January 2020 Classes

Basic Quiltmaking

Level: Beginner
Instructor: Toni Owens
3-part class
Saturdays, January 11 & 18 and February 1, 10:00am to 2:30pm
Cost: $65
#108161

This is a 3-part class specializing in individual attention
and hands-on training. In this class, you will learn the
basics on how to straighten fabric, properly use a rotary
cutter and ruler to cut strips to make your first quilt blocks,
and how to master that ¼” seam used in quiltmaking. In
addition, we will learn to make various fundamental quilt
blocks often used in both traditional and modern
quiltmaking. This class does not cover binding or
quilting.

Learn Needle Punch

Level: Beginner
Instructor: Ruth Dibble
Friday, January 24, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Cost: $25
#108200

Needle Punch or Punch Needle is a modern take on a vintage craft that first centered around rug making. This class will provide you with a simple project to begin your journey, teach you how to load your needle, hoop your project and pick out threads. Ruth offers lots of tips and techniques to be sure that each project is a success.

December 2019 Classes

Placemat Bag
Level: Beginner
Instructor: Eve Murphy
Monday, December 2, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Cost $15
#106393     Click here to enroll

What else do you get when you combine one quilted placemat with one zipper? A totally cute zippered pouch perfect for serving as a cosmetic bag, toiletry bag or traveling sewing bag. This bag would make a perfect gift for anyone on your Christmas list!

 

Placemat Tote
Level: Beginner
Instructor: Eve Murphy
Thursday, December 5, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Cost $15
#106394

What do you get when you combine one quilted placemat with one zipper? A really cute and easy zippered bag with a clear project pouch so that you can tell what is in the bag. Use this bag for keeping all your supplies together for a specific project you are working on. This bag would make a perfect gift for anyone on your Christmas list!

 

Folded Christmas Ornament
Level: Beginner
Instructor: Kathy Spivey
Saturday, December 7, 12:30am – 3:30pm
Cost $15
#106395

Learn how to make an origami-style Christmas ornament using fabric instead of paper! Kat will teach you how to make a folded ornament that has a “window” that can showcase a motif on a fabric or even a picture that has been transferred onto fabric. You will become addicted to this no-sew ornament technique made with Christmas fabric or a theme fabric to make the perfect gift!

 

Sashiko Bag
Level: Beginner
Instructor: Toni Owens
Monday, December 9, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Cost $15
#106396      Click here to enroll     Click here for Supply List

Sashiko is a style of Japanese Folk Embroidery. It was originally used to darn or repair worn areas of garments.  Sashiko means “little stabs” and refers to the small running stitches used in this form of needlework. Come learn from Toni how to use this beautiful Japanese stitching technique to decorate a holiday bag for you or a gift bag for a special friend.

 

Quilt-as-You-Go Table Runner
Level: Beginner
Instructor: Toni Owens
Tuesday, December 14, 9:30am – 3:00pm
Cost $15
#106397

Just in time for Christmas, piece and quilt a beautiful table runner for your holiday table. This easy technique takes 2½” strips, batting, backing and binding, and finishes in just a few hours.

 

 

November 2019 Classes

Mama Llama
Level: Beginner
Instructor: Jill Banta
Thursday, November 7, 9:30am – 5:00pm
Cost $45
#106387

Who doesn’t love a llama, especially a Mama Llama? This is a great class to get creative. Go on the wild side and design a wall hanging for yourself or a friend with these adorable Mama and Baby llamas. Learn how to create the collage quilt by creating a working template and using the fusible applique technique that Jill has mastered.

  

Pickle Dish
Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Joan Privott
Friday, November 8, 9:30am – 4:00pm
Cost $25
#106828

The Pickle Dish pattern in a timeless pattern. Today’s modern designers have put a modern twist on it and made it current. Whether you would like to do an old-fashioned Pickle Dish pattern or a modern one, join us for a day of learning.

The class sample is from Kaffe Fassett’s book QUILT ROMANCE. The class will take you through all the steps of paper piecing the arc and sewing the melons and corner pieces. By the end of class, you should be well on your way to piecing your very own Pickle Dish.

 

Improv Bag
Level: Beginner
Instructor: Eve Murphy
Saturday, November 9, 9:30am – 3:00pm
Cost $35
#106829

The improv is in the patchwork design of this handy bag that has a nice, wide handle for hanging on your arm. Come make this cute improv bag using the quilt-as-you-go technique. There are two sizes to choose from: Medium 16” wide x 15” high x 4” deep or Small 11” wide x 13” high x 3” deep.

 

Applique – the Next Step
Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Dianne Lee
Friday, November 15, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost $35
#106831

Are you feeling comfortable with your basic hand applique skills? Are you ready to perfect the points of your leaves, make those skinny stems look real, make those roses look realistic? Then this is the class for you. Join Dianne and learn these finer skills from one of our best!

