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Workshops will be held in the Trini Mendenhall Community Center located at 1414 Wirt Road, Houston, TX 77055.

For more information on 2018 workshops contact:
Peggy Palzkill--

We have an exciting, varied lineup of workshops for this year. They are geared for quilters of all levels. A beginner will not be lost, and an advanced quilter will learn or refresh a new technique and pick up (or contribute) tips. Everyone will talk, laugh and sew in an atmosphere of fellowship.  We have 8 Wednesday workshops the day after the night meetings, and 3 Saturday sessions this year. I ask every member to support our programs and workshops and make suggestions for future speakers and topics.

All of the workshops are at cost, which is generally $35.00 for members and some have a pattern or supply fee in addition to the workshop fee. I look forward to seeing you there! 

Peggy Palzkill

Scroll down for info on workshop policies, tidbits and lunch options.


Pam Holland
Painted Quilt - Thread and Ink.

This is an interesting pattern, a new technique and a fun quilt to make.

This quilt looks like a painting and Pam will teach you how to achieve this effect.  We will paint with thread.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 9 AM to 4 PM
Trini Mendenhall Community Center
1414 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055
Members $35 plus $35 Kit Fee; signups begin May 18
Nonmembers $45 plus $35 Kit Fee (starting June 20 if space is available)

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Peggy Martin               Sailor’s Delight

Sailor’s Delight is a simplified Mariner’s Compass, sewn with octagon wedges and no circles! Learn to sew this fun and easy block with Quick-Strip Paper Piecing, an assembly-line method of paper piecing on strips. A variety of settings and projects will be presented in class, using one block or multiple blocks, including wallhangings, table runner and placemats. Block patterns provided in class

Saturday, August 18, 2018 9 AM to 3 PM
Trini Mendenhall Community Center
1414 Wirt Rd Houston, TX 77055

Members: $35.00 plus $4 Pattern fee [includes patterns to sew on in class and master pattern]
Nonmembers: $45.00 plus $4 kit Pattern fee (starting July 18 if space is available)

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Latifah Saafir                            Molehill

With classic shapes and modern quilt construction Molehills Quilt is a great class to perfect your curved piecing techniques. Learn Latifah’s pinless piecing technique for curves and make a bold quilt in your choice of sizes. There are many variations for this quilt that will allow you to let your own voice shine! This quilt looks fabulous in any fabrics so feel free to raid your stash or use it as an excuse to go shopping!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 9 AM to 4 PM

Members: $35
Nonmembers: $45 starting August 17 if space available

All class participants must purchase a pattern online prior to class or you can purchase at the evening meeting on September 18.

Email  for more info and to receive a 20% discount code for the pattern. 

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Workshop Policy:


  1. A workshop must be paid when a member signs up
  2. Money will be refunded if a workshop is cancelled or changed by the guild or the teacher.
  3. Money will also be refunded if a vacant spot can be filled by a paid waiting list member.
  4. Funds for guild activities shall be deposited upon receipt with one exception. Workshop checks shall be deposited upon completion of the workshop.
  5. Registration for workshops opens at evening meeting three months prior to workshop.

Additionally, I ask that you please pay for multiple workshops with separate checks. Otherwise your check will of necessity be deposited on the date of the earliest workshop. Correct change is appreciated.

For more information or to register for workshops, please contact: Peggy Palzkill 


All weekday workshops for the Quilt Guild of Greater Houston are held the third Wednesday of the month following the third Tuesday evening meeting.  Saturday workshops are held the third Saturday following the third Friday morning meeting.

All workshops are from 9 am until 4 pm located in the Trini Mendanhall Community Center unless otherwise noted. We offer the workshops at cost to the members which is usually $35 for members and $45 for non-members. Please date checks the date of the workshop. Checks are not deposited until the day of the workshop.

Please arrive a few minutes before 9 am to set up so the instructor can begin promptly at 9 am. Please bring the required supplies from the Instructor's supply list, basic sewing supplies, your machine in good working order, and your machine manual.

We break for lunch around noon for 30 minutes. You are welcome to bring a sack lunch and join others in the classroom or go to a nearby restruarant.  Please bring a bottle of water or drink with a lid so spills do not happen.

