About Pins & Needles Art Quilyting

The Pins & Needles Art Quilters group is a neighborhood circle formed from members of River City Quilter’s Guild.We meet once a month to exchange information about art quilts, to share and critique our work, to pursue exhibitions and competitions, and publishing options. We currently have over twenty dedicated members from varied backgrounds. We challenge our group monthly to try new techniques, or themes, to explore mixed media options, and to share new discoveries.

Our group’s work is regularly shown at the River City Quilter’s Guild annual show in Sacramento, California. Our members’ work has also been shown at several national and international shows, as well as in local venues.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Pins and Needles Holiday Party

 Denise Schmidt was kind enough (again) to share her beautiful home.  Here you can see the happy greeters at her front door.

We Visited ....

We played a killer game of "Steal the Gift"

Kari opened a Stupendous Stitching Kit.
Denise considers "The Steal"

Kathy opened a sparkly neckpiece
BJ considers "The Steal"
This is good! Don't take it.
Maybe I'll take this
Kari steals her gift back
We shared a yummy cookie exchange.

And we celebrate one of our "Supporting Members"
who back us all with help and love. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Pins and Needles at River City Quilters' Guild Quilt Show 2013

 Our presence at the River City Quilters' Guild Show, 
November 2013. 

Pictures appear in no particular order. I sincerely apologize for the poor quality of some of the images. I can only say I was so dazzled by our talented members and their quilts, I just lost my head.

Birds Eye Challenge
Artist: Connie Horne, 2nd Place Winner
Connie Horne, First Place Ribbon. 
Artist: Denise Schmidt
Denise Schmidt First Place Ribbon and Judges' Choice Ribbon
Artist: Elizabeth McInnis
Elizabeth McInnis Honorable Mention
Seasons Challenge, Denise Schmidt 2nd Place Winner
Artists: Denise Schmidt and Susan Sprague
 Artist: Connie Horne, First Place Ribbon
How'd she do that?

Lori Wisheropp 1st Place Ribbon
How'd she do that?
How'd she do that?
Jan Soules 1st Place Winner
Jan Soules 1st Place Winner
Jan Soules 1st Place Winner and Best Use of Color
Artist: Kari Bauer
 Kathy Orsburn 2nd Place Ribbon

Linda Bergman 1st Place Winner
Linda Bergman 2nd Place Winner
Phyllis Mcalla 3rd Place Winner and Best Use of Color
Artist: Lori Wisheropp
Linda Bergman 3rd Place Winner
Linda Bergman 3rd Place Winner
Sandra Torguson 3rd Place Winner 
Sandra Wearing Connie Horne's 1st Place Winner
Our Seasons Quilt Display
Artist: Susan Sprague
This way
Or this way
And for all those charming men
who indulge and support us,
 and who understand how important the stash is.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

White Lines Exhibit at River City Quilters' Guild

Our White Lines interactive display is set up in the lobby, ready for viewers create new designs.  We hope for lots of participation.

White Line squares waiting to be disturbed!

Preparing for the River City Quilters' Guild

Bird's Eye quilts
Seasons ready to display
The Seasons quilts
More pinning