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Workshop Information

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  In keeping with NYS remaining "On Pause", our June guild meeting has been canceled. Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill has been rescheduled for fall, 2021.  We look forward to seeing everyone in September.

Workshop Policies

Open Sew Registration Forms 2020-2021

Workshop Registration Forms, Fall 2020

Complete the workshop registration form (also available to members in the Newsletter).

Make check payable to Q.U.I.L.T., Inc.  Include a Self-Addressed, Stamped Envelope (SASE).

A list of materials and supplies, if needed, will be sent to you in your SASE.  If the workshop is filled, you will be put on a waiting list and your check will not be deposited until you are accepted in the workshop.  

Refunds for cancellations will only be made if your place can be filled from a waiting list or you can find a substitute.  Workshop and waiting list policies are in the Q.U.I.L.T., Inc.'s Members' Guide.

Please wear your name tag and enjoy the workshop.

Workshop Coordinators:  

Workshops and Supply Lists

Supply lists will be added as available.

Amy Friend (https://duringquiettime.com/Postponed until Fall 2021

Intentional Large-Scale Paper Piecing-Magic Spark (supply list)

Magic Spark serves as a great introduction to modern, large scale paper piecing. Paper piecing with larger pieces of fabric is in many ways more difficult than paper piecing with small pieces that are more easily handled. Learn some new tricks to make large scale paper piecing work while also learning to place your fabric intentionally to enhance the pattern design. Explore various layouts for a unique quilt top. 

Please note that, for your convenience, the supply list includes fabric requirements for making one "spark" from four block parts for class participation, as well as fabric requirements for completing the full pattern.

Magic Spark

Modern Selvage Quilts - Selvage Whirlwind (supply list) Postponed until Fall 2021

Have you been saving those precious selvages for ages but aren't quite sure what to do with them? Selvage Whirlwind is a fun modern quilt that make use of a wide range of colored selvages from your collection. Learn how best to collect selvages, what makes a selvage design work, and create several selvage blocks sharing selvages with your classmates so you have a wide range of colors.

Selvage Whirlwind (4 blocks)

Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill  (http://www.wholecirclestudio.com/) Postponed until Fall 2021

Hawaiian Inspired Appliqué (supply list) Postponed until Fall 2021

Learn how to make the Big Island Blossom block, pictured below, a modern interpretation of traditional Hawaiian quilts. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare the applique (including folding, cutting and basting) and how to apply the motif using needle-turn applique techniques. Learn how Sheri designed the block how you can design your own templates for future projects. We'll also review quilting tips and traditional Hawaiian quilting resources. By the end of class, students will have most of the block (finished size: 32"x 32") basted and will start practicing needle-turn applique.

Big Island Blossom

Dragonfly Dance (supply list) Postponed until Fall 2021
Note: Purchase the pattern for Dragonfly Dance BEFORE the workshop.

Improve your paper piecing skills by making the Dragonfly Dance quilt. Sheri will walk you through all of the steps while demonstrating tips and tricks for staying organized, working efficiently and achieving precise alignments. We'll also review finishing the quilt top and quilting tips. This workshop is geared towards the confident beginner/intermediate foundation paper piecer (previous foundation paper piecing experience recommended). By the end of class, most students will have some of the dragonflies complete and will have started to piece them together.

Dragonfly Dance

Details to follow!  Stay tuned!

October 8-9, 2020 -- Jennifer Strauser

Oct 8, Jennifer Strauser will be giving a full day workshop on her Nazca quilt. Her lecture at the guild meeting the following day is entitled "My journey as a quilter and an Island Batik ambassador". Her half day workshop following the meeting on Oct 9 is a modified version of her Color Catcher quilt.
Following are her descriptions of her workshops:

Color Catcher -
We will explore creating a complicated looking quilt with simple blocks by paying attention to color distribution.

Nazca -
Use simple shapes to highlight your favorite fabrics.  We will explore modern quilt design concepts and make our own individual masterpieces.

November 12-13, 2020 -- Natalya Khorover (supply list)

On Nov 12, Natalya Khorover will be giving a full day workshop on Nature in Plastics. Her lecture at the guild meeting the following day is entitled "Alternative Stitching Practices". Her half day workshop following the meeting on Nov 13 is Fruit a la Faberge.