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Workshops 


The CCQG Workshop Committee is beginning to offer some in person workshops and events; however, due to COVID guidelines for meetings of large in person groups, we ask that you please wear a mask if you are unvaccinated and adhere to the social distancing guidelines that are in place. 

Workshops are a favorite benefit of CCQG membership.  Exposure to new techniques is inspiring.  You can meet a world-class textile/design instructor in a small virtual group setting.    You will leave energized from the creative and social workout.

Need to do some shopping for supplies for a class?  Check out the Resource page to locate a local retailer.   

Want to know what prior attendees have said about our virtual workshops?  Click here

No workshops will be held in June-August, and December.

Review the Workshop Policy before you register.   


Upcoming Workshops

    • Friday, April 19, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Western Carteret Public Library, 230 Taylor Notion Rd., Cape Carteret
    • 1
    Registration is closed


    Ripple Effect with Emma Jane Powell

    This lively workshop is packed full of techniques to enhance your quilting. Begin by learning to make your own bias piping, apply it to a curved "ripple effect: and then adhere it to your quilt background in a quilt as you go method.  The best part? Absolutely no curves will be sewn in this project! Additionally, learn to dye lace appliques; apply beading, ribbons, sequins and other embellishments; and learn foiling!  You will come away from this workshop full of ideas for future projects. 

    Supply List  

    Website

    If you have any questions, please contact Chris P. 

    • Friday, April 26, 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Western Carteret Public Library, 230 Taylor Notion Road, Cape Carteret
    Register

    Join us for the first of two block building workshops for the construction of the 2025 raffle quilt “Stargazing at the Cape”.

    Patterns and fabric will be provided, but if you have a favorite 9” finished block please bring the pattern with you. 

    Irons and pressing stations will be available. Please bring your machines, grey thread for piecing, rotary cutter, rulers and cutting mats.

    Don’t forget your lunch.

    We need lots of star blocks to make “Stargazing” come to life, so we hope to see you there.

    If you have questions, please contact Pepper or Stephanie.


    • Saturday, May 04, 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Western Carteret Public Library, 230 Taylor Notion Road, Cape Carteret
    Register

    Join us for the first of two block building workshops for the construction of the 2025 raffle quilt “Stargazing at the Cape”.

    Patterns and fabric will be provided, but if you have a favorite 9” finished block please bring the pattern with you. 

    Irons and pressing stations will be available. Please bring your machines, grey thread for piecing, rotary cutter, rulers and cutting mats.

    Don’t forget your lunch.

    We need lots of star blocks to make “Stargazing” come to life, so we hope to see you there.

    If you have questions, please contact Pepper or Stephanie.


    • Friday, May 17, 2024
    • Saturday, May 18, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • Fort Benjamin Recreation Center, 100 McQueen Avenue, Newport
    • 4
    Register

    Sleep at Home Retreat!

    Come join your fellow guild members for two days of friendship, quilting, food and fun. Food will be provided you just need to bring quilting materials, and projects. The good part, you get to sleep in your own bed. 

    Need time to sew? Ready to clear out some space on your shelves?  Bring those unfinished projects, (or start a new one), along with your sewing machine, supplies, and your favorite snacks to share, (not required, but appreciated!), for 2 days of sewing. Come early, stay late! 

    Friday 9:00AM - 8:00PM and Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:30PM! 

    You can come and go as desired, and you can leave your supplies overnight. 

    Please remember: This is not an instructional class! And while we don't mind helping out once in a while, any of the CCQG Workshop Committee members who may be participating are here to work on their own projects just like you!  

    Hope you decide to join us. 

    If you have any questions, please contact Chris or Joyce.


    • Friday, September 20, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Western Carteret Public Library, 230 Taylor Notion Rd., Cape Carteret
    • 9
    Register

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    A Day of Play: Surface Design & Embellishment with Lyric Montgomery Kinard  

    Come spend some delightful time playing with surface design techniques such as screen printing, foiling, and photo transfer, as you create little winged friends, ready to turn into lovely mini art quilts. Learn two easy techniques for transferring photocopies onto cloth and please your inner magpie with easy to apply, shiny, permanent, metallic foil. 

    In the afternoon we will add beads of all shapes and sizes to your mini quilt. Here’s the prize: no knots or mess on the back! Learn to embellish in a way that adds to the overall design instead of looking like an afterthought.

    $35 supply fee required.

