Classes and Workshops

Upcoming Classes and Workshops for all skill levels.

Class Cancellation Policy

As of August 2018, 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.

MAY 2018

Norma was greatly influenced by the warm utility quilts which kept her family cozy through long, cold Minnesota winters., of course, course were scrap quilts made by the women in my family. This is still the kind of quilt she is consistently drawn to.

Norma loves the culture of quilting – women coming together to create something of beauty for their homes, and at the same time sharing hopes, dreams, recipes, gardening tips, and soul sustenance.

Norma loves to create, design and work with fabric. She considers her quilts to be her legacy; they will help to tell her life’s story. And because she also loves inspiring, beautifully written words, they often find their way into her pattern packets and her quilt labels.

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JULY 2018

Schoolhouse Event and Membership Drive All in One!

Along with all of the regular shenanigans, like food, games, food, fellowship, more food, and our annual garage sale, you can expect more fun activities at your Summertime Event. Here’s the current scoop…

If you are a member of the West Michigan Quilters’ Guild and you have an interesting quilting technique that you would like to share with other members of the guild, then we have some exciting news for you!

Feel free to reach out to one of the board members below with questions, comments, or to volunteer.

Summer Event & Publicity Committee
Nancy Roelfsema |
Michelle Sheler |
Adrienne Wilson |


After working in a medical laboratory and chemical research lab for many years, Lenore decided to pursue art as a full-time endeavor. Creating art is her dream job. She now walks up to her attic studio, and plays with fabric and fabric paint as a “job”! Currently, she is teaching her fusing/fabric painting technique, using her patterns, plus other techniques.
Lenore’s fabric art combines her love of France, French architecture, and flower gardens, along with her passion for color and realism. The texture and warmth of the fabric itself, along with fabric painting, give the art an impressionistic feeling that only this medium can produce. She invites you to explore the many lovely possibilities using this unique technique.

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Award-winning quilter, Kari Schell is a pattern designer and Electric Quilt expert. She loves assisting other quilters draft the quilts of their dreams using Electric Quilt software. Her online training has made learning how to unleash the power of Electric Quilt accessible to all owners of EQ7 and EQ8. Her wildly popular Easy Peasy technique provides a combination of 10 minute video lessons and written instructions to address your learning style and make using Electric Quilt a joyful experience.

Visit Kari’s website