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Speakers & Workshops for 2017-2018


Oct. 16-17, 2017

Paula Nadelstern

Nov. 13-14, 2017

Diane Rode Schneck


Workshop Topic: Kaleidoscope Quilt

Lecture Topic: Paula Nadelstern makes each quilt based on a Kaleidoscope which functions like a circle. She then divides the circle up by the number of pieces of pizza pie wedges (triangles) she would like to make up the kaleidoscope in each quilt square.  Each triangle is then broken up into more patches so that there may be as many as twenty different fabrics in a square foot. She aims to evoke the kaleidoscopes light and motion. A key part of her process is time. A single quilt can take up to a year and a half to make

Workshop information and supply List:  Click Here

Workshop location: Grace Episcopal Church

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Workshop Topic: Cancelled.

Lecture Topic: Diane Rode Schneck comes from a long line of quilters and needleworkers. She owns family quilts made by her great grandmother and her Mother’s Aunt in the 1930’s. She is largely self taught and has been quilting since 1974. Diane has tried just about everything in quilting but her favorite types include scrap quilts, string quilts, hand appliqué, crazy quilts and humorous quilts. Currently she is most interested in appliqué and mixed media work combing fabric and paper with stitcher.

Workshop information and supply List:  TBA

Workshop location: Grace Episcopal Church


February 12, 2018

Pamela Leonard Wexler

Lecture Topic: Dear Jane and the Janiac Phenomena What’s a Janiac? History and Trunk Show. Pamela Wexler will visit GSQ in February 12 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'.

Mar. 12-13, 2018

John Kubiniec


Lecture & Workshop Topic: John was born into a family of crafters in Tonawanda NY. He is formally trained as a church musician but always wanted to explore quilting. After his first class at City Quilter in NYC he was adicted. In 2010 on a whim he entered The McCall’s Quilting Design Star Challenge and made it to the final round of competition with 7 other finalists. He began designing patterns and his “pinwheels” pattern appeared in the book “Classic Modern Quilts". He now lives in Rochester NY with his partner Ray Pool a harpist. He maintains a long arm quilting and quilting design studio, teaches and travels and in his spare time gardens and cooks.

Workshop information and supply list: Click Here.

Workshop location: Grace Episcopal Church



April 9-10, 2018

Betty Pillsbury



Lecture & Workshop Topic: Betty taught herself to embroider when she was 8. She started with a stamped tea towel and some needles and floss. Over the years she has done many techniques with needle and thread; surface embroidery, silk ribbon embroidery, stump work, needlelace, shadow work, hardanger, hedebo, silk and metal work, or nue, samplers, cross stitch, pulled thread, drawn thread, trapunto, beadwork, heirloom sewing and much more. She loves it all but crazy quilting is where her heart resides.

Workshop information and supply list: TBA

Workshop location: Grace Episcopal Church

Key Information for our Featured Speaker Workshops


Location for workshops:


136 Rt 10

East Hanover, NJ 07936

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Registration Form: Workshop Registration Form


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

You will need to provide your own lunch and beverages. You may BYO, There are many options for lunch within a short drive.


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 $60 for all participants.

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 POLICY : You will be refunded if you cancel 21 days or more before each workshop
or if there is a waiting list. If there is not a waiting list your money is forfeited unless you can find your
own replacement.


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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