Heritage Quilting Bee

We decided it was time to have a quilting bee specifically designed for quilters who love to work with reproduction fabrics. To that end, this year's wokshop is focusing on a beautiful and unique quilt called "It's Not a Square" which uses Carol Hopkins book "The 4" x 5" Anthology".  The finished quilt contains 72 blocks and measures 57" x 78". ***
The group meets regularly on the fourth Monday of the month. Each month you cut out and start work on six different 4" x 5" blocks. During the workshop, Sue details the blocks, adding helpful hints and tips based on her experience making the blocks.

Option One: $179.00 Buy the kit that features the "American Swatchbook" fabrics by Judy Rothermel. (Judy developed this line specifically for this quilt.) This kit includes all the fabric for your quilt top and binding, the twelve set of direction booklets that coordinate with these fabrics, and a copy of the Hopkins book. The workshops are free of charge.

Option Two: $20.00 a month. On Month 1 you receive a copy of the Hopkins book and Judy Rothermel's American Swatchbook fabrics. On Month 12 you receive the finishing kit. Pattern sets that coordinate with these fabrics are distributed each month.

Option Three: $10.00 a month if you are using fabrics from your own stash. Prerequisite: your own copy of "The 4" x 5" Anthology"

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

***The story behind this quilt is an interesting one:
Carol Hopkins, the noted designer, and a group of her friends challenged each other to swap blocks that measured 4" x 5".  They recreated some classic blocks and also designed more than 50 original blocks that no one had ever seen, ending up with 182 different blocks. Carol then developed the book - "The 4" x 5" Anthology" -  