Quilt Circles, Specialty Appliqué Groups, and Quilt Study Group

Quilt Circles and Specialty Applique Groups – Dorothy Johnson, Chair
Quilt Study Group – Janet Wachter, Chair

The following Quilt Circles (work on all forms of applique, be it wool or cotton), Specialty Appliqué Groups (each group focuses on a specific type of appliqué) and Study Group (focus is on making the Ellen Heck Botanical quilt) are offered for any of the Feather Princesses Members to join:

GROUPDESCRIPTIONLEADER MEETING DAY/TIME
Woolers and Cotton PickersPrimary focus is wool applique incorporating an array of
different stitches; however, appliqué with cotton and other
quality fabrics is encouraged. Applique incorporating
whimsical design figures that are playful, quirky, and
unusual are enjoyed. Special emphasis on embellishing
appliqué with delightful embroidery, beads, and buttons
is suggested.
Sandy Davis3rd Wednesday of each month
10 AM - 2 PM
MEETING PLACE: The Salvation Army Community Center, 7745 Ridge Road, Port Richey, FL 34668
Plumquat Quilt CircleEvery kind of applique is explored and emphasis on
improving ones knowledge, building applique skills, and
enhancing ones expertise is a must. Appliqué patterns and
designs are studied, with specific attention given to the
appliqué techniques required to achieve the desired results.
Focus on perfecting each step in the quilting process is
also a top priority.
Diane LaCombe3rd Thursday of each month
10:30 AM -
MEETING PLACE: Quilts on Plum Lane, 144215 - 7th Street, Dade City, Florida 33525
Tuesday Sit and StitchEvery kind of appliqué is explored and emphasis on
improving ones knowledge, building appliqué skills, and
enhancing ones expertise is a must. Appliqué patterns and
designs are studied, with specific attention given to the
appliqué techniques required to achieve the desired results.
Focus on perfecting each step in the quilting process is
also a top priority.
Cheryl Haynes4th Tuesday of each month
10 AM - 2 PM
MEETING PLACE: Barnes & Noble Carrollwood, 11802 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, Florida 33618
Wooly ChicksWool appliqué is front and center; however, stitching
appliqué with cotton fabrics is enjoyed by all. Holiday and
seasonal wool appliqué designs and patterns are favored,
with a strong emphasis on embellishing with fine
embroidery. Various background fabrics on which to
appliqué the wool is studied, with a primary focus on
Daiwabo fabrics, flannels, and unusual cottons.
Karen Conter and Cathleen Tokish4th Friday of each month
10 AM - 2 PM
MEETING PLACE: Sweet Darling Quilts, 26240 Wesley Chapel Blvd., Lutz, FL 33559
Album Quilt GroupLearning about and creating Album-styled quilts is the
primary focus of this group. Album quilts are recognizable
by their fabrics and designs, specifically Baltimore Album
Quilts, made in Baltimore from 1845–1865. Studying
Album quilt block designs, selecting and auditioning
fabrics, and appliquéing multi-pieced blocks consisting of
floral wreaths, buildings, patriotic symbols, flower baskets,
cornucopias, and more is a favorite pastime.
Karen Nick3rd Monday of each month
10 AM - 3 PM
MEETING PLACE: Bernina Sewing Center, 5405 E. Fowler Avenue, Temple Terrace, FL 33617
Applique Finish Line (AFL)Finish, finish, finish is the number one goal here. Assistance
and information is provided to fix stalled appliqué quilt
projects. No matter the quilting hurdle, obstacle, or
stumbling block, answers are given to correct the problems,
move on, and complete the quilts. Also information about
appliqué and the entire quilting process is shared and
quilting techniques are demoed.
Joanne RodriguezAs announced
10 AM - 3 PM
MEETING PLACE: Jimmy B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Avenue, Tampa, FL 33618
Art Quilt GroupExploring concepts and ideas, and then creating original
designs is the mission here. Experimentation with color,
fabric selection and manipulation, textiles, and embellish-
ments is a must. Coloring and painting on quilts take their
places. Individual creativity is highly promoted and participation
in challenges and group projects is strongly encouraged.
Judy DenHerderLast Monday of each month
MEETING PLACE: Jimmy B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Avenue, Tampa, FL 33618
Civil War Quilt/ Australian Design
Quilt Group
Quilts from designs from the Civil War era and current day
Australian designs are the heart of this group. Focus on the
fabrics is a big plus; and the sharing of information and
various quilting techniques reigns high. The proper
construction of quilt design components such as hand
stitched stars, hexies, and clam shells is supreme. Show N
Tell of stunning Civil War quilts and gorgeous Australian-
designed quilts is delightful.
Chris SudberryAs announced
MEETING PLACE:
Combo ClubQuilts combining patchwork and appliqué is the main focal
point here. A myriad of ways to combine the two techniques
is studied and explored—from combining them in one single
block to all of the blocks in a quilt; and then taking it a step
further to incorporating patchwork and appliqué in the sashings
and borders of a quilt. Discovering different ways to combine patchwork and appliqué in a quilt and then creating it,
is an exciting experience and phenomenon.
Dorothy Johnson4th Thursday of each month
10 AM - 3 PM
>MEETING PLACE: Jimmy B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Avenue, Tampa, FL 33618
Specialty Appliqué GroupsDescriptionLeaderMeeting Day
Album Quilt GroupLearning about and creating Album-styled quilts is the primary
focus of this group. Album quilts are recognizable by their fabrics
and designs, specifically Baltimore Album Quilts, made in
Baltimore from 1845 — 1865. Studying Album quilt block designs,
selecting and auditioning fabrics, and appliquéing multi-pieced
blocks consisting of floral wreaths, buildings, patriotic symbols,
flower baskets, cornucopias, and more is a favorite pastime.
