Programs – Speakers / Workshops

Meetings are held at Bethany of Montclair, 9950 Monte Vista Ave, Montclair, CA 91763 

Fourth Thursday of the month with the workshop the Saturday following

           All Workshops are being held at the YMCA in Upland,  located at 1150 E Foothill Blvd,  Upland, CA  91786 , unless there is a scheduling concern for the YMCA.   If a class has to be changed, we will contact all parties to let them know, by email and adding notifications on Facebook. 

Classes start at 9:30  and end at  3:00.  Please bring your lunch, snacks or drinks. 

 January 25, 2024 Board Trunk Show and Show us your Road Work and Goodies




 February 22, 2024 Business Meeting:

Budget Approval

New Bylaws Introduction

UFO Awards

Opportunity Quilt Raffle

March 28, 2024


250 Years of Quilts, History & the Women that Made them


Esther’s Stars 03/30/24

This pattern is taken from an 1880 quilt and looks crisp in two colors but is also great in any fabric selection. Traditional blocks redesigned to remove many seams to make a smoother, flatter quilt. One unique ruler for crisp star points and perfect 1” square in a square blocks every time. 48”x48”


April 25, 2024         Best Tips for Precision Piecing

4/27/2024         Precision Piecing with All Stacked Up

Fine tune your precision piecing skills and learn tips and tricks for fast and accurate half square triangles while making this fun and easy to piece quilt.   Clever positioning of your blocks make this quilt look complicated but it is so easy to piece and goes together in a breeze! Choose one of the three sizes below to get started on in this fun and relaxing workshop!

May 23, 2024     Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard

Bake Sale/Membership Drive

Thursday May 23, 2024

6:30pm to 9pm open to public


Entry Free, Bring Friends

Guild members and guild will be selling all kinds of quilting/sewing related items at reduced prices, yardage, precuts, blocks, kits, books, supplies…


Raffle Tickets available for Serger and Opportunity Quilt

Bake sale

Show and Tell –

Anyone even guests, any quilt related items

Membership Drive

 Join for reduced price for the remainder of 2024 $25

Interested in our Guild Come check us out

Meeting location:

Bethany of Montclair, 9950 Monte Vista Ave, Montclair, CA 91763

June 27, 2024   Dresden Dance Lecture 


6/29/2024 Jellyroll Split Blade Dresden 

 This class will teach students the new Modern way to Piece a Dresden Plate Block using Anelie’s  piecing method of Stitch-n-Flip. This Technique gives quilters a choice to Appliqué or not and removes the difficulty of getting the Dresden to lay down flat. In addition, the designs made in class will incorporate the “Split Blade” design. Students will be surprised as to how easy the cutting and piecing technique is. Split Blades are one of the most popular designs from my Patterns and Book “Thoroughly Modern Dresden.” Students will also learn several Border techniques which includes Putting Borders on without measuring, Pieced Dresden Border, and “Peaked Top Dresden Border.” Students will have a variety of design options to choose from.

July 25, 2024  Candy Glendening                 

My Journey from Traditional Art Quilter


7/27/2023 Free Motion Machine Sketching

When I started teaching free motion quilting, I finally sat down and made something to make it easier: a sampler book with a small page of each quilting motif I wanted to illustrate. I used grommets and book rings to assemble it so I can change out the page order. It’s been amazingly helpful, something I wished I’d done YEARS ago!

 Free Motion Machine Sketching

 When I’m sketching, I am purposefully retracing my steps and trying to miss on purpose; this took some practice after years of trying to follow lines exactly.  What I’m trying to emphasize here is that although I’m using a machine, the process is still created by my hands! I love the beautiful imperfection of a strong line that is created by drawing it over and over – it’s just my pencil is an electric sewing machine.

 This page on my website contains an order form for packs of hand dyed fabric that they could use while taking the class. This way I’ll have the colorways that people want available as I don’t usually dye a lot to sell.


August 22, 2024 Potluck….

September 26, 2024  Kristie Naranjo

Scrappy Applique Lecture 

Kristie Naranjo

Hello, my name is Kristie Naranjo and I’m a quilt teacher certified in teaching the Scrappy Appliqué technique developed by Shannon Brinkley. My main goal in sharing my love of quilting with others is to help them feel confident and comfortable to do anything with the skills they currently have. I believe everyone has potential, and I love unlocking that by helping each person tap into the creative side they may not realize they have.

9/28/2024 Scrappy Applique Workshop

Scrappy Appliqué is a raw edge applique technique where you collage scrap fabrics to create your applique piece. This method was developed by Shannon Brinkley, an international speaker, author and designer. 

The process is quick, fun, simple to pick up, and every level of quilter will enjoy it whether a beginner or advanced. 

October 22, 2024  

Charity Sew

November 21, 2024? Round About  

December 12, 2024? Holiday Party  

May 22, 2025  Susan Nash

Collage Lecture with Trunk Show


24/2025 Collage Workshop


Collage quilting is like a combination of a jigsaw puzzle and paper dolls!  Select bright, cheerful, and whimsical fabrics to create a new artistic design infused with your own personality!


Learn to create visually dynamic collages.  What tools and tricks are used to properly assemble multiple layers of fabric to achieve a seamless look.


There is no patchwork or sewing done until the very end when you are securing the layers.  Develop your “editing” eye and there is no limit to what you can create on your own.