2021-2022 Instructor Led Workshops

Listed are workshop dates, times, descriptions, and a registration form.

General Workshop Information:

This guild year we have four speakers with eight workshops scheduled.

Registration for workshops will be announced in the guild newsletter, as it becomes available. The cost for workshops for guild members is $30 for virtual classes and $55 for in person. The fee for non-guild members is $45 for virtual classes and $75 for in person. ***Plus any additional class fees that may apply to a particular class.

Guild members will have priority to register for all guild workshops but all workshops are open to anyone who wishes to participate as space allows.

Our goal is to have a full class each time, as we strive to bring nationally known teachers to Raleigh and Capital Quilters Guild!

Registration is first come, first served so be sure to get your registration form and check mailed promptly when the form becomes available to insure your spot in a class!

There will be opportunities to sign-up at the guild meeting, if there is space available. At the meeting, we can accept cash, check or charge. If mailing, only a check.

Refund Policy: Full refund will be made if requested 30 days prior to the workshop. Without 30 days notice, you will only receive a full refund if space can be filled from the waiting list. If not, you will receive a credit for a future workshop.

Most workshops will be held at:

Highland United Methodist Church- Conference Room
1901 Ridge Rd
Raleigh, NC  27607

Time: 9am-3:30pm
Bring a bag lunch!

Specific details, supply lists, etc will be provided each student upon registration

**For registered workshop students only, you will  be invited to a special   “Meet & Greet” dinner to be held before the Thursday night guild meeting and lecture. It is just  a  way to get to know the teacher and answer any questions you may have about the workshop, before the meeting!

Three workshops are scheduled for the fall! One will be virtual and two will be in person.

Teachers and Workshops for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022:


September 25, 2021

Dawn Piasta

Dawn Piasta is a fibre artist, graphic designer and teacher living in Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada. Dawn’s quilts have travelled extensively through various exhibits in the United States, Canada & Europe. Dawn is a juried member of Western Canada Studio Art Quilters Association (SAQA), a member of the Fibre Arts Network of Canada, and the Fibre Arts Network of Manitoba (TFAM) and the Manitoba Representative of the Canadian Quilters Association.

Virtual Class – Nōtan

Nōtan is a Japanese design concept involving the play and placement of light and dark elements as they are placed next to the other in the composition of art and imagery. Our goal during this fun and creative workshop is to create a NOTAN design using fabric; remove negative spaces from the positive space then flip the negative space so that it mirrors the positive space; then finally, using your preferred raw-edge applique technique; affix all pieces onto the background. Students are provided a base pattern however individual designs are encouraged. Basic quilting supplies are needed, one yard of each a dark and light quilting cotton such as batik and Steam a Seam 2 fusible. A full supply list and basic pattern are provided.

October 22-23, 2021

Julia Graves

Julia Graves started her quilting business, Special Occasion Quilts LLC, in 2007 and teaches, lectures, designs patterns, makes commission quilts, longarms for others and sells & services APQS longarm machines. Both of Julia’s workshops in October will focus on the use of color. Julia is a Gem Affiliate teaching the gorgeous gem patterns by MJ Kinman – Textile Artist, has had quilts published in books by Gloria Loughman, Katie Pasquini Masupust and MJ Kinman, was an Artist in Residence at Empty Spools in 2019, and will be teaching at Empty Spools in 2022. Julia lives in Leesburg Virginia.

Friday, October 22, 2021 In Person – “Tricks with Transparency”
Member – $55 & Non-member – $75

Play with fabric and learn the tricks to create transparency effects in this
simple to piece but entertaining to look at quilt. You will use these color
principles in many future quilts to create depth and interest!
➢ $8 pattern fee
➢ You will leave class with a start on a layout for your strips, an
understanding of how to achieve the transparency effect, and an
understanding of how to piece the block and finish the quilt.
➢ Appropriate for all levels.

Saturday, October 23, 2021 In Person – “Gemstone Bling”
Member – $55 & Non-member – $75

Create your own sparkling gem using the same techniques that artist and designer MJ Kinman has used to create her giant gem quilts for over 20 years. MJ’s gem quilts have been
featured in Quilting Arts Magazine and McCall’s Quilting Magazine, and she’s been on Quilting Arts TV and The Quilt Show.com with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims.
➢ Pattern (Julia brings for in-person; $18+tax, payable at class).
➢ Select your birthstone, or any gem you think is lovely. Finished size is 17”.
➢ Fabric bundles are available from Julia, featuring Fat Quarter solids from Paintbrush Studios in carefully gradated values that will make your gem shine and glow! $2.25+tax/FQ
needed ➢ For those wanting to provide their own fabric – Use solids, blenders or tone on
tones. Distinct patterns will detract from the faceted effect. There are color chips in the pattern to help you select your fabrics.
➢ This isn’t your typical foundation paper piecing. Freezer paper templates (included in the
pattern) are ironed to the right side of your fabric and can be easily removed after piecing.
And best of all, these patterns don’t require absolute precision, so you can relax and enjoy
every aspect of making your gem
➢ Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Sign up by 9/30/21 to ensure you get your first choice of Gemstone!

Come join us and learn something new! Try something different!
Capital Quilters Guild- Spring  Workshop Registration 2022.

***Sign-up coming soon

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