2024 PHXMQG Guild Events

Meeting location change for 2024

Starting January 2024, monthly guild meetings will move to Tempe Escalente Senior Center.  Meeting time will remain the same unless otherwise noted below.

Tempe Escalente Senior Center

2150 E. Orange St.
Tempe, AZ 85281

JANUARY 13

2023 BOM “Lucky Cuff” Reveal

IN PERSON 1pm – 3pm

  • 2024 BOM intro,
  • 2024 Block Lottery
  • 2024 Programs Announcements
Quilt by Barb Brandt

FEBRUARY 10

Guicy Giuce 

VIRTUAL 1pm – 3pm

Guicy discovered quilting when he was in college and began sewing improvisational quilts before moving into modern traditional territory. He joined Instagram shortly thereafter and quickly found himself making long distance friends in the ever-growing quilting community via social media. He designs fabric, patterns and teaches quilting workshops.

MARCH 9

Diana Fitzgerald

Sashiko Trunk Show, Demo and Q&A

IN PERSON 1pm – 3pm

Open sew and socializing 10am – 1pm 

Diana’s Patchwork Sashiko Method is best appreciated when samples can be seen and touched.  This method creates a very textured and tactile textile that adds a unique touch to any sewing project or displayed on its own.  A variety of samples using Patchwork Sashiko textiles will be presented along with discussion about other ways to showcase them.  Then, Diana will demonstrate her technique and briefly talk through each step followed by questions and answers. 

Patterns and kits will be available to purchase.

APRIL 13

2023 Demo Day & SOL Bee Exhibit

IN PERSON 1pm – 3pm

We will move around the room in small groups as several of our talented members will give short demonstrations on quilt and sewing related techniques. If you have a technique you’d like to share please contact [email protected].

MAY 11

Puzzle Ball and Open Sew

IN PERSON 10am – 3pm

Come make a puzzle ball with Claire or sew for community outreach or any other projects you want.

JUNE 8

Jenny Haynes – Papper, Sax, Sten

The Evolution of a Curve

VIRTUAL 1pm – 3pm

Jenny gives shape to curvy quilts and this is a fittingly meandering journey about Jenny’s development as a maker. Her life started in a 70s Sweden with rag rugs and hand-painted bark baskets, via London and a fashion industry that demands that you step on the orange, to a Yorkshire full of Drunkard’s Path quilts with holes and dowels.

Jenny would say the curve evolves independently and is taking her on a journey rather than the other way around.

JUNE 9

Jenny Haynes

“Get Ready” Workshop Prep

VIRTUAL 11am – 12pm

The one-hour ‘Get Ready!’ session to discuss the pattern, color, templates and what prep you can do, followed two weeks later by a four-hour group session via Zoom. The main workshop consists of two one-hour demo’s by Jenny, each followed by solo sewing and questions by you. Both the ‘Get Ready!’ session and the workshop will be recorded for you to watch again.

JUNE 29

Jenny Haynes Workshop

VIRTUAL 10am – 2pm

In this techniques class you’ll learn to sew no-pin curves in different sizes using my Complete and Long Oval Drunkard’s Path templates. The different sized curves are assembled and cut into wedges that, joined together, create a kaleidoscope style flower with either six or four petals.

Jenny will show you how to get accurate angles on your wedges and how to get the seams to match. As usual there will be lots of ideas on how to make your own version and how to best use the different sized blocks and the wedges in your own design.

Jenny will also show you how to choose colours and how different colour values will help enhance the ‘folds’ in the petals.

We will be using the Complete and Long Oval Drunkard’s Path template sets in this class. The paper version of the templates is included but, if you decide only the Acrylic templates will suffice, you’ll receive a 10% class discount code upon booking the class. The Acrylic templates are highly recommended for ease and accuracy, especially if you are a stickler for precision, and will be shipped to you with USPS from within the US (no customs fees or import tax will be added). 

JULY 13

Summer Splash De-Stash Sale

Community Outreach Sew-In

IN PERSON 10am – 3pm

We will have our annual fundraiser…so start saving your sewing related donations. At the same time we will be doing Community Outreach sewing.

AUGUST 10

Fabric Wrapped Bowls with Bonnie

IN PERSON 1pm – 3pm

You want another addictive project?  This is going to be it!  Once you make one bowl, the next one is right there on the table.  It’s going to be a non-stop bowl marathon! (Proven fact with previous classes!)

These bowls are the perfect gift for anyone…anywhere…anytime.

PHXMQG will supply the Cotton Clothesline.

SEPTEMBER 14

Cindy Lohbeck/DYEHARD’s Studio

Lecture & Sekka Shibori Dying Event

IN PERSON 10am – 3pm

More information coming soon.

OCTOBER 12

Make it Modern

IN PERSON 10am – 3pm

Our Annual re-design of a block into a modern mini-quilt. The block will be released one week prior to the meeting. You can design, plan, and cut your fabrics but NO SEWING. You must retain one element of the original block. On the day you will have 3.5 hours to construct, quilt and bind your piece MAKING IT MODERN. The present membership will vote and the winner gets free membership to 2024.

by Laura Flagler

NOVEMBER 9

Steph Skardal

Pushing Your Creative Boundaries

VIRTUAL 1pm – 3pm

Steph’s lecture “Pushing Your Creative Boundaries”, will explore the definition and value of creativity and creativity blockers. She will present a framework for building a creative practice in quilting and hopes that you walk away with confidence to apply this framework to your growing creative practice.

DECEMBER 14

PHXMQG Holiday Party

IN PERSON 1pm – 3pm

End the year with a party!  Celebrate with the guild at Escalente Senior Center.

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Become a PHXMQG Guild member.  Membership includes membership to the national Modern Quilt Guild