Penny Hurst November 16, 2019


Kantha Cloth/Sashiko Stitching

ASIAN INFLUENCE ART QUILT...using Sashiko, Origami, and Kantha quilting 

with Penny Hurst

Our own member, Penny Hurst, will show us how to make an Asian quilt to be used as a small wall quilt or on the front of a bag. You will learn how to create flower blossoms using origami techniques, to lay out Sashiko designs on an ecru background, to use scraps of small squares and rectangles to adhere to chosen size fusible background, and finally to use kantha style stitching to create the background piece. Choose your colorway in advance and Penny will provide an inclusive kit for $20 which will contain all materials for the workshop. You only need to bring your scissors. Please refer to the Kit List to get details of kit contents.

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Saturday, November 16, 2019 

 9 AM to 3 PM

Members:  $20 - Write one check of $20 to ‘QGGH’ and one check of $20 to ‘Penny Hurst’ for the kit.

Registration begins at the evening meeting September 17. 

At registration, you will be asked to choose a colorway for your kit. 

Nonmembers:  $25 - beginning at the evening meeting October 15. As above, two checks are required, $25 to ‘QGGH’ and one $20 to Penny Hurst for the kit. 

Karol Kusmaul November 20, 2019


Face Forward - Portraits with Karol Kusmaul

Bring three thrift store finds, such as a shirt, skirt, or dress of any color, one dark print, one medium and one light, to share with others. Set up your easel and you are ready for some freestyle portrait fun. Karol will bring samples of her work and discuss and demonstrate her freestyle process. This includes a discussion about facial features, proportions, and light and shadows. You will lay out a background and a portrait using the recycled fabrics. This is raw edge work. The ladder stitch will be used to applique the shapes to the batting with embroidery thread. 

Find more about Karol at her website:, the Cloth in Common site:, and her Blog site:

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

9 AM to 4:00 PM

Members:  $40 Registration begins at the evening meeting, September 17.

Nonmembers:  $50 - beginning at the evening meeting, October 15.

Katie Pasquini Masopust January 22, 2020


Workshop:  Artful Log Cabins

For nearly 30 years Katie Pasquini Masopust has produced high quality contemporary art quilts.  Katie’s easy, energetic manner has made her a very popular teacher and lecturer. In 2005 she was inducted into a very select group of art quilt professionals who have earned the Silver Star Award presented by Houston Quilt Festival.  In addition to being a prolific author, Katie is now a fabric designer for Free Spirit Fabrics.  

The log cabin block is so very versatile, we will use that as the basis for creating linear abstract art quilts. Start with a painting or photograph, crop that to a strong personal composition, overlay a grid, this can be an even grid, an uneven grid, curved or random grid, this linear drawing is laid over the inspiration photo or painting to become the map. Then log cabins made up of the colors found in each unit of the grid will be constructed and then put together to make the quilt. Emphasis on composition, variety, color, value and visual pathways.

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Wednesday January 22, 2020

9 AM to 4 PM

Members: $40 Registration begins at evening meeting, November 19.