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Are you an applique lover – or would like to become one?  The Quilter’s Market is delighted to announce two new machine applique classes – and a new bee – developed just for you!  All are welcome…beginners, more advanced, or somewhere in between.  Come join us!

QUILT DIVAApplique Bee

Got an unfinished machine or hand pieced appliqué project? Want some company? Come spend a Sunday afternoon working and meeting other appliqué enthusiasts and join Marie Kozlowski and Mary Ann Solano.

Fourth Tuesday:  ● 1 pm – 4 pm   No Charge; no signup required

See Bee tab for details.

 

 

 

Halloween Hooters

Whooo doesn’t love Halloween? These little guys are a ‘hoot’ to make and will be a fun addition to your holiday décor. We’ll teach you basic machine applique skills and practice applique stitches in this fun day-long class.

Instructor: Mary Ann Solano ● Thurs Oct 5 ● 9:30 am – 3:30 pm     $35

 

 

 

hand-appliqueHand Appliqué with Swan

Let Swan make appliqué easier with a variety of methods and tricks to help you learn what works best for you! Whether you are new to appliqué or simply struggling to make it work, this class is filled with helpful information to guide you towards better points, curves, interlocking pieces, and layering. Students will have the opportunity to use their skills to compete an adorable fox, from Swan’s Fox About Town Pattern.

Instructor: Swan Sheridan ● Sat Nov 11 & 18 ● 1 pm – 4:30 pm    $30

 

Collage Fun at Its Finest

Ohhh, what fun!   A Collage class using Laura Heine patterns! Laura Heine’s creations have won numerous awards and now you can create your “One-of-a-Kind” collage with the palate and fabrics you love. Choose a pattern and bring your imagination! We will explore color fusion, what fabrics work well and why, color and value placement to bring your masterpiece alive! We will discover the artist in you, along with learning how to use the fusing technique and color effectively. The Seahorse and the Bunny are just two examples of the fun you can have. Looking for the fabrics for your figure is just put creativity on the front burner…..and sizzle. I look forward to assisting you in all aspects of this great project. They are like potato chips; you don’t want just one!

Instructor: Gail Shannon ● Fri Oct 13 ● 10 am – 3:30 pm     $40

 

 

Be Mine

Just what cupid had in mind, this whimsical machine applique flower and hearts quilt will be perfect for Valentine’s Day – or any time for someone you love!
This is a great project to play with all those fun decorative stitches on your machine – (you know, the ones you never use).
In the first class you will learn basic machine applique skills and in the second you will practice applique using a variety of stitches from your sewing machine and finish the quilt top.

Instructor: Mary Ann Solano  Thurs Sept 14 & 28 ● 9:30 am – 3:30 pm     $50

 

Shattered Blossoms

How many stitches do you have on your home machine? Want to learn to use them all and make a fun table runner/wall hanging at the same time? Join Swan to learn the ins and outs of basic fusing techniques, decorative stitches, quilt as you go methods! You’ll learn to enjoy all that your machine has to offer and see just how pretty your threads can be when you use all of your stitches on your fused projects.

Instructor: Swan Sheridan  Mon Nov 13  9:30 am – 2 pm AND Mon Nov 20  9:30 am – 12:30 pm     $40

 

 

Windblown

Fall is just around the corner: Can’t you hear the wind blowing the leaves around on this small wall-hanging? Come learn basic machine applique skills and play with your sewing machine’s different stitches in this fun and easy project!

Instructor: Mary Ann Solano  Wed Sept 27  9:30 am – 3:30 pm     $35

 

 

Sashiko & Butterflies

This beautiful wall hanging is a good introduction to the art of Japanese Sashiko hand embroidery. This 21” x 26” mini quilt was inspired by a 200-year-old kimono and uses traditional elements of Japanese art: Clouds, Bamboo, and Clamshells. The butterflies can be hand or machine appliqued and create a beautiful work of art and tranquility.

Kit Required.

 Instructor: Gail Shannon ● Fri Sept 22 ● 10 am – 3 pm     $40 + kit

 

Hum Ba Hug

This kit is just plain fun! Yes, HA BUM HUG can also be changed to BA HUM BUG if you want….but No matter what you call it, this wall hanging will bring smiles to all. Join us for a head start on holiday preparations…you might want to make several! Kit Required.

Instructor: Gail Shannon ● Sun Oct 29 ● 11 am – 3:30 pm     $30