Programs & Speakers 2020-2021

Introduction to Zoom

June  2020


Voting for Guild Officers Online Using SignUp Genius


Put your name in the hat or volunteer for an open Committee Chair. There are many opportunities to give back to the guild.



7th Annual Yard Sale Postponed Until 2021


Plan to bring some cash and make a splash  at this year’s sale. Pick up some items to finish a project or buy some random things to make a crazy quilt! The possibilities are endless.  Fabric, books, yarn, fabric, scissors, hoops, fabric, zippers, this-n-that, and fabric are available for purchase.

Spend a little or spend a lot! It all helps the guild further its projects.


August 3, 2020


Zoom Meeting


Send Judy W. your completed quilt project photos by July 22 to be included in a slide show.


September 14, 2020


Zoom Meeting with Speaker Joyce Hughes


Joyce Hughes is an Award Winning self-taught quilter, fiber artist and author. Her first quilt was a tee-shirt quilt, which she enjoyed making, but felt limited in the ability to express her artistic capabilities. Within several months, she began to design pictorial landscape quilts using raw edge applique, thread painting, and a variety of embellishments. Never knowing the “rules” she broke a lot of them, but with exciting results!

Amazingly, her first art quilt, “Mother’s Day”, was entered into a National Show and won a Blue Ribbon. This has led to numerous awards, recognition and opportunities in the quilting world. Several proud accomplishments for Joyce are; “McCall’s Quilt Designer 2012 – Professional Category” for McCall’s Quilting Magazine; also an endorser and sample maker for Northcott and Timeless Treasures fabrics, and Ambassador for Mettler Threads and Brother Sewing.

Her lecture is entitled My Journey into Quilting “Creating Art Quilts with Panels –working with Fabric Panels to create dimension and texture with threads and embellishments- Creating a style of your own!”


October 5, 2020


Zoom Meeting with Speaker Carol Lyles Shaw


Carol Lyles Shaw is a modern quilt designer, author and workshop teacher who has been an active member of the quilt and fiber art community for over twenty years. Carole always takes a modern, improvisational approach to her quilt designs. Carole’s passion and focus is on designing quilts for the modern quilt movement. She lectures about modern quilting and teaches modern workshops for beginning and experienced quilters from all backgrounds and styles. Carole served on the Board of Directors for The Modern Quilt Guild [2015-2017]. She cofounded and served as the first President of the Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild in Sarasota, FL. Many of Carole’s quilts have been exhibited in museums and art shows in the U.S. and internationally. Her modern quilt designs were published in Modern Patchwork Magazine and Fat Quarterly eZine. Carole is the author of two books on modern quilting: Madly Modern Quilts and Patriotic Modern Quilts. Both are available on Amazon and in local quilt shops. She has also launched a series of modern quilt patterns available on her website and in local quilt shops.

Carole’s lecture is “What Is a Modern Quilt? The Myths and the Magic!” This lecture and trunk show introduces quilters of all backgrounds to the modern quilt movement. Are you intimidated by modern quilts or just confused or curious about this emerging trend in quilting? Carole dispels

some of the myths and misunderstandings so you can understand and appreciate this new style of creative quilt expression! There will be lots of time for questions and answers. In addition to the lecture (slides), she also shows some of her quilts ‘in person’ on her design wall and table.


November 9, 2020


Zoom Meeting with Speaker Timna Tarr


“Flying Colors Trunk Show”


Timna Tarr will present the “Flying Colors Trunk Show.” She comes from a long line of quilters but did not begin quilting until after studying art history in college. She bought her first longarm in 2001 and began quilting clients’ quilts shortly thereafter. Timna’s own nationally award-winning quilts are in private and corporate collections. They have also been seen in numerous exhibits, magazines, and books as well as on The Quilt Show and Quilting Arts TV. Timna is an in-demand teacher and speaker, traveling across the U.S. She lives in South Hadley, MA and works out of her studio in Holyoke, MA.

Timna describes her work as follows: My work is about color and small compositions. Each block in a quilt is made as its own element, independent of the other blocks. After all of the blocks are constructed, my goal is to arrange the small compositions to play off each other and work together to create a larger whole. What keeps me engaged is watching how the project changes and transforms with the addition of each color and texture. The resulting quilts are contemporary works, set in this time and place, which reference the rich tradition of quilt making.”


December 7, 2020


Zoom Meeting 


January 4, 2021


Zoom Meeting 


February 1, 2021


Zoom Meeting TBD


March 1, 2021


Zoom Meeting TBD


April 5, 2021 


Zoom Meeting TBD


May 3, 2021


Zoom Meeting TBD


June 7, 2021   The FIRST Meeting of the Guild Membership Year


Voting for Guild Officers


Put your name in the hat or volunteer for an open Committee Chair. There are many opportunities to give back to the guild.




7th Annual Yard Sale


Plan to bring home a few gems!  The guild benefits from your generosity in donating and you benefit by finding some lovely pieces.  Bring your cash and have a ball!





Drawing for the 2020-2021 Quilt has been Postponed



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