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.

Saturday, October 26, 2013


    For our October meeting it was Helen Burke's turn to choose the activity. She suggested we experiment with the project presented on the cover of Quilting Arts, Aug/Sept issue, Sketch to Stitch using Inktense Pencils. 
    We each brought a small quilt sandwich made with light colored fabric, and stitched with a simple design using dark thread. 
    Helen brought her Inktense pencils for us to share. Kari and several other members also brought watercolor pencils, watercolors crayons, and other supplies to share. 


What Reflects You as an Artist?

For our monthly project for October we were asked to share a piece of work that we each felt reflected who we are as artists. Here are the results.
Artist: Linda Bergman 
YoYo Tree

Artist: Elizabeth McInnis
 Pixelated Iris

Artist: Sunni Hamillton 
Olduvai Gorge

Artist: Linda Bergman

Artist: Judith Imel

Artist: Kim Brownell

Artist: Lori Wisheropp

Artist: Sandra Torguson
Hand Dyed Silk Pillow

Artist: Susan Sprague
 Screen Printing

Monday, October 14, 2013

Congratulations to Connie Horne

My quilt featuring General George Washington and Black Solders was one of the quilts in the Cincinnati news article.  Photos were being taken at the show but I had no idea my quilt was going to be in the article.  You can also see other quilts in the show. I am very proud to have been a part of this event of history portrayed in quilts.

See link below