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2017 Friday Classes

101 Free Motion Machine Quilting

CLASS IS FULL!
  • Instructor: Diane Califano
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Description: This class will teach students how to quilt using their domestic sewing machine.
  • The class will cover:
  • - How to design the quilting for your quilt top.
  • - How to mark your quilt top for quilting.
  • - How to prepare the backing, batting and quilt top sandwich.
  • - How to quilt using your domestic sewing machine.
  • A variety of quilting styles will be practiced in class, including:
  • - Foundation Quilting with a Walking Foot
  • - Free Motion Quilting - Free Style
  • - Free Motion Quilting - with a Marked Pattern
  • - Trapunto Quilting

102 Diamonds Within

  • Instructor: Barbara Cline
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Description: In this class you will learn how simple it is to piece in a lone star block layout. Build your skills with easy ways to strip piece. Step out of your box and learn how to create an inset seam. This all day class will have you well on your way to a finished project. Diamonds With-In measures 50" x 50"
  • Kit Required: No
  • Required Pattern: Yes
  • Pattern Cost: $20 Book
  • PreCutting Required: Yes - Will be communicated by the instructor directly.
  • Sewing Machine Required: Yes
  • Supply List

104 Clara Messenger Bag

CLASS IS FULL!
  • Instructor: Clara Daniels
  • Skill Level: Confident Beginner
  • Description: Years ago, I was lucky enough to go to Houston for the International Festival of Quilts. They give away all sorts of free bags. I brought one home and found I was using it a lot. The design was great but not built to last. So, I figured out how to make a durable/stylish version of my own. Of course, I had to add a few pockets and an adjustable strap.
  • Now you can create a personalized messenger bag of your own. The straps length adjusts from over the shoulder to cross-body length. The interior pocket configuration is customized to your needs. The fabric choice will show the world your own personal style. You can use this for your sewing, knitting, whatever or as a gift for someone you love. We will cut, fuse and quilt the sides and pockets, and make the custom interior pockets in the morning. Then we will construct the bag and add binding to cover the raw edges. Most will finish the bag except for turning the binding. Then you will have made your own unique messenger bag.
  • Finished Bag measures 16" x 16" x 6" with 2 36" straps
  • Kit Required: No
  • Required Pattern: Yes
  • Pattern Cost: $8 (cash paid to the instructor in class)
  • PreCutting Required: No
  • Sewing Machine Required: Yes
  • Supply List

105 Doubly Charmed

CLASS IS FULL!
  • Instructor: Barbara Dann
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Description: BOGO Buy one, get one! Well. Almost! Doubly Charmed magically makes two quilts at the same time.
  • You'll use the same set of 5" squares for both quilts. Cut the Corner Beams from the squares for the first quilt and then use the cutaways for the side triangles in the second quilt. Two beautiful quilts from one set of squares - Charming!
  • This is a great class to learn and perfect your skills with 3 different tools: V-Block, Corner Beam and Square Squared! We will be making units using all 3 tools, including all my hints and tips for fun, stress-free sewing!
  • Kit Required: No
  • Required Pattern: Yes
  • PreCutting Required: Yes
  • Sewing Machine Required: Yes
  • Additional Information: Tools required:V-block - $19.50, Corner Beam - $19.50, Square squared - $19.50, Doubly Charmed Pattern - $10.50
  • All products purchased in class will be discounted by 10%.
  • PreCutting Instructions and Supply List

106 Accidental Landscape: Beaches

CLASS IS FULL!
  • Instructor: Karen Eckmeier
  • Skill Level: All Levels
  • Description: Here is an introduction to creating landscapes "accidentally" using Karen's layered topstitching technique. These little Beach scenes are quick and easy to make, no templates, no fuss - just free form rotary cutting and topstitched edges. The results are always a pleasant surprise. The Beach scene is created in the morning. Borders are added and quilting is done in the afternoon. Finished size is approx. 8" x 12" (not including borders)
  • Kit Required: No
  • Required Pattern: Optional
  • PreCutting Required: No
  • Sewing Machine Required: Yes
  • Supply List

108 Floormats

CLASS IS FULL!
  • Instructor: Teresa Fusco
  • Skill Level: All Levels
  • Description: This no-sew Floor Mat workshop is a wonderful way to transfer your quilting ideas and put them on the floor. It started when I kept tripping on the kitchen sink rug - I got so frustrated that I threw the mat away! I decided to make my own. The Floor Mat takes a lot of wear and tear and doesn't roll or slip. Consider this an extension of your quilting life. In addition; I have made table inserts, place mats, and floor runners for hallways. This is actually a two day workshop that I shortened for MAQ. You will be making a 2" x 3" mat in class. I will be doing the prep work on the back of the mat so you can concentrate on designing the side that people will see. The supply list will tell you everything I did, and products that I used so you can duplicate the basic mat over and over again.
  • Kit Required: Yes
  • Kit Fee: $40
  • Kit Contains: Includes linoleum mat cut to exact size, gesso finish, rubber finish on the back to prevent slipping.
  • Required Pattern: No
  • PreCutting Required: No
  • Sewing Machine Required: No
  • Additional Information: Alternatively, a student can request a sand finish on the back if the mat will be placed on a rug or carpet. Each student will need to call me and let me know which finish they prefer.
  • Supply List

