Workshops

2018 Workshop Schedule 

Please read Workshop Registration Policies below

For more information on all workshops, please contact:
Laura Blanchard laura@plumtreequilts.com
Olive Herman olive@rayherman.com
Programs, Pride of the Prairie Quilters

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September 21, 2018

On Friday, September 21st, Penny will teach a workshop on her just-released pattern, “The Portfolio Tote”.  The tote measures 20″ wide x 14″ tall and 5″ deep, big pockets on the outside, pockets all the way around inside, zipper closure along top of tote and a Turn Lock on outer pocket. (Penny will bring the Turn Locks for purchase in 3 different finishes.)  We think you will be impressed with the quality of construction of this bag. Cost of the workshop is $50 for members and includes lunch. Cost of the pattern is $12.00. The workshop will take place at our meeting place, Zion Lutheran Church on Book Rd. Doors open at 9 am and the workshop begins at 9:30.

October 19, 2018 

Jacquie Gering (www.jacquiegering.com) will present a lecture titled, “Quilting Modern, Honoring Tradition” on Thursday, October 18, 2018. The October 19th workshop will be “Creative Quilting with the Walking Foot” . Don’t miss the opportunity to learn or perfect this technique from a very skilled instructor. Cost of the workshop is $50 for members ($60 for non members) and includes lunch. The workshop will take place at our meeting place, Zion Lutheran Church on Book Rd. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the workshop begins at 9:30. Signups are being accepted now.

November 16, 2018

We are happy to have Karen Kay Buckley (www.karenkaybuckley.com) visit us in November. She will present a lecture, “To Border or Not to Border” on Thursday, November 15th at 7 p.m. Her workshop on Friday, November 16th will be “Circles Squared”. You will learn to make sharp points, smooth curves, perfect circles, straight and even stems and there is a little reverse appliqué for some added fun.  The technique is a prepared edge method using an invisible stitch. Cost of the workshop is $50 for members ($60 for non members) and includes lunch.  The workshop will take place at our meeting place, Zion Lutheran Church on Book Rd.  Doors open at 9 a.m. and the workshop begins at 9:30.  Signups will begin at the August meeting.

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Workshop Registration Policies

GUILD MEETING GUESTS:  Non-members are subject to a “Guest Fee” of $10.

WORKSHOP COSTS:  $50-Members, $60-Non-Members, plus the cost of a class kit if one is required.  Fee includes lunch.

  • Members can register for any workshop, at any time.
  • Registration is open to non-members four months (120 days) prior to the workshop date.
  • Payment is required to register for any workshop.
  • Supply Lists are provided by the Programs Committee.  It is the responsibility of the student to obtain a supply list and bring these items to the workshop.

Cancellations

In general, workshop fees are non-refundable unless the workshop is cancelled by the instructor or if an individual from the waiting list is able to attend or if you can find a replacement.

Facilities

Workshops are mainly held at local area quilt shops.

Workshop Etiquette

  • Please turn off cell phones!
  • Arrive early enough to set up your sewing station so that the teacher may begin the class on time.
  • Bring your own equipment—extension cords, surge protectors, cutting mats, etc.  Irons and ironing boards are usually pre-arranged.
  • When the teacher is demonstrating or speaking to the group, please STOP sewing and LISTEN.  You may learn something you need to know.
  • If lunch is not provided, return from lunch at the designated time so that the teacher can continue the workshop as planned.
  • When the day is over, stop sewing when requested by the workshop facilitator so that the area can be returned as found.  Clean up your own sewing station.