Gudrun Erla

Gudrun Erla, the designer and owner of GE Designs, was born and raised in Iceland. She started quilting at the age of 23. After owning and running quilt shops and designing patterns in her home country, quilting brought her to Minnesota in 2003. Since then Gudrun has been designing full time, publishing patterns and books in Chanhassen, MN. 

Gudrun loves to take traditional ideas and put a little bit of a modern spin on them. Her “quilt as you go”  projects and patterns for precuts have been very popular, with easy to follow instructions and quick assembly and finishing. All her patterns are geared toward today’s quilt makers, easy and innovative with a modern touch. She has published patterns and books on strip quilts for years and designed the best selling Stripology ruler with Creative Grids as well as the Stripology Squared ruler.

Find out more about Gudrun at: https://gequiltdesigns.com/

Meeting

Quilts of Iceland

May 21, 7PM

Join Gudrun on a journey through her home country of Iceland as she beautifully documented in her new book Quilts Of Iceland .

Workshop

Lupine and Aurora

May 22, 9:30AM-4:30PM

Focus is on two different projects from the book Quilts of Iceland, using fat Quarters and the Stripology ruler.

Quilts of Iceland Book available in class.

Supply list

Workshop

Emma and Roxanne

May 23, 9:30AM-4:30PM

If you are a 10″ square or a strip-piecing fan, this class will teach you innovative techniques using Stripology rulers (or regular rulers).

Pattern $10, available in class

Supply list

Gudrun shares some tips on how to increase the accuracy of your piecing:

Workshop Policies

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

  • 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. The non-member price for workshops is $55.00 for full day workshops and $35.00 for half day workshops.
  • No seat in any workshop is reserved until payment has been received.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to class to set up and be ready for class to start.
  • 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.
  • For full day workshops, one hour is included for lunch, which is the responsibility of attendees.Most venues will allow you to eat in the classroom, and some venues have a refrigerator available.
  • For full day workshops, one hour is included for lunch, which is the responsibility of attendees.Most venues will allow you to eat in the classroom, and some venues have a refrigerator available.
  • 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.