Guest Speaker Classes

In addition to workshops led by Guild members, we also sponsor professional classes with guest speakers from our monthly general meetings. Our guild loves learning from these accomplished quilt artists.

Click on the class name in the list on the right to learn more about the class.  Register using the link on the speaker class page, or with the online registration form. You will receive an automated email message acknowledging that your registration has been received, followed by an email or phone call within a few days to arrange for payment. If you do not receive a registration confirmation, please reach out using the contact form and direct your message to Programs Chair.

Payment reserves your spot in the class. Classes are non-transferable and non-refundable. Non-members are welcome to sign up, but will be charged a slightly higher fee.

The class may be cancelled if the minimum number of signups is not reached 30 days prior to the class date. The minimum number of students varies by class.

Classes will typically be in-person at GQCCC’s Farmhouse location, 5554 Clayton Rd, in the Big Room if the instructor is available to teach locally. Otherwise, the classes will be held over Zoom.

Upcoming Classes

July 23, 2022 -Alli Jensen’s First Snow

Saturday, 10 AM to 1:00 PM 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 […]

August 27, 2022 -Sheila Collins’ Posies In the Sunshine

Saturday, 10 AM to ~5:00 PM There’s nothing like a bouquet of bright, whimsical flowers to lift one’s spirits. Posies In The Sunshine is a wonderful introduction into the world of dimensional flowers, which feature fabric covered button centers. Your imagination is your only limitation in creating your own happy bouquet. Additionally, you will also […]

October 29, 2022 – Sarah Goer’s Building an Improv Toolbox

Sunday, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM In this fast-paced workshop, Sarah will teach a wide variety of improvisational piecing techniques. Discover how fun and easy it is to create these improv elements for use in your existing quilt projects, or as the start of a new project. Each prompt will be introduced and demonstrated; then […]

Past Classes

April 23, 2022 – Jane Haworth’s Sunlit Sunflower

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 […]

March 5, 2022 – Sandy Fitzpatrick’s Make the Most of Your Machine Appliqué

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 […]

January 29, 2022 – Linda Wagner’s Borders

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, […]

October 30 2021 – Cheryl Sleboda’s Light Up an Artist Trading Card

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 […]

August 28, 2021 – Colleen Wise’s Emerald City

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 […]

July 24, 2021 – Krista Moser’s Wreath Quilt Sampler

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 […]

June 26, 2021 – Penni Domikis’ Pickle Dish Block

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 […]

May 1, 2021 – Lori Dickman’s Fruity Melons

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 […]

March 27, 2021 – Kate Colleran’s Pack It Up Pouch! Fun and Function with Cork

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 […]

February 28, 2021 – Lisa Thorpe’s Stamp-a-rama

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 […]