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Workshop General Information/Locations

.  Workshops are usually held at the Norman P Murray Community Center Juniper room, 24932 Veterans Way Mission Viejo.  Workshops run from 10:00 AM - 4:00PM.   Please arrive at least 15, but no more than 30 minutes early to set up your workspace.  After the workshop chair helps the speaker and sets up the classroom, she will be happy to help you if you need assistance.  

Remember to bring your lunch/drink/snack for the LIMITED lunch break time.

Workshops registration starts approximately 3 months before the workshop date.  Only BCQG members can sign up during the first month.   (You can email MaryKay Fitzpatrick for workshop status).  See workshop description for more specifics. 

 Registration fee for members is $35. Non-member fee is $60; non-members contact MaryKay Fitzpatrick to register.    Workshop description in the newsletter includes additional material/supply fees due to speaker.

You may cancel and receive a refund if you let the workshop chair (MaryKay Fitzpatrick) know by email at least 45 days before the workshop.  After that time, you will only be refunded if there is a person to fill your spot from the waiting list.  We will issue a refund check after payment is received from the replacement for your spot.

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June 14, 2024 Workshop - Portraits in Quilts with Jack Edson
10 am - 4 PM at the Norman P. Murray Center, Juniper Room
Member Registration opens March 14, 2024

In this class, we'll explore Jack's effective approaches to incorporating portraits into quilts. Participants will have the opportunity to select from the below curated set of seven historical photos provided by Jack and gain insights into his unique techniques. It's important to note that, due to the time constraints of this 6-hour class, personal images or photographs from students will not be accommodated.


Saturday - July 13, 2024 Workshop
The Magic of Fabulous Faces

Jean Impey
10 am - 4 PM at the Norman P. Murray Center, Juniper Room
Member Registration opens April 11, 2024

Join us for an exclusive workshop led by our very own Jean Impey this July 2024!  Jean will be unveiling her unique methods for crafting enchanting portraits, infused with whimsy and charm. Learn the secrets behind her "double quilting" techniques and watch as your creations spring to life before your eyes.

Dig into your stash of scraps and fat quarters and discover the magic of transforming them into captivating faces, each with its own intriguing story. Just like Lays potato chips, you'll find it hard to stop at just one! Don't fret if you're new to sewing – Jean's guidance will leave you astonished at the masterpieces you'll produce.

Prepare to unleash your creativity as you fashion 2 to 3 portraits in a single day. Here's what you'll need to bring:

  •        Background fabrics for your portraits (fat quarters are ideal)
  •        Assorted scraps and fat quarters to add depth and character to your faces.
  •        Novelty fabrics for unique touches (ever thought of using train motifs for hair?)
  •        Basic sewing and cutting tools, including rotary cutters, scissors and pins.
  •        Glue Stick (essential for the process) – opt for Elmer's Washable School Glue Sticks, the purple-colored ones available at office supply stores.
  •        Optional: quilting and finishing supplies for those eager to complete their projects in class

Jean will walk you through quilting and finishing techniques, though many participants prefer to work on these aspects at home. The choice is yours! 

Registration opens April 11 and you can sign up online or email MaryKay Fitzpatrick or click here to register online. Non-members welcome to register via email as of May 11, 2024