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Workshops ar on the 3rd Tuesday of the month and are by pre-registration only.
Programs are on the 4th Tuesday of the month and are open to all members of WVQG. There is a $5 fee for non-members.
STAINED GLASS APPLIQUE
Stained glass applique is a technique in which bias tape is used to cover the raw edges of the fabric pieces, instead of turning them under as in traditional applique. In this workshop you will construct a panel that can be used as a wall hanging, a pillow cover, or as the center of a small medallion quilt. Several patterns will be available. All work will be done by hand, unless you are already comfortable doing machine appliqué, in which case you’ll need to bring a sewing machine for that. The goal will be to have a nearly completed panel by the end of the class.
Kathleen Davies is a quilter who lectures and teaches locally and regionally. She is known for her exceptional hand quilting and hand applique, having won many awards at quilt shows in NY and NJ. Her specialties are crazy quilts, stained glass quilting, T-shirt quilts, and finishing old quilts. Pictures of her quilts have appeared in "Quilters Newsletter"; A Quilt Block Challenge: Vintage Revisited, by Mary Kerr; and Celebrate the Day by Shannon Shirley. She is a retired high school teacher, currently living in Hillburn, NY. To see more about Kathleen and her quilts go to KDotQuilting.com
DIANE RODE SCHNECK
"ROCKY ROAD TO KANSAS" plus "BIG STITCH QUILTING"
I come from a long line of quilters, sewers and embroiderers. All of the women in my family were involved in some kind of craft or handwork. My father was an architect, so I inherited the drawing and drafting genes, and a fascination with design. I learned hand embroidery at a very early age, and taught myself the basics of machine piecing when I was in high school in 1974. The quilters of Grace Lutheran Church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, taught me everything I know about hand quilting.
What I love about quilting is its infinite variety. This has made it hard for me to concentrate on just one thing over the years. I have done a little bit of everything, from folk art to Serious Art, but my favorite things are scrap quilts, (especially string quilts) crazy quilts, hand embroidery, and hand appliqué, especially the album quilts of the mid 19th century.
I want to try it all! The recent interest in surface design and mixed media have made this even better. There really are no limits to what you can do, and what techniques or materials you can use. I really try to pass this enthusiasm along to my students.
I have worked and taught in quilt stores since 1979, and have been teaching in New York since 1986. When I’m not at The City Quilter, I work part time for The Elder Craftsmen, coordinating crafts classes at senior centers around the city. I also teach at guilds and conferences all over the country, and I design and publish my own monthly appliqué block club called Heart And Hand, with subscribers all over the world.
VICTORIA FINDLAY WOLF
FIFTEEN MINUTES TO PLAY
Workshops are open to members and non-members alike! - first come, first accepted! Please contact the WVQG if you are interested in a particular workshop. Take advantage of a great selection of diverse areas of learning and join a workshop soon!
Pre-registration is required,
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