Member workshops $40 Non-Member Workshops $60.
Become a Guild Member for $20, with monthly newsletter included and all future workshops will be $40.
Re-Purposing Denim Into a Table-Runner Workshop
Virtual Workshop with Sandra Johnson
Friday Dec 11, 1-4 pm and
Saturday December 12, 1-4 pm
Learn to deconstruct old denim jeans into new and beautiful quilts. Participants will learn how to save all those favorite pockets, zippers, grass stains, and rips to make them into a very warm and useful one-of-a kind quilt. The first session, on Friday afternoon, will involve learning how to deconstruct jeans. Participants will then have time after this workshop to deconstruct enough jeans on their own for the quilted table runner. The second session, on Saturday afternoon, would involve learning how to make a quilted table runner. Sandra Johnson has specialized cameras that allow participants to see each stage of the work close up, including a camera on her hand.
Virtual Workshop with Tara Faughnan
Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, 10:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Non-member registration opens December 5
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 class, we will explore how colors play off one another and delve into the importance of value. Students will start with a variety of quick exercises, and move on to sewing small color studies that can be color studies that can be combined to make a larger quilt.
Mod Molas and Bright Blooms
Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, January 24, 2 pm - 5 pm
Virtual Workshop with Mel Beach from San Jose, California
Non-member registration opens December 12
Cultivate your own beautiful garden scene that is layered with exciting color and texture. In this workshop, we will complete the layering of your quilt quilt sandwich, designing, and free-motion quilting an original wholecloth quilt featuring a whimsical floral design. Once the quilting is complete, you’ll learn my simple tips and tricks for using reverse applique to add a brilliant bloom that will completely transform your Art Quilt!
This class is fun for quilters of all experience levels. Quilters who are relatively new to free motion quilting can enjoy this stress-free class as we’ll use no mark templates and the cutwork reveal will disguise any wobbles or bobbles in the quilting. The technique and many of the designs are adaptable for quilters who prefer to use their walking foot for completing the quilting.
Supply List Below
Virtual Workshop with Jaimie Davis www.loopytulips.com
Friday, Feb 19 and Saturday, Feb. 20
10 am—1 pm
Registrations must be made by Feb. 3, 2021.
Non-member registration opens January 8.
Whether making just a pillow top or an entire quilt, Loopy Tulips is a fun project to introduce you to the joys of handwork. We will focus on the basic aspects of appliqué: stems, inside and outside points, and gentle curves using the freezer-paper-on-the-bottom method of appliqué. We will also explore color placement as a way to add a secondary level of design. $20 kit fee (available from instructor; must purchase by Feb 3)
Supply list: https://www.loopytulips.com/loopy-tulips-supply-list
Taking Shapes-Modern Wedge
March, date and time TBD
Virtual Workshop with Kathy Doughty, New South Wales, Australia
In this class, Kathy will work through a variety of ways to use wedge rulers. Working without a pattern, participants will learn the difference between the degrees, how to enlarge and reduce, fussy cut and more. Repeating shapes in the structure of quilts allows for greater understanding of fabric relationships. Participants use whatever fabric they have on hand. The workshop includes an hour conversation about selecting fabric, creating interest and working with contrast. Then Kathy will move to techniques and demonstrate how the ideas are actually used in practice. The students will enjoy using the wedge ruler to create simple shapes in repetition, to create lines and spaces in quilts that move the eye around, learn a process for organizing fabrics to achieve interesting results, practice working with value and contrast, and learn tips and techniques for piecing.
Beautiful Machine Binding
April 10, 10-1 (three-hour workshop)
Virtual Workshop with Jenny Kae Parks of Littleton, Colorado
Non-member registration opens Feb. 27)
Members $25 non-members $45
Quilt binding can be challenging and frustrating for all quilters. Either it takes too long or never looks quite right. Either you have trouble joining your ends or your corners are bulky. Have no fear; it is time to learn a new way to bind your quilts. From start to finish, Jenny Kae shares her most-requested technique: machine quilt binding. With just a few tips and tools you will create fast, accurate and beautiful binding. You’ll never dread binding your quilt again!
Virtual workshop with Michelle Tade Banton littlepupdesigns.com
Saturday May 15, 10 am to 1:00 pm
Sunday May 16, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Non-member registration opens April 3
This popular class is based on Dresden Neighborhood design by Kim Lapacek at Persimon Designs. We create our own unique town with all sorts of fun and fanciful buildings which start out as a Dresden Plate. Options are given for either 20 house neighborhoods, or 12 house neighborhoods. Templates for both are available. The 12 house version is great for working with the color wheel, and is created more quickly. Each student will need to purchase their own pattern.
Each student will need to purchase their own pattern ($9) from the instructor. Details not yet available.