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Workshops

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 Lori Bessette 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

Workshops will be scheduled at various locations.  Half day workshops begin at 9:30 and end at 12:30,  full day workshops begin at 9:30 and  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.

 

2018 Workshops

Bottles and Blooms with Shannon Shirley
April 7 – 9:30-3:30
Fee $45

You can have a bit of Spring all year round after creating this cheerful wall hanging. During class, we will work on making the bottles and blooms and then you can choose whether you want to have a hand or machine quilted background or maybe even a piece of a vintage cutter quilt. I also cover how to make mitered corner facing, straight and shaped.  Visit Shannon’s website at onceinarabbitmoon.com. Workshop will take place at St. Philomena’s School.  Contact Lori Bessette if you are interested.

Karen Eckmeier Workshop
June 8 – 9:30-12:30
Fee $30

“Accidental Landscape’s -Beaches”  at the Portsmouth Public Library.  Here is an introduction to creating landscapes “accidentally” using Karen’s layered topstitching technique. These little beach scenes are quick and easy to make, no templates, not fuss – just free form rotary cutting and topstitched edges. Personalize your beach by adding collage details like a dune fence, beach grass, shells, sailboats, beach chairs, umbrellas, lighthouses, photo transfers, etc.  Beach scene measures approximately 8″ x 12″ (without borders).  Contact Lori Bessette if you are interested Workshop will take place at Atria Aquidneck Place.  Visit Karen’s website at quilted-lizard.com.

Connie Sue Haidle Workshop
September 8 – 9:30-3:30

The workshop will be for all appliquérs from beginners to advanced.  Beginners will learn the four basic elements of applique – outer curves, inner curves, outer points and inner points.  Intermediates and advanced appliquérs will learn the finer points of my applique method – QuikPrep Applique.  Along the way they will learn how to line applique patches, how to sculpt applique, how to make extremely skinny stems, and how to make split leaves.  Actually that’s just the start.   http://www.appleblossomquilts.com  Contact Lori Bessette if you are interested.

Shirley Fischer Workshop
October 6 – 9:30-3:30

Perfecting your applique skills.