Workshops

ALL WORKSHOPS HAVE BEEN CANCELED FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2020

2020 Workshop Schedule 

Please read Workshop Registration Policies below

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CANCELLED!!!  May 15, 2020 – Nancy Prince

Learn the basics of both thread painting and thread sketching with Nancy Prince. A pre-printed design easily guides you through each step to assure your success right from the start. You will be amazed how a straight and zigzag stitch creates magic right before your eyes!

Supply list: www.nancyprince.com/uploads/Thread_Painting_and_Thread_Sketching_Combined.pdf

Price, including lunch, is $50 for Pride of the Prairie members and $60 for non-members, plus an $18 supplies fee payable to instructor.

For more information or questions, contact Judy Pompei at pompeijudy@aol.com

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CANCELLED!!!  July 17, 2020 Cathy Geier

Turn your scraps into landscapes, no piecing required! This is a great class for beginners and for quilters who like landscape quilts but never thought they could make one.  Students may choose to purchase a curated kit ranging in price from $25-$40 or to purchase Cathy’s book Lovely Landscape Quilts at a greatly reduced price. (Kit fabrics may differ from projects shown.)

See the supply list and lots more class info at http://cathygeier.blogspot.com/p/strip-applique-class-details.html

Price, including lunch, is $50 for Pride of the Prairie members and $60 for non-members, plus supplies fees payable to instructor.

For more information or questions, contact Judy Pompei at  pompeijudy@aol.com

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CANCELLED!!!  September 18, 2020 – Amy Smith

Using 5 different fabrics, colorful embroidery threads, and all the decorative stitches on your sewing machine, you’ll make circles, cut them, and sew them back together to make “fractured” circles! The wall hanging is 18″ x 36″, but you can make it as big or as little as you want, just by making more blocks.

For a video preview of Amy Smith’s unique “build as you go” method, visit bit.ly/AmySmithBAYGO

Price, including lunch, is $50 for Pride of the Prairie members and $60 for non-members, plus supplies fees payable to instructor.

For more information or questions, contact Judy Pompei at pompeijudy@aol.com

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CANCELLED!!!  October 16, 2020 – Beth Helfter (aka Eva Paige)

Adapted from Beth Helfter’s “Oompah!” book, the Hurdy Gurdy runner is a quicker version of the much-loved Hurdy Gurdy throw. Learn to use the Accordion Sewn HSTs method while creating this stunning version of a classic block using gorgeous scrappy HSTs. You’ll be amazed how the blocks lay out almost like magic!

Price, including lunch, is $50 for Pride of the Prairie members and $60 for non-members, plus an $8 handout fee payable to instructor. The handout fee can be credited toward purchase of a book, if desired.

For more information or questions, contact Judy Pompei at pompeijudy@aol.com

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CANCELLED!!!  November 20, 2020 – Debbie Grifka

A strip of bias is like a line from a pencil. Learn ways to make and use bias tape appliqué to “draw” your own quilts. Whether you want to draw a picture or something more abstract, you’ll have fun creating your own unique quilt! We will also explore and discuss other ways to draw with fabric.

To see more examples of Debbie Grifka’s “Drawing with Fabric” quilts, visit https://debbiegrifka.com/gallery-3

Price, including lunch, is $50 for Pride of the Prairie members and $60 for non-members

For more information or questions, contact Judy Pompei at pompeijudy@aol.com


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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 held at Zion Lutheran Church, Book Road, Naperville, IL

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.