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 Chrissy Bonin, at a General Meeting.   For questions…contact her via email at cbonin@cox.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

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Sep
21
Sat
2019
Workshop – Sugar Maple Runner: Paper piecing and applique techniques
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Workshop - Sugar Maple Runner: Paper piecing and applique techniques @ Rocky Hill Grange, East Greenwich

Sugar Maple Runner: Paper piecing and applique techniques

MACHINE SEWING WORKSHOP
Crisp fall air brings the autumn hues of the sugar maple leaves. This sweet little table runner brings these beautiful colors to your table. A maple syrup colored background showcases the leaf fabrics and autumn colors of the leaves. Paper piecing makes each block perfect. Simple techniques bring great results. You can choose a rounded end or squared off table mat to fit your table. This is a great small project to kick off the season that will use some of the beautiful fabrics available.

Fee: $40, Pattern $15

Pat Delaney – https://www.crabtreelane.com/  

 

Oct
17
Thu
2019
Workshop – Asymmetrical Hunter Star
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Workshop - Asymmetrical Hunter Star @ Rocky Hill Grange, East Greenwich

Asymmetrical Hunter Star – Jan Krentz

 

Create an asymmetric design with a wide range of printed fabrics. The model quilt, Out of Africa, measures 70″ x 80″ and features a collection of African fabrics. Optional changes in block size or numbers of blocks will increase or decrease the quilt size as desired.

Fee:  $40

Get the supply List here:

https://www.jankrentz.com/

Oct
18
Fri
2019
Workshop 10/18-19/2020 (Friday and Saturday) – Summer Salsa – 2 DAY EVENT!
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm
Workshop 10/18-19/2020 (Friday and Saturday) – Summer Salsa – 2 DAY EVENT! @ Rocky Hill Grange, East Greenwich

Jan’s own Lone Star design, seen in bright, sizzling summer colors is a real favorite. Includes options to personalize your quilt with a variety of designs. Some advanced preparation required to get the most from this class! See the same quilt in a different color family: Double Cappuccino. Finished quilt size: approximately 46″ x 46″

 

Get the supply list here.

 

Jan has authored several books.  She has been featured on several shows and in magazines as well.  Here is a list of her publications:  https://www.jankrentz.com/about.php.

Nov
22
Fri
2019
Travel Journal Quilts
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Travel Journal Quilts @ Rocky Hill Grange, East Greenwich

In this 1 day, class students will begin work on a Travel Journal quilt. We will paint the map, the main focal point of the quilt, then combine maps, photos, journaling, and other saved items into a unique, personal wall hanging. Students will need to bring along photos and postcards printed onto fabric to use in the layout of the quilt. I will demonstrate making a simple raw edge fabric collage element to use. As it is a 1-day class I run through the project and get students started and on their way to completing this project at home.

 

Fee:  $40, Materials Fee: $5

Nov
23
Sat
2019
Pet Portraits
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Have fun working on a one-of-a-kind portrait of your pet. Learn this addictive raw edge fabric collage technique whilst creating a one-o- a-kind animal wall hanging.  In this 1-day class using no fusible, layer, trace, cut and glue fabrics in a fun, no mistakes way. Join Jane to learn about making the best fabric chooses, how to use values to enhance your portrait and then get tips for free motion quilting. The class uses a 200% photo enlargement to work on as your pattern.

You are welcome to work with other animal photos in this class and choose an abstract non-realistic color scheme.

Fee:  $40, Materials Prep Fee: $5

Here is a write up about her:

https://www.quiltingcompany.com/pet-portrait-quilts-rock/

She was featured on Quilting Arts TV show and in the magazine.

 

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Guild Event: So Scrap It Sew Day
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Guild Event: So Scrap It Sew Day @ Rocky Hill Grange, East Greenwich

Spend a day out sewing with your friends.  The theme of the day will be scraps!  Bring your favorite scrap pattern to work on.  Be prepared for some fun and games of course.

 

Fee:  $15

Jan
18
Sat
2020
QUICK CURVE RULER – METRO WEDDING RING
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
QUICK CURVE RULER – METRO WEDDING RING @ Rocky Hill Grange, East Greenwich

Quilters will learn how to sew curves easily, without pinning, and making oversize blocks that we square up, so perfection is not needed.  Classes use the Sew Kind of Wonderful Quick Curve Ruler.

 

Fee:  $40, Ruler and Pattern required

Feb
22
Sat
2020
Billie and Kassie – Have Your Cake and Sew it Too
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Billie and Kassie - Have Your Cake and Sew it Too @ Rocky Hill Grange, East Greenwich

Join these fun ladies for a fancy-free day of sewing that will highlight the use of layer cakes and precuts