2019 Programs and Workshops

Program and Workshop Information

  • The guild meets at 9:30 am on the third Monday of the month at Zion Lutheran Church, 624 Barnett St., Kerrville, TX. 
  • 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.


Ren Trapino, Center Point, TX

January 21 – Program:  Trunk Show

Our very own Ren Trapino, an artist and quilter, will treat us to a trunk show of her fiber art quilts.

January 22 – Workshop:  No Workshop Scheduled


Ann Shaw, Camas, WA


February 18 – Program:  Photos and Quilts

Ann Shaw

In this presentation, Ann will discuss the ways in which she adapts photographs to pieced quilt designs, her approach to taking pictures that inspire pictorial quilts, and the design choices that affect the look of her quilts.  She will discuss what inspired the idea of “Gesture” and how she introduced this composition technique into quilt world in 2015.

February 19 – Workshop:  Pieced Pets

Pieced Pets Sample

In this class, we will select from several patterns to create a wall hanging. A brief discussion introduces the methods and techniques of freezer paper templates. We will then prepare a freezer paper template for the pattern and begin the process of selecting fabrics for the design. We will also discuss sewing methods and sewing order to complete the quilt. Purchasing a pattern is required. Pattern options: Boxer, Labrador, Yorkie, Meow, and Cat & Mouse.


Suzi Parron, Travels by RV


March 18 – Program:  Barn Quilt Trails

Suzi Parron Suzi travels around the country speaking to quilt guilds, libraries, civic organizations–whoever would like to hear more about barn quilts! Her talk will take us on a journey along the quilt trail, beginning with the very first barn quilt, which stemmed from Donna Sue Groves and her wish to honor her mother’s quilting art. The presentation features over one hundred stunning photographs of barn quilts, some of which rival cloth quilts in their intricacy. We will hear stories of some of the individuals who have painted quilt blocks to honor loved ones or their local culture, along with a few humorous anecdotes.

March 19:  Workshop:  Barn Quilts Block Painting


Join the barn quilt movement by creating your own painted quilt block.  You will begin with a pre-primed board and go through each step—drafting, taping, and painting, with careful attention to detail.  You will leave with a finished quilt block or with one last color (which will be provided) to add at home. Ready for show and tell at your next meeting!  The finished product will be two-by-two feet and is the perfect size for mounting on smaller buildings.  Please note this workshop is $45.00.  This cost includes a kit containing a pre-primed board, paints, and brushes.

Click here to see your choice of Barn Quilt patterns:  Barn Quilt Patterns

Click here for a supply list:  Barn Quilt Supply List


Peggy Martin, San Diego, CA


April 15 – Program:  Beyond Tradition

Peggy Martin

Peggy Martin began quilting in 1981 and began teaching in 1985.  Using traditional quilts as a springboard for design inspiration, Peggy will show us how one idea leads to another, making one small change at a time to come up with totally new ideas and looks.  Traditional quilts and the more contemporary ones that result from going one step beyond will be shown and discussed.

April 16 – Workshop:  Serendipity

Serendipity sample 3

Serendipity sample 2Serendipity sample 1The Serendipity block is one of the easiest patterns to paper piece using Peggy’s Quick-Strip Method. Even beginners are able to make this pattern quickly and easily. Use it alone as a wall hanging or use it as a setting block with other 12” blocks.  It also makes a great border.  It also offers many design possibilities, many of which can be viewed on Peggy’s website (link above); just click on workshops, then scroll down to the Serendipity workshop and click on See more photos to view many different setting options.

Click here for  Workshop Supply List:  Serendiptiy Supply List


HCQG Quilt Show Month

May 19 – Program:  No Program Scheduled

May 20 – Workshop:  No Workshop Scheduled


J. Michelle Watts, Roswell, NM


June 17 – Program:  How Does It Get from an Idea to a Quilt

This lecture and trunk show features some of Michelle’s vest work. With a power point presentation, she will take us through her design process. Michelle will discuss where her ideas come from, how she draws, calculates yardage, and assembles the quilt.

