East Cobb Quilters' Guild

Programs and Workshops

    • 07/25/2024
    • 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Catholic Church of St. Ann, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta GA
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    Meet & Greet

    Non-Member lecture tickets available now - click on the Blue Register button.

    Join us Thursday evening as we meet David Sirota, all the way from Manchester, NH. David brings his comedic tendencies to the front when talking about his journey as a quilter.

    Through his desire to find a better way to paper piece, he developed a unique method, Sirota No More Tears Paper Piecing. It's paper piecing for the 21st century.

    See David's many videos of hints and tips at his website

    Need a map to the meeting location? Click here




    • 07/26/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Catholic Church of St. Ann, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta GA
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    What Makes A Quilter Tick ?

    Non-Member lecture tickets available now - click on the Blue Register button.

    In this lecture, David combines his specialties, quilting and comedy. As a quilting novice in the '90s, he was drawn to the intricacy and accuracy of paper piecing. Prepare to be entertained as you learn the evolution of David's No More Tears Paper Piecing method.

    The motivation to develop this method is a fortuitous byproduct of his desire, "to get the results, but (not) do the work."  A series of tweaks to traditional methods rewards quilters with painless accuracy from block one to completed quilt.

    For more information about David, and to view his many videos of hints and tips, visit his website

    Need a map to the meeting location? Click here




    • 07/27/2024
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Community Bible Church, 200 Chastain Road, Kennesaw GA
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    Collide-O-Scope

    Tickets on sale to members June 5 (non-mbrs Jun 20)

    In this workshop, David will be showing us his No More Tears Paper Piecing Method.

    This version of an eight-pointed star could be strip pieced, but paper piecing helps you match the center points as accurately as possible, and you don't have to sew an accurate 1/4" seam allowance!

    They all finish to the same size without taking more time to do. Collide-O-Scope is done in straight lines that give the illusion of curves. It's the play of the shapes along with the contrast between light and dark fabrics that makes it happen. Use lots of darks. Choose lights that are all in the same color family

    and have good contrast with the darks. This one is great for scraps.

    Supply list, cutting instructions and template for printing can be found on David's website: Collide-0-Scope | Quiltmavendave 

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    • 08/15/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Online Zoom

    Mark your calendars – Thursday August 15th from 10am-4pm is our next Community Service Sewcial. 

    We will be meeting via Zoom – so no driving required! 

    Sewcials are the perfect way to use your love of sewing to help others and have a fun-filled day with your friends – and this time you can do it from the comfort of your quilting studio! 

    CLICK HERE to register.

    We’ll email the Zoom link to all registrants a few days before the event. 

    You can work on your own project, but we’ll have special pre-cut kits available at the July meeting so that all you have to do is sew – just drop by the CS table and ask for one!  Both the event and kit are free to members. 

    Questions? Email Chris and Jan at communityservice@ecqg.com.

    • 08/29/2024
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, 605 Big Shanty Road NW, Kennesaw GA
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    Find The Value In Your Stash

    Tickets on sale to members July 5 (non-mbrs Jul 20)

    You will leave this workshop with brand new inspiration for your existing stash!  We will let experimentation and chance be our guide. Each student will design their own scrappy quilt using their new color value knowledge. Easy for confident beginners, eye-opening for seasoned quilters.

    Supply List (click on the PDF): BlairStockerStashWorkshopSupplyList.pdf

    Kit: Purchase the Ruby Ruler directly from Blair - Click Here for details

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    • 08/29/2024
    • 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Catholic Church of St. Ann, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta GA
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    Meet & Greet

    Meet innovative quilter and inventor of the Ruby Ruler, Blair Stocker, who believes in using color intentionally as a design tool to add sparkle to your work.

    Non-Member lecture tickets available now - click on the Blue Register button.

    During the evening Meet & Greet, you will see her trunk show and participate in a Q&A.

    Please visit Blair's website

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    • 08/30/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Catholic Church of St. Ann, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta GA
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    Find The Value in Your Stash

    Non-Member lecture tickets available now - click on the Blue Register button.

    Don't you agree, intentional use of color transforms quilts from the mundane to the sublime? In this lecture, Blair will take you through a practical exploration of color value relationships between fabrics in your stash, how to understand it, and more importantly how to use it in your quilts.

