Mary's 2018 Workshops and Lecture Schedule

  THE FEATHERED STAR:  Friday, April 27, 2018
           Virginia Consortium of Quilters Celebration 2018, South Mountain Lake 4-H Center
           An all-day workshop working on a wallhanging using Marti Michell’s Template Set P
(27” block) or O (19” block). You will be amazed at how accurately and easily this stunning
block goes together!! During the workshop, we will complete the cutting and then assemble
over half the block. Skills include cutting with rotary templates and achieving a consistent
¼” seam allowance. Set P is $22, Set O is $18, and both will be available during the workshop.

DIAMOND STARS:  Saturday, April 28, 2018
           Virginia Consortium of Quilters Celebration 2018, South Mountain Lake 4-H Center
           An all-day workshop to start a sampler of six-pointed stars (hexagonal blocks) while
learning a simplified approach to set-in piecing. This chain-piecing approach eliminates the
stop-and-start sewing plus it produces very secure y-seam intersections. Students may choose
to work with Marti Michell’s Template Set G or H; each set yields a different size block.
During class, we begin with a basic star and then explore some of the interesting variations of it.
           I used Set H for the quilt in the photo -- the stars measure about 10" by 11".  The largest
 star that can be made with Set G is 6 1/2" by 7 1/2".  FQ's will work fine!  Smaller stars can 
also me made with each set -- 3 of the smaller stars will fit inside one of the large stars.  Usually 
gals begin with Set H -- there's lots of flexibility built into each set so getting one set will keep 
a quilter busy for a while!!  I'll have an inventory of both sets with me at the workshop, so you
 can always get more!!
            Inquires about availability and registration should be directed to Karin McElvein,
1309 Maplewood Ave, Norfolk VA 23503 or by visiting the Consortium website HERE.

HOW I LEARNED TO COLOR:  6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2018
           During the monthly meeting of the Pieceable Quilters Guild.  The meeting is at the
Christian Church, 3000 Dresden Rd., Zaneville, Ohio.  Visitors are always welcome!  

UFQ ASSAULT TACTICS LECTURE:  10 a.m., Thursday, July 26, 2018
           Faithful Circle Quilters Guild, 9325 Presbyterian Circle, Columbia, Maryland.

QUILTER'S GATHERING IN BERLIN:  August 23, 24, & 25, 2018
           Visit for complete details and to register for my workshops.
     OPAL ESSENCE:  August 24, noon to 6 p.m., $70
           This workshop uses Lorena Uriate's original pattern.  You'll learn some basic
applique techniques plus the very efficient and accurate Set-In Piecing Simplified technique
for chain piecing through y-seams!  A scrappy fabric palette works well with this pattern so
you should be able to do most of the shopping in your stash!  Black and white too stark for you, I have a blue sample in progress, too -- see the second picture below!

THE ROSE STAR:  Wednesday, September 12, 2018
                      Monroe County Quilt Guild which meets at the VFW post 1138 located at
400 Jones Avenue, Monroe, Michigan 48161. Doors open at 6 p.m., meeting begins at 7 p.m. 
                      Workshop during the day and lecture on Adapting Patterns at the evening meeting --
contact Penny Hulles at for workshop information.


LECTURE:  Thursday, October 4, 2018, Blue Ash Banquet Center, 11330 Williamson Rd.,
                      Blue Ash, Ohio
WORKSHOPS:  Friday, October 5, 2018
                          Saturday, October 6, 2018
              Ohio Valley Quilter's Guild, Cincinnati, Ohio