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Programs and Workshops

We have a nice array of Programs this year with well know Speakers and Artists. Please join us on the third Thursday of most months via a Zoom invitation in your email. For a list of the Programs, check our Calendar on the Home Page.

Workshops 2021 will offer a variety of ideas and techniques for everyone from the novice to the experienced!  Workshop registration will be open for all clases. 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. Workshops will be held in a live online format, using Zoom. 

While we are unable to meet in person, contact Bonnie Butler-Sibbald to register for 2021 workshops and to make payment for the workshop. 


“A Personal Journey in Traditional Appliqué” with Sandra Mollon

Feb 18th, 2021 to Feb 18th, 2021

A trunk show to share the work produced over the past 30 years, and inspire new (or not-so-new) quilters to try different techniques.  Sandra will also very happy to take questions from the audience, and offer tips and suggestions.
About Sandra:
Sandra is an award winning quilter living in Northern California.  She has been quilting for over 30 years, and teaching for 18 years.
Additionally her work in art quilting has wonderful many place awards, a “Best Pictorial” award and a 3rd place award in 2019 at PIQF, a 1st Place in Wall at MQX 2019, Best of Show Award and 1st place at the RCQG show in Sacramento Ca, 2018, and a 3rd place at Road to California in 2020.
She enjoys teaching as well as working on her art, and loves to travel and meet new people.

“Water Lily raw edge appliqué” with Sandra Mollon

Feb 19th, 2021 to Mar 5th, 2021

 10am-12pm. via Zoom

"Water Lily" - Pattern 1 or 2, or use your own picture of a water lily
Fee:  $49.95 for both sessions and U-tube instructions (lifetime rights to the program)
$19.95 for her pattern,  her hand dyed fabrics are also available for purchase
Pattern pictures are available on her website:

There are still openings for this class, contact Bonnie Butler  

"Photo to Fabric- Design in the palm of your hand" with Lisa Thorpe

Mar 18th, 2021 to Mar 18th, 2021


Bishop Ranch artist in residence, Lisa Thorpe, will guide us through the steps to transferring our precious photo memories on to fabric. This is a technique you will be so glad you have learned!

"Bird Box - Fabric Embellishment" with Lisa Thorpe

Mar 19th, 2021 to Mar 19th, 2021

Unfortunately this workshp has been canceled

"Quilting is a Contact Sport" with Jenny K Lyon

Apr 15th, 2021 to Apr 15th, 2021


You CAN quilt your own quilts on your home machine with very little marking and no stencils!  Internationally known fabric artist Jenny K. Lyon will get us motivated to learn to free-motion quilt!

"Yes you can free motion quilt!" with Jenny K Lyon

Apr 16th, 2021 to Apr 16th, 2021

Via Zoom 10:00 to 3:00

Starting on paper where you can make lots of mistakes and then on to fabric samples with confidence.  It really is easier then you think to free motion quilt!  Supply list and instructions on how to make "sandwich" swatches will be available on registration.   Registration is now open,  contact Bonnie Butler -  

Fee:  $40.00 payable to SRQG

Little Quilts, No Big Deal! with Kellie Willey

May 20th, 2021 to May 20th, 2021


Does small-scale piecing intrigue you but you aren’t sure how to start? Lecture includes many useful tips and techniques on how to create a miniature quilt including, drafting your own pattern, fabric selection, accurate cutting and piecing, free motion quilting tips and useful tools to make the job easier.  Lecture will also include several small quilts to view close up.

Mini Crazy Quilts and Stitches with Kellie Willey

May 21st, 2021 to May 21st, 2021

Workshop:  CANCELLED
Via Zoom:   

Due to low guild program registration, Kellie will host this workshop directly on May 21st via zoom for our guild members for $45.00.  Information will be sent to all guild members via email.

Trunk Show and Stories with Janet Shore

Jun 17th, 2021 to Jun 17th, 2021


Our very own SRQG VIP member, Janet is very well known locally and regionally for her amazing quilt designs and creations. Tune in and enjoy Janet’s infectious humor, be awed by her decades of quilts, and hear stories of her journey in quilting starting in the East Bay and settling into Santa Rosa.

Questions and Answer session to follow. 

Sew Day

Jun 18th, 2021 to Jun 18th, 2021


Come join the fun for a Zoom Sew Day hosted by Genelle Voorhees.

Heritage Barn Quilts with Suzi Perron

Jul 15th, 2021 to Jul 15th, 2021


A stunning pictorial journey on the historical Barn Quilt Trail.  She will tell stories of the artists who painted these intricate barn quilts to honor their loved ones or their local culture as well as humorous anecdotes on our zoom presentation by Suzi from Georgia!

Rock and Roll with a Jelly Roll with Ann Nolen

Jul 16th, 2021 to Jul 16th, 2021


Free on Zoom

A fun and fabulous way to use a jelly roll for a gift quilt or community quilt contribution.  This fast and easy quilt top can be finished in a weekend!

The Myth of Creative Genius with April Sproule

Aug 19th, 2021 to Aug 19th, 2021

Via Zoom

April is a mixed media textile artist, author and teacher  and one of Northern California’s favorite quilting artists and well known to our Sonoma Quilt Guild, April will entertain us with her wit, humor, and quilting tales!



Stitching a Story with April Sproule

Aug 20th, 2021 to Aug 20th, 2021

Via Zoom 

April will guide us to use various textile and representative objects with numerous techniques for creating a small fiber collage piece that tells a story of a favorite memory, person, or event.  Now you can use those precious pieces you’ve been holding on to and create a legacy piece.  Registration for this workshop is now open.