Workshops for Guilds and Groups Brochure 2019
Color Confidence for Quilters –One of my most popular workshops, this class builds both color knowledge and confidence. If you have ever admitted that “you aren’t good with color,” this is the workshop for you! A highly informative workshop, you will learn color theory from the quilter’s perspective, how to use a color wheel to create quilt color schemes and how to translate your favorite colors into quilts that sizzle. A color kit is available for purchase for $20 with this class. It includes a box of 24 crayons, coloring pages, color theory card, large color wheel, fabric swatches, a value finder card, a color wheel fabric swatch pack, notebook, pen, and color scheme handouts all in a plastic portfolio case. Participants bring pictures from magazines and swatches of their favorite fabrics. Click here for the supply list.
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The Big Apple -- Learn to piece those fabulous BIG apple core shapes using an easy pin-less technique. Using an 8" acrylic template, we will rotary cut these apple core shapes from a Layer Cake or set of 10" squares, and piece them without pins. If you thought you could not do curves this workshop will change your mind, while you create a great big apple core crib or lap quilt project. Reeze's "Count to 8 Four Patch" method will surprise you with its simplicity and accuracy. Click here for more information and a supply list.
Charm Pack Projects: Half Hex Topper or Triangle Topper. These are easy projects that only require 1 charm pack and a little bit of yardage for a border. They can be completed in a 4 hour class, but work best in a full day workshop where there is time for additional tips and tricks for using charm packs. Half Hex or Triangle acrylic template (Missouri Star Quilt Co.) and Scallop, Wave and Vine Ruler (Quilt in a Day) are available as a kit in the class. Click HERE for more information.
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"Quilt in A Day" Scallop, Wave and Vine ruler instructions: Download HERE.
Tumbler One Patch Workshop.
Make a fun and fast lap quilt or table runner from one 5" square charm pack using a rotary cut-able template. This is a great half day workshop and includes instruction in cutting and sewing tumbler blocks, as well as a variety of setting options. Perfect for a class with very few supplies required. Tumbler template rulers can be purchased for $8 at the class or purchased in advance by clicking HERE.
Kits can also be supplied upon request.
Advanced Tumbler Quilt Project using Accu-Quilt cut Dies.
Pattern options include Seaweed (left) or Wild Fire (right). A full day workshop in using a constrained color palate
to create a one-of-a-kind art quilt using one shape, the 4" or 3" tumbler, cut with Accu-quilt dies.
Cutter and dies will be provided in the class.
Students can work with a 2-hue palate (as in Wild Fire) or a 4-hue palate (as in Sea Weed).
Supply list and pattern will be provided in advance. Contact us for more information.
Winding Ways with the Accu-Quilt Die Cutter -- Learn to piece those fabulous curves using an easy pin-less technique. We will cut Accu-Quilt winding ways blocks and learn to piece these versatile curved shapes without pins. If you thought you could not do curves this workshop will change your mind, while you create a great table runner project. Click here for more information and supply list.
Easy Machine Applique: Easy machine applique techniques are covered in this workshop. We will look at invisible machine applique using freezer paper and invisible thread, fusible web applique and raw edge finishes by machine, and easy applique vines and leaves using Clover Bias Maker. We will create a gorgeous table top applique quilt using one of my floral table runner patterns or a single flower block from my Deco Garden Pattern. Full day workshop, pattern purchase required. Click here for supply list.
One Patch Piecing Project : The squares, diamonds, hexagon, tumbler, pyramid, apple core, clam shell, kite, and more. Make a simple sampler to learn how to machine-piece these great traditional shapes. Originally called “charm” quilts, these classic patterns were made from scraps and became known as “utility” quilts. Thousands of these old classic quilts survive in old trunks and attics, worn to tatters from love and use. Today these classic one-patch quilts are a great way to use up stash and scraps left over from other projects. And their beauty and utility have never diminished. WAIT!! There’s more. I bring my ACCU-QUILT die cutter along so we can cut shapes, swap fabrics with friends, and get right to sewing even faster! Half day workshop focuses on cutting and piecing. Full day workshop focuses on a completed project. (Several Projects to choose from). Project shown is "Indian Blanket" using 60 degree diamonds cut from 2.5" strips.
