Just starting out? These classes are developed for those who have never quilted before, but more advanced students may enjoy them as well.
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 June 5, 12, 19, 26 & July 3 ● 1 pm – 3:30 pm OR 5:30 pm – 8 pm $125
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 May 18 OR Sat July 15 OR Thurs Aug 10 ● 9:30 am – 3:30 pm $40
Chicks with Hattitude
This kit will bring an introduction to fusible appliqué to you. Not only fun, but a project quickly completed, too, as it is fused only – no top stitching! You will want to create these as gifts for your friends. Come join us for this technique class. Some of you will complete this cute wall hanging…or you can make it as a runner.
Instructor: Gail Shannon ● Fri May 26 ● 10 am – 12 pm $20
Japanese Sashiko Sampler
The Japanese Sashiko Sampler brings the beauty of Sashiko, the hand embroidery method, to this class. Those who have taken the class are amazed at the relaxing spirit this ancient craft brings. It is the perfect 20” x 20” summer project to work on while relaxing in your favorite chair. Please join us for this Zen-like day. We’ll have everything in a kit for your ease.
Instructor: Gail Shannon ● Fri June 16 ● 10 am – 2 pm $30
Spend a day with Swan and learn a variety of label making methods, using appliqué, Inktense, archival markers, and more! You will take home loads of information on how to make your own label a special work of art to accent your quilt, as well as the specific details every quilt label should have. Take the opportunity to bring a quilt of your own to share with the class, so we can help you brainstorm a title and label style to suit your work.
Instructor: Swan Sheridan ● Sat Aug 5 ● 1 pm – 4:30 pm $25
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 June 10 ● 1 pm – 4 pm $25
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 ● Tues May 30 ● 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 ● Wed July 12 ● 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 ●Thurs, June 22 ● 1 pm – 5 pm $25
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 May 13 OR Wed Aug ● 1 pm – 4 pm $15