Workshop Opportunities

November/December: Diane Harris to Present Trunk Show and Teach December 5-6
Diane Harris, a former editor with Quiltmakers magazine and widely published quilt designer, will share her “Jingle Bells” trunk show with CQC members at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 5. She’ll share large and small, pieced and appliquéd, modern and traditional quilts designed for the winter holidays. This show is more than red and green quilts. There are color recipes of all sorts. Diane encourages you to attend to get your creative jingle on.
Diane will teach a 2.5-hour version of her popular “Baby Windmills” workshop from 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday, December 6 via Zoom. This is a fun, fast and easy project right on time for holiday gift giving. You’ll reduce your stash as Diane leads you in some serious scrap play. She says she’s been making this versatile block for years, continually discovering new ways to use the blocks. She’ll share her examples then help you create a unique quilt. The class will be stress-free. Diane will share some bonus quilt techniques as time allows.


Helen Frost Will Sparkle in January Trunk Show and Workshop
Quilt world icon Helen Frost, who began quilting in 1972 and teaching two years
later, says CQC members will have stars in their eyes as they enjoy her trunk show, “Lone Stars: A Galaxy of Quilts,” at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 23, 2021, via Zoom. She’ll present star quilts from the close to 40 years she’s been designing and making them including some from All-Star Quilts: 10 Strip Pieced Lone Star Sparklers (C&T Publishing, 2010), a book she authored with her mother, Blanche Young.
Variations include Touching Stars, Blazing Star, Broken Star, Double Star and more. And Helen will share stories from her years as a quiltmaker, author, teacher, and in her words, “magician.” Helen will teach her “Lone Star Sparkler” workshop from 1-4 p.m. two consecutive
Sundays, January 24 and 31, 2021, via Zoom. You’ll make a diamond dazzler using the strip-piecing technique developed by Helen and her mother, and you’ll learn precision cutting, pinning, sewing and pressing plus painless set-in seams and perfected mitered borders.


Angela Jones to Teach Walking-Foot Quilting - February

Angela Jones, CQC member and instructor at Hi Fashion Sewing Machines and Quilt Shop in Grand Junction, is adapting her sell-out popular walking-foot class to Zoom for CQC. For just $70, you’ll get 12 hours of instruction in six two-hour sessions Thursdays and Fridays, February 4 and 5, 11 and 12, and 18 and 19. Walk: Master Machine Quilting With Your Walking Foot by Jacquie Gering will be required for the class. Sign up early as this workshop is bound to fill quickly.


“Contemporary Sashiko Sampler” Workshop Coming in March by Crystal Wentz
Crystal Wentz, owner of Meadow Lane Stitching in Loveland, will introduce a variety of Sashiko stitches as you make her “Contemporary Sashiko Sampler Wall Hanging.” You’ll start with a pre-printed panel that features several traditional patterns then learn to transfer designs to make a border with additional blocks in your choice of patterns. Kit required. Classes will be 9 a.m.-noon Mondays, March 29 and April 5, 12 and 19.