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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop Schedule for 2017 – 2018
October 7, 2017 – Block Party – Contact Terri Donnelly
The Falling Charms block pattern from Missouri Star Quilts will be taught. Blocks will be made and, if time permits, quilt tops for Outreach will be assembled. Kits will be provided.
November 4, 2017 – Quilt As You Go – Instructor Marti Richardson
Marti will demonstrate the Quilt As You Go technique – great for using leftovers of fabric and batting. The project is front, backed, and batted as you go, mostly by machine with the final size determined by the maker. A doll quilt, bed runner, table runner, lap quilt, and bed quilt are all possibilities. You will have assembled some of your quilt by the end of class.
December 2, 2017 – NO WORKSHOP – Craft Fair at the Charlton Public Library
January 6, 2018 – Fierce Ladies Pattern – Instructor Judy Bachand
Judy will present the Fierce Ladies quilt pattern by eye candy quilts – inspired by the Victorian homes in the hills of San Francisco. Pattern fee of $5.
February 3, 2018 – Hunter’s Star – Instructor Anne Pietroburgo
Anne will present the Hunter’s Star block that has no “Y” seams and requires no special ruler. She will provide pre-workshop cutting instructions.
March 3, 2018 – Pillowcase Party – Contact Terri Donnelly
Annual Pillowcase Party! Kits are provided. Completed pillowcases go to Ryan’s Case for Smiles.
April 7, 2018 OR April 14, 2018 – Nested Cathedral Block – Instructor Becki Leavitt
Becki will present the ‘nested’ cathedral block technique by machine.
May 5, 2018 – Scrapmania – Instructor Susan Burns
Susan will reprise her very popular Scrap, Scrappier, Scrappiest workshop with a few tweaks and surprises! Materials fee of $3.
June 2, 2018 – Learning Curve Ruler – Instructor Joy Reece
Joy will demonstrate the Learning Curve Ruler, the different units it can make, and the resulting blocks when arranging these units in different ways. The project is a three-block table runner approximately 12” x 48.” Learning Curve Ruler by Linda Warren required.
Many THANKS to our fellow guild members who are sharing their knowledge and experience in various quilting techniques and projects.