November Speaker – Lisa Walton

Monday, 1 November 2021

7:00 pm

Leap and the Net will Appear

Even an internationally recognized quilter, teacher, author, and the first non-American president of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) has her ups and downs. . .  A believer in serendipity, innovation, and experimentation, Lisa Walton takes chances.  Sometimes she’s successful, sometimes. . .  not so much.  Join Quilt North in November when Lisa–all the way from Sydney, Australia–takes us on her quilting adventures.  We’ll be inspired by how her work has developed over the years and the milestones and “leaps” she has taken. Perhaps we’ll even choose to take more creative risks ourselves . . .Clink the link below to register for this lecture.

BIO.  Lisa’s quilts have been exhibited in solo and joint exhibitions and her work is included in collections in the United States, Australia, and the UK.  She has been awarded many prizes for her quilts, including major international and Australian Quilt shows.  She was recently invited to exhibit at Quiltfestival in the Netherlands, but due to Covid the exhibit was displayed virtually.  You can see the exhibit here:

Lisa is passionate about sharing knowledge and teaching.  She was awarded the Jewel Pearce Patterson Scholarship for Quilting Teachers by the International Quilt Festival in Houston.  She has appeared on Quilting Arts TV and The Quilt Show.  Her book, Beautiful Building Block Quilts, was published by C&T Publishing.  Check out Lisa’s YouTube Channel for a demo on her facing technique or binge-watch her series, Quilting Stories, at  Quilt North members will recognize many of the people she interviews:  Alex Anderson, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Hollis Chatelain, Sheila Frampton Cooper, Paula Nadelstern, Susie Monday, and Rosalie Dace, to name a few. 

November Workshop with Lisa Walton

Photo to Quilt

Session 1:  Tuesday, 2 November 2021 6 pm to 9 pm

Session 2:  Tuesday, 9 November 2021 6 pm to 9 pm

There will also be a Facebook group for sharing.

$40 members / $50 non-members

Using a photo of your own or one provided by Lisa, learn a variety of ways to use simple photo apps to convert photos into pattern templates, transfer patterns onto fabric, and build up a deceptively complex image without sewing.  Learn how to paint a gradation onto fabric and how to finish your quilt.  

This workshop will be broken up into two-3 hour sessions with time in between to work on the project.  The first session is mainly demonstrations, videos, and time to talk about what students want to do and any issues that may arise.  

Click on this link to register for the workshop:

Volunteers Needed

Calling all Quilt North members! We need your help! The following programs need volunteers to chair and run them.






Information on each of these programs can be found in the September newsletter. Please consider giving a bit of your time to keep these programs going. And if you dont feel you can take on a program alone, grab your BFF and do it together!! 🙂 “Many hands make light work,”

If you feel you can give a little bit of your time, please contact Linda Gebhardt.