Upcoming events

    • 3 Oct 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom Workshop
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    WORKSHOP with Angela Walters: October 3, 2020. 9am-12 noon:

    $50 members, $60 non-members

    Sometimes deciding what designs to use on a quilt can be more difficult that actually quilting them.  Angela will help answer the question that plagues machine quilters everywhere, “How Do I Quilt It?” Angela will share her favorite quilting designs for common quilt blocks from Flying Geese to Nine Patch, and more! There will also be an opportunity for quilters to send Angela photos of their quilt tops beforehand for discussion during the workshop.

    Whether you are an experienced machine quilter looking for design inspiration, or a new quilter looking to improve your machine quilting skills, this workshop is for you!

    Be prepared to sew and/or draw during the workshop, and bring your quilting questions !

    • 6 Oct 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom Meeting and Lecture

    Content, Concepts & Quilts: Approaching Quilting as a Graphic Designer 
    presented by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill of Whole Circle Studio 
    Our own life experiences can play a big role in our work as quilters. In this virtual online presentation and trunk show Sheri will share how she applies her graphic design training and practices to design quilts while showing a selection of her award-winning quilts. Come hear, see and be inspired as Sheri describes her creative journey and process.

    About Sheri:
    Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill is a designer, quilt pattern publisher, award-winning quilter and educator. As a trained and practicing graphic designer, her quilts start with a concept and research shapes the design. Sheri strives to enhance people’s everyday lives through beautiful meaningful design. Through sharing her work and teaching, she loves to empower and inspire others to enjoy the process of making.

    Sheri’s quilts have gained international recognition, including awards from QuiltCon, International Quilt Festival, Quilt Week/Paducah and the Modern Quilt Guild. Additionally, her work has been featured at art centers and galleries around the country. Her work has been included in books and publications and magazines. She self-publishes and distributes her quilt patterns, which can be found at quilt shops worldwide and online. Sheri enjoys giving presentations and teaching nationally.

    As an active member of the modern quilt community, Sheri collaborates with leading industry organizations such as  Aurifil, Janome,  Art Gallery Fabrics, Oliso, Ruby Star Society, The Warm Company and Windham Fabrics. She designed, created and filmed two segments for Fresh Quilting, a public television show co-produced by the Modern Quilt Guild and KS Productions. 

    Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill

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    • 24 Oct 2020
    • 9:00 AM (MDT)
    • 25 Oct 2020
    • 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom - access provided by Sherri Lynn

    Flying Geese Improv Workshop with Sherri Lynn Wood


    Event registration link:


    10% Discount Code: 10ALBMQG 

    Saturday & Sunday, October 24 and 25, 2020: 11 AM - 3 PM Eastern Standard Time
    2-day workshop (8 hrs total) with Alburquerque MQG

    Regular price is $129. As Hosts our members will have a discount - member price will be $116.10.

    Live-streaming from my sewing room to yours . . .

    Practice your patchwork improv scales, with variations on a theme. On Day 1 transform the classic flying geese block through a series of pattern variations. Learn how to improvise, explore, and shift the pattern by listening to internal cues. Gain a deeper sense of how patterns evolve uniquely through your mind and hand. On Day 2 arrange and commit your variations to create a dynamic composition, through the discovery of bleeds, natural fits, and unexpected twists and turns, by responding to the quilt story as it unfolds.

    The simple act of noticing a pattern, then shifting it —even so slightly, then shifting it again, is the basic building block of improvisational process. —Sherri Lynn Wood

    • 10 Nov 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (MST)
    • Zoom

    We are thrilled to host a presentation by the incredible Jen Kingwell whost patterns and fabrics have delighted many of us over the past several years. (Gypsy Wife, Long Time Gone, Delilah). Jen's presentation will incldue a trunk show where Jen will take us through her extensive bidy of work and talk about her inspiration behind each quilt.  She will also treat us to a tour of her shop, Amitie Textiles on the Surf Coust in Australia, and there will be time for questions.

    Members - free; non-members $10.

    • 21 Nov 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (MST)
    • Zoom Workshop (link sent out around Nov 15, 2020)
    • 15

    Piece Curves with Confidence!

    Does the thought of sewing curves give you anxiety? Don’t fear the curve! Students will learn tips and tricks to create a fantastic curve while making blocks needed for the Picnic Petals quilt, designed by Sheri. Class includes step-by-step instructions and quilting tips. Sheri will also share her favorite tools and tips for staying organized. This is a good class for quilters who have never sewed curves or those who want to gain more experience.

    6 hours of instruction with a 1-hour lunch break.

    Member price $40 or $70 w/ templates  

    Non Member price $50  or $80 w/templates

    pattern purchased individually from WholeCircleStudio.com Click to order pattern

    Recommended tool:  acrylic templates if you want templates, make the class selection "w/templates"

    • 2 Feb 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (MST)
    • Zoom

       We are delighted to host a lecture by Carole Lyles Shaw. Her website is:      https://carolelylesshaw.com.

      My Journey to Modern Quilting
    This lecture and trunk show is the story of my love of modern quilting—starting with modern quilts that I made in the early 2000’s. There will be lots of time for questions and answers. In addition to the lecture (slides), I also show some of my quilts ‘in person’ on my design wall and table. Please note that I do not cover modern quilt design principles in depth—familiarity with modern quilting is a prerequisite. Topics include:
    • Artistic and quilter influences on my modern quilts
    • Early explorations of high contrast and minimalist palettes
    • MidCentury Modern design influences
    • Maximalism
    • AfroModerne quilts – cultural heritage and modernism
    • The Future of Modern Quilting—From Where I Stand

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    • 27 Feb 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (MST)
    • Zoom (link sent out one week prior to workshop)
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    We are thrilled to host a workshop by renowned quilt artist, author, and teacher Carole Lyles Shaw

    February 27, 2021: 9am-3pm. $89 members, $99 non-members

    Fractured Disappearing 9-Patch Quilt
    Project sizes: 48" x 48" or 60" x 60"
    This quilt is a modern take on a classic design. The familiar 9 Patch block will become a thoroughly modern design.