August 22nd  Meeting 7PM – Betty Neff

August 24th Workshop 10 AM – Betty Neff; X-Plus Workshop

September 14th – Special workshop 10 AM – Ice dying with Jeff and Kim. More information on this class is below on this page.

September 26th Meeting 7 PM – 

September 28th Workshop (open, nothing scheduled)

October 24th Meeting 7 PM – Erin Scheetz of Scheetz Sew Creative

October 26th Workshop- Erin of Scheetz Sew Creative – 

November 21st (one week earlier) Meeting 7 PM – Martelli event

November 23rd Workshop (open, nothing scheduled)

December 19th (one week earlier) – Christmas dinner 6 PM and Meeting to follow – 

Unless otherwise noted, our Saturday workshops are held at Pennsdale United Methodist Church, 658 Village Road, Pennsdale, PA  17756, (across from the Country Store building), and typically run 9 AM to 3 PM.

For detailed information about any of our workshops, including seating availability, registration deadline and costs, or to register for a posted workshop, email us:  and include “SVQ Workshop” in your subject line.

Betty Neff Class - August 24, 2019

X-PLUS Workshop                                       

Betty Neff of “Pennsylvania Quilter”

Costs: SVQG member – $20;      Non-members $30

Contact Sue Keller to sign up and pay for this class. Her email address is

X-Plus Block…seems to have originated in Japan. I DON’T THINK SO…we’ll challenge that idea!  Several things will happen with this workshop:

Size of projects and size of blocks will be CHARTED for you:

Want small project, see the chart. Want a sofa throw, see the chart. Want small Block design (4”), see the chart. Want a bed quilt, see the chart.  Get the idea? You can design what YOU want or need.

Fabric can be anything available to you:

Use fabric you have, Scraps, Overcuts left from a project. No need to purchase, please! Let’s use what we now have.  (Optional) Plan to bring “I can part with this…fabric”, for an exchange table. There are gals out there, with minimum stash. I personally don’t know any, but they exist. 

Color and Style of Fabric:

OK, study the fabric in the photo’s I’ve attached. Some are calm, others insane.  There’s a lot of room in the middle…everything works somehow! YOU will design with what you bring to class. Bring a suitcase, if you want.

Close to Aug 1, I will offer a detailed list of materials, block size options, etc. This block is simple once “parts” are prepped.  Design decisions make or break it!

One can walk away from this project…pick up and go again, easily.

But, I forewarn you, this one can be addictive!

Members Only page has the cutting instructions for this class.


Jeff Randall and Kim Hunter will be teaching an Ice Dying class on Saturday, September 14, 2019  at the church.  Class cost is $25. Starting time will be 9:30 am. 

Cost of kit will include Reactive dye kit of 6 colors in either Autumn shades or Basic colors, face mask and rubber gloves and ice.

You can dye 2 to 3 yds 100% cotton fabric, cotton tee shirt and or pillowcases.

Items you need to bring:  2-3 yds 100% bleached white muslin or 100% Kona white cotton. Plastic tub at least 16” x 22” and 4 or 5 gallon zip lock bag.  Bucket for rinsing.

If you have old window screen or small square wire, (chicken wire) to sit over your tub. The wire cannot be large squares. The fabric will sit on top of screen and cannot fall thru screen.

You will not use all your dye. You will have enough left to do more dying at home.

Autumn blend colors are: Tangerine, Turkey Red, Chocolate Brown, Rust Brown, Loden, Eggplant

Basic colors are:  Sun Yellow, Red, Blue, Black, Leaf Green, Purple

Sign up sheet at next meeting and prepay so kits can be ordered. Or you can contact Jeff Randall, 570-560-1955 or Kim Hunter 570-873-3070.