Past Speaker Classes

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, 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Saturday, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

These blocks look like three-dimensional pyramids—and they also appear to float above the surface of the quilt! Emerald City blocks are strip-pieced and easy enough for beginners to construct. Experienced quilters will learn something too: how to harness the power of consistent value placement to create a sense of three dimensions. Careful attention to value will make the illusion appear. A shadowed setting visually “lifts” them off the surface of the quilt, and we’ll talk about how to choose fabrics to make it work.  So elegant, so dimensional, so easy—and so exciting to see the results!

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. Colleen is speaking at the August General Meeting.

Yardage Requirements:

For blocks:

  • ½ yard (total) light fabrics
  • ½ yard (total) dark fabrics
  • 1 yard (total) medium fabrics

It’s important to have different values (light / medium / dark) within each block.  You can use as few as three different fabrics.  It can also be given a scrappy look with lots of different values, as long as there is a distinct difference between light, medium, and dark within each block.

If you are using small scraps, be aware that this quilt is strip-pieced; you will need to be able to cut strips at least 18” long.  Fat quarters (or jelly rolls) are great!

For background and sashing:

  • 1½ yards sashing and border fabric
  • ¼ yard “shadow” fabric

Note: “Shadow” fabric may be black, or it can be a darker or grayer color than the sashing fabric.  The shadow fabric should look like the color of a shadow on the sashing fabric; ignore the color of the block fabrics.  If in doubt: bring black, muddy green or purple, or charcoal gray!

Tools and Notions Required:

  • Rotary cutter, mat, and 6” x 24” ruler
  • Triangle ruler, Omnigrid # 98 or 98L
  • Design wall (a large flannel-backed vinyl tablecloth works great!)
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing basket supplies, piecing thread, etc.

Optional Items–Recommended but not Required:

  • Reducing lens, door peephole or binoculars

Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The Wreath Quilt Sampler is a fun, fresh addition to your holiday decor. It’s composed of six different blocks or concepts, each one teaching a new technique using the Creative Grids 60-Degree Diamond Mini Ruler. The shapes are simple, and the construction is a breeze, building your quilt block by block with no Y seams! Work from your stash or collect a variety of reds and greens and enjoy the process of shade and color placement to get the complete effect. For inspiration, check out this post from Krista’s blog for different color variations.

FINISHED SIZE: 55″ x 55″


• 1 5/8 yds white for background & star blocks

• 1 5/8 yds cream for background & star blocks

• 1/6 yd shimmery gold for star points

• 1/6 yd each of three different reds

• 1/4 yd each of nine different greens

Fat quarters can be used


Creative Grids Non-Slip 60 Degree Diamond Mini Ruler by Krista Moser

Class Cost does not include pattern or ruler
$50 GQCCC Member
$60 Sister Guild
$70 Non-member

The first twelve people to register for the class will get the pattern donated to them by a GQCCC member.

To register for the class click here.

If more than 20 people register for the class, the class cost will be reduced.

Saturday, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Try your hand at Foundation Piecing and Curved Piecing with Penni’s Nested Petal template and its Companion Curve template. This class is a beginner and beyond class allowing more advanced student to try a slightly more complex foundation design making it perfect for the beginner and advanced quilter. Learn a few new techniques and have fun with fabric and color.

We will be learning how to cut curved pieces on the grain line, prepare and sew a simple foundation pieced pattern, trim our paper piecing and sew basic curved pieces into a block.

Toolkit Available here. (Note: Class date may not be correct on the shop website. The date was moved from May to June.) The kit includes a Pickle Dish downloadable pattern, downloadable sewing sheets, the Nested Petal template and Pickle Dish Companion Curve template.

Class Cost does not include supply kit.
$35 GQCCC Member
$45 Sister Guild
$55 Non-member

Penni is giving discount code for people to use to order supplies and other items.

To register for the class click here. Penni is speaking at the May General Meeting.

• General Sewing Supplies
• sewing machine, rotary cutter and mat, needles, scissors, pins, basic piecing thread and anything else you may need for general sewing.
• Proper foot and stitch plate for accurate 1/4 in seam
• Water soluble glue stick(s) or a water soluble sewing/applique glue (ex., Roxanne’s Glue Baste-it or similar product)
• Paper cutting scissors as well as sewing scissors.
• Light Box – If you own one… bring it. If you do not own one don’t fret. It isn’t necessary.
• Bring general quilting rulers for squaring up fabric and cutting your quilt. Specialty rulers are not necessary. Additional cutting templates are available for purchase to make cutting pattern pieces easier.
• Optional: Add-A-Quarter Ruler (if you have one… bring it, this will may your life easy)
Fabric Requirements:
We will be working primarily on one block (potentially two) on the day of the class to get the technique of paper piecing and curved piecing. If intending to make a lap size quilt… you will need approximately 2 yards of background fabric for curves but only need a FQ on the day of the class.
• 1 FQ for background
• 2 FQs of coordinating fabrics for foundation pieced stripes.
• 1 FQ of coordinating fabric for petal center
• 1 FQ of coordinating fabric for squares

Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

This workshop features a fun and colorful Drunkards Path Quilt that goes together very quickly. This 47”x 47” quilt is made using two different 9” block patterns: The Drunkards Path block and the Eccentric Star block. Learn Lori’s quick and easy method of sewing the curved pieces of the Drunkard’s Path blocks! This quilt is one you can piece together in no time at all! Try it in your favorite color combinations…makes a fast baby quilt or 4th of July quilt also!

