Sharon Malachowski, November 14, 2022 Speaker and Workshop
Our November meeting brings us Sharon Malachowski and a presentation on the history of quilting - going back 3000 years!
Sharon began quilting as a way to express her love of color, design, and creativity. “I love the rich history of functionality and expression in the quilting medium. I like to integrate art and life; life and art.”
In 2000 she was introduced to longarm quilting (then called “free needle machine embroidery”) and found she could “paint” with stitches. She works as a professional longarm quilter and has completed over 800 commissioned quilts. She works out of a studio in her home, with her husband’s garden as inspiration.
Sharon regularly teaches classes about the use and history of quilts, and donates her work to a variety of people in need. Her award-winning quilts and other textile art - hand made purses, clutches and jackets, are often on display and/or sold in select Northern California boutiques. Her quilts have been shown in local, national, and international shows.
Workshop November 15 - Orange Peel Ragtime
At her workshop on November 15, Sharon will teach her easy approach to making the "Orange Peel Ragtime" quilt. This workshop is based on the Orange Peel and Robbing Peter to Pay Paul blocks that date back to the early 1800’s. The pattern looks complicated with all of its interlocking circles, but it is actually quite easy using the frayed-circle technique.
This quilt is fun for the beginning quilter and satisfying for experienced quilters.