- Color Class
Whether you just want to improve your ability to select fabrics
for your quilts or you feel totally overwhelmed by the thought
of combining fabrics and colors, you will find lots to learn
in this class. During the first session, you will learn to use
the 3-in-1 Color Tool, by Joen Wolfrom, by totally immersing
yourself in fabrics and color. After this most important step,
you'll explore color theory and how it relates to your quilts.
There is no sewing involved and all levels of stitchers are welcome.
in session Sat., Oct. 11 & 18 (1:30-4pm); min.
Class fee $33.00 - view or print supplies list
- Beginner Paper Piecing
If you've wanted to learn basic paper piecing, or just need a
refresher course, then this would be a great place to start!
In the class, you'll be learning basics of building one block.
At the end of the class, you will have completed 4 paper piecing
sections that are used to assemble a block. Required:
working knowledge of your machine.
Fri., Oct. 17 (9:30am-12:30pm) min. 3/max 8
class fee $19.00 - view or print supplies list
- Machine Applique
In this class, you'll be doing easy exercises to get you
started on successful machine appliqué. We will concentrate
on the invisible zig zag, but will also discuss what you need
to know about different threads, feet, and methods. You'll need
to bring your machine (in good working order) to class, and also,
purchase a small kit that will include thread, fusible, and some
Required machine features: zig zag stitch, width &
length stitch adjustment, open toe appliqué foot
Wed., Nov. 5 (1-4pm) OR Fri., Nov. 21 (1:30-4:30pm)
min. 3/max 8
class fee $19.00; kit approx. $11.00 - view or print supplies list
- Beginner Hand Embroidery
In this class, you will learn basic embroidery stitches,
plus tips to make them look really good. We will cover backstitch,
stem stitch, French knots, lazy daisy, and satin stitch, and
you will get a handout with diagrams of each one for your needlework
library. When finished with this adorable basket of flowers,
you should be comfortable with each of these stitches, which
will enable you to easily learn more advanced techniques.
Tues., Nov. 4 (1-3pm) min. 3/max 12
class fee $14.00 - view or print supplies list
- Beginner Hand Appliqué
This is a class in needle-turn hand appliqué designed
for the absolute beginner. You will start with the basics: what
needles to use, what kind of threads to choose, how to trace
your design, how to transfer your design to your fabric, and
of course, how to stitch hand appliqué using needle-turn.
You will learn how to stitch inside and outside curves, and inside
and outside points, then move on to appliqué a lovely
lily design where you will put your newly discovered skills to
use. In stitching the lily, you will also learn how to layer
the appliqué pieces. At class end, you will have a small
wall hanging sized piece.
Thurs., Nov. 6, 13 & 20 (9:30am-noon); min. 5/max.
Class fee $46.50 - view or print supplies list
- Hand Appliqué for Intermediate-Level Stitchers
Are you ready to take your hand appliqué skills to the
next level? Come make this lovely quilt and learn how. You'll
start with how to think about and individualize the pattern,
make fabric selections, use an overlay, and reverse the design.
Then move on to learning cut-away appliqué, unit preconstruction
techniques, precision placement, perfect circles, and how to
put the quilt all together. We'll also talk about and explore
the many possibilities that come up when hand appliquéing
a quilt of this size. You will learn a lot and make a beautiful
Sat., Jan. 17, 31, Feb. 14 & 28 (9:30am-noon) OR
Thurs., Jan. 15, 29, Feb. 12 & 26 (9:30am-noon); min.
Class fee $62.00 - view or print supplies list
quilt project picture