QUILT North frequently sponsors workshops, which may be taught by visiting speakers, members of other guilds, or members of our own guild. Let us know if you need help setting up and/or getting comfortable when our workshops are Zoom; members are ready to help out!

NOV 12 2022 – Patriotic Quilt Sew Day

with Laura Swensen Free Workshop

Ballston Lake Fire House, 9:00am – 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 to the October and/or November meeting 10” Squares of fabric that is Red, White, Blue and or Gold.  All shades of these fabric prints, solids, plaids of good quality 100% cotton fabrics are usable.

For supply list, click here

JAN 26 2023 & JAN 29 2023

Maria Shell Riffing on Tradition

Two-day ZOOM workshop:  Thursday January 26, 2023 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm EST

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

Members $65 / Non-Members $70

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. Zoom only.  Click here to register:  Maria Shell: Riffing on Tradition

MAR 7 2023 – Valerie Goodwin

Mapping Personal Places 

Two-day ZOOM only workshop:   March 7, 2023 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST

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

Members $55 / Non-Members $60

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 4 2023 – Timna Tarr

Stitched Mosaics

Tuesday, 4 April 2023 9:00 am to 3:30 pm  EST

Members $60 / Non-Members $65 Kit Fee: $45.00

Live, in-person at the Clifton Park Elks Lodge at 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 2 2023 Esterita Austin

Luminous Painted Illusions

Tuesday, 2 May  2023 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 Clifton Park 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                       


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. Version 3.0 (09.19.2022)

Workshop Refund Policy

Full refund:

–  if Quilt North or the instructor cancels the workshop

if the student cancels with more than thirty days prior to the workshop  

if the student cancels and there is a waitlist for the workshop

Partial refund:

–  of half the workshop fee if there is not a waitlist and the student cancels between 8 to 30 days prior to the workshop.

No refund:

 if there is not a waitlist and the student cancels with less than one week prior to the workshop.

3 thoughts on “Workshops

  1. The Beth Heffler workshop for accordian HST was a great time. Kudos to the Programming team, you guys doa terrific job. I can’t wait for the Lisa Calle workshop!


  2. I agree, the Sept. workshop was alot of fun and learning a new (accordian) technique for HST’s was quite interesting….loving how my fall tablerunner is turning out!……Linda Murphy


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