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Workshops are in addition to our programming put on by the speakers we bring to our monthly meetings. Extend your knowledge and take full advantage of your membership by participating in as many workshops as you can!

 Members can sign up for a workshop at the monthly meeting, on this website, or by mail, as soon as the workshop has been posted. Non-members can take workshops when space is available.

Workshop fees are indicated, when available ahead of time, in the workshop description. The individual workshop fees are determined by the cost of the instructor, cost of having them here, any special equipment requirements, and how many students are necessary to make the workshop happen. We want to be able to bring in the best instructors at the lowest cost possible for our members.

Cancellation Policy:

A full refund will be given for cancellations 30 days prior to the workshop, or if your place can be filled from the waiting list. If it is less than 30 days before the workshop and your place cannot be filled, you must find your own replacement or forfeit the registration fee.

Upcoming Workshops

    • October 20, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • DVQ Studio
    • 8

    Lorraine Woodruff-Long

    Workshop Details:

    In this workshop you’ll create an Improv Mosaic 20”x20” or 24”x24” sized pillow or wall hanging using the “Medium” scale blocks (6”, 3”, 2”). Participants will leave with a pattern and the skills to build a larger throw or bed quilt.

    More information:

    Supply List: 

    • Quilting Cotton:  
      •  Approximately 1.5-2 yards of a wide variety of fabric.
      • Solids, or fine blenders/batiks that read as solid.
      •  As many colors as you have on hand! Bring your scraps – even the very small pieces!
      •  Consider: 1/8 yard each of at least 4 neutrals (black, white, gray, brown), and 1 each of purple, pink, red, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, blue.  
    • Sewing Machine
    • Neutral thread
    • Rotary cutter/cutting mat
    • Acrylic ruler to cut strips – whatever you use (I love my 3”x18” ruler)
    • 6.5” acrylic block ruler (if you happen to have a 4.5” and a 2.5” acrylic block ruler, bring as well, but no need to go out and purchase.)
    • Iron/ironing pad (or access to one)
    • November 16, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • DVQ Studio
    • 11

    Table Topper Workshop


    Learn how to make themed table toppers to celebrate holidays throughout the year. This workshop will be taught by DVQ member Maryann Maiorana.


    1 fat quarter for center

    8 - 1/8 yd pieces cut to 1 ½” strips or 1 Honeybun (1½” strips) or 1 ½” varied strips

    For finishing:

    ¾ yd for backing

    ¾ yd batting

    2 – 2 ½” strips for binding


    Sewing machine in good working order 

    ¼” foot

    Neutral thread

    Rotary cutter

    12” ruler

    Basic sewing supplies

    Travel-sized iron (suggested)

    Ironing mat (suggested)

    If you are interested in the pattern for the Centerpiece Tablemat designed by Terri Staats, it is available at by clicking on the link below.

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