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April 2023
Robin Pickens

In April , we welcome Robin Pickens, a Designer of colorful florals for Moda fabrics,
Modern to transitional quilt designer, illustrator, sewist, and crafter!

Robin signed on as a Moda designer in 2015 after winning the Moda and Spoonflower *Fabric8 design competition from a field of nearly 800 entries. At the time she was doing broadcast design graphics for television, including for E! Entertainment and other channels:  she still takes on assignments during the stations’ busy times of year and creates graphics for Kardashian specials, celebrity reveals, and other specials.

While exploring her desire to do more creative work, Robin started licensing her artwork to companies for greeting cards, calendars, craft books, dish-ware, holiday decor and more. She loved creating artwork that reflected beauty, color and joy in people’s homes. She still happily creates watercolor floral art for the Seller’s calendar “Seize the Day”, which she has been doing  for the past 11 years.

Robin’s approach to quilt making came from a more improv perspective from some classes she took with her mother- the first quilter in the family! Realizing she wanted to share her perspective on quilt design, Robin started creating quilt patterns. She is happy to design in a range that spans a “transitional” perspective- from traditional to modern. She loves designing quilts to show off the grand florals she likes to create as well as Thatched, her basics line for Moda Fabrics, adding more color and subtle texture.

Happy Quilting,  Margie Bushaw


*About Fabric8
Fabric8 is an annual contest to discover eight bold and modern fabric collections from new and emerging Spoonflower designers. The winner of this contest is offered the chance to see their name on the selvage in fabric and quilt shops worldwide! For our 2015 contest, we teamed up with Moda Fabrics to seek out a fresh take on the Botanical Sketchbook theme!


Visit Robin’s website for more info: 


Join us at 4:30 pm for "Dinner with the Speaker" at Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill located at 28016 Greenfield Drive, Laguna Niguel, CA.  Please text your RSVP to Margie  (949) 233-3350 by Wednesday, April 12, 2023.  

Upcoming Speakers:                                                     

May: Dora Cary               

June: Anna Maria Horner                                                                         

July: Member Show Case 



About Beach Cities Quilters Guild

The Beach Cities Quilters Guild is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization established in October 1992 to promote quilting and other fiber arts in California's Southern Orange County area. The guild offers opportunities to share experiences with other quilters in an atmosphere of fellowship, as well as offering programs to enhance the skills of its members.

*Join us at 4:30 pm for "Dinner with the Speaker" at
Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill located at 28016 Greenfield Drive, Laguna Niguel, CA. 
Please text your RSVP to Margie  (949) 233-3350 by Wednesday, March 8, 2023.


April 13, 2023

Please join us in person at the Norman P Murray Community and Senior Center, or on Zoom.

*4:30 pm "Dinner with the Speaker"
6:30 pm Social begins
7:00 pm Business Meeting begins