Workshops

All workshops are 9:30 to 4:00 at the location specified on the calendar page. You may arrive at 9:00 am to get set up. We start clean up at 3:30 pm and must be out of the room at 4:00 pm sharp.

We are not allowed to "cater" food into the library from outside sources. For lunch, you are allowed to bring a sack lunch during our workshops, or there is a cafe on the ground floor in the library, or you can go out for lunch. The Agri-Life Extension Center has a kitchen, and food is allowed there.

All Workshops MUST be paid for when you sign up. Standard workshop fee is $35 unless noted in workshop description.  Some workshops may require an additional kit fee or a book/pattern purchase, and these will be noted in the workshop description.

Workshop Signup Form


Date Workshop
Feb 7, 2018 Rulers Revisited by Marcie Wendrock

In this workshop, you will make an adorable wall hanging of 8 blocks. The wall hanging measures 21" square and will use 3 different fabrics. Each block will feature a unique way to make each block quickly and perfectly with four different Deb Tucker Rulers.

This class uses rulers that you will need to purchase if you don't already have them. The prices below are from Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design web site. You will also find these templates sold on several other websites.
$31.50 Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star - used to piece traditional Lemoyne Star blocks in 10 different sizes
$21.50 V-Block -used to make tall star point units, sometimes known as "Peaky and Spike"
$21.50 Square Squared (Square 2) - used to make suqare-in-a-square units
$21.50 Wing Clipper I - this tool, and the associated Fast Flying Geese construction technique, allow you to make four finished units from five squares.

If you want to purchase the rulers at the class, you may order them directly from the instructor before January 12, 2018 (see the workshop coordinator for how to contact her). You will pick them up and pay for them at the workshop by cash or credit card (no checks, please). She will have a few extras, but if you know you're going to purchase them, please be sure to order in advance so that she brings enough. At the class, the instructors personal rulers will be available if you want to try prior to purchase.

This class will teach you how to make the LeMoyne Star block without set-in seams, and how to make perfect units of Flying Geese, Square-in-a-Square, Peaky and Spike blocks that finish flawlessly every time.

This class requires precutting your fabrics so that you can focus on learning the tools. You will be given the cutting instructions and a ruler order form when you register for the class.

The supply list is here.

rulers revisited wall hanging

Apr 4, 2018 Disappearing Flying Geese Table Runner by Jackie Hillman

Jackie will show you how to do a "horizontal split" of the flying geese block and use it in one of the three table runners shown. Each pattern is $7.00 (includes sales tax).

You can choose which table runner you wish to make in class. Students can choose to bring their own fabrics or purchase a kit.

Kits will be available at the lecture and workshop, and students can choose on site. Precut kits (fabric for top and the pattern) are available for $36 + tax. The exact fabrics are not typically available, but kits are available in a variety of color ways.

The supply list is here.

Watermelon Feast Table Runner
watermelon feast table runner

Peach Poppies Table Runner
peach poppies table runner

Classic Gathering Table Runner
classic gathering table runner

May 2, 2018 Borders Galore Wall Hanging Workshop by Winnie Fleming

This wall hanging starts with a center block set on point, followed by two pieced borders. Winnie has a formula (which she calls her magic formula, because it works every time) for fitting a pieced border to the quilt. She will share the formula along with other tips for precision piecing that can be used for making all of your quilts.

This class requires pre-cutting your fabrics and piecing the center block before class, so that you will get the most out of the workshop.

Click on the links below for further information:
Supply List
Pre-cutting Instructions
Center Block Instructions



Borders Galore Table Runner Borders Galore Table Runner