Quilting By the Lake 2024


Wells College Announces It Is Closing. Search for New QBL Venue in Progress

On Mon. April 29, 2024, we awoke to the news that Wells College would close following the end of the spring semester. Today we have confirmed that Wells will not be hosting QBL this summer. As of June 30, 2024, Wells College will officially be closed. This is a devastating loss for the Wells College community and for Quilting by the Lake.

Effective immediately we are searching for an alternate site for QBL 2024. We will post any news on our website. We are working hard to find a suitable location. Stay tuned for updates.

Quilting by the Lake in Aurora, NY!

July 14- 26, 2024

Wells College in Aurora, NY

Welcome to Quilting by the Lake (QBL), a 2-week, internationally recognized quilting event taking place in Aurora, NY, in the heart of the Finger Lakes. This year, we are excited to bring the conference back to Wells College in Aurora, NY, to provide world-class quilting workshops amid the beautiful scenery of Cayuga Lake. Classes will be offered in design, techniques, and surface design to suit all quilting styles: traditional, art, or modern. Join us for five-day classes, lectures, trunk shows, mini-markets, and more from July 14 to 26. Sign up and be part of our special community, treasured for its creative environment and camaraderie.

Quilting by the Lake consists of two 1-week sessions running July 14 to 26. Sessions begin on Sundays and classes kick-off on Mondays. QBL offers five-day classes plus programs throughout the week.


QBL 2024 Faculty:

Session I July 14-19: Helen Geglio, Elin Noble, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, and Sherri Lynn Wood.

Session II July 21-26: Joe Cunningham, Paula Kovarik, Denise Labadie, Joy O. Ude, and Rosalie Dace (online)


QBL in the Finger Lakes will include:
  • Beautiful lake view from every building
  • Afternoon and evening programs, including lectures, mini-mall, show & tell
  • All meals included in housing plans: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Special events, including opening and closing dinners.
  • a LAKE!

Overview of Faculty and Classes

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