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.

Workshops for the 2016-2017 are going to be great. Check back here for more details as they are confirmed. Thank you for your support this year and to VP Laura Swensen for bringing such wonderful quilters to our guild this year.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 – “Whole Cloth Painting – Little  Birds”


Linda will teach whole cloth painting in her “Little Bird” workshop. This description is from her web site: “Learn to paint, blend and add whimsical details to your whole cloth painted quilt top. Learning from Linda, an experienced painter and quilt instructor, on how to make yolindapoolelittlebirdur quilt a one of a kind masterpiece.

It’s a great, doable and small enough project to learn how to paint on fabric!”

9 am – 3 pm at the Elks Lodge, 695 MacElroy Road, Ballston Lake, NY 12019

Cost $60 members, $70 nonmembers

A kit will be available for $30 and includes what you need for class.

Please bring a hair dryer and your lunch.

Upcoming – September 2017


Monday, Sept. 11, 2017  – “Stitching Fun”

Students will use the decorative stitches on sewing machine and explore the use of decorative and specialty threads. The end result will be an art quilt wall hanging or the beginning of a tote bag or handbag. Class fee is $25.00 per student and students will receive a variety of thread samples and machine needles as part of their class’s fee.

Class fee members $25, nonmembers $35 – Time and location to be announced.


Upcoming – October 2017


Back by popular demand. . .our November 2016 speaker Pat Pauly is returning to QN to lecture and teach two workshops! Sign up now and save your spot(s). Additional information will be added as available.


Monday, Oct. 2, 2017  – “A Dozen Ways: Design for Art Quilts” – 1 pm to 4 pm

Members $45, Nonmembers $55
Plus $6 material fee paid directly to Pat at the workshop

This workshop reveals tips, ideas and techniques that are useful for starting from scratch for original art quilts. In this workshop, Pat will share her methods for starting from nothing, or as she puts it “designing in thin air.” Bring your notebooks, try some design exercises, and take away more than a baker’s dozen of ideas for kick starting your own original work.

 Tues., Oct. 3, 2017 – “The Skinny Line Leaf” – 9 am t o 3 pm

Members $65, Nonmembers $75
Plus $15 pattern fee paid directly to Pat at the workshop


Pat will show you how to transform a line drawing with a simple template to make this “Skinny Line Leaf” quilt. Learn how to make that skinny line, piece  improvisationally, use color vibrantly, &  gain confidence in freehand rotary cutting.

Use your scraps or Pat’s shibori fabric to make the final 32” x 32” piece, or combine with additional blocks.

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