Welcome to the Seaside Piecemakers Programs Guide. As a guild, we are focused on Community Service and Education. We work hard throughout the year raising money to bring teachers from around the country to our guild so that we can learn different techniques, develop new skills and explore all aspects of the quilting world. I encourage you take advantage of this tremendous opportunity. How lucky we are to have these teachers available to us! We welcome guests to register to attend these classes, too.
For questions about upcoming programs, please contact:
Peggy Kelly at email@example.com
We have some exciting teachers lined up beyond the currently published schedule.
Gyleen X. Fitzgerald – July 26 and 27, 2017
Visit Gyleen’s website
Amanda Jean Nyberg – Sept 27 and 28, 2017
Check her out at http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com
Laura Wasilowski – January 24 and 25, 2018
Visit Laura’s website
Karen Stockwell – March 28 and 29, 2018
Visit Karen’s website http://karenstockwell.com
Lee Chappell Monroe – April 25 and 26, 2018
Visit Lee’s website
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July 26 - General Meeting - Gyleen X. Fitzgerald
Gyleen Fitzgerald makes quilts that blend color, pattern, and texture to provide a contemporary essence in traditional quilting. Her strength as a quilter is demonstrated by the infusion of engineering tools and innovative techniques to simplify visually complex quilts. She shares her enthusiasm for quilting through interactive lectures and workshops. As a writer, Gyleen centers on haiku poetry, quilt project books, magazine articles and children's books.
An avid quilter, Gyleen has earned Best of Show honors and as a publisher, she is a Gold Medal winner for Quilts: Unfinished Stories with New Endings. She is best known for inspiring Trash to Treasure Pineapple Quilts and the creation of the Pineapple Tool by Gyleen.
For Gyleen, dreams hold no limits. Ray, her husband, is her shining light and quilting is her passion; together they color her world in a very special way.
Gyleen is a Philadelphia, PA native, who spent her formative years in Taiwan and Japan.
Ms. Fitzgerald will present at our general meeting on July 26
For more information about Gyleen, visit her website
Wednesday, July 26 - 1 to 4 pm - Half day class with Gyleen
Modern with a twist! "KNOT" as hard as you think" It's visually dynamic with fast, easy piecing. Don't let cutting "Tie" you up. All you need is one 2/5" strip set and 3/5 yards of background. Download the Over and Under Rainbows class supply list here
Cost for the class is $30. Cost for the Angle Trim Tool of $15 is payable to Gyleen on the day of the workshop.
Thursday, July 27 - Full day class with Gyleen
Okay. Isn't it time to clear the clutter in your life? What about using up all those bits and pieces stuffed in nooks, crannies and boxes? Better" Let's make an old-fashioned favorite pineapple quilt with a new and contemporary twist: sewn with perfections and totally random; and without paper piecing! This workshop turns trash to a treasured one-of-a-kind pineapple quilt. Download the class supply list here
Cost for the class is $45. Cost for the Trash 2 Treasure book and pineapple tool is $30 payable to Gyleen on the day of the class. This is a discounted price.
Be sure to check out the ASG conference being held in Orlando August 27-31.
For information click on the link below.
Come Sit and Sew with us!
Check out the link below for all the details.
Amanda Jean Nyberg, scrap quilter to the core, began her
quilting journey in the year 2000. Since that first quilt for her
son, she's finished nearly 300 quilts!
Amanda is a quilt teacher, fabric and pattern designer, Craftsy
instructor, blogger, and coauthor of Sunday Morning Quilts.
She is constantly looking for new and innovative ways to turn
scraps into beautiful finished objects. She tries to waste
No Scrap Left Behind
is Amanda's newest book. The book is a requirement for
each student in both classes. Amanda will have a limited
number of copies to sell ($26.95) after the trunk show at the
general meeting. If you want to purchase ahead of time,
Amanda's book is available on Amazon.
Wednesday, September 27th 1pm to 4pm The Flip Side
Every quilt has two sides. Why not make the backside interesting as well? In this
class, discover how gratifying it can be to make a two sided
quilt. Students will be designing their quilt back(s)
improvisationally, using leftover pieces, orphan blocks and
yardage as needed. Additional topics covered in class are;
quilting a two sided quilt, working out the quilt math and
design basics. Cost of Class $30
Thursday, September 28th 9am to 4pm SPIN CLASS
Trinity Wellsprings Church
Exercise your creativity as you explore the variety of
options that a single pattern can hold. The goal of this class is
to teach students how to look at a pattern/or quilt as an
inspiration, but it encourages the student to put their own spin
on it...to make it their own. During class, the students will
see several examples of how changing one element in a quilt
can make a drastic difference. Topics will include color
selection, proportion, scale, and working with prints versus
solids. Students will start a project of their choice during
class based on the book No Scrap Left Behind. (Stash Books,
2017) Cost of Class $45