Wednesday, June 14th:
Explore the freedom of fabric collage! No seams to piece or match, no lines to trace … Just free form cutting of step and window shapes. Step by step your little village will magically come to life. Finished size 16 1/2 inch square.
Wednesday, July 12th:
Machine Quilting Basics
Kelly Ashton, an accomplished long-arm machine quilter, has had the privilege of machine quilting for Marianne Fons & Liz Porter (Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting), Lynne Hagamaier (Kansas Troubles Quilts), Donna Lynn Thomas (Pre-Furred Quilts) and Kathy Delaney (Fabric Crayon Designs), and a multitude of less-well-known, but equally as important, quiltmakers from all over the country. Kelly will guide you through straight-line and free-motion quilting techniques using your “home” sewing machine.
In addition to the workshop fee, Kelly requires the purchase of a $35 kit. The “kit” has a quilt sandwich approximately 36×45: pre-printed top with lots of practice designs, batting, and backing. The thread, Presencia, is a large spool of high quality, long-staple Egyptian cotton thread, 40 wt. Kelly loves Presencia thread because it is one of the few 3-ply threads still available, and it is a very low lint thread. The spool of thread, alone, retails for about $7.50 most places. Plus, there is a class outline and a multi-page packet of designs. So, 2+ yards of fabric and batting (made into a quilt sandwich), thread, and the handouts – packet of information for $35 is a pretty good deal. Kelly has been teaching this class for years and has used this particular panel for the past several years. Her class is always popular and well-regarded, and the students really like the quilt sandwich.
Call or Email Lora Lagree to sign up.
Workshop Registration & Policies: Please read the Guild Workshop Policies first before registering for one of our speakers’ workshops.
Please be sure to bring and wear your name-tag at workshops so the speaker will know who you are!
Location of Workshops:
All workshops are held on the second floor of the Sedgwick County Extension Office, 7001 W. 21 Street North, and run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.
Cost of Workshops:
PQG Members – $40
Non-members – $40 + $10 fee
If you are interested in signing up for a workshop, or have questions, stop by the Workshop table at the next Guild meeting; or email us.
Workshops require a sewing machine in good working order along with all general sewing/workshop supplies.