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, March 28, 2014

March Meeting 2014

 Sheila Green demonstrated the Art of Scherenschnitte 

Which is the art of paper cutting
Sheila's quilt using the technique
Another of Sheila's Quilts
Sheila provided paper and fabric for us to experiment with 

And we created:

Became this

Show and Tell
One of our favorite parts of the meeting

Artist Sandra Torguson from the Carol Taylor Workshop
Artist Denise Schmidt from the Carol Taylor Workshop 

Artist Denise Schmidt from the Carol Taylor Workshop

Artist Marie Nelson from the Carol Taylor Workshop

Artist Sandra Torguson, kaleidoscope with beads
Artist Sandra Torguson's hand dyed silk 
Artist Sandra Torguson from pencil sketch 
Artist Elizabeth McInnes
Artist Marie Nelson Miniature 

Our Monthly Share Table
All this lovely treasure from Donna Hussien who is reorganizing.

Thank you Donna!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Sacramento Skyline Quilt Reception

Proud Artists
Lori Wisheropp, Denise Schmidt, Phyllis McCalla,
Judith Imel, and Sunni Hamillton (not pictured).

And of course, our loyal support staff.

Monday, March 3, 2014

February at Pins and Needles


Our own Phyllis McCalla is the featured artist for the River City Quilter's Guild annual show in November. Congratulations to Phyllis.

One of our Sacramento Skyline quilts will be on display at the Trezhers Gift Shop in Land Park, on March 20, 5-7 p.m. for a wine and cheese reception with the artists. The purpose is to encourage a buyer for it. More details will come.

Demonstrator for February was B.J. Bailey who taught us all about Kaleidoscope Blocks

We learned how to make templates, choose fabric,  and were treated to examples of her fabulous detailed work.

B. J.'s design
Cheater fabric 
Designed and cut template examples
Mirrored fabric
Mirrored fabric
Blender fabric

Marie Nelson shared her kaleidoscope quilt top. Wow!

Marie Nelson's  Work

Judith Imel brought her stash of artist's trading cards and bags of supplies, inviting us all to take home what we liked. I see ATC's in my future.  (Maybe a challenge, anyone?)

Judith's lovely work, all for us to share.

And stuff to make our own

Thank you Judith!

The Yummy Yarn Exchange

We were each asked to bring lengths of yarn to share, so we did!

Some brought very neat lengths

And some, not so neat

As you can see, it was great fun