizal - Frye and Bev Kramer will do their IQF scholarship presentations.
|June 14, 2014:
Rene Darkis, a RGVQG member, will be presenting "Tools of Quilting". This is a lecture class, no supplies required.
Maribel Gomez, a RGVQG member, will be presenting a class on appliqué this will be part of the monthly meeting. She is an excellent teacher and quilter, highly recommended by her fellow quilters.
Supplies needed for class
Needle size 10 or 11
4 inch scissors with sharp point
Black Skein or
Any color Thread
|April 11-12, 2014:
Irena Bluhm, a prize winning quilter who is expert at long arm quilting, will be having a hands on class for design and practice.
Irena will be bringing 6 machines so there will be 2 students per machine.
She welcomes all machine quilters, and said that machine quilters wanting to use a domestic machine need to bring their own machine with them.
All her classes are 4 hours with 2 hours of lecture and 2 thru 2 ½ hours of practice time.
She will briefly discuss machine tension and maintenance issues but does not want to detract from the class content for this. There are on line resources for this.
She will be presenting 2 classes on Friday April 11. These are based on the requests of those already signed up.
Both classes will be at STC Weslaco, building F, please use parking lot #4 off of Border.
The morning class will be Freehand Borders and Sashings, 9am - 1pm.
The afternoon class will be Formal Feathers Basics and Beyond, 2pm - 6pm.
This allows students to take both classes if they so choose. The separated class sheets will be available at the February meeting, hopefully you will take the opportunity to experience both classes.
The cost (guild members) per each class is $75.00 the cost for non-guild members is $85.00 payable to RGVQG. There is an additional kit fee of $20.00 for a class workbook and dry erase pens.
The lecture presentation, April 12, will be a trunk show.
More information is available on her website irenabluhmscreations.com
|March 6-8, 2014:
The exciting news is we have scheduled a second date based on the number of students signed up for Daphne’s class of Ripless Paper Piecing. There are still a few openings available. It would be nice if we could have another sell out. Please contact me or sign up at the February quild meeting.
The second date for the class is Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the Grace Episcopal Church, 701 S Missouri Ave, Weslaco,TX 78596, located just off business 83. The class time will be the same 9 am through 4 pm. Lunch hour is either go out to eat or a bag lunch if you choose.
The Friday, March 7, 2014 class is at STC in building F using the north parking lot #4 off Border. The times are the same as above.
I will be contacting the students via email so they can select their date of preference. We can take 25 students per day.
There were questions about the kit fee. This is the cost of the pattern and other items the teacher will provide at class, this DOES NOT include the fabric required.
Daphne Greig will be our teacher presenter "Ripless Paper Piecing"
Daphne has been nominated for 2013 Professional Quilter Teacher of the Year.
Her biography is available at http://daphnegreig.com/
CLICK HERE to obtain Supply List. There will be a $3.00 kit fee.
This is the day our scholarship winners will share what they learned in the classes they took at one of the International Quilt Festivals.
Debbie Caffery will be doing Mystery Quilt - Quilters' Quest. Debbie is known for her mystery quilts and has taught at Houston as well as other major festivals. Her class will be a treat for us. Debbie's website is http://debbiescreativemoments.com/
Here is a direct link to the supply list for this class. http://debbiescreativemoments.com/Supply%20Lists/QQuest%20supplycut.pdf
|2013 Past Program info:|
|December 12-14, 2013:
December 12, 13, 14 program with Susan Cleveland "Piping Hot Binding" She is excited to be joining us for the two class days.
There will be two classes because of the number of members who have signed up for the class.
The Thursday class will be at the Boys and Girls Club, 500 S Kansas Ave, Weslaco,TX 78596.
The Friday class will be in the Multipurpose room at STC, both classes will be from 9 am through 4 pm.
An optional Piping Hot Binding kit will be available for purchase in class for $20.
Click here for printable supply list.
Susan's biography as well as a printable supply list is available from Susan's website piecesbewithyou.com.
November 8, 2013 Program Class
November 9, 2013 Program Speaker
November 10, 2013 Program Class
Bonnie Hunter a national teacher who works with shirt string quilting. We have been waiting more than two years to have her join us. Please be prepared for a great class.To view her biography, quilts and classes check out her website at quiltville.com
Bonnie Hunter has agreed to an additional day of class to accommodate our large number of interested members. We will be having the usual class on Friday November 8, the lecture at the meeting on Saturday November 9 and class on Sunday November 10, from 12 pm to 5 pm.
I am asking the members who have signed up to let Bev or I know which of the two days they would prefer to attend. Our hope is that we can have an equal number each day in order that all students may get personal attention from Bonnie.
The " String Fling " books will be available at Picket Fence and Life's a Stitch for those who want to purchase them in advance. They may also be purchased at Bonnie Hunter's website for $26 plus shipping.
