Programs/Events

Upcoming Programs:

Anyone who attends a meeting is welcome to stay for the program.  Some programs are followed by workshops that require pre-registration and/or payment and are open first to members, followed by members of sister guilds, then guests.

If you wish to participate in an upcoming CPQG Class or Workshop please email our Program coordinators at programs@colonialpiecemakers.com. Workshops and classes can ordinarily be registered for 2 months in advance. Prices listed are for members. Non-members will be required to pay an additional $15 per workshop. Please consider joining our wonderful guild here!

Our Program coordinators have the following programs planned for the coming months:

November 

On November 7th, national instructor Barb Vedder, known for her scrap quilting and appliqué, will be our virtual guest.  Her lecture during the meeting will be “Scrap Quilts: The Secret of Success.” She will conduct a virtual half-day workshop after the guild meeting called Hex Vex, teaching her method of doing hexes.

Saturday, November 7th, 1pm – 4pm  WORKSHOP: Hex Vex – English Paper Piecing.
Learn the basic techniques of English Paper Piecing to start your own unique hexagon quilt. We will discuss the importance of color and scale when choosing fabrics for this scrap quilt. Students will learn how to achieve intricate patterns and designs using commercial fabrics.
   Registration deadline is October 1st.  

December

Saturday, December 5th: December 5 is the Christmas/Holiday party and it will be virtual (ZOOM). There will be no meeting but will have SHOW and TELL and BLOCK OF THE MONTH. We will sing songs, play games (bingo and find a word). If you have any suggestions or have something you would like to do just email Carla at programs@colonialpiecemakers.com or any board member.

January

Friday, January 8th LITTLE 4-PATCH VIRTUAL WORKSHOP with Kellie Willey is January 8, 2021 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. You will learn how to make this fun mini quilt during a 6- hour virtual workshop in the comfort of your home. Instructor, Kellie Willey will insure you have FUN while learning the easy steps of this pattern. Stay in your PJ’s, eat some snacks and sew with old and new friends. From her website, the workshop description is: Little Four Patch 9″ x 10″ Create little 4-patch blocks that measure 1 inch finished! Great use for all those cute little novelty prints that you just couldn’t pass up. Pattern requires using very small-scale prints that are less than 1″ diameter.

Check out her website at www.littlequiltcreations.com.

Saturday, January 9th:

The January workshop will be on the second Friday, January 8, 2021 and the meet- ing will be on the second Saturday, January 9, 2021. The Board voted to move the meeting date due to close proximity to the New Year’s Day holiday of our normal meeting date. Our guest national lecturer and instructor is Kellie Willey; she is known for making miniature quilts. Kellie enjoys busting the myth that miniature quilts are harder than large quilts. She believes that learning how to create a small- scale quilt can be FAST, FUN and REWARDING.

During her virtual lecture and workshop, you will hear tips and techniques that will take the fear out of miniaturing quilting. You will also get a front row view (from your computer) of her little quilts up close. Kellie encourages quilters to enjoy the

process and get comfortable with scaling down their work. Her philosophy is “You already know how to cut, piece and sew, and it’s easy to make it smaller once you know the tricks”. Kellie’s teaching style is fun and relaxed. During her workshops, most students leave with a finished quilt top!

February 2021

Augusta Cole is scheduled for a lecture on February 6th entitled “A Collage of Tips, Tricks, and Tidbits.” On February 5th, there is a workshop entitled “Scrappy Mystery Quilt.” The fee is $ 50.00 for the 4-hour workshop. Go to Augusta’s website, www.augustacolequilting.com, to see many of her quilts. Her workshop description reads, “Augusta has her sleuthing shoes on again! Take a chance to make a quilt that remains a mystery until you finish the last clue. This is a great chance to use fabrics from your stash. You will see that you can create something beautiful without much planning beforehand.” She is also teaching the pictured Radiant Star class at the online version of the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival on Feb. 25th.