Austin Area Quilt Guild






May 17-18, 2019

Westover Hills Church of Christ
8332 Mesa Dr.
Austin, TX 78759


Upcoming events

    • May 17, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Westover Hills Church of Christ, 8332 Mesa Dr. Austin, TX 78759
    • 8
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    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!


    Supply List:    

    • Beginners Luck Supply List.pdf    Link to full supply list and prep work instructions. 
    • Beginner's Luck pattern is included in class ($10 value)
    • Cheryl's Quilt-n-a-Flash Half Square Triangle 300 Stencil is required, cost is $14.99 plus tax
    • A chalk pounce pad, cost is $15 plus tax. 
    •  If you have these two items, you will not be required to buy them from Cheryl.
    • May 17, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Westover Hills Church of Christ, 8332 Mesa Dr. Austin, TX 78759
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    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!


    Supply List:   

    • Sewing Machine-  One with at least a zig zag, feather or blanket stitch; (one with 1 amp or stronger motor size is best – if it’s strong enough to quilt with, it’s usually strong enough to handle machine binding).
    • Basic sewing supplies - thread snips, bobbins, sewing thread, rotary cutter ruler and 18 x 24 mat optional (I will have several and some irons/boards.)
    • Top stitch size 90 sewing machine needles
    • Special feet: A stitch in the ditch foot or open toe foot optional. The left edge top stitch foot for HV is great if you have it! I’ll show several different feet as well.FYI, a walking foot is NOT really needed to attach binding, but you can use it.
    • An UNTRIMMED, finished (quilted), baby bundles sized  (or at least 18" x 18")quilt. A cotton batting is easiest to work with by machine. (This  is a grea size for  a pet pallet!)
    • Precut Binding strips: Before class: Cut 2-1/2" or 3" wide binding strips, cut across the width of your fabric, equal to the rough measurement of the finished outside edge of your quilt plus at least 20 inches. Example: 18" x 18" quilt = cut 18x4 + 20 = 92, or 3 strips across width of fabric. More is better ;-). OR, a 2-1/2 inch jelly roll - though they are messy ;-) Join the strips with a miter seam, and fold in half lengthwise.
    • Decorative thread – I like Signature 40 weight, Aurifil 40, Glide, or any other strong sewing or quilting thread. Cotton, or your preference, just be sure it’s not light weight (breaky!). Many 50 weight cotton threads are very light!
    • One small bottle of Elmer’s WASHABLE School Glue.
    • All skill levels but you will need to precut your binding strips and prepare them. A half size jelly roll can bind many small size quilts - available at your fav quilt shop, or Jo-Ann fabrics.


     

    • May 17, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Westover Hills Church of Christ, 8332 Mesa Dr. Austin, TX 78759
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    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.


    Supply List:   

    • Singer 221 Featherweight Sewing Machine, extra needles, special feet:  whatever attachments they have.  Singer 222 is also fine.
    • Basic Supplies: Scissors, seam ripper, note paper, pencil
    • Other items:  old towel, old toothbrush, oil, lubricant, screw drivers, flashlight, scrap fabric, at least two different color threads, tweezers
    • Optional kit-$5.00--manual with more information




     

    • May 17, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Westover Hills Church of Christ, 8332 Mesa Dr. Austin, TX 78759
    • 8
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    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



    Supply List:  

    • Colored pencils or crayons
    • Number 2 pencil
    • Straight edge
    • Optional: Quilt block pattern book(s), such as 500 Quilt Blocks, or Encyclopedia of Classic Quilt Patterns
    • May 17, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Westover Hills Church of Christ, 8332 Mesa Dr. Austin, TX 78759
    • 9
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    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


    Supply List:   

    • Sewing Machine, extra needles, able to do a zigzag stitch
    • Basic Supplies:  at least two pair of scissors (one for paper and one for fabric), seam ripper, pins, note paper, pencil, a colored pencil to trace around a pattern onto your fabric and  that will show up for you to cut by; a stylus to help push your fabric pieces close to themselves and the needle
    • Thread in one color to match your chosen fabrics, fill one bobbin to match for constructing the vessel
    • Optional: Thread in contrasting color with matching bobbin to decorate the prepared surfaces (to be completed after the pattern is drawn on the fabric). If you have a highly patterned fabric, this may not be needed.
    • Fat quarter sandwich: two fat quarters fused together with a light interfacing, (use any fancy decorative quilting fabrics -print, batik, solids, whatever you like) (Note: lightweight fusible can be any brand you have handy). I will have some MistyFuse with me for purchase if you can't find some in your stash or don't want to buy some ($1.00 each). (I will have two irons and boards handy to iron as needed.)
    • Other items: a sharpie to trace and write on the provided items (card stock pattern and blue painter's tape)

     

    • May 17, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Westover Hills Church of Christ, 8332 Mesa Dr. Austin, TX 78759
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    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.


    Supply List:   

    • Kit required-$50.00
    • String and rubber band cutting scissors (not your fabric scissors) -optional
    • rubber gloves -optional

     

    • May 17, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Westover Hills Church of Christ, 8332 Mesa Dr. Austin, TX 78759
    • 4
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    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.



