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Technique Sharing Workshops

Technique Sharing Workshops (TSW for short) are free, and take place at our guild meetings, beginning after the lunch break and lasting between 30 min. and 2 hours, depending on the topic. These workshops, led or taught by our own members on a volunteer basis, give our members a chance to share, learn and practice various special techniques related to quilting.

Please sign up for these demonstrations in advance, so that we may be sure to have the correct number of handouts, and plan for an appropriate space.

The Home Page Calendar includes the 2017 Technique Sharing Workshops. 

Previous TSW handouts are available on the Blog under the "TSW" and "Patterns" categories.

If you have a technique you'd like to share, please let me know! I will have a sign-up sheet with the tentative dates schedule for TSW's in the back room.

Many Thanks!
~Jan Nilsen

Quick and Easy Coasters with Jan Nilsen

Jan 20th, 2017

Ever needed a quick gift and not sure what to give? Everyone uses coasters and these can be made quickly and personalized for anyone. With all the great fabric we have available (and in our stashes) we can do dogs, cats, coffee, sports, flowers, etc. These are easy and lots of fun and you might just want to keep a few on hand for a gift stash.

Click here for directions 

Click here for various coaster ideas

Making Decorative Pillows and Shams with Joy Lee

Feb 16th, 2017

We are very lucky to have Joy show us how she does these as before the quilting bug bit her she was an expert doing home décor. All kinds of items: pillows, shams, draperies and many more. She will show us some simple and some more complex ways to make beautiful and professionally finished pillow covers. The pillows and shams are the icing on the cake for a beautiful quilt. Come and see how it is done.

Handout Instructions


Perfect Bindings with Vicki David

Mar 2nd, 2017

Many of us have admired Vicki’s beautiful quilts and have wondered how she gets her bindings and corner’s so perfect. Well, here is your chance to find out. Vicki will show us how to get accurate measurements for the sides of the quilt and make those mitered corners show quality.

Handout Instructions


Foot Pedal Pad with Jim Jensen

Apr 20th, 2017

Many of us have tried everything to keep that pesky foot pedal from taking off or getting caught under the table. Come and join us as Jim shows us how he solved the problem with a foot pedal pad that is easy to make and might just help you too. No more wandering foot pedals!

Class Handout

Jenny Doan’s “Magic” Hourglass Blocks with Sharon Fry

May 18th, 2017



Sharon Fry will show us this simple block that is fun to make and full of surprises.




Mystery Quilt 2017 with Pam Beebe

Jun 1st, 2017

It's A Mystery

     Light Background = 1 1/3 yds
     Dark Contrast = 3/4 yd
     Assorted Medium Scraps = 1 1/4 yds total  (can use 5 fat quarters or as many assorted scraps as desired)
Border: 3/4 yds (can be the same as the contrast if using solid/read as solid fabric)

     Cut the assorted scraps 18” x 2 1/2”. Total strips = 40
     Cut the background into 4 1/2” strips by width of fabric (WOF)
     Cut the contrast into 2 1/2” strips by WOF

Step 2:

Ready for some more cutting? 

From the scraps-  If using fat quarters, cut 40 strips 2.5 x 18",   Sew 2 assorted strips together lengthwise to make 20  strips. Subcut strips into 2.5  x 4.5”  units.

If using smaller scraps, you will need  140 2-patch units measuring 2.5 x 4.5"

From the background:  Cut the 4.5' strips into 12 4.5' squares;  31  4.5 x 8.5' rectangles, and 18  4.5 x 2.5' rectangles.

From the contrast - cut the 2.5' strips into 160 2.5' squares.

That is all the cutting for the top, except for the borders.  As I mentioned before, it works well to use the same solid/read as solid fabric you used for the contrast.  I'll give final sewing directions next week.

For complete printable instructions download here

Quilt Labels with Vicki David, Cathy Rapp, Toni Anderson, and Janice Rogers

Jun 15th, 2017


Now the quilt is done and it is time to get it labeled…..but what is the best way?  Come and find out how your fellow quilters have developed interesting and creative ways to do labels.

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