march, 2020

20mar9:30 am4:00 pmFriday, March 20 - Ann P. Shaw - Chicken Challenge - CANCELLED Due to COVID-19 CrisisInstructor: Ann P. Shaw

Event Details

Both Ann Shaw workshops, March 20 and 22, have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Crisis.  The Guild will issue full refunds to all registrants.  Contact for further information.

Appropriate level:  Confident Beginner to Advanced.

Chicken Challenge. Chickens have often found their way into the quilt world — small wonder given the astonishing variety of plumage in chicken breeds. Among the most memorable poultry quilts are the charming chickens and roosters (and turkeys and ducks) created by Ruth McDowell ( Join us in poultry piecing to celebrate these barnyard wonders! 

Ann Shaw’s quilts are inspired by favorite photographs, family events, and various professional collaborations (e.g. the primate quilts). All of these quilts use paper piecing techniques to create an abstract interpretation of the photo or object — be it car, plant or animal. Based on the design and piecing techniques of Ruth McDowell, these designs take traditional patchwork a step further through the use of unexpected fabric choices. In this class, you will select from several patterns to create a wall hanging. A brief discussion introduces the methods and techniques of freezer paper templates. You will then prepare a freezer paper template for your pattern and begin the process of selecting fabrics for your design. We will also discuss sewing methods and sewing order to complete your wall hanging.

Supply List

Find Ann at (click on each link):    Website      


Workshops are open to both guild members and non-guild members. Because the cost of the workshops is subsidized by members’ dues, non-members are asked to pay an additional $15 per workshop. Non-members will be able to register for all 2020 workshops after December 1, 2019. Workshop registration policy.

Members: $75 + $2.50 credit card processing fee

Non-Members: $90 + $2.90 credit card processing fee

Online registration is available for members; non-members should contact Brenda Rigdon, V-P Programs, at to register or be placed on the waiting list. (If you prefer to write a check and mail in your workshop registration, please download our printable form.)

See the complete GAAQG Workshop Registration/Refund Policy for more information.


Contact our VP-Programs.


(Friday) 9:30 am - 4:00 pm


at Washtenaw Community College Campus

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