The Chicago MQG welcomes Tara Faughnan in March

January 17, 2021

We are delighted to welcome Tara Faughnan to our guild in March for a workshop and a lecture (virtually, of course)! Tara is a pattern writer, quilter, and teacher who’s key inspiration is the interaction of color. She has taught at QuiltCon, exhibited her instantly recognizable quilts extensively, and is the lead designer for the Color Collective — a subscription program that delivers fabric palettes custom-selected by Tara along with a new quilt block design each month.

WORKSHOP: Tara will be teaching a Color Interaction workshop for the Chicago MQG via Zoom on Saturday, March 20: Playing with color is one of the most rewarding aspects of quilt making. It can be fun, intuitive, challenging and, at times, frustrating. In this 6 hour class, we will explore how colors play off one another, delve into the importance of value, and learn tips for when you get stuck. Students will start with a variety of quick exercises, and move on to sewing small color studies that can be combined to make a larger quilt.


The workshop will run from 10am to 5pm with a break for lunch, and is limited to 20 participants. It will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration opens Tuesday, January 19 at 7pm CST. All current members will receive an email with the sign-up link. If spaces are still available, registration will open to non-members on February 20th.
When: Saturday, March 20, 2021, from 10am-5pm CST
Registration Fee: $75
Location: Zoom

Once the 20 spaces are filled, a waitlist will be created. (Email to be added to the waitlist.) If spaces become available, they will be filled from the waitlist. It is up to members to notify the event coordinator (Special Events Chair Emily Bruzzini) if they have to cancel or if they do not wish to be waitlisted. Whenever possible, refunds will be made via the method of the original payment. The board reserves the right to withhold a processing fee on PayPal payments.

LECTURE: Then, on Sunday, March 21, Tara will discuss her creative Design Process as part of our regular guild meeting, from 2-5pm. She’ll share the ways in which she takes an idea and develops it; how the role of scale and color are integral to her process; and how she resolves issues and deals with a creative rut.

UPDATE: Non-members are welcome to attend the meeting and lecture for a $10 fee. Sign up as a guest here, and invite your friends!

All meetings are 2-5 pm on the third Sunday of the month, unless otherwise noted.

This month’s meeting is on JANUARY 17, via Zoom. (Look for a link in our member newsletter, the Full Bobbin.)

Meeting location: Online, via Zoom.
Rush Oak Park Hospital
Centennial Room
520 S. Maple Ave Oak Park, Il 60304

A list of our meetings can be found here.

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Photo: Triangles quilt by Erika Mulvenna