Speaker Classes

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

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.

Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Create your own batik-style fabrics

In the morning create mottle dyed fat quarters. In the afternoon print and “discharge” images on the fabrics. No wax is needed. We’ll use the “discharge” technique to remove some of the color and even add in other colors.

Class cost does not include supplies.
$65 GQCCC Member
$75 Sister Guild
$85 Non-member

This class will be a in-person class. To register for the class click here.

Joy is speaking at the March General Meeting.

Check out her website at joy-lily.com.

Saturday, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Great intro class to fabric collage. In this 6 hr class choose from one of my sunflower patterns or bring your own to create a raw edge appliqué wall hanging. Using a variety of fabrics including scraps we will fussy cut and trace shapes and then glue then 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

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.