“A Day at the Imrov with Billie and Kassie”
Let loose and go wild! We will push you to quilt outside the box and creatively sew blocks together without a pattern. Several improv piecing techniques will be demonstrated such as deconstructing traditional blocks and learning to create new ones. Even though you are going wild, you will also be in total control. This is a great way to use those scraps and bust your stash! Great for everyone from beginners to advanced quilters.
- Scraps in all shapes, sizes, colors, and designs (no scrap too small)
- 1 yard background fabric
- Sewing machine in good working order with a quarter inch foot
- Rotary cutter and cutting mat
- Basic sewing supplies – scissors, pins, thread, bobbins, seam ripper etc.
- Spray starch
- 6 x 12-inch ruler or larger
- Gifts for teachers so you get a good grade (optional)
Tea and Ephemera
Using textile paint, printed paper vintage imagery, thermo fax screens, colored pencils, rubber stamps, paint sticks, tea bags and more, learn multiple mixed media techniques while creating a mixed media fabric collage that you can stitch or quilt.
STORM AT SEA
Using my “No More Tears”© Foundation Piecing Method
Are you curious about paper piecing? Do you and paper piecing already have a love/hate relationship? Do you love the accuracy you achieve, but hate the process of getting there? Well, this class will change that to a LOVE relationship. We’ll be using the versatile Storm at Sea pattern to learn my “No More Tears”© method of paper piecing. Although we won’t be finishing the entire project in class, you’ll have at least one full block, and the tools you’ll need to finish it at home, in half the time you’d expect from paper piecing. Don’t believe me? You’ll just have to come and see for yourself!
Have you seen Diana Funke’s beautiful bags? We have the pleasure of hosting her and Diane Antestenis for a workshop where they will teach members how to make these fantastic beach bags. We will make the medium tote and an 8” by 5” wallet. Student provides 1/3 yard of fabric, matching thread, black thread, jeans/denim sewing machine needle, walking foot. Kits available from Diana.
Kit contains Pattern for a small, medium and large tote, the pattern for zippered wallet, black pet screen, zipper, strapping, hook and loop tape.
Bluebird of Happiness
I am so excited about this project. Yes, there are a lot of pieces and yes, it’s going to take you a while to sew all of the pieces. But, while sewing you will learn a lot. You will learn how to make perfect points, perfect circles, perfect ovals, smooth curves, smooth stems, some hand embroidery and just for added fun…..a little reverse appliqué.
The inside appliqué area is 14”x 14”. With the additional black border area the piece finishes 20” x 20”
Please use the Upper-level entrance.
Sugar Maple Runner: Paper piecing and applique techniques
MACHINE SEWING WORKSHOP
Crisp fall air brings the autumn hues of the sugar maple leaves. This sweet little table runner brings these beautiful colors to your table. A maple syrup colored background showcases the leaf fabrics and autumn colors of the leaves. Paper piecing makes each block perfect. Simple techniques bring great results. You can choose a rounded end or squared off table mat to fit your table. This is a great small project to kick off the season that will use some of the beautiful fabrics available.
Fee: $40, Pattern $15
Pat Delaney – https://www.crabtreelane.com/
Asymmetrical Hunter Star – Jan Krentz
Create an asymmetric design with a wide range of printed fabrics. The model quilt, Out of Africa, measures 70″ x 80″ and features a collection of African fabrics. Optional changes in block size or numbers of blocks will increase or decrease the quilt size as desired.
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Jan’s own Lone Star design, seen in bright, sizzling summer colors is a real favorite. Includes options to personalize your quilt with a variety of designs. Some advanced preparation required to get the most from this class! See the same quilt in a different color family: Double Cappuccino. Finished quilt size: approximately 46″ x 46″
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Jan has authored several books. She has been featured on several shows and in magazines as well. Here is a list of her publications: https://www.jankrentz.com/about.php.
In this 1 day, class students will begin work on a Travel Journal quilt. We will paint the map, the main focal point of the quilt, then combine maps, photos, journaling, and other saved items into a unique, personal wall hanging. Students will need to bring along photos and postcards printed onto fabric to use in the layout of the quilt. I will demonstrate making a simple raw edge fabric collage element to use. As it is a 1-day class I run through the project and get students started and on their way to completing this project at home.
Fee: $40, Materials Fee: $5
Have fun working on a one-of-a-kind portrait of your pet. Learn this addictive raw edge fabric collage technique whilst creating a one-o- a-kind animal wall hanging. In this 1-day class using no fusible, layer, trace, cut and glue fabrics in a fun, no mistakes way. Join Jane to learn about making the best fabric chooses, how to use values to enhance your portrait and then get tips for free motion quilting. The class uses a 200% photo enlargement to work on as your pattern.
You are welcome to work with other animal photos in this class and choose an abstract non-realistic color scheme.
Fee: $40, Materials Prep Fee: $5
Here is a write up about her:
She was featured on Quilting Arts TV show and in the magazine.