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Just starting out?  These classes are developed for those who have never quilted before, but more advanced students may enjoy them as well.

Intro to QuiltingIntro to Quilting: Sampler Quilt

Are you new to quilting?  Maybe you’re not so new, but feel you somehow missed the “basics” when you started out?  Join Lynda for this fun five-week course that covers all the steps in constructing a small quilt top.  You’ll learn how to cut correctly, sew an accurate 1/4″ seam allowance, press and make classic quilt blocks that you’ll sew together into a top and border.  We’ll end with a discussion of the basics of machine quilting and binding your quilt.  You’ll finish with a good understanding of all the steps needed to make a quilt and be ready to take on your next project!

Instructor: Lynda Luiten

Mon ● Mon Oct 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 ● 9:30 am – 12 pm        $125

Beginning Machine Quilting

You really can quilt on your home machine! This class will cover the basics of machine quilting including layering & basting, even-feed and free motion quilting. There will be lots of tips and ideas plus plenty of time for practice and play.

Instructor: Kathie Miller ●  Thurs Sept 21 ● 9:30 am – 3:30 pm    $40

watercolor for quiltersBeginning Watercolor for Quilters

In this class, students will learn to use Derwent’s Inktense blocks and pencils to create a dry watercolor image. Using water and fabric medium, we will then transform the dry image into a permanent watercolor. Suitable for creating backgrounds, appliqué cutouts, personalized fabric, or complete images, this method is simple and accessible. Swan takes the fear out of fabric painting and allows the artist in every quilter to surface with this simple technique.

Instructor: Swan Sheridan ●  Sat Dec 9 ● 1 pm – 4 pm   $25

 

IMG_4793Skill Builder: Little Things

 

Doing a few ‘little things’ differently can help make your quilting less stressful and more fun. In this demonstration workshop Susie covers fabric preparation, tools & equipment, rotary skill improvement, better sewing habits, pressing techniques, using freezer paper and many other helpful tips. Bring your rotary cutter, problem blocks, bad habits & questions and get ready to learn!

Instructor: Susie Weaver ● Fri Sept 29   ● 1 pm – 5 pm    $25

Skill Builder: Binding & Blocking

A nicely done binding is the perfect finish to any quilt project, but the binding process can be intimidating if you don’t know the basics. Join Susie and learn some pointers that will help you bind your quilts with nice straight edges and perfectly mitered corners. She will also demonstrate when and why blocking is such an important part of the finishing process.

Instructor: Susie Weaver ●  Mon Nov 20 ● 1 pm – 5 pm    $25

Skill Builder: Squaring Up & Border Things

While this often overlooked (or skipped) step in the quilt making process is probably the least fun part, squaring up can have a huge impact on both the process and the finished product. Susie will share many of her techniques from squaring simple blocks to squaring up larger quilt projects in preparation for adding the borders. She will present plenty of border application information as well. Bring problems and questions.

Instructor: Susie Weaver ● Mon Oct 9 ● 1 pm – 5 pm      $25

 

No Sew Basket

A perennial QM favorite! Learn a classic technique to make a basket. This project is based upon weaving wrapped fiber, and once the technique is mastered can be applied to many shapes. It’s easy, fun, relaxing and a very portable project.

Instructor: Lynda Riell ●  Sat Sept 23 ● 1 pm – 4 pm   $15

 

Coiled Basket

Using this easy to learn technique you can make bowls, baskets, purses, totes, trivets, coasters and more. You are only limited by your Imagination! All you need is a sewing machine capable of a zig-zag stitch, some cording, fabric strips and thread.

Instructor: Lynda Riell · Sat Oct 28  9:30 am – 12 pm    $20

 

 

Beading Your Basket

In this follow up class for both the No Sew and Coiled Basket classes, Lynda will demonstrate how to use beads to embellish your basket and you will learn the beading techniques.

Instructor: Lynda Riell · Fri Nov 24 ● 9:30 am – 12 pm    $15

Sashiko Holiday Tree

Exciting! Those of you who love this gentle, relaxing Japanese Sashiko Embroidery, here is a lovely holiday tree that will be quick to impress! Join us for a great day to bring some seasonal fun.

Kit Required.

Instructor: Gail Shannon ● Sun Nov 5 ● 11 am – 3:30 pm  $30

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

Beginning Paper Piecing

New to paper piecing? Tried it but couldn’t get the hang of it? Want to do a Judy Niemeyer pattern but don’t know how to start? You will have fun learning to paper piece the Judy Niemeyer way, making a sampler of her basic techniques. After this class, you will be ready to tackle most paper pieced patterns.

Instructor: Kay Crandall · Thurs Oct 12 ● 9:30 – 3:30 pm    $45

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