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Monthly meetingSeveral times a year, speakers at Quilters by the Sea’s monthly meetings offer workshops on specific aspects of quilt making.

For upcoming workshops, see our Calendar.

To register for a workshop

To register for a workshop, please download and print the Workshop Registration Form. Please indicate which workshop you’re interested in. Please return it to Sarah Sullivan  at the next Quilters by the Sea meeting or send it by mail with a check to the mailing address in your membership list.

Refund Policy

Full payment is expected at sign up to ensure your place in class.  Checks should be made payable to Quilters by the Sea. Please write the date of the workshop in the memo line. Refunds are given only if your space is filled from a waiting list. In the case of a medical or family emergency, on a case by case basis, the guild may issue a certificate towards a future workshop in lieu of a refund. In the event a workshop does not fill one month prior to the event, the workshop will then become open to non-members such as other guilds, guests, etc. If a minimum number of students is not met, the guild reserves the right to cancel the workshop and all student fees would be refunded.

Location and Timing

Unless otherwise noted, workshops are held at the Portsmouth Public Library located at 2658 E Main Rd in Portsmouth, RI. The room is open for set up at 9:00 and the workshop will begin promptly at 9:30 am.  Full day workshop conclude at 3:30 with cleanup until 4:00.  Please bring a lunch or plan to go to one of the many spots nearby to grab a quick lunch.  The guild will provide ironing boards and irons when needed.

2017 Workshops

Sue Pritt, Part Two:  The process of making my patterns with simple piecing, quilting as you go, and fast and easy fusible web machine applique Sue Pritt Quilt Designs
September 9 – 9:30-3:30
Fee $40      

Quilters can choose from one of 12 discounted patterns

Mystery Quilt Workshop with Carol Kenny
November 4
– 9:30-3:30
Fee $45

Workshop will take place at Portsmouth Public Library

2018 Workshops

Improvisational Paper Piecing with Amy Friend
March 2 – 9:30-3:30
Fee $40

Workshop will take place at Portsmouth Public Library.  Contact Lori Bessette if you are interested.

Introduction to Free-Motion Quilting
April 7 – 9:30-4:30
Fee $40

Workshop will take place at Portsmouth Public Library.

Karen Eckmeier Workshop
June 8

More information will be provided soon.

Connie Sue Haigle Workshop
September 8

More information will be provided soon.

Shirley Fischer Workshop
October 6

More information will be provided soon.