Classes and Workshops

Upcoming Classes and Workshops for all skill levels.

Class Cancellation Policy

The minimum number of quilters per workshop is 10. If less than 10 quilters sign up and pay for a workshop 30 days in advance of the workshop date, then the workshop will be cancelled and quilters will be reimbursed 100% of fees paid.

If a quilter signs up, but then is unable to attend, the quilter must cancel before the 30-day deadline. Beyond 30 days, WMQG is unable to reimburse fees paid. Reimbursement beyond the 30-day deadline will only be given in special circumstances at the Program Committee’s discretion.


If you have any questions about workshops or lectures, please contact Barb Bryson.

MARCH 2019

Karen has over 350 quilts to her credit.  Her personal work has received numerous awards including twelve Best of Show awards, including the 2013 and 2015 Best of Show at the American Quitler’s Association Show in Paducah, Kentucky. She was voted teacher of the year by the PROFESSIONAL QUILTER MAGAZINE in 1997. Her work has been featured in numerous magazines and calendars. She has eighteen cover quilts to her credit  One of her quilts was chosen by Senator Wofford’s wife to be placed on display in the U. S. Capitol in 1992, and another was chosen for the same display in 1993.  She has appeared on Simply Quilts and AQS show American Quilter.  She has been very busy teaching, judging and designing.

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From my studio looking out over a lake in Reston, VA, I draw inspiration for my contemporary wall quilts from the view of nature outside my window every day. Pebbles on the path or currents in water might become part of the texture I stitch into each piece. Color combinations in bird feathers or flowering plants might slip into the palette I use to start my next design.

My abstract art quilts are designed improvisationally without a preconceived pattern, a little bit like jazz music. Each decision about color and shape influences the next and complex blocks repeat like beats of a melody, calmed by irregular plain areas that provide a resting place for the eye.

I travel extensively showing and selling my work in fine art and fine craft shows nationwide, and my work can be found in private collections all over the country.  I am a teacher and author of Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free Motion Quilting, published by C&T Publishing in November 2016. I love to teach! Please open the “Lectures and Workshops” tab on this website for a description of available talks and classes.

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September 2019 - Pam Buda

Pam designs quilts for her company Heartspun Quilts. She is also the creator of the Prairie Women’s Sewing Circle club, which focuses on small reproduction quilts, life in America~ circa 1840-1900, as well as “Make-do” quilts. She now designs fabric for Marcus Fabrics and her first collection debuted in July of 2012. Pam lives in a suburb of Chicago with her husband Ed, daughter Nicole, son Ryan, and their Yorkie, Bella.