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In addition to workshops led by guild members, we also sponsor professional classes with guest speakers from our monthly general meetings. It is a great opportunity to learn from accomplished quilt artists.

Registration opens 90 days prior to the class date. Payment reserves your spot in the class. Class payments are non-transferable. Non-members are welcome to sign up, but will be charged a slightly higher fee. Registrants may cancel up to 35 days before the class.

GQCCC may choose to cancel the class if the minimum number of signups is not reached prior to the date noted in the class description. The minimum number of students varies by class.

If the instructor is available to teach locally, the class will be held in-person GQCCC’s Farmhouse location at 5554 Clayton Rd in the “Big Room”. Otherwise, the class will be held over Zoom.

GQCCC Event Policies


    • February 03, 2024
    • March 02, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • The Farmhouse, Contra Costa County Farm Bureau Building, 5554 Clayton Road, Suite 4, Concord
    • 0
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    Registration opens for members on December 1, 2024, non-members on December 15, 2023

    Put away the ruler and join artist Pati Fried to play with color, line and the expressive style of improvisational piecing. This is a course for those who are "improvisationally" curious. You will finish this course with a toolbox full of techniques to explore more expressive, spontaneous work in the future. We will break down improvisational piecing into 4 distinct categories and discuss the why’s and how’s of each technique:

    • Building Blocks For Improv
    • Tweaking Traditional Block
    • Adding Strata and Bits
    • Embrace your Curves

    This is a two-session class, held one month apart.

    This class is suitable for any level of quilter.

    Click here to download the supplies list for the first class.  The supply list for the second class list will be provided after completion of the first class.

    Cancellation allowed until January 2, 2024.

    • June 08, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 24
    Registration is closed

    Registration opens for members on March 10, 2024, non-members on April 24, 2024

    David will guide you through a creative process for designing your own modern abstract quilts, taking inspiration from architectural photos to develop dynamic and unique quilt designs.

    Working from photos of architectural elements, David will guide you through the steps to design a mini modern fabric quilt… inspired by architecture! You will learn the quilt-as-you-go method, sewing the top pieces, batting and backing simultaneously. You’ll then add texture and complexity with David’s unique approach to walking foot machine quilting where the quilting lines become a major design element. Learn to connect multiple quilted units with a great gusset join technique, then add a simple face binding for a modern finish. 

    At David's request, the supplies list and Zoom information will be provided to registrants two weeks prior to the class (May 25, 2024).

    Download the full class description PDF for more details.  Learn more about David on his website.

    Cancellation allowed until May 6, 2024

    • November 09, 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The Farmhouse, Contra Costa County Farm Bureau Building, 5554 Clayton Road, Suite 4, Concord
    • 20
    Registration is closed

    Registration opens for members on August 11, 2024, non-members on September 25, 2024

    This quilt was inspired by deciding to limit choices and work with the simple 4-Patch block. Limitations are wonderful for creating set parameters to work with and open up a field of possibilities to concentrate on color, value and design. With fewer distractions of learning new sewing techniques, you can wholly focus on your color play and layout.

    We will cover all the steps of the design in this class, from auditioning colors to the role of value in creating movement, and go step by step through each aspect of the design process.

    Tara will be our guest speaker at the September 2024 general meeting.

    Level: Confident beginner to intermediate 


    Cancellation allowed until October 7, 2024

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