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 some that are coming up at the start of the 2017-2018 guild year – sign up is currently open and suggested. 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.
October 2 & 3, 2017
Pat Pauly – patpauly.com
Back by popular demand. . .our November 2016 speaker Pat Pauly is returning to QN to lecture (at our October 2 guild meeting) and teach two workshops! Sign up now and save your spot(s). Additional information will be added as available.
NEW – MEMBERS TAKE BOTH Pat Pauly WORKSHOPS FOR $100 – save $10!
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.
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 – “The Skinny Line Leaf Using Lines and Curves” – 9 am to 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. Please bring small iron, small pressing pad, sewing machine and all that goes with that, your lunch and your name tag.
NEW – Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 – “Clamshell Pillow” or “Christmas Baubles”
With Laura Swensen
9 am to 3 pm at the Ballston Lake Fire House, 1125 Ballston Lake Road, Ballston Lake, NY 12019
Members $10 plus pattern fee of $10
Laura will be teaching either the “Clamshell Pillow” or “Christmas Baubles” (Christmas Tree) – it’s up to you which one to make. Both classes use the Sue Pelland’s “Hearts and More” Templates. Students need to fuse fabric in advance and bring to class. Laura says “I think that is the best way!”
She will have the Misty Fuse available at the October guild meeting for anyone taking the class or you can contact her about getting some or about ordering the templates.
You may not get to actually sewing your project, but if you’re fast, bring your sewing machine. Click here for the supply list.
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 – “Whirling Lemoynes” – 9 am to 3 pm
Michelle Renee Hiatt – Sew On the Go
“Whirling Lemoynes” creates a spinning effect that was inspired by those fun whirling flowers used as lawn ornaments. It is a really fun & whimsical quilt that teaches you how to piece Lemoynes and 4-Pointed Stars without paper piecing. Learn how to use Deb Tucker’s Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star™ & Corner Beam™ as you make this fun quilt. The class includes step-by-step use of the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star & Corner Beam, as well as tips on matching points, piecing on-point quilts, strip piecing techniques, & general machine piecing hints & tips.
Members $55, Nonmembers $65
Michelle also will lecture at our November guild meeting.