Lectures and Workshops
The International Quilters’ Guild is pleased to host these award-winning quilters!
We are an online quilt guild that “meets” in a Facebook group. We invite you to join us.
All lectures and workshops are presented live via Zoom unless otherwise noted. Supply lists for workshops will be availlable after you register.
You must register for each workshop individually. Paying members of the International Quilters’ Guild receive all these events at no cost as part of their membership. Learn more here.
Organic Shapes – Carolina Oneto
Workshop. Tuesday, May 4, 7 – 10 PM Eastern US; $30
In this class I will teach you how to make curved shapes with your sewing machine! Iexplain step by step, in detail, how to make these beautiful shapes, which will give you the possibility to freely create shapes on your quilts! It is not Appliqué. In addition, I will show you 3 variants of these forms (one form on top of another, one form next to another and one form within another) and I will give you ideas to inspire you in your next creations!
Carolina Oneto is a Textile Artist, Award-winning Quilter, educator and a quilt pattern maker. As an Industrial Engineer her works are inspired by nature, math, science, and music. She studied “Color Interaction” at the Art School of the Universidad Católica de Chile, and from that moment on, color became an important variable when she creates and designs a quilt. She loves to play with color, creating different sequences and interactions with it.
Introduction to Sashiko – Sandy Maxfield
Workshop. Wednesday, June 9, 6 – 8 PM Eastern US; $30 + optional kit.
Learn the basics of sashiko hand stitching with Sandy Maxfield in this online Zoom class. Sashiko is a traditional Japanese embroidery technique using stunning geometric patterns. During this class you will create two coasters with traditional sashiko patterns. Along the way you will also learn a little about the history of sashiko. Kit available.
Sandy Maxfield of SandyStar Designs is quilter, pattern designer, and teacher. She loves creating and especially enjoys sharing and learning with the community. Her goal is to design patterns and experiences that will spark joy and creativity in others.
Monochromatic Quilts – Andi McElvain
Lecture. Thursday, July 7, 7 – 8 PM Eastern US; $30
Art Quilts Start With A Photo – Donna Zandell
Workshop. Aug 2 – 8, Pre-recorded class, available all week; $30
Art quilts are amazing. Fabric can become a portrait of someone you love, or beautiful scenery from your favorite place. Would you like to know how to start with a photo and end up with an amazing art quilt?
Do you need help on that first step? This class will show you how to turn a photo into a pattern. Then you can take that pattern and start picking out fabric to make something wonderful. Your pattern can be used for raw-edge applique, or needle-turned applique or whatever technique you choose.
Donna Zandell is a pattern designer, teacher, and artist. She grew up around quilting, and found her own voice when she discovered Art Quilting and Applique. Her favorite part of teaching is helping individual students gain skills and honor their own creativity.
Quilting on your Domestic Machine – Patti Laird
Workshop. Thursday, September 9, 7 – 10 PM Eastern US, recorded & available for a week; $30
Brooklyn Blues – Linda J. Hahn
Workshop. Saturday, October 9, 2021, 1 – 4 PM; $40 + required kit.
A small, manageable project allows students to learn Linda’s ONE PIN technique for creating perfect New York Beauty blocks. The project is suited to coordinate with many different fabric style preferences. It can easily be made larger. A kit is required which contains re-useable foundation piecing stencils, custom acrylic templates and enough foundation paper to complete the quilt (the paper can be left in the quilt – no more ripping out!). Project coordinates with the New York Beauty State of Mind lecture and Linda’s book.
When she is not working at her quilting job, she can be found teaching Zumba classes in her local gym and on Zoom. She holds numerous specialty licenses with Zumba Fitness.
3 Dudes Quilting Designs Trunk Show – Raymond Steeves
Trunk show. November 1 – 8, Pre-recorded and available all week; $30
Raymond has been designing quilts for about 15 years and has written patterns for over 50 quilts. Join him for a fun look at his quilts during this interesting trunk show. Insight into his design process will be presented. His “Let’s Strip It Method” is a big hit and has been featured on Missouri Star Quilt Company, and by Rob Appell, The Man Sewer. His “Improv” quilts are always a fun. All his designs are created to look more difficult than they are to make. This is a great opportunity to meet a dude who loves to quilt and design. Please join us.
Raymond Steeves, former Quilt Shop Owner (with his two partners), 3 Dudes Quilting in Phoenix, Arizona, is a fabric and quilt lover, a creator and designer behind 50 quilt patterns, Ray has only been quilting for 15 years. Inspired to just grab some fabric and start sewing resulted is some great quilts. He started writing quilt patterns because all his customers asked: “Do you have a pattern?” And sew, 3 Dudes Quilt Designs was born. Ray is active with Quilter Trek, teaching classes, trunk shows and lectures, and of course designing new quilts.
Fabric Design – Monique Jacobs
Lecture. Monday, December 6, 7 – 8 PM Eastern US; $30
As a fabric designer for Maywood Studio, Monique has designed everything from Batiks to traditional fabrics. She will walk you through the design process from initial idea to fabric. She also designs supporting patterns and Block of the Months for each fabric line. Monique will show quilt examples of each fabric line plus lots more!
Monique Jacobs, formerly Dillard of Rockford IL (USA), was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada). Her love of quilting was nurtured by relatives in Canada who taught her the art of handwork and sewing. She parlayed her degree in mathematics into a genuine understanding of the need for an accurate 1/4” seam, squared blocks and precise cutting. She was a regular teacher at her local quilt shop for 15 years until her budding
quilt design business – Open Gate – steered her career toward a national audience. These days, you can find Monique teaching across the United States at quilt guilds and weekend retreats. Monique’s classes always fill up fast with fans from previous classes and students eager to learn from this talented designer.
Beginning English Paper Piecing – Patti Laird
Workshop. Tuesday, January 25, 7 – 10 PM Eastern US, recorded & available for a week; $30 + required kit
English Paper Piecing (EPP) uses paper templates that ensure that blocks are accurate; angles are also easier to piece together. EPP is a great portable craft! Come learn the basics while making this sunflower block. The block is a great beginner project because the pieces are large (the block finishes at 12″). The required kit contains 6 complete sets of paper templates and a project book, so you can easily make a wall hanging or table runner. You should easily be able to complete one block during class, and I’ll talk about how to finish the project you choose. Class is limited to 20 people.