I see that many of you have been checking classes. Yes, an update is needed. Send me an email for more info! New class: NEW YORK BEAUTIES & FLYING GEESE This class is based on a book of the same name. There are many patterns in the book, with different effects. I would suggest that in a class you would make a wall hanging or a pillow. This is in-termediate to advanced. It includes paper piecing and curved piecing. I will be teaching it at Rd 17N on Oct 28.
MINI QUILTS ON A BACKGROUND
This wall hanging can be designed to finish at any size that you might prefer. You will make 3 mini quilts, using intuitive piecing (several techniques to show you). Each of these mini quilts will be finished and quilted onto a quilted background piece. You will learn how to make a facing, rather than a binding.
DESIGNING WITH CURVES
This wall hanging is my original design. You will make a variety of small blocks and form them into a wall hanging. Then, you’ll be brave and cut through it in a curvy line and add some vertical pieces. You will learn how to make a wall hanging with non traditional edging, as well as how to do a facing finish.
I have several quilts with different variations of this classic pattern. In a class, you would learn how to make a ‘dresdan plate’ and I would show yDou a variety of patterns for putting it together. I have a photo of one made from ties in my commission section, as well. This class could be accomplished by anyone and would be a one day class.
Bold and Beautiful
This is by the book of the same name by Judy Dains. A student would design their own creation- then, thread paint it, using matching thread on the bobbin. This will show up on the black, backing fabric. This likely an intermediate/advanced class and could be just one day long.
I’ve made several wall hangings using the techniques that Gloria Loughman uses in her book of the same name. Some have shown up in my posts previously, as I took a quick photo before I gave them away. This is a 2 day class and would be for advanced quilters.
Many of the techniques in this class are based on a book by Jean Wells. There are lots of curvy seams, as well as adding a flange, embellishment, and others. This is a one day class – intermediate or advanced. One of the samples posted here is still on the design wall, awaiting some finishing work. The other is a jacket. In the class, you would make a small piece, which could be used as a wallhanging, pillow or bag.
If you like to ‘paper piece’ – this is the class for you!!! Also, a good way to use up many scraps.
Duration: one day Skill Level: intermediate/advanced
Curves and Arcs
Create your own work of art. You will draw curves and arcs on a piece of paper,until you come up with a design that you like. Then, I’ll show you how to change your drawing into a usable pattern. You’ll choose fabrics and then piece it together. I’ll give specific hints for sewing curves and for paper piecing the arcs.
Duration: one day Skill Level: confident beginner / intermediate / advanced
Evening Mist Bag
This pattern is designed and produced by Hopscotch Quilts in Lethbridge, AB. It’s based on the same technique as the previous wall hanging.
Duration: one day Skill level: confident beginner / intermediate / advanced
Curves with Character
More of the same technique! This pattern is in the book It’s In The Bag by Hopscotch Quilts.
Duration: one day Skill Level: intermediate/ advanced
New York Beauty Quilt
This New York Beauty pattern has been developed by The Quilt Patch in Moose Jaw, SK. The blocks are quite large (12″), so this intricate design becomes less challenging. Paper piecing techniques.
Duration: one day Skill Level: confident beginner/ intermediate/ advanced
Some of you may have seen this quilt in Quilters Home – Mar/Apr, 2009 edition. If not – a bit of background!! Mark Lipinski was in Moose Jaw last summer to teach classes and present a trunk show. He checked out the outdoor quilt show in Crescent Park and chose this quilt to go in his magazine. What a thrill for me! During the class, I will show you how to use a specific “circle making” ruler to make this quilt
Duration: one day Skill Level: beginner / intermediate
This pattern is made using only one pattern piece. Your choice of colors really has an effect on your finished product. Techniques include curved seams and “Y” seams.
One day class: intermediate/advanced
Fabric Manipulations – Jacket class
We will use various manipulation techniques such as ribbon tucking, planned wrinkles, blooming, tucks, knotted tubes, stitch & slash, and pleating. These can be used to make a jacket or a sampler quilt. When I teach the jacket class, I have students make a muslin of the pattern first, to see if it fits. Then, we add the manipulation pieces to the muslin. I really think it’s important to make a jacket that fits you; you’re not wearing a quilt on your back!!
We’ll make several 3-D techniques into a runner.
Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced ~ One day
Details! Details! We’ll spend a day making samples of techniques such as: mitered corners, prairie points, various borders, reversible and bias binding, making vines and flange.
Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced ~ One day