Create this happy wall quilt in 3 days as we study useful techniques to use now and on future quilts! Learn about fused applique with edge stitching; how to separate values for perspective; how to build floating applique shapes; how to overhang elements onto borders; creating faux curved borders; demos and instruction on thread painting and free motion quilting of the design; finishing techniques-binding or simple facings and shading with Prismacolor pencils. We'll also learn how to make your wall quilt hang straight! This class will equip you for any type machine applique project, and you'll go home with a quilt you'll be proud to hang. Choose a color scheme you love-maybe you'd like Van Gogh blue sunflowers!!! Pattern fee$10.00.
STAR GAZING pattern by Joan Ford
What Quilter doesn't have boxes, drawers, bags and closets full of scraps they love and cannot throw or give away? Need Therapy or just a good reason to use them?
This is the perfect class and quilt for you! Quilt measures 67" x 82" twin size - need larger? Just add extra rows! Made with 3 ½ and 2" pre-cut squares in dark, medium and light values that coordinate with your focus fabric border. There is a fun inner border that adds interest to the quilt. Love half square triangles? This is the quilt for you.
What fun we will have "dancing with the moon" in a relaxing and even paced class on this modern (or optional traditional) quilt. Combining triangle-in-a-square patches with pieced-square-triangle patches gives the illusion of curves without any curved piecing! Sound difficult? No way!! Using a special template set designed by Eleanor Burns makes constructing these patches easy peasy. Your pattern will just dance across the background! Pattern (required) and Template (optional but very helpful and can be used for several other quilt patterns/Blocks) may be purchased on the day of class from the instructor. Pattern = $9.00, Template = $16.95.
Designed by Kim Diehl
Kim says "Learn just how easy it can be to work with wool when you create this tradition - with - a- twist quilt." Black (I used Navy) and green cotton prints pair with a variety of beautifully colored wools for a stunning hand appliqued quilt. I will share Kim's tips and tricks for perfect design layout, wool applique preparation and simple hand stitching that I learned in a 2013 class with Kim, herself. Everyone will find this class a fun and relaxing way to learn wool applique, even if you've never tried it before!
"Simple Graces" book is required .. All levels