Members and friends, welcome to our website! We are a vibrant, friendly and varied group of almost 200 quilters and quilt artists who have been sharing quilts, talent and camaraderie for quite awhile now. We are now entering our 31st year. There are monthly meetings, most of them with special speakers, quilt related activities, show and tell, etc. We have quilt shows every other year, and lots of quilt-ins, challenges, round robins, and community service projects, along with an impressive library for our members - something for everyone! As you navigate this website, you will see some of our work, see our schedule, and share our accomplishments. If you are interested in quilting, please join us the first Thursday of the month for our Guild Meeting. We love to meet visitors and will make you feel at home!

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We are now ready to start a new exciting year of adventures in quilting. Our line up of speakers is one that will offer something for everyone in the guild. Start thinking about what direction you want to go and sign up for a class.

Class prices: In order for the workshops to be self-supporting, the single day classes will be $40. Fortunately, the 2-day classes are less than they have been in the past. The price depends on what the teacher charges, and are not all the same price. Checks should be made to ASQG and won't be cashed until after the workshop(s). We are requesting that you put the date of the workshop as the date your check is written. We don't keep change, so cash is not preferred!

Class times: are usually 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and most of these workshops will be at Cathy's Sew & Vac, 2418 Cohasset Rd., Chico. You can enter the front door at 9:30 a.m. and enter the classroom from there.  Pay attention to the workshop listings and at our Guild meetings for possible changes.

To access the class listings and photos, each will have the word here in the sentence. If it says "class list is here", click on the word here and a new tab will come up with the listing. Same for photos - some will be with the class listing, some will have their own here. The word will be underlined and a different color.

September 7, 2017 - Colleen Pelfrey

September 8, 2017 - Colleen Pelfrey's workshop, taking out the dye. This will be held at the Ord Bend Grange Hall.


TAKING OUT THE DYE
Taught by Colleen Pelfrey

Supply List
Fabric  
1. Bring fabric to play with.  If you have something in mind, you can precut squares, just make sure you have extra in case of mistakes and extra just to play with.  Scraps work fine.
If you are just playing, bring whatever you want to try the discharge paste out on.  My experience is that dark colors work better than lighter colors, and fabrics that read like solids work better than big patterns.  I’ve used a lot of Maywood double dye black fabric, most batiks work well and most Stonehenge works well, but really it works on most fabrics.  There have been a few however, that the discharge paste either doesn’t work on at all or it leaves a really ugly color (in my opinion) when it discharges.    You just don’t know until you try.
2.  Rotary cutting tools unless you come with precut fabric (mat, cutter, ruler) and/or scissors
3. Sewing machine and what you need to use it if you plan on putting things together.
4.  I’ll bring a couple hair dryers, but if some of you could bring one too, that would be good.
5. Ironing board and iron  (I’ll bring a couple) but again if some of you could bring one too that would be good. The discharge paste does get on your iron some, but it cleans off fairly easily.
5.   Optional:  Stencils, designs or pictures you like printed  on paper (I just print them on the computer) ,  leaves, if you want to do leaf prints, stamps, anything you think might make a cool design.   (I will also bring a lot of things you can try.)
6.  I will provide the discharge paste for the class, and I will bring all of the different tools I have found interesting when working with discharge paste.  I’ll start with demonstrating how to use the tools I have acquired, and then basically let you play with my toys and give you any assistance you might need or want.    Questions?  Give me a call (after school hours), text,  or email me.


October 5, 2017 - Jennifer Sampou - Inspired Design

October 6, 7, 2017 - Workshop, 2 days, Octagon Shimmer Quilt



Spin a modern spiderweb that shimmers and shines!

Jennifer will teach you to take this traditional quilt block and infuse it with style! Pair neutrals and softer tones with more vibrant hues for playful Spiderweb blocks. Learn to piece a quilt with dynamic movement as you explore positive and negative space, color, and value. Improv Flying Geese dance across the border (she will teach you pieced and appliquéd approach) of this decidedly modern quilt pattern.

• Sassy spiderwebs! Traditional block gets a modern makeover
• Get dramatic movement with thoughtfully placed fabric and Flying Geese (applique or pieced option)
• Complete, technically accurate pattern in beautiful, reusable package

Yardage is based on 42˝-wide fabric. 
FOR THE BLOCKS: If you are making similar colored quilt to cover, here is a concise list.
White/cream prints and yarn dyes: 8–15 different fat quarters / half-yard cuts or 3–5 yards total*
Light to medium turquoise/ blue: 4–8 different fat quarters / half-yard cuts or 1–2 yards*
Medium neutrals: 8 fat quarters or 2 yards
Dark navy/charcoal prints: 3 fat quarters or 3/4 yard
Yellow: 2 fat quarters or 1/2 yard
FOR THE APPLIQUÉ ACCENTS: 1/8–1/4 yard each of 4–5 brights
FOR THE BORDERS: White/cream/metallics: 5–7 different fabrics to total 3 1/8 yards
Gray plaids: 1/8 yard each of light, medium, and dark
Green solid: 1/8 yard

FOR THE QUILT: 
Binding: 5/8 yard
Backing: 53/8 yards
Batting: 78˝ . 94˝
Bias Tape Maker: 1/2˝, 1˝ (optional) 
*In a range of values 

For a more colorful quilt, buy or assemble two FQ packs of 40+ fabrics ranging from light to dark, supported color schemes in various values. 
IE: Blue: Have light blue, mid blue, dark blue. 
I suggest they bring more than they need so they have choices. Below quilt is made from 2 FQ towers of my Studio Stash 3 line which has a perfect variety of lights, mediums and darks. Cool and warm colors. 

Prior to Workshop To Do’s:
Working from a place of color inspiration is an important step for being successful. For me this comes from all kinds of sources: What room do I want my quilt to be in? What hues do I feel like working in? Is this a gift for a person who loves a certain palette? "Wow! This photo/art/image captures the look I love! I am using it as my inspiration!" Most of the time we begin with not knowing. Normal....But I would like you to take the time to ponder this. To be mindful of what you'd like to sew. More than one idea is absolutely Ok. I am here to discuss any questions you have prior to our weekend together. I encourage you to send me pictures if you would like to chat. I also have kits in both quilt color stories that will be for sale and we can customize it just for you.  email me at jennifersampou@gmail.com for a back and forth before workshop.


November 2, 2017 - We will be getting ready for our quilt show, last minute little things.

November 4, 5, 2017 - Annie's Star Quilt Guild quilt show at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. Come enjoy the gorgeous quilts and meet with our members and the vendors we have.

December 7, 2017 - Our annual Christmas Party. We will show our community service quilts, enjoy desserts, and have a regular meeting. Maybe a Christmas block exchange, a boutique sale? Come and enjoy!


For all workshops, please bring lunch, water will be provided. Payment should be made at the time of reservation. All those paid will have priority. Checks will not be cashed until the month of the class. Cancellations made 30 days previous to the workshop will receive a full refund. If you must cancel, please contact Laura, 530-809-1029, as there may be someone on the waiting list. For more information or to sign up, contact her by talking with her at our guild meeting or calling her.

Please note that dates and workshops are subject to change. If we don’t have enough who sign up for a workshop, it may be cancelled.  Please remember that it hurts us all when this happens. It is important as guild members that we support both our guild and our speakers.