Quilting by the Lake

Quilting by the Lake (QBL) began in 1981 as a four-day quilting conference in Cazenovia, NY, and has grown into a two-week, internationally recognized quilting event attracting over 200 participants from around the country and overseas. From the beginning, QBL recruited some of the most innovative and legendary quilters to teach, and that tradition continues today. Classes are offered in design, techniques and surface design. No matter what your style – traditional, art, or modern – all quilters are welcome.

Quilting by the Lake consists of two one-week sessions running July 18 to July 29. Sessions begin on Sundays and classes kick-off on Mondays. QBL offers 2-Day, 3-Day, and 5-Day classes, and programs throughout the week, including lectures, trunk shows, mini-markets, and a gallery visit to the Schweinfurth Art Center.

Many of our participants have been attending QBL for 10, 15 or over 20 years. One of the longest running quilt conferences in the country, QBL continues to be a special community treasured for its creative environment and camaraderie. In addition to classes, the sessions include lectures, trunk shows, and other activities. A highlight of each session is the final Class Show & Tell program on Friday night. The evening is always punctuated with humor, and includes raffle drawings and a faculty apron auction to benefit the QBL Scholarship Fund.

The atmosphere at QBL is friendly and casual, and participants enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY. Facilities are modern, accessible, and air-conditioned. Housing is in single rooms in suite-style dorms with 4-5 people per suite. Meals are served in the campus cafeteria. Register here.

View the recorded Zoom meeting with our Faculty & Staff announcing the 2022 program


Jul 18 - 29 2022

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Schweinfurth Art Center
205 Genesee St. Auburn, NY 13021

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