Beginner's Luck Table Runner, taught by Cheryl Matzen
Why not dive into your stash for this project? Take this workshop and we just might change the way you make quilts forever! This charming table runner is a perfect project to dress up any table or buffet. Using the HSTSystem (Half-Square Triangle Stencil System) way, you just might finish it in a day! The table runner is 18.5" x 38.5". The Beginner’s Luck pattern, a $10 value, is yours as part of your workshop experience. Please see supply list for supplies and prep work to be done before the class. All skill levels. See you there!
Quilt Binding by Machine,taught by Karen Alexander
Attach and finish your quilt bindings with your machine! We will go through quilt preparation, binding preparation (sewing precut binding strips together), attaching to the quilt, finishing with a decorative or plain stitch. Unless you just like to watch a whole lotta TV, there is no reason to wear out your hands sewing down a binding! I’ll teach an easy way, which I now use on every quilt I make!
Singer Featherweight Spa, by Kathleen Clendennen
Each quilter will learn how to disassemble her Singer 221 Featherweight, clean, oil, lube, and put back together. Test the stitch tension while completing a simple stitched block while diagnosing tension. I will have belts and other often needed repair parts/accessories available for optional purchase. Beginner skill level. You do not need any prior experience in Singer Featherweight repair.
Creating Secondary Patterns, taught by Linda Scheible
We will be playing on paper, learning to design quilts with secondary patterns. You will leave with several designs. If you are confident with a quilt design program that you have, that may be used, also. I will provide paper. Beginner skill level
Let's Make an Asymmetrical Cloth Vessel/Vase, taught by Marie Welsch
This fun class takes the care of the guesswork needed to make a three dimensional project (inspired by a Quilting Arts Show Guest Artist Mary McCauley (http://www.mccauleyart.com/about.html). Bring a fat quarter sandwich – made with your favorite decorative quilting fabrics, and you will leave with a three-dimensional vessel. All skill levels.
Size of Finished Project: Approximately 8 inches high x 5 inch wide x 5 inches deep
Easy Silk Scarf Dyeing, taught by Marlenia Richardson
Make hostess gifts, Mother’s Day gifts, or one of a kind mixed media pieces to add to your projects. We will make 6 scarves using several different methods with some options for personal choices ( we won’t have time to do all of the options I show but you will understand how to do it again at home).
I will also demonstrate a couple of other ideas that use your sewing machine or hand sewing. Some color theory will be discussed.
Quick results, safe, non toxic dyes and lovely colors make this a fun, no fail class. Theses dyes are safe to allow children to use. There is no need for setting heat or chemicals.
Class is size is limited to 8 allow more individual attention. Provide your email and I will send the class packet so no need to worry about note taking. Scarf sizes will vary but most will be 60 x 11 inches. We will use different types of silk so you have a variety of textures.
Size of Finished Project: Scarf sizes will vary but most will be 60 x 11 inches-depends on what sizes are available when I order. Beginner, Intermediate skill level.
Snippet Rolls, taught by Mary Beard
Come make a fun easy project using up tiny pieces of lace, trim, buttons, charms, fabric "snippets" --little treasures you cannot bear to toss out.
Hand Piecing for Fun, Evening Star Block, taught by Susan Tennison
My grandmother pieced by hand when traveling or waiting. It’s portable and it’s accurate. Let’s learn to piece by hand. Learn to enjoy this portable craft so that we can get projects finished even when we are away from our sewing machines! This is beginner level for hand piecing.
Size of Finished Project: 8” square block
Tame Your Scraps, taught by Debra Nicklaus
Bring your scrap bag and turn your scraps into usable shapes and sizes for your next scrap quilt. Learn different methods for processing and storing your scraps. All skill levels
Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Cross Block, taught by Frances Ledenbach
Learn how to English Paper Piece this quilt pattern. Class will cover fussy cutting, basting and hand sewing this block.
Quilting & Sewing HACKS--Tips & Tricks for making quilts that make the process faster, easier and will save you money! taught by Louise Brown
This is a show and tell/explain type of presentation. I will prepare a booklet for everyone that will contain ALL of the ideas I present and I will use the session to ‘show and tell. I haven’t put the booklet together yet so you will have to take my word for it that it will contain minimally 50-75 ideas.
Labyrinth Quilt, taught by Kathryn Groves
This Quiltworx foundation paper pieced quilt is perfect to introduce you to the technique. A great project for beginners or more advanced quilters who want to make this fun quilt. The finished quilt is 60" x 66".
Grandmother Newton’s Laws O’Massey Quilt, taught by Kathy Moore
A reproduction of an unusual blue and white, late 19th century quilt with a very unique name. The nine-block quilt is 61” but the maker can finish at four-block, six-block, or nine-block quilt sizes. All skill levels
Free Motion Quilting, taught by Kitty Miller
Learn how to free motion quilt on your home machine using printed panels. We will go over the techniques to make small, intricate, and colorful free motion pictures. This is a class for advanced beginners or intermediate quilters.
Size of Finished Project: 18” x 20” Supply list below photos
Needle-turn Applique 101, taught by Linda Hall and Sharon Cole
Learn basic appliqué techniques including preferred methods; how to mark, layout, and cut your fabric pieces; what needles and threads to use, etc. Techniques include appliquéing points, curves, “v’s,” making stems and circles. Class will include handouts with recommended supplies, sources for patterns and a list and our favorite appliqué books. Size of Finished Project: 10” X 10” Beginner level. This is hand appliqué.
See detailed supply list, revised 4/16
Optional kit-$5.00 includes:
Painting Serendipity, taught by Sherri Lipman McCauley
Experiment with a variety of paint on fabric using syringe, dropper, and squeeze bottles. Become familiar with different tools and techniques as you apply paint to your fabric. Using gestural motions to apply paint on fabric, create a whole cloth top. Design an art quilt with a layer of felt backing. Apply colorful accents and a few hand stitches for interest. Painting will take place prior to lunch. Design, layering, and stitching to be completed after lunch.
Size of Finished Project: 28”h x 18w” (or student choice) All skill levels.
Supply List: Painting Serendipity Supply List 2019.docx
Quilted Ball Ornament, taught by Debra Shaw
Using pins and squares of fabric, we will make lovely Christmas balls that look like you spent tedious hours piecing the pieces of fabrics. But it is really quite easy to make these lovely balls that show off a lovely star.
Clothesline Cord Basket, taught by Susan McCann
Who remembers hanging their clothes on the clothesline? We rarely do that these days. So now we can use this humble cotton clothesline to make into a beautiful bowl or basket with a very simple sewing technique.
I will provide the clothesline cord for this 5-7" bowl.