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Tuesday May 28th, 2019 7pm - the White Rock Presbyterian Church  

" May Guild Meeting - Life on the Edge or Unbounded Binding "

Do you know 16 different ways to finish the edge of your quilting project? So many different ways to finish the edge of quilt, which to choose? This lecture will review 16 different edge treatments for a quilt. Several treatments can also be using in the piecing of a quilt for a variety of textures and looks. Instructions on each technique will be provided and samples of each technique will be available as well as a discussion of how to execute the technique. Donna Smith will present this lecture and demonstration.

Along with our usual show and tell, we will now have a portion dedicated to a specific area. April was your favorite color; May will be your first quilt. Actual items or a picture is acceptable. The President issued a challenge for the September show and tell. Members present selected a Crayola from a bag; their challenge is to make a quilt (any size) using the color they grabbed out of the bag. They were so enthusiastic about that idea that several took a second Crayola for their project. Crayolas will be available at the next two meetings. We also discussed having another Sew-a-thon on a Saturday.

2018 Upcoming Workshops

Wednesday October 24, 2018  

" Melody Crust Workshop Fast Finishes " 

Learn to join pre-quilted blocks using innovative techniques. The cost of the workshop is $40.00 for LAP members and $50.00 for non-members. Sign up at the guild meeting or e-mail Deb McLin damclin@gmail.com

Wednesday September 26, 2018  

" Maggie Ball Workshop The Bear Come Out at Night " 

Graves Hall at the United Church The cost of the workshop is $40.00 for LAP members and $50.00 for non-members. If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please contact Sharon Kapple skapple@cybermesa.com
Check out the pattern at www.dragonflyquilts.com

2017 Upcoming Workshops

Saturday October 28th, 2017 Time TBD Location - White Rock Presbyterian Church  


Trapunto is an Italian word meaning stuffed. Traditionally, this was accomplished by stuffing extra batting material into a piece after it was quilted.

This workshop will explore machine trapunto techniques to add a dimensional element to traditional quilts, wall-hangings or art quilts. With innovations such as wash-out thread machine trapunto is easy and creates dramatic effects.

Saturday September 16th, 2017 Time TBD Location - White Rock Presbyterian Church  

" Thread Painting " 

Pick a pre-printed panel and have fun with threadpainting and embellishing. We will threadpaint parts of the panel to provide emphasis, definition and depth. We will not cover the entire panel with thread. This technique adds a richness and uniqueness to a printed piece of fabric. No threadpainting or free-motion quilting experience necessary.

This technique works really well on panels with birds, flowers, animals, fairies, fruit, and cartoon dinosaurs. OK, basically any panel will be more vibrant, rich and interesting when you are done.

Follow up the treadpainting with the Trapunto Workshop and add more dimension to your panel. Participants do not have to take both workshops, they can be independently.

Tuesday February 28th, 2017 9am - 3pm Location - United Church in Los Alamos.  

" Techniques for Raw-Edged Applique " 

Techniques for Raw-Edged Applique Workshop presented by Shannon Brinkley, author of "Scrappy Bits Applique." Cost - $50 (members) $60 (non-members) If you are interested, please e-mail Sharon Kapple ( skapple@cybermesa.com) or sign up at the January Guild meeting.

2016 Upcoming Workshops

Saturday March 19th AND Saturday March 22nd, 2016 9am - 1pm Location - United Church in Los Alamos.  

" Color and Design with Melissa Bartlett "

The workshop is scheduled for two Saturdays, March 19th and 26th from 9-1. We are offering it at $40.00 for members and $50.00 for non-members with an additional $20.00 for supplies. This is a bargain. If you were to take Melissa's class individually, it would cost about $180.00. Our class size is limited to a maximum of 10 participants to be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Anyone interested can sign up at the February Guild meeting, or send me (Sharon Kapple) an email at skapple@cybermesa.com.

2015 Upcoming Workshops

Wednesday November 18th, 2015 9am - 3:30pm Location - United Church in Los Alamos.  

" Karla Alexander - Gentle Curved Piecing "

Participants choose their pattern ahead of time - check out the options at Karla's website!


Saturday October 17th, 2015.  

" Free Motion Quilting Workshop "

Donna Smith will hold a workshop to hone your free motion skills. Sign up sheet available at the guild meeting.


Saturday April 25th - 9am - 3pm United Church in Los Alamos.  

" Domestic Machine Quilting - Tips, Tricks, Techniques and Tools "

On Saturday April 25, 2015, Donna Smith and Nicole Dunn will lead a workshop for beginning/intermediate domestic machine quilting - no quilting experience required. This workshop is currently shown as full, but if you?d like to be put on a waiting list, call Donna Smith at 575-829-3883.

