General Meetings

General meetings are held on the third Monday of every month, except for January and February when the meetings are on the third Tuesday of the month due to Monday holidays. Please note this isn’t always the Tuesday after the holiday!

In-person meetings are currently held at Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road, Concord, CA.

Zoom meetings will be held for speakers who are out of the area.

Registration is required only for Zoom meetings. However, if you register for an in-person meeting you will receive email reminders close to the event date. You can cancel at any time.

Upcoming Speakers


October 17, 2022 – My Quilting Habit (ZOOM)

featuring 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 […]

November 14, 2022 – Quilts of Illusions (ZOOM)

featuring 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 […]

February 21, 2023 – Artful Couching: Texture and Definition (ZOOM)

featuring Rachel Derstine This presentation shows the many ways couching can be used to take your art to the next level. Instructions in specific technique on how to couch will be shown. This a Zoom only meeting. Register to attend on Zoom here. Rachel is teaching her class Artful Couching, Saturday, March 4, 2023 on Zoom. […]

Past Speakers


2022
September 19, 2022 – Rules and Options of Planned Improv Piecing (IN-PERSON)

featuring 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 […]

August 15, 2022 – Creative Explorations (IN-PERSON)

featuring 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 […]

July 18, 2022 – My Quilting Journey on Woodberry Way

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 […]

June 20, 2022 – Summer Ice Cream Social

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

May 16, 2022 – Beauty is All Around

featuring 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 […]

April 18, 2022 – Living a Creative Life

featuring 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 […]

March 21, 2022 – 101 Quilts Later: Why I Did It & What I Learned

featuring 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 […]

February 15, 2022 – Splendid Stitches and Machine Magic

featuring 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, […]

January 18, 2022 – Edgy

featuring 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 […]

2021
December 20, 2021 – Member Appreciation Live Event

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 […]

November 15, 2021 – Quilting with Liberty Fabrics

featuring 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, […]

October 18, 2021 – Introduction to E-textiles

featuring Cheryl Sleboda Learn all about e-textile and soft circuit technology and see some of the amazing things fashion students and artists are creating. This technology has made the jump into the fiber art world, including quilts! See how easy it is to include this technology in your work. You don’t have to be an […]

September 20, 2021 – Quilt Appraisal, Repair & Trunk Show Lecture

featuring 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- […]

August 16, 2021 – Casting Shadows: Creating Depth in Quilts

featuring 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 […]

July 19, 2021 – Diamonds are a Quilter’s Best Friend

featuring 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 […]

June 21, 2021 – Love Where You Create: It’s Not a One Size Fits All Solution

featuring 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 TheQuiltShow.com. Her work has been varied, often challenging, but always creative. Since early childhood, she […]

May 17, 2021 – Fabric 411

featuring 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 […]

April 19, 2021 – My Favorite 3-Ds: Dresden’s, Diamonds & Drunkards’ Path

featuring 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, […]

Kate Colleran March 15, 2021 – How to Smash Your Stash

featuring 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 […]

February 16, 2021 – Photo to Fabric: Design in the Palm of Your Hand

featuring Lisa Thorpe Lisa will demonstrate, using her iPad, how to take a simple photo, manipulate it in app and print the image onto fabric on a home printer. She will share a variety of art quilts she has created with these images as a central theme. As well as several art quilts using multiple […]

January 19, 2021 – Quilt to a Tee: Using T-Shirts and Unique Clothing in a Quilt

featuring Beth Sullivan Have you ever wondered how to make a T-shirt quilt? Beth will provide inspiration and guidance for quilters who are thinking about tackling a T-shirt or memory quilt. Quilt samples and photos are used to show how quilters can expand the possibilities of the conventional T-shirt quilt to include anything that can […]

2020

December 14, 2020 – Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill – Aurifilosophy https://www.wholecirclestudio.com

November 16, 2020 – Alex Anderson – “A Quiltie Life” https://alexandersonquilts.com

October 19, 2020 – Jennifer Sampou “Light Your Ombre’ Fire”  YouTube Free Tutorials
Class – Modern Madras Table Runner

September 21, 2020 – Colleen Pelfrey – “Life with a Border Around It”   https://colleenpelfreyquilts.com/

August 17, 2020 – Quilt Shop Tours, In Between Stitches, Not Just Quiltz, New Pieces Quilt Shop, The Cotton Patch

July 20, 2020 – Margaret Linderman- Trunk Show

June 2020 – Mel Beach “Free Motion Crea-TV and Reality” via Zoom Mel Beach

February 2020 – Ora Clay “Telling My Story”  Quilts By Ora

January  2020 -Sue Fox and Julia McLeod [Silk and Salvage] “New Quilts from Rescued Materials” Silk and Salvage/        @silkandsalvage on Instagram

