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From entertaining concerts and shuffleboard tournaments to engaging lectures and children’s programs, Lakeside Chautauqua has a variety of opportunities for your family vacation this summer. Browse the monthly or daily calendars and search the event list to plan your visit to Lake Erie. The calendar changes frequently, so check back for updates to the programming schedule.

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Lakeside Quilt Workshop


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Anyone with a passion for quilting is invited to join Sharon McConnell, a pattern designer and teacher, for a two-day quilt workshop in Lakeside.

The "Classic Curved Quilts" Workshop will begin at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8 and end by 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. It will focus on elements of curved pieces, hand applique and reserve piecing. Featured pattern choices include “whimsy garden” and “eclipse,” and participants can choose which pattern to make.

McConnell has spent her entire life watching her mother and grandmother quilt but didn’t take it up until college graduation 17 years ago.

“Quilting became something my mom and I did together as she taught me,” said McConnell. “I realized early on that I liked creating my own designs rather than following patterns.”

She also enjoys the entire process of making quilts, from choosing colors and fabrics to trying new piecing techniques.

“The creativity in quilting makes it such a rewarding hobby, and I love teaching others from my experiences,” McConnell said.

McConnell teaches classes at Quilt Beginnings in Columbus, Ohio. Visit for more information.


Registration includes lunch both days, plus one quilt pattern. To participate, complete the Lakeside Quilt Workshop Registration Form.

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Purchasing a Daily, Saturday or Season Chautauqua Pass includes admission into Lakeside Chautauqua and all shows in Hoover Auditorium, plus additional benefits. A separate "ticket" is not necessary to attend a Hoover show. As always, children age 12 and under and guests over age 90 are always free. Parking is an additional charge. Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes may be purchased online at or upon entering the gates of Lakeside. Please allow two weeks for online processing. There are no reserved seats for Hoover shows; seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. Present your Chautauqua Pass upon entering Hoover Auditorium.

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