Workshop Updates

There is still room to get into the April Workshop.  Register Now for best availability.

PillowOn Friday, April 15, Karen will conduct a class on creating a sweet home décor pillow with some simple piecing, a little quilting, and some (optional) wool embellishments. What’s awesome is that we can make two pillows with just one jelly roll and some added yardage.  Find all the information on our website:

As a member of the Wiltwyck Quilters’ Guild you have first dibs on a place in this and any other workshop offered by the guild.  As of April 1st the registration will open up to non-members.  Get your place now and register before the 1st.

The class will be a full day workshop at the Grace Church, from 9:30 – 4:00. There will be a $20 workshop fee for members, $25 for non-members.

Quilters Dream and Door Prizes
Karen Miller loves Dream Wool and suggests it for use in our April Pillow Top project. Thanks to the efforts of Marie G. Quilters Dream will be providing 4  throw-size batting packs which can be cut up to provide enough of the 16” x 30” piece of batting needed for the project for everyone taking the class.

In addition, they are  sending sample cards for all the Guild members and some door prizes!  How wonderful is that?

All information can be found on the Calendar:
Supply List:  Hearts Content Pillow Top Supply List
Registration Form:  Workshop Registration – Hearts Content Pillow


Our May Workshop:  Kerry Burke from Simple Bird Applique has been quilting for more than 30 years and loves to share her love of hand applique through her blog and on-line tutorials). Kerry resides in Canada where she has a quilt store, a yarn store, and an on-line business that specializes in hard to find applique tools, patterns and notions.  Please look at Kerry’s spectacular work:

We are delighted to host Kerry Burke at our Guild Meeting on May 21, 2016 where she will conduct a lecture and trunk show in the morning.

In the afternoon, at the Grace Church, Kerry will teach the following workshop:
The Glorious Eagle 1/2 Day Workshop: $20 Members, $25 Non-Members

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 85Eagles have nested in nearly every major Baltimore album quilt made during the heyday of album quilts (1840-1850).  In this class, students will start their own 15-inch block.  Techniques include the basics of Prepared Edge Applique, marking, layering, off-unit applique, perfect circles, and making pointy-points, smooth curves, and folded roses. Freezer Paper templates will be provided.  Kits (optional) are available for $30.00.  Patterns (necessary) are $9.00
Supply Lists to be available soon.
Check the calendar for updates and details:  Kerry Burke Eagle Workshop
To Register for either of these workshops:  Workshop Registration – Kerry Burke Workshops

On Sunday May 22, 2016, at the Town of Ulster Senior Center, Kerry will teach the following class.
The Braided Flower Basket.  Full Day Workshop: $35 Members, $45 Non-Members

Is there anything more beautiful than a basket filled with flowers?  In this workshop, you will learn everything needed to make this lovely 15-inch block: prepared-edge applique, layering, marking, off-unit applique, perfect circles, folded flowers and leaves, and bias stems for the braided basket.
Kits (optional) are available for $40.00.  Patterns (necessary) are $9.00.
Supply lists will be coming out soon.

To see all the details and any updates check the calendar:  Kerry Burke Full Day Workshop
To Register for either of these workshops:  Workshop Registration – Kerry Burke Workshops

Download a pdf of these workshops:  Kerry Burke Workshops – May 2016

National Quilting Day is March 19th

National Quilting Day is also our March Guild meeting!

Don’t forget to bring donations for the church to thank them for allowing us to use their facilities.  Donations are non-food items:
Toilet paper; dish soap; SOS pads; paper towels; facial tissue; napkins; sandwich bags; coffee filters; laundry soap; all-purpose cleaner; hand & body soap/lotion; shampoo; toothpaste; dental floss; toothbrushes; sun screen; deodorant.  Non-perisable foods are also needed.

For an idea of what else would be good to add to your donation see the article in the NY Times –

For more information on National Quilting Day go to their website:

Local Events of Interest February 2016

Sue Reich at the Roosevelt Presidential Library

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is pleased to present an author talk and book signing with Sue Reich, author of Quilts Presidential and Patriotic.  The program will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 13, 2016 in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home.  Following the presentation, Reich will be available to sign copies of her book.  For more info for this other publics events at the DR Wallace Center:


Kyra Hicks at Vassar College

Quilter and author Kyra Hicks will give a presentation on the links between African American history and quilting.  “Amazing African American Quilt History as Prelude”, on Tuesday, February 16th at 5:30pm, in Taylor Hall, Room 203 at Vassar College.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more info and directions, please check the website at


Kate Themel Workshop

First Dutchess Quilt Guild, May 19, 2016.  9am – 3pm at the Cooperative Extension Farm and Home Center, Millbrook, NY.  Cost is $90.  For non-members, additional kit fee of $30.  Payable to Kate Themel (kit fee paid the day of the workshop).  If interested contact Carol Weber at


Gardiner Library Fabrics, yarn, and Craft Supplies Sale

The Gardiner Library is holding it’s sixth annual Fabric, Yarns, and Craft Supplies Sale on Saturday, February 6th from 10am to 1pm in the library community room.  Items for sale include fabric at $1 and $2 per yard, deeply discounted yarn, craft supplies, handicraft kits, sewing, knitting, and crochet notions.  There is also a large quantity of basket making supplies, a kit to make a fifty state quilt, brand new white tee shirts for crafting, a plush hand-hooked rug, and several working sewing machines.  Free patterns and information on websites with ideas for crafters will be available at the sale.

The library is located at 133 Farmer’s Turnpke in Gardiner.  For directions, or further information, call the library at 845-255-1255 or visit or the library’s facebook page.

