Thursday, March 3, 2022

Thread Painting Workshop in April

 Our regular meeting on April 12 evening 6:30-9:00 at South Hills School of Business and Technology (IN PERSON) features a lecture by Joyce Hughes on Thread Painting.  A workshop is being offered on April 13 9:30-4:00 at State College Alliance Church (IN PERSON) for you to learn the techniques of Thread Painting with Joyce Hughes.

Joyce Hughes – Register for April 13 Workshop!
    Following the lecture by award winning thread painting artist Joyce Hughes at the regular evening meeting on April 12, there will be a full day workshop with her to be held at the State College Alliance Church, located at 1221 W. Whitehall Road in State College.  See more about her at her website here.
    The workshop is called “Techniques, Techniques and More Techniques.” From her website, “Eight techniques will be covered and applied to a beautiful panel of a hummingbird on milkweed. You will learn step by step basic instructions for:

1) Free Motion Quilting
2) Dimensional Thread Painting
3) Trapunto
4) Application of Multiple Overlays
5) Various 3D Layering
6) Bobbin Work
7) Blocking and Squaring a Quilt
8) Applying Crystals

    You will see the effects of various techniques and supplies, and how they can create added interest of texture and dimension to a piece of Art!” Everyone in the workshop will be working on the same panel.
    The workshop will begin at 9:30, ending at 4:00, with a 30-minute lunch break.  A supply list will be provided after your registration and payment is received. In addition to a basic sewing kit, you will need a sewing machine that is able to do free motion quilting and work with a zig-zag stitch.
    The cost of the workshop is $25 for members. The workshop fee includes the cost of the required panel. An optional thread kit for $40 will be available for purchase that will have all of the threads for the top and bobbins.  Registration is limited to 20 participants. Please register early, as we will open registration to non-members (non-member fee $60 plus optional $40 thread kit) of the CPQG on March 21.  Please send your check made to Centre Pieces Quilt Guild to:  

Centre Pieces Quilt Guild
 ATTN Treasurer
PO Box 95
Boalsburg, PA 16827 

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Powers at 814-234-1298 or

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