Member-led Workshops

Workshops are learning opportunities led by guild members who wish to share their skills and ideas.

Workshops are the third Saturday of the month. Doors open at 9 am, and generally go from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.

The fee for each workshop is $15 per person for GQCCC members, $20 for sister guild members, and $25 for non-members. There may be an extra materials cost if you do not already have what is required in your stash.

Registration opens 60 days prior to the workshop date. Payment reserves your spot in the class. Workshops are non-transferable and non-refundable. Non-members are welcome to sign up, but will be charged a slightly higher fee. Registrants may cancel up to 14 days before the class.

Payment confirms your registration and reserves your space in the workshop. You will be sent the via email the workshop supply list and, if applicable, connection information for Zoom.

The workshop may be cancelled if there are not enough registrants. The minimum number of participants varies by workshop.

In-person workshops are held at GQCCC’s Farmhouse location, 5554 Clayton Rd, Ste. 4, Concord, CA.


If you have a skill or a technique that you would like to share with the membership, please contact the Workshop Chair.

Upcoming Workshops


October 15, 2022 – Fabric Wrapped Rope Bowls (IN-PERSON)

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 […]

November 19, 2022 – Easy Mystery Quilt (ZOOM)

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 […]

January, 21, 2023 – Celtic Knots (IN-PERSON)

with Leona McCann Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm Have Celtic knot quilts intrigued you or made you feel nervous about making them? Then this is the class for you! The Celtic Love Knot pattern may look complex and difficult, but in fact once broken down to manageable sections. The middle medallion can be put […]

February 18, 2023 – Unique Half-Square Triangles and More! (IN-PERSON)

with Dianne Slattery Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm Learn different ways to handle half square triangles in your quilts. This workshop will be in-person. Register for the workshop here.

March 18, 2023 – The Anything Bag (IN-PERSON)

with Laurie Biundo Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm Learn how to make a double-zipper bag that can be used for almost anything — a toiletry bag for travel, shoes, snacks, quilting supplies, or anything else! The bag pattern is the Double Zip Gear Bag 2.0 from ByAnnie, which has instructions for three sizes: SMALL: […]

Past Workshops


2022
September 17, 2022 – Every Last Scrap for Dogs! Yeah! (ZOOM)

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 […]

August 20, 2022 – Beginning Needle Turn Appliqué (IN-PERSON)

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 […]

July 16, 2022 – CANCELLED

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this workshp has been cancelled. Our apologies!

June 18, 2022 – Bali Pop Puzzle

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 […]

May 21, 2022 – Baby Bib

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 […]

April 16, 2022 – Quilting Fundamentals

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, […]

March 19, 2022 – Pocket Packers

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 […]

February 19, 2022 – Orphan Blocks

with Dianne Slattery Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm Get ready to play with your Orphan Blocks! Gather them up, grab some bits of coordinating fabrics and learn some creative ways to make a fun, unique quilt top, while finding a happy place for your orphans. There is no requirement for the amount of orphan […]

2021
November 20, 2021 – Easy Mystery Quilt

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 […]

September 18, 2021 – Christmas Garland Quilt

with Dianne Slattery Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm The Christmas Garland design is adapted from a pattern I’ve seen on Pinterest many times as a Bead Garland or Bead Quilt. It’s a very simple block. I thought it would be lovely in Christmas colors and scrappy, since I have a huge Christmas fabric inventory. […]

August 21, 2021 – Wonky Log Cabin Block

with Kathy Schmitz Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm The classic log cabin block is very organized, neat, and predictable. The wonky log cabin block is… more free-spirited!  The classic log cabin block starts with a square red center piece, representing the warmth of the fireplace, the heart of a cabin.  The wonky version starts with […]

July 17, 2021 – Crumb Quilts on Adding Machine Tape

with Linda Luks Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm The class will cover making the strips, then putting them together in either a quilt similar to this or cutting the strips into narrower strips and making a match stick style design which will look like pick up sticks scattered in background. To get ready for […]

June 19, 2021 – Quilted Jelly Roll Tote

with Taryn Doidge Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm With just 12 jelly roll/ or 2 1/2”strips, you can make a tote bag perfect for carrying around a large quilt, or even a few smaller quilts. This workshop can help you with picking colors to coordinate. If you don’t want to buy an entire jelly […]

May 15, 2021 – Quilt as You Go

with Laura Mott Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm Bring your supplies and leave with a Spring table runner quilted and ready to go! You can make it scrappy or plan your color palette of favorite fat quarters waiting on the shelf, along with batting and backing fabric. It’s easy and fun and a great […]

April 17, 2021 – Techniques for Quilters – Up Your Sewing Game

with Reba Siero Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm Reba will be demonstrating several techniques that will improve your quilt making skills. Included will be applying binding with mitered corners that will add the finishing touch to any quilt. She will show you how to create continuous bias strips that can be used in many […]

March 20, 2021 – Project Bag and Tote

with Laurie Biundo Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm The class is a project bag and a tote to put fabric and tools in to take to class. I have become a “By Annie” expert. I can get the patterns (a tad cheaper) but the supplies can all be found at Wooden Gate Quilts in […]

February 20, 2021 – Oh Christmas Treat!

with Dianne Slattery Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm Oh Christmas Treat! was designed and completed for a dear Guild member and finished by Guild members after she was diagnosed with terminal cancer.Oh Christmas Treat! without border is 54 x 66. There are 99 blocks which finish at 6″ x 6.” It uses half square […]

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