Workshops 2022

Here is a sneak peak at the upcoming workshops for 2022 Mid-Mod!!!


Please note that you will not pay for the class at the time of registration (it will say the ticket is free), but there is a cost of $15 (+ some workshops have a materials fee) that is payable in cash at the time you sign in for the weekend. You may not cancel after March 1 and you will not be admitted into MOD until you have paid for all the workshops you signed up for, so please have your cash handy.

Registration for classes will open in November 7th, & PM eastern.

Friday Classes:

10 -11:30 AM Precision Pieced Diamonds with Sarah Bond

12-1:30 PM Introduction to Ruler Work with Betsy Vinegrad

Do you want to explore quilting with rulers but are nervous about where to start? Betsy will share the basics of quilting with rulers and provide instruction on how to translate the use of rulers for different projects. We will be using the ruler to learn how to outline letters, words, or simple shapes by filling in the space around them.

Supply List

Solid or solid like fabric in a color light enough to trace your motif over a light box and mark with a pencil or marker of your choice. Bring about 1/4 yard so that you have enough to practice. Large scraps work.

Any low loft, at least as big as your fabric, can be scraps.

Any color that doesn’t match your fabric.

Print out will be supplied with names/letters of attendees in a size to make a name tag. You’re welcome to bring your own small shapes to trace or just draw on your fabric.

Small scissors or snips
Hand sewing needle, self-threading is helpful
Small ruler for marking
Optional: Quilting gloves
Optional: Light box if you have a small one and want to bring it. We will have a few there.

Marking tool
Soft pencil, water soluble marker, frixion pen or chalk pencil, your preference. I use a no. 2 pencil.

Sewing Machine
Don’t forget your power cord and foot pedal
Extension table and knee lift if you have
Optional: Pillow to sit on
Presser Foot: at least one listed below

  • Ruler foot made for your machine, you must have a ruler foot if you want to use rulers.
  • Walking foot
  • Free motion foot or open toe embroidery foot (only for technique without a ruler) There are advantages and disadvantages to using any of the above feet. This will be discussed in the class.
    Rulers if you have any!
    Any small quilting templates/rulers, with a straight edge. They must be at least 1/4” thick, meant for using a ruler foot. You cannot use rotary cutting rulers.
    Ruler grip for table side of the ruler. I use Handi Grip sold by Handi Quilter. Angela Walter’s rulers made by Creative Grids do not need ruler grip. Quilter's Select 2" x 8" quilting ruler is another good choice.
    A variety of rulers will be available to try. 

2-3:30 PM Introduction to English Paper Piecing with Brimfield Awakening

4-5:30 PM Mixing Free Motion Quilting Motifs with Jackie Laba

Are you intimidated by negative space?  Are you a little tired of straight-line quilting? If so, this workshop will give you some ideas and techniques for adding texture and variety to your quilt projects.  By mixing common free motion motifs like pebbles, swirls, ribbon candy, wishbones, triangles and boxes with techniques like meandering and echoing, you can turn that blank block, border, or space into a vivid sewscape.  Workshop participants should be familiar with the basics of free motion quilting and have some experience with different motifs.

Supply List

Sewing machine with a FMQ  (free motion quilt) foot

Good quality thread like Aurifil, Superior Threads, or Glide, and a full bobbin

2 quilt sandwiches  14-18 inches square (or a  project you can practice on)

Pen/pencil and blank paper or pad for doodling

Optional: quilting gloves, supreme slider (or other aid to reduce friction)

Saturday Classes:

10 - 11:30 AM Zippers Many Ways with Lynn McKay-Atha



Scared of zippers?  Don’t be!  With a bit of guidance and a few tricks you will be on your way to putting zippers into pouches, purses and pillows. In this workshop you will learn about zippers and make samples that you can then refer to in your own work.  It starts with a quick overview of the different types of zippers, sewing machine feet, stitch plates and sewing aides, followed by instruction and practice of sewing two different zipper applications.


The first hands-on sewing will be a straight zipper application, with and without end tabs.  Once the zipper is completed in class, the practice piece can later be made into a pouch.  Inset zippers will be the second application.  These are often used for zippered pockets inside purses.  They can be seen in the top two pictures in the photo.  This will be a practice sample, so students will be given a kit with pre-marked fabric and zipper and will sew the inset zipper.


Also discussed will be how to make a covered zipper for a pillow back.  There will be lots of samples of popular bags and pouches so that you can see various zipper applications.



Sewing machine with basic sewing supplies - a zipper foot is helpful but I also use the quarter-inch foot and edge stitch foot, so bring all of the feet

Two pieces for exterior 7” x 10” quilted or interfaced if desired

Two pieces of fabric for lining 7” x 10” 

One 10”  or longer nylon zipper


Approximate cost to student

$2 for the zipper for pouch, fabric scraps for pouch plus $1.00 kit fee for the inset zipper kit.


12-1:30 PM Playing with Selvedges with Anne Brill

Make something fun with your selvedges!  We will play with selvedges and create fabric using these colorful edges, turning them into a small sewing accessory.  In the workshop, we will make a pincushion and you will be given patterns and examples to make other items in the future. 

Supply List:


Selvedges:  Start saving your selvedges now!  Cut them any length but at least 6” long and about 1” into the fabric beyond the selvedge (1 ½ - 2” total width.)  Bring selvedges that you like according to colors or words or both.  Bring some extras to trade with others and I will also have some available for you to use.  You will need 10-20 selvedges to work with.  Press selvedges flat before class.


Backing fabric for pincushion (about 6-8” square) neutral fabric, could be linen or canvas

 Sewing machine

White or cream-colored thread

Sewing tools (scissors, pins, etc)

Cutting mat & rotary cutter – optional

Note:  I will provide crushed walnut shells for filling pincushions.


 2-3:30 PM Finishing Quilts with Facing with Rose Daley

Have you ever made a quilt where you just didn’t like the look of a binding? Where you had a great design already and adding a skinny outline just didn’t quite do it for you? Try facing it instead!

We’ll look at several different techniques for facing a quilt, then you can try them to see which ones you like. If you have a quilt that you want to face, you can pick a technique and get started. Or, if you want to experiment, bring a 10-inch quilt sandwich or two, and a few strips of fabric for facing and try some out.

Supply List:

Two or three 10-inch(ish) quilt sandwiches (2 layers of fabric with batting in between), basted or loosely quilted
- OR -
a small completed quilt to face, trimmed and ready to finish

Several 12” strips of fabric (or strips 2 inches longer than the sides of your quilt), about 2 1/2” wide (we’ll trim these down if you decide you want a narrower facing)

Thread to match your facing

Hand-sewing needles and hand-sewing supplies (thimble, etc.) that you prefer

Pins (I like short applique pins, but any pin will do)

Walking foot if you have one

Blind hem foot if you have one

General sewing supplies: sewing machine, fabric scissors/rotary cutter for trimming, etc.





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