Classes

with Dale Wolfe
Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Making baby bibs is so much fun!

These are the most fun item that I have sewn. And very fast to complete. Just gather a bunch of your beautiful scraps (orphan blocks, strips), a 12” x 15”  batting and 12” x 15” backing fabric.  No binding fabric is needed.

Bibs can be tied, buttoned, snapped or whatever method that you would like to use.

This workshop will be on Zoom.

Register for the workshop here.

Saturday, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Great intro class to fabric collage. In this 4 hour class choose from one of Jane’s sunflower patterns or bring your own to create a raw edge appliqué wall hanging. Using a variety of fabrics including scraps you will fussy cut and trace shapes and then glue them onto the design before free motion quilting. The quilt can either be finished as a 15″ hanging using a binding or stretched onto a 12” artist’s canvas.

Kits available an Jane’s website, https://janehaworth.com. Jane with also have patterns and kits available at the April General Meeting.

Class cost does not include supplies.
$35 GQCCC Member
$45 Sister Guild
$55 Non-member

This class will be a live Zoom event only available during the scheduled class time. To register for the class click here.

Jane is speaking at the April General Meeting.

with Reba Siero
Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Whether you are a beginner, or want to brush up on your skills, this workshop will give you a good foundation in all the basic steps of creating a pieced quilt.  You’ll go from fabric to careful cutting, piecing and pressing.  You’ll move on to layering, basting and machine quilting your small quilt.  Then you’ll make your binding and apply it to your quilt for a smooth finish.

This workshop will be in-person with the possibility of being a hybrid class.

Register for the workshop here.


Supplies Required for Workshop

Fabric:

  • A minimum of 3 fabrics works well for the top – ¼ yard cuts or fat quarters
  • If you want a scrappy look, bring several darks and several lights that are at least 3” wide, and some border fabric that is at least 4” wide
  • Backing – at least 18” square
  • Batting – at least 18″ square
  • Binding – ¼ yard cut or 1 fat quarter

For cutting:

  • 6” x 24” rotary ruler
  • 18” x 24” rotary cutting mat
  • Rotary Cutter (45 mm, if this is your first cutter)

For sewing:

  • Sewing machine and all its parts in good working order and your owner’s manual
  • Thread for piecing (good quality 100% cotton, 50 wt)
  • Thread for quilting – same as above in a compatible color
  • Size 80 sewing machine needles (sharp, microtex, or topstitch recommended)
  • Pins (sharp and fine is recommended)
  • Small scissors or snips
  • Seam ripper

For notetaking:

  • Pen or Pencil (there will be a handout to take notes on!)

Nice to think about adding to your toolbox but not necessary:

  • ¼” foot
  • Walking foot
  • Wonder clips and/or sewtites

with Laurie Biundo
Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Join Laurie in making the Pocket Packers from ByAnnie. It measure 18½”H x 13½”W and each style features a full-sized zippered mesh pocket on the back. On the front are zippered vinyl pockets in a variety of sizes depending on the style that you choose to make. Perfect for organizing personal items and clothing in a suitcase or to carry supplies to your favorite quilting class.

It’s a large project bag, or a way to pack things in a suitcase, or anything else one can think of.

  • Style 1 has 1 pocket
  • Style 2 has 2 same-sized pockets
  • Style 3 has 3 pockets of varying sizes
  • Style 4 has 4 pockets in a variety of sizes.

Any of the pockets can be divided into more than one section. A reinforced handle attached to the top of each bag can be customized for carrying by hand or over the shoulder. Designed to be made with small amounts of fabric, Pocket Packers are perfect for using the newest fabrics from your favorite designer or a collection of pieces from your stash.

Laurie can get the supplies at a discount. Contact her and pay for your supplies by Friday, February 25th, 2022 to get your order before the workshop. Click here for the complete supplies list.

This workshop will be in-person.

Register for the workshop here.

Saturday, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

No need to fear the dreaded “A” word any longer. Using fusible and non-fusible techniques, Sandy will take away the mystery and dread as you learn how easy the process really is. You will improve your machine appliqué techniques with more than just the basics. Learn how to do so much more with satin-stitching, blanket-stitching, and the decorative stitches on your machine.

Numerous quilts and samples are provided so students can better understand the process. This is a beginner-level course.