    Supply List:   

    • Hand sewing needles, thread, scissors, thimble
    • Small pieces of ribbons, trim, charms, and fabric.
    • Required kit- $5.00  will contain pre-made, ready to embellish foundation & ribbon ties, for hanging or wrapping up to tie shut
    • It is suggested that you bring a wooden thread spool if you have one. A few will be available in the class for $1.00 as long as supplies last,  but I only have a few. You can also use a regular thread spool of your choice.
    • The roll with "roll up" without a spool also.
    • Bring your stuff... share if you like.  Some lace will be available for sharing, but it is not part of the class
    • May 17, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Westover Hills Church of Christ, 8332 Mesa Dr. Austin, TX 78759
    • 2
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    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


    Supply List:   

    • Basic Supplies: Scissors, seam ripper, thimble, note paper, pencil
    • Fabric scissors (large pair to cut out shapes, small pair for thread snips
    •  100% cotton thread – light gray or taupe will work for most fabrics
    •  Thimble, optional but very helpful
    • #10 “sharps” needles
    • Several glass-head pins
    • Needle threader (Clover brand is recommended)
    • Template Plastic
    • Art & Craft Knife with breakaway blade (also known as a “wallpaper knife”)
    • Fine-line permanent marker
    • Mechanical pencil (#2 lead)
    • Sandpaper dots (optional, but very helpful)
    • Silver or white marking pencil
    • Quilters Rule Seam Guide Ruler (7”) or other 6” or 7” rule
     OR
    Quilter’s Magic Wand  (Susan will have this available for purchase in class as an option) 
      OR
    Quarter Inch Ruler
    • Sandpaper Board
                OR
    Manila File folder, two sheets very fine sand paper and glue stick
    •  Fabric:
    1 fat fourth of accent fabric for star points
    1 fat fourth of background fabric
    1 fat fourth of main fabric for the center of the star

     

    • May 18, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Westover Hills Church of Christ, 8332 Mesa Dr. Austin, TX 78759
    • 5
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    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

    Supply List:   

    • Bag of scraps
    • Cutting mat, rotary cutter, rulers - various small sizes




     

    • May 18, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Westover Hills Church of Christ, 8332 Mesa Dr. Austin, TX 78759
    • 7
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    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.


    Supply List:   

    • Scissors, seam ripper, thimble, note paper, pencil or pen
    • Hand sewing needles, thread to match fabrics
    •  Four fat quarters-two of the fat quarters should be patterned, with a minimum of 4 repeats of the same motif for fussy cutting.  Two can be solids or small pattern that reads close to a solid


     

    • May 18, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Westover Hills Church of Christ, 8332 Mesa Dr. Austin, TX 78759
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    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. 


     

    • May 18, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Westover Hills Church of Christ, 8332 Mesa Dr. Austin, TX 78759
    • 3
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    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".


    Supply List:   

    • Sewing Machine, extra needles, thread, 1/4" foot, open toe foot
    • Basic supplies: scissors, seam ripper, thimble, notepaper, pencil
    • Cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter
    • Other: glue pen, large paper clips, 6" or 12" add a quarter ruler, 
    • Fabrics-Students will receive a fabric supply list upon registration
    • Pattern required-$30
    • May 18, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Westover Hills Church of Christ, 8332 Mesa Dr. Austin, TX 78759
    • 6
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    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


    Supply List:   

    • Sewing Machine, extra needles, thread, special feet:  1/4” piecing foot
    • Basic Supplies: Scissors, seam ripper, thimble, note paper, pencil
    • Cutting mat, rotary cutter, ruler
    •  Quarter yard pieces of fabric (selvedge to selvedge) in two colors: blue and white; red and white; green and white; yellow and white; etc. Or, a combination of setting and piecing colors that is pleasing to the maker.
    • May 18, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Westover Hills Church of Christ, 8332 Mesa Dr. Austin, TX 78759
    • 2
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    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






    Supply List:   

    • Required kit, includes panel-$25.00
    • Sewing Machine, extra needles,thread, special feet:    open toe foot, size 70 or 75 embroidery needle
    • Basic Supplies: Scissors, seam ripper, gloves, silicone slider, two empty bobbin spools, a needle with a large enough eye for 4 threads to fit.  An embroidery needle works fine.
    • Your sewing machine should be able to be adjusted for speed.  Featherweights do not work well on this.  Please bring your regular machine.  


     

    • May 18, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Westover Hills Church of Christ, 8332 Mesa Dr. Austin, TX 78759
    • 5
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    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.


    Supply List:   

    See detailed supply list, revised 4/16 

    Optional kit-$5.00 includes:

    • Sheet of heat resistant plastic templar
    • Background fabric
    • Fabric in different colors to make the stylized appliqued flower
    • Sandpaper board
    • Two applique needles


     

    • May 18, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Westover Hills Church of Christ, 8332 Mesa Dr. Austin, TX 78759
    • 5
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    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


     

    • May 18, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Westover Hills Church of Christ, 8332 Mesa Dr. Austin, TX 78759
    • 6
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    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.


     

    Supply List:  

    • Required kit-$6.50-will include the styrofoam ball, 200 pins, 1 ty-bar pin, 10" of 7/8" ribbon, and  10" of 1/8" ribbon
    • 10 -2 1/2" squares white fabric
    • 16 -2 1/2" squares of red Christmas fabrics
    • 16 -2 1/2" squares of green Christmas fabrics
    • May 18, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Westover Hills Church of Christ, 8332 Mesa Dr. Austin, TX 78759
    • 8
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    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. 


    Supply List:  

    I will provide the clothesline cord for this 5-7" bowl.

    • Sewing Machine with Zigzag foot
    • Basic Sewing Supplies: scissors, seam ripper,thread, thimble, notepaper, pencil
    • Fabric-15 3/4" x width of fabric to use in your bowl
    • One glue stick

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