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.

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.

January 2019

NEW – “Barn Quilt Painting” with Suzi Parron

guild barn quilts

Sat., Jan. 5, 2019 – 9 am to 3 pm
$60 for members, $70 for nonmembers

We had so much fun in September, we wanted to do it again!

Leave this workshop 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.

Sign up at the sign up table at the meeting or email Angela at

PLEASE SIGN UP as soon as possible so Suzi can ship the supplies we will need in advance. Last day for sign ups will be, Monday, Dec. 3rd, , at the December meeting/holiday party.

Suzi’s barn quilt painting workshops have added over 2,000 quilt blocks to the landscape, from Texas to Minnesota. Read more at


NEW – “Stack ‘n Whack” with Paula Dunn

Sat., January 26, 2019 – Details will be added when available.

February 2019 Workshop

“Twirl – a – Tool” with Debbie Wendtdebbybrown

Tues. Feb 5, 2019  –   9 am to 3 pm
$40 for members, $50 for nonmembers

A new block for a unique quilt. Debbie’s Brilliant Bindings tool is used as a template for making the block. Give it a whirl!

Debbie Wendt has combined her passion for sewing, quilting and teaching into a business that is truly on the go: Wendt Quilting. She teaches all over the U.S. many aspects of quiltmaking. Visit her website to read more about her and see all her tools and patterns.



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