Asheville Quilt Guild

Our mission is to preserve and advance the tradition and art of quilting



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    • 02/21/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Mission Health/AB Tech Conference Center

    Our first membership meeting of the new year.  We will be electing our new officers and enjoying a Silent Auction sponsored by Community Quilts.  Bring your Show & Tell!

    Baby quilts for distribution at Mission Hospital in celebration of National Quilting Day will also be collected.  More information on this Guild Project can be found in the disPatch newsletter.

    • 03/21/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • A-B Tech Conference Center, 16 Fernihurst Dr, Asheville, NC 28801

    Sometimes taking a leap into the unknown can lead to quilting success - and the math makes everything fit together!  Join quilt designer, author, and teacher Cindy Williams as she talks about her journey as a quilter and how she became known as "The Math Whisperer."  (Cindy is the skydiver without the moustache.)

    • 03/22/2023
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Trinity United Methodist Church, 587 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806
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    Registration opens December 22, 2022 for AQG members and January 22, 2023 for non-members.

    Take your quilt design and piecing to the next level!  In this no-sewing presentation, we'll learn the four main types of pieced borders and the techniques needed to accomplish them on any quilt. We’ll discover - quite happily - that only one of the four types needs any calculating and it is simple math.

    Learn what you need to design your own quilts, to have the confidence to make changes to published patterns, and to see that the addition of even the simplest of pieced borders gives a quilt that “wow” factor.

    We’ll follow the information included in Cindy’s 74-page full-color book Perfectly Pieced Borders so that you will be familiar with the contents and can use the book as a reference when adding pieced borders to your own quilts.

    No supplies are needed, other than the book, which can be purchased from the author at the workshop for $20. ($27 retail).  Please bring cash or a check payable to the instructor.  You may also want to bring paper and pen(cil) for note-taking.

    Workshop Policies are located here: Workshop Policies

    • 04/18/2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • A-B Tech Conference Center, 16 Fernihurst Dr., Asheville, NC 28801

    Do your back, hands, and/or shoulders ache after a quilting session?  Join quilters and AQG members, Linda Russo, physical therapist, and Jan Duckworth, occupational therapist,  as they share tools, techniques, and activities to enable us to keep enjoying quilting in comfort for as long as we can.

    • 04/19/2023
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Trinity United Methodist Church, 587 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806
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    Registration opens January 19, 2023 for AQG members and February 19, 2023 for non-members.

    Learn award-winning quiltmaker and nationally certified quilt judge Kathryn Zimmerman’s methods for machine applique with the “turned and glued” method.  Other techniques of fused raw-edge and double blanket stitch applique will also be demonstrated.  Several quilts will be shown with these machine applique techniques.

    Practice learning the process before applying to your pattern.  The applique shapes will be machine stitched with a blind hem or zigzag stitch to your background fabric.  Learn tips to keep your background fabric smooth and flat.    Kathryn will work with each individual student to get the best applique stitch possible from your machine.  Threads and tension will be discussed.   

    Your pattern will contain all the necessary shapes to learn techniques for shapes with points, curves and circles as well as bias stems.  Kathryn will have a $5.00 class kit available for purchase with applique foundation material, stabilizers, pattern templates, the turning tool and freezer paper.  Please bring cash or a check payable to the instructor.

    Supply List- Applique by Machine __ Sew Many Ways.pdf

    Workshop policies can be found here:

    • 05/16/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • AB Tech Conference Center, 16 Fernihurst Dr., Asheville, NC 28801

    How do you go from a quilt you've made to a pattern and then to a book?  Quilt designer, pattern maker, and author Candyce Grisham shares her journey with the Dresden block into the modern quilt world, art quilts, and publishing.  You can learn more about Candy and her work at

    • 05/17/2023
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Trinity United Methodist Church, 587 Haywood Rd., Asheville 28806
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    Flower Plates dresden quilt by Candy Grisham

    Registration opens  on February 17, 2023 for AQG members, and on March 17, 2023 for non-members.

    Create your own unique small wall hanging using the Dresden Quilt Blocks Reimagined book.

