2017-2018 Workshops
Location: Bentley University La Cava Convention Center
unless otherwise notified

All workshops start at 9:00 AM and end at 4:00 PM unless otherwise specified
If Bentley closes due to snow or weather conditions, it will be posted on the following web site: and

When and if Bentley closes Quilters’ Connection is unable to be on site.

For Questions on Workshops send email to Sandy Gregg at

For Questions about Winter Workshop email RoseMary Koch or Susan Holsing at



2017 - 2018 Workshops

All workshops will be held at LaCava Center at Bentley University unless otherwise noted.

You can register for the workshops on one Form


6 & 7, 2018

Amy Friend

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Improvisational Paper Piecing

Two one-day Workshops: Saturday January 6 and Sunday January 7
This workshop is based on one of the three design approaches that Amy shares in my second book, Improv Paper Piecing: A Modern Approach to Quilt Design. This class is technique and design based, all about approaching your paper pieced block designs improvisationally. You will design and sew your own block and work on a quilt layout using alternate grid work, negative space and other elements of modern design.

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10, 2018

Mary Walter

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Needle Turn Applique for Beginner to Advanced Students

One-Day Workshop: Saturday February 10, 2018
Using a Heart Wreath pattern of repeating heart shapes, students will practice mastering, curves, points and notch techniques used in needle turn applique.  Through a series of hands-on demonstrations utilizing different tools, needles, threads, and Mary’s helpful hints we will examine the art of needle turn applique. Before class students can prepare a 36” plain square to applique on or piece a 16 patch background for a different look. Advanced students can try adding reverse applique techniques and off- block applique methods as time permits.




10, 2018

Mary Walter


Hand Quilting Your Heart Wreath Applique

One-Day Workshop: Saturday March 10, 2018
Learn to love hand quilting! Starting with your Heart Wreath applique sample we will discuss batting, basting, quilt hoops, threads, marking and more tools to learn or practice your hand quilting technique. Students are encouraged to bring a small quilt to work on instead of the Heart Wreath class project to try different quilting designs.




24, 2018
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

QC Winter Workshop

9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
St Brigid's Church, 2001 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, MA
Please join us for the QC Winter Workshop day. We will enjoy a wonderful variety of workshops and a potluck lunch.
For questions about the Winter Workshop email RoseMary Koch or Susan Holsing with QC WINTER WORKSHOP in the subject line at

21-22, 2018

Betsy Habich

Thread Painting workshop

Two-Day Workshop: Saturday April 21 & Sunday April 22, 2018
Thread-painting gives you the freedom to make a very realistic image entirely with thread, and the only skill you need is confident free-motion quilting! Well start with warm-up exercises to learn how to use basic straight-stitch and zig-zag free-motion thread-painting, mix and shade colors, work with line, and create the illusion of volume, while discussing how to make an image realistic. With these skills in hand, well start thread-painting a photograph printed on fabric, either one provided by the instructor or your own (send ahead of time to the instructor for approval, who can also print it on fabric for $5 per 8 x 11 sheet). Youll be amazed by what you can do!


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"Previous Workshops"

September 9-11 Maria Shell "Making Prints Out of Solid"

Tuesday October 10 & Wednesday October 11, 2017 plus Saturday October 14 & Sunday October 15 Betty Busby "Multi-Media Fiber Art"