Class Descriptions
  & Calendar

We will take a look at beads, their shapes, varieties of finishes, and their use on quilts to create texture and color changes in the surface. We will learn the basic stitches for applying beads, and what they do to the surface of the quilt, and how the application of beads quilts the surface. This is a process class. The student should have some prior knowledge of hand sewing and hand quilting.

Kit fee $25        6-hour class


BEADS II: Beaded Bezels & Borders
We will learn to create beaded bezels around cabochons (flat-backed stones, usually not faceted) to attach them to a quilt. We will look at various borders and edges and their variations. We will learn to do fringes (of beads) and the variations thereof. Most of the techniques involved require some knowledge of basic “bead embroidery for quilters.” This is a process and technique class. Students will have a sampler to serve as a road map for future projects when they finish.

Kit fee $30              6-hour class


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Class Name


Contact Information

Beads I, Bead Embroidery for Quilters June 4, 2018 Independence Hall Quilters 1445 Blagen Road, P.O. Box 842, Arnold Ca 95223 209-795-2152
Scrappy Improv August 11, 2018 Pajaro Valley Quilt Association (PVQA) Ellen McCarthy 831-423-8654
Lecture My Quilts From Inspiration to Inception October 6, 2018 Santa Rosa Chapter, American Sewing Guild Virginia Winter, President Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Beads I, Bead Embroidery for Quilters October 7, 2018 Santa Rosa Chapter, American Sewing Guild Virginia Winter, President Cotati, CA
Beads I, Bead Embroidery for Quilters October 20, 2018 Carquinez Strait Stitchers PO Box 1101, Benecia, CA Lori Gallagher 925-206-5054



Contact Information

One Man Quilt Show at La Conner Quilt Museum Jan. 11 thru March 25, 2012 P.O. Box 1270, La Conner, WA 98257
MATERIAL MEN: Innovation & the Art of Quiltmaking October 10 - December 30, 2012 La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum, 703 Second St., La Conner, WA 98257,
Quilt Retrospective Jan 13 Feb 20, 2013 Back Porch Fabrics 157 Grand Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 (831) 375-4453
Salinas Valley Art Center August 18 September 29, 2018 Salinas Valley Art Center, 218 Main St., Salinas, CA 93901

Past Shows


Contact Information

41st Annual Textile Exhibition March 6th - April 18th, 2009 Olive Hyde Gallery, 123 Washington Blvd. Fremont, CA
Olive Hyde Gallery Textile Exhibition
La Conner Quilt and Textile
Museum - Quilt Fest 2009
October 2, 3 & 4th, '09 703 S. 2nd St., PO Box 1270, La Conner, WA 98257
Pacific International Quilt Festival, PIQF October 15, 16, 17, & 18th, 2009 Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA
Interpretations - Members'2009 Exhibition (Juried) Quilt San Diego/Quilt Visions Nov 14, 2009 to Jan 17, 2010 2825 Dewey Road, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92106
Road to California Quilt show Jan 20-23, 2011 Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, CA
Glendale Quilt Show Mar 18-20, 2011 Burbank Convention Center, Burbank, CA.
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