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       Join us at our Workshops for a day full of fun!

UPCOMING  "FEATURE"  WORKSHOPS

Most of our guest speakers will offer at least one workshop. This is a fantastic opportunity for Guild members to learn new techniques and improve their quilting skills with some of the top quilters in the world for a minimal fee. From time to time, we will offer workshops for a specific project or just for fun. Please check our list below and join us at our next planned event.

Last update: March 25, 2014
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For more information on feature Workshops, please contact Carolyn Bailey, at cba215@triad.rr.com.

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"Susan Brubaker Knapp"


Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Location: Parkway Presbyterian Church
Corner of Silas Creek Parkway
(bet. Yorkshire and Kirklees Rds)

Workshop: "Paint and Stitch": Peacock Feather.



"Mystery Quilt"


Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014
Location: Parkway Presbyterian Church
Corner of Silas Creek Parkway
(bet. Yorkshire and Kirklees Rds)

Workshop: "Mystery Quilt Workshop"
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bring a covered dish and let's celebrate the close of a successful year! An excellent opportunity to recognize the out-going Board members for their service, and to meet the new Board members for Fiscal Year 2014-2015! Workshop by Debbie Stoltz. Opportunity to meet new friends while raising money for the guild to purchase a head-piece microphone. Come for the Food! Come for the Fun! Come for the Mystery!


Ongoing - "Community / Nap Blankets" - FPQG Charity

Workshops are scheduled every 3rd Saturday of the each month.
Next Workshop Date: Saturday, April 16th from 10:00am until 4:00pm
Location: St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Drake Hall, 2575 Parkway Dr

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PAST  WORKSHOPS



"Lynn Buske"


Dates: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Time: 9:00am until 3:00pm
Location: Parkway Presbyterian Church
Corner of Silas Creek Parkway
(bet. Yorkshire and Kirklees Rds)
Cost: $40.
Classes are limited to 20 students.




Learn how to make those beautiful stained glass wall hangings the easy way. In this 6-hour class, we will use sewing machines and fusible bias; no hand sewing required. It is not necessary to cut precisely, and quilting is done as you sew on the fusible bias. Most students leave class with an almost completed piece. This is an easy class, from beginner to experienced quilters will have fun learning this technique. Pattern included in class cost. Batik-like fabrics work best. They give the variations on shades in a flower petal.



"Jean Wells Keenan"
http://www.stitchinpost.com

Dates: Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Time: 9:00am until 3:00pm
Location: Parkway Presbyterian Church
Corner of Silas Creek Parkway
(bet. Yorkshire and Kirklees Rds)
Cost: $30. Classes are limited to 20 students.




Jean Wells will a workshop: “Intuitive Color and Design” and will be on cutting and piecing techniques.

Jean Wells is an author/educator/designer, proprietress of The Stitchin’ Post in Sisters, Oregon, and founder of the annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. She also is an avid gardener. Jean has written more than 27 books about quilting, from Patchworthy Apparel in 1978, to her latest, Intuitive Color and Design for Quilters. As owner of The Stitchin’ Post, which she opened in 1975, Jean has received the Business of the Year and Citizen of the Year award in Sisters, and was the first independent retailer to be inducted into Primedia’s Independent Retailer Hall of Fame. The Stitchin’ Post was one of the first quilt shops to be included in the American Patchwork and Quilting top ten quilt shop issue. For more information, please see her website for an array of unique designs.


"Cindy Blackberg"
http://www.cindyblackberg.com

Dates: Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Time: 9:00am until 3:00pm
Location: Parkway Presbyterian Church
Corner of Silas Creek Parkway
(bet. Yorkshire and Kirklees Rds)
Cost: $30. Classes are limited to 20 students.



Cindy began quiltmaking in 1974, in 1977 she began to teach quilting. The last 30 years Cindy's teaching skills have earned her a loyal following across the United States. Her work is based on traditional American patchwork blocks. She uses many fabrics to create unique scrap quilts. Her quilts have won various awards and have hung in major exhibits in Florida, across the United States, and overseas.


"Karen Combs"
http://www.karencombs.com

Dates: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Time: 9:00am until 3:00pm
Location: Parkway Presbyterian Church
Corner of Silas Creek Parkway
(bet. Yorkshire and Kirklees Rds)
Cost: $30. Classes are limited to 20 students.




Karen is a native of Michigan. She began quilting in 1973 while still in high school. Her quilts are known for taking a traditional pattern and giving it her own unique "twist". Karen is intrigued with quilts of illusions and has been designing quilts with a 3-D look for several years. Karen is the author or Optical Illusions, Combing Through Your Scraps, Floral Illusions, 3 Quilters Celebrate the 4 Seasons, and 3-D Fun with Pandora's Box. Her newest book is Celtic Pieced Illusions.

