Brownstone Quilters Guild

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Our workshops are open to all quilters, both members and non-members, and registration is on a first-come first-served basis.  Workshops are generally held on the Friday or Saturday following the Thursday general guild meeting.  They are held in the Assembly Room of the Central Unitarian Church, 156 Forest Road, Paramus and run from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM although the room is open 45 minutes to an hour earlier for setting up machines and other supplies.
Attendees are urged to be well-acquainted with their own sewing machines and are encouraged to bring along their own extension cord and power strip, plus any additional lighting you may need.
 All our workshops are currently priced at $40, checks payable to the Brownstone Quilters Guild. The teachers generally provide a supply list in advance and you are expected to bring/purchase the items that are needed. There can sometimes also be a "kit" that the teacher will provide at an additional cost.
Fill in the registration form completely, and mail it, along with your check, to the name and address shown on the form, or deliver the form and your check to the Workshops Chairperson at any general meeting.
Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided. However, students should bring along a bag lunch and beverage.

Workshops

 November 9, 9:30-3:30                                                                                                         Workshop : Given By Donna Lynn "Charmed I'm Sure"                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Miniature quilts draw us in to take a look—they charm us with their petite size. Block size for this 11 1/4" square piece is 1 7/8"! Don’t be intimidated by the size—it only takes a little tweaking of skills to master the world of the tiny. Let Donna show you just how much fun and how addictive these little treasures can be.               

                                                                                                                                                                Click here to register                                                  Click here for supply list                                                   

October 14

  • Given by Eleanor Levie called "An Unforgettable Tote Bag" on converting a quilt block and converting it into a unique and versatile tote. Click here to register and here for the supply list.

February 10

April 14

  • Workshop given by Leni Wiener on adding thread and other accents to a simple photo to create a piece of art. Click here to register and here for the supply list.​

May 11

  • Workshop given by Michele Scott on  Successful Machine Quilting: Basics to Bobbins (A new iquilt class!):                          Level: Beginner (3 or 6 hour class) Basics to Bobbins is the perfect fusion of a beginner and advanced machine quilting class!  Whether you’re new to machine quilting or if you have a little experience with free motion quilting, but would like to enhance your skills with some decorative threads such as rayon and metallics, this is the class for you. Take your machine quilting to the next level as you create your own interesting patterns without templates. Learn those fabulous free motion “doodle” designs that you do not need to mark! During this incredibility fun and creative class, we will experiment with a wide variety of beautiful decorative threads – even those tough ones that keep breaking in your machine! You will learn how easy it is to stitch exquisite threads from the bobbin of your sewing machine. We’ll even machine couch designs with funky yarns!  Click  here to register and here for a supply list.​


2018-2019 Season

2017-2018 Season

October 13, 9:30-3:30                                                                                                                 Workshop:  Given by Barb Vender   "Lollipop Graden"                                                                                                                                                                                                        
A fun workshop that teaches quilters how to make perfect circles. This is a sewing machine class where students will learn the technique of finished edge machine applique. I will teach an easy method for making stems and tips for making a scrappy string border. This class is great for all skill levels.
Class limit 20.  Kit fee required which includes pattern and circles.
 
 Three Projects to choose from:  Lollipop Mini (19" x 16"; kit $12), Table Runner (20" x 36"; kit $15), and Lollipop Garden Wall Hanging (35" x 43"; kit $15).  Please indicate project on the registration form.   

                          
 Click here to register                                                   Click here for supply list