Material Girls

Twin sisters, Lisa and Lora, have been sewing since they were very young. In 1999, Lisa decided to try quilting and, with her neighbor, Ingrid, began a block of the month program at her local quilt shop. Unknowingly, Lora, living a 1000 miles away, decided to try quilting and began a block of the month program with her friend, Inger. It’s a twin thing. The sisters took to quilting like ducks to water. As artists, it wasn’t long before the girls were making their own patterns and designs. .
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Fast forward to 2012 . . . the sisters began Material Girlfriends Patterns.

Lisa has a BS degree in Graphic Design and Illustration and does most of the design work for their patterns. Lora has a BS degree in Interior Design and Textiles and lends her skills to color and fabrics, finishing their quilts with incredible stitching with her long-arm machine. Both enjoy the piecing and often get together and sew with their mother, Carolyn. The girls joke that it takes the two of them to make one complete quilter. Lora, her husband Kelly, and their two daughters, moved back to California and reside in Clayton. Lisa, her husband Michael and their three sons, reside in Livermore. The sisters live just an hour from each other and get together weekly for sewing and design fun. Their love of quilting is contagious and they both eagerly share their passion with new and used quilters by teaching and lecturing at their local shops, guilds and quilt shows..


Thursday, January 24

Twin sisters, Lisa and Lora will bring us a delightful lecture and trunk show to tell us 

"How a Quilter is Pieced"

The twins will have a 'store' selling products and their patterns.  They will have a square up register system, so along with cash, you can purchase with a card.

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Saturday, January 26

Confetti Star

This is a variation on the Hunter's Star without any 'Y' seams. This great workshop will be using 10" squares of light and dark fabrics. Most quilters like to use either the light or the dark as a constant (one fabric) and the second color as scrappy.  So, if you make the light your constant, all your 10" squares would be the same fabric and all your darks could be different.  Or switch it out and make the dark your constant and your lights the scrappy ones. If you buy 1 3/4 yards of fabric you will have enough to cut twenty-four 10" squares.  You need twenty-four light and twenty-four dark squares to make the quilt. Again like always, you can learn the technique and make a smaller quilt, a table runner or bed runner, or a wall hanging.