109 Ordinary to Heirloom

  • Instructor: Jane Hauprich
  • Skill Level: Intermediate and Advanced
  • Description: Let's take your free motion quilting to the next level!!! Learn advanced designs, micro-quilting, and how to combine designs to make them pop!! We will also be doing some design work, where we take a pre-printed whole cloth and learn to "make it our own" by customizing it. Once you have a plan, you will be quilting this piece using the techniques you learned and end up with a fabulous mini whole cloth!!
  • Kit Required: Yes
  • Kit Fee: $25
  • Kit Contains: Pre-printed practice fabric, project kit and student handout
  • Required Pattern: No
  • PreCutting Required: No
  • Sewing Machine Required: Yes
  • Additional Information: This class is involves free motion quilting, so you will need your hopping/darning/free motion foot.
  • Supply List

110 Jenn's Journey

CLASS IS FULL!
  • Instructor: Michelle Renee Hiatt
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Description: Snail's Trail quilts are amongst those bucket list quilts, but wait no longer, this quilt uses Deb Tucker's Studio 180 Design's latest tool the large Square Squared and the Diamond Rects. No paper piecing!
  • Michelle design this modern play on Snail's Trail quilt layout in honor of a longtime friendship, both Michelle and Jenn love the positive and negative aspects of this design. Michelle's twin size design makes excellent use of those 1-yard fabric cuts you have been collecting.
  • It comes together with easily using Studio 180 Design's Diamond Rects and NEW Large Square Squared. The class will include step-by-step use for both tools, as well as tips on piecing and proper pressing techniques to make this quilt perfect! Additionally, we will talk through the appropriate border prep and application and ways to improve your general machine piecing. You will complete this journey with ease.
  • Kit Required: No
  • Required Pattern: Yes
  • Pattern Cost: Pattern is offered to Students at a discount fee of $6.00
  • PreCutting Required: Yes
  • Sewing Machine Required: Yes
  • Additional Information: Tools mentioned in the supply list are required, and they can be purchased in class at a student discount.
  • Supply List
  • PreCutting Instructions

111 Embellished Tree Panel

CLASS IS FULL!
  • Instructor: Joyce Hughes
  • Skill Level: All Levels
  • Description: Start with a Beautiful Tree Panel and Embellish till your Hearts Content!!! Learn the proper steps and techniques needed to complete this beautiful wall hanging. Learn how and when to Free Motion Quilt the background. Next, prepare the project for Trapunto. Finally, Add All the Embellishments needed. Create this "One of a Kind and Personal" wall quilt!
  • Kit Required: Yes
  • Kit Fee: $40
  • Kit Includes: Tree Panel, Background Fabric, Batting, Muslin, Heat-N-Bond Lite, and ALL embellishments (Ribbons, Lace, Rhinestone chain, Pearls, Silver Trim, Ribbon for Bows and Crystals)
  • Required Pattern: No
  • PreCutting Required: No
  • Sewing Machine Required: Yes
  • Additional Information: All Threads are Separate and are listed in supply list . All Threads will be available for sale at class.
  • Supply List

112 English Paper Piecing Heart Wreath

  • Instructor:  Helen Johnston
  • Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Description: Traditional English Paper Piecing, which dates back to the 1770's, uses paper templates which stabilize the fabric while they are stitched together. Join us as we play with fabric to create a heart wreath using a technique called fussy-cutting. Students experience traditional English paper-piecing updated by the use of modern freezer paper. Different basting techniques will also be covered. Prepare to become addicted as you use various fabric- motifs to create and stitch your design. Add to that the portability of paper-piecing these 3/4" hexagons and you will find it hard to stop after stitching your own heart wreath.
  • Kit Required: No
  • Required Pattern: No
  • PreCutting Required: No
  • Sewing Machine Required: No
  • Additional Information: Students should come to class with supplies and fabrics they will be using for the project.
  • Supply List

114 The ROY Quilt (aka the hexi, wedgie rainbow quilt)

  • Instructor: Heather Kojan
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Description: In this class you'll work with wedge rulers to sew large rainbow hexagons which will create a stunning quilt. No Y seams or inset seams - all straight sewing! A little bit of English Paper Piecing and machine applique finishes off each large hexagon.
  • Kit Required: Optional
  • Kit Fee: $18 for 60 degree ruler, $12 for 30 degree ruler
  • Required Pattern: Yes
  • Pattern Fee: $10
  • PreCutting Required: No
  • Sewing Machine Required: Yes
  • Supply List

115 Studio - Friday

CLASS IS FULL!
  • Instructor: Fran Kordek
  • Skill Level: All Levels
  • Description: This time is intended for those who would appreciate the opportunity to get away, be with other quilters, and have a chance to work on their own project. Take this opportunity to finish one of your own projects rather than start a new one - all under the watchful eye of an experienced instructor. Optional and just for fun - there will be a mini-project (20 minutes); the same project will be repeated each day.
  • Kit Required: No
  • Required Pattern: No
  • PreCutting Required: No
  • Sewing Machine Required: Optional
  • Additional Information: Studio Supplies: Bring any necessary tools, machine, patterns, fabric, etc. to work on your project(s)!

