PROGRAMS & WORKSHOPS
Note - NO REGISTRATION FEES FOR MEMBERS / *NON-MEMBERS FEE - $10
Class size limited to
20-unless otherwise stated.
- All workshops are held at the St. John's Methodist Church in our regular meeting room
unless otherwise stated.
- Workshops begin promptly at 9 AM. Bring a lunch. A refrigerator is available.
- Non-members are welcome to take our workshops. Please use the non-member fee guidelines for each workshop.
- Supply lists will be posted at least one month before workshop. Registration is required.
- For further information
Rosemary Durham @
Printable Registration Form
PLAN AHEAD! Get your registration in EARLY so your workshop doesn't
get canceled from lack of participation - most workshops have limits. COQG needs your participation and
support. Looking forward to seeing you at a workshop this year!
Quilt Restoration Services and Consulting
Martha Spark's enthusiasm for “Preserving Your Textile
Heirlooms - one at a time” is contagious!
Martha has over 25 years experience in
the museum field, and worked in various Natural History museums such as Florida
State Museum, Gainesville, Fl., and the American Museum of Natural History, NYC.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics, Clothing and Textiles, with an
Art History and Japanese History minor from Humboldt State University, Arcata,
CA. She has lectured and taught in Colorado, Oregon and California.
specialty is the care and preservation of antique quilts and textiles and
Victorian costume. Before moving to Oklahoma last spring, Martha served as
Project Founder and Co-Coordinator of the Oregon Quilt project, the state quilt
documentation survey that started in 2010.
Martha has been quilting since 1997.
Her award-winning quilt, “What if the Navajo Used Green?” won first place in
the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Sisters, OR in 2003. She continues to design and
make her own quilts and finds time for other passions including quilt history,
jewelry making, beading, gardening and antiquing.
Caring for your Antique Quilts and
with the afternoon Triage Session
June 29 - Friday
Cost: Member $20 / Non-Member $30
This in-depth workshop is designed to give even more
information on the methods and processes discussed in lecture.
In the morning we will cover Parts 1 & 2 of
workshop handouts, including basics on: Natural fibers and fabric
identification, Harmful agents in the home, Storing your quilts, textiles and
costumes safely, Displaying your quilts and textiles safely, Cleaning methods,
and brief introduction to Quilt Restoration.
After lunch, we will concentrate on participants’ items they have
brought for Triage. Each item will
be individually viewed by Martha and the group and recommendations on care and
preservation will be discussed.
for Antique Quilts - Martha Spark.pdf
The triage sessions
have been a huge success, and students love to share their family textile
heirlooms!!! - Martha Spark
Coming from a heritage of master craftswomen, I learned
sewing, quilting and needlework skills from my mother and grandmothers. I got my
first sewing machine on my 8th birthday to keep me from monopolizing my mom’s. I
made my first little quilt at nine. Mom was making a big quilt. I rescued
discarded scraps and made a little cardboard template to fit the small pieces.
Mom was proud of the little quilt I made but I was disappointed that all the
corners did not match perfectly like I knew they should.
After my third child was born, I became very ill and it was difficult for me to
sew. I discovered miniature quilts and their small scale was perfect for me. My
illness has taught me patience and perseverance. That alone with a streak of
perfectionism is the perfect combination for a miniature quilt maker.
I love vintage quilts and reproduction fabrics. In much of my work I try to
capture the look of a vintage quilt made from saved scraps of past projects and
faded old clothes only much, much smaller.
My Passion for Miniature Quilts
My journey in quilting includes lots of little
quilts to pass around and suggestions in finding your own passion and
Piecing Miniature Quilt
July 27 - Friday
9:00 - 12:00
Cost: Member $20 / Non-Member $30
Pattern and kit - $5
Supply list: Paper Piecing Miniature Blocks - Lorraine Olsen.pdf
*Note: If you have never paper or foundation pieced or it has
you will want to review the basic instructions for paper piecing before class.
Patti is a National as well as an International quilting
instructor now residing at Canyon Lake, Texas.
Quilting adventures all began after seeing a beautiful “Trip Around the World”
quilt her sister-in-law, Michelle, made and it has been Patti’s passion ever
since 1998, having created 100+ quilts. Colors, the brighter the better are her
love and you will see this in her favorite quilt pattern, the kaleidoscope. Over
the last 6 years, she has won 21 ribbons and awards, also has had her quilts
juried into multiple shows including the American Quilter’s Society Expo at
Nashville, the American Quilter’s Society’s first show in Lancaster, PA, the AQS
show in Paducah, Kentucky, the Mancuso Denver National, and the Mancuso’s
Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XVII.
