Most months, our guild has a class or event in the afternoon after the guild meetings. The guild meets once a month on the third Saturday of the month at the Centerpoint Church in Pagosa near Walmart on Cornerstone Dr. The classes and events are also held in the church.
Below are the classes planned for 2023. Our calendar can change so be sure to check often to see if something has changed or a class has been added.
Classes are $10 for members per class and $20 for non-members per class. You can sign up for a class at the meetings in the months leading up to the class or you can email Carla Hellwege and make arrangements to pay for the class. Most events other than classes are free!
If you are unable to attend class for any reason, you may sell your spot to another member, however, if that’s not possible, you will forfeit your class fee. We will not be issuing credits for classes that are missed. Any class materials or website links given out during the class will be emailed to all paid participants even if you did not attend the class.
If you have ideas or suggestions for classes or activities for next year or questions about programs for this year, please contact Sherry Scarapulla. Supply lists will be posted below as they become available.
Keep scrolling down below the class list for more program related information!
2023 CLASSES & EVENTS
*** WE NEED DEMOS ***
– If anyone would like to do a short demo during one of our meetings, please contact me. Let me know what you want to demo and which month.
– If anyone has ideas for classes for next year, please contact me.
Sherry Scarpulla: 970-731-1844, 925-917-0075
|Feb 18||Fix-it day for 4 Corners|
|Mar 18||Stand up grocery totes|
|Jeanie Lemmo||Free Motion Quilting|
|Apr 15||Four Corners Quilters Gathering - Durango||No meeting in Pagosa||Registration Form on Retreats & Local Events|
|May 19 & 20||One Block Wonder - Kaleidoscope|
One Block Wonder Supply List
|Cathy Duggan||Bring a tool you like and share how to use it|
|June 17||Row Quilt - Part 1||Pam Thompson||Internal Flea Mkt for sewing items, fabric, etc|
|July 15||Challenge Quilt Show||Potluck Picnic|
|Aug 19||Round Robin Demos||TBD||Fair Awards|
|Sep 16||Row Quilt - Part 2||Pam Thompson||UFO Challenge Awards|
|Oct 21||Quilted Slippers||Wanita Martin|
|Nov18||TBA||Internal quilt/sewing items sale|
|Dec 16||Christmas Party|
Quite a few members signed up to be a “sister” for the year and gift a fellow guild member with little fun items throughout the year. New participants were accepted thru the February guild meeting. Carla Hellwege is your contact for this program.
Brown Bag Program
Join the Brown Baggers 2023. Let your fellow quilters help you finish a quilt this year. Decide on your block or blocks (not too hard please) and your fabrics. Bring a brown bag with your pattern, instructions and fabric to the January meeting. We will pass the bags around and by the end of the year you should have the beginnings of a great quilt. We have 9 quilters now but would love more to participate. For more information contact Delani Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants brought a UFO (Unfinished Object) to the January 2023 Meeting and pledge to finish it by the September 2023 meeting. Each quilter had her picture taken with the project. During the September Meeting those who signed up will bring the completed project for a special Show-and-Tell session and prizes will be awarded for those who finish.
Challenge Quilt Contest 2023
Sunbonnet Sue Travels To Court
Welcome to the 2023 Challenge Quilt Instructions! The idea is to send Sunbonnet Sue
traveling somewhere and include at least one “Courthouse Steps” block. Here are the
1) Send Sunbonnet Sue Traveling: Pick the theme of a location. Is she headed to
Paris? China? The beach? Her own backyard?
If in need of inspiration (but not limited to), think of the word “court.” There are
“court” places like a palace, manor, chateau or a Courtroom or a Courtyard.
There are basketball courts, tennis courts, and badminton courts. Some
synonyms for court are “enclosure, field, ring, rink, alley, or a stadium”. Also
“plaza, esplanade, or patio.” As a verb, think about “woo, go out with, pursue.”
And with the Courthouse Steps block Sunbonnet Sue could be going up the
steps to almost any building.
Fabric selection, applique, techniques, and whatever else is used to create the vibe of
the quilt should reflect and/or create the location in which Sunbonnet Sue finds herself.
2) The quilt should have at least one “Sunbonnet Sue.” Traditionally she is a cute
girl in a Little House type of dress with her face totally hidden by a bonnet and is
appliqued on to the quilt. Because some locations would look odd with the
traditional image, we can modify Sue. She can be in any costume and shape, but
she must have her face covered completely by some form of headgear and
appliqued by whatever method you want to use.
3) At least one Courthouse Steps block of any size must appear in the quilt. The
block traditionally has a center square with strips of fabric applied in an
alternating method of top/bottom then sides. I have seen it done with the center
piece being not just a square, but a rectangle as well. This means size is flexible.
It can be as small as Sue’s suitcase or as large as the quilt itself. You could make
it into steps, a window Sue looks out of, an item in the quilt, or use the piecing
technique to surround a panel. It can even be used in a more traditional quilt
pattern with fabrics that bring a sense of the location of choice.
4) Fabrics, techniques, embellishments, and all the fun additives that make quilting
great are up to you. The only limitations besides those mentioned in the details
above is size.
- This year in order to make the playing field more even and help
with space at both the July Meeting and the Fair, the quilt should be no bigger
than 3’ in width and 4’ in length. Think table runner or table topper. Also think
vertically in the creation to give it maximum effect when displayed.
- Quilts will be turned in at the beginning of July for judging. The submission date will be determined closer to the deadline.
- You do not have to be at the July 2023 meeting to participate in the challenge. Just make sure you have your entry turned in by the submission date.