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2017 Saturday Classes

201  Raw Edge Machine Applique - Heart Mat

  • Instructor:  Diane Califano
  • Skill Level:  Beginner
  • Description: 

    This class will teach students how to do raw edge machine applique using their domestic sewing machine. The class will cover:

    Cutting out applique pieces.

    Precise placement of applique pieces to background fabric.

    Stitching inside and outside curves.

    Stitching inside and outside corners.

    Experimenting with different decorative machine stitches.

    Class will also include a demonstration on making bias cut fabric strip for bindings, so students have the confidence to complete the wavy edge table mat at home.

  • Kit Required: No
  • Required Pattern: Yes
  • Pattern Cost: $5
  • PreCutting Required: Yes
  • Sewing Machine Required: Yes
  • Additional Information: Pattern includes:

    Pattern for Pieces and Placement Template for class sample project

    Practice sheets for stitching inside and outside curves, inside and outside corners, and decorative stitches

    Instructions for how to do raw edge machine applique

    Instructions for how to make bias cut fabric strip for binding

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202  Under the Sea

CLASS IS FULL!
  • Instructor:  Barbara Cline
  • Skill Level:  Intermediate
  • Description: 

    Be ready for all kinds of compliments when people see this striking quilt in your home. Only two different triangle blocks are used in the piecing, but by changing the colors in the two triangle units, you get star designs and pinwheels when the triangle blocks are sewn together. This fun and enticing project begins with strip piecing, moves on to triangles, and ends with diamond chains and beautiful pinwheels. Under the Sea measures 49" x 48"

  • Kit Required: No
  • Required Pattern: Yes
  • Pattern Cost: $20 Book
  • PreCutting Required: Yes - Instructor will provide instructions directly.
  • Sewing Machine Required: Yes
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203  Penguin Family

  • Instructor:  Barbara Dahlberg
  • Skill Level:  All Levels
  • Description: 

    Like penguins or know someone who does? Make this 22" x 22" wall hanging of three king penguins on the beach. Machine applique technique. Class includes instruction in fusible machine applique using Barbara's original pattern for the penguin family and practice with free motion quilting.

  • Kit Required: No
  • Required Pattern: Yes
  • Pattern Cost: $15
  • PreCutting Required: Yes
  • Sewing Machine Required: Yes
  • Additional Information: Pre-class preparation needed to make your background. Instructions provided in separate PDF. Email Barbara via Contact at www.barbarasartquilts.com if you have any questions.
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204  Candy Crush - a Jelly Roll Class

CLASS IS FULL!
  • Instructor:  Clara Daniels
  • Skill Level:  All Levels
  • Description: 

    It's time to unfurl one of those jelly rolls you've been hoarding! I know they are wonderful just the way they are, but it's time to make something special. Sometimes it's difficult to know how to use the precut beauties. This class will help you plan and make a more sophisticated jelly roll quilt. We will talk about strategies for laying out your precious strips and combining them with a background fabric to create your own masterpiece. The block construction is relatively simple and fast. It's all about contrast and color placement. There are several layout options included in the pattern. It's fun to see what immerges from those colorful confections in your stash. You will need one jelly roll, 4 coordinating fabrics and background. If you aren't ready to part with a jelly roll (or other precut strip set) you can select fabrics from your stash and create your own strip set. Throw measures 64" x 48"

  • Kit Required: No
  • Required Pattern: Yes
  • Pattern Cost: $8 (cash paid to the instructor in class)
  • PreCutting Required: Yes (Cut background into 2 1/2 inch strips
  • Sewing Machine Required: Yes
  • Additional Information: If you choose to use fabrics that are not part of a strip set, those fabrics will need to be cut into strips as part of your homework.
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205  Stress Free Storm at Sea!

  • Instructor:  Barbara Dann
  • Skill Level:  Intermediate
  • Description: 

    We all have a "Bucket List" quilt or two. You know the ones - you want to make it but don't really feel like you have the skills or the time. "Storm at Sea" was on my "Bucket List"! No paper piecing, no templates, no stress - making this quilt is fun!!!

    This class includes step by step instructions for the Square squared and the Diamond Rects tools. Additionally, I'll share lots of hints and tips on machine piecing, matching points, cutting and pressing. We will also do some designing - so bring your favorite colored pencils or markers!

  • Kit Required: No
  • Required Pattern: Yes - Provided by instructor at no additional charge
  • PreCutting Required: No
  • Sewing Machine Required: Yes
  • Additional Information: Required Tools: Diamond Rects - $21.50 Square Squared - $19.50 No charge for the pattern All products purchased in class will be discounted by 10%.
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206  Happy Villages

CLASS IS FULL!
  • Instructor:  Karen Eckmeier
  • Skill Level:  All Levels
  • Description: 

    Explore the freedom of fabric collage! No seams to piece or match, no lines to trace, just free form cutting of step and window shapes. Step by step your little village will magically come to life. A layer of tulle and machine stitching will complete your fabric collage project. Finished size: 16 1/2" square.

