General Meetings


Sandy Fitzpatrick

Unleash the power of your sewing machine using machine stitches to create dimension with amped-up appliqué, decorative stitches, and thread painting. Open your mind to the possibilities that can be accomplished with your machine!

This is a Zoom only meeting. Register for the meeting here.

Sandy is teaching a Zoom class on Saturday, March 5, 2022 titled “Make the Most of Your Machine Appliqué”. To learn more click here.

More About Sandy

Sandy Fitzpatrick of Hissyfitz Designs is an applique quilt pattern designer whose goal is to get as many of the quirky designs, that are spinning around in her head, down on paper for you to enjoy! Her fusible applique patterns are full of whimsy and will certainly bring a smile to your face. Sandy strives to make her full-sized patterns easy to follow and fun to make.

Having lived in many places as she and her husband moved around with the Air Force, Sandy currently lives in Cary, North Carolina. Her lectures and workshops are always an informative, fun experience.

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Joy Lily

The tradition of creating a series of 100 related art works goes back at least to 1830’s Japan where several blockprint artists competed to create 100 views of local sights. After hearing Sonia Philip speak about how and why she sewed 100 dresses, Joy got an itch to create 100 of something herself. When the San Francisco Quilt Guild requested small quilts for premature babies at Kaiser Hospital, she quickly whipped up a few 24” x 24” quilt tops. What fun! She challenged herself to make 100 quilt tops and see what the process could teach her. By the ninth quilt, she realized that this was also a design project.

See the quilts and hear about the trials and victories of Joy’s quilting journey.

This will be a hybrid meeting. Those not attending in person can register for the meeting here.

Joy is teaching an in-person class on Saturday, March 26, 2022 titled “Faux Batik”. To learn more click here.

More About Joy

Joy’s art falls into the category “surface design.” She is a silk painter, dyer, quiltmaker and fabric printer. Her choices of imagery come from a deep respect for and fascination with the natural world. She is continually surprised and delighted by the astonishing variety, beauty and fecundity of life around us. Shells, flowers and leaves offer endless choices of colors and forms to celebrate. Her work strives to remind viewers that our precious and diminishing ecosystems are also beautiful.

Joy’s work has been exhibited in New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Fe, Hannover Germany and Beijing. For 11 years she was artist-in-residence, through the California Arts Council, at 30th Street Senior Center in San Francisco, working with elders in textile media. She currently teaches fiber arts through adult education and through quilt and art guilds.

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Jane Haworth

In this presentation Jane will talk about her journey as a quilter, techniques that she uses and her desire to get other quilters to work out of their comfort zone and to play with fabric. As she says “Give it a go!” She loves to encourage everyone to be inspired and leave the lecture eager to “play” with their fabrics and supplies. She will also include details of her trip to the International Quilt Festival Dubai.

This a Hybrid meeting. Register to attend on Zoom here.

Jane is teaching a Zoom class on Saturday, April 23, 2022 titled “Sunlit Sunflowers”. To learn more click here.

More About Jane

Jane Haworth is an award winning professional quilter specializing in making nature inspired raw edge fabric collage quilts using her own hand dyed fabrics and commercial fabrics. Jane lectures and teaches classes at quilt guilds and quilt shops encouraging students to go out of their comfort zone and “just create!” and now teaches online via Zoom

Jane spends all her spare time making custom memory quilts made from T-Shirts, neckties, handkerchiefs and other types of clothing collected over the years for her Etsy shop ‘Quilts from Clothes’

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Kathy K. Wylie

Beauty really is all around us and provides a constant source of inspiration. From wreaths to clamshells, papercut-appliqué snowflakes to medallions, you’ll see it all! This lecture focuses on designs that are circular or radiating in nature. Looking at Kathy’s quilts from the past 25 years, you will discover her ongoing fascination working with shapes that are round.

This is a Hybrid meeting. Register to attend on Zoom here.

More About Kathy

Kathy K. Wylie is a multiple international-award winning quilter specializing in appliqué, quilt design, domestic machine quilting and English Paper Piecing techniques. She has lectured and taught all over the country at guilds, shops and quilt shows and now offers online workshops and presentations. Her work has been featured in magazines, and her designs are available as individual patterns as well as in her book “Sewflakes: Papercut Appliqué Quilts.”

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