2022 Workshops

In 2022, the Orange County Modern Quilt Guild is excited to offer great programming for both members and guests! In order to feature teachers from around the world, we will be holding workshops both via Zoom and in person. Please check the information on each workshop to see how they will be held.

Workshop registration will first open to OCMQG members, followed by registration for non-members if there are open spots remaining.

Click here to read our full Workshop Registration and Cancellation Policy – Article 4, Section 4 of the OCMQG By-Laws.

If you’re interested in any of our 2022 workshops or lectures, please contact the guild at ocmodernquiltguild@gmail.com

May 15th
Workshop: Cecile Choi
Color Play

this workshop will be held in person

Cecile will prepare a large poster-size color wheel for workshop participants where they will use fabric swatches to create their own fabric color wheel using either prints or solids. In addition, Cecile will bring some of her personal quilts and talk about how she approaches fabric color choices for those quilts to make the design pop.

Members: registration is OPEN, $60
Non-Members: registration is OPEN, $70

OCMQG members: Click here to fill out the Cecile Choi Workshop Scholarship form

June 11th
Workshop: Carolina Oneto
Organic Shapes

this workshop will be held via Zoom

Carolina will teach you how to make curved shapes with your sewing machine! She will explain step by step, in detail, how to make beautiful shapes, which will give you the possibility to freely create shapes on your quilts. It is not appliqué. In addition, she will show you 3 variations of these forms (one form on top of another, one form next to another and one form within another) and will give you ideas to inspire you in your next creations.

https://carolinaoneto.com/

Members: registration is OPEN, $35
Non-Members: registration is OPEN, $45

OCMQG members: Click here to fill out the Carolina Oneto Workshop Scholarship form

July 17th
Workshop: Audrey Esarey
Watercolor Quilts

this workshop will be held via Zoom

The Watercolor Quilt is a wall hanging made from one large block that uses curved piecing to create the illusion of transparency from overlapping circles. The class will cover Audrey’s process for building a fabric gradation and tips and tricks for stress-free curved piecing. Take the guesswork out of color selection by using one of the published color gradations inside the pattern! The Watercolor Quilt finishes at 32 x 32 inches. Pattern must be purchased separately from cottonandbourbon.com.

Members: registration is OPEN, $60
Non-Members: registration opens June 19th, $70

September 11th
Workshop: Jean Impey
Spider Web

this workshop will be held in person

The Spider Web Quilt has been around for hundreds of years and there are many ways to make one.  Jean has come up with a quick and accurate method using your scraps of fabric to create a unique quilt. The great thing about the spider web block is that it can be made traditional, modern, or liberated. Learn new techniques that will improve your speed and accuracy, which will apply to all of your quilt projects. In Jean’s one-day class, you will have enough time to make a pillow. If you love the process, you can continue on and make the whole quilt. It’s fun, it’s creative, and you’ll learn techniques that you will continue to use on other quilts you make. There is an additional $12.00 Kit Fee which includes your own Plexiglass Kite-Shaped Template.

Members: registration opens June 30th, $60
Non-Members: registration opens August 14th, $70

October 30th & November 6th
Workshop: Rachel Derstine
Keep It Simple But Pack A Punch

this workshop will be held via Zoom
this is a 2-part workshop, each part is 3 hours

Join us for this workshop in which you will learn how to create beautifully simple but compelling quilts. We will discuss color, values and design concepts, then sketch out a rough design on paper, keeping in mind that “simple” often makes more of a powerful statement than “busy”.  

This class will involve mostly improv quilting without a ruler. We will learn curved piecing. Some simple fusing may be added. Bring your hand dyed or commercial fabrics: an interesting focal fabric and various values in other hand dyes, batiks, silks or prints.

Gradient fabrics are especially effective for this type of quilt. We will cut and piece our quilts. Quilting and facing will be demonstrated and discussed. PDF supply list will be provided prior to class.

Members: registration opens July 28th, $60
Non-Members: registration opens October 2nd, $70

Previous Workshops

January 16th
Workshop: Libs Elliott
Improv with Dynamic Stripes

this workshop was held via Zoom

In this workshop, we will explore visually dynamic striped piecing and create one-of-a-kind striped compositions. We’ll review examples of how color, size and angles can affect visual outcome.

We will cover strip-piecing and how to cut equilateral and half-square triangles. Libs will share tips on ironing, pinning, and how to line up seams.

Participants will be able to make choices on what kind of stripes they want to make and how they want to cut their block pieces so, in the end, no two compositions are alike. During the course of the class, we’ll share our progress for group input. By the end of the session, participants will have the knowledge and motivation to complete the project at home (if not completed in class).