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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.

2016-17 Workshops

redwork-embroideryRedwork with Dianna Annis
November 5 –  (4 hours)
Fee $25
You will learn the basics of hand stitching an embroidery design of your choice. Diana will show you tips and tricks that will help to make your work the best it can be. We’ll expIore design sources, marking tools for design transfer and many different kinds of threads and fabrics. If you have never tried this kind of embroidery or haven’t in a long time, this is your chance to walk down a new avenue of creativity. (minimum 10 students, maximum 25 students)

One Block Wonder by Joy J. Iervolino

One Block Wonder with Chris Bagley
February 4 –  9:00 – 3:00
Fee $35 

Learn to create an exciting kaleidoscope style quilt out of that large print you’ve been saving! 6 repeats will suffice and no angled piecing! Intermediate (minimum 10 students, maximum 15 students)

One Block Wonder by Joy J. Iervolino

Art Quilt Basics with Allison Wilbur                                                                                                                 March 31 – 10:00 – 3:00                                                                                                                                          Fee $25

Come spend the day learning some basic techniques and creating two small art quilts – one to take home and one to donate to the small quilt auction in support of the New England Quilt Museum (NEQM).

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                                                                                                                       November 4