General Meetings

Our Summer social will be in the month on June this year. GQCCC will be hosting an ice cream social. Come meet your fellow guild members and create your own sundae.

This is an in-person only event. There will be no Zoom access.

7:00 pm
Centre Concord
5298 Clayton Road, Concord


featuring

Alli Jensen

Allison Jensen is a lifelong creative who grew up in California as the oldest of 6 girls. She dabbles in every kind of artistic endeavor but adores quilting most of all. She learned to quilt in 2013 through library books, YouTube videos, and trial and error. This led to an obsession/addiction to quilt making that has no end it sight.

In 2016, she started the quilt pattern business Woodberry Way, named after the street in London where her grandparents live. She sells digital and hard copies of her original designs in her shop, which are all traditionally pieced, and feature classic, orderly blocks.

Her work has been published in various magazines including McCall’s QuiltingAmerican Patchwork and Quilting, and Modern Patchwork. She particularly loves the fabric pulling process of quilt making, and shares her ideas under #wwfabricpulls, combining prints from all designers and manufacturers into delightful color combinations.

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

Alli is teach a Zoom class “First Snow” on July 23. To learn more click here.

More About Alli

Allison lives in Northern California with her husband and 4 sons, ages 11, 8, 6, and 3. They enjoy camping, hiking, biking, and kayaking together, and have a particular affinity for the ocean. Though she loves being a “boy mom”, she appreciates that quilting gives her a place to return to her roots and explore all things floral, calming, and pretty. It also makes her feel connected to her paternal grandmother Vela, an avid quilter, as well as her maternal great grandmother Greta, who was a creative extraordinaire. You can often find Allison chatting about Woodberry Way’s current projects on Instagram and sharing finished items on her blog.

Check out her website at woodberryway.com

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Sheila Collins

In this lecture Sheila describes how she has been moving forward with her creative journey from juried art festivals to quilt challenges and commissioned pieces. In the pursuit of trying new things, Shelia shares techniques she’s learned while exploring “what if.” For your viewing pleasure she has more than 20 pieces of art to share with you. It’s filled with stories, tips, and oodles of inspiration.

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

Sheila is teach a Zoom class “Posies In the Sunshine” on August 27. To learn more click here.

More About Sheila

Shelia is a fabric artist, designer, teacher, and pattern maker. Her

Sheila Collins’ art is a celebration of color and design. Her artwork came to be by combining her backgrounds in fashion design and graphic design with her love of sewing, and the results are bright, cheerful, and fun. Little did she know that a class in “How to Market Your Art” would put her on this wonderful, creative adventure.

Her preferred method for bringing ideas to life is with machine fusible appliqué. It gives her the freedom to design unique compositions. Her fresh designs and bright colors will leave you inspired and smiling.

Her art has been published in Stitch Magazine, and three times her art has been selected by Cherrywood Fabrics to travel internationally with their Challenge exhibits. Sheila had a One Woman Show, Special Exhibit booth at the Pacific International Quilt Festival, October 14-17, 2021.

Check out her website at sheilacollins.us

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Sarah Goer

Sarah likes options… but she also likes a plan. This lecture and trunk show will discuss how Sarah uses her planning nature to develop rules for herself which drive her Planned Improv quilt design work. She shares work in a series and shows how she iterates on a design. Sarah explains how she develops a formula for her project. Quilters leave with specific ideas of how to develop a set of rules to guide their improv piecing.

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

Sarah will be teaching a Zoom class on Sunday, October 2, 2022 titled “Building an Improv Toolbox”. To learn more click here.

More About Sarah

Sarah Goer is a quilt artist, pattern designer, teacher, and lecturer who is passionate about using bold color and geometric design in both traditional and improv quilts. She enjoys inspiring others in their creativity. Her favorite tools for quilt design are graph paper and a design wall. Sarah lives in San Jose, California with her husband and two quilter kids and enjoys sharing her work and process.

Check out her website at sarahgoerquilts.com.

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Kena Tangi Dorsey

In this lecture program, Kena shares the story about how she became obsessed and fell in love with quilting! As she presents photos of the quilts from her beginning stages to present day, Kena talks about her journey of being a Broadway stage actress to the habit of nurturing an ever evolving passion for quilting. Then she talks about how the two worlds collided and intertwined for her, demonstrated in a quilt that she stills has in her collection today. Wrapping up the show and tell, Kena shares a few more quilt samples and speak a little more about the deeper meaning in the works that she creates and reflects on how her culture, expression of self-love and the importance of community empowerment informs her design aesthetics, color palette and patterns that she visualizes into existence.

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

More About Kena

Kena began quilting over 20 years ago while living in Harlem, NYC. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Kena moved to New York City and lived there for 18 years before moving west to Los Angeles, CA.

Self taught, Kena started out by learning the basic techniques for piecing traditional blocks and patterns. Early on, she was influenced by many of the Harlem Renaissance artists such as Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, Zora Neale Hurston, James Van Der Zee, and Langston Hughes, to name a few. Intrigued with portrait quilts, she quickly began making raw edge appliqué story and art quilts using images that reflect African American people.

Check out her website at kenaquiltstudio.com

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Karen Combs

Explore the world of optical illusions with Karen as she shows you some of the wonderful quilts that she has created and shares tricks and tips how to make them.  This virtual lecture will be a combination of live presentation, slides, quilts and videos.  It is a beautiful and inspiring trunk show. There will be time for questions after the lecture

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

More About Karen

A native of Michigan, Karen Combs began quilting while still in high school. She has a degree in library science and has worked at many state, city and school libraries before finding her calling as a professional quilting instructor, writer and designer. Her quilts are known for taking a traditional pattern and giving it her own unique “twist.” Karen is intrigued with quilts of illusions and has been designing quilts with a 3-D look for several years.

Check out her website at karencombs.com

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