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Asheville Quilt Guild

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    • 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 fabrics.  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.   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:

    • 08/19/2023
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Lutheran Church of the Nativity, 2425 Hendersonville Road, Arden, NC
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    Registration opens May 19, 2023 for AQG members and June 19, 2023 for non-members.  This is a Saturday workshop.  Note the change in location to Church of the Nativity in Arden. 

    Can you cut with a rotary cutter and a ruler?  Can you sew a quarter-inch seam?  That's all it takes to get started on these blocks!  You'll get two classes for the price of one: "Backgammon for Quilters" and "X Marks the Spot."  You can assemble your blocks into two finished quilts or combine them for one larger quilt as shown in the picture on the right.

    Workshop policies are located here:

    • 09/19/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • AB Tech Conference Center, 16 Fernihurst Road, Asheville

    Join us for an inspiring and entertaining time as award-winning quilter and AQG member Linda Cantrell  describes her quilting journey in her own inimitable way.  

    • 10/17/2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • A-B Tech Conference Center, 16 Fernihurst Drive, Asheville, NC 28801

    Author, pattern designer, and AQG member Ann Holmes began her artistic journey working in stained glass, then added quilting to her portfolio.  Wanting to recreate some of her original glass designs in cloth, she developed her "No Sewing Until You Quilt It" technique, which allows the quilt maker to build a quilt top using see-through fusible foundation over an outline of the design, then to stitch and quilt it at the same time.  

    Working in both cloth and glass – Double Happy! 

    Learn more about Ann's work at and on her YouTube Channel "No Sewing Until You Quilt It"

    • 10/18/2023
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Trinity United Methodist Church, 587 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC 28806
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    Learn Ann's "No Sewing Until You Quilt It" technique to make the "Summer's End" quilt pictured above.  You will use French Fuse as a foundation to "build" your quilt top appliqué style, using a glue stick to turn under the seam allowances and a sealing iron to fuse each piece down.   Then, quilt and stitch your piece at the same time.

    There will be a $10 fee for the class kit, which includes the pattern and French Fuse.  The fee is payable by cash or check to the instructor at the workshop.

    To learn more about Ann and her work, visit her website,, or check out her YouTube channel, No Sewing Until You Quilt It.

    Workshop policies are located here:


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