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Second Saturday Skill Builders

The Second Saturday Skill builders class in April has been cancelled due to the coronavirus.  No word on whether it will be rescheduled.


What:  Two-hour, hands-on classes on a variety of topics taught by volunteers from the Guild.

When:  Second Saturday of February, April, June, August, and October from 10 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 3 pm

Where:  White Bluffs Quilt Museum, 294 Torbett Street, Richland, WA

Cost:  $5.00 per session at the door - no prior registration is required.  A $5.00 donation to White Bluffs is suggested if you would like to join us for a soup lunch.


Date Time Skill Instructor Content
4/11/20 10:00-12:00 Improv: Cutting & Seaming Gentle Curves Laurel Sutton

Piece like an artist!  Follow in the footsteps of Jean Wells, Rayna Gillman, and Cindy Grisdela.  Practice ruler-free cutting and slow-ish stitching with careful pressing; create some ripply slabs and arrange them asymmetrically across a pillow top, placemat, or table runner. 


  • Your rotary cutter & mat (or borrow from White Bluffs)
  • Your sewing machine & supplies (or rent from White Bluffs)
  • 1/2 yd of solid/read-solid in your favorite color
  • Scraps or stings to coordinate (prints large or small, plaids, stripes, even orphan blocks)*

*I'm ready to share my own accumulation of schnibbles & bits - they're sorted by color.

4/11/20 1:00-4:00

Color: Messing Around/Mixing Fabrics

Laurel Sutton

The principle here is expressed by Roberta Horton: "I love fabric, so quilts made with a lot of different fabrics give me more to look at, more to love.  I am forced to read the entire surface of the quilt to find all the variety in the fabric patterns and colors.  It's sort of like a treasure hunt."

We'll talk a little color language, but the Travelling Patches will let you play around with personality and scale as well.

Bring friends!  More people/opinions make this interactive workshop merrier and more instructive.  You'll solve a suite of problems (like 'baby coming'!  Choose fabrics for a navy nursery).  There are no wrong solutions.