- Beginning Baltimore Album Quilt
(Prerequisite: Confident beginner to advanced appliqué
Join us for a series of 6 classes that will introduce the fine
art of Baltimore Album Quilts. Each lesson presents an understanding
of Baltimore Album quilts and their design that was so popular
in the mid 1800's. Each lesson also teaches one complete block,
and then enriches that basic lesson with additional patterns
for more practice. As you complete a block each month your journey
toward producing your own quilt will be well on its way. The
journey will take you from papercuts to wreaths and lyres.
in session...3rd Fridays - 6 classes: Aug. 19, Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, (Dec. no
class), Jan. 20, Feb. 17 (10am-12:30pm)
class fee $87.00; view or print supplies list
- NEW! Scrappy "Many Trips
Around the World"
Come along with us on this Scrappy Many Trips Around the
World adventure! This is a great quilt for confident beginners
and experienced quilters alike. The easy strip piecing method
makes blocks go together quickly. Its a great way to use
up your scraps, jelly rolls and fat quarters!
In class you will learn how to mix fabrics for your totally scrappy
quilt. Come with a sense of adventure and a willingness to combine
all those scraps you have collected from previous projects!
Students will receive a complete lesson plan with pattern and
supply list at the first class. We will complete as many blocks
in class as we can (there will be homework). Students will be
able to continue the process to make a throw quilt measuring
50 X 62.
Thurs., Oct. 13 & 20 (9:30am-1:30pm); min. 3 / max
class fee $48.00 - view/print supply list
- NEW! Let's Trim a Tall Tree
It's already time to start thinking about Christmas! Do you really
want to get out that Christmas tree? Or perhaps you have a small
space to decorate with no room for a real tree. This is your
chance to create a tall tree (approx. 77") that hangs on
it doesn't take up any floor space and is fun to
This tree is paper-pieced and comes complete with tree skirt.
Please note this is not a "learn to paper-piece"
class; if you've never taken a basic paper-piecing class, you
will want that class first. We will review the technique in class,
but the whole process will not be taught in detail.
Sat., Oct. 15 (9:30a-3:30p) min. 3/max 10
class fee $34.00 - view or print supply list
- NEW! Working Toward Precision
in Hand Appliqué
Once you have learned the basic stitch in hand appliqué,
your quest is to get better at doing it. You also want your piece
to look good. So many times one wonders how a leaf wandered while
it was being stitched? In this class, you will learn some methods
and techniques to help keep appliqué elements in place,
to stitch smooth curves, to add interesting layers, to do preconstruction
of units, and how to approach and think about any appliqué
pattern you are considering. We will make one Oak Reel and Leaf
block (pattern supplied in class), but you can always
make several and assemble into a quilt. The class is designed
for beginner and intermediate students of hand appliqué.
Prerequisite: Basic Hand Applique lessons
Tues., Nov. 15 & Thurs., Nov. 17 (1-4p)
min. 5/max 12
class fee $38.00 - view or print supply list
- Machine Quilting for Novices
Come and learn the basics to begin machine quilting all those
pieced tops. In class, we will use a walking foot with seam guide,
discuss quilting issues especially batting, thread and needles,
demonstrate how to sandwich a quilt and begin an introduction
to free motion quilting. Previous students call this class a
"great confidence builder!"
Wed., Oct. 26 (10a-1p) OR Sat., Nov. 12 (11a-2p); min.
class fee $50.00 - view or print supplies list
- Intermediate/Advanced Machine Quilting
In this class, students will learn how to do an overall design,
3 types of feathers in a border and several background filler
designs including sashiko, pebbles and teardrops. This class
is for students who have done some machine quilting and want
to do more than "stitch in the ditch" or basics. Prerequisite:
Machine Quilting for Novices class or equivalent
Sat., Nov. 19 (1-4pm); min. 4/max. 6
Class fee $50.00 - view or print supplies list
- Hexie Embellish
Learn how to baste, assemble and hand sew English Paper Pieced
hexagons to embellish clothing or a tote bag. A great "take
along" project, and also have fun fussy-cutting some of
those cute prints you've collected. Create one-of-a-kind wearable
or perhaps expand on the technique to create a quilt!
Thurs., Dec. 8 (9:30a-12:30p); min. 2/max 15
class fee $19.00 - view or print supplies list
- Hand Applique Basics
Do you love the look of hand appliqué and want a portable
project? Learn the basics of needle-turn appliqué. Tanya
will walk you through the steps of using templates, an overlay,
basting, holding the fabric, needle placement and practicing
small stitches. She will guide you in making bias strips to make
a basket handle and stem. This course will cover curves, inner
and outer points.
You will not complete a pillow in class, but be on the way to
finishing a sweet design that can be used in a throw pillow or
Thurs., Jan. 19 and Feb. 2 (9:30a-12:30p)
class fee $38.00 - view/print supply list