117 Traditional Pickle Dish

  • Instructor: Debby Kratovil
  • Skill Level: Intermediate (Confident Beginner not afraid of curves with serious attention to the 1/4" seam)
  • Description: Often called Indian Wedding Ring, this traditional block is not for the timid. We will paper piece the arcs and then sew the gentle curves together. The 12" block works well with scraps or a controlled color group. 8 foundations for four blocks (as shown in pictures) are provided, as well as a multi-page, well illustrated handout and full size templates for the inside melon shape and outside background.

118 Fishalicious

  • Instructor: Cheryl Lynch
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Description: If you love the ocean and tropical fish, this class is for you. Using Curvalicious to create the waves and plant life, the scene comes alive. Learn about using the minimal amount of fusible as well as hone your machine applique skills. Don't hesitate if you're new to blanket stitch applique. Cheryl will share her tips and techniques.
  • Kit Required: Optional
  • Kit Fee: $52 *must notify and prepay Cheryl by 5/1/2017
  • Kit Contains: Fabric for project
  • Required Pattern: Yes
  • Pattern Fee: $15 + Curvalicious $32
  • PreCutting Required: No
  • Sewing Machine Required: Yes
  • Supply List

121 Acorn Wreath

  • Instructor: Linda Poole
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Description: Learn to paint and blend colors with Ink Pencils and Liquid Inks. Linda teaches you her signature dotting technique to add shading and doodling to make it your acorn wreath a one of a kind masterpiece. Learning from Linda, an experienced painter and quilt instructor will be a class to remember. She promises that "anyone can do this!"
  • Kit Required: Yes
  • Kit Fee: $35
  • Kit Contains: Master Pattern, Color, Photographic Instructions, Ink Pencils, Liquid Ink, Textile Medium, Paintbrushes, Fabric marker, Water Soluble glue stick, Kosheki Toothpicks, Paint cups, Uncoated paper plate, Freezer paper, Paper towels, Design drawn on Prepared for Dye cotton fabric, Background Circle drawn on water soluble applique stabilizer, Baby wipes (unscented)*** Linda does a lot of the prep work for you
  • Required Pattern: No
  • PreCutting Required: No
  • Sewing Machine Required: No
  • Supply List

122 Berkeley Plantation

  • Instructor: Patty Prodonovich
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Description: This 3 color block is simple to make using flying geese and half-square triangles. In class you will learn to make precise flying geese 4 at a time using 3 colors instead of the traditional 2 color version. The star in the center can be modified for a different look. This block works well for any size quilt as well as table runner.

123 Split Geese

  • Instructor: Donna Lynn Thomas
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Description: Make the 36 blocks in this quilt in nine sets of four blocks each. Use a rainbow of colors for a happy lively quilt. Choose one dark print and one medium print from one color family along with an accent print and a light background print for each set of four blocks.
  • Kit Required: Optional, $30, Includes fabric for a 4 block table topper, precutting done for kits.
  • Required Pattern: No
  • PreCutting Required: Yes
  • Sewing Machine Required: Yes
  • Supply List and PreCutting Instructions

124 Quick and Cute Tuffets

  • Instructor: Erin Underwood
  • Skill Level: All Levels
  • Description: This adorable Quick and Cute Tuffet can be finished in one day. It comes together quickly with the Creative Grids 15-degree ruler. We will sew in the morning and upholster in the afternoon.
  • Kit Required: Optional
  • Kit Fee: $100
  • Kit Contains: $100 includes Quick and Cute Tuffet Pattern, 18" circle of foam, 18" wood board base, 4 unfinished legs and hardware to attach, Button to cover, twine.
  • Required Pattern: Yes
  • Pattern Fee: $11 for pattern and covered button; or $31 for pattern, covered button and Creative Grids 15-degree ruler
  • PreCutting Required: Yes
  • Sewing Machine Required: Yes
  • Supply List and PreCutting Instructions

125 Playing with Fabric Paints

  • Instructor: Kevin Womack
  • Skill Level: All Levels
  • Description: Using fabric paints and previously dyed or solid-color fabrics, students will explore several techniques for creating original fabric designs. We will start by forming patterns using found objects. We will then build layers by creating our own stamps, working with silkscreens, exploring Gelli plate monoprinting and more. Be ready to play, experiment and have fun!
  • Kit Required: Yes
  • Kit Fee: $15
  • Kit Contains: Fabric Paints
  • Required Pattern: No
  • PreCutting Required: No
  • Sewing Machine Required: No
  • Supply List

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