2018 Programs and Workshops

2018 Quilt Guild Programs and Workshops

The guild meets at 9:30 am on the third Monday of the month at Zion Lutheran Church. 
Visitors are welcome.
Workshops, when scheduled, begin at 9:00 am on the third Tuesday of the month
at Zion Lutheran Church.
Workshops are open to guild members
 and to non-members, if they pay for membership plus the workshop fee.
For additional information about a program or workshop, complete the
Contact Form at the bottom of this page.


                                              Journey With WoolJudy Pullen

On  , we will host Judy Moore Pullen from Marble Falls and our nearby Highland Lakes Quilt Guild.  Judy will talk about tips, tricks and techniques used when working with wool applique and many of the interesting embroidery stitches that enhance this fabric art.  She will also describe how to dye wool in a crock pot.


Go Crazy With Wool Applique and Embroidery Workshop

Judy Pullen workshop quilt

Learn how to enhance your wool projects with stitches and bling and see a demonstration of dyeing wool in a crock pot.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 – 9:00 am

Zion Lutheran Church

Workshop Fee is $35 plus a Kit Fee of $15

Supply List

To view and print supply list click on this link:  Wool Workshop Supply List


Mixed Media and Thread Painting

Linda BrattonOn March 19, Linda’s program is Mixed Media.  Linda’s quilts are “Not like your grandmother’s”, she loves to mix different mediums and techniques to create unique one of a kind fiber arts. Best of all she loves to share her knowledge and discoveries with others! 

Linda began sewing at a young age, but started quilting after the birth of her first son in the late 80’s. Linda has taught quilt guild programs in Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri. She is an online instructor for Craftsy, and has recently taught at the Machine Quilters Showcase sponsored by The International Machine Quilters Association, and at MQX Midwest. Since 2008 she has been a regular quilting and sewing instructor in and around the Columbia, MO area.  Linda’s website is:  www.lindabrattencreations.com

“Fall”ing in Love with Thread Sketching and Painting

Laura Bratten Workshop

On Tuesday, March 20, Linda will teach the basic techniques, considerations and tips for using thread painting as quilting elements, applique enhancements, and to emphasize fabric patterns using these beautiful fall leaves (gingko, elm, pear, and oak).

There is a $5.00 fee for the pattern, to be paid to the Linda on the day of the workshop. This workshop is full, waiting list only.

Click here to view and print the supply list:  Thread Painting Workshop Supply List


Redwork through the Ages

Rosie DeLeon-McCradyOn April 16, Rosie deLeon-McCrady’s program will share her love of redwork.

Rosie deLeon-McCrady owns Scarlet Today/Redwork plus.  She started lecturing and teaching, combining her  love of redwork with patchwork.  She believes in putting excellent tools in the hands of every stitcher.  Her website is www.redworkplus.com

Redwork Workshop

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On Tuesday, April 17. Rosie will present her Redwork General Embroidery workshop, which  includes a printed block to work on in class.  She will also provide 2 patterns, plus each student may choose an additional pattern from Rosie’s 32 vintage valentine patterns line.  If you don’t have all the items on the supply list, there is an optional kit for $35.


Click here to view and print the supply list:  Redwork Workshop Supply List



RaNaeMerrillOn Monday, May 21, RaNae Merrill, an award-winning quilter, author and teacher. will talk about the wonders of spiral quilts. She is passionate about quilting, and even more about teaching quilting. Her unique “spiral” quilts have appeared in national shows and magazines, and her books have already become quilting classics.  RaNae found her calling as a professional quilter after previous careers as a pianist, a photographer and a travel writer. Today RaNae designs quilts and patterns, writes quilting books and teaches workshops in the USA and abroad — in both English and Spanish. She still loves to travel!  Her website is ranaemerrillquilts.com.

Spirals Boot Camp

RaNeaMerrvill Boot Camp.jpgIn the workshop on May 22, we will learn to design 4 different types of blocks and we will sew two individual blocks.  The 2 spirals we do in the morning (Nesting and Baravelle) have one construction technique and the 2 spirals we do in the afternoon (Point-to-Point and Pinwheel) have a different construction technique, so we sew one spiral of each construction technique.  There is not a finished project, since the objective of the class is to teach techniques  which students can then incorporate into their own design.  The 2 blocks can be used in any project they choose to use them.  Renae will provide a pattern for hot pads if students want to finish the blocks that way.  There is a materials fee of $10.

Click this link for the workshop supply list:  Spiral Boot Camp Supply List


Trunk Show – Fiber Arts

Andrea Brokenshire


Andrea Brokenshire (AMB Fiber Art and Design) is a national and international award winning quilt artist and instructor from Round Rock, Texas. In 1998 she was talked into making a quilt and found this form of art a perfect outlet of creative expression. Andrea quickly realized that her passion was appliqué. She specializes in appliquéd botanical quilts. As a former biologist, Andrea draws her inspiration from the natural world.

