Upcoming Workshops

   Last Year at the Outdoor Brick Bake Oven

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!


Thursday January 21st from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Have you ever wondered how people made soap in the past? Join us for our soap making workshop to learn about both modern and historical soap making practices! You will make two kinds of soap to take with you — our traditional lard soap and a more modern scented soap.
Participants must be at least 15 years old. Please message us or call the office to register.
Cost: QV Members $45.00; Non-Members $60.00

Instructor: Tina Matauic

Cabin Fever Workshop 2021
Saturday March 6, 2021
Registration at 9:30am
$35.00 QV Members, $40 non-members
Cabin Fever Flyer

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Bobbin Lace
This bobbin lace class is for beginning and continuing students. Beginning students will work the bookworm and diamond bookmark. Beginning and continuing students will work the diamond bookmark and whole stitch star from the last class.

Barbara Saltern
Materials Fee: $20.00 to purchase or free loan. Supplies may be borrowed or purchased for $20. Continuing students will need 10 additional bobbins.
Maximum Participants: 6 People

An Easter Medley

Join us to learn about some Easter Folklore and traditions. Dye eggs using natural dyes and decorate them using traditional methods. Make an Easter or spring card using the Iris fold method.

Janet Mishkin, Debra Seip, and Sue Oiler
Materials Fee: $5.00
Maximum Participants: 6 People


Needle Felted Bee Skep

Instructor: Jillian Depete-McMahon
Materials $15.00 (includes a needle felting pen, needles, foam mat and wool or $5 materials cost for wool only) Minimum age 15.
Maximum Participants: 6 People



Assorted Bagels and Biscotti

Instructors: Carol Geary
and Maryellen Mross
Materials Fee: $7.00
Maximum Participants: 6 People



Sweet Bunny Painting
Come to the farm & paint along with Cindy Lou. We will learn some trivia about the Easter Bunny during our session. We will paint a beautiful Sweet Bunny on the front cover of a real book.   After painting your bunny, we will blow dry them & give them a top coat to preserve your masterpiece! There are various painting techniques which Cindy Lou will be teaching you during your session. Your finished project will be something to be cherished for a lifetime & you will want to display your creation immediately. Please wear appropriate clothes for painting as all paint used cannot be washed out of your clothing.
Instructor: Cindy Lou Morris
Materials Fee: $4.00
                                                   Maximum Participants: 6 People


Preparing for Spring Gardening

Saturday, March 13th from 10:00-2:30 (with a 1-hour lunch break)

The class will investigate the basics of gardening. Taught by Gary Oiler, a gardener for over 70 years, we will look at soil preparation and testing for nutrients and recognizing symptoms in plants for lack of nutrients. We will investigate what seeds can be saved for next year and how to select seeds from catalogs. Planting seeds for indoor growing in preparation for warm weather and garden planting will be considered, as well as how to recognize and control insects and diseases of various vegetables. Terms to be discussed will include annual, biennial, perennial, hybrid, and open pollination. Hands-on activities will include planting seeds, transplanting indoor plants, and conducting a germination test.

Date: Saturday March 13, 2021                                                                  
Time: 10:00am to 2:30pm, with a lunch break
Bring your own lunch; Coffee, tea, and water will be provided
Rain or Shine
Cost: $30 for QV Members and $55 for non-members.