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, Apr. 4, 2017 – “Trash to Treasure Pineapples”

Gyleen Fitzgerald,

Let’s makt2t-pineapplee an old fashion favorite pineapple quilt with a new and contemporary twist without paper piecing! Go scrappy, random or totally stylized – it doesn’t matter just plan on joining the Pineapple Par-tay!

This workshop turns trash to a treasured one of a kind pineapple quilt. Uses Gyleen’s Pineapple Tool

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

Click here for the supply list.

Cost $60 members, $70 nonmembers

Gyleen will be speaking at our guild meeting the night before this workshop, Monday, Apr. 3, 2017.

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 your 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.




October 2017

Pat Pauly –

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

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


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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