 

Scalloped Baskets
Level: Beginner
Instructor: Eve Murphy
Saturday, November 16, 9:30am – 3:00pm
Cost $35
#106391      Click here to enroll     Click here for Supply List

Want an easy-to-make scalloped basket to help organize your sewing room or any other room in your home? We will use pre-cut scalloped Craf-tex squares to make a pretty fabric basket for your storage needs. The basket will be made 12” x 12” square and 3 ½” deep using leftover 2 ½” jelly roll strips or you can cut your own 2” strips to use.

 

Beginning Hand Piecing
Level: Beginner
Instructor: Gigi McEver
2-part class
Friday, November 22 & December 13, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Cost $35
#106392    Click here to enroll     Click here for Supply List

Hand piecing is one of the most relaxing ways to sew. It’s easy to bring with you in carpool lines, waiting rooms, or just to your favorite chair. It also makes it as easy as pie to match points – that is an added bonus! You’ll learn the basics of marking lines, sewing seams, pressing, and matching points.

The pattern we will use in class, Falling Charms, is designed for charm packs, but you may cut your own squares if you choose; either option is fine. One sample I will show in class is made with 2.5″ mini charms, which would make a fun table-topper.

Note: There will be some fabric cutting required before class. If you need help with that, please let me know.

 

Fussy Cutting Workshop
Level: Beginner
Instructor: Kathy Spivey
Saturday, November 23, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Cost $5
#106826    Click here to enroll     Click here for Supply List

Fussy cutting is very popular right now. We will go over a variety of techniques for fussy cutting your fabric for use in piecing, applique, and especially English Paper Piecing (EPP). We will cover what fabrics work best for fussy cutting and will practice creating a simple EPP sample that you can take home. This would be an excellent class to take if you are planning on taking any of our EPP classes (such as Lucy Boston or Brimfield Meadows & Blooming Star). Fussy cutting will take your blocks to a whole new level.

Note: Fabric and template kit must be purchased from the instructor at the time of the class for $5 (this is in addition to the cost of the class).

 

Brimfield Meadows and Blooming Star

Level: Intermediate (Basic EPP skills required)
Instructor: Kathy Spivey
Saturday, November 23, 12:30pm – 4:00pm
Cost $20
#106388     Click here to Enroll     Click here for Supply List

Kim and Nisha of Brimfield Awakening hit the jackpot with their ingenuity and creativity when they spotted an old quilt at the Brimfield Antique Show in Massachusetts, recreated the quilt’s block using English Paper Piecing (EPP),the Brimfield block was born and Brimfield Awakening was off and running full speed. Since then, they have released many more EPP blocks based on Brimfield vintage quilt finds. We will be constructing two of their newest blocks – Brimfield Meadows and Brimfield Blooming Star.

Brimfield Meadows is an extremely versatile block and we will go over many of the variations that have been created and shown on Instagram, including the very clever Poinsettia block – you can then pick which variation you would like to make in class. Brimfield Blooming Star has just been released and we will also create one of these blocks.

In this class, we will briefly review how to create templates, use already made acrylic templates, and then focus on layouts, creating straight and curved EPP pieces, and sewing them together using the shapes necessary to create the two blocks.

 

 

 

 

October 2019 Classes

Posh Santa

Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Kathy Spivey
Saturday, October 19, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Cost $30
#106367     Click here to enroll

Santa Claus is coming to town in a stylish way! In this class, learn how to use the Mini QCR (Quick Curve Ruler) to create the curved edges of Santa’s cap and beard, as well as how to sew those curved edges together easily. We will also discuss ways to up-class this 28”x38” quilt using fancy quilting and a variety of embellishments. Once you learn how to use the Mini QCR, there are many patterns and books out there that use this very versatile and unique ruler.

 

Frosty Frolic Vintage Sack

Level: Beginner
Instructor: Toni Owens
Tuesday, October 22, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Cost $20
#106384     Click here to enroll

This adorable embroidered wool sack is ready for Holiday Fun. Frosty is dressed in a vintage hat ready for skating on the pond. Hang him on your mantle and fill with surprises or from a door filled with garland. You will learn how to embroider the shapes to the sack fabric and sew the sack together to finish it off.

 

Beginning Hand Applique

Level: Beginner
Instructor: Dianne Lee
Thursday, October 24, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost $30
#106825     Click here to enroll

Dianne Lee (Appliqué Addict) will share her love of this fine hand needlework technique. She will share how to select fabrics to create texture & eye-catching visual interest, and how to layer pieces to reduce bulk. In the class, you will learn how to make thin stems, smooth curves, sharp points, circles and V’s. By the end of class, you will be looking for items to appliqué! This class is a great way to use up scraps and Charm Squares.

