Welcome to our upcoming Guild activities: meetings, workshops, retreats and our guild show. For information about bees, occasional trips, and additional information about programs and events, Members and Non-Members may refer to our Recent Newsletters on the About Us page.
Guild Meeting Time and Location: Guild meetings are held either via Zoom (link will be provided via email) OR from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at St. Philip's Episcopal Church on the first Monday of the month, 730 Bestgate Road in Annapolis. Because of Covid, we are constantly monitoring what is safe for our members.
When meetings are in person at the church, visitors are always welcome! Weather Cancellation Policy: If Anne Arundel County Schools close, we do not meet.
Workshop Time and Location: Workshops are held from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm at the Severna Park Community Center, 623 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. in Severna Park or via zoom.
Workshop Costs for Members: Workshops vary depending on whether they are in-person or via zoom and the length of the workshop. Registration and payment for workshops is required in advance. Some workshops also have a kit fee to be paid directly to the instructor.
Non-Member Registration: If a workshop is not filled one month before the event, non-members may register for a fee of approximately $10 more than members (plus any applicable kit fee to be paid to the instructor).
Upcoming Programs – Fall 2023
Now accepting registration for Fall 2023 classes. All classes are $50 for AQG members and $60 for non-members. Pre-registration required; Payment guarantees your seat in the workshop.
September 11, 2023
Joyce Hughes (joycehughesoriginals.com)
Zoom worksnhop. / 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
“Basic Thread Painting & Techniques”
Yes, you are creative and yes, you can do this on your Domestic Sewing Machine! In this class, students will start with a beautiful panel to create a piece of Art! Students will learn the proper steps of Dimensional Thread Painting. Exploring the various thread selection, setting up the machine for stitching techniques with free motion quilting of zig zag and straight stitching, bobbin work, adding embellishments and overlays. See the fabric come to life as you sew and layer the threads on top of the design. Students will use Thread as Paint-Sewing with the different types of threads and color combinations. Learn how to create interesting texture and dimension to the quilting project.
October 2, 2023
David Sirota (www.quiltmavendave.com)
In-person workshop / 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
“Storm at Sea in 2 or 3 Colors”
The perfect quilt for beginners AND experienced Paper-Piecers alike - It's Paper Piecing for the 21st Century!
Are you curious about paper piecing? Do you and paper piecing already have a love/hate relationship? Do you love the accuracy you achieve, but hate the process of getting there? Well, this class will change that to a LOVE, and kind of an addictive relationship. We’ll be using the versatile, graphic, complex, quite simple Storm at Sea pattern to learn my “No More Tears” © method of paper piecing. Although we won’t be finishing the entire project in class, you’ll have a good start, and the tools you’ll need to finish it at home, in half the time you’d expect from paper piecing. Don’t believe me? You’ll just have to come and see for yourself.
November 6, 2023
Susan Edmonson (www.susanedmonsondesigns.com)
In-person workshop / 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Let’s color and Watercolor on fabric! If you can trace and color with crayons you’ve got this! Using Caran D’Ache Neo Color II Wax Pastels and Textile Medium or Inktense Pencils we’ll create watercolor flowers on fabric. Hand dyed embroidery threads create detail in the flowers for each signature of the book. Many of Susan’s favorite embellishing & embroidery techniques will be covered. Bindings will be hand painted canvas and machine stitched to make construction a breeze after class! These small wall pieces could be framed in a shadowbox frame, or hung with decorative or vintage hangers. There will be a kit available to purchase at the class for $35. The kit will include the PFD fabric for 2 pages, two hand dyed background fabrics, batting, ribbons and needles. You will also have use of Caran D’Ache Wax Pastels, brushes and Textile Medium in class. Threads will be available to purchase during class or on my website. The pattern will be included with the kit fee.
Yearly SPECIAL Events
During the summer months, the Guild hosts informal sew-ins at the regular St. Philips location and time.
Sit N Sews
AQG Summer Sit and Sew dates:
July 2023 — 6:00 - 9:00 pm
August 2023 — 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Saint Phillips Church on Bestgate Rd.
Hope to see you there for our informal
For more information contact Jane Mullenix,
Bring your sewing projects and hang out with other guild members. Show-n-tell is also welcome during these months.
FABRIC FRENZY Bus Trip: March 2024
Each year, the AQG hosts a bus trip to several fabric shops in one day. This is a comfortable coach bus! Please see details above for information on the shops we are visiting this year and how you can secure your seat on the bus. It is a great time! We hope to see you there!
Quilts by the Bay Quilt Show - June 10 and 11, 2023
The quilt show occurs every year during the second weekend of June
Location: Broadneck High School
Lots of vendors, raffle baskets, our famous country store, silent auction and more. Something for every level of quilter!
June Picnic at Sandy Point State Park
An end-of-the year party at an outdoor pavilion closes out our calendar year and celebrates the success of the quilt show and the officers who have served on the board. Look for details as the event comes closer in 2023.
Details from our 2022 celebration:
Come celebrate the holiday season and 40 years of the Annapolis Quilt Guild on December 5, 2022.
We have a full schedule of events, including:
• Collection of donated children’s quilts (15 and under) that will be distributed by the Anne Arundel
County Department of Social Services. AA County serves 2,000 families during the holiday season so
the need is great. Our goal this year is to have (at least) 100 quilts. The quilts should be about 40-45
inches wide and 60-65 inches long. Fleece blankets are welcome as well.
• Fat quarter exchange: Like last year, bring 4 fat quarters in a brown paper bag for a fat quarter exchange
• Tree block lottery: Bring any tree blocks you have made and receive a raffle ticket for each block
entered. We will have a drawing for the blocks towards the end of meeting. The templates and
instructions for the tree block are available on the members only portion of the AQG website.
• Ugly sweater contest. Don your finest ugly holiday sweater and join a parade at the beginning of the
meeting. Sign up and receive a number to display on your sweater for voting purposes. Voting will be
throughout the evening and a prize will be awarded to the winner at the end of evening.
• Slideshow presentation by our historian, Hilke Hoefer, on 40 years of the Annapolis Quilt Guild.
• Show & Tell
• Member vendors are welcome; please let Janice or Debora know ASAP if you want to sell your
homemade goods, so we can plan the space.
We will serve light refreshments and drinks. Feel free to bring homemade desserts or
snacks to add to the table.