Workshop locations will be announced.

Please arrive at 9:00 AM, the workshop will begin promptly at 9:30AM and go until approximately 3:30 PM. From 3:30 – 4:00 is clean up time. 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.

There will be a volunteer host for each workshop. If you are interested in hosting a workshop, contact Hope at 860-377-3718 or email her at

Sign up for workshops at guild meetings or by sending a check payable to “NBQA” to:
Hope Barton, 472 Allen Hill Rd, Brooklyn, CT 06234

Workshops are open to non-members for an additional $5.00.

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
  • Plan your arrival at the workshop for 9:00. This will give you ample time to get set-up for the 9:30 workshop start time. For your comfort you might want to dress in layers and bring a seat cushion. The workshop will end around 3:30 – 4PM. Your help setting up and breaking down tables and chairs is appreciated.
  • Coffee and tea will be provided. You are welcome to bring a snack for yourself and/or a snack to share with other workshop participants.
  • You should bring a power strip and a light. 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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Shredded Fabric Art Quilt Workshop with Lenore Crawford
Oct 20 @ 2:33 am – 3:33 am
Shredded Fabric Art Quilt Workshop with Lenore Crawford

Shredded Fabric Art Quilts Workshop

One-day/Six-hour Workshop
In this workshop students will learn to create their own shredded fabric impressionistic art quilt, using a technique originated by Noriko Endo. Fabrics are shredded in class and used to design a scene. Then the design is covered in tulle and top-stitched using free-motion sewing. Lenore will also cover finishing techniques, such as binding the piece and hanging methods.  Lenore will also show how she uses fabric paints to enhance these pieces even more where appropriate. No supplies fee required.

Supply List for Shredded Fabric Art Quilt

For more information about Lenore Crawford and her work-

Sheers to You workshop with Esterita Austin
Nov 17 all-day
Sheers to You workshop with Esterita Austin

Sheers to You workshop

Sheers to You | 1 day (all levels)
Fusing class – No sewing machine required
Sheer fabrics are the building blocks for a translucent shimmering still life that will glow and sparkle while adding depth to your fiber art piece. Create crystal goblets and bottles and see the possibilities when new shapes and colors are created by simply overlapping transparent fabrics. Mono-printing and various manipulation techniques will be incorporated to make a “WOW” still life. Kit FEE $35-see supply list.

Supply List “Sheers to You”

For more information about Esterita Austin and her work