Karen Nick3rd Monday of each month
10 AM - 3 PM
MEETING PLACE: Bernina Sewing Center, 5405 E. Fowler Avenue,
Temple Terrace, Florida 33617
Appliqué Finish Line (AFL)Finish, finish, finish is the number one goal here. Assistance and
information is provided to fix stalled appliqué quilt projects.
No matter the quilting hurdle, obstacle, or stumbling block,
answers are given to correct the problems, move on, and
complete the quilts. Also information about appliqué and the entire quilting process is shared and quilting techniques are demoed.
Joanne Rodriguez10 AM - 3 PM
MEETING PLACE: Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33618
Art Quilt GroupExploring concepts and ideas, and then creating original designs is
the mission here. Experimentation with color, fabric selection and
manipulation, textiles, and embellishments is a must. Coloring
and painting on quilts take their places. Individual creativity is
highly promoted and participation in challenges and group
projects is strongly encouraged.
Judy DenHerderLast Monday of each month
MEETING PLACE: Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33618
Civil War Quilt/ Australian Design Quilt GroupQuilts from designs from the Civil War era and current day
Australian designs are the heart of this group. Focus on the fabrics
is a big plus; and the sharing of information and various quilting
techniques reigns high. The proper construction of quilt design
components such as hand stitched stars, hexies, and clam shells
is supreme. Show N Tell of stunning Civil War quilts and gorgeous
Australian designed quilts is delightful.
Chris SudberryAs announced
MEETING PLACE:
Combo ClubQuilts combining patchwork and appliqué is the main focal
point here. A myriad of ways to combine the two techniques is
studied and explored--from combining them in one single block to
all of the blocks in a quilt; and then taking it a step further to
incorporating patchwork and appliqué in the sashings and
borders of a quilt. Discovering different ways to combine
patchwork and appliqué in a quilt and then creating it, is an
exciting experience and phenomenon.
Dorothy Johnson4th Thursday of each month
10 AM - 3PM
MEETING PLACE: Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33618
East Meets WestStudying Japanese styled quilts is the hub and nucleus for
creating some of the most gorgeous and outstanding quilts ever.
The focus is obviously on Oriental quilt designs, patterns, and
fabrics. Hints and tips on how to stitch and work on a variety of
fabrics (cotton, brocade, silk, etc) are shared. Information and
techniques on how to capture and replicate the outstanding
Japanese style of quiltmaking is explored.
Maria Nunez4th Wednesday every other month
10 AM - 3 PM
MEETING PLACE: Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33618
Hand Quilting GroupIt's not a quilt until it's quilted; so the primary objective is
perfecting hand quilting. An assortment of needles, threads,
batting, marking utensils, and thimbles are explored and
discussed; and then best-loved tools are identified. Trapunto is a
delightful style of quilting and comes highly favored. Attention
is also given to stencils and how they are used— especially their
placement, use with specific applique designs, and how they
complement them.
Donna DouglassAs announced
MEETING PLACE:
ALOHA! Hawaiian Quilt GroupMastering the entire quilting process of Hawaiian appliqué
and quiltmaking is what this group is all about. From selecting
patterns and deciding on colors, and then folding, pinning, cutting,
and stitching the fabrics, capturing the authentic style of
traditional Hawaiian quiltmaking (used by Hawaiian quilters long
ago) and creating stunning Hawaiian quilts is cause for excitement
here.
Linda InglisAs announced
10 AM - 3 PM
MEETING PLACE: Maureen B. Gauzza Public Library (located in Westchase), 11211 Countryway Boulevard,Tampa, Florida 33626
NEW Wool Specialty Appliqué GroupWool appliqué designs coupled with intricate embroidery and
embellishments is the crown jewel of this group. Wool fabrics,
embroidery threads, and pearle cotton threads are examined and
studied. Stitching original whimsical appliqué designs suited
specifically for wool, is best loved and is a favorite and enjoyed by
all.
Melanie Scharch3rd Tuesday every other month
MEETING PLACE:
Outside the Block Quilt GroupCreating unique quilt layouts by arranging appliqu éd quilt blocks
differently (from the traditional layout) is the method of choice.
Formatting blocks diagonally, vertically, or in the round produces
the most pleasant and awesome surprises. Also, adding
embellishments (such as embroidery, beading, and painting) to
the blocks in unique layouts paves the way for successfully
creating marvelous one of a kind outside the block quilts.
Cheryl HaynesAs announced
MEETING PLACE: Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33618
Traditional Appliqué GroupThis group embraces the art of making the classic quilts.
Perfecting appliqué skills and creating stunning quilts (running
the gamut and covering the entire spectrum of quiltmaking)
similar to those made by our predecessors years ago and those
akin to the more current quilts produced today. Focus is on color
coordination, simple and complex appliqué designs, appliqué
techniques, and the entire quilting process.
Cheryl Brown1st Wednesday of each month
MEETING PLACE:
Study GroupDescriptionLeaderMeeting Day  
Ellen Heck
Botanical Quilt
Study Group
We are each working toward completing Ellen's complex
pattern consisting of 16 wreath blocks and 4 borders.
Ellen is a fine artist and an applique teacher who draws
inspiration from her woodland walks near her home in
southern California. Her blocks feature realistic plants,
insects, and frogs! Our group is open to Feather Princesses
members who have purchased Ellen Heck's Botanical Quilt
pattern.
Janet Wachter1st Monday of each month
MEETING PLACE: