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Basic Skills Classes

The talented members of the Moonlight Quilters of Sonoma County share their skills in four classes each year.


These classes are FREE to members!


These fun and informative classes are held at various locations.


Classes cover such topics as:

  • applique: machine or hand

  • machine piecing or quilting

  • specific block patterns

  • techniques

These workshops are a fun way to get to know your fellow MQSC members, learn a new skill, or brush up on something you haven’t done for a while.

Upcoming Basic Skills Workshops

To sign up contact Karen Mansergh (Basic Skills Coordinator) or send her email directly.


June 8, 2024 - Community Quilt Sew Day!.  Lots of room for you and your sewing machine.  This will be a community quilt sew-a-long, with Dena Harding leading the way.  More information to follow.

August 24 ,2024 - PAPER PIECING FOR BEGINNERS AND INTERMEDIATES- Learn the basic skill of paper piecing. Karen Mansergh will be the teacher for this class, showing us how valuable and versatile paper piecing can be.  She will also give us a tutorial in using freezer paper piecing.  More information to follow, including supply list.

Previous Handouts  

Pyramid Pin Cushion or Catnip Toy - Alys Hay

Key Fob Wristlet - Katina Repp

Four Flying Geese Instrutions - Norma Jean Edwards

Faux Piping Binding - Mary Flynn

Snap PouchPam Brown

Minimalist Design Exercise Karen Bolan

Catch That Drip!Marilyn Lira - (Tissue Packet Cover with Wine Glass Variation)

Top Stitched Curves - Linda Lampson - Polka Dots and Posies website

Braids in a Nutshell - Denise Ragozzino

Machine Binding - Trina Jahnsen

Y-Seams - Karen Bolan

Tee Shirt Dust Mop Head - Marilyn Lira

Crazy Geese Borders - Linda Lampsen

Mitered Binding with Multiple Colors - Alys Hay

Two Methods to Make Awesome 1/4" Borders - Robin Dieter

Free Motion Quilting - Karen Bolan 

Designing A Great Quilt Border - Joanne Thomas & Trina Jahnsen

Four Flying Geese Units From Only 2 Squares - Mary Flynn

Quilt-As-You-Go Log Cabin Potholders/Hot Pads - Gina S-Calhoun

Constructing Fabric Postcards - Karen Derrick

Tumbling Blocks - Karen Bolan

Bindings - Deb Gomes & Lline Woodall

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