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.

Shenandoah Valley Quilters Guild 2018 Program and Workshop Schedule

June 12th:               Meet award-winning Quilt artist Lena Behme on Tuesday June 12, 2018 from Noon – 4PM in Hanley Hall at St. John Bosco Catholic Church; 315 Main St., Woodstock VA. Free admission and Free Parking!

June 16th:               Quilt Show Preparations

July 21st:                 Program by Beryl Lawson, Landscape Quilts.  Beryl, one of the founding members of our guild, will give a trunk show of her landscape quilts.  She’s been making these beauties for many years.  Beryl plans on telling of her evolution of interest in landscape quilts, illustrating with examples. She will also speak briefly of how to create a pattern for a landscape piece, the principles of value, perspective and simplifying.

August 18th:           Program by Kathy Christy.  Kathy will give a synopsis of last year’s trip to Houston; the classes she took and the projects she brought home.  There will be give-aways!

August 18th:            Workshop by Barbara Cline, “Interleave”.  This is one of Barbara’s newest designs and will be featured in her next book.  Come join in the fun of learning to make an interleave quilt. The interleave quilt design results from cutting  strips from two panels of fabric and piecing alternate strips from each panel.  The result of this process is a complex-looking quilt that can be pieced quickly from thin strips sewn in straight lines. Here’s an example:

September 15th:      Annual SVQG Picnic – Theme “Low Country” at Bridgewater Shelter.  This guild tradition is a dish-to-pass, held in shelter #1. Low country boil provided (shrimp, polish sausage, corn on the cob, skin on potatoes), water and sweet tea provided. Guild members are asked to bring picnic sides and desserts. Come join the fun!!!!

October 20th:           Program by Kevin the Quilter, “The Big Reveal”.  Bring your “Sapphire Star” and show it off to the designer.  Kevin maintains an informative and funny blog and this reveal will cap off one of our guild challenges for 2017-2018.

November 17th:       Program by the Service Committee

December 15th:       Annual SVQG Holiday Celebration – Theme “Into the Woods” fried chicken, coffee, hot tea, water are provided. Guild members and guests are asked to bring a covered dish or holiday dessert. All members are also asked to bring a home made wrapped gift to exchange. We will have boxes to collect non perishable food items to take to food pantry.