QUILT North frequently sponsors workshops, which may be taught by visiting speakers, members of other guilds, or members of our own guild. Sign-up sheets are available at the monthly meetings and there is usually a limit to the number of participants at each workshop.

Sometimes there are cutoff dates for members to register; it is customary to invite members of nearby guilds to sign up if the quota of enrollees has not been met. You are asked to pay the workshop fee when you sign up in order to hold your place. There will be no refunds unless there is another participant to take your place.

Sign up early for the workshops you’d like to attend. You can do so at the workshops table during a meeting, or by emailing QUILT North.

Below are the exciting workshops kicking off the 2018-2019 guild year – sign up is currently open. Save your spot! Support guild activities! Details will be added as they are confirmed.

Unless otherwise indicated, workshops are held at the Elks Lodge, 695 Mac Elroy Road, Ballston Lake, NY 12019; look at the Directions page for how to get there.

September 2018suzi parron

Suzi Parron –

Suzi Parron’s interest in quilting history led her to fascination with barn quilts, which she discovered on a cross-country camping trip in 2008. She spent 2 years documenting the barn quilt movement. This study resulted in the book, “Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement,” published in 2012; it was followed by “Following the Barn Quilt Trail,” published in April 2016.

Suzi’s barn quilt painting workshops have added over two thousand quilt blocks to the landscape, from Texas to Minnesota.

To find out more,

Workshop – Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 – “Barn Quilt Painting”

This workshop is full, but a waiting list is being maintained. Email QUILT North if interested in signing up or if you have any questions.

 9 am to 2 pm -$50 for members, nonmember $60

barnquiltParticipants will leave with a painted barn quilt measuring 2×2 feet, the perfect size for mounting on smaller buildings, fences etc. Several designs to choose from or choose your own as long as you can draw it out without assistance.

October 2018debbybrown

Debby Brown –

Debby Brown has been a Handi Quilter educator since 2005 and has inspired quilters all around the globe. She recently filmed a series of DVDs about sit-down machine quilting featuring the HQ Sweet Sixteen®. Debby also teaches machine quilting classes at Debby creates in her studio in upstate New York.

Read more about her, see her work, and shop her store at

Workshops – Details will be added as they become available.

Mon., Oct. 1, 2018 – “Jack’s Star”A Cutie pattern

1 pm to 4 pm – $40 for members, nonmembers $50

Tues., Oct. 2, 2018 – “Machine Quilting”

9 am to 3 pm – $60 for members, nonmembers $70

November 2018


Leni Levenson Wiener

Leni Levenson Wiener is a figurative fabric collage artist (often described as art quilts), focusing on the expressive and universal nature of body language. She has written four books the latest titled Photo-inspired Art Quilts and Thread Painting. Her work has traveled the US and the world.

WorkshopTuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 – “Photo-inspired Art Quilts:
The Pear – Photo to Fabric Introduction”lenipears

9 am to 3 pm – Members $75 plus $15 kit fee, non-members: $85 plus $15 kit fee

Introductory workshop designed for students to learn the technique & finish a simple piece in a single day workshop. Includes discussion of color/value/print scale; preparing the photo; how to choose fabric; the step by step process; thread painting the details and finishing techniques – lots of tips and tricks along the way.


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