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2018 Programs

2018 Program VPs: Shannan Maggied and Cecily-Sue Roth

Sign up as soon as possible during regular meetings, or by contacting Shannan Maggied or Cecily-Sue Roth. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted. Space is limited, so payment must be received to secure your place.

January 23 - Program presented by our own LQG members.

Jan. 23 (1-3 pm) Program: "Ready, Set, Sew! New Ideas for a New Year!"
Program only during regular meeting. Come ready to learn and be inspired with creative ideas to push your limits and try something new for the New Year! Program given by our own talented LQG members.

February 27 - Annual Charity Sew-In

February 27 Charity Sew-in (9am-3pm):
Guild members will make wheelchair and walker bags, stuffed Teddy Bears, Christmas stockings, Pillow Pals, fidget quilts and other items to be donated to local hospitals and charities. All materials will be provided.

March 26 & 27 - Suzzie Schuyler

Suzzie Schuyler of Linthicum Heights, Maryland, began sewing at age eight, taught by her grandmother. As she grew up she became passionate about quilting, which led her to start her own long-arm quilting business, Sew Bee It. Suzzie enjoys inspiring others and has taught her quilting techniques to many students. Suzzie will present an all-day Monday workshop titled, "Halftime Event," based on her book Team Spirit. On Tuesday at our 1pm program she will present a lecture and trunk show.

March 26 Monday Workshop (9am-3pm): Suzzie Schuyler - "Halftime Event" Workshop (based on her book Team Spirit).
This is an easy quilt to make using two logos of the same team or sport; OR two different fabrics of novelty, seasonal or holiday prints. No Y seams, but with the same results! This quilt can be made into either a king-sized or 66" x 90" quilt. All skill levels will enjoy this class and students will leave with a lot of the blocks finished. Workshop Cost: $35/Members or $40/Non-Members. Max. of 25 students. Note: Purchase of Team Spirit book required!!! (Pre-order online through Amazon or Barnes & Noble, or purchase directly from Suzzie at Prices may vary.) Discover a strong lineup of patterns designed specifically for large-scale prints which are sure to score big points with your family and friends.

March 27 Program (1-3pm): "Trunk Show & Lecture" Suzzie will present her trunk show, along with additional quilts and projects she has designed since her book, Team Spirit, came out, including more good ideas and tips.

April 23 & 24 - Paula Golden

Paula Golden is a quilt artist and teacher, an award-winning national speaker, TV host, author, and a Jinny Beyer staff member. Paula currently resides in Blacksburg, VA. She will present a full-day Monday workshop on "Binding Basics" and on Tuesday at our Program Paula will give a lecture on "Color - How to Make Your Quilts Sing!" Learn more about Paula Golden at

April 23 Monday Workshop (9am-3pm): Paula Golden - "Binding Basics" Workshop. Finish your quilts in the style that they deserve. Learn how to prepare your quilt top for binding, straight and curved edges, straight and bias bindings, mitered corners and prairie points. Discover the best binding techniques for you and your quilt. Bonus! Learn to join the ends for a beautiful finish. You will complete samples of each technique and bring home a "binder of bindings" for easy future reference.
($39 Members or $44/Non-Members. Max. of 25 students)

April 24 Program (1-3pm): Paula Golden - "Color - How to Make Your Quilts Sing!" Paula will show many of her quilts and explain how colors interact, the importance of value and how to successfully use many textures of print together. Learn three easy steps so you, too, will be able to make your quilts sing!

May 21 & 22 - Monday Workshop with Cecily-Sue Roth and Tuesday Lecture by Marietta Price.

May 21 Workshop (9 am-3 pm): Cecily-Sue Roth - "Simple Steps to Beautiful Rag Quilts" Workshop: Accomplished quilter, designer, teacher and business owner and LQG member, Cecily-Sue Roth, will be leading this all-day workshop. ($25Mem. or $30/Non-Mem. Max of 25 students.

May 22 Program (1-3 pm): Marietta Price - "Accessorizing Your Quilts." Marietta Price, owner of Bargain Barn Fabrics in Montvale, VA, will present her trunk show and demonstration on "Accessorizing Your Quilt." Have we taken our skills to their limits? Marietta says that "Our best quilt efforts are a compilation of a lifetime of applied skills and knowledge." How can we stretch ourselves and accessorize our stitched works of love to be more "Ooooh and Ahhh" worthy?

Highlights of Past Programs ... photos of each month's program are available on the Show and Tell page. Links to photos and/or slideshows are posted under each month's meeting. All the meetings back to January 2006 can be found on or accessed from the Show and Tell page.

Workshop Guidelines for 2017

Workshops are special opportunities for a small group of quilters (generally between 10 to 20) to learn new patterns and new techniques, to develop deeper threads of friendship and to obtain valued instruction from the guest speaker.

Please follow these guidelines when signing up for a workshop:
-Sign up will begin at the monthly guild meeting three or more months prior to the workshop.
-Three months or more prior to the workshop, the sign up will be offered to our guild members.
-Two months prior, if the workshop is not filled, the workshop will be opened to other guilds and to the general public at an additional fee. One month prior to the workshop, if not filled, the workshop will be cancelled and payments returned.
-Only people who have signed up AND paid can attend the workshop. You are not considered signed up until your payment is received.
-Once the workshop is filled, a "waiting" sign-up sheet will be made available. If someone drops out of the class, the next person on the waiting list will be called. If you need to cancel, please do not find a replacement unless there is no one waiting.
-Once you have signed up for a workshop and you find you are unable to attend, you will not receive a refund unless your spot is filled. Please contact
Shannan Maggied or Cecily-Sue Roth) as soon as you know you can't come and if applicable, the next person on the waiting list will be contacted. If there is no one on the waiting list, you may find your own replacement. Please give Shannon or Cecily-Sue the name and contact information of your replacement.

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