    Our class will cover the basic Dresden blocks and then some of the Dresden 201 blocks which allow for creative piecing.  Your choice.  You can start with a background (Suggested 40 x 40”) of your choice (pieced or solid), or wait until your blocks are completed.

    It will be tons of creative fun and easy for all from confident beginner up.

    Bring your willingness to be creative and step a little outside the box!  You will have adequate time to sew and view the videos.

    You can learn more about Candy and her work on her website: 

    Here's a supply list with a link to a YouTube video:  Revised Dresden Workshop supply list.pdf

    Workshop policies are located here:

    • 06/20/2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • A-B Tech Conference Center, 16 Fernihurst Dr., Asheville, NC 298801

    AQG member Kathleen Rountree will take us on a tour of the prizewinning quilts she makes using vintage linens.  These works of art have won ribbons at national quilt shows, and they have been displayed in several museum and solo gallery shows.  She also teaches her techniques in the southeast and has upcoming national teaching events this year.

    To learn more about Kathleen's work, visit her website at

    • 06/21/2023
    • 06/22/2023
    • 2 sessions
    • ONLINE via Zoom in your very own sewing space!
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    Registration opens March 21, 2023 for AQG Members and April 21, 2023 for non-members.

    In this live online workshop, Australian fiber artist Lisa Walton teaches an exciting new way to construct one-of-a-kind quilts.  You will create a totally original, exciting and vibrant quilt using simple fusing techniques with hand dyed or batik  Learn to cut with no rulers and create your own original quilt.  Learn how to fuse fabrics and create a complex looking design easily with no sewing.  fabrics.  All fabric is fused together and then the quilting is what holds it together.   During the two 3-hour sessions, you will complete a selection of blocks.  The only sewing in this quilt is in the quilting, which will be done after the workshop and will further enhance your unique quilt

    Skills learned include fusing, freehand fabric cutting, quilt design, and color theory.

    Please note that this workshop will be presented in two sessions on two consecutive days from 3 pm to 6 pm.  You will need to attend both sessions to complete the workshop.  Our instructor lives in Australia, a very different time zone from our own!

    You can learn more about Lisa and her work on her website:

    Here's the supply list:  Fantastic Fusion Workshop Requirements.pdf

    Workshop policies can be found here:

    • 07/18/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • A-B Tech Conference Center

    Internationally recognized teacher, prizewinning quilter, author and quilt/pattern designer Cynthia England  will present an entertaining slide presentation showing the process of making pictorial quilts using her "Picture Piecing" technique.  Enlarging the design, fabric selection, and organizational methods will be discussed in detail.

    Cynthia England is a native Houstonian and graduate of the Art Institute of Houston and has been creating quilts for more than forty years.   Experimentation with quilting techniques led her to develop her own unique style and technique called, "Picture Piecing".  Cynthia’s quilts have been honored with many awards, including three Best of Shows at the prestigious International Quilt Association, as well as Viewer's Choice at the American Quilter’s Society.  Her quilt, Piece and Quiet was distinguished as one of the Hundred Best Quilts of the 20th Century.

    To learn more about Cynthia and her work, visit her website at

    • 07/19/2023
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Trinity United Methodist Church, 587 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC 28806
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    Registration opens on April 19, 2023 for AQG members, and on May 19, 2023 for non-members.

    Learn the innovative "Picture Piecing" technique that uses only straight lines and no in-sets while making a beautiful bird wall hanging.  Choose among three designs:  "Blue Heron," "For the Birds," or "Glorious Hummingbirds."   

    After registration, you will need to email our workshop coordinator, Mary Lou Boise, to reserve the kit for your choice.   Mary Lou can be reached at

    Each kit contains the pattern and fabrics to make the top for the wall hanging, including borders.  The fee for each kit is $37, payable to the instructor at the workshop.   Cynthia accepts cash, checks, and major credit cards.

    Supply lists for each kit can be found  here:

    Blue Heron Supply List2023.pdf

    For the Birds Supply List 2023 .pdf

    Glorious Hummingbirds 2023 Supply List.pdf

    To learn more about Cynthia and her work, visit her website at

    Workshop policies can be found here:


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