The most important ingredient – Have Fun!



Bag Lunches from Words & Food LLC

All lunches are $8 and include a sandwich, a side salad and a cookie.


The Green Chicken Salad consists of an 8 ounce tub of green, no mayo chicken salad, a side salad and a freshly baked cookie.

All sandwiches are on seeduction wheat bread.

Farm fresh egg and basil salad
Lemon basil chicken salad
Old fashion pimento cheese


SALAD Option - served in 8 ounce container

     Green (no mayo) Chicken Salad

There is a soft drink machine in the kitchen, coffee is always made daily

 - please make a donation in the donation jar.


Sign up at the workshop table.  Your lunch and utensils will be delivered to you at the workshop.


Past Workshops

Karen K Stone                         Wild Women Don’t get the Blues

Patchwork, wonderful color, and wild friends at sea - what could be better? Paper-foundation piecing Karen’s original way - streamlined and efficient. Also, individualized interpretive color talk. Pattern pages provided.

Saturday, May 19, 2018
9 AM to 3 PM
Trini Mendenhall Community Center
1414 Wirt Rd
Houston, TX 77055

Members: $35  OPEN NOW
Nonmembers: $45 (Sign up for nonmembers April 19, if space available

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Modern Machine Quilting with Christa Watson 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
9AM to 4PM

Trini Mendenhall Community Center
1414 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055

Members $35 FULL
Non-Members $45 Wait List


Take your quilts to the next level by adding depth and dimension to your designs.  The secret is learning to let go of perfection by creating asymmetrical textures that require little to no marking of the quilt.  Unleash the potential of your domestic machine by utilizing both free motion quilting and walking foot techniques.  Practice on pre-basted fabric and batting samples, or use up left over quilt blocks.

Note:  Please be sure you know how to use your sewing machine and switch out your feet.  Unfortunately, we won't have time in class to troubleshoot your machine.

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Andrea Brokenshire


Facebook page: AMB Fiber Art and Design



March 21, 2018

9AM - 4 PM

Jim & JoAnn Fonteno Senior Education Center
6600 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77074

Members: $35 + $35 Kit Fee

Nonmembers: $45 + $35 Kit Fee

Signup begins:

January 16 for members
February 20 for nonmembers if space available

Painting on Silk: Coneflower

Come play with me for the day and learn my techniques for painting on silk. Learn how to create a pattern from a photograph and then paint your flower using acrylic paints. Project size is 11” x 17”.

$35.00 kit fee
, payable to

Brokenshire, which includes the
handout, pre-primed silk and paints.

Supply List



Workshop February 21, 2018
9 AM to 4 PM
Memorial Drive Christian Church
11750 Memorial Drive
Houston, 77024
Members $35/Non-members $45
Scrappy Applique - Simple, Flexible, Fun

Learn how to take tiny scraps of fabric and turn them into gorgeous appliqué pieces using Shannon’s signature technique– Scrappy Appliqué. It is quick and simple to pick up, yet allows for a lot of creative possibilities. It is a perfect workshop for quilters at a variety of skill levels. Shannon has had students who are brand new to quilting and have been terrified to try appliqué, and students who have been hand appliquéing for 30+ year. They all have a ball and learn a lot in the class. 

Since the Scrappy Appliqué process is the same despite the template chosen, each student chooses their favorite template/pattern, and we go through the whole process together. Every student's project is totally unique, and it is so much fun to see what everyone creates!

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Workshop January 17, 2018
9 AM to 4 PM
Trini Mendenhall Community Center
1414 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055
Members $40/Non-members $50
Artful Log Cabins (line and grid)
Katie Pasquini Masopust

The log cabin block is so very versatile; we will use that as the basis for creating linear abstract art quilts.  Start with a painting or photograph, crop that to a strong personal composition, overlay a grid, this can be an even grid, an uneven grid, curved or random grid, this linear drawing is laid over the inspiration photo or painting to become the map.  Then log cabins made up of the colors found in each unit of the grid will be constructed and then put together to make the quilt.  Emphasis on composition, variety, color, value and visual pathways.  

Please join us for a day of fun and creativity!

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Paula Barnes
November 15, 2017
Mendenhall Community Center
1414 Wirt Rd.

