I think this is the most fun quilt I have ever made!  We are repeating this year because of the demand.  It might look hard, but it is basically strip sets and a wedge ruler.  You will need a 15 degree ruler, ($12).  Easy enough for a beginner, or fun for the more experienced sewer. 
Circle of Stars is very simple piecing-triangles, squares, strips.  It's an 18" block so you can construct an entire quilt with a reasonable number of blocks.  It will take 4 blocks for a wallhanging, 12 blocks for a lap quilt, 20 blocks for a full/queen or 25 blocks for a king-info for each size will be in the handout distributed in class.  You can start pulling fabrics from your stash and have every star in the entire quilt a different fabric or have a plan and make all the blocks from the same 8 colored fabrics.  Contrast is the most important consideration.  Please note, that in my sample block, the yellow star is too light and "falls out" of the circle.  Even though it was the brightest, intense yellow in my stash, the contrast is not enough to equal the other colors in the stars---not enough contrast to my background fabric.  Make sure all the colors are equal in value and intensity so the entire circle is balanced.  This design can also be made with a dark background and light or bright stars…just remember contrast is the key.  No special ruler is required---any 6" x 12" or larger is good.  Handouts:  $4.00.

This class will focus on creating a small collage quilt or series of quilts to incorporate photo transferred images, hand embroidery, interesting fabrics, and texture using 3-D flowers which we will create using unique techniques.  Susan will walk you through each step of these little quilts!  They could be hung all together or would make This class will focus on creating a small collage quilt or series of quilts to incorporate photo transferred images, hand embroidery, interesting fabrics, and texture using 3-D flowers which we will create using unique techniques.  Susan will walk you through each step of these little quilts!  They could be hung all together or would make great gifts for special friends and family!  We will be using many different fabrics such as hand dyed fabrics, felted wool, cheesecloth and more.  You can't make just one!!!
(Kits available upon request before Jan. 8th).




This quilt will be made using strip piecing techniques and tube construction.  And what a great way to become better acquainted with the color wheel and utilizing it a quilt.  You will have fun choosing the fabrics for this quilt!  Class sample is a twin size, but directions will be provided for a queen or king if desired.