Meetings & Lectures

QUILT North meets on the second Monday of the month in September and on the first Monday of the month from October to June. There are no meetings in July and August.

A meeting will consist of a speaker, guild business, and “show and tell” by our members.

Beginning in April 2022, Quilt North’s monthly guild meetings will be hybrid. You will be able to attend a meeting in-person at the Shenendehowa United Methodist Church or virtually from home in real-time. We chose to embrace live streaming so all members near and far, mobile and homebound, fit as a fiddle or under the weather, can feel connected and participate.

Link for members will be emailed!

Covid Policy

Quilt North’s Covid Policy is based on current recommendations by public health authorities, and policies of places where Quilt North activities are held

Please do not attend a Quilt North event if within the previous 5 days you have been diagnosed with COVID, had direct contact with an individual diagnosed with or suspected to have COVID, or are displaying symptoms commonly associated with COVID.  If you had COVID, please wear a mask through day 10.

Safety guidelines will be updated as necessary.

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APR 3 2023 Timna Tarr Before & After: Repeating Patterns

Monday Guild at Shen United Methodist Church – doors open 6:30 pm 

Where do ideas come from? For Timna, much of her work is inspired by antique and family quilts. In this lecture she will show me the contemporary works that she now creates the utilitarian quilts from her life, and how they planted the seeds that became
the contemporary works that she now creates!


APR 4 2023 Workshop: Timna Tarr Stitched Mosaics

Tuesday 9:00 am to 3:30 pm  EST Members $60 / Non-Members $65 Kit Fee: $45.00

Live, in-person at the Elks Lodge on 695 MacElroy Road in Ballston Lake, NY 12019

Create photorealistic quilts one square at a time in this one-day workshop. Learn the techniques that make up Timna’s Barnyard Series of animal quilts. Using a photo and kit provided in class, the process of making a fabric mosaic using turned edge machine applique is explained. We will break down the construction process, explore color and value as design elements, and learn how to choose the right fabric for the right location. For intermediate level quilters. 

Kit Fee: $45. Kit includes fabric squares needed for the top (finishes 11”x11”), photo, and assorted notions.

Click here to register:  Timna Tarr:  Stitched Mosaics

MAY 1 2023 – Esterita Austin Classic Rock

Monday Guild at Shen United Methodist Church – doors open 6:30 pm  

Join Esterita for a humorous look at her journey from her beginning art experiences to the present.  This powerpoint/trunk show zips along as it illustrates how she grew the seed of a concept into bold design themes. The focus is on the power of value over color in constructing dramatic compositions.  With her generously dispensed tips you’ll be inspired to run back to your stash and fuse your own thread of an idea into a WOW composition.

MAY 2 2023 – Workshop: Esterita Austin Luminous Painted Illusions

Tuesday 9:00 am to 3:30 pm  EST Members $60 / Non-Members $65

Supply Kit $35 includes a pattern, assorted lumiere paints, brushes, organza transfer fabric, Mistyfuse, and silicon base sheets

Live, in-person at the Elks Lodge on 695 MacElroy Road in Ballston Lake, NY 12019

The doors of Venice beckon. Join Esterita in creating a dreamlike painted Venice Canal  scene. This original technique utilizes fusible web to transfer painted imagery onto  Organza. There is an emphasis on painting technique. If you are already a painter that’s  great, if not, no worries-you will be! It’s almost like a coloring book. You can do it!  This process is unlike any other monoprinting process, it is not a reverse process…what  you paint or draw is what you get. This technique makes it a breeze to incorporate the  written word and numbers into your imagery. This is a process at which anyone can  master, you don’t have to be an artist to succeed with this fun and user-friendly  technique. Free your creative muse with this new and innovative art form.        

Click here to register:       Esterita Austin:  Luminous Painted Illusions                                                                                                                                  

JUNE 5 2023 – Nicole McBride Stitching Self Care into the Quilting Process

Monday Guild at Shen United Methodist Church

doors open 6:30 pm

Join Nichole McBride, Licensed Occupational Therapist and Advanced Yoga Teacher for an evening of self-care. This workshop will teach awareness of body mechanics and strategies to alleviate stress during the quilting process. With the use of a chair and appropriate for all levels of fitness, you will leave with a tape measure long list of stretches and strategies to keep stitching along with wellness and ease.


Except as noted, meetings will be in-person and live streamed.  Except as noted, workshops will be in-person.


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