Classes and Workshops


In her lecture, Sue will talk about how quilters employ the elements and principles of design in both traditional and art quilts. The discussion will continue about how line, color, value impact the story our quilts tell. We will also talk about balance, variety, movement, repetition and focal points. You might even recognize a pattern developing around your style. This is a fast-paced trunk-show style lecture. Participants are welcome to view quilts up close after the lecture.

Sue Cortese is a Quilter/Artist who lives in Holland, Michigan.  She started quilting and dyeing her own fabric in 1995.  From start to finish, her work incorporates the many techniques she has learned: dyeing and printing her own fabric, piecing and appliqué, machine and hand quilting, and various finishes.  Her work has been displayed in quilt shows and art museum around the country.  She teaches various dyeing and quilting techniques.  Sue is also a Certified Quilt Judge through NACQJ and a member of the TAFA List.


This lecture is guaranteed to get you hooked on using mirrors to find hidden treasures in your fabrics.  Toby’s presentation will show a variety of ways to fussy cut your fabric using templates and many of the wonderful effects it can create. Afterwards, members are encouraged to play with my mirrors and fabric samples to see for themselves.

Toby Lischko is an award winning quilter, quilt teacher, pattern designer and entrepreneur.She makes commission quilts and free web patterns for many
of the major fabric manufacturers. She also designs quilts and has been published in most of the popular quilt magazine.

Visit Toby’s website at


A Look at Pat’s Collection of Quilt Tops

Everyone has UFO’S stashed away somewhere – wonder if our ancestors simply ran out of time or merely enjoyed stitching quilt tops? Pat Yamin will share the many tops and blocks she has collected over the past 45 years. Be ready to join the fun and make suggestions for finishing unquilted tops. Cameras welcome!

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.