Small Groups (or Bees) are a great way to get together with other quilters in a more intimate and informal atmosphere for friendship, conversation, and quilting. They make attending our monthly meetings more enjoyable, as you will begin to recognize familiar faces. Anyone can set up a small group. Each group decides its size and focus. Beekeeper Martha Diehl is available to help members with similar interests or locations find each other. If you are interested in forming a group or adding members to your group, let her know. She will contact you and help connect you with other firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention Deficit...Ooh! Shiny! (ADOS)
Art Quilters of Plano (AQOP) - see below
Best Fabric Friends (BFFs)
Frayed Edges and Dropped Stitches (FEDS)
Going to Pieces
Learning Interesting New Techniques - (LINT)
Sew 'n Sews
Sit and Sew (Community Service)
To Bee Determined
To Bee or Not to Bee
We Bee Quiltin'
Wednesday Girls - Texas Branch
The Art Quilters of Plano is an open small group. There are no membership requirements, simply an interest in Art quilting and a desire to learn. Our typical meeting starts with sharing our completed art work, often employing a technique or challenge from a previous meeting. We follow that with a demo or workshop provided by our members. Please feel free to attend meetings held the 4th Saturday of every month at Fabric Fanatics 9:00am to 11:00am (exceptions noted below*).
The group is planning some very exciting workshops and challenges for 2017. Here is a brief look at our year ahead:
|February 25||Constraints Challenge - Participants chose "constraints" such as color or shape|
|March 25||Crayon Creativity - Workshop exploring melted crayons|
|April 29||Gelli Plate Games - Demonstration of Gelatin molds|
|May 27||Playing with Marbling - Examination of marbling techniques|
|June 24||Embellish it All - Demo of multiple embellishment options|
|July 22||Scrappy Silhouettes - Smile!|
|August 26||Paint Party w/ Wonder Under PLUS 30' of inspiration at the Plano Quilt Show|
|September 23||Collage Workout - Scraps and Fussy cutting!|
|October 28||Curves Ahead - Technique workshop|
|November 25||Kit Collaboration - Kits to Ohhh and Ahhh about|
|December 30*||It's interesting but.... Fabric Challenge - Everyone has fabric like this!|
|January 27||Free Motion Extravaganza - Break free with your stitches|
|February 24||Planning Party|
For more information contact any member of the Art Quilters of Plano or Lori Hutyra.
Participants drew their "constraints" from a bag.
Constraint: Spend <2 hours
Constraint: Use only 1 shape
Use 2 complementary colors