Welcome to Maple Leaf Quilters

A Quilt Guild based in Rutland, Vermont, with members from surrounding towns and counties.

 


Due to the Pandemic, unfortunately, at this time meetings in public are discouraged


Our meetings are held by Zoom

April will have a speaker during our Virtual meeting (On-line) so please keep a watch out for emails


Next Meeting is Tuesday, May 18, 2021




SUSIE MONDAY

- CREATIVITY: Our DNA, Dangerous Myths, and Finding Your Voice


What does it take to discover your unique visual style and voice in your work? Are you ready to move beyond other people’s patterns, from traditional work into the world of art quilting? This lecture will outline the steps that will help you get started with quickie hands-on writing and sketching assignments as we go through the process of taking your imagination, personal history, and skills into a visual world that only you can create. Even if art quilts are not a genre you are interested in pursuing, you’ll understand more about the processes that all artists, no matter the
genre, use to find their unique expressions.


In this lecture, Susie Monday includes slides and video, a few short exercises to get you started on the path, and 10 minutes or so of Q&A. Susie Monday has taught creative process and art techniques to adults and children for more than 30 years. Her art is in numerous private and public collections around the world.


“I am an artist and teacher whose work is inspired by the colors, textures, and images of the rich landscape — physical, historical, and cultural — here near the Texas-Mexican border. From my Hill Country home and on-site El Cielo Studio, I make contemporary textile paintings, surface-designed art cloth and mixed media art.”

 

Susie lives and works in Pipe Creek, Texas.  For more information on our last speaker of the 2020/2021guild year, visit http://susiemonday.com/#/workshops/

 

 

 





May Flower BOM

May 2021 Block of the Month

 

“Spring Flower Block” –Finished Size—12”  (12 ½” unfinished)

 

Create a Spring Flower block of your choice, using a recognizable amount of both fabrics (members should contact Virginia to have fabric mailed). You may add no more than four additional fabrics.  Block may be pieced, appliqued or a combination of techniques.  Block may be traditional or contemporary.  Use your imagination and have fun!  All received will be shown at the May Guild Meeting and names picked out of a hat to win a “Bouquet” of these flower squares.

 

**Please mail or drop off (in a waterproof bag) your completed square to Marietta Yeager (home) at 38 Kendall Ave., Rutland, VT   05701. Please be sure to put your name with the block. All completed squares should be mailed by May 12 or dropped off by Saturday, May 15. 


 

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Quilting

is a passion and even in times of Zoom meetings

we have Show & Tell (click here)

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Meetings are held by Zoom