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2023 Programs and Workshops

In 2023 SRQG will be offering a selection of programs and workshops that span many different topics and will have something for everyone. There will be a mix of in-person and virtual  programs and workshops.

One thing every type of quilter has is scraps. We have a program and workshop on organizing and using scraps to create your own unique fabric and then blocks from that fabric with Brita Nelson.

Be amazed and inspired by MJ Kinman’s gem stone quilts. Learn about the  gems and what artwork inspired MJ Kinman in creating her gemstone quilts. MJ’s workshop will introduce students to the technique used to create all her gem patterns: traditional piecing using freezer paper as a template.

Bridget O’Flaherty will explore and explain sustainability in the quilting world. Learn about where to find organic or recycled fabrics, threads and dyes. Explore how to reduce your environmental impact as an artist or crafter.

Have you always wanted to try free motion thread painting but didn’t think you were skilled enough at sewing or artistic? The Easy Peasy Thread Painting by Numbers for Beginners will give you step-by-step instructions on how to tackle the basics. There is a kit with the supplies you need to begin your adventure in thread painting.

Here is the first half of 2023 schedule and lineup:

January 19, 2023
Brtia Nelson

“Every Last Crumb, An adventure in Scrap Quilting”

Zoom Program

January 20, 2023

Brita Nelson

“Crumbs to Quilts”

Zoom Workshop

February 16, 2023

MJ Kinman

“Smithsonian Series”

Zoom Program


February 17, 2023

MJ Kinman

“Dames & Diamonds”

Zoom Program


March 16, 2023

Bridget O’Flaherty

“What Does Sustainability Look Like in Quilting, Fiber and Textile Arts?”

Zoom Program


March 17, 2023

Bridget O’Flaherty

“Easy Peasy Thread Painting by Numbers for Beginners”

Zoom Program


April 20, 2023

Material Girlfriends

“A Quilter is Pieced”

In Person


April 21, 2023

Material Girlfriends

TBD one of their patterns

In Person


May 18, 2023

Karen Bolan

“Collaboration In Quilting”

In Person


May 19, 2023

Karen Bolan

“Piece Curves and Play with Transparency


In Person

Reservations for upcoming classes are OPEN NOW, so don’t miss out.  Sign up now by contacting Elaine Ramires

For more information on upcoming programs, workshops & teachers, including supply lists and pictures of quilts,  please check out the SRQG Workshop website 


Pride and Joy with Veruschka Zarate

Oct 20th, 2022 to Oct 20th, 2022

Via Zoom

Veruschka Zarate of Pride & Joy Quilting is a Quilt Maker and Pattern Designer, specializing in the technique of Foundation Paper Piecing. She was one of the featured Faculty for The Modern Quilt Guild QuiltCon 2022, where she taught 2 full day classes called: "Mastering Foundation Paper Piece Quilting.”

Her quilt "Pride and Joy" won two awards at QuiltCon 2022: 1st Place in Piecing & The Peoples Choice. One of her greatest enjoyments is presenting to Quilting Guilds Around the world.

She began learning traditional piecing and quilting techniques in 2016 and through a voracious desire to keep learning happened on Foundation Paper Piecing in 2019. After falling in love with the technique, Veruschka set out to create her own designs focused on subjects that inspire joy, vibrancy, empowerment and encouragement.

Veruschka is the proud mother of two precious boys Rock and Hawk, her Pride and Joy and the inspiration behind the company, and has been married to her Husband, Gustavo, for almost 20 years. A California native, her professional background is in Counseling Psychology (Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist). She has had diverse creative outlets throughout her life including, classical voice, digital graphic design and watercolor painting--but her greatest joy is found in mothering her children.

Sorbet Sunset with Veruschka Zarate

Oct 21st, 2022 to Oct 21st, 2022

Workshop Via Zoom 1 - 4 pm 

1)Sign up for workshop w/ Elaine Ramires in person or via email 
2)Purchase the pattern at the following link
Note this is a digital download, so please save the pattern as a PDF.  
3)Gather your fabrics
Veruschka gives some suggestions for fabrics in the pattern. 
One suggestion is Jennifer Sampou’s Ombre Sky and you can purchase the Sorbet Sunset bundle (1/4 yard cuts of sky fabrics plus the white for the sun) at the following link
Another suggestion is Moda Fabrics Bella Solids.  Veruschka gives color names in the pattern and you can purchase these same colors or you can buy some fat quarter bundles.  You can purchase 1/2 yard cuts (you might want to do this with a friend and split the cost) of all of these fabrics at either Missouri Star or Fat Quarter Shop or look for Kona cottons at local fabric store. 
Or of course, you can raid your stash, using the color samples in the pattern as a guide.
4)Get payment to Elaine Ramires
You can bring a check for $25 made out to SRQG to either Sept 1 or 15 Guild meeting or mail a check to Elaine.  Non SRQG members pay $30

Contact Elaine Ramires to register 

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