TUESDAY, MAY 14th
1-3 p.m. | 7-9 p.m.
May 2019 Program
Gyleen Fitzgerald makes quilts that blend color, pattern, and texture to provide a contemporary essence in traditional quilting. Her strength as a quilter is demonstrated by the infusion of engineering tools and innovative techniques to simplify visually complex quilts. She shares her enthusiasm for quilting through interactive lectures and workshops. As a writer, Gyleen centers on haiku poetry, quilt project books, magazine articles and children’s books.
An avid quilter, Gyleen has earned Best of Show honors and as a publisher, she is a Gold Medal winner for Quilts: Unfinished Stories with New Endings. She is best known for inspiring Trash to Treasure Pineapple Quilts and the creation of the Pineapple Tool by Gyleen. She has appeared on The Quilt Show and Lifetime TV promoting a contemporary spirit in traditional quiltmaking.
Gyleen is a Philadelphia, PA native, who spent her formative years in Taiwan and Japan. Dreams hold no limits for her. Ray, her husband, is her shining light and quilting is her passion; together they color her world in a very special way.
Gyleen will be presenting different lectures at our afternoon and evening meetings. Her lecture at our 1:00 meeting will be “The Art of Color Blending”. It will encourage us to explore what the mind sees but the eyes cannot and help us gain insight on how to read each fabric’s color to successfully use 50 plus fabrics within one quilt. “The Path to Modern” is Gyleen’s lecture topic at our 7:00 meeting. From traditional through contemporary to modern, we will explore designs with rectangles and squares that are the building components for modern quilts.
You are welcome to attend both meetings!
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