207  Garden Blooms Mat

  • Instructor:  Mary Eisele
  • Skill Level:  All Levels
  • Description: 

    Beautiful flowers create splashes of colors on this wonderful mat. It will look lovely on your table year round. Easy stitch mat looks complicated but really isn't. This mat is 22" round with wool applique on a wool background and a homespun backing. 18 different colored threads (3-strand, perle cotton #12 and #8) are used to compliment the rich wools in this mat. Stitches used: blanket and stem

  • Kit Required: Yes
  • Kit Fee: $60
  • Thread Kit: $92.75 (Valdani #12 - O154, 1645, O575, O534, 893, H210, O775, 191, 813, 1, O578, H204, P8, P2, O78; 3-strand floss: O531; #8 - 1, O575)
  • Required Pattern: Yes
  • Pattern Fee: $10
  • PreCutting Required: No
  • Sewing Machine Required: No
  • Additional Information: Please feel free to bring your own wools and needful things. However, I can't guarantee the outcome will be as beautiful as the wools and threads we use in class. All wools are of a fine weave and very lightly felted. The wools are overdyed giving a beautiful mottled appearance which gives the piece more character. The Valdani threads are perfectly matched to the wool colors.
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208  Zennia Pillow (3 dimensional)

  • Instructor:  Theresa Fusco
  • Skill Level:  Intermediate
  • Description: 

    Zennia Pillow by Teresa Fusco A fun class and a great way to use your scraps, its a cheerful project that takes less time then a quilt. My sample uses leftover fabrics to make the petals, you can make from scraps or 100 shades of one color! Simple sewing , you become a whiz at sewing the curves. Three dimentional, 20" finished. Have a funky button and some beads? Bring them along for the center. Traditional pattern. If you have a Go-Cutter and the oval template, you can precut your ovals or bring cutter with you to class. A good idea would be to starch your fabrics before cutting (not necessary), this makes sewing the curves much easier.

209  Intermediate to Advanced Free Motion Quilting

  • Instructor:  Jane Hauprich
  • Skill Level:  Intermediate to Advanced
  • Description: 

    Do you have beginner free motion quilting skills, but want to take your quilting skills to the next level? You will learn a multitude of designs and how to quilt them, how to make your quilts come to life and learn how to deal with quilting negative space and large borders!!

  • Kit Required: Yes
  • Kit Fee: $25
  • Kit Contains: Pre-printed practice fabric & 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.
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211  Thread Painting with "Dreamscape" Panel.

CLASS IS FULL!
  • Instructor:  Joyce Hughes
  • Skill Level:  All Levels
  • Description: 

    Want to learn Dimensional Thread Painting, but afraid of the designing process. In this class, you start with a Stunning Panel! You will learn the technique of Dimension Thread Painting and Embellishment on this beautiful wall hanging. Explore the various thread selection, stitching techniques with free motion quilting of zig zag and straight stitching, bobbin work and embellishing with netting and crystals. See the fabric come to life as you sew and layer the threads on top of your design. You will use Thread as Paint and sew with different types of threads and color combinations. Class is open to anyone who has a solid working knowledge of their machine.

  • Kit Required: Yes
  • Kit Fee: $15
  • Kit Contains: Panel, Batting and Muslin
  • 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.
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212  Mexican Rose Variation

  • Instructor:  Helen Johnston
  • Skill Level:  Intermediate
  • Description: 

    An antique applique quilt made by Sarah Williams in the mid 19th century was the inspiration for this classic 4 block (12" finished size for each block) applique quilt. Those who have little or no applique experience will find this class the perfect way to improve applique techniques. During our time together, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills to get a start on the first block of this quilt. Applique skills presented in this block include heat-basted, freezer paper applique; needleturn applique; and skinny bias stems.

  • Kit Required: No
  • Required Pattern: No
  • PreCutting Required: No
  • Sewing Machine Required: No
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214 Carnival

  • Instructor: Heather Kojan
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Description: This vibrant quilt features multiple sized Dresden circles appliqued to a colorful pieced backing. Students will learn how to create a pieced background, use templates to cut wedges and create "circles" and learn two different machine applique methods.
  • Kit Required: Yes
  • Kit Fee: $9
  • Kit Contains: Dresden Ruler and 2 types of interfacing (if student owns Dresden ruler, deduct $6)
  • Required Pattern: Yes
  • Pattern Fee: $10
  • PreCutting Required: No
  • Sewing Machine Required: Yes
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215  Studio - Saturday

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)!

