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Q.U.I.L.T., Inc.

Workshop Information

Workshop Policies

Open Sew Registration Forms Feb/Mar 2021

Zoom Workshop Registration Forms, Fall 2020

  1. Complete the updated Zoom workshop registration form included above.

  2. Make check payable to Q.U.I.L.T., Inc. and mail to P.O. Box 523, Delmar, NY 12054.

  3. A list of materials and supplies, if needed, will be posted on this page or, if needed, will be sent to you in a self-addressed stamped envelope, if you include one with your registration check.  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.  

  4. For online Zoom workshops, you will receive a unique invitation that may only be used by you and can't be shared to connect to the Zoom session for 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.

Workshops and Supply Lists
October 8-9, 2020 -- Jennifer Strauser


Missed Connections

Oct 8 -- Nazca Quilt (Supply List)

Full day (9:30 am-3:30 pm) online workshop via Zoom

Use simple shapes to highlight your favorite fabrics.  We will explore modern quilt design concepts and make our own individual masterpieces.  Pattern required and available here.

Oct 9 --  Missed Connections  (Supply List)

Half-day (12:30 pm-3:30 pm)  online workshop via Zoom

Missed Connections is a modified version of Jennifer Strauser's quilt of the same name, which was featured in the May/June issue of Quiltmaker Magazine.  

Due to contract agreements with the magazine, the pattern for Missed Connections, which is required for the workshop, will not be available until September, when it will be available on her Etsy sales account page

Take your first step into improv quilts (or add another dimension to what you already do).  For the 10" squares, you can use fabrics from your stash or try the Jewel Box layer cake from Island Batik.  Experiment with slashing and design layout to come up with a project that is uniquely yours. 

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


November 12 --Nature in Plastics Workshop 

Full day (9:30 am-3:30 pm) online workshop via Zoom 

Here’s a creative way to help clean up our planet: make art from single-use plastic bags. Just collect them for a few weeks and you’ll discover a myriad of colors, thicknesses, patterns and textures available to you. With Natalya’s guidance, you’ll make art inspired by nature from said plastic bags. She will show you how to prepare the plastic, cut it and stitch it by hand and machine. You will experiment with different substrates and finishes and create an artwork like no other. Techniques and skills covered in class: composition, collage, hand stitching, and basic embroidery, machine thread sketching, finishing and alternative display ideas.

November 13 --  Egg/Fruit a la Faberge 

Half-day (12:30 pm-3:30 pm)  online workshop via Zoom

Spice up your world! Make a bejeweled object d’art a la Faberge! A contribution to a lovely display for your holiday table or a perfect gift in just a few hours. This workshop will take you from getting your hands into paint to finer finger dexterity of learning to manipulate glass seed beads. A Styrofoam base, acrylic paint, seed beads and pins will be provided to each student. You will learn a bit of faux painting and sparkly creative embellishment! Maybe add a new skill that will lend itself to embellishing your future quilts!

April 8-9, 2021 -- Amy Friend

Magic Spark

Selvage Whirlwind
(4 blocks)

April 8 --  Intentional Large-Scale Paper Piecing-Magic Spark (supply list)

Full day (9:30-3:30) online workshop via Zoom

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.

April 9 -- Modern Selvage Quilts - Selvage Whirlwind (supply list)

Half-day (12:30-3:30) online workshop via Zoom

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.  

Don't have a collection of selvage edges?  You may want to check Etsy and eBay for available options.

May 13-14 -- David Taylor

May 13 -- Pictorial Hand Appliqué - Columbine

Full day (9:30-3:30)

May 14 -- Free Motion Quilting -- Yes, You CAN Stipple

Half-day (12:30-3:30)

Big Island Block

Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill (Postponed)

Hawaiian Inspired Appliqué (supply list) 

Learn how to make the Big Island Blossom block, pictured below to the left, 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.

Dragonfly Dance (supply list) (Postponed)
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.