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GENERAL MEETING: "Design Process" with Tara Faughnan (IN-PERSON)

  • September 16, 2024
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road, Concord



Tara Faughnan

Join us for a talk all about the process of design, from the initial spark to the finished quilt. Tara will share ways she takes an idea and develops it, and how the role of scale and color are integral to the process.  She will discuss what she does when things hit a wall and ways to resolve it, and how she gets out of creative ruts and, most recently, found the patience to see one through rather than fight it.

More About Tara

Tara is a professional textile and pattern designer, teacher, and quilter living and working in Oakland, California. She started to quilt around 2001. At the time, she had no idea that things such as rotary cutters, rulers, or plastic templates existed, and spent many happy weeks tracing around cardboard templates and cutting out pieces with a pair of scissors.

Somewhere along the way, her love of quilting led to the study and  a career in textile design, with clients including Michael Miller Fabrics, Riley Blake and Pottery Barn Kids.

She draws inspiration from the simple bold geometry of antique quilts, the gorgeous bright colors from textiles around the world, and freedom and spontaneity found in unconventional and improv-pieced quilts.  She likes to use simple geometry, complex color interaction, and to find the line that exists somewhere between harmony and discord.

Tara will be teaching "Designing with 4-Patch" on November 9, 2024.

Check out her website at

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