"Pat Sloan"

Dates: Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Time: 9:00am until 3:00pm
Location: Parkway Presbyterian Church
(corner of Silas Creek Parkway, between Yorkshire and Kirklees Roads)
Cost: $30. If interested, please contact kathleenbaden@aol.com.


Pat is foremost an Appliqué Artist, also an author, a pattern maker, and fabric designer. Pat's workshop will be on machine quilting. Kathleen will mail you Pat's supply list. Go to Pat's website: patsloan.com for her blog and all her work.


"Janice Chesnik"

Dates: Tuesday, February 15, 2011
from 9:00am until 3:00pm
Location: Parkway Presbyterian Church
(corner of Silas Creek Parkway, between Yorkshire and Kirklees Roads)
Cost is $25. If interested, please contact kathleenbaden@aol.com.


Janice is the founder of Chesnik Scopes, now semi-retired. Janice creates wall-art masterpieces kaleidoscope-themed quilts. In her home studio, she has culled an amazing collection of fabrics, from batiks to glittery “prom dress” fabrics, etc. She pins several combinations to the walls, and not before she’s completely satisfied does she start the cutting and sewing process. She uses a variety of techniques and equipment, including a room-sized “long-arm” sewing machine. Janice is well known in local quilting guilds and in demand to teach workshops, often with waiting lists of people who want to learn from her amazing artful eye and quilting expertise. Don't miss the opportunity to attend her workshop!


"Kim Denault"

Dates: Tuesday, November 9, 2010
from 9:00am until 12:00pm
Location: Parkway Presbyterian Church
(corner of Silas Creek Parkway, between Yorkshire and Kirklees Roads)
The selected class project is one which will be finished during the workshop class.
Cost is $25. Please contact kathleenbaden@aol.com for a spot in Kim's class.

"Roxane Lessa"

Date: Thursday, November 18th from 9:30am until 3:00pm
Location: Parkway Presbyterian Church
(corner of Silas Creek Parkway, between Yorkshire and Kirklees Roads)

Roxane Lessa will be teaching a 6-hour workshop at the church on Thursday, November 18 from 9 until 3.
Students may choose one of two photographs. Roxane will create a 20 x 24 pattern.


She will teach the process of making your own pattern from construction-to-stitch, finally painting your pieces.
This is an excellent opportunity to learn from a very talented fiber artist and designer.
Check out Roxane's website at www.roxanelessa.com.
The workshop is $25.
Please E-mail Kathleen Baden @ kathleenbaden@aol.com for a spot and a supply list.
Don't wait! This class will fill.


"Nap Blankets"

Date: Saturday, August 21st from 9:30am until 3:00pm
Location: St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Drake Hall, 2575 Parkway Dr
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Our "Back to School Nap Blanket Sew-in" took place on Saturday, August 21st, 2010.
Many thanks to the 13 faithful quilters from the guild as well as
members from St. Timothy's Episcopal Church who produced a total of 49 nap blankets in 6 hours!!



(And that even included a quick lunch break where we gathered around a table away from our machines!)
Several took fabrics or kits home to make addition blankets for this year's distribution in mid September.
St. Timothy's has volunteered to let us use their large hall free of charge
for our Out Reach projects so we are planning another Sew-In in the near future.

"Nap Blankets"

Date: Saturday, March 20th from 9:30am until 2:30pm
Location: St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Drake Hall, 2575 Parkway Dr
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Six (6) members from St. Tim's attended the workshop and sewed 20 of the 24 kits.
One member took the remaining 4 kits to do on her own. We've made some progress.
Another workshop will be planned after school break.

"Storm at Sea"


From a Combined Program
Special Dates: Tuesday, March 2, 2010 and Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Location: Parkway Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
John Flynn
Cost: $35.00

Those straight line seams end up looking curved – it is an optical illusion which has fascinated quilters for a long time! Though this design has traditionally been done in shades of blue, John has updated the look in colorways and in scraps.

"Two Blocks Are Better Than One"

Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2010.
Location: Parkway Presbyterian Fellowship Hall
Pepper Cory
Cost: $35.00


For quilters who want to expand their horizons, Pepper Cory offers a class on
Two-Block Quilts. First presented in her book Crosspatch, Pepper's techniques
offer endless possibilities for combining traditional blocks to create new designs.

"Fat Quarter Bag Workshop"

Date: Saturday, November 15, 2008.
Location: Parkway Presbyterian Multi-Purpose Room
Kathleen Baden
Cost: $20.00

Fat Quarter Bags

"Open Sew Day"

Saturday, September 13, 2008.
Location: Parkway Presbyterian Multi-Purpose Room
What a great success!
Some brought sewing machines, others handwork, a few worked on new designs for the next quilt.
One of two made progress on old UFOs. All had a great time.

FPQG Sew Day 09-13-08

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