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Linda will demonstrate the technique to “rock” a quilt block (this quilt comes from the Country Crown block), that can be used on many other blocks! Students will then learn Linda’s technique for foundation piecing using paper (in the kit) that can be left in the quilt.
Students will work on preparing the different color quilt blocks which is laid out and assembled into the quilt top after all the blocks are made.
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Linda is also offering a limited time opportunity to order all 3 of her Rock that Block Books for the special price of $35. See details here.
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This design is only available in WORKSHOPS with Linda. Not available in a book or pattern or from anyone else!!
Learn Linda's ONE PIN technique to create perfect New York Beauty blocks on your first attempt....no puckers....no ripping...no cussing! You will then incorporate those blocks into a larger block that has NO set in seams.
Linda will also demonstrate how to make a miniature version using the scraps and cutaways from making the larger project.
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A kit is required for this class, and must be purchased directly from Linda's website before class. Order your kit here.
You can also find Linda's books on all things New York Beauty here.
Niku Arbabi is a textile artist and lifelong maker who loves to create with fabric, embroider, quilt, craft, create unique garments, and sew everything!
She teaches a range of classes and workshops including the Self Sewn Wardrobe Series, XO Stitch Club hand embroidery workshops, quilting and quilt techniques, and sewing classes for teens.
Niku loves sharing her passion of all things sewing and creating. She has been teaching sewing since 2009. She taught at the Stitch Lab until 2017, which she describes as getting to work alongside and learning from talented, experienced makers and incredible, skilled instructors…part of an inspiring creative community. In that time, she’s taught thousands of students, getting to be part of their journey as makers, and helping them flourish in their sewing practice continues to inspire her.
Her approach and style of teaching is based in creating a supportive, inspiring learning environment while providing students with hands-on technical skills to help them continue to grow in their sewing practice. Niku has spent many years developing and honing her curriculum and teaching. Her care and planning shows in every class, offering each student a valuable and unique experience.
Registration Starts: May 2, 2021
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Click here to view Niku's website: http://xostitches.net
Cultivate your own beautiful garden scene that is layered with exciting color and texture. In this workshop, we will complete the layering of your quilt sandwich, designing, and free motion quilting an original whole cloth quilt featuring a whimsical floral design. Once the quilting is complete, you’ll learn simple tips and tricks for using reverse applique to add a brilliant bloom that will completely transform your Art Quilt!
This class is fun for quilters of all experience levels. And Quilters who are relatively new to free motion quilting can enjoy this stress-free class as we’ll use no mark templates, and the cutwork reveal will disguise any wobbles or bobbles in the quilting. The technique and many of the designs are adaptable for quilters who prefer to use their walking foot for completing the quilting.
Registration Starts: June 13, 2021
Click here to view Mel's website https://melbeachquilts.com
Using photos of architectural elements, David Owen Hastings will guide you through the steps to design a mini fabric quilt. We will use the quilt-as-you-go method, sewing the top pieces, batting and backing simultaneously. David will demonstrate facing your quilt to give a more modern finish than traditional binding. Your mini quilt can be the final product, or make a pillow cover later, or it can be a test for a larger quilt.
We will experiment with different elemental geometric shapes, including gentle curves. Consideration will be given to the sewing lines as a key design element. There will be discussion of color and value choices in deciding on a palette. Participants will map out pieces for a composition, labeling and cutting out cardboard pattern pieces; or pieces may be cut using improv style. We will audition colors and placement and translate the pattern pieces into fabric. Surface design options will be explored - stitching by machine or hand, painting, drawing, etc.
This is a beginning to intermediate level class. Basic knowledge of walking foot quilting is helpful, but not necessary.
Registration Starts: July 4, 2021
Click here to view David's website http://davidowenhastings.com
Paper collage meets quilting in this fun and adventurous workshop. Using your home sewing machine, create immediate creative collages with paper and thread. No waiting around for glue to dry! David Owen Hastings will guild you through a series of hands-on exercises and will share his 20+ years of experience as a paper collage artist. This workshop includes both live instruction and a few videos.
We will discuss what papers work best, from art store purchases to junk mail. Paper will be cut and/or torn up to be added to your composition, then the composition will be constructed from base paper, building as you go. Additional construction ideas will also be explored.
Registration Starts: July 5, 2021
Click here for supply list Supply list for Stitched Paper Collage.docx
So, you can’t throw away your scraps --- not even the little ones! Here’s a class for you.
Marry the beauty of mosaic tile work with the colors of your scrap bag. In this class. We will start with a blank canvas and design a mosaic --- a distinct way to use those wonderful little pieces. Although a bit fussy, this technique can be relaxing and Zenlike. Birgit Ruotsala will talk a little bit about the history of mosaic tile work then demonstrate how to develop the pattern, attach to your fabric, apply a little color theory and then secure the whole piece with illusion netting and quilting. You’ll leave with a unique quilt well under way.
Kit fee - $10.00
Registration Starts: August 1, 2021
Click here to view Birgit's website http://birgitsdesigns.com
Meet Tipsy the Toe Dancer. She is the prototype for this fun class. You will need a kit that includes patterns for all sorts of body shapes, and interesting clothing, printed facial features, a pressing sheet, parchment paper, Mistyfuse, and 2 micron pens. You don’t need to be able to draw to end up with a crazy paper doll. You will learn a few tricks to make great backgrounds and patterned fabric, quick and easy bindings, and putting the quilt together, as well as selecting embellishments and stitches to highlight your creation.
