Pam Buda

Secrets of Professional Quilters Revealed (lecture and trunk show)

Thursday February 21, 2019

Join Pam as she shares her insights and secrets she’s gathered over many years of teaching. Everything from alternative piecing methods and tips to hints related to every aspect of quilting.


Friday February 22, 2019 – “Star String Quilt & Pincushion”

This quilt was featured in Primitive Quilts magazine and on the cover of their 2015 Calendar. This is a scrappy quilt featuring a variety of scrappy Saw tooth Star blocks. The blocks are paper pieced in the center. Make the quilt or the matching pin cushion!

Star Strings Pattern is $5, available the day of the class.

Class Length: Full Day

Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm Please arrive at 9 so you can be set up and ready to go by 9:30am.

Supply List: Download here

Cost to Members and non-members: $45 plus $5.00 pattern available day of class.

Location: Arlington Heights Library





Saturday February 23, 2019 – “Settlers Puzzle”

In this class you’ll learn Pam’s best tips for making perfect half square triangles along with saw tooth borders that fit! This quilt looks difficult to make but is actually quite easy to put together. Pair two high contrast fabrics together to get a stunning quilt! Settler’s Puzzle Pattern is $5.00, available in class.


Class Length: Full Day

Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm: Please arrive at 9 so you can be set up and ready to go by 9:30am.

Supply List: Download here

Cost to Members and non-members: $45 plus $5 pattern fee (pattern available in class)

Location: Rolling Meadows Library


To sign-up for workshops please stop by the Programs Table at all Guild Meetings or contact our Programs Chair at



  • Workshops are reserved for NSQG Members each new fiscal year, from June through the first of October. After October 1st, non-members may register for workshops anytime, providing there is an opening. NSQG members pay $45.00 for full day workshops and $25.00 for half day workshops.

  • No seat in any workshop is reserved until payment has been received.

  • Please come early enough to be set up for the start of the class. Doors will open at 9:00 AM; class begins at 9:30 AM unless otherwise indicated.

  • Be prepared. This includes having all items on the supply list, sewing machine in good working order, and basic sewing supplies. It is also a good idea to bring an extension cord, power strip, a small iron and an ironing surface that may be shared with other students.

  • If you need to cancel your attendance in a workshop, you will receive a full refund only if your spot can be filled.

  • Lunch is on your own. Most venues will allow you to eat in the classroom which means you can brown bag it. Some venues have a refrigerator available. An hour is built into the class time for a lunch break, which is flexible and could affect the end time of the workshop.

  • Cell phones should be silenced during class. If you need to make or take a call, please exit the classroom.

  • Visitors are very distracting to the teacher and other students, and should not be in the classroom.

  • If you know you have to leave class early, please try to sit in the back of the classroom.

  • In consideration of others, please refrain from wearing perfumes.