Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm. To promote COVID safety in our communities, all meetings are currently held online via Zoom. Members will receive an email with a meeting link. Non-members can contact us to receive an invite. See below for meeting and workshop details. Scroll down to see the dates for the 2021 calendar year.
August 5, 2021
Got Color? with Linda Sullivan
What's your favorite color? Do you find yourself going back to tried and true color combinations because others just seem too hard to wrangle or always end up looking not quite how you imagined? Boost your color confidence and learn to work with every color of the rainbow in your quilts in this Zoom presentation from Linda Sullivan from Colourwerx. You'll learn the basics of color theory, see color concepts in action, and learn how to create and combine dynamic color palettes. Linda will share tips and tricks on how to find color inspiration in everyday objects to inspire, infuse, and ignite the color in your next quilting project. If you are not an Acacia member and you'd like to attend the meeting, just click here to be added to our Zoom invite list.
Linda's presentation will be followed by a workshop on August 7 to use wonky piecing and easy applique in your choice of one of three fun projects. Slash'n'sew piecing, off-kilter stitching, and easy machine applique will be used in a fun and stress-free workshop. Students will learn wonky piecing techniques and work on a ModDog, ModCat, or ModFish collage. Click here for the workshop supply list, and stay tuned for information on how to sign up to participate!
July 1, 2021
Challenges: What To Do
Acacia is happy to announce that Kim Brownell, the Wackydoodle Quilter, will be the speaker (via Zoom) at our July meeting. Kim calls herself the Wackydoodle Quilter due to her easygoing, whimsical style. She's not big on always following the rules, and the "Quilting Police" have no jurisdiction over her! Her work gravitates towards animals, nature scenes, and bright colors, using fabric collage, raw edge applique, and other techniques to let her creativity flourish. She has a passion for entering quilt challenges, and she'll be speaking about how to enjoy challenges, avoid panic, and venture into new quilting happy spaces. In addition, she'll be giving us a look at her beautiful work, such as "Everlasting Phoenix," pictured here. Isn't it just gorgeous? We look forward to seeing you in our Zoom meeting. If you are not an Acacia member and you'd like to attend, just click here to be added to our Zoom invite list.
June 3, 2021
Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers
Is it possible? Could we meet in person in June? Yes, we can! And we are! As you can imagine, the safety of our members and guests is our top priority. We are planning to meet in person at the Ehlers Center in the Senior Center outdoor patio area. Masks are required, and physical social distancing guidelines will be followed.
The June meeting will cover the installation of 2021-2022 officers, and we'll get to see who won our UFO challenge, and we will celebrate our 17th Anniversary. Sweet Seventeen! We hope to see everyone there.
May 6, 2021
Author and Speaker, Meg Cox
We are thrilled to welcome Meg Cox as our May meeting speaker. Meg is a nationally known leader on the topics of quilting and family traditions. Her expertise on quilting stems partly from the 25 years that she has been a passionate quilter. She served on the board of the national nonprofit Quilt Alliance for ten years and was President for 6 years. She has been published by dozens of national magazines and the Wall Street Journal, where she was a staff reporter for 17 years. She is the author of The Book of New Family Traditions, The Quilter's Catalog, The Heart of a Family, and Got Traditions?
Meg will be speaking on Behind the Scenes of the Greatest Quilt Museum in the World, and we will see many of the quilts featured at the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. Meg will also share how we can view those amazing quilts online at our leisure.
April 1, 2021
We're no April Fools! Quilters are always learning new things! At this meeting, Denise Howard will give pointers for machine quilting. Caroline Carpenter will give an introduction to Electric Quilt 8 quilt design software.
March 4, 2021
Art and Landscape Quilting with Lori Dickman
Lori Dickman will demonstrate her techniques on how she portrays her love of nature in beautiful art and landscape quilts. She’ll inspire us with her simple and amazing applique and thread techniques, and she’ll demo how she incorporates her love of ‘scraps’ in her art quilts to create visual eye appeal and drama. Lori's presentation will be followed by a workshop on Saturday, March 6th, to work on Sleepy Sunflower art quilts. What fun!
Calendar of Events
The bad news is ... time flies. The good news is ... you're the pilot!
Life happens and dates may change. Please check back regularly for updates.
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