Class Cost does not include supply kit
$30 GQCCC Member
$40 Sister Guild
$50 Non-member

To register for the class click here. Lori is speaking at the April General Meeting.

Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Creating a braid can add a decorative touch to any bag!  Add in cork fabric for the bottom and your bag will be extra special! Cork is fun and easy to work with. The pattern has 4 different size bags; in class we will be making the medium size bag.

Students will learn to cut braid pieces using the Mini Braid Template, how to sew them together and trim for a perfect braid while using the braids to create a fun little pouch! We will discuss how color impacts the look of your braid and ways to create braids of different looks. Students will learn how easy it is to add cork to their bag but they can just use fabric- both look great! And they will learn an easy method to add a zipper and end up with a fun and functional bag!

6 hour class

Class Cost does not include supply kit
$45 GQCCC Member
$55 Sister Guild
$65 Non-member

Kate is giving a one time use 10% discount code that can be used to purchase your supply kit or something else

To register for the class click here. Kate is speaking at the March General Meeting.

Supply List

  • Each student needs a Pack it Up! pattern and a Mini Braid Template.
  • Basic Sewing Supplies – whatever you usually keep close b such as snips, seam ripper, pins…
  • Rotary cutter, mat and ruler
  • If you have an 8 ½” wide ruler, it’s helpful but not necessary!
  • Sewing machine zipper foot- some may find they can use their regular foot, others will need a  zipper foot. Depends on your machine.
  • Thread in a neutral color and pre-filled bobbins
  • Coordinating thread to top stitch and (optional) to quilt the front of the bag
  • Iron and ironing surface

Helpful but not necessary:

  • Wool pressing mat
  • Spray starch
  • Binder clips

Click Here to download the Class Supply List and PreClass cutting Instructions PDF.

Click Here to purchase Class kit that includes pattern and template.

Click Here to purchase a Class bundle that includes the pattern, the Mini Braid Template, and one set of bag hardware.

Click Here to purchase fabric kit for the the bag, interfacing, zipper and bag hardware (medium size bag).

Link to purchase a modified kit: includes interfacing (Shapeflex and Decor Bind pieces) and bag hardware (medium size bag).

Click Here to purchase bag hardware.

In class we will all be making a medium size bag. It helps if everyone is making the same size for their first one! Don’t worry, you’ll want to make them all! These bags are like potato chips- you can’t have just one!

Fabrics and bag supplies for medium size bag

To save time in class, please precut all the bag pieces. 


Bag Hardware- ?” D ring and swivel hook. I have hardware packs available on my website.

Zipper – coordinating zipper at least 9″ long but linger is fine. Not a metal zipper as we will be  trimming it.

Fabric: see Class Handout for cutting instructions

You will need 4-8 strips 1 ½” x 20″ or WOF strips for the braid section. LEAVE the strips long- we will cut the braid pieces together in class!

? yard or Fat Quarter for the top, back and handle, cut:

¼ yard or Fat Quarter for the inside, cut:

Cork or other contrast fabric for the bottom front of the bag, cut:

½ yard (based on 20″ wide) Shape Flex or other lightweight fusible interfacing, cut:

? yard (based on 20″ wide) Decor Bond or other heavyweight fusible interfacing**, cut:

** I often get asked is you can use fusible fleece instead of a heavyweight interfacing. Yes; note your bag will be softer and more pliable but less likely to stand up on it’s own. 

Sunday, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

In this fun PLAYshop you’ll learn to design and carve 3 rubber stamps. Lisa will share how to design a focal point block and a repeat pattern block. Don’t worry about drawing skills Lisa will show you how even the simplest design creates a unique pattern when printed in multiples. She will demonstration all the techniques and tricks to designing and carving a rubber stamp that you can use again and again in fiber and paper arts. To inspire and spark your creative juices, Lisa will share a myriad of ways she has used her hand carved stamps in art quilting, mixed media art, and as clothing embellishment.With your workshop you will also get access to a zoom video for 2 weeks and link to short instructional video

What participants need:
•Notebook or sketchpad
•Soft lead Pencil like 2B
•Damp cloth or wipes for cleaning stamp.
•Supply Kit or Equivalent (see below)

GQCCC Member $30 +$40 supply kit
Sister Guild $40 +$40 supply kit
Non-member $50 +$40 supply kit

Supply Kit Required.

Must order by 2/17/2021
$35 kit fee plus $5 shipping provides everything you need for this creative workshop – three soft cut blocks in three sizes, one carving tool, design transfer tool, one black permanent ink pad, linen fabric 12×12” square, one skein embroidery thread and needle included in kit!

Purchase kit at

Register for the class here.