    Techniques Taught include:

    • Solvent Photo Transfer (will be using Citra-Solv, and orange-based cleaning solvent)

    • Inkjet Transfer Paper

    • Thermofax Screen Printing

    • Foiling on Fabric

    • Beading on Fabric

    Surface Design Supplies:

    • 1/2-yard Tight weave, smooth white fabric (washed without fabric softener, ironed) These are for practice and tests. Most will be cut or torn into US letter sized pieces.

    • 4-6 solid(ish) pieces of fabric both for screen printing and creating a small project

    • Fat quarter of any flat batting that doesn’t beard (80/20 cotton/poly is great)

    • Fabric and Paper scissors

    • Baking Parchment or Silicone press sheet to protect ironing surface and iron, from fusible web

    • Masking tape

    • Fusible Web, 1/2 yard (regular weight Wonder-under preferred, NOT Heat n Bond)

    • FQ or several letter-page sized pieces of hand dyed or solid-ish fabric (4 pieces to play with is ideal)

    • Piece of craft felt to use as a printing surface

    Beading Supplies
    (optional kits and supplies will be available for sale during class)

    • Seed beads: sizes 11, 15, & 6

    • OR - beads that your eyes can see and any needle that will fit through their holes!

    • Bugle beads (bead kits will be available for sale during class)

    • Cabochon, button (no shank) or flat bead, about 20mm diameter (cabs will be available for sale during class)

    • Long appliqué needle size 11 (Foxglove cottage straw needles will be available for sale)

    • Thin cotton or cotton blend batting, 8”x8”

    • Nymo or Sylamide beading thread to match your beads or background fabric (beading thread will be available for sale during class)

    Optional but Useful:

    • Any interesting beads or embellishments you might have

    • Any old lace bits or ephemera you might want to play with

    • Thimble and needle threader

    • Thread snips

    • Rubber finger from an office supply store, helps pull your needle

    • Lamp or magnifying lamp and extension cord

    • Gloves to protect hands from solvent

    • Mini iron and ironing surface

    Bring lunch.

    Lyric's Website 


    If you have any questions, please contact Chris or Joyce.


    • Saturday, October 26, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Western Carteret Public Library, 230 Taylor Notion Road, Cape Carteret
    • 12


    Embrace Your Curves with

    The Pizza Girls of Quilter's Gallery 

    Everyone loves the look of curves in a quilt, but often it is a technique that scares quilters.  Workshop will cover several curved pieced blocks, such as, the Rainbow Curve, Wheel of Mystery, and Winner’s Bouquet.  

    Skill level: Confident beginner or intermediate.

    Kit Fee: $10.00. 

    Kit contains all the fabric to make the 3 curved blocks that will be taught in class.

    Supplies:

    • Sewing machine with a 1/4" foot (no side blade)
    • Basic sewing tools (no cutting tools)

    Bring lunch.

    Pizza Girls Website

    If you have any questions, please contact Chris or Joyce.


    • Saturday, October 26, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Western Carteret Public Library, 230 Taylor Notion Road, Cape Carteret
    Register

    In this workshop we will make a project bag and learn to make a few scrappy blocks from 2 ½” strips.

    PROJECT BAG SUPPLIES:

    • Fabric: 12.5" x10” (inside piece of fabric visible through vinyl)
    • Back & Binding: 14.5" x 12" (must be 2” bigger than lining)
    • Batting: 12.5" x 10" (can be soft or stiff)
    • Vinyl: 12.5" x 8.5"
    • Zipper: 12.5" or longer
    • Zipper fabrics: 12.5" x 2: and 12.5" x 4"

    SCRAPPY BLOCK SUPPLIES:

    • 2 ½” fabric strips (use fabric from your scraps)
    • Sewing machine, power cords and foot pedal
    • Sewing supplies


    Don’t forget your lunch.


    Hope to see you there.

    If you have questions, please contact Chris.


    • Saturday, November 16, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Western Carteret Public Library, 230 Taylor Notion Road, Cape Carteret
    • 16
    Register

    It is Charity Sew Day, Come and Sew with Us!!

    Sew to Serve American Hero Quilts - WeAllSew

    Kits will be provided so all you need to bring are sewing supplies. 

    Sew with a friend and see how fast your quilt tops comes together.

    Cutting and pressing stations will be available.

    Looking forward to seeing you.

    Supply List:

    • Sewing machine in good working order 
    • Standard sewing tools
    • Square ruler to trim your blocks to the finished size
    • Rotary cutter, small cutting mat for your table (optional)

    If you have any questions, please contact Chris P.   or Joyce D.

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