We will start with quilting design and work through fabric, thread and batting choices. The afternoon will be spent with practice exercises in four different quilting patterns. Supply list and signup sheet will be available from Donna Smith if you didn?t get one previously. Long-arm quilters are welcome, as much of the discussion is applicable to both long-arm and domestic machines.


Wednesday March 25th - 9am - 3pm United Church in Los Alamos.  

" All About Evolon "

Evolon is a new non woven material that is taking the mixed media art world by storm. Soft, smooth and white, with a slightly sueded surface, it can be painted, cut, stamped and stitched through. Best yet, it doesn't ravel, so applique can be done neatly without any tedious edge turning.

This one-day class will cover the basics of obtaining and using the material. We will paint it, fuse it, and explore using marker and watercolor pencils as well. A short slide show featuring the many pieces I have made using this material will be included, and sample quilts will be available in class for up- close discussion. Included in the class will be: sample size piece of Evolon, paints, watercolor pencils and markers.

Please contact me (Laura Erickson - rmllerickson@msn.com) to sign up for the class and receive the supply list (no sewing machines needed)!

The UFO Challenge will stay open through our March meeting, so any projects that are currently UFO's will still be eligible!

2014 Upcoming Workshops

Wednesday November 19th - 9am United Church in Los Alamos.  

" Whirlpool with Virginia Walton "

We start at 9:00 AM so come earlier to set up. There is no parking on Rose St. You may park on Canyon Rd. and bring your machine and supplies up the ramp and take the elevator to the 2nd floor and walk to Graves Hall. We will supply some extension cords and feebies but if you have one to use please bring it. We will also have several ironing stations. We will have snacks in the morning and coffee, tea and water. We will order lunch out at Daniel's. No drink orders and bring small bills. You may of course bring your lunch.

If you have not paid for your workshop, Deb Claytor wants to remind you that two checks will be needed. LAP needs $40.00 for the workshop and if you are purchasing a kit ($35.00) and or ruler (2" $23.95 that goes with kit) or 3" (18.95 and bring your own fabric) that will be a separate check. Deb also wants to remind you that workshop participants need to select and bring your own back round fabric either dark or light. If you are choosing the 2" ruler you need 1 1/2 yards and if you want your stars to match your back round you will need 2 yards. If you are using the 3" ruler you need 2 yards back round and 2 1/2 yards to include the stars. If you want to prep before the workshop go to CreativeCurves.com and under categories find "instructional videos"-click on this link and watch Virginia using her ruler and making a curved block. I've watched it 3X and can't wait for this workshop.

Wednesday June 25th - 9am United Church in Los Alamos.  

" Wonky Log Cabin Workshap with Milly Young "

Milly returns Wednesday, June 25, to teach a Wonky Log Cabin workshop at Graves Hall, 9am to 4pm. She says, "You have permission to be as wild or as tame as you like. You can embellish or not, quilt a lot or not, wild colors or not." This is a beginner friendly workshop so make a plan to join us. We will have liquid refreshments and goodies. We will take orders for sandwiches at lunch, but no drink orders at lunch. Please bring small bills to pay for take out orders. You are welcome to bring your own lunch.

The workshop is $40 for guild members and $50 for non-members. Supply list is available at registration. To register or ask questions, email Deb McLin at damclin@gmail.com or call 672-9811.

2013 Upcoming Workshops

Wednesday November 20th - 9am United Church in Los Alamos.  

" Oopsie Daisy Workshop with Darlene Zimmerman "

Darlene is a nationally known quilt teacher from Belle Plaine, Minn.
She has published 12 books and designed many patterns.
She has designed fabrics for Robert Kaufman for 13 years and developed several quilting tools.
You can find out more about her at her web site: http://www.feedsacklady.com

Below is the supply list for the workshop.
Please take a quick look and see if you might want to join us for the workshop.
The cost is $50 for guild members. We really need to fill this workshop if we want to get more national quilters to come to Los Alamos.

Saturday April 27 - 9am - 3pm - 1001 Oppenheimer, Los Alamos.  

" Trapunto Workshop and LAP Fundraiser with Donna Smith "

Trapunto is the technique for adding extra batting to a quilted piece to make parts puff and standout.

Ever wanted to try trapunto or improve your skills? No previous trapunto or free-motion experience required. Beginners welcome.

Here's a Saturday workshop for easy machine trapunto.

Learn how to: quickly make setting blocks for traditional quilts. trapunto printed panels, appliqued pieces and non-traditional pieces. add trapunto effects to art quilts.

Fee - $50 ($40 of this goes to LAP for a fundraiser, the rest for patterns and some supplies).

Contact Joan Williams or Ann Daley

Wednesday May 22 - 9am - 4pm - White Rock Baptist Church.  

" Wendy Mathson Workshop - Storm at Sea wall hanging "

You can get more information on Wendy at her web site http://www.quiltsbywendy.com/





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