QUILT North frequently sponsors workshops, which may be taught by visiting speakers, members of other guilds, or members of our own guild. Workshops for the beginning of the 2020-2021 guild year will be virtual, conducted on a Zoom platform. 

Sign up early for the workshops you’d like to attend, by emailing QUILT North, or by emailing June Barker at Let us know is you need help setting up and/or getting comfortable with Zoom too; members are ready to help out!

Below is the information about our upcoming September workshop. Sign up is currently open. Save your spot! Support guild activities! Details about the other planned workshops will be added soon.


Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020

Sample of class project

“Bite Size Gem” Workshop with MJ Kinman

When: Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020      9 am – 3 pm

Fee: Members $45

You will be creating a beautiful, multi faceted gem using a technique that was developed by MJ.  Students will learn how to chart a design on freezer paper, code each piece for color, location and adjacency, position template pieces onto fabric for desired light effects, and create your own study in faceted color. MJ will be providing us a PDF for the workshop, which focuses mainly on the technique.

Supply List

36 in length of freezer paper (18 in wide), cannot use parchment or tracing paper
colored pencils in the colors you want to create
ball point pen or sharpie (black)
18″ ruler
small ruler with 1/4″ increments
Bic white-out tape
double sided tape
sewing machine, iron and the usual sewing supplies, we will be using a rotary cutter on “paper”
Acorn Precision Piecing “Seam Align” glue, can also use Roxannes glue baste it

Fabric- can use your own solids or gradients. Limit color choices to 2 hues with a few values plus white and black for sparkle. No more than 5-7 different fabrics.

You can purchase MJ’s fabric packets and patterns at the following:

1. – there is a sale now of some of her patterns till July 31.
4. Sew Inspired Quilts is a quaint shop located in Simsbury, CT, if anyone would like to take a little drive. It is about 2 hours away, north of Hartford, but I would call first to see if they have your color choice.  Phone: 860-651-8885

Any questions can be directed to June Barker. Email

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