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Zooming out with a bang!

It's been a very interesting time to be on the executive of a quilt guild. Who knew that January 2020 would be our last "regular" meeting for a while, and we'd be able to host fantastic teachers and speakers from across North America to our corner of the planet.

While we have been able to get some amazing and interesting speakers, we're also looking forward to our outside meetings this summer. Our May meeting will still be on Zoom, and it's a speaker that we're really excited about. Veruschka Zarate from Pride and Joy Quilting will be joining us to chat about paper piecing.

Veruschka began learning traditional piecing and quilting techniques in 2016 and through a voracious desire to keep learning, discovered foundation paper piecing in 2019. After falling in love with the technique, Veruschka set out to create her own designs focused on subjects that inspire joy, vibrancy, empowerment and encouragement. Her quilt "Pride and Joy" won two awards at QuiltCon 2022: 1st Place in Piecing & Peoples Choice. She was one of the faculty for The Modern Quilt Guild QuiltCon 2022, where she taught 2 full day classes called: "Mastering Foundation Paper Piece Quilting".

Veruschka will join us to detail her quilting journey from traditional piecing into the world of foundation paper piece quilting and designing. She will explore many of the tips, tricks and techniques she has learned in foundation paper piecing and designing. Veruschka will also explore some of the elements within her creative process such as successes and pitfalls within FPP construction and design, choice of fabrics and color selection, thread, tools and much more. She will also take this time to share the Foundation Paper Piece Projects that I have completed in a Virtual Trunk Show as well as share details of upcoming projects.

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