She has owned “End of The Rainbow Quilts” in Texas since 1998 and began teaching
professionally at that time. Since then, she has become a designer and a quilt
show judge as well as an author of a new quilting book. She continues to do
lecturing, trunk shows, teaches piecing, hand and machine applique and fabric
selection as well as her wonderful new design techniques.
- A Trunk Show
August 24 - Friday
9:00 - 4:00
Cost: Member $30 / Non-Member $40
Patti will teach
you to design, cut out, stitch, fuse and machine appliqué this beautiful bouquet
of kaleidoscopic flowers. Every
"bloom" will be a wonderfully random explosion of color and surprise! You will also see many other samples
of her quilts and discuss the possibilities of using this technique for much
larger quilts if desired.
In the event that you are ready to finish your quilt, she will teach
you the layering and basting processes for quilting and help you with quilting
Patti's ultimate goal is for all students to have fun, enjoy the process
and take home a wonderful piece of fabric art.
Patti Hempen Floral Kaleidoscopes Workshop.pdf
Fabric is an up close and tactile way of expressing the creative impulse. Create
an imaginary flower by using fabric like a paint brush stroke. The brush stroke
can be linier, to direct the eye, or textural, to add shading and depth. A
simple flower pattern is the first ingredient. A pleasing combination of
fabrics with directional lines and textural effects to create shading is next.
A range of lights, mediums, and darks helps add depth to the petals. A few
accent fabrics that add highlights and interest completes the design. This
flower is only the beginning. This technique can be used in all types of quilt
A Quilting Life
September 28 - Friday
9:00 - 4:00
Cost: Member $45 / Non-Member $55
PAINTERLY FLOWERS - Barbara Olson.pdf
*Note correction to supply list:
Sulky Totally Stablizer should be 1 1/2 yards
Heather Clark Hilliard
Fabric Painting with Earth Pigments
Penland School of
Crafts in North Carolina where she was awarded the Studio
Assistantship for Alicia Keshishian's class 'Chromalicious'
Heather uses natural colors found in roots, bark, leaves, fruits, twigs,
insects, flowers, mushrooms and soil to dye fiber. The process of extracting and using
colors derived of natural resources combines chemistry, artistry, botany and
Her presentation will intrigue and expand your knowledge on the marvelous use of
natural dyes, as well as her process of collecting, cataloging and using
“natural earth colors” in fiber projects.
You can read an article written by Heather
at the following link:
COQG Guild Members
Have lots of fun making 3 beautifully dyed silk scarves.
(See September newsletter for photos)
Two Workshop Dates:
October 25 - Thursday
Time: 1:00 - 5:00
St. John's Methodist Church
October 27 - Saturday
Time: 10:00 - 2:00
St. Luke's Methodist Church
222 NW. 15th St.
Supplies: Each participant will receive 1 - 8” x 54” and 2 - 8” x
Plastic gloves - optional
*Although the dye only stains natural fibers, wear OLD clothes and/or an apron.
Civil Civil War Quilts
Silhouette Quilting Silhouette Quilting
November 16 - Friday
Time:Time:> 9:00 -
Cost: Member $25 / Non-Member $35
In this workshop students will be given instructions on
how to draw a silhouette, how to enlarge or reduce a silhouette, and how to
transfer the silhouette to fabric and then attach the silhouette to the quilt
Participants will be given several patterns, will make a pattern, and will draw
one of their choice.
Each person needs to bring:
1 yard solid black 100% cotton fabric
2 yards of double sided fusible interfacing
Black fine tip sharpie marker
Martha will bring everything else that is needed
Fun & Games
If you are looking for great buys, this is the place to be!
Giant Members Garage Sale!
Trunk show and Lecture
Mini Embellished Landscape...roving and stitching!
March 1 - Friday
Time: 9:00 - 12:00
- Kit Included
Supply List.pdf list:_________________________________________________________
March March 28
Table Top Hop
Presented by Guild Members
April 26 - Friday
Jelly Roll Race.....
COQG Guild Members
Time: 9:30 -
Cost: $10 - if using kit provided by Heartwarmers
$15 - if using your own Jelly Roll strips
COQG Jelly Roll Race Workshop
An Evening of Excellence
~ NOTE ~
& Meeting - 11:30 am
Evening Potluck Dinner & Meeting - 6:00 pm
Dinner Meeting: Installation of 2013-2014 Officers
Fat Quarter Bingo (Bring a Fat Quarter)
Pizza Box Reveal
Bring President's Post Card Challenge