You Choose the Project!

Participants may choose a design from any Sandy’s patterns for this fusible appliqué class. They will be able to work on a project of their choice. Browse the available patterns at hissyfitzdesigns.com/patterns-1.

Class cost does not include supplies.
$30 GQCCC Member
$40 Sister Guild
$50 Non-member

SUPPLIES LIST — These are the basic supplies you will need to have for the class. A full list with descriptions will be provided once you are registered for the class

  • Sewing machine
  • Open-toed appliqué foot
  • Bobbins
  • Thread in colors to match your fabric
  • Appliqué press sheet
  • Pen or pencil
  • Scissors
  • ‘Heat ‘n Bond LITE” fusible web
  • Extension tray for your sewing machine
  • White computer paper
  • Fabric
  • A pattern of your choice from Hissfitz Designs. You will need to purchase the pattern prior to the class.

This class will be a live Zoom event only available during the scheduled class time. To register for the class click here.

Sandy is speaking at the February General Meeting.

with Dianne Slattery
Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Get ready to play with your Orphan Blocks!

Gather them up, grab some bits of coordinating fabrics and learn some creative ways to make a fun, unique quilt top, while finding a happy place for your orphans.

There is no requirement for the amount of orphan blocks. It does help to have a design wall to hang them on while you are working, but blocks can be laid out on any flat surface.. A cell phone camera is also helpful for tracking your progress and being able to see your completed plan while you are assembling.

This workshop will be on Zoom.

Other than that you need:

  • Neutral thread, white, beige, or a light gray
  • Seam ripper
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron
  • Pencil or friction pen for marking
  • Rotary mat, cutter.

Register for the workshop here.

Saturday, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

So, you finished your blocks and the quilt is done….oh, you actually expect me to sew the blocks together? AND it needs a border? So you just cut an interesting fabric into larger strips add it on all sides and call it done. If this describes your quilt making, you are missing an opportunity to add a little extra to your quilt and create something stunning. Our class will explore options that use simple techniques to create the WOW factor.

In class we will learn a method for making a simple block. These blocks could be used to make a quilt, but we will focus on how they can make stunning borders.

Once the basic method is learned, we will explore at least 6 variations. After seeing these possibilities students that bring a finished top can begin working on planning and executing blocks for borders on their specific quilt.

Class fee does not include supplies:
$60 GQCCC Member
$70 Sister Guild
$80 Non-member

The class will be an in-person event held at the “Big Room” at the Farmhouse. This is a six-hour class with a 30 minute break for lunch.

To register for the class click here. Linda is speaking at the January General Meeting.

with Laura Mott
Saturday, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Join Laura Mott for her annual Mystery Quilt Workshop. Get clues and make a quilt based just on clues and fabric cutting instructions. You never know what you’ll end up with and each quilt always looks so beautiful and unique. Chances are you can even finish the quilt in one day or just the weekend! This workshop is a great way to bust your stash!

This class will be a live Zoom event only available during the scheduled class time. 

Register for the workshop here.

Saturday, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Take the technology leap and put LED lights into an Artist Trading Card! Make an Artist Trading Card in class, and then light it up with a LED! Learn a basic circuit, and a few more tricks to make your small art quilt shine.

Class Cost does not include supplies.
$20 GQCCC Member
$30 Sister Guild
$40 Non-member
plus $20 kit fee per student includes everything for the class, including electronics! Requires 5 days shipping lead time.

This class will be a live Zoom event only available during the scheduled class time. To register for the class click here. Cheryl is speaking at the October General Meeting.

with Dianne Slattery
Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

The Christmas Garland design is adapted from a pattern I’ve seen on Pinterest many times as a Bead Garland or Bead Quilt. It’s a very simple block. I thought it would be lovely in Christmas colors and scrappy, since I have a huge Christmas fabric inventory. I drew it out, then someone posted a Christmas version. I made it for a dear young friend who has helped our family a lot during COVID.

Christmas Garland can be made using a variety of fabrics and a background. I used Christmas fabrics from my inventory and a white on white background. The top is 46″ x 58″ without borders. There are 48 blocks which finish at 8″ x 8″.

This class will be a live Zoom event only available during the scheduled class time. 

Register for the workshop here.

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