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PIQF Welcomes Gyleen Fitzgerald

 The Pacific International Quilt Festival XXVI
Welcomes Gyleen Fitzgerald
Artist, Instructor & Quilt Enthusiast

For those interested in studying a wide variety of quilting techniques and styles, the Pacific International Quilt Festival features a range of workshops and lectures presented by a world-renowned faculty. Among the talented instructors presenting workshops at PIQF in Santa Clara, CA, October 12-15, 2017 is Gyleen Fitzgerald who is eager to spread her knowledge and passion for quilt making to students planning on participating in her full day workshops. Gyleen’s love for quilting is contagious. You won’t want to miss her this year at the PIQF!

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Gyleen 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.

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. For Gyleen, dreams hold no limits. Gyleen is a Philadelphia, PA native, who spent her formative years in Taiwan and Japan.

Gyleen will teach three, full day (9am – 4pm) workshops at PIQF:

Thursday, October 12
Trash to Treasure Pineapple Quilt
Trash to Treasure - Piccadilly SquareIsn’t it time to clear the clutter in your life and use up all those bits and pieces? Let’s make an old fashion favorite pineapple quilt with a new and contemporary twist; sewn with perfection and totally random without paper piecing! This workshop turns trash to a treasured one of a kind pineapple quilt.



Friday, October 13
Play Modern with Tumbling Blocks
Tumbling BlocksIt’s fast, it’s quick, it’s geometric and it’s free-style piecing with control. We will start with the thought of having fun and being in the moment. The technique is to use the Polygon2 Tool and Butterfly Seam to create a BOLD wall-hanging that shouts, Modern or Contemporary.




Saturday, October 14
Over and Under Rainbows

Modern with a twist! “KNOT” as hard as you think! It’s visually dynamic with fast easy piecing. Don’t let cutting “Tie” you up.




Founding Sponsor BERNINA of America/California Sewing & Vacuums; Major Annual Sponsor Brother/Meissner Sewing Centers; Major Sponsors Baby Lock/Gammill/ Meissner Sewing Centers, Husqvarna Viking/U.S. Sewing, and Janome/Ray’s Sewing Machine Center; Silver Sponsors Handi Quilter and Innova; and Special Exhibit Sponsor Nolting Manufacturing generously support the Pacific International Quilt Festival.