Click Here for supply list for " ", the pattern we will be doing.
There is a $35.00 RGVQG charge for the class that will be collected at the time of the classes. The purpose of collecting the money at the class is to eliminate several people collecting money in advance. Those registered for the class will be expected to pay for the class.
Garage Sale so collect all your goodies and arrange for a table to sell them at. Contact Evelyn Fincher at email@example.com well before the meeting so we can have sufficient tables available for that day. This program will be held in conjunction with the October meeting.
Tables are still available and I am sure you have all been collecting treasures you would like to make a bundle on selling them to your friends who really need some new creative materials to work with. Remember one person's junk is someone else's treasure.
|September 14, 2013:
Cindy Ellis a local quilt artist who has a love of purses and bags. This program will be in conjunction with the September meeting. Click Here for REVERSIBLE BOOK BAG-fabric, cutting, and fusing instructions. There are still spaces available for members to sign up for. Please contact Bev Kramer to add your name to the list. This will help Cindi know how many to expect.
|August 10, 2013:
FRIENDSHIP DAY will be held on August 10, 2013, 9:30 a.m. at Pharr South, 1402 S. Cage Blvd., Pharr, TX. Please sign up at the guild meeting or call Bev Kramer at 956-702-2862. Bring a salad or dessert. Drinks and tableware will be furnished. We will be playing our Annual game of "RLC" so bring three 2 1/2" by WOF strips, $1.00 bills for the hands on projects and basic hand sewing supplies. Pharr South is located on the west side of Cage Blvd. (also known at 281) just past Ridge Rd. (large new HEB and What-a-burger on corner). If you are on 83 take the 281 south exit. REMEMBER GUEST ARE WELCOME!!!!
Trunk show by The Calico Clippers. These ladies are one of the Valley bees and have much to share with the members. This program will be in conjunction with the June meeting.
Class will be part of the May meeting, bring your stuff.
Bonnie Hall a local quilter artist that is very active in RGVQG.
The class will be for "A multipurpose Casserole Carrier"
The program will be in conjunction with the monthly meeting. There are plug ins available in the meeting room for your machines
|April 9-10, 2013:
April 9, 2013 Program Class: CANCELLED
April 10, 2013 Program Speaker: Nancy Alagrim local fabric artist shop owner of the Black Iris in Mission
I started sewing and doing hand work when I was eight years old. I first made doll clothes and then my own clothes. When I discovered the Fiber Arts Program at the University of Oregon, I knew it was for me. I have always had a fascination with textiles. My BFA show was of large felt sculptures, this progressed to weaving and wearable art. Fourteen years ago I added glass to my repertoire so I could make my own jewelry for my store. Now things have come full circle and I am combining felt and glass into jewelry.
Learn to work wool over fabric.
In this class each student will make two Nuno felted scarves using fabric and dyed wool. Students will prepare materials and felt their scarves. We will discuss why the wool felts, controlling the felting, how to incorporate other materials into the process and the application of this technique for other projects such as nuno felted fabric for garments, accessories and art projects.
Class Time: 6 hours
Cost: materials fee for two scarves: $30 includes screen, wool for felting the scarves and a selection of silk fabrics for two scarves.
Materials included to use in class: Soap, vinegar, spray bottles, some novelty fibers
Bring: Lunch. Notepad and pen, rubber gloves and apron (both optional), towel, and wear clothes with sleeves at or above the elbow and clothes you don’t mind getting a little wet.
Jodi Burrows, a well known teacher will teaching A Square in a Square technique in the form of a Prairie Claw quilt.
( her biography is attached)
A picture of the finished quilt is provided so you can make color choices for your project.
The supply list and cutting instructions are included.( file attached)
Click here for yardage for a queen size quilt.
She has a website that you are welcome to visit. The link is www.squareinasquare.com
Should you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Alice Gibson at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2012 Scholarship winners will be presenting the results of the classes they took at the International Quilt Show of their choice. These presentations will be approximately 10 minutes each in duration and will be in the format of choice of the presenter.
The topics are as follows:
1. Art quilt flower from Lenore Crawford class presented by Susan Flarity.
2. Inco Belova leaves a machine work technique presented by Bonnie Chambers.
3. Apple core charm quilt hand pieced presented by Jessie Vandenberg.
4. Sewing on Silk presented by Patti Dybdall.
5. Mandella quilt from the RaeNae Merrill class presented by Alice Gibson.
6.Evelyn Fincher is planning on attending the Paducha Show and will be presenting next February.
The January program is being presented by Cynthia England
There are two kits that the participants can choose from
A Texas map or the snow scene these will be brought to the class for purchase by the teacher.
further visual information is available on her website www.englanddesign.com
This is an update for the upcoming January program with Cynthia England.
1. Basic sewing supplies
2. Sewing machine in good working order.
3. Paper and pencil or pen for notes.