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Foothill Quilters Guild, PO Box 5653, Auburn CA 95604  

Mel Beach, September 11-12 Speaker and Workshop

Mel’s quilting adventure began in 2003 and she’s enjoyed every moment spent creating modern, bold and fun quilts.  While living in New York state, she learned to quilt on her own via books, magazines and television.  Since moving to Northern California, she’s immersed myself in the vibrant quilting community in the Bay Area, as well as online.  She loves experimenting with new techniques and designs, and especially enjoys combining bright colors and exciting textures, whether it’s solids, ombres (her personal favorite), prints and/or her own hand dyed fabrics.

She is especially drawn to participating in Quilt Challenges, both at the local and national/international level!  Each

new challenge pushes her to grow as a quilter as she creates innovative designs to celebrate fiber through new techniques, fabrics and layouts.  Her talk to our guild on September 11 is “Challenge Yourself!”

September 12 Workshop

A Slice of Improv, improvisational piecing using the Slice and Insert technique can be very freeing, forgiving and FUN!  And look at all the design possibilities for this one basic technique!!

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