Retreats & Workshops

In keeping with our purpose to promote and advance quilting through the education of our members and the public, AQG offers programs through the monthly meetings, Friendship Groups, and workshops. Non-members are welcome to attend.  

For a complete list of all of the activities visit AQG’s Calendar of Events page.

By Debra Malone-Reeves

NEW DATE: Saturday, June 29, 2024
Time: 12:00 to 4:00 PM
Place: Fabric Fanatics
Address: 910 W Parker Rd. Ste 325
Plano, TX 75075
Cost: $40

During this workshop, we will assemble the “Necessary Clutch Wallet.” I am so excited to share with my fellow Guild members how to make this wonderful wallet/clutch purse. It may look daunting, but it goes together so smoothly and much easier than it looks like it should. I have everything ready for you, all you have to do is stitch it together. We’ll have some snacks and make a party out of it! I’m looking forward to getting to know each of you better in this informal setting. If the date change does not work for you, I don’t want you left out, we can get together in smaller groups at my home to make it.

A kit has been prepared that includes:

  • Pattern from Emmaline Bags:
  • All pieces of the fabric that are cut, interfaced, and ready to sew.
  • 2 Zippers for the pockets (Don’t panic, I will show you a quick and easy way to install these)
  • All Bag hardware, including a ‘Handmade’ tag so you can show off your beautiful wallet.
  • Strap hardware if you would like to add a shoulder strap or wristlet.

Here is the list of supplies you need to bring for the workshop:

  • Sewing Machine.
  • Needles – Microtek size 80/12 – 130/705.
  • Thread – Light Tan – a little darker than off-white.
  • Don’t forget your bobbin.
  • Regular foot and a zipper foot if you have one.
  • Water Soluble Erasable Marking Pen OR Chaulk pencil. Don’t stress if you don’t have one of these as I will bring extra.
  • Turning tool, such as a ‘purple thang’ or whatever you use to poke our corners.
  • Scissors to trim fabric. If you have pinking shears, bring them.