June 18 – Workshop:  New Mexico Beauty

This is a wonderful scrap project inspired by the New York Beauty pattern, a modern twist on a more traditional pattern. This piece is created with the 9° Wedge Ruler. It is jelly roll friendly and easy to piece, a good stash buster project. Students will work on the several blocks during class.


Cheryl Lynch, Broomall, PA


July 15 – Program:  A Unique Personality

Every choice you make when designing a quilt makes it unique.  A computer can be a powerful tool in helping to bring your personalized designs to fruition.  This lecture will cover the specifics about how to print on fabric and how to transform your words, photos, drawings and memories into patterns for applique.  Many ways will be demonstrated to include photos in your quilts and how to make each of your quilts unique and individual, adding just the right amount of embellishment, from beads to buttons to bits & pieces from your travels. Leave this lecture with the tools to go home and start working on your own personalized quilt.

July 16 – Workshop: Mini Mosaics

This is a fun no sew workshop that imitates the ancient art of mosaics.  Learn how to create a mosaic picture from small pre-cut pieces of lots of colored fabric, using a technique that was developed to simplify the process.  Pick one of the available patterns in class that will finish at 9″x12″, and then can be bordered and quilted to your preference at home.  A $20 kit is required. Sewing machine is NOT required.


Cynthia England, Dickinson, TX


August 19 – Program:  Making the Most of Your Stash

This lecture explores ways to increase the potential of what we already have in our fabric collections. Cynthia will offer new insights on what to look for in fabrics to get the most out of it; a topic that is near and dear to all of quilters! Organizing and storage of fabrics will also be addressed.

August 20 – Workshop:  Small Landscape

Cynthia’s most popular class.  Choose from two small landscapes:  Country Road or Tropical Scene. Both are 19” X 17”. No tracing involved; templates are preprinted onto freezer paper. Fabric selection, organizational skills and construction methods will be addressed in class. Sewing machines and irons required.  Optional kits are available.


Gail Garber, Albuquerque, NM


September 16 – Program:  Free Form Art Quilts

Never one to adhere to rules, Gail began breaking the quilting edicts soon after she learned the basics necessary to create an original design. Problems with bindings on corners? Just leave the corners off! It’s fun and easy to be your own designer, and to break away from the tedium of repetitive block design. Gail will lead us on a journey of exploration, from the valley of tradition, along the rocky road of great ideas gone wrong, to the rainbow peaks of increased creativity in quilts!

September 17 – Workshop:  The Goose is Loose

Gail’s most popular class introduces the student to original design in free-form shapes. Learn the drafting and piecing techniques for flying geese in the round, loose curves, or swirls. It is sew easy to do; students are often surprised at the simplicity of the technique, taught with no scary math words! These designs can be simply designed and easily stitched using freezer paper piecing techniques. There is a $10 workbook fee.


Lyric Kinard, Cary, NC


October 21 – Program:  Elements of the Art Quilt

Kick-start your creativity and learn about the basic elements and principles of good design. Learn why some colors fizz while others explode, why some quilts calm and some excite. This lecture will help you learn few simple tools from the artist’s kit that will help you take your work, whether traditional or contemporary, to the next level.  Lyric translates the language of ART into delightful and simple to understand concepts and presents them in such an entertaining and practical way.

October 22 – Workshop:   Picture It Framed

Your small-scale textile art will never be mistaken for a potholder again! Come create a small fabric collage, learn some basic design, a few stitching and beading techniques, and make a small art-quilt. While you prepare a canvas on which to mount your artwork, Lyric will demonstrate a number of different framing and mounting possibilities suitable for any textile treasure you create. There is a $25 optional kit fee.


November 18 – Holiday Luncheon


No Program or Workshop Scheduled – Happy Holidays

For more program or workshop information or to be added to the workshop wait list, complete the Contact Form below.  Include the program or workshop name in the Comments Section.

Enrollment in the workshop is complete only after payment is received at a Guild meeting.