Workshops

 


Workshops have a 20 person limit, unless otherwise noted, and require pre-registration and payment. Non-guild members are welcome and must register prior to the workshop. Non-members fees will be an additional $5.  Some classes have additional fees, payable to the instructor on the day of class.  Refund and cancellation policies are on Policy page.  If you want to register or have a question please email us

  • Lancaster location – the Village Seventh Day Adventist Church on 75 Sawyer St at the corner of Sawyer and Prescott
  • Lunenburg location – the United Parish House, 39 Main St. (the hall is across the street from the church)

Workshops for 2017 -2018

October 21, Saturday: Diane Charest – Crazy Quilting 9:00 set up, 9:30 start, (min of 6 participants) (Lunenburg) $15 for workshop

Materials to bring:

  • Sewing machine
  • fabric scraps – minimum size 5″ x 8″
  • neutral/white thread for machine piecing
  • small embroidery scissors
  • embroidery floss, beads, buttons, silk ribbon for embellishing
  • asst. needles, embroidery and deading
  • 6″ embroidery hoop

Material provided by Diane

  • iron and board
  • muslin for the base of your square
  • black velvet and various fabrics (limited)
  • various needles
  • beads, ribbon, buttons and various embellishments
  • stitch charts with common CQ embroidery stitches

We are going to make an approx. 12″ Victorian era square.  If you prefer you may use cotton to make a more modern square.  Diane will only be ringing Victorian square fabrics such a velvet, brocade, etc. for the squares.  If you prefer cotton bring your own varied pieces.  Victoria squares typically start with a black velvet center piece.  Diane will provide the velvet.

Crazy Quilt

November 5, Sunday: Kathy Graves – ¾ Log Cabin Workshop (Lancaster)  $35 for the workshop. $15 for a supplemental fabric kit

Three Quarter Log Cabin (pdf) Three Quarter Log Cabin (docx)

January 14, 2018 Sunday: Barbara Perilli-Palmer – Bag Workshop (Lancaster) $15 for workshop.  We will be making the Lazy Girl Candice Bag. Pattern can be purchased at The Quilted Crow for about $13. Lazy Girl Bag Information with Material List.

February 3, 2018 Saturday: Christa Nee – Beginner Free Motion/Doodle Quilting on your home sewing machine (Lunenburg) $15 for workshop –  In this class you will make samples of several free motion quilting designs.  Learn to feel comfortable doodling these designs on your quilts, becoming a confident quilter on your personal machine!

Items needed for class:

  • Sewing machine with ability to drop feed dogs, instruction manual for your machine
  • Free motion foot or darning foot.  If your machine has a spring action free motion foot, bring that.  Any of these are okay though.
  • 6-8 15″ quilt sandwiches with batting and muslin, held together with whatever you normally use:  safety pins, glue spray
  • Scrap paper or sketch pad  and pencil
  • Fresh needle for your machine
  • Thread 50 or 60 weight, darker color than the muslin

April 15, 2018 Sunday:  Janice Boutotte & Vicky Haskell – Borders  (Lancaster) $15 for workshop

May 19, 2018 Saturday: Iva  – Mystery Quilt (Lunenburg) – Finish a Mystery Quilt top in one day. $15 for workshop

Don’t you love a mystery? Interested in high contrast? How about using up those small scraps? Well here is a way for you to have it all. Both new and experienced quilters will enjoy this mysteryWe will be cutting, designing and sewing — with every step a surprise.  You’ll go home with a finished top, whether you stay part of the day for a wall hanging or the whole day for twin or even bigger.  A suggested materials list will be posted in the future with fabric requirements for different sizes.

Workshops from Prior Years