Past General Meetings


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 an in-person meeting.

Sarah will be teaching a Zoom class on Saturday, October 29, 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.

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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 an in-person meeting.

Sheila will 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.

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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.

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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


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 Zoom only meeting. Register to attend on Zoom here.

Kathy is teaching a Zoom class over two sessions June 4th and 11th titled “Mastering Apliquick.” To learn more click 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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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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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.

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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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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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

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