Events and Workshops


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Anna Maria Horner - April 13th, 14th and 15th, 9 - 4, West Newbury

                                      Registration Opens September 20th at 10am

The Cambridge MQG, along with the New Hampshire MQG and Seacoast MQG are hosting a series of workshops with Anna Maria Horner on April 14th, 15th and 16th, 2018. The cost is $100. Registration will open on Wednesday, September 20th at 10am to members of the aforementioned guilds only. Each workshop is limited to 20 participants. In order to accommodate as many members as possible, you may only register for one workshop. If we still have openings on October 4th at 10:00am members may register for additional workshops at that time. Should there be any remaining spots, registration will open to general public on October 18th at 10:00am.  Your payment is non-refundable as our guilds cannot afford to pay for any cancellations.  We will have a wait list and will be happy to help you find a replacement should you need to cancel, but even though we will do everything we can to help, we make no guarantees.

If the workshop is filled, please email us to request that you be added to the waitlist. 

Mod Corsage, Friday, April 13

Using the traditional Broderie Perse style quilt as inspiration, Anna Maria will guide you through building your own modern bouquet. While the traditional technique uses mostly hand appliqué, Anna Maria will share several approaches to achieving a gorgeous result with combinations of simple patchwork, a little improv and some appliqué on the side. This is a wonderful way to break free of traditional block by block patchwork, yet still provides enough of a format to feel comfortable within the freedom. This style of patchwork will allow you to continue in a block manner or create a single bouquet as the entire quilt. Techniques taught: fabric selection, improvisational patchwork, needle turn applique by hand, raw edge applique by machine, curved bias strip preparation, applique, template demos for cutting and pressing applique shapes, compositional planning and layout.

Inspiration by Hand, Saturday, April 14

Drawing on her tireless passion for handwork, Anna Maria offers a class based on hand quilting, embroidery, or embellishment concepts for the quilt maker and/or embroiderer. With several diverse examples of her own explorations to share, Anna Maria offers multiple demos on stitch styles and how to look at fabric and materials in a new way. Techniques: hand quilting, embroidery.

Color Fluency with Patchwork, Sunday, April 15

Anna Maria switches up traditional color conventions in order to develop stunning and individual palettes. Beginning with a traditional color wheel, Anna demonstrates how each color interacts with one another depending on its position in the wheel. Then using a fun color palette exercise with fabric,she guides students towards building an adventurous, yet theory based, palette. Palettes will further get tweaked using group input. Anna Maria explains how to translate palette knowledge to printed fabrics, demonstrating how scale and proportion can be used to create new and interesting patchwork combinations. This class is ideal for anyone who wants to understand how to work intuitively with color and print. Extending this class with a patchwork tutorial is an ideal way to immediately put some of the new color skills to use, and get students excited to try out their palettes. Techniques taught: basic Color Theory, translating printed fabrics to color categories, patchwork block, scrutinizing and enhancing palettes, fabric selection for quilt planning.


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Sew Boston 2017 - Sunday, October 15th, 9-8  
Get together and sew with modern quilters from around the Boston/NE area! Sew Boston 2017 will be held at the Residence Inn by Marriott in Kendall Square on Sunday October 15th from 9am-8pm. Street parking is free on Sundays in Cambridge or there are close parking garages for a fee. Registration is now open and the cost for a full day of sewing and socializing is $42.  (Registration for the optional swap is closed).  This is a great chance to meet other local (NE) modern quilters and make connections with other guild members.  Plus there will be door prizes and games!   Space is limited to 32 people, so sign up early.

Your payment is non-refundable as our guild cannot afford to pay for any cancellations.  We will have a wait list and will be happy to help you find a replacement should you need to cancel, but even though we will do everything we can to help, we make no guarantees.
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