Do you want to learn something new?  Or, just spend some quality sewing/quilting time with fellow quilters?  Well, you’ve come to the right place!

Stop by the Workshop Table before each monthly meeting and see workshop samples. When you sign up for a workshop, you will receive your supply list and any pre-work instructions.  The fee is a non-refundable $15.  If there is an additional fee, it will be listed in the workshop description and that fee will be paid directly to the instructor either before or at the workshop itself.

Workshops are held on the first Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Charlton Public Library, 40 Main Street, Charlton, MA.  On Saturdays, the library opens at 9:30 a.m. and closes at 3:00 p.m.

Parking and entry into the library is at the rear of the building.   An elevator is located at the end of the hallway; the community room is located one flight up on the right. Restrooms are at the end of that corridor.  You may bring your lunch, but there is no kitchen or refrigerator available.  Two irons and two ironing boards are provided by the guild.

If you are unable to attend the workshop, please call the instructor, whose name and phone number is on the workshop supply list.

 

The guild is always looking for new ideas and new instructors.  If you have an idea or suggestion for a future workshop or would like to teach your fellow quilters a new technique or pattern, then please see Sue Therriault at the workshop table or send her an email at susan_therriault@msn.com.

Workshop Schedule for 2018 – 2019

October 6, 2018 – Flag Banner/Tablerunner – Instructor Becki Leavitt

Patriotic is always in style.  Becki will be teaching a flag pattern that can be made into a banner, tablerunner or small wallhanging.

November 3, 2018 – Let’s Go Modern – Instructor Marti Richardson

Marti will teach a quick and easy modern quilt pattern that is a great lap-sized or baby quilt.  Made with six fat quarters and one focus fabric, it is an ideal quilt for beginners and experienced quilters who need a quilt in a hurry or who want to try making a modern quilt.  It’s also a great place to learn or practice machine quilting on a domestic machine

December 2, 2018 – NO WORKSHOP – Craft Fair at the Charlton Public Library

January 5, 2019 – Coiled Fabric Bowls – Instructor Mary Lee More

Mary Lee will help you to use up those scraps and strips of fabric that you have been saving for your next scrap or strip quilt and make a fabric bowl.  There are so many uses for these cute little bowls – they can be used to hold and/or display all kinds of things – thread, clips, candy – whatever suits your fancy.

February 2, 2019 – Rainbow Dahlia, part 1 – Instructor Holice Turnbow

The Rainbow Dahlia is coming in 2019!  Holice will be teaching his wonderful Rainbow Dahlia wallhanging.  In the February class, you will learn curved piecing and how to piece the petals themselves.  Completion of the petal construction is required before the second session held in April.  A kit containing all the precut fabric for the top and binding is required and available at an additional cost of $45.  All pieces have been precut so that assembly can begin immediately.  The batik fabric used in the kit is from Hoffman of California’s 1895 Bali Watercolors collection.

April 6, 2019 – Rainbow Dahlia, part 2 – Instructor Holice Turnbow

In Part 2 of the Rainbow Dahlia workshop, Holice will focus on adding the edges and border to the wallhanging and how to begin quilting.  Optional quilting stencils are available at a nominal cost.

May 4, 2019 – Stripes in Quilts / Cutting Corners – Instructor Jill Havrilla

Jill will explore the use of striped fabrics to add pizazz to your quilts, including a brief trunk show of quilts featuring fabrics and a great list of references on this topic.  Cutting Corners is the project – a baby/lap-sized quilt made using just a yard of striped material.  Careful cutting is the key to making an easy-to-make quilt; the fabric does the rest of the work!

June 1, 2019 – Fat Quarter Placemats – Instructor Anne Pietroburgo

This is a fun, beginner-friendly class … nothing tricky … just sewing straight lines!  Anne will guide you through making a set of 4 coordinated placemats – each will have the same 4 fabrics but in a different order.  It will be possible to finish all 4 tops during class – assembling the placemats can be done at home.  There is a pattern fee of $5, payable at the class

Many THANKS to our fellow guild members who are sharing their knowledge and experience in various quilting techniques and projects.

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