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Workshops 2019 will offer a variety of ideas and techniques for everyone from the novice to the experienced!  Workshop registration will be opened 4 months before each session.  To confirm your spot in a workshop payment must be included at the time of sign up.  Cost of each workshop is $40 with checks made payable to SRQG.  Information regarding each workshop and the supply list will be posted on the website. Ccontact Janice Rodgers at for future information.

Proposed Workshop Schedule for 2019

January 18           Inger Blood                         Ruler Quilting                                                   LBAGC*

February 22        Katie Fowler                       Fearless Quilting, Paint, Layer, Stitch            VSC*

March 22             Dora Cary                            Make It Modern                                               VSC*

April19                  Petra Keller                        Applique                                                            VSC*

May17                  Colleen Pelfrey                 Taking the Dye Out                                           VSC*

June 21                 Jane Tenorio Coscarelli  TBD                                                                       VSC*

July                        NO WORKSHOP                There will be a free sewing day!                   SRB*

August 16            Jane Haworth                    Love of Pets Fabric Collage                            VSC*

September         Free Workshop                 More information to follow soon!                 SRB*

October 18          Sandra Mollon                   TBD                                                                    VSC*

November 22    NO WORKSHOP                 There will be a free sewing day!

*LBAGC                 Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa

*VSC                     Village Sewing Center, 506 Lewis Road, Santa Rosa

*SRB                      Scottish Rite Building, 600 Acacia Lane, Santa Rosa

Progress of Free-motion Quilter's Trunk Show with Inger Blood

Jan 18th, 2019 to Jan 18th, 2019


Inger started at an early age, helping her mother support the family by sewing doll clothes for a nearby toy factory. From an early age, Inger demonstrated a creative flair and an excellent aptitude for art. Inger’s mother Mary was skilled in the “old world” thread arts of knitting and embroidery. Inger went on at an early age to self-teach herself tatting, and crocheting, after mastering knitting and embroidery. 

Inger was a member of the American Embroidery Guild of San Francisco in the 1980s.

In her spare time, Inger continued to branch out and learn different fiber art/mixed media forms, adding spinning and dying yarns, silk dying and glass bead work. In the first ten years after moving to El Dorado County, Inger completed numerous embroidery and home spun knitted projects which she successfully competed and won critical acclaim. 

In 1997 Inger narrowed her creative focus and immersed herself primarily in patchwork and quilting Inger managed to create and produce many beautiful and award winning quilts. 
Having nearly shunned most other fiber art forms, Inger is singularly passionate about quilting. Inger continues to produce original quilt art pieces which have been Juried in, won and displayed at Regional and National quilt shows.


This is a Trunk Show with over 40 quilts and garments demonstrating Inger’s progression from beginner to expert.  The show will include quilts and garments that have won awards at PIQF, Road to California, AQS and HMQS shows as well as the California State Fair and the El Dorado County Fair.  Inger will show machine work from her early days 50 years go.  Topics of discussion will include the vast improvement of using a well tuned machine with the correct needle, thread and tension.  Additionally, the techniques and advantages of finish blocking will be discussed.


Ruler Work on a Home Sewing Machine with Inger Blood

Jan 19th, 2019 to Jan 19th, 2019

Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa

An accomplished quilter, Inger, will teach this class, demonstrating all necessary steps of the process.

  • Hands on instruction for using rulers.

  • Learn how to lay out a grid to complete your design.

  • A variety of designs will be discussed, including crosshatching and curved crosshatching using straight and circular rulers.

  • All on your domestic sewing machine!

Supply List 

Creative Wonderland: The Importance of the Looking Glass and the Rabbit Hole with Katie Fowler

Feb 21st, 2019 to Jan 17th, 2019


Join me in a meaningful and lighthearted look at the creative process, creative blocks and effective tools for mastering creative momentum.  Audience members will leave feeling validated, courageous and ready to follow the white rabbit to creative adventure!


Fearless Creating: Paint, Layer Stitch Playshop with Katie Fowler

Feb 22nd, 2019 to Feb 22nd, 2019

Village Sewing Center, 506 Lewis Road, Santa Rosa

Participants make small whole cloth paintings, learning to use different materials for making marks on fabric.  Color theory and the principles of design will be a big part of this experience, as will my special theory of “embrace the blob”.  We will discuss creativity theories, blocks and useful techniques to push ourselves closer to the creative bliss.  I provide all supplies for your use.  You just bring a plain shirt and your imagination!