    Blair Stocker, inventor of the Ruby Ruler color, value and design tool, is a former textile and apparel designer turned quilter, author, pattern designer and inventor. Her quilts feature unexpected upcycled fabrics, from jeans to ski jackets, and touches of hand embroidery. 

    Her trunk show of colorful quilts  will inspire you to look at new ways to use your fabric stash.

    If you'd like to "meet" Blair prior to her visit, go to Blair's website and scroll to the bottom of the page for a tour of her studio.

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    • 08/31/2024
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Community Bible Church, 200 Chastain Road, Kennesaw GA
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    Starflake

    Tickets on sale to members July 5 (non-members July 20)

    Let’s divide your stash into 3 values and learn the design elements of complex color value relationships as we make the Starflake Quilt.

    Built using only green fabric scraps until Blair got tired of them and switched to pink, it is her most popular pattern.

    We will cover concepts like using the same fabric for different values, how to set design parameters that inspire you, and making consistent design decisions in a complex design like this. Suitable for intermediate quilters.

    Supply List - Click Here

    You will need the Ruby Ruler and Starflake pattern for this workshop - Click Here for details

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    • 09/26/2024
    • 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Catholic Church of St. Ann, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta GA

    Antique Quilt Turning

    Join us for a special treat as we showcase wonderful antique and vintage quilts from our members' collections. Historical colors, patterns and fabrics give insight into the lives and art of the quilters who preceded us.

    Log cabins, Ohio stars, double wedding rings - the classic patterns never go out of style. 

    This program is sure to provide inspiration for your next project.

    Need a map to the meeting location? Click here

    Thanks to Merikay Waldvogel for the title of this event! (Used by permission.)


    • 09/27/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Catholic Church of St. Ann, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta GA

    Antique Quilt Turning

    Join us for a special treat as we showcase wonderful antique and vintage quilts from our members' collections. Historical colors, patterns and fabrics give insight into the lives and art of the quilters who preceded us.

    Log cabins, Ohio stars, double wedding rings - the classic patterns never go out of style. 

    This program is sure to provide inspiration for your next project.

    Need a map to the meeting location? Click here

    Thanks to Merikay Waldvogel for the title of this event! (Used by permission.)


    • 10/11/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, 605 Big Shanty Road NW, Kennesaw GA

    Come to the Community Service Sewcial and use your love of sewing to help others.  Bring your sewing machine, pack a lunch, and spend the day with friends working on Community Service projects.  You can work on your own project or pick up a prepared kit at the Sewcial.  Projects do not have to be completed by the end of the day, so relax and work at your own pace!   We will also demo our newest Community Service projects for anyone that wants a one-on-one tutorial.  It’s sure to be a fun-filled day! 

    As we get closer to this event, you will have the opportunity to register.

    Click Here to download the list of items you'll want to bring. Remember to pack your lunch and drinks…and if you want to bring a snack to share, your sewing friends will love you for it!

    Questions about the Sewcial?  Contact Chris and Jan, Community Service Co-Chairs at communityservice@ecqg.com.

    Need a map to the venue? Click Here

    • 10/24/2024
    • 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Catholic Church of St. Ann, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta GA

    Community Service Celebration

    Each year we dedicate our October meetings to celebrating the work of our Community Service partners and the amazing generosity of our Guild members in supporting our work for them.  We'll have a special program that highlights the quilts, placemats, pillowcases, scent pads, bereavement diapers, flannel blankets, fidget quilts and bead bags – all made with love by our members.

    Need a map to the meeting location? Click here
    • 10/25/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Catholic Church of St. Ann, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta GA

    Community Service Celebration

    Each year we dedicate our October meetings to celebrating the work of our Community Service partners and the amazing generosity of our Guild members in supporting our work for them.  We'll have a special program that highlights the quilts, placemats, pillowcases, scent pads, bereavement diapers, flannel blankets, fidget quilts and bead bags – all made with love by our members.

    Need a map to the meeting location? Click here
    • 12/10/2024
    • 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Catholic Church of St. Ann, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta GA

    Holiday Party

    It’s December, and time to celebrate the holidays with your guild friends!

    Note that we are meeting on Tuesday evening.

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    • 12/11/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Catholic Church of St. Ann, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta GA

    Holiday Party & Annual Meeting


    It’s December, and time to celebrate the holidays with your guild friends! Please attend to vote on guild business, including election of new officers for next year.


    Note that we are meeting on Wednesday morning this month.


    Need a map to the meeting location?  Click here


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