January – Martha Lindberg
Workshop (Friday, Jan. 19, Harberger Hill, 701 Narrow St.):
“Wonky Dresden”. In this workshop, you will make a small quilt, approximately 24 inches square. It is a fun twist on the traditional Dresden Plate block. Each blade is turned into a wonky house making this Dresden neighborhood come to life. Every quilt will be a little different because your creativity will come into play designing each house with a special roof, door and windows. A fabric and supply list will be available. A pattern will be available at class for $6.
February – Phyllis Thornton, My Quilted Dreams
Workshop (Friday, Feb. 16, Harberger Hill, 701 Narrow St.): “Mini-Madness”. You will be able to choose a miniature quilt kit, including pattern, from the large variety Phyllis provides.
March – Maggie Ball, Dragonfly Quilts
Workshop (Saturday, Mar. 17, North Side Baptist Church, 910 N. Main St.): “Op-Art Kaleidoscope”. You will create a small wall hanging, approximately 36 inches square, using a template-free, ruler-free method. The process involves making large kaleidoscope blocks that are cut into sections, rearranged, and them reassembled using only two fabrics. A simple process gives a stunning result. The pattern is available for $5 at the workshop.
See her website dragonflyquilts.com
May – Maria Hall, Charming Prints Quilting
Workshop (Friday, May 18, North Side Baptist Church, 910 N. Main St.): “No Pattern, No Problem”. You will need to bring focus fabric and coordinating material. You will receive personal instruction and attention and may very well leave the workshop with a finished quilt!
See her website charmingprintsquilting.com
June – Doris Rice, Quilting Queen Designs
Workshop To Be Determined
July – Sharon Holliday, Sourdough Quilts
Workshop (Saturday, July 21, North Side Baptist Church, 910 N. Main St.): “Starstruck”. You will make large scrappy star blocks. This will be a good workshop to combine the blocks into a group quilt.
TIME CHANGE: Workshop begins at 10AM
October – Annis Clapp, Spinning Stars Workshop (Saturday, October 20, Weatherford Public Library, 1014 Charles St): ““Spinning Stars”. In this workshop you will make a 30 inch square wall quilt from 2 different block units, a Shaded Four Patch and a Floating LeMoyne Star, using easy strip-piecing techniques. Class handouts and a specialty ruler will be available for $5 at the workshop. A few fabric kits and a pattern for multiple sizes will also be available.
November – Debbie Maddy, Calico Carriage Quilt Designs
Workshop (Saturday, Nov. 17, Lynn Main’s house, 211 W. Oak St.): “Shibori Resist with Indigo Dyeing”. We will make an Indigo vat first thing in the day, then the FUN begins. We will learn to use all kinds of clamps, blocks, ties, slinkies, PVC pipe and twine to create resists on the fabrics for dipping in the indigo. You name it and we will try it. This class is fun on steroids with beautiful results. There will be a $20 supply fee paid directly to the instructor in class. The fee covers use of all dye supplies and choice of 2 scarves, 4 napkins or 1 ½ yards of PFD fabric. Students can bring extra things they want to dye as time permits. Debbie provides all the supplies for the class except each student should bring a pair of dishwashing style rubber gloves, the longer the better, and wear old clothes and shoes that they don’t mind being blue!
See her website calicocarriage.com
Workshops from our featured teachers provide an amazing opportunity to learn new techniques and expand your quilt making skills.
TIME: Workshops promptly begin at 8:30AM. Lunch is at noon (1 hr.). Bring a sack lunch. Wrap up is at 3PM.
FEES: $30 for members. Sometimes, additional charges are necessary for a pattern or kit. Payment is required to hold your space.
*If space is available, the fee is $40 for non-members.
LOCATION: See details of listing for each workshop
SUPPLY LIST: Furnished two months in advance.