217  Double Hexie Stars

  • Instructor:  Debby Kratovil
  • Skill Level:  Beginner
  • Description: 

    Hexagons branch out into double stars with this easy to piece block with NO y-seams! No kidding. All patches are cut with a 60 degree ruler (paper templates provided also). Create a block with the illusion of intricate piecing, with the bonus of having a large space in the center that can showcase an awesome motif. Block Size: 16" x 18". Two block quilt with borders: 28" x 42"

  • Kit Required: No
  • Required Pattern: Yes
  • Pattern Fee: $8
  • PreCutting Required: Yes
  • Sewing Machine Required: Yes
  • Additional Information: 

    The option of purchasing a multi-sized 60 degree ruler from me is available ($10) for those who do not have one. A ruler is REQUIRED for this class for ease of construction. I do suggest a larger ruler with at least an 8-1/2" height (Creative Grids has one). Mine only goes to a 6-1/2" height, but will work for our cutting.

    Multi-page pattern includes all rotary cutting and piecing directions with clear step by step illustrations, full size paper templates for those not wishing to purchase a multi-sized 60 degree ruler (either from me or ahead of time via a quilt shop, etc) and finishing techniques for either a table topper or two-block wall quilt. But for ease of construction and to save time (and frustration) it is best to use a 60 degree ruler.

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218  Choose To Fuse

  • Instructor:  Cheryl Lynch
  • Skill Level:  Beginner
  • Description: 

    Fusible applique can open the door to creating a myriad of applique quilts. This workshop is suitable for both beginners and more experienced quilters. We will start with the basics of machine applique beginning with the different fusible products and how to transfer your designs. Then using multiple techniques,including top stitching, zig zagging and blanket-stitching, we will progress to reversible applique, 3-D applique, using netting and fusible binding - all by machine. This is an action packed class filled with lots of tips and techniques. You will end up with the start of a 22" x 30" bird themed applique sampler.

  • Kit Required: No
  • Required Pattern: Yes
  • Pattern Fee: $6
  • PreCutting Required: No
  • Sewing Machine Required: Yes
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222  Dresden Plate Quilt

  • Instructor:  Patty Prodonovich
  • Skill Level:  Intermediate
  • Description:  Dresden plates are made from various combinations of 2 coordinated fabrics. Plates are then appliqued to scrappy 4 patch background. No needle turn for applique. Raw edges are automatically turned when creating the plates. Extra wedges are then assembled to create the pieced border. Students will learn to make a "fan" to turn the corner of the border. This quilt gives you a great opportunity to "raid your stash"

223  Interlocken

  • Instructor:  Donna Lynn Thomas
  • Skill Level:  Intermediate
  • Description:  Come learn something completely new but amazingly simple while making this colorful lap quilt, Interlocken. Donna will show you the ins and outs of the On-Point Ruler and how it can make all kinds of things possible beginning with this 48" x 60" quilt. She'll bring lots of samples from her quilt collection and from her book On-Point Patchwork to inspire you and get the ideas flowing. As always, class will be full of tips, tricks and lots of sewing fun!
  • Kit Required: Optional
  • Kit Fee: $25
  • Kit Contains: class ready pieces to make four blocks.
  • Required Pattern: No
  • PreCutting Required: Yes
  • Sewing Machine Required: Yes
  • Additional Information: Pattern is provided free with the class handouts.
  • Supply List and Precutting Instructions

225  Soy Wax Batik

CLASS IS FULL!
  • Instructor:  Kevin Womack
  • Skill Level:  All Levels
  • Description:  Learn to create your own fabric designs as we explore layering pattern and paint. Students will use brushes and metal objects in hot soy wax to create patterns on fabric. The fabric will be painted, batiked and then overpainted creating depth.
  • Kit Required: Optional
  • Kit Fee: $20
  • Kit Contains: Soy Wax and Fabric Paints
  • Required Pattern: No
  • PreCutting Required: No
  • Sewing Machine Required: No
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226  Broderie Perse aka Cutout Chintz Applique

  • Instructor:  Madge Ziegler
  • Skill Level:  All Levels
  • Description:  This one day workshop is designed to acquaint you with the traditional style of cutout chintz applique, sometimes called Persian embroidery or Broderie Perse. Many of the most beautiful and elegant quilts of the 18th and 19th centuries use this technique. You can also use the technique in your reproduction, art and modern quilts. You will learn and practice a number of hand methods and stitches. You will test different threads. The project is a 12 1/2" block. Included in the $15 kit is the background fabric, flowered fabrics, fusible web, needles, threads and handout. Border, backing, binding and batting are not included. No machines are used in this class.
  • Kit Required: Yes
  • Kit Fee: $15
  • Kit Contains: The background fabric, flowered fabrics, fusible web, needles, threads and handout. Border, backing, binding and batting are not included.
  • Required Pattern: No
  • PreCutting Required: No
  • Sewing Machine Required: No
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