Archive for August, 2013

Basic Machine Piecing
Teacher:  Ann Shaw
When:  Tuesdays September 24 – November 19th
Time:  10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost $65.00

 

Basic Piecing by Machine

Basic Piecing by Machine, quilting class

This is a comprehensive beginner’s class in which we make a six block sampler.  Each week a new concept is taught, including strip piecing, half square triangles, flying geese, machine applique, paper piecing, and finishing.  Every beginner should take this class, and it’s also a  great refresher course for those of us who have some experience but have let some of our good habits slide.

 

Please note this is a 7 week course!

 

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Twister Jack
Teacher:  Christine Kryjeski
When:  Wednesday October  9th
Time:  10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost $40.00

 

This Jack-o-Lantern Pattern has a pinwheel twist! Use the ‘lil twister, primitive twister or itty bitty twister to create this fun pumpkin pattern.  Each ruler will make the same pattern, just Twister Jackdifferent sizes.  There’s a trick to the rulers, and you will love it!  Christine even has a trick that will get you two sizes out of the yardage for the larger one!

 

 

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Faceted Jewels
Teacher:  Ann Shaw
When:  Fridays, October 11, 18, and 25th
Time:  10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Cost $50.00

 

Even though this quilt gives the appearance of circles, there are only straight seams!  Although it is complex and a lot of work, this beautiful quilt is going to be everyone’s favorite!Faceted Jewels The example has 18 dark fabrics and 12 light fabrics; although this quilt would look equally well in just two fabrics.  Several ways of getting through the ‘triangle in a square’ units will be discussed.

 

 

 

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Rainy Day
Teacher:  Christine Kryjeski
When:  Mondays, October 21 and 28th
Time:      10:00 AM  – 1:00 PM
Cost:  $40.00

Get more bang for your buck with this pattern, where you make both quilts at the same time!  Learn fusible appliqué techniques making the wonderful umbrella pattern, and use the scrapsRainy Day to make the other 40”x40” wall hanging.  The pattern, by the popular Edyta Sitar, actually includes three different wall hangings.   There are also pre-cut fusible shapes for appliqué available if you don’t want to cut them out yourself.  Easy and Fast!

 

 
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Jewel Box
Teacher:  Ann Shaw
When:  Wednesday November 13th
Time:      10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost:  $40.00

 

This quilt is one of my personal favorites, not only because it is so easy to make, but because of the design! Made up of simple units of half-square triangles and 4 patches, this quilt will beJewel Box sure to give you years of satisfaction.   A piano-key border gives this project a bit more pizzazz.  Simple enough for beginners, but a quick, easy project for someone looking for a gift too!

 

 

 

 
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Japanese Fan
Teacher:  Linda Fike
When:  Tuesday, October 15th
Time:   10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost:   $40.00

 

Japanese Fan

Japanese Fan, quilting class

The Japanese fan is inspired by the traditional fan block, but has eliminated the curved seams and appliqué.  The diamonds add a filigree effect.  This is a terrific pattern for using some of those oriental-type fabrics you have in your stash.   The illusion of curves makes this quilt a stand-out in any arrangement!

 

 

 
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Teacher:  Joanne Witjes
When:  Wednesday October 23rd
Time:      10:00 AM  – 3:00 PM
Cost:  $40.00

 

This dimensional quilt is different and so much fun to make.  When we offered this popular class last semester, everyone’s fabric choices looked great.  Plaids, primitives, bright paste
magic melonsand florals all were successful choices.  Try this fun ‘quilt as you go’ method, use up batting scraps, and end up with an original and excellent quilt

 

 
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New York Beauty
Teacher:  Christine Kryjeski
When:  Fridays, November 8 and 22
Time:   10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost:  $50.00

 

This traditional pattern has been around since the 1800’s and is known by many name
New York BeautyRocky Mountain, Crown of Thorns, Lady Liberty, and others.  While this block has always been considered one of the most challenging, with a few hints and helps, you can combine basic foundation piecing and quilt making skills to make this complex pattern during your lifetime! It is one of the most versatile blocks, and looks terrific in any number of settings! You CAN do this!
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Squedge Tablerunner
Teacher:  Ann Shaw
When:  Friday, November 15th
Time:   10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost:   $40.00

 

A Squedge is a squared-off -wedged ruler, and it’s fun to play with.  This ruler is made by Squedge TablerunnerPhillips Fiber Art Studio, who is well known for making their round quilts using special wedge rulers.  This dynamic and fun project uses 7 fabrics that interplay to appear dimensional.  It’s so much fun to see how this one turns out, I love learning how to use new tools!  Some pre-cutting and pre-sewing will help us get a lot more done in class.  This tablerunner is quite large, measuring 24”x72”.

 

 
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Afternoon Snack Tablerunner
Teacher:  Phyllis Frisicaro
When:  Friday, November 6th
Time:   10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost:   $40.00

 

This fun dimensional tablerunner uses Prairie Points and folded edges to create a quilt-as-Afternoon Snack Tablerunneryou-go table decoration that needs no quilting!  It uses fusible fleece as filler, and goes together quickly.  You should be able to almost completely finish this project in class.  (Well, you should be able to get at least 2/3 done!)

 

 
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