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General Workshop Information
We have a great lineup of workshops for the upcoming guild year. Registration for the fall and spring workshops will begin July 1st (if mailed, no form postmarked prior to July 1st will be accepted). The cost for workshops for guild members is $50 and non-members is $60. Guild members will have the first opportunity to register for workshops beginning on July 1. If the workshops do not fill with guild member registrations by a predetermined date, the workshops will be open to non-guild members at a slightly higher rate. Don’t miss your opportunity to take a class from a nationally known teacher at an exceptional price. Get your registration in early. All workshops will be held at Highland United Methodist Church from 9 am – 3:30 pm.
Here’s the Workshop Registration form.
Introducing Capital Quilters Fall Lineup of Teachers and Classes
September 20-21 Augusta Cole – Richmond, Virginia
Augusta began her quilting career in North Carolina thirty plus years ago. She was a member of the Pamlico River Quilters Guild and in 1982 was asked to be on the board of directors for the North Carolina Quilt Symposium. In 1984, she moved to Richmond and became active in the local quilting groups, eventually serving as President of the Virginia Consortium of Quilters. Currently, Augusta offers a variety of workshops, many of them being snappy, scrappy classes. She gives lectures that include her collection of quilts and love for the art of quilt making. She loves to teach, travel and enjoys her stash of fabrics. Her motto is “Variety is the Spice of Life!
Scrappy Mystery Quilt – Friday, September 21
We are easing into workshops in September with an always fun stash busting Mystery Quilt! Watch out! Augusta has her sleuthing shoes on again! Take a chance to make a quilt that remains a mystery until you finish the last clue. This is a great chance to use fabrics from your stash. You will see that you can create something beautiful without much planning beforehand.
Debby Kratovil, Fairfax, Virginia http://www.quilterbydesign.com/
Debby Kratovil, a prolific quilter, designer, and illustrator, is a popular teacher both locally and nationally. She was the Special Projects Editor with QUILT Magazine for 15 years, with hundreds of quilts published. She has seen 25 of her quilts make the cover of quilting magazines. Debby has authored 3 quilting books, 11 Block a Day quilting calendars and two quilt wall calendars. She currently sews and designs for fabric companies, travels and teaches throughout the United States, regularly publishes in quilting magazines and loves teaching for guilds throughout the United States. She has a popular blog (DebbyKratovilQuilts.blogspot.com) and a strong presence on Pinterest and Craftsy.
Sassy Mariner’s Compass –Friday, October 19th
Forget traditional colors and fabrics! Pull out your stash of wild and crazy prints and take a dive into the world of paper piecing a LARGE block. Sharp points, gentle curves, even a halo of little triangles make this a block with a lot of punch! If you can sew a straight line and a true 1/4″ seam, you can make this. Nothing to fear, everything to learn for a 22″ block and a 38″ quilt!
Modern Vortex – Saturday, October 20th
Work with pre-cut strips to create this amazing two-color or multi-color quilt using a simple acrylic template (provided with the pattern). Students will strip-piece their fabrics and then cut them into 18 degree wedges using Debby’s Dresden Tool. If you’ve ever wanted to know how to set ANY block on point, this class is for you, with the bonus of using two-color setting triangles. A true optical illusion quilt! Pattern Fee: $18 includes multi-sized 8” dresden template, pattern and clear, illustrated instructions for two quilts. If student owns an 18 degree, multi-sized Dresden tool, the pattern fee is $10.