I'm a passionate quilter born and raised in Northern California. I'm active in 2 quilt guilds, the president on one! I've worked in a quilt shop, collect antique quilts, lecture and teach quilting and am a member of the Calendar Girls, a block exchanging and very fun group! I'm inspired by my fellow quilters, quilt shows and quilting magazines so I always have several quilt projects going at a time. Yes, I'm a Rabid Quilter!

Leslie Vaughn and Sharon Templeton did a GREAT JOB with our Programs & Workshops this year. 

​​I have never been known to follow the rules, so blending modern aesthetics with traditional quilting makes perfect sense to me. Color, texture, and bold graphics are key elements in my quilts. I also like to ignore the obvious and make unusual choices in my designs - it makes the journey much more interesting.

Whether you read my blog, take one of my workshops, or buy one of my patterns, I hope I can inspire you to follow your own creative path - even if you have to break a rule or two along the way

Sunday August 13, 2017:  The Workshop will be "Continuous Braid" with Pati Fried.

by Pati Fried

Pernille Gutschick is a professional and award winning quilter, who has taught classes at guilds, quilt shops and on cruises. She holds her own classes and retreats in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has her own business Creative Ps & Qs creating patterns and selling fabrics and photo greeting cards. She likes to work with all different styles of quilting and loves to inspire quilters of all levels to stretch their imagination and abilities through working with each quilter’s strengths. Pernille breaks challenging visual patterns down into manageable steps for the class participants.

I used fabric for the back purchased a long time ago and ended up with a reversible quilt. You can assemble blocks and have the whole quilt long armed also. It is a fun and creative way to repurpose blocks into a memory of projects past.

 Saturday August 12, 2017:  The Program will be a Lecture  Title "Modern Traditionalist"  


 Saturday December 9, 2017:  HOLIDAY PARTY

In this class you will learn to repurpose blocks and special scraps, quilt as you go and no fail double sided binding. Orphan blocks, small scraps, spare parts, single blocks from classes past was the inspiration for this quilt. It is not hard to make!!  Block are constructed by “slashing” the existing block and inserting thin strips of background fabric, then framing the parts in background fabric and voila you have a new block. You quilt each block, trim and assemble in rows. It is also a great way to use up small pieces of bating. 

2017  N VQ   Programs & Workshops

See Michelle Moore for more details and sign ups.


 Saturday October 14, 2017:  The Program will be a Lecture Title "Where Do You Get Your Inspiration?" 


 Saturday November 11, 2017:  The Program Title "Antique Quilts ~  Lecture and A Trunk Show of History" by Diane Steele

You'll learn a lot about the history of fabric and quilting in America while viewing over 3 dozen quilts dated from 1846-1950 some purchased from junk shops for as little as $5, others at auction for a whole lot more!


Saturday September 9, 2017:  

The Program will be a Lecture Title "Confessions of An Eclectic Quilter"  

​Lynn Koolish is a fiber artist, teacher, and author.

She is most known for her bright colors and hand-dyed fabric.She  also creates

mixed-media fiber art.
She teaches locally in the San Francisco Bay Area and nationally at venues

including International Quilt Festival in Houston and Quilters Affair in Sisters,

She has written/co-written 5 books including Fast, Fun & Easy Fabric Dyeing, 

The Wonderful Colorful Wonder Wheel of Color (with Kerry Graham and Mary Wruck), Innovative Fabric Imagery for Quilts (with Cyndy Rymer), and More Photo Fun (with the Hewlett-Packard Company and Cyndy Rymer). She also has a DVD Lynn Koolish Teaches You Printing on Fabric.

All are available at C&T Publishing.


Sunday October 15, 2017:  The Workshop will be "Inspiration" Using up your UFO with Pernille Gutschick.