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, May 20, 12:30 – 3:30 pm
“Give a Hand Up – an Afternoon of Service”

Denise Rudolph, award-winning quilter, enthusiastic SVQG member and Service Chair extraordinaire, will lead participants in a fun afternoon of sewing for a cause.  She will help us organize for a very productive day.  Members and guests are invited to share the joy of helping those less fortunate in our own community.
Supplies:  sewing machine, extension cord, basic sewing supplies, rotary cutter, ruler and mat, iron and mat
No registration or fee is required.
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Saturday, June 17, 12:30 – 3:30 pm
“Butterfly Block” Workshop

Sponsored by Patchwork Plus in Dayton and following her morning lecture entitled “Picture Piecing,” Debe Thomas will teach this fun approach as participants create a beautiful butterfly picture.  Debe is from Rockingham County and a frequent instructor of Baltimore Album Quilts and other classes at Patchwork Plus.  Her pieced, hand quilted “Flying Geese in the Smokies” bed quilt was exhibited at the 2009 Wisconsin Quilt Expo.  This unique Picture Piecing approach was developed by Cynthia England to achieve detailed quilt imagery and is more efficient and less limiting than other paper piecing techniques.  Cynthia is a graduate of the Art Institute of Houston with 30+ years quilting experience and has been honored with many awards, including two Best of Shows at the prestigious International Quilt Association.  Her quilt “Piece and Quiet” was distinguished as one of the Hundred Best Quilts of the 20th Century.

Supplies: neutral-colored thread, sharp scissors for small cutting, sewing machine in good working order, basic sewing supplies, small iron and ironing mat
Fabric:  $5 materials fee
Registration Fee:  SVQG members/$20; non-members/$25
Payment Due Date: June 7
Email: for registration and additional information.


Saturday, July 15, 12:30 – 3:30 pm
 “Sorbet Table Runner” Workshop

Sponsored by Sew Classic Fabrics in Harrisonburg, local quilter Lois Horst will provide the morning program as well as the afternoon workshop.  She is from Staunton, was educated at Eastern Mennonite School and is a popular instructor at Sew Classic Fabrics.  Participants will learn how to enhance the design through color selection, make easy cuts and seams to make the piece visually flow.  Supply list will be announced closer to the event.

Registration Fee:  SVQG members/$20; non-members/$30
Payment Due Date:  July 9
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Saturday, August 19, 9:30 – 1:00 pm
Annual Picnic at Oakdale Park in Bridgewater, Shelter #1

There will be no workshop after the morning meeting and program in the park.  There is no registration or fee for members or guests to attend.  Everyone is asked to bring a dish to share; drinks and paper products will be provided.

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 lead workshop participants in the development of their own “Bloom” wall hanging.  Robin is a quilter, wool-worker, author, teacher and designer of Briar Root Primitives patterns.  The Bloom quilt will take class participants on a journey into wool appliqué methods that includes dimensional embellishing.  This bright happy design begins as very basic and grows into an amazing and unique quilt for each individual participant.  Supply list and class fee will be announced closer to the event.

Payment Due Date:  September 14
Email: for registration and additional information.