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:

NOTE: Starting January 2021, the board has approved reimbursement of workshop fees over $30.00. The board has set the workshop fee at $30.00; if the instructor set fee is over $30.00, the guild will reimburse the difference. You MUST attend the workshop to be reimbursed. 

February 2021

Augusta Cole is scheduled for a lecture on February 6th entitled “A Collage of Tips, Tricks, and Tidbits.” On February 5th, from 10am to 2pm 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. 

March 2021

Our own guild member, Annabel Ebersole, will be our guest lecturer and workshop instructor. The virtual workshop will be March 5 from 10:00 to 2:00; the fee is $20.00. She will be teaching free motion quilting. Annabel is well-known to many of you with a wealth of quilting knowledge and experience. Be prepared to be dazzled! In her own words, here’s some things you might not know about Annabel:

“ I took my first quilting class years ago at the Smithsonian and then
had a hand piecing class while we were posted in Brazil in 1984-6.
This jump started my love of quilting! Over the years I belonged to
Reston Quilters Unlimited and London Quilters and worked for my
teacher, Leslie Pfeifer, at the Quilt Patch in Fairfax, VA. I worked and
taught there for 4 years and later at Artful Quilter in Centreville, VA.
for 4 years. Art quilting is my real passion, and I have taken classes at Quilt Surface Design Symposium and Art Quilt Network. I belong to Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) and Fiber Artists at Loose Ends. Also, you all remember my speaking about Sacred Threads! I look forward to sharing my free motion quilting tips with you all on Fri, March 5 in class from 10-2. I will have a trunk show on Sat, March 6.”

April 2021

Kathleen Decker and Carla Esposito will be doing a ZOOM workshop and it will be free for guild members. The pattern will be very simple. Details to follow in next month’s newsletter!

May 2021

In May, our guest speaker and virtual workshop will be given by Heather Kojan. Check out her website at www.heatherkojan.com to see her many exciting ideas and quilts! According to her online bio: “I’ve been sewing quilting for more than 25 years. My first quilt was a king-sized log cabin quilt – go big or go home, right? I consider myself a modern quilter, with traditional roots. I love taking traditional patterns and giving them a modern spin. And scrap quilts? My favorite! I live in Baltimore with 1 husband, 1 dog, and 4 sewing machines. I teach modern quilting classes at shops, guilds and shows across the country.” Heather is the founder and first president of the Baltimore

Modern Quilt Guild. She is a co-author of the book Classic Modern Quilts and is featured
in The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters. You can also find her work in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks.

June 2021

June will feature Joy Duke as the guest lecturer and workshop instructor. The class will be appliqué and the fee is $25.00 plus kit. The workshop will be June 4 from 10:00 to 4:00. The workshop will be virtual.
A Hampton resident, Joy is the designer of over 90 patterns for Joyous Appliqué Designs and also the author of numerous articles. She specializes in appliqué patterns that are easy, fun and nature-inspired that all quilters are capable of making. Check out her website at www.JoyousAppliqueDesigns.com to see her work.