 

Judy Niemeyer Quiltworx Sew Day

Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Jackie Holcomb
2-day class
Friday & Saturday, October 25 & 26, 9:30am – 4:00pm
Cost $90
#106385     Click here to enroll

Have you started a Judy Niemeyer Quiltworx pattern in one of Jackie’s classes and need help to finish? Have you purchased a Judy Niemeyer Quiltworx pattern and have no clue how to even begin? Judy’s foundation paper-pieced patterns are technically more difficult and are for a more experienced quilter. But Jackie, being a certified Quiltworx instructor, can help with any and every step of making these striking quilts.

 

Easy Top & Tunic

Level: Beginner
Instructor: Mary Edwards
2-part class
Mondays, October 28 & November 4, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost $25
#106827     Click here to enroll

Do you love to sew or are you just learning how and want a break from a quilt? Want to make something cool for a friend or for yourself? Christmas is just around the corner and a sweet top made with gorgeous quilt fabric would make a perfect gift! Come learn garment construction and make this quick top in one of three lengths, sizes XSmall to XLarge.

 

September 2019 Classes

Beginning Hand Embroidery

Level: Beginner
Instructors: Toni Owens
Friday, September 20, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Cost: $10
#106358      Click here to enroll     Click here for Supply List

Would you like to learn the art of Hand Embroidery? In this beginning class we will start with the basic stitches; back stitch, running stitch, chain/lazy daisy, French knots and the fern stitch. A pattern will be provided with this class.

 

Fussy Cutting Workshop

Level: Beginner
Instructor: Kathy Spivey
Saturday, September 21, 11:30am – 1:30pm
Cost $5
#106824       Click here to enroll     Click here for Supply List

Fussy cutting is very popular right now. We will go over a variety of techniques for fussy cutting your fabric for use in piecing, applique, and especially English Paper Piecing (EPP). We will cover what fabrics work best for fussy cutting and will practice creating a simple EPP sample that you can take home. This would be an excellent class to take if you are planning on taking any of our EPP classes (such as Lucy Boston or Brimfield Meadows & Blooming Star). Fussy cutting will take your blocks to a whole new level.

Note: Fabric and template kit must be purchased from the instructor at the time of the class for $5 (this is in addition to the cost of the class).

 

Lucy Boston

Level: Beginner
Instructor: Toni Owens
Saturday, September 21, 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Cost $10
#106362     Click here to enroll      Click here for Supply List

Lucy Boston was a British novelist who also loved to make quilts. Her most famous quilt pattern is Patchwork of the Crosses. With the resurgence of English Paper Piecing in popularity, this quilt pattern and others using the original cross block, now known simply as Lucy Boston, are showing up at shows and on many quilters’ bucket list. In fact, a Lucy Boston won best of show at the COQG Quilt Show this summer.

In this class, you will learn how to create templates, create EPP pieces, and sew them together using the shapes necessary to create the Lucy Boston block, while also becoming familiar with the various designs that use this very versatile block.

 

Geranium Dress

Level: Beginner
Instructor: Mary Edwards
2-part class
Mondays, September 23 & 30, 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Cost $25
#106359     Click here to enroll

Have you ever wanted to learn to sew a little dress for your daughter, granddaughter, niece? This beautiful dress is perfect for a beginner wanting to gift a precious little one with something handmade. Start now and the dress will be ready for spring and Easter. In the first class, you will learn to read a pattern, fit the pattern to the size you need, and cut out the garment. In the second class, you will sew the garment together and learn about how to do the basic finishing touches and embellishing.

 

Collage Quilting

Level: All
Instructor: Jill Banta
Thursday, September 26, 9:30am – 5:00pm
Cost $45
#107063     Click here to enroll

Jill will help you get started on the collage of your choice or help you to finish one you have started. Come learn some tips and Jill’s favorite techniques, including fusible applique. We have many Laura Heine collage patterns to choose from if you are starting one from scratch.

 

Beginning Quiltmaking

Level: Beginner
Instructor: Toni Owens
3-part class
Saturdays, September 28, October 12 & November 2,  9:30am to 3:00pm
Cost: $65
#106047      Click here to enroll      Click here for Supply List

This is a 3-part class specializing in individual attention and hands-on training. In this class, you will learn the basics on how to straighten fabric, properly use a rotary cutter and ruler to cut strips to make your first quilt blocks, and how to master that ¼” seam used in quiltmaking. In addition, we will learn to make various fundamental quilt blocks often used in both traditional and modern quiltmaking. This class does not cover binding or quilting.