February Workshop

The February workshop is now posted in the calendar.  You can find all the information about the Daisy Pin Cushion, Wool Appliqué class by clicking on the February 20th link in the calendar or click here.

Daisy Pin Cushion Workshop by Lisa Fagan

Daisy Pin Cushion Wool Appliqué Class for February 2016

February 20, 2016: Wool Appliqué Class: Lisa Fagan 

Maximum 25 students

Daisy Pin Cushion Wool Hand Applique 

Daisy Pin Cushion Workshop by Lisa Fagan

Members: $15, Non-members: $20

Kit Available for $20 (optional): includes pattern, wool, sheet of fusible interfacing, needles and backing fabric. The only thing that it does not include is thread since so many of us have a lot of that handy. Lisa will have some with her just in case someone does not.

If no kit, will need to purchase the pattern from Lisa for $6.00. Supply list to follow.

Daisy Pincushion Supply List 

Required Pattern: Daisy Pincushion by Primitive Gatherings.
$6.00 ~ available from Lisa on day of class. PLEASE DO NOT COPY PATTERNS.

Wool Needed for Class: 
1. 4” x 9-1/2” Black for background
2. 3-1/2” Square white or off white for daisy
3. 2” x 8” green for leaves and stems
4. 1” square gold for center of daisy
5. 1” square red for ladybug
6. 1” square black for ladybug

Other Supplies Needed for Class: 
7. Fusible web: Soft Fuse is Lisa’s first choice, Steam-a-Seam Lite is her second choice
8. Pearl cotton or embroidery floss in colors that either match or contrast
9. Chenille #24 needle
10. Scissors
11. Pencil or ultra fine sharpie for tracing

Additional supplies: not needed for class: 
12. 4” x 9-1/2” homespun for backing
13. Two – 4” x 9-1/2” Kona solid for lining
14. 1 bag of ground walnut shells, plain or lavender

Lisa Fagan will have pearl cotton and bags of the ground walnut shells for stuffing the pincushion available for sale at the class.

Please direct any pre-class questions to Marie Girard who will get answers to your questions from Lisa Fagan, Log Cabin Fabrics.

Supply List to download:  Daisy Pincushion Supply List
Registration Form:  Daisy Pin Cushion Wool Applique Class Registration Form

January In-house Workshops

We are incredibly lucky to have in our Guild so many quilters who are not only skilled, but who are very willing to share their talents and their time with others.

To sign up for any of the following workshops please contact Marie Girard (she’s in the “book”).

Get ‘er Done Workshop: Pat Clark, Shirley Swenson and Connie Brewer have offered to act as mentors for members who have some UFOs lurking in the closet. If you keep stumbling over a Hunter Star, a New York Beauty, a Judy Niemeyer Seasonal Table Runner or a Kim Diehl  Invisible Applique wall hanging, and you need a nudge to get back at it, here is your opportunity to pick the brain of someone’s who’s been there, done that.

Denim Vests: Evelyn Urbom will show us how to transform those old jeans taking up space in the dresser drawers into sweet little vests for ourselves or someone we love.

Free Motion Thread Painting: Te Pabon and Erika Assimus have something new up their sleeves and guess what! They’re willing to share it with us. Have no idea what thread painting is? Well, just maybe Te and Erika will bring some samples to our December Get Together. If you are interested in this, or any of the other workshops, sign up with Marie.

Charm Squares: Ideas and Demonstrations: Sue Stepp
Okay so Pat Clark has us all cutting fabrics into squares and they are beginning to pile up. Want to get some ideas on how to transform those 6-1/2” darlings into actual somethings? Well, Sue Steep understands your pain and is here to show you the way.

Purses: Anna Wang is willing to guide us in our quest for getting back to our “girly girl” days. There are times for our L.L.Bean totes, and there are times for our sweet little purses. Here’s our opportunity to make one of those glamour bags just for us. Maybe Anna can have one available in December to make us drool.

Bonnie Turner visit and workshop

Bonnie Turner from Log Cabin Fabrics will join us in November for a morning lecture and trunk show where she will share her treasury of projects, highlighting her stunning crazy quilt embroidery work. In the afternoon class we will learn some basic embroidery stitches, silk ribbon embroidery and other embellishing techniques to create a mock crazy quilt needle case. It is called “mock” crazy quilting because there is no piecing of the foundation of the project so we can move on quickly to the creation of them embroidery stitches.
There is nothing like hand work to relax and enjoy the creative process.  This portable project is a perfect take-along for traveling or those waiting room times.  There is no advance prep work for the class and no machine is needed.  These darling needle cases make wonderful holiday gifts for your favorite quilting buddies.
HALF-DAY WORKSHOP: “Crazy Quilt Embroidery Stitched Needle Case”
Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 12:30 – 3:30 pm at Grace Church.  Limit 15 students
Cost: $20 for Wiltwyck members ($25 for non-members)
Crazy Quilt Embroidery Stitched Needle Case Supplies:
Optional kit for the needle case will be available from Bonnie at the class for $20.  Please indicate on the registration form if you wish to purchase a kit so Bonnie can have an adequate number available.
Supplies if you do not wish to purchase the kit:
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Two 4 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ pieces of coordinating fabric (Bonnie likes batiks)
  • Embroidery thread to match
  • Chenille needles #22 or #24
  • Marking pencil or pen
  • Small ruler – 1″ x 6″
  • Silk ribbon
  • Charms or buttons of your choice
Bonnie will have items relative to the project available for sale.
Remember to pack a light lunch to nibble between the lecture and the class!

Workshop-Registration-Form-Bonnie Turner



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164 pillow cases made by guild members for pediatric wards. Great job everyone!
A big THANK YOU to all who made and donated pillow cases. Using juvenile fabrics will make them perfect for donation to several organizations.