Fans in Formation is a different twist for traditional fan blocks.  10" (Finished) blocks make piecing these curves fast and easy. The plexiglass template/pattern is available from Quilter's Gallery ($29.95 + tax and shipping) and I will bring them to class with me.  Mailing template sets is expensive because they have to be packed so well to keep them from getting broken in transit but I will mail templates, if you request.  There will be enough time to do your cutting in class.  To get a jump on cutting, you can pre-cut the strips, as shown in the cutting info you will receive after class assignments, then you can cut the template shapes once you arrive for class and get an explanation on cutting "my way"!  Looking forward to seeing everybody in January.

This pattern is from the book One Wonderful Curve by Jenny Pedigo and Helen Robinson. The background pieces and leaves (made from strip pieced units)  are cut with the Quick Curve Ruler. The leaves and backgrounds are sewn together with curved seams using NO pins, I promise!!! Your project can be whatever size you want from table runner to king (quilt in the book is a double). Great class to get over your fear of curved seams and to use up some fat quarters.
One Wonderful Curve book and Quick Curve Ruler required.
I love traditional quilts.  This quilt has interesting piecing and enough white space for some pretty quilting.  We will be using the pattern, Blue Ribbon by Fig Tree and Company.  ($9.50)  Straight cutting and lot of "flippy" corners make this block.  Confident beginner or intermediate level.  Warm up that 1/4 inch foot and plan to spend 2 days sewing, sewing, and more sewing.
This class is fun on so many levels!  It was inspired from Melissa Averinos new book, "Making Faces in Fabric".  (NO you do not have to be a portrait artist!) We will create a simple (funny) face on the first day using fabric collage techniques, unique fabrics and lightweight fusable.  Then on the second day we will machine quilt all the details such as eyelashes, cheeks, hair, etc.  If you have taken Susan's Machine Quilting Classes this is a great addition to improve those skills.  If you don't want to bring a machine to quilt, you can work on another face the second day.   It is easy to create a face if you don't have to make it look like anyone special.  Just play and have fun with it!!!  These could be made into tote bags, placemats, small wall hangings, pillows and more!  This will be a no stress day of playing with fabric and threads! It's like eating potato chips!  You can't make just one… These faces are not to be taken too seriously, they are just for fun!  Melissa Averino's book "Making Faces in Fabric" required.