Workshops

Below is the schedule of monthly morning programs and afternoon workshops. Our Program Chairs work hard to provide a wide variety of talented and informative teachers and exciting programs, covering diverse quilt-related topics.

Guest are always welcome! Morning programs are free and open to the public. Afternoon and all-day workshops require advance registration and payment of a fee.

Morning start time is 9:30; afternoon start time is usually 12:45-1:00, depending upon when the morning session ends. Bring your own lunch! Location is Sunnyside Room, Sunnyside Retirement Community, 100 Sunnyside Drive, Harrisonburg, VA unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, September 16, 12:30 – 3:30 pm

“Bloom” – Wool Applique Wall Hanging Workshop

 After her entertaining morning program, super-talented Virginia artist Robin Vizzone will teach the freezer paper method of wool applique handwork.  Robin is a quilter, wool-worker, author, teacher and designer of Briar Root Primitives patterns.  Workshop participants will create their own “Bloom” wall hanging leave class with the necessary skills to confidently make any primitive style wool quilt.

Supplies: sewing machine, black thread and bobbin, rotary cutter and mat, cutting ruler, black Sharpie felt tip pen, any type freezer paper, pointed and medium size sharp scissors, Roxanne’s Glue Baste It appliqué adhesive, Fray Check, and hand sewing supplies – embroidery scissors, needle threader, size 7 or 9 embroidery needles, eye glasses or readers.  Instructor will supply background fabrics, hand dyed wools, Bloom quilt pattern, one size 7 applique needle and Valdani 12 wt. pearl cotton thread.

Registration Fee:  SVQG members/$25; non-members/$30

Payment Due Date:  September 14

Email:  2016-Programs@svqg.org to register and for additional information

 

Saturday, October 21, 12:30 – 3:30 pm

“Wide-Open Zipper Pouch” Workshop

Liz Adams is a quilter extraordinaire and active member of several quilt guilds, including ours.  She will spend the afternoon sharing her techniques for simplifying the construction of the very useful “Wide-Open Zipper Pouch.”  Join us for a fun afternoon and go home with the tools for making wonderful gifts for the upcoming holiday season.

Supplies: sewing machine, basic sewing supplies, thread, one 2 x 3” piece of lining or exterior fabric for zipper tab plus supplies for one of the following —

Small bag – 2 linings, 2 battings, 2 exterior fabrics, each 7 x 10” and 10” plastic zipper

Medium bag – 2 linings, 2 battings, 2 exterior fabrics, each 9 x 12” and 12” plastic zipper

Large bag – 2 linings, 2 battings, 2 exterior fabrics, each 11 x 14” and 14” plastic zipper

Registration Fee:  SVQG members/$20; non-members/$25

Payment Due Date: October 19

Email:  2016-Programs@svqg.org to register and for additional information

 

Saturday, November 18, 12:30 – 3:30 pm

“Machine Quilting” Workshop

Award-winning quilter and fellow SVQG member Linda Puhl will share her tips and techniques for expert quilting on the domestic sewing machine.

Supplies: TBD

Registration Fee:  SVQG members/$20; non-members/$25

Payment Due Date: November 16

Email:  2016-Programs@svqg.org to register and for additional information