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El Camino Quilters 2024 Workshops Overview


Register now for classes online or at the Guild meeting.  All classes are limited to 20 people, so don't wait to register for workshops!  Your spot is reserved once payment is received.  Pay at the guild meeting or by mailing a check to Carrie Suggett 2632 Luciernaga Street, Carlsbad, CA  92009.  Make your check payable to El Camino Quilters.  All classes are $55 for ECQ members and $75 for non-members.


January 10, 2024   

Join Anne Sonner as she teaches about family history quilts incorporating “Photo Transfer”.  Ever wonder how to add photos to your quilts?  This is your chance to learn from Anne Sonner! 


Anne Sonner – Family History Quilts

Photo Transfer Workshop

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

You won’t want to miss Anne’s Photo Transfer Workshop!  In preparation for her workshop, you will email your photos to Anne and she will print them on fabric for you.  During this workshop you will learn how you can do this at home.  

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Included with the workshop is one sheet, per person, of photos transferred onto fabric.  8 ½ x 11”.

If you would like additional sheets of printed photos the price is $10 per sheet, 8 ½ x 11”, payable to Anne on day of workshop.

Pictures that have good contrast and high resolution are best. On one page one large image can be printed or two 5 x 7" images. Smaller printed images are also possible, but detail will be lost on fabric if they are too small.

All photos must be emailed to Anne at least two weeks prior to class so she has time to do any needed photo-editing, including any enlarging or cropping you may request, and to print them with pigment inks.  If you are emailing multiple photos you may need to email them one at a time.  

Photo Email Deadline is December 27, 2023

Other supplies needed:

Basic sewing supplies


Fabric of your choice for quilt design of your choice.  


March 13, 2024

Pam Hadfield will be sharing her “Crazy Christmas Trees” workshop.  In this class you will make the table runner which gives you all the skills needed to make the larger quilt.  Don’t miss this fun class!  Only a few spaces left!



April 10, 2024

Linda Ballard will be joining us and teaching her beautiful “Family Reunion” quilt.  The pattern is the all-time favorite Bear Paw, but the construction of the quilt will be something quite different from what we all know.  Come ready to learn new techniques!



June 12, 2024

Do you love Orange Dot Quilts booth at Road2CA!  I sure do!  Come and learn “Free Motion Quilting” from Dora Cary of Orange Dot Quilts!  You will learn how you can FMQ on your home sewing machine!



July 10, 2024

You won’t want to miss Mary Tabar’s workshop “Water Color Strip Quilts”!  This lovely strip quilt is made from only three floral fabrics and one border fabric.  Students will make different fabric strip stratas and cut half square triangles to design and create their own version of this quilt.  There are dozens of possible layouts!



August 14, 2024

“Fantabulous!” is this month’s workshop being taught by Colleen Granter!  Fantabulous starts with a 10” square pack of 40 pieces.  Combine those 40 pieces with 40 pieces of background fabric and let the games begin!  Freezer paper templates are used to cut the fabric, no special rulers!  Then mix and match to create a fabulous fan type quilt.  There are several layouts to try or create your own.



October 9, 2024

Come and join Jan Krentz as she teaches her “Love That Lonestar” workshop.   Make a basic, traditional Lone Star quilt with Jan’s foolproof techniques!  Be adventurous with brilliant color or use this design as a “stash reducer” to incorporate those favorite fabrics on the shelf at home.



November 13, 2024

Swan Sheridan is coming to us from Tuscon AZ and will be teaching us her beautiful quilt “Popped Color”!  Popped Color is an applique and piecing pattern.  If you love applique, you are sure to love this class!