- 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.
3rd Fridays - 6 classes: Aug.
19, Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, (Dec. no class), Jan. 20, Feb.
class fee $87.00; 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., Sept. 15 & 22 (9:30a-12:30p)
class fee $38.00 - view/print supply list
- NEW! Prepared Edge Using
A hot, new way for preparing your fabric pieces! You'll be hooked!
This method is growing fast in popularity, and can be used for
either hand or machine appliqué.
The class will demonstrate step by step, and you will actually
complete all the pieces of a simple flower pattern, including
adhering it to a background block ready to appliqué by
hand or machine. The actual appliquéing will not be
done in class. (Kit is required - includes fabric needed
and 1 sheet of Print & Fuse Lite).
Sat., Oct. 1 (11a-2p) min. 3/max 10
class fee $19.00; kit $6.00
- view or print supply list
- Triple Dresden Tree Skirt
Here it is already mid-way through the year! We think of it,
but no one wants to say it
"it's a good time to
start a Christmas project!" Dresden plates are very
popular now, but they can also be intimidating. This class has
a two-fold purpose: Learn how to make a Dresden plate, and make
a Christmas tree skirt. Another bonus
it's made with the
Quilt-as-you-go technique, so it can easily be finished in time
for Christmas without the extra quilting cost. It can be made
scrappy or with just 2 fabrics
the choice is yours. Don't
forget batting and backing, as you will need these when you start
your skirt. The pattern and Creative Grids 15 degree triangle
will both be available at Painted Pony 'n Quilts. You will also
need basic sewing supplies as well as a rotary cutter and mat,
a walking foot for your machine, and thread to match.
Sat., Oct. 8 (9:30a-3:30p) min. 3/max 8
class fee $34.00 - view or print supply 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