$20.00 kit fee
Registration Starts: August 2, 2021
Click here to view Birgit Ruotsala's website http://birgitsdesigns.com
This is it! The beginner's free-motion class you've been waiting for to get you up and running on your home machine. A little nudge toward free-motion success! Limited to 20 students so you can get help with any problems that come up for you. This is a short and sweet free-motion quilting class for people who like to get down to business and try new things. Get your feet wet with free-motion quilting exercises designed to build your confidence and get you ready to play more at home.
To enjoy this class, you need:
Registration Starts: September 5, 2021
Click here to view Christina's website http://christinacameli.com
This is an intermediate free-motion quilting class where we combine multiple free-motion designs into complex arrangements. Learn four basic approaches to joining simple elements into unique, organic works. Christina will demonstrate techniques and guide you through trying them in your own style. Participants should understand free-motion basics and some common designs like spirals and pebbling, but expertise in free-motion quilting is not required.
Registration Starts: September 6, 2021
Click here to view Christina's site http://christinacameli.com
You will learn time saving and accuracy techniques in putting together a pixel quilt. You will be making a 3-colour, 10-pixel x 10-pixel design that finishes at 40" x 40”: a nice size for a baby quilt, lap quilt, or wall quilt. You will also learn a fool proof way to keep all those seams lying in the right direction while pin basting the quilt to ready it for quilting. The techniques you learn in this class are sure to help you with all your future patchwork projects no matter your level of experience. - ALL LEVELS
Registration Starts: January 8, 2022
Supply list coming soon.
Click here to view Melissa's website https://marginet.weebly.com
Do you dislike burying threads? By quilting from edge to edge you will not have to bury any threads (unless your bobbin runs out or your thread breaks). But just because you are quilting from edge to edge, doesn’t mean you are limited to a boring quilt design or following the same pattern throughout the quilt. Join Melissa Marginet in this class where you will be quilting a simple pixel quilt by using her Custom Edge to Edge Walking Foot Quilting technique.
(Note: You will be required to make the quilt top prior to class if not also taking Creating a Pixel Quilt. Instructions will be provided upon registration.) - Based on Melissa’s book, Edge-to-Edge Walking Foot Quilting Designs which is required for the class.
Registration Starts: October 11, 2021
Click here to order Melissa's book https://www.etsy.com/shop/melissamarginet
Click here to view Melissa's site http://melissamarginet.ca/
Learn how to make the Big Island Blossom, a beginner-friendly needle-turn applique project designed by Sheri. This quilt is a modern interpretation of traditional Hawaiian quilts which Sheri admired while on vacation.
Students will learn how to prepare the applique (including folding, cutting and basting) and how to apply the motif using needle-turn applique techniques.
Class includes best practices, step-by-step instructions and quilting tips. Sewing machines are not required for this workshop. This is a fun, relaxing slow-stitching workshop.
Nominal material fee per student for applique pattern.
Registration Starts: November 7, 2021
Click here to view Sheri's website https://www.wholecirclestudio.com/
Does the thought of sewing curves give you anxiety? Don’t fear the curve!
Students will learn tips and tricks to create a fantastic curve while making blocks needed for Picnic Petals, designed by Sheri. Class includes step-by-step instructions and quilting tips. Sheri will also share her favorite tools and tips for staying organized. This is a good class for quilters who have never sewed curves or those who want to gain more experience.
Required pattern to be purchased by each student: Picnic Petals by Whole Circle Studio
Registration Starts: November 8, 2021
Click here to purchase Sheri's pattern: https://shop.wholecirclestudio.com/product/picnic-petals
Little Modern Mini 11" x 14". Create log cabin style blocks with a twist by setting them on-point. Fun stash buster!
Registration Starts: December 5, 2021
Click here to view Kellie's website http://littlequiltcreations.com
Little Greeting Card. Create a miniature 3" x 3" quilt that can be used in a greeting card. Learn techniques of small-scale piecing and leave with a finished masterpiece. Choose from a Christmas Tree or Basket block.
Material fee per student is $15.00, which includes greeting card and pattern.
Registration Starts: December 6, 2021
What symbols and personal themes will you incorporate into your small art quilt collages? Houses, leaves, bowls, ladders? Deborah will guide you through exploring and creating shapes and symbols that have personal meaning. Create 5×7” fabric collages highlighting personal symbols using composition templates and inspiring fabrics. Embellish with machine and hand stitching. Learn simple finishing techniques and mount your art quilt collage on mats ready for framing.
Registration Starts: January 2, 2022
Click here for supply list and kit ordering information: https://www.deborahsstudio.com/personal-symbols-workshop
Click here to view Deborah's website http://deborahsstudio.com
Deborah Boschert shows you how to create small fabric compositions full of texture, color and stitching inspired by nature. Each student will design four 4×4 inch art quilts that can be mounted as an inspired grouping. Learn intuitive tricks for design and composition. Explore several hand embroidery stitches. Combine various fabrics for maximum effect and detail.
Appropriate for all levels. One day workshop. Kits recommended.
Registration Starts: January 3, 2022
Supply list and information about ordering kits will be available soon!