250 JPGSave the date! September 12 & 13, 2015: ELIQG will be exhibiting quilts in the barn and demonstrating quilting techniques! Modern, traditional, all styles of the genre. Please stop by!

The Hallockville Fall Festival and Craft Show is a North Fork tradition! Come celebrate the rich folk arts and agricultural traditions of the community in a true old-fashioned country fair atmosphere. This is Hallockville’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and it is made possible through the generous support of community partners, volunteers, demonstrators and visitors from far and wide.

The Festival features family-friendly activities to spend the day enjoying including:

  • Over 50 craft and artisan vendors selling locally handmade items
  • Craft demonstrations and displays including rug hooking, basketweaving, quilting, woodcarving, decoy carving, woodworking, and more!
  • Tractor Pull and Show by LI Antique Power Association
  • Model Railroad from Railroad Museum of LI
  • Live music
  • Children’s activities and games
  • Livestock display and farm animals
  • Local food and beverage vendors




Friday, October 2, 2015, Shannon Shirley’s Eclectic Mix Trunk Show:  I will share with you my quilts since 1989 and some of the lessons I have learned along the way.  I started as a mainly self -taught traditional quilter, machine piecer and hand lap quilter. Over the years I started taking technique classes to understand how quilters were creating the wonderful art quilts I was seeing at shows. I have always been eclectic in other areas of my life and quilting is no different. I now use any technique from my toolbox to achieve the end result…a beautiful unique quilt.

This is my most popular trunk show because it shares some of all the styles of quilts I make! Quilts inspired by children’s artwork, incorporating vintage needlework, art quilts, traditional…there is sure to be something to interest everyone in your group.

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Shannon was interviewed by Pat Sloan on American Patchwork & Quilting Radio on August 3rd! Here’s the link!  http://www.creativetalknetwork.com/.  


Visit Shannon’s website to get inspired!  www.onceinarabbitmoon.com

Shannon is an artist, teacher, speaker, author and an award winning quilter from Woodbridge, VA.  She grew up in an  Air Force family and moved throughout her childhood. She fondly remembers hand sewing classes at the village school she attended in England. She has lived in Northern Virginia since 1974. After high school she received an Associates degree from The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. For a number of years, she worked in the merchandising and display fields for Woodward and Lothrop in Virginia. Shannon has three grown daughters who are all creative in there own right. Art in just about any form has always inspired her. In most areas of her life she has eclectic taste, and likes change and variety, so it seems only natural that her quilting is eclectic as well. She uses a wide variety of techniques and materials, whatever seems to suit the project at hand. Her parents gave her a Bernina 1130 in 1989 and it is still her machine of choice. Shannon enjoys both traditional quilting and art quilting. She prefers to design original quilts, working from the stash she has collected over the years. Letting the projects evolve as she works, one common thread in her art would be mixing a large variety of printed fabrics.

Shannon has been teaching professionally since 2006 and loves working with students of all ability levels. She particularly enjoys when she is able to help someone overcome a stumbling block of some kind. She looks forward to hearing from her past students and seeing their quilt projects.

Location: Southold Town Recreation Center, 970 Peconic Lane, Peconic, 7 PM. $5.00 guest fee at the door.


IMG_0243_JPG_600x600_q85Saturday, October 3, 2015, 9:30 AM – 4 PM, Southold Town Recreation Center, 970 Peconic Lane, Peconic, NY, $50: Shannon Shirley’s Bottles and Blooms Workshop

You can have a bit of Spring all year round after creating this cheerful wall hanging. During class we will work on making the bottles and blooms and then you can choose whether you want to have a hand or machine quilted background or maybe even a piece of a vintage cutter quilt.

In this workshop I will share with you the techniques and tools I used to create the pattern for my Bottles and Blooms quilt, inspiring you to create patterns from your own collectibles. We will use interfaced turned appliqué to make the basic bottles. We will then add details with Inktense watercolor pencils and hand embroidery. The blossoms are made using a variety of techniques to create variety and interest in the blooms. Some of the blossoms are turned, some are trimmed with pinking shears and some have rick rack, beads and embroidered embellishments. The stems are made using bias strips. After all of the parts are finished you can appliqué them to your choice of pre-quilted backgrounds. Shaped facings will be discussed as an option for finishing your quilt.

This workshop is open to all levels of quilters. It is not hard…it is a little fiddly and time consuming. Come join us and give it a try, I think you will enjoy the results!

For more info or to register, see our website at www.eliqg.com/eliqg-workshops.



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