Upcoming Workshops

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Quiet Valley holds a wide variety of workshops and special programs throughout the year. Previous workshops have focused on such skills as basket making, spinning, woodcarving, quilling, and seat weaving.  Keep checking back for updates on our current offerings.  All workshops and special programs will be held at Quiet Valley in the Engel Education Center or on the farm. Feel free to reach out to us and let us know what skill or craft you might like to learn!





Traditional Hearth Cooking
Saturday September 25 from 9:30am to 1:30pm

Receive instruction in traditional methods of cooking on a fireplace hearth using cast iron cookware and the coals and heat from the fire. Class will be held in the cellar kitchen of the museum’s farmhouse. Different methods of cooking will be explored. The recipes tried can be adapted for modern day kitchens.

Date: Saturday September 25, 2021
Time: 10:00am-1:30pm
Where: Farmhouse Cellar Kitchen
$30 for QV members and $45 for non-members
Sue Oiler & Tara Burnley


Saturday November 6, 2021 from 10:00am to 2:30pm

$35 for Quiet Valley Members; $40 for Non-members
Registration fee includes workshops and a homemade lunch of soup, bread and dessert. Materials fees apply.

Click here for Holiday Workshop form 2021.

Choose one morning session from
Wheat Weaving – Instructor Karen Wood
Participants will learn the basics of weaving with wheat, a folk art practiced around the world. We will be making a Mordiford, a heart shaped decoration.
Materials Fee: $8.00
Class size: Minimum 2, Maximum 8

Decorative Focaccia Bread – Instructor Carole Geary
Participants will learn the process of making tasty focaccia bread that they will then decorate using a variety of herbs, vegetables and cheeses. This Focaccia can be a seasonal treat or a holiday showpiece.
Materials Fee: $3.00
Class size: Minimum 2, Maximum 6

Homemade Holiday Wreath – Instructor Cindy Lou Morris
Make your Thanksgiving/Fall Holiday Wreath with us. We plan on creating beautiful wreaths from many different materials. We will use some hand-dyed and natural dried flowers, greens, nuts, embellishments & ribbon to complete your wreath. We can guide you along or you can use your creative imagination and run with your own ideas. Let’s discover the history of the wreath as a decoration during this time.
Materials Fee: $6.00
Class size: Minimum 2, Maximum 6

Choose one afternoon session from –
Fun With Paper Marbling – Instructor Ellen Oiler
There is something magical about marbling. Liquid, paint, swirl, paper – amazing! While there are lots of different techniques for marbling, in this class, we won’t take the technique part too seriously. We’ll experiment with different combinations of paint and paper colors to create a or more beautiful, one of a kind note cards. It’s quick. It’s easy. And it’s lots of fun.
Materials Fee: $5.00
Class size: Minimum 2, Maximum 6

Grammy Henning’s Apple Dumplings – Instructor Maryellen Mross
Participants will learn how to make apple dumplings the old fashioned way using a cherished family recipe. This yummy treat will impress even the most skilled baker.
Materials Fee: $3.00
Class size: Minimum 2, Maximum 6

Macrame Plant Hanger – Instructor Meghan Ertle
Macramé is a type of textile created using knotting techniques, as opposed to weaving or knitting. The knots are square and form full-hitch and double half-hitches. The craft required only inexpensive and accessible materials like cotton twine, hemp, leather or yarn, with various beads used to enhance the piece. The first accounts of macramé are credited to 13th-century Arab weavers. We will be making a plant pot holder.
Material Fees: $10.00
Class size: Minimum 2, Maximum 6

All Day Session – 10:00 – Lunch – 2:30
Bobbin Lace for Beginners & Continuing Learners – Instructor Barbara Saltern
Students need to bring a pillow and 24 bobbins which you may buy for $25.00 or borrow from the instructor. Bobbin lace is a technique that has been around since the early 1500”s. It is a type of off loom weaving where the threads are wound on wooden bobbins. Beginning students will make a snowman and start a book mark. Continuing students will either work on a bookmark or an edging that can be attached to a piece of cloth or pillow. The projects are chosen so there is a progression of skills.