2019

November 2019 – Lenore Hubal “Quilting Journey”

October 2019 – Claire Witherspoon “Confessions of an Ecclectic Quilter” Claire Witherspoon Blog

September 2019 – Joe Cunningham “My Life in Quilts”   Joe the Quilter

July 2019 – Lynn Wilder “Geography of a Quilter”  Sew’n Wild Oaks Blog
Free Classes on The Quilt Show
PATCHWORK MATH Presentation
Patchwork Math Supply List

June 2019 – Linda Schmidt “Down and Dirty Designs and Terrific Techniques”   Linda Schmidt

May 2019 – Colleen Granger   Sew Little Time Quilting    
Class – Chugach Range or Ninja Star

March 2019 – Kathryn Pellman “A Fashionista’s Journey into Art Quilts – Whimsical to Traditional”       Kathryn Pellman

February 2019 – Sandy Klop “American Jane”    Sandy Klop

January 2019 – Mary Boyer “The Art of Treasure Hunting and Wearable Art” by Mary Boyer “The Green Quilter”     Mary Boyer

2018

November 2018 – Inger  Blood “Progression of a Quilter”        https://www.facebook.com/ingerblood

October 2018 – Linda Wagner – “Make Mine Scrappy”   Linda Wagner

September 2018 – Jenny K. Lyon “Quilting is a Contact Sport!”  Jenny Lyon
Class –  “Yes, You CAN Free Motion Quilt!”

August 20, 2018 – Guild Program: Hot August Demo Night
Dresden Plate by Diane Slattery
Half Square Triangles by Mary Stockler & Mary Pimentel-Wheeler
Chix ‘n Noodle Soup and Sammie by Nancy Van Meter
English Paper Piecing by Dale Wolfe

July 2018 – Christine Barnes & Heidi Emmett “A Kaffe Fassett Extravaganza”

June 2018 – Geri Patterson-Kutras “The Artist Within”

May 2018 – Nancy Brown “My Animal Quilts”   Nancy Brown
Class  “Pets in the Garden”

April 2018 – Kevin Kosbab “Fabric Outside the Lines”     Kevin Kosbab

March 2018 – Victoria Johnson “Forever Quilting for You”    Victoria Johnson

February 2018 – Cathie Hoover A Trunk Show     Cathie Hoover

January  2018 – Joanna Figueroa “A Different Perspective on the Color Wheel”    Joanna Figueroa

2017

November 2017- Sheila Collins “My Creative Journey”   Sheila Collins

October 2017 – Patti Fried “Watching Tradition Evolve”   Patti Fried

September 2017 – Mel Beach “Challenge Yourself”    Mel Beach

July 2017 – Denise Oyama Miller “Painting With My Scissors” 

June 2017 -Lisa Norton and Lora Zmak “Discovering Your Quilting Personality and Personal Color Therapy” 

May  2017 – Ann Shaw “Photos and Quilts”  Ann Shaw Quilting
1 Day Class – “Chicken Challenge” with Ann Shaw

April 2017 – Diane Steele “Group Quilts: Round Robins, Block Exchanges and Challenges”     Diane Steel’s Blog

March 2017 – Julie Silber “Rare and Historical Quilts” 

February 2017 – Sandra Mollon “A Trunk Show”   Sandra Mollon

January 2017 -Marie Straight “Scrap Quilts 2.0” 

2016

November 2016 – Jan Soules “Spectacular Borders”

October 2016 – Young-Min Lee “Bojagi, The Art of Wrapping Cloths”    Young-Min Lee

September  2016 Jennifer Rapacki “Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters”  Jennifer Repacki

July 2016 Judy Coates-Perez “It’s All in the Process”  Judy Coates-Perez

June 2016 Laura Fraga “My Dear Jane Experience”  and 1 Day Class – “Dear Jane Appliqué”  Laura Fraga

May 2016 Carol Van Zandt “Modern Collaborative DesignCarol Van Zandt

April 2016 Peggy Martin “Enjoying the Journey”   Peggy Martin

March 2016 Sandra Bruce “Material Matrix and the Paths Taken”   Sandra Bruce

February 2016 Lisa McKissick “Tool Time Girl” 

January 2016 Nancy Ritter [guild Member] ”My Quilting Journey

January 2016 – Jenny Lyon “Introduction to Fearless Free Motion Quilting”   Jenny Lyon

2015

November 2015 – Sherri Lynn Wood “Improvise! Creating, Quilting & Living Courageously”    Sherri Lynn Wood

October  2015 – Liz Piatt “My Quilting Journey Trunk Show” 

September 2015 – Rita Hutchins “Totally Tubular Journey Through Color and Pattern”   Rita Hutchins

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