Past General Meetings


Linda Wagner

Borders: plain or pieced. What will give your quilt the best possible visual impact and how do you decide? Inner borders, outer borders, and binding all provide opportunity to add a little to the finished product. For this lecture, 40-50 quilts will demonstrate the options you have as the quilt maker/artist. Along with decision possibilities we will discuss how to make it “fit”.

This a Zoom meeting. Register for the meeting here.

Linda is teaching an in-person class on Saturday, January 29 titled “Borders”. To learn more click here.

More About Linda

Linda Wagner has been making quilts for over 35 years and teaching quilting for over 25 years. Her personal interests gravitate to scrappy quilts.

Owning her first sewing machine while in third grade, Linda began making doll clothes, then moved on to making clothes for herself and other family members.  While in college she earned a dressmaker’s certification from Santa Ana College.  Linda’s first quilt was made using Eleanor Burns techniques, which included ripping strips (this was before the rotary cutter was invented). Things took off at warp speed after joining a quilt guild. Many of Linda’s quilts contain 100-400 fabrics, and her friends describe her approach to color as fearless.

Currently Linda is a lead mechanic with United Airlines. She previously taught electronics and is a N.A.T.S. certified teacher.

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As in past years, there will be no guest speaker at the December meeting. Instead, plan to celebrate together for the first in-person general meeting in two years! This will be a social event in appreciation of all loyal guild members.

There will be a “White Elephant Gift Exchange”. Find a special something, quilting or sewing related, or not, and wrap it up. Gift value between $5 and $10 is suggested. Don’t put your name on it.

Door prizes and goody bags will also be a part of the celebration. It will be a FUN time to reconnect with members!

Sorry, no refreshments will be served.

This will be an in-person event. This event will not be broadcasted over Zoom. The Centre Concord requires all participants wear masks.

7:00 pm
Centre Concord
5298 Clayton Road, Concord


Jenni Smith

Jenni is the first person ever to have produced a quilting book in collaboration with Liberty London – the iconic British Brand renowned for their beautiful fabrics including Tana Lawn. Her presentation is about the making of this book, released in 2021. It’s a practical quilt book with 15 projects to make, but it also includes insights into the fascinating history of Liberty and what makes their prints so extraordinary.

Liberty as a company is 145 years old and Jenni is an Art Historian by trade, so each quilt in the book represents a decade in the history of one of the world’s most famous fabric manufacturers.  The book took over two years to produce and Jenni will share some of the dramas, laughter, and tears encountered along the way. Her passion for Liberty is infectious and you will gain new insights into this global brand.

Register for the meeting here.

More About Jenni

Jenni Smith is a UK-based pattern designer and author. Her online video tutorials are loved by makers worldwide. She is very passionate about getting people started on their dressmaking and quilting journeys with her fun, energetic and down-to- earth approach to teaching.

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Julia Fikse

This interactive, fun, and informative lecture will teach quilters the value of appraisals and answer the question, “Should I get my quilt appraised?” Included in this lecture is information about how to care for and repair quilts. Then, enjoy looking at quilts through the ages with Julia’s collection of quilts from 1860- present with an  interactive discussion about fabric dating, condition and caring for your quilt and the historical significance of quilting past and present. 

Register for the meeting here.

More About Julia

Julia Fikse is the Quilt Ninja®

Julia Fikse has 25 years of experience in the textile industry as a designer, garment maker, textile creator, graphic artist, entrepreneur, clothing and accessory manufacturer, and business leader. Julia has a B.S. Degree in Design from the University of California at Davis, with a minor in Textiles and Clothing. She has trained and worked as a trend forecaster, designer, colorist and dye coordinator at Levi Strauss and Co., Gymboree, and Adidas. She has owned and operated her own clothing company for over 14 years. Julia is an AQS Certified quilt appraiser based in Los Angeles, CA, and currently holds memberships in a variety of quilt-related organizations including American Quilter Society,  Modern Quilt Guild, Valley Modern Quilters, San Fernando Valley Quilter’s Association,  PAAQT and American Quilter’s Society. 

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Colleen Wise

My quilts are distinctive for their illusion of depth. I love to play with three dimensions! Objects such as leaves or planets appear to float above a two-dimensional surface. I have a virtual toolbox full of tools I use to create that depth, and I will bring a big trunk full of quilts or slides to illustrate the results.

Register for the meeting here.

Colleen is teaching a class, Saturday, August 28 – Emerald City. To learn more click here.

More about Colleen

Colleen’s education is in engineering, and her quilts reflect that in their strong graphic quality.  Creating designs and solving problems are her favorite parts of the process; cutting, sewing, and pressing are just the means to the end.  She loves to incorporate a sense of depth in her work; leaves float, balls protrude, hands seem to reach out. She has developed a strong style through her experiments in surface design.

Her quilts have won prizes in national and international shows.  She is the author of Casting Shadows: Creating Visual Dimension in Your Quilts (C&T Publishing), and she has appeared on several episodes of Alex Anderson’s Simply Quilts.  Colleen teaches, lectures and exhibits her work throughout the US.

