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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2022-2023 EVENTS

NOV  7 2022 – Lynn Wheatley Tips & Tricks from One Passionate Quilter

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

Lynn will present her quilting journey and describe her quilts created over the years. She will demonstrate her progression and development as a quilter by sharing her passion for everything quilting with a mix of traditional, modern, contemporary and art quilts. Lynn will include getting organized to better utilize your sewing and quilting time, pressing, borders, backings and her top 10 notions.

NOV 8 2022 – Workshop: Fusible Collage

Tuesday, 8 November 2022          9:00 am to 3:30 pm  ET

Members $45 / Non-Members $50                 Click here to register:  Lynn Wheatley Fusible Collage

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

Join Quilt North as we learn Laura Heine’s collage technique from Lynn Wheatley who is a certified Laura Heine Collage instructor.  Choose any Laura Heine Collage design except Boho Blooms from or  This workshop is a non-sewing class therefore, no sewing machines are needed.

NOV 12 2022 – PATRIOTIC QUILT SEW DAY with Laura Swensen

Saturday at Ballston Lake Fire House, Route 146A, Ballston Lake 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

There will be a SEW ALONG – SATURDAY, November 12TH at the Ballston Lake Fire House, 1125 Route 146A, Ballston Lake, NY, Time 9AM – 3PM!  Please save the Date.  If you can’t make it then please bring 10” Squares to the October and/or November meeting of fabric that is Red, Whites, Blues and or Gold.  All shades of these fabric prints, solids, plaids of good quality 100% cotton fabrics are usable.

DEC 5 2022   Holiday Pot-Luck at Shen Adult Center

JAN 23 2023 Maria Shell Building Community Through Quilting zoom only

In 2014, Maria Shell spent two months as an artist-in-residence at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation in Charlotte, North Carolina. While there, she worked weekly with a formerly chronically homeless community now living in Moore Place. By teaching basic sewing skills to the residents, she developed a relationship with the residents of Moore Place that eventually led to the making of a community quilt that celebrated the residents and their journey towards finding a home and a community. Since then, Maria has gone on to work with communities and organizations across the US helping them to also build quilts and share their stories

JAN 26 2023 & JAN 30 2023 – Maria Shell Riffing on Tradition

Two-day ZOOM workshop  Members $65 / Non-Members $70

     Thursday January 26, 2023 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm EST

     Sunday, January 29, 2023 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST

In this workshop, we combine the basic design elements of art with the traditional quilt block to create interesting, new, and dynamic quilt units. The workshop begins with a presentation of design elements—line, shape, pattern, composition, motion, and color.  We will look at a variety of quilts from all traditions of quilt making to see how individual makers use design elements to create original quilt compositions. From there, students will begin to stitch their own quilt blocks based on design elements.

Click here to register:  Maria Shell: Riffing on Tradition

FEB 6 2023 Comfort Quilt Day at Clifton Park – Halfmoon Library – 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

MAR 6 2023 – Valerie Goodwin Mapping Narratives Using Fabric, Paint, Thread    zoom only

A map is an abstract construction of a place. The person who makes the map has to make choices about what to include as well as what to leave out. Each map is thus a reflection of its maker and the story they want to tell. I combine my love of architecture and draw inspiration from architectural maps, plans and concepts. The lecture will be about how I use maps to tell a story of a place using fabric, paint and thread. The focus will be on 3 types of maps: Personal Narrative Maps, Fictional Map Narratives, and Political/Sociological Narratives.

MAR 7 2023 & MAR 11 2023 – Valerie Goodwin Mapping Personal Places   zoom only

Two-day ZOOM workshop   Members $55 / Non-Members $60

     Tuesday March 7, 2023 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST

     Saturday March 11, 2023  1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST

This workshop is all about learning to make a simple stitched map of a place that is special to you – WHERE YOU LIVE. To make this map, you will use simple hand & machine stitches combined with silk organza, opaque fabric, and a bit of paint. The goal is to create a small fiber art map that is light and 8” x 8” to 11” x 11”.             

Also covered, will be how to use the internet to find maps that will serve as your starting point. As we go along, you will see the potential of variations on the techniques I will teach you. This workshop may inspire you to make a collection of personal stitched maps. Really, the possibilities are almost endless. Upon completion, you should have a lovely little work of stitched art.                                                 Zoom only.  Click here to register:  Valerie Goodwin:  Mapping Personal Places

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 – TBD

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

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


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