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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.

GQCCC Event Policies


    • February 21, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom

    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.

    Rachel is teaching her class Artful Couching, Saturday, March 4, 2023 on Zoom.

    More About Rachel

    Rachel is art quilter living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her works have been featured in invitational and juried gallery shows and fine art/craft shows throughout the country. Her work has been purchased and installed in institutions such as Epic Corporation in Madison, WI, and the Milton Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA.

    Originally coming from a music background with degrees in piano performance, Rachel had a long music teaching career. Her quilting has only become the focus of her work in the last 12 years.

    Check out her website at rachelderstinedesigns.com


    • March 20, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Sheila Frampton Cooper

    Sheila's talk will go deep into her process. She will discuss color, inspiration and various approaches used in her work.  A variety of student work and other artists will be shared and discussed about what makes them successful. This is a fun talk full of eye candy!

    More About Sheila

    When award-winning artist Sheila Frampton Cooper creates, she revels in the spontaneous. Her free-form process with its surprising twists and turns inevitably delivers her to a place of unfiltered originality where her bold work unapologetically commands attention. 

    From years of oil, acrylic and watercolor painting to jewelry-making and architectural photography, it has been a surprising leap to her current passion of studio art quilts. Sheila is also a passionate teacher and has shared her process in workshops around the world. Her work has won awards at major quilt shows, including: IQA World of Beauty in Houston, AQS Show in Paducah and Road to California. 

    Check out her website at zoombaby.com

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