Classes

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

Quilters all over our country are stitching up mats for dogs who live in homeless shelters, until they are adopted. Dale Wolfe has been sewing and quilting mats for these darling furballs, too, as dogs are so important to Dale as they are to all of us.

Participants in this workshop will make a completed 12″ x 18″ mat to donate to to the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) in Walnut Creek. The mat dimensions are set to fit the size of the kennels that are provided for the animals.

This project is great for using scraps. They can be orphan blocks or strips, any color or pattern. A mat can easily be finished within 3–4 hours.  If you are fast at it, you might even finish two!

Supplies needed include:

  • 13” x 19” batting — a heavy batting is not used, as we need it to be lighter and easy for ARF employees to launder as needed.
  • (4) 5” fabric squares
  • (2) 2.5” x 17” fabric strips
  • (2) 2.5 x 13” fabric strips

This workshop will be on Zoom.

Register for the workshop here.

with Kathy Callahan
Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Calling all those who would like to learn to appliqué! I use a toothpick to help with the turning. You will learn to make points, valleys, curves, two ways to make circles, and how to place pieces accurately on the background. If you know how to appliqué and want some assistance with a project, you are welcome to attend and I’ll help while the beginners get going on their project.   

This workshop will be in-person. Doors will open at 9:00 am to check in, visit, and get organized. Instruction starts at 9:30 am sharp.

Register for the workshop here.

Saturday, 10 AM to 1:00 PM

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED, DUE TO LACK OF PARTICIPANTS.

Join Alli for an afternoon learning to create her First Snow quilt. This is her most requested quilt pattern. The pattern has two variations, and you can make a full version or a mini version of the quilt. Come enjoy the snow without getting cold. This is a Zoom class.

Class cost does not include supplies.
$25 GQCCC Member
$35 Sister Guild
$45 Non-member

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

Alli is speaking at the July General Meeting.

with Joan Barker
Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Let’s have fun with a Bali Pop (or two)!  When making these two quilts, I used approximately 60 – 2 1/2” strips.  It is so much fun, to decide which four strips that you will stitch together into a tube.  Come play with us and see my latest version of this quilt.

This workshop will be in-person.

Register for the workshop here.

Saturday, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

This class will be held over two Saturdays, June 4th and June 11th. Kathy will setup a Slack chat group students to ask questions and chat in between the sessions and for one month following the class. Students will also get access to Kathy’s online class lesson for one month after the class.

Master the Apliquick method for turned-edge appliqué. The innovative Apliquick tools provide unprecedented ease and precision for preparing fabric for hand or machine stitching – even miniature-sized. Kathy has taught many appliqué techniques over the years but when Apliquick came to North America in 2013, it was a game changer. Suddenly, turned-edge appliqué was accessible and achievable. Apliquick is a technique that is easy to learn and quick to master. You will get good results right away and with a little practice, you will be able to turn pretty well anything! If you have always wanted to learn turned-edge appliqué – or struggled with it in the past – this class is for you.

Registered students will be eligible for 10% off anything in Kathy’s online store.

Apliquick rods are available an Kathy’s website, https://kathykwylie.com/product-category/apliquick

Class cost does not include supplies.
$50 GQCCC Member
$60 Sister Guild
$70 Non-member

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

Kathy is speaking at the May General Meeting.

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.

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