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Judy Mathieson
Saturday, September 10 2005, 9 am -- 3:30 pm

If you love quilts, you almost undoubtedy know the work of Judy Mathieson, the queen of Mariner Compass designs. A resident of Sebastopol in the San Francisco Bay area, Judy is the author of three books: Marinerís Compass: An American Quilt Classic, Marinerís Compass Quilts: New Directions, and her latest, set to release in August, Marinerís Compass Quilts -- Setting a New Course: New Process, New Patterns, New Projects. Holder of a degree in Home Economics (Textiles and Clothing) from California State University-Northridge and certified as a Judge by the National Quilt Association, Judy lectures and teaches throughout the U.S. and in Canada, Japan, Australia, Scotland, New Zealand, and England. Her work has won numerous prizes at the Houston Quilt Festival, the Pacific International Quilt Festival, Quilt National, Visions, NQA, and many other shows. Her quilts and patterns have been featured several times in Quilterís Newsletter Magazine.

Judy will lecture at our September meeting, Monday morning, September 12, 2005, with a presentation entitled "Contemporary Variations on Traditional Designs." She will teach a full-day workshop the Saturday before, September 10, at Sellwood Methodist Church, corner of SE 15th and Tacoma.

"Marinerís Compass - Circle in Center" (full-day workshop), Saturday, September 10, 2005, 9:00 a.m. -- 3:30 p.m. includes lunch

Learn how to construct a traditional marinerís compass design, selected according to studentís skill level, using freezer paper template or foundation methods. Begin with a short lesson on the drafting principles behind radiating stars, including the most common variations. The project is a 15-inch diameter star (pattern provided) and students are encouraged to choose the variation best suited to their skill level. Discussion of color and fabric choices. Most students will be able to complete at least one-quarter of the design in class (typically, many complete the whole star), which will give them the basic information about this precision sewing technique of machine stitching along the edge of perforated freezer paper foundations or templates.

Deposits of $40 are required for registration; the balance is due September 1. NWQ members will be given preference for registration until after our regular meeting on Monday, August 8, 2005; after that, reservations will be filled in the order received for both members and non-members. Refunds will be given only for cancellations before August 19 or if your spot can be filled ($10 cancellation fee).

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