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Speakers & Workshops for 2016-2017


Oct. 17-18, 2016

Jacquie Gering

Nov. 14-15, 2016

Pamela Zave


Workshop Topic: Slice and Insert Improvisation

Lecture Topic: Modern Quilting: You'll Know It When You See It. Are you seeing the word "modern" plastered on anything that moves these days? Confused about what Modern Quilting really is? Jacquie will share her definition of Modern Quilting and directly address some of the misunderstandings and questions about the modern aesthetic. As always the best way to understand anything about modern quilts is by seeing examples and Jacquie will share lots of quilts and talk about what makes them modern or not. Come with your questions and we'll talk Modern Quilting together.

Workshop information and supply List: Click Here!

Workshop location: Grace Episcopal Church


Workshop Topic: Piecing Your Dreams

Lecture Topic: For her lecture pamela will speak about her work using the technique she will be teaching in her class. Pamela will teach you how to piece from a paper pattern,techniques she has learned from the books of Ruth McDowell. With McDowell’s techniques you can piece almost any design element (only curves less than one inch in diameter must be avoided or appliquéd). Best of all, you can see the whole design in your chosen fabrics before you sew it together.Although She uses these techniques for any complex pattern, they are most popular for pictorial piecing. For the class project Pamela designed the thriving tree you see pictured below, which is very easy to put together. Students will get a ready-to-use copy of the pattern.I am teaching this class as a benefit for the guild, so every dollar in class fees goes to support GSQ!

Workshop information and supply list: Click Here!

Workshop location: Grace Episcopal Church​


March 13, 2017

Pamela Leonard Wexler

Lecture Topic: What’s a Janiac? History and Trunk Show. Pamela Wexler will visit GSQ in March 2017 to tell us about the quilting mania "Dear Jane".  She has apparently made on the order of 50 Dear Jane based quilts and will share a number of them with us.  Quilt pictured is Jane Plays with Dolls'.

April 10-11, 2017

Deb Kalenty

May 8-9, 2017

Laura Cunningham



Lecture & Workshop Topic: Deb Tucker Rulers.

Deb Kalenty owner of Quilter Obsession is a Studio 180 Design's Certified Instructor

Workshop information and supply list: Coming Soon!

Workshop location: Grace Episcopal Church




Lecture & Workshop Topic: Laura Cunningham, expert quilter, uses her quilting to texturize and embellish the quilt's image. She combines free motion quilting techniques and art techniques learned at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

Workshop information and supply list: Coming Soon!

Workshop location: Grace Episcopal Church

Key Information for our Featured Speaker Workshops


Location for workshops:

Grace Episcopal Church

4 Madison Avenue

Madison, NJ  07940

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Registration Form: Workshop Registration Form


Click here for full Workshop Information and Details


All workshops begin at 9:30 AM. Please be on time.

You will need to provide your own lunch. You may BYO, thre are many options for lunch within walking distance.


Please dress comfortably in layers as/if necessary.


Bring any/all items listed on instructor’s supply list and any item/tool necessary for comfort to have a successful workshop.


Workshops are $70 for members and $85 for guests so it is advantageous to sign up before September 15, 2015.

Registration fees for all workshop participants are due at sign up. You may sign up at the program committee table at any regular meeting or via U.S. mail. Please print the registration form or obtain copies at any regular meeting.


Again payment in full is due at time of registration.


Cancellation/Refund Policy: See the full workshop details for the cancellation and refund policy.


Emergency Cancellations: If a class must be canceled due to weather, we will contact you as soon as that decision has been made.


Email if you have questions or need further information.

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