Upcoming Events

Broaden your q-horizons and find out what’s new in the world o’ fiber by attending an upcoming regional or national quilt show. Where else will you find such excitement, inspiration and energy (plus great treats to buy)? You know you want to!


May 3 – 8, 2015 LaConner, WA

Creativity, Curves and Yukata Cottons with Patricia Belyea

The Experience – Hands-on learning in historic La Conner

Start with an intro evening, then four full days with Patricia, and wrap up with a final morning.

Workshop includes morning instructions, lessons throughout the day, a fabulous Welcome Dinner, catered lunches, a Farewell Breakfast, and 24-hour access to the Workroom. Plus a daily group presenation at 4pm and a curator tour of the local quilt museum!

Workshop is limited to 12 participants. Cost $950 per participant

Includes 20 yards of yukata cotton to use in class or to take home ($320 value)


Not fade away


July 17-19 Herndon, VA

Quilt Alliance  Not Fade Away: Sharing Quilt Stories in the Digital Age is a one-day conference presented by the nonprofit Quilt Alliance for all who care about documenting, preserving and sharing the stories of quilts and their makers.








When Textiles Talk, A Quilting Exhibit
July 8 – August 28, 2015

This juried exhibition includes quilts from members of Rebecca’s Reel Quilt Guild in Middletown and the Beach Plum Quiltmakers of Ocean County.  Historically, quilts have been made to convey emotions, record events and to evoke memories; to greet or say good-bye; to sell or raffle for charity; to celebrate, to commemorate or to comfort.  The need to communicate requires quilters to express themselves for the same various reasons as other artists. Each quilt in this exhibit is accompanied by a story card explaining the artist’s vision or motivation.


Sunday, September 13 – Friday, September 18, 2015  La Conner, WA

Iterative Experiments with Fabric

Led by Luke Haynes with Patricia Belyea

The Experience – A Collision of Modern and Traditional

Work with de-constructed clothing, push past preconceptions in quiltmaking and challenge yourself with new fabric configurations, abstract and improvisational piecing, and novel directions in your design process.

Start with an evening together, then dive into four full days with LUKE, and wrap up with a final morning.

Workshop includes daily instructions, lessons throughout, a fabulous Welcome Dinner, catered lunches, a Farewell Breakfast and 24-hour access to the Workroom.

Workshop is limited to 14 participants. Cost $950 per participant


2015 Quilt Retreat with Joe Cunningham & Patricia Belyea

Session 1: Sun, November 8 – Fri, November 13 – Theme: Pattern as Metaphor

Session 2:  Fri, November 13 – Wed, November 18 – Theme: Folk Ways

Location:  Saint Andrew’s Retreat House, 1.25 hours from Seattle WA

Five nights on the Hood Canal! Morning instruction, lessons through-out the day, evening programs, 24-hour access to the workroom, chef-prepared meals in a remarkable setting. +learn more

$1,375 per participant  / Double Occupancy
Reserve your space for $250

Please note: Last year the Retreat sold out by the end of March. This year, 75% of alumnae re-signed up. Seven spaces remain in Sesssion 1 and nine spaces in Session 2.






Got a quilt show or creative festival you’d like to post in the GenQ Community listings? Just send your information to melissa@generationqmagazine.com and we’d be glad to include it.