Please be sure to check the times and locations for each workshop.

The program’s team is always looking for help and suggestions.  Workshops may be available to outside members for an additional fee.  For further information, inquiries, questions or interest in hosting a workshop please contact Chrissy Bonin via e-mail at cbonin@cox.net.

There will be a lunch break of 45 minutes to 1 hour. To maximize class time, you may want to bring a lunch, otherwise, there are several lunch places nearby.
Do not bring an iron even if one is specified on the class supply list. Irons will be provided.
Please read these important workshop guidelines
  • Workshop location will be announced.
  • Workshops are held on various days of the week. Cost of a workshop will vary depending on the cost of the instructor etc. In general, workshops will be priced to cover the cost of running that workshop. Workshops are limited to 20 participants.
  • To attend a workshop, you must register and pay in full in advance. Do this by seeking out the Program Chairperson at a General Meeting or by mailing in your check payable to “NBQA” and request to: Hope Barton, 472 Allen Hill Rd, Brooklyn, CT 06234. For questions…contact her at 860-377-3718 or email her at cbarton6580@charter.net.
  •  For your comfort you might want to dress in layers and bring a seat cushion.
  • You are welcome to bring a snack for yourself and/or a snack to share with other workshop participants.
  • Do not bring an iron even if one is specified on the class supply list. Irons will be provided.
  • There will be a lunch break around noon. You may bring a bag lunch including a beverage or go out to get your lunch at local fast foods. A refrigerator is available to store lunches.
  • Please make every effort to gather all the supplies on the supply list.
  • Please remember to turn your cell phone ring off at the workshop so that you do not disturb other participants.
  • Please wear a name tag. Stick-ons will be available at the workshop.
  • Guild Policy states that if you are unable to attend the workshop, the workshop fee will be refunded only if your spot is filled two weeks previous to the workshop.
  • Classes and class space are available only to registered, paid participants. No “auditing” of classes is permitted. No concurrent use of the workspace for other projects is permitted.

Workshop Schedule

(hint: to view past workshops, click the left arrow below)

Nov
16
Fri
2018
On the Edge – Adele Scott
Nov 16 @ 9:15 am – 3:15 pm

On the Edge – Includes edge preparation, different types and widths of bindings, piping, easy prairie points, scallops and even a fun “coin” edge. Our newest technique is a fabulously easy mitered border with scallop flange. Tips, tricks and, of course, new products! This class is all about the many options for quilt edges, and perfecting your techniques.

Click here for the materials list

Click here for Adele Scott’s website 

Jan
19
Sat
2019
Open Sew with NBQA
Jan 19 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

We all know sometimes the best way to get some quality sewing time is to get away.  Join the programs team for an open sew day.  Lunch,  prizes and entertainment, to be provided!

Feb
16
Sat
2019
A Day at the Imrov with Billie and Kassie
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

“A Day at the Imrov with Billie and Kassie”

Let loose and go wild!  We will push you to quilt outside the box and creatively sew blocks together without a pattern. Several improv piecing techniques will be demonstrated such as deconstructing traditional blocks and learning to create new ones.  Even though you are going wild, you will also be in total control. This is a great way to use those scraps and bust your stash! Great for everyone from beginners to advanced quilters.

Fabric Requirements:

  • Scraps in all shapes, sizes, colors, and designs (no scrap too small)
  • 1 yard background fabric

Other supplies:

  • Sewing machine in good working order with a quarter inch foot
  • Rotary cutter and cutting mat
  • Basic sewing supplies – scissors, pins, thread, bobbins, seam ripper etc.
  • Spray starch
  • 6 x 12-inch ruler or larger
  • Gifts for teachers so you get a good grade (optional)

Click here for a printable supply list

Mar
22
Fri
2019
Tea and Ephemera – Judy Coates Perez
Mar 22 @ 9:15 am – 3:15 pm

Tea and Ephemera
Using textile paint, printed paper vintage imagery, thermo fax screens, colored pencils, rubber stamps, paint sticks, tea bags and more, learn multiple mixed media techniques while creating a mixed media fabric collage that you can stitch or quilt.

Click here for Judy Coates Perez’s website

Apr
19
Fri
2019
STORM AT SEA – David Sirota
Apr 19 @ 9:15 am – 3:15 pm

STORM AT SEA
Using my “No More Tears”© Foundation Piecing Method
Are you curious about paper piecing? Do you and paper piecing already have a love/hate relationship? Do you love the accuracy you achieve, but hate the process of getting there? Well, this class will change that to a LOVE relationship. We’ll be using the versatile Storm at Sea pattern to learn my “No More Tears”© method of paper piecing. Although we won’t be finishing the entire project in class, you’ll have at least one full block, and the tools you’ll need to finish it at home, in half the time you’d expect from paper piecing. Don’t believe me?  You’ll just have to come and see for yourself!

 

Click here for the workshop supply list and instructions

May
11
Sat
2019
Mesh Beach Bag with Diana Funke
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Have you seen Diana Funke’s beautiful bags?  We have the pleasure of hosting her and Diane Antestenis for a workshop where they will teach members how to make these fantastic beach bags.  We will make the medium tote and an 8” by 5” wallet. Student provides 1/3 yard of fabric, matching thread, black thread, jeans/denim sewing machine needle, walking foot.  Kits available from Diana.

Kit contains Pattern for a small, medium and large tote, the pattern for zippered wallet, black pet screen, zipper, strapping, hook and loop tape.

 

Click here for Class Supply list

May
16
Thu
2019
Bluebird of Happiness – Karen Kay Buckley
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bluebird of Happiness
I am so excited about this project.  Yes, there are a lot of pieces and yes, it’s going to take you a while to sew all of the pieces.  But, while sewing you will learn a lot.  You will learn how to make perfect points, perfect circles, perfect ovals, smooth curves, smooth stems, some hand embroidery and just for added fun…..a little reverse appliqué.
The inside appliqué area is 14”x 14”.  With the additional black border area the piece finishes 20” x 20”

Click here for the workshop supply list

Click here for Karen Kay Buckley’s website

 

Please use the Upper-level entrance.