Painting on Silk


The project size is 11” x 17” inches.  Andrea will go over how to prime the silk for paint (she has done this ahead of time because of time constraints), and how to create a pattern from photographs.  Then Andrea will go over her painting techniques on how to apply the color in layers to create luminosity and depth.  The rest of the time will be  spent painting.

Click here to view and print the workshop supply list:  Silk Painting Supply List


Quilting with Your Computer

Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8)


On Monday, July 16, Maggie Tinnen will talk about how Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8) can make designing quilts fun, efficient and flexible.  Maggie has been quilting since 2004. Since retiring in 2012 Maggie has devoted her time to her passion for sewing, quilting and Electric Quilt. Although she has no affiliation with the Electric Quilt Company, she is an avid user. She is self-taught (finding the traditional books on the programs unhelpful) starting with EQ6, and has devoted many hours to the program.

EQ8 Workshop

During this class on July 17, we will design three quilts using the “Library Tools” and we will draw each type of block listed below using the tools appropriate to each block. As we work, we will utilize the Library, and the “Print” tools. Should we have time at the end of the class, we will design additional quilts, including a “Custom Set” quilt.  Bring your computer with EQ8 installed.

Click here for to read and print the workshop description:  EQ8 Workshop Description

Click links below for a examples:

Imagination – EQ   

Pick your Fabrics – EQ

Compare your Fabrics – EQ


Path to Modern

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On Monday, August 20, Gyleen Fitzgerald will talk about making quilts that blend color, pattern, and texture to provide a contemporary essence in traditional quilting.  From traditional through contemporary to modern, Gyleen explores designs with rectangles and squares that are the building components for modern quilts. Featured quilts are from the Bricks, Cobblestones and Pebbles series.

Modern Free-Wheeling Circles

Gyleen’s workshop will be held on Tuesday, August 21.  This workshop is a change from the workshop posted earlier.Modern Circles

Modern and bold, stitched with speed and ease with an extra curve or two.  Is that possible?  This is Gyleen’s 2017 Iron Quilter Challenge design.  Learn the raw edge technique to achieve perfect “stress-free” curves without piecing. Experiment with different layouts to produce a unique design.

There is a materials fee of $12.

Click here for supply list:  Free Wheeling Circles Supply List


Collage Quilting

Emily TaylorOn Monday, September 17, Emily Taylor will teach her unique technique for creating stunning collage quilts.  Emily has been a professional in the quilt industry since her first fabric collection debuted in 2009 with Riley Blake Designs, where she produced over a dozen fabric collections.  Emily is also the founder of the quilt design website, PatternJam.com.  In 2017, Emily began creating collage art quilts.  She now sells her patterns.  Emily’s website is:  https://collagequilter.com.

“Quailt”Collage Workshop


In this workshop, Emily will teach us her own unique collage methods.  Her collage quilts start with a gray-tone panel onto which the fabric is placed.  This helps to understand where values should change to create the image you are working on.  Also included in each of her collage quilt patterns is a gray-tone fabric guide to help in selection of fabric for the project.  This piece is 44” x 52”.

The pattern is $28.00.  Go to https://collagequilter.com to order your pattern.  If you do not want to make the Quail pattern, you may choose one of the other patterns available (except the cactus – do NOT choose the cactus).  When you get to the checkout page, use the coupon code HILLCOUNTRYQG for a 20% discount.  Limit one coupon per customer.

Click here for workshop supply list:  Collage Quilt Supply List


Trunk Show of ABCD Blocks

Kim Schrader Fauth

On Monday, October 15,  Kim Schrader Fauth will show 20 quilts with an explanation of the ABCD technique and a breakdown of each quilt.

Kim has been teaching quilt classes for approximately 10 years but has been quilting for over thirty years. A former math teacher, she is an expert at explaining material so it makes sense. When she came up with the new ABCD Technique, she shared it with her Monday quilting group. They strongly encouraged her to write a book because the technique was so new and different.  Kim’s website is:  http://www.abcdquilting.com.

Kim is a native of Illinois but has lived in Colorado, Idaho and Arizona. She
recently moved to Manitou Springs, Colorado. When she isn’t teaching quilting,
she tutors children in mathematics and travels as much as possible.

       Making ABCD Blocks and a Quilt

ABCD Quilt

On Tuesday, October 16, students will learn to make the 32 blocks using Kim’s ABCD technique.  This takes about 3 hours – yes, you read that right – 3 hours.  The blocks are made in three steps by sewing on the diagonal and the sides in a specific order. No paper piecing, special rulers or templates are needed.  Students will use these blocks to create a design in class and begin constructing the finished product.  They are simple to make, fun to create with, and play well with other blocks you already know how to make like half square triangles and four patch.

Students will come to class with 5″ squares precut according to the Supply List.
The first three hours will be spent sewing the 32 blocks.  During lunch there will be a mini trunk show describing how to design using the blocks.  The time after lunch is spent squaring the blocks and designing.

Click here for supply list:  Supply List for ABCD Blocks