Summer 2017 Classes

 

Our Class Registration Policy

 

Register by either phone or in person. WE DO NOT ACCEPT EMAIL REGISTRATIONS FOR CLASSES!!

 

To register for a class, you must prepay the class fee at which time you will be given a supply list for things needed to participate in the class. The class fee is for instruction only. No materials are included in the class fee. The fee is refundable if you let us know one week prior to the beginning of the class or if the class is canceled for lack of participation. If you do not let us know one week prior to the class starting, the fee is not refundable.

Quick Course

Beautiful Borders & Bindings

$25

Teacher – Barbara Black

(B) Has a judge suggested you improve your binding? This lecture/demo class will greatly improve your finishing skills and help you add a gorgeous edge to your quilt that you (and the judge) will love!  Includes a multi-page handout--    bring your projects for show and tell and assistance! 

Tues. Aug 8

5:30 – 8:30pm

Quick Course

Scrap Monkey

$25

Teacher – Barbara Black

(B) What a great way to use your scraps--we’ll make fabric then cut it up for speedy Monkey Wrench blocks--fun and fast!

Tues. June 13

5:30 – 8:30pm

Quick Course

Learn to Quilt this Weekend

$31

Teacher – Barbara Black

(B)  Great for beginners--learn all the steps to making a baby-size quilt, from piecing the blocks, to assembling the top, and doing the machine quilting, all in one 3 day workshop.   COST:  $80 plus supplies.

Friday June 23

9am – 4pm

Sat. June 24

9am – 4pm

Sun. June 25

12 – 4pm

Quick Course

Quiltmaking 202 – Feathered Star

$44

Teacher – Barbara Black

(I) Expand your skills with this precision pieced 12” block.  Not paper pieced--learn several methods for making small half square triangles.  A real skillbuilder.

Sat. June 10

9am – 4pm

Quick Course

Summer Romance

$40

Teacher – Barbara Black

(B) This beauty is worth the effort.  Learn fast and easy ways to quick-piece these blocks.  Get ideas for using border fabric instead of the pieced borders—you decide on the number of blocks you want.

Tues. June 27, July 11

5:30 – 8:30pm

Quick Course

Work Faster – Not Harder

$31

Teacher – Barbara Black

(B) Learn a variety of quick sewing methods that will speed up your quiltmaking. Cut and sew faster:  9-patches, Half Square Triangles, Flying Geese, and more. Lots of design ideas for how to use these basic patchwork units. 

Sat. July 8

9am – 1pm

Quick Course

Traveling project – Handwork Made Easy

$25

Teacher – Barbara Black

(B) Have a handwork project ready to grab and go.  Simple hand applique’ and English Paper Piecing stars/tumbling blocks--try them both to decide your favorite.

Fri. June 16

9am -- noon

Or

 

Tues. June 20

5:30 – 8:30pm

Quick Course

Improve Your Appliqué

$28

Teacher – Sharon Stifflemire

(B) This is the class for those who want all the tips for beautiful hand appliqué.  Learn to make points, curves, circles, leaves, and stems.

Mon. July 24

5:30 – 9pm

Quick Course

T-Shirt Quilt

$40

Teacher – Sharon Stifflemire

(B) Use the logos from your Tee shirts to make this fun quilt.  It is easy to assemble and will make a great gift.

Sat. July 22

9am – 3pm

Quick Course

Circle Wedge Tree Skirt

$40

Teacher – Sharon Stifflemire

(B) You can make this beautiful Christmas Tree Skirt in time for Christmas!  In fact, you will end up with two tree skirts and double the fun!

Sat. July 29

9am – 3pm

 

Quick Course

Machine Quilting --Walking Foot Only

$31

Teacher – Sharon Suever

(B) This class will help you become comfortable using your walking foot to create basic lines, shapes, curves and motifs.  We cover machine needles, thread choices, marking tools, batting types and how to prepare your quilt for quilting.

Sat. June 17

9am – 1pm

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Sat. Aug 19

9am – 1pm

Quick Course

Machine Applique´

$40

Teacher – Lin Hayden

(B) Come join a class that will teach tips and techniques of machine applique' that mimics needle-turn applique' by hand.  Kit will be available for purchase.

Sat. June 3

9am – 3pm

Quick Course

Free Motion Quilting on Your Home Machine

$40

Teacher – Elaine Poplin

(B) Are you scared of dropping the feed dogs and trying some free-motion quilting? Come join Elaine Poplin and set yourself free as she shows you some basic filler designs and guides you through how to plan and mark your quilts for quilting on your home machine.

Thur. June 22, 29

6 – 9pm

Or

 

Sat. Aug 5

9am – 3pm

Quick Course

Flying Goose Vortex

$40

Teacher – Elaine Poplin

(B+)  A great way to get comfortable with foundation paper piecing is to make a small project, and Elaine Poplin's Flying Goose Vortex is just the ticket! You can make either a 24" table topper or a 45" holiday tree skirt using 5 fabrics and a background. You must purchase the pattern and make copies of the foundations in advance of the class.

 

Sat. July 15

9am – 3pm

Quick Course

 

Quick Course

 

Quick Course

Strips as Sour Dough Starter

 

Teacher – Elaine Poplin

(B+) If you've wanted to dabble in improvisational or a "modern" look but aren't fully comfortable with working without a plan or a pattern, then this is the class for you! You will start with 2.5"x WOF" strips in 10-20 fabrics (a good way to use left over fabric) plus a background tonal or solid fabric, and Elaine will show you fun ways to combine strips into a strata that can be used to bring new excitement to your favorite traditional settings. Elaine is leading 3 sessions and you can come to one or all three. Note that the class fee is per session. Level: adventurous beginner to intermediate. The pictures show some of Elaines work but yours will probably turn out very different.

Thur. July 13   -$31

12 – 4pm

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Thur. July 20    $31

12 – 4pm

or

 

Sat. Aug 12     $31

9 – 1pm