The Seminole Band Tote Bag: A wonderfully quick tote bag with a Seminole Pieced Band. This workshop is a great opportunity to explore simple piecing, basic sewing technique, and lots of color and fabric creativity. In four hours (ok, it may take more than 4 hours because I share lots of tip and tricks) we will make a fabulous tote bag — large enough to carry a cutting mat and ruler to classes — with a Seminole pieced band around the top. Half day workshop. Click here for the supply list.
The Merry Go Round Quilt – or – Fun with the 60 Degree Ruler : My most requested workshop, this is a great project workshop. Working with a Jelly Roll you will learn how to use the 60 degree triangle ruler to make fast and accurate hexagon shaped blocks that are easily pieced in rows. No triangles to make, no set-in seams. The finished quilt is crib or throw sized. Two jelly rolls will make a nice lap sized quilt and 3 Jelly Rolls will make a great twin bed sized quilt. This really is a fun and fast project. Once you try it you will want to make more using different layouts and different size strips. — Click here for the supply list
A $25 kit is required for this class which includes the book Sizzlin' Sixties by Anka's Treasures, Marti Michele's small 60 degree triangle ruler, a seam guide and ruler grips. Click here to buy the kit in advance.
Seminole Pieced Sampler:
Explore 7 basic Seminole piecing designs that will result in a stunning small wall quilt. In this workshop we will make 3-4 complete bands, and learn the techniques for making all of the remaining bands. Class includes loads of tips and tricks on fabric selection, appropriate machine needles and thread for piecing small seams, accurate cutting, sewing, and strip-piecing techniques. Click here for more information. Full day workshop.
Curved Piecing Without Pins: Learn to machine piece classic curved one-patch blocks --without pinning-- in this workshop. You will learn how to sew apple cores, clam shells, or drunkard's path blocks. The technique can be applied to all curved seams. The easy technique will be demonstrated with Q & A about tools and techniques. Then students will practice-sew a block using a kit provided by the instructor. If you want to extend this workshop to a full day students will receive instructions to bring fabric for an easy apple core or clam shell table runner project. Half Day (techniques only) or Whole Day (project) workshops. For more information CLICK HERE.
(Can request a project with apple cores, clam shells, half clams, or drunkards path.)
Diamond Star Workshop: Making 60 Degree Diamond Stars with NO Set in Seams — make a small quilt using precuts and the versatile Morning Glory Designs 60 Degree Diamond template. You will learn cutting and piecing techniques that make quilt assembly quick and easy. This is fun workshop where you will learn some great new techniques for working with charm packs and jelly rolls, coping borders, and tricks for creating “magic” bow tie blocks. Wall or crib size quilt, with instructions for larger sizes in the pattern. Whole day workshop. Kits available in 30's reproduction fabrics and batiks. Click HERE for supply list.
Additional Classes available for Guilds, Shops and Small Groups:
- Charm Pack Six Pack: six simple projects using charm packs and a template, ruler, or new technique/skill. You choose the project and we will make it happen in a half day or full day fun filled workshop.
- EQ8 – Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced — [laptop with EQ8 loaded and activated is required]
- EQ8 Drawing and Applique Workshop
- EQ8 for Designers Workshop
- EQ8 Drawing: Optical Illusion Quilts
- Lessons for EQ7 ard EQStitch are also available.
- Spring or Fall Table runner: Use beautiful seasonal prints to learn the ancient technique of Broderie Perse applique
- Beginning Quilting in 4 sessions using Midnight Posies BOM pattern.
- Fabri-Calc: Hands-on workshop learning to use this powerful quilt calculator
- Just Can’t Cut It: Beautifully simple quilt using large scale prints or toilles and a scalloped edge.