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.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

January 2015

We begin the new year happily gathered and full of new ideas. 

Carol Girard brought Maria Elkins' DVD, Making Faces. Our first challenge this year is Self Portraits so this was especially appreciated. 

Maria's work can be seen here:

We shared our latest work:

Kari explained the dark blobs. Seems you must tea-dye in a clean pot.
B. J. Bailey's beautiful precision work.

From Susan Schwarting, our newest member.

Cindy Minoli brought her work in progress for review

Sandra Torguson showed two pieces made with dyed silk. 

Sunni Hamillton's "Journey" piece is now displayed in the Aspiring Artists Debut show currently running at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center. 

Artist: Sunni Hamillton
Title: Journey
Won Merit Award

We are looking forward to a new great year!