After Quilt Festival, and before the holidays, we will be doing a beautiful, simple quilt with Paula Barnes. She makes wonderful civil war quilts with traditional patterns.  Next festival will feature blue and white quilts and this one would be ideal!  Just sayin…It's a great way to relax a bit after the flurry of festival and before the busy holidays. It's our last workshop for the year, so let's party!

There will be raffles for prizes, bring  a snack, bring your sense of humor!  Learn with the best, party with the rest! 

Saturday – August 19

Gilbert Muniz
Simple Shisha Embroidery
A technique only workshop

Sue Nickels
Machine Quilting the Applique' Quilt
July 19, 2017
9AM to 4 PM

In this workshop explore the options for quilting the appliqué quilt. Outline, echo quilting and designs to enhance this quilt type will be explored. Stipple quilting for the background areas will be covered as well as other interesting options. Also, see what can be added within the appliqué shapes to enhance the quilt. Surface embellishments will be introduced to add interest and texture to the quilt. Students will work on two practice appliqué blocks to learn these techniques. If you love appliqué and have always wanted advice on how to quilt your quilt, this is a perfect workshop for you.

Sue Nickels Supply List

Melinda Bula Workshop
Bird of Paradise
June 21, 2107
9AM to 4PM

Isn't this gorgeous?? June's workshop is with Melinda Bula. We will be making this pattern, using our fabric choices. Even with the enviable stashes we have, this will no doubt stretch our abilities to compose and deal with value and hue. So ladies, visit Melinda's website and copy the color chart for this pattern. Visit your stash and share amongst your friends. We are up for this!

Supply List

Color Chart for Fabric

Michelle Watts Creative Chaos
April 19, 2017
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Students will get a quick overview of Zentangle® and get to create a small tangled creation during the first hour or so of class. Then we will move on to Creative Chaos.

Unleash your creativity as you work on a one of a kind work of art. No previous drawing skills needed. With simple guidelines, you will be able to create a wonderful stain glass quilt without using bias. There is nothing to match, no quarter inch seam allowances to fret over. You can’t do anything wrong! It’s complete creative freedom.

You can choose to work with a single color family, batiks, solids, or prints. This can also
be a stash reducing project by simply using fabrics from your stash.

Through some very simple exercises, you will learn how to draw your own design. You can also choose to use one of Michelle’s abstract (pictured below), heart, star or circle designs. You will work on a single block that can be a pillow or the beginning of a large quilt or wall hanging.

I will also have Butterfly Beauty pattern available for purchase. It is $9.00. (Pictured above)

We will discuss project options, finishing techniques, quilting options, color ideas, embellishments and design options. Projects can be raw edge applique, machine or hand appliqued.

Unleash your creativity and come experience creative chaos!

$5.00 Zentangle® kit fee required.

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Another Nut House
March 22, 2017

Laura Wasilowski brings her unique set of skills and humor for a day of fun!

Kit Fee is required $25.00
Class is $35.00 for members and $45.00 for non-members

Recreate an image of your home, The Nut House. Learn fusing techniques like pattern transfer, bias weaving, and making it up as you go along. Learn how to add hand embroidery and bind your small art quilt too. Pattern templates are provided, but you will provide the fun and imagination. Bring your Nut House to life with a kit of beautifully hand-dyed fabrics and threads.




Trini Mendenhall Community Center

1414 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055

Our own Dot Collins will be teaching us to make this beautiful kaleidoscope Dresden plate. It's a beauty! It's a Saturday workshop, especially for those of you who have trouble getting to Wednesday workshops. Please come enjoy this day with us and come away with this elegant beauty!

Cost is $35 for members/$45 for non-members

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 Tips and Tricks in the Studio

Mendenhall Co
mmunity Center
1414 Wirt Rd. Houston, TX 77055

Heidi Pridemore, who has a quilt on the cover of Nov/Dec issue of McCall's Quilting magazine, will teach us how to set up a sewing space, plus attaching a sleeve and binding by machine! (very handy for our upcoming show!). AND! We will start creating the beautiful quilt that is pictured. Her class will include many tips that will benefit experienced and beginning quilters alike. Join us for a fun, informative day!

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