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Future Events

April 7th: Kevin Kosbab- "Applique Isn't A Four Letter Word". He takes the fear out of appliquéing. (See below)

April 8th Workshop on appliquéing.

May 5th: No Speaker - "What Else Do You Do? No Workshop

June 2nd: Carol Ziogas - No Workshop.Be amazed with her knowledge of the development of textiles and her display of 19th and 20th century Japanese textiles, including indigo, shibori, katazome, kimono, and sashiko pieces.

July: Picnic

August: No Meeting

Quilt Show Timeline

March 19, 2015
- Entry forms and fees must be RECEIVED

April 29, 2015
- Receiving of quilts that will be judged

April 30, 2015
- Judging of Quilts by Jan Soules and Kitty Oliver

May 1, 2015
- Receiving of show-only quilts, and hanging of quilt show

May 3, 2015
- 4:00pm: Take down of show
- 6:00pm: Release of show quilts to quilters

Quick Links to the Quilt Show Forms

pdf2015 Quilt Show Entry Only Form
pdf2015 Show Instructions
pdf2015 Judged Entry Form
pdf2015 Quilt Show Roster
pdf PTQG Make a Sleeve

President's message President's Message • April 2015

Kate Grant, PTQG PresidentGreetings Guild Members!

One of the amazing aspects of our organization is the great number and variety of opportunities to volunteer both within the Guild and for the Guild within our community. These opportunities come with some very good news.

I recently came across a research report on the health benefits of volunteering* and was delighted to discover good things we can do for our own well being just by helping the Guild! Here are a few highlights from the report.
-- Individuals who volunteer live longer, function better, and have less depression as they age than those who don't volunteer.
-- While all volunteers experience some benefit, older volunteers (age 60 and older) get even more mental and physical benefit than younger volunteers.
-- People who volunteer report greater life satisfaction than those who don't volunteer.

The bottom line of this research report was that volunteering improves both length and quality of life. When you combine that with the mental health benefits of quilting, you can't do much better than being an active member of the Guild.

Our upcoming Quilt Show provides an ideal opportunity to boost the quality of your life!

...From Kate Grant, PTQG President
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*Information taken from "The Health Benefits of Volunteering, A Review of Recent Research, 2007", published by The Corporation for National and Community Service.


April Program – Kevin Kosbab
"Applique Isn't A Four Letter Word" Taking the Fear out of Appliquéing
April 7th, 6:30PM - Speaker Workshop: April 8th 9:00AM

Kevin KosbabOn his site, feeddog.net, Kevin tells us that he is a professional quilter and sewing pattern designer, craft and design writer and editor. Wow! Busy man!

He started sewing in 2006 when his Mom bought him a sewing machine to inspire him to make real curtains for his apartment and to quit relying on fusible hem tape and her sewing skills…translate 'her slave labor'. He never made the curtains, but quickly started sewing quilts, first from patterns and then his own designs. His lifelong interest in graphic design meshed beautifully with his newfound interest in creating his own designs for quilts and other sewing projects.

With an English literature degree from Oxford which took him into book publishing, he began to write for Quilters' Home magazine on an assortment of topics. In 2007 when his partner got a job in California, he moved to northern California and started freelancing full time. His patterns have appeared in American Patchwork and Quilting, Quilts and More, Quilter's World and Stitch. He contributes to Stitch on a regular basis.

 

31st Annual "SPRINGTIME IN THE PINES" Quilt Show
May 2 & 3, 2015
pdfPTQG 2014 Quilt Show Winners