Feb
20
Sat
2016
“Magnolia Kit” with Kate Themel
Feb 20 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Kate Themel

“Magnolia Kit”

Includes printed instructions, patterns and materials to create a 16” x 40” quilt top

The class begins with an introduction to the elements of design: shape, color and value.  Kate will discuss how she uses these design concepts to create a quilt template/pattern from a photo. After the break, Kate will demonstrate her layered applique technique. She will use freezer paper to trace from a template/pattern, then cut and layer pieces of fabric into a fiber art composition. Students will create their own quilt top compositions using this technique with hand dyed fabrics and printed flower patterns. Hand-Dyed fabrics by Carol Eaton Designs *Separate supply fee $30 per student payable to instructor.

Student Supply List – Students should bring:

  • 2 pair of scissors – large one for cutting paper and a small, sharp pair for cutting fabric
  • ULTRA FINE point sharpie marker
  • Tweezers
  • Blank white paper or simple aluminum tray (to use as a protective surface while using glue)

Optional: pen/notebook for taking notes

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Sep
14
Wed
2016
“Narragansett Blues”
Sep 14 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Bonnie Hunter   “Quiltville.com”

Her book “More Adventures with Leaders and Enders” will be needed for the class.  You will be constructing a quilt of Bonnie’s design “Narragansett Blues”.

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Narragansett Blues – Supply List and Class Description.

Directions to Masonic Temple: From RT4 North- Exit 5, Turn left at the light at the end of the exit. Go approximately 1/2 mile. Lodge is on the right. From RT 4 South – Exit 5B. Exit will put you onto RT 102 N. Follow for 1/4 mile. Lodge is on the right.

Additional info for Bonnie Hunter 9/2016 Workshops

Sep
15
Thu
2016
“Pineapple Blossom”
Sep 15 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Bonnie Hunter   “Quiltville.com”

  You will be constructing a quilt of Bonnie’s design “Pineapple Blossom”.

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Directions can be printed from her website   http://quiltville.com under “Free Pattern” tab.

Directions to Masonic Temple:  From RT4 North- Exit 5, Turn left at the light at the end of the exit.  Go approximately 1/2 mile. Lodge is on the right.   From RT 4 South – Exit 5B.   Exit will put you onto RT 102 N.  Follow for 1/4 mile.  Lodge is on the right.

Additional info for Bonnie Hunter 9/2016 Workshops

 

Oct
21
Fri
2016
“Poppies” with Michele O’Neil Kincaid
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

“Poppies”

Michele O’Neil Kincaid

The class will include machine applique, free form machine piecing for the background, free motion machine quilting and hand beading.  You choose the colors: red, orange, yellow, purple, etc and make them POP!

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“Poppies” Supply List

Nov
18
Fri
2016
Canc’d due to low enrollment – “Colorweave” with Lynn G. Keogh
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

“Colorweave”

Create a clever “woven” design in vibrant, interactive color.  Combinations are based on one color selected from a fabulous wild, large scale or exotic print fabric.  This framework lets the interior colors play off each other, utilizing color wheel placement and value.  The finished top offers many possibilities for wonderful free-motion quilting.  (Appropriate for all levels)

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Colorweave Supply List

Feb
18
Sat
2017
“Get Goosed with Kassie and Billie” – Kassie Randall and Billie Bunnewith (NBQA Members)
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

 

“Get Goosed” with Kassie and Billie

Kassie Randall and Billie Bunnewith, NBQA Members)

Do you have “goose-a-phobia”? If so, this class is the cure! Choose to make this pattern as a table topper/wall quilt or lap size quilt – instructions for both will be provided.   The choice is up to you. In this workshop, we will demonstrate several methods for creating multiple flying geese quickly. Also, we will show you techniques for keeping those pesky points when trimming. Class participation in tomfoolery is mandatory and may or may not include singing and dancing.

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Get Goosed Supply List

 

Mar
18
Sat
2017
“Quilting as a Design Element” with NBQA member Allison Wilbur
Mar 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

(Half day workshop)

“Quilting as a Design Element”
This class complements the Quilting as a Design Element Lecture. Students bring quilt tops or patterns and we discuss design options to suit the use, style, and design of the quilt. This is a great guild activity and will help all levels of quilters including hand quilters. This is a design class and no sewing machines are required. The more quilts students bring in, the more samples we will have to talk about quilting!

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Quilting as a Design Element Workshop Supply List

 

Apr
21
Fri
2017
“Basic Bag Making” with Janet Elia
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

 

“Basic Bag Making”

 Janet Elia

In this workshop, you will make a 12″ (w) x 4″ (d) zippered top tote.   Tote includes outside patch pocket, purse feet, inside slip pockets and an inset zippered pocket.  Different styles of handle making will be reviewed.  Directions will be supplied. 

Tote Bag Workshop-Supply List and Pre-Class Cutting Direction

 

 

 

 

Oct
20
Fri
2017
Shredded Fabric Art Quilt Workshop with Lenore Crawford
Oct 20 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Shredded Fabric Art Quilt Workshop with Lenore Crawford @ Piecing with Poppers | West Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

Shredded Fabric Art Quilts Workshop

One-day/Six-hour Workshop
In this workshop students will learn to create their own shredded fabric impressionistic art quilt, using a technique originated by Noriko Endo. Fabrics are shredded in class and used to design a scene. Then the design is covered in tulle and top-stitched using free-motion sewing. Lenore will also cover finishing techniques, such as binding the piece and hanging methods.  Lenore will also show how she uses fabric paints to enhance these pieces even more where appropriate. No supplies fee required.

Supply List for Shredded Fabric Art Quilt

For more information about Lenore Crawford and her work-  lenorecrawford.com

Nov
17
Fri
2017
Floral Sheers Workshop with Esterita Austin
Nov 17 @ 9:15 am – 3:15 pm

Floral Sheers:  In this workshop you will use a provided pattern to paint a gorgeous flower with lumineer paint, on parchment paper. That will be fused to organza and then applied to batting for a stunning wall quilt.

Supply List: Black Sharpie “stained” marker is needed (and assorted colors if desired). Do not make yourself crazy looking for one, Esterita will have them for sale along with colored “stained” markers that are now her favorites for fabric. Large white apron, plastic plate for palette (dollar store 8 pack) and a fat quarter of any white fabric.

Optional: any mark making tools such as: inktense blocks, markers, acrylic, metallic paints, etc., and fat quarter silver tissue lame

Kit Fee: $35.00 covers everything else you will need.

 

 

 

 

For more information about Esterita Austin and her work