Member-led Workshops

with Laura Mott
Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

4″ squares = 45×45” makes a great quilted table topper and 45×60” a nice lap top quilt!  Scrappy prints, Christmas jelly rolls you’ve had for awhile and a few yards of fabric and you are ready to go!  This is an easy quilt as you go (QAYG) Project.  Pattern for varying sizes will be provided.

This workshop will be in-person.

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.

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 Mary Pimentel-Wheeler
Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

During the workshop, you will:

  • Make a simple fabric wrapped rope bowl.
  • Learn techniques for starting, wrapping, sewing, and finishing your bowl.
  • Understand how best to set up your sewing machine for success.
  • See examples of fancy finishes and other embellishments you can add to your bowl.
  • Take home some written instructions and a few patterns for later reference.

You will receive a materials list prior to the workshop.

This workshop will be in-person.

Register for the workshop here.

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 workshop will be in-person.

Register for the workshop here.

with Leona McCann
Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Have Celtic Knot quilts intrigued you or made you feel nervous then this is the class for you.
The Celtic Love Knot patterns may look complex and difficult but in fact once broken down to manageable sections the middle medallion can be put together in a few hours. My workshop promises to be fun and at the end you will have created a spectacular quilt.

This workshop will be in-person.

Register for the workshop here.

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