Welcome to the Hill Country Quilt Guild Website
To help fight the pandemic, the guild is making and distributing face masks to community support organization as requested.
Rebecca Peterson is the chair of the project.
Members, click here for the face mask construction instructions and pattern.
Click here: How to Make a Face Mask
Would you like to attend the HCQG retreat at The Point, August 4-5? If so, we need to know! We need 20 people to commit before we can reserve the room and finalize the plans for this fun annual event.
Here are the details:
This is a 2 day retreat, no overnight, to be held at The Point in Ingram, August 4-5, the first Tuesday and Wednesday in August. The cost is $35 per person, which includes the fee for the meeting room and lunch both days. This is a wonderful time for you to get together with fellow guild members and have lots of fun working on your projects. The Point will provide daily disinfection and hand sanitizers.
At this time 6 people have committed. Once we have 20 people committing, we will contact you with further instructions as to where to send the payment. Please only reply with a YES, not maybe, as we need a firm number of people who will attend if it is held.
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PROGRAM AND WORKSHOP INFORMATION
The July Guild Meeting and Workshop have been cancelled.
Cindy Grisdela, Reston, VA
July 20 – Program: Free Motion Quilting – Combining Patterns – CANCELLED
Are you curious about using different stitch motifs in your free motion quilting? Cindy Grisdela shows you how in this fun lecture. Put different motifs in different areas of your quilt or mix it up all in the same space! Cindy uses her quilts as examples to give you ideas you can put to use in your next quilt. Improv is a great way to give yourself permission to play with no rules and no patterns. Cindy will talk about color, about simple design principles to keep in mind as you create, explore improvisational techniques she uses, and discuss ideas for quilting and finishing.
July 21 – Workshop: Focus on the Improv Block – CANCELLED
NOTE: Unfortunately, our speaker and workshop presenter for July, Cindy Grisdela, does not want to travel at this time, so the July workshop has been cancelled.
Make an Improv Block the center of your composition and add your own borders–maybe curved strips or asymmetrical open space–it’s completely up to you to make your quilt your own. This process can be adapted to any size quilt–use your imagination! We will discuss the improv block technique using scraps and different ways to set the block into an interesting design with border options.
Julia Graves, Leesburg, VA
August 17 – Program: Machine Quilting
Julia Graves is a long-arm quilter. This informative lecture covers the basics of machine quilting whether the quilter is doing the quilting, or hiring a long-armer. Learn to speak the language and know what your options are. Outline includes: Design categories, design considerations, selecting the thread, stabilizing the quilt, quilting the quilt, and tips for preparing your quilt for a long-armer. Includes a detailed handout and trunk show to illustrate the concepts.
August 18 – Workshop: Fantastic Feathers and Modern Quilting
We will have 2 half-day workshops. (1) Fantastic Feathers: See how versatile (and easy!) feathers can be and how much elegance they can add to your quilt. Expand your tool box with several feather variations and learn to fill any space with lovely flowing feathers. Lecture/ demo class; handout provided. (2) Modern Quilting: Learn to quilt the fresh clean lines of modern quilts! Learn how to deal with large areas of negative space, improvisational piecing and graphic designs with different kinds of lines, geometrics, and fills. You will leave class with lots of ideas and confidence that you can apply to any quilt. Lecture/demo class; handout provided.
Program and Workshop Time and Location Information
- The guild meets at 9:30 am on the third Monday of the month at Zion Lutheran Church, 624 Barnett St., Kerrville, TX.
- Visitors are welcome.
- Workshops, when scheduled, begin at 9:00 am on the third Tuesday of the month at Zion Lutheran Church.
- Workshops are open to guild members and to non-members, if they pay for membership plus the workshop fee.
Check out all of the new exciting 2020 Program and Workshop Schedule
Click here: 2020 Programs and Workshops
For more information or to be added to the workshop wait list, click here and look for the contact form at the bottom of the page: Programs and Workshops