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.
3 Dudes Quilting Designs Trunk Show – Raymond Steeves
Trunk show. November 1 – 8, Pre-recorded and available all week; $15
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. Many of his patterns are suitable for strips (“jellyrolls”). This is a great opportunity to meet a dude who loves to quilt and design. Please join us. Everyone who signs up will be entered to win one of 5 of Raymond’s original patterns!
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 indefinitely; $20 + required kit ($20–Free US shipping)
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.
Quilting with Rulers on Your Domestic Sewing Machine – Patti Laird
Workshop. Saturday, February 19 , 10 AM – 1 PM Eastern US, recorded & available indefinitely; $20
Quilting with rulers allows you to create straight lines and smooth curves. Greatly expand the possibilities for free-motion quilting with your domestic sewing machine. In this class, I’ll show you how to use rulers with your domestic machine and give you lots of options for using your ruler(s) to create amazing designs! Note that you need a special ruler foot and a ruler for this class. Information about purchasing both is available in the supply list.
Bindings – Patti Laird
Workshop. Friday, March 11 , 7 – 10 PM Eastern US, recorded & available indefinitely; $20
Are you unsure how to finish your quilt? Are you tired of just doing a wrap-around binding? Or, maybe you’d like to improve your bindings? Perhaps you’d like to learn a few new ways to finish your quilts. Come learn how to attach a variety of bindings by hand and machine.
Patti Laird has been playing with fiber since she was a child. Her mother was a professional seamstress and taught her to sew at an early age. She went on to learn to crochet, cross stitch, embroider, and knit. She currently sews clothing and home dec items and designs and makes award-winning quilts, sells patterns, and teaches classes. She is also the founder of the International Quilters’ Guild.