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Krista Moser

Krista Moser is the designer of the Creative Grids 60 Degree Diamond Ruler and Mini Ruler. She has published more than 20 patterns with more on the way! She has been teaching sewing and quilting lessons for more than 25 years. Join us and learn all the tips and tricks for cutting and piecing diamonds, triangles and hexagons in an easy and fast way.

Register for the meeting here.

Krista is teaching a class Saturday, July 24 – Wreath Quilt Sampler to learn more click here.

More about Krista

Krista Moser is the creative force and inspiration behind The Quilted Life. A quilting and fiber arts enthusiast, she started sewing at 8 years old sneaking off to the sewing machine during her Mom’s nap time. Since she couldn’t read patterns, everything was made from her imagination propelling the creativity and the innovative design she is known for today. She began her professional sewing and machine quilting career at the spunky age of fourteen adding the texture and dimension machine quilting brings to every project.
She has been teaching sewing and quilting lessons for more than twenty years. Her work has been featured in quilting magazines, published by Martingale Press, and hung in prominent quilt shops around the country.

It’s probably genetic 😉 and the Grandma’s would be proud. What a life, this Quilted Life is, and what a joy to share the journey!

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Lilo Bowman

Learn to build a creative place that works for you, your space, your budget and where you are right now.

Lilo Bowman has worked as a floral designer, translator, tour guide, wedding planner, and is now editor-in-chief of Her work has been varied, often challenging, but always creative. Since early childhood, she has been instilled with the desire for and love of doing something with your hands, learned by observing the varied and beautiful items crafted by both of her grandmothers. Raised in a German culture, Lilo was always keenly aware of and fascinated with objects (whether utilitarian or decorative) that were attractively displayed while still being orderly.

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More about Lilo

Food, travel (both as a military wife and tourist), and curiosity about other cultures have also played a large role in shaping Lilo’s sense of taste and design and her understanding of how others prioritize the items they choose to have in their homes. Being surrounded by strong, independent, and civic-minded female role models has instilled a sense of “you can do this” and “consider others” along the way.

When not working, Lilo travels, gardens, works on DIY projects with a ragtag bunch of rescue pets nearby, and spends time with her extended, loud, noisy, always food- and travel-talking family.

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Penni Domikis

Did you ever wonder about the fabrics we all love? How are they made? Where does the process begin? We all know our favorite fabrics are created from cotton but what exactly is the process from the factory to the shop? How does a company pick designs and how long does it take to get fabrics from design to print to market? What is the difference between a wet print process and a digital design? Is there really a difference in the base cotton? If you have ever wondered any of those things… take a journey with me to discover things you may not know about what goes on behind the scenes. As part of the corporate team with Michael Miller Fabrics, I have learned so much about the process and I would love to share some of this knowledge with you.

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Penni is teaching a class on Saturday, June 26 – Pickle Dish Block. To learn more click here.

More about Penni

Penni is the owner and chief designer of Cabin in the Woods Quilters. CabinQuilters is a quilt pattern design company established in 2003 and located in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Penni was introduced to quilting by a family friend and combined her love for this hobby as well as photography and graphic design into a thriving pattern design business. Penni is an award-winning quilter and has developed a reputation for breaking down quilting designs into manageable pieces for quilters of all skill levels, leading to her company motto, “Make it simple… but make it with style!”

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Lori Dickman

A trunk show of Lori’s favorite “D” quilts! This show features over 30 of Lori’s quilt designs with styles that will cover every quilter’s favorites: from traditional to applique to modern and everything in between!

Quilting templates have always been Lori’s “go-to” tools for piecing fast and fun quilts. In this lecture, Lori will inspire you to pick up those template rulers and have fun designing and piecing fabulous quilts!

The Diamond, Dresden & Drunkards’ Path templates are versatile tools which she has used to create literally dozens of different designs in quilts, accessories & wearable art!

Register for the meeting here.

On Saturday, May 1, Lori will be teaching Fruity Melons, from 9 am to 4 pm. Read more about it here.

More About Lori

Lori Dickman has been sewing for over 45 years and quilting for over 30 years. She teaches numerous quilting and sewing classes. After spending 15 years concentrating in the art of garment sewing, her ‘quilting journey’ began in 1988 when she created her first quilt. She is passionate about working with fabric and color, as well as teaching others to join in on this quilter’s love affair. The art of “Making” has been a wonderful journey for her!

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Kate Colleran
Kate Colleran


Kate Colleran

This lecture and trunk show focuses on quilts that use precuts, and includes tips and ideas on how to use precut patterns to work through your stash…even if you don’t own any precuts! After all, a precut quilt is just a curated scrap quilt! Kate will share quilts from her book, Smash Your Precut Stash. She’ll also share some of her patterns and her journey as a quilt pattern designer. It will be a lot of fun!

Kate will be leading the class Pack It Up Pouch! Fun and Function with Cork on March 27, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Follow this link for more information.

More About Kate

Kate is the designer behind Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs, the company she established in 2003. She creates original patterns, has had her quilts featured in magazines, taught Craftsy classes, and published the book, Smash Your Precut Stash with C&T Publishing. In addition to designing quilt patterns, she loves to quilt, sew, knit, read and spend time with family and friends.

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