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.

June 2018

Two workshops with Karen Kay Buckley

Oriental flowersTuesday, June 5, 2018 – “Oriental Flowers”

 9 am – 4 pm
Cost is $55.00 plus an additional $16.00 payable to the Karen for the pattern

“While sewing on this 12” block you will learn many machine appliqué techniques including perfect circles, perfect points, perfect stems and what I refer to as the “tricky shapes.” You will also learn reverse appliqué and how to make covered cording. Come have a fun day machine appliquéing the Karen Kay Buckley way.”

Contact Mary Wade at for the supply list.

 Wednesday, June 6, 2018 – “Garden Medley” – Hand applique

garden medley 

9 am – 4 pm
Cost is $55.00 plus an additional $16.00 payable to the Karen for the pattern and additional items

“I just love seeing the beautiful colors of the blooming flowers in the spring and summer. At least in my area that is the only time we see them in bloom. But now you can see them year round with this easy to make 21″ x 24 ½” wall quilt. There are three panels in this project, and in this workshop we will focus on the just the center panel. You will be thrilled with your smooth curves, sharp points and perfect circles as you begin to hand appliqué on this wonderful little project.”

Click here for the supply list.

September 2018suzi parron

Suzi Parron

Suzi Parron’s interest in quilting history led her to fascination with barn quilts, which she discovered on a cross-country camping trip in 2008. She spent 2 years documenting the barn quilt movement. This study resulted in the book, “Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement,” published in 2012; it was followed by “Following the Barn Quilt Trail,” published in April 2016.

Suzi’s barn quilt painting workshops have added over two thousand quilt blocks to the landscape, from Texas to Minnesota.

To find out more,

 Workshop – Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 – “Barn Quilt Painting”

 9 am to 1 pm -$50 for members, nonmember $60

barnquiltParticipants will leave 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.

October 2018

Debby Brown –

Debby Brown has been a Handi Quilter educator since 2005 and has inspired quilters all around the globe. She recently filmed a series of DVDs about sit-down machine quilting featuring the HQ Sweet Sixteen®. Debby also teaches machine quilting classes at Debby creates in her studio in upstate New York.

Read more about her, see her work, and shop her store at

Workshops – Details will be added as they become available.

Mon., Oct. 1, 2018 – “Jack’s Star”A Cutie pattern

1 pm to 4 pm – $40 for members, nonmembers $50

Tues., Oct. 2, 2018 – “Machine Quilting”

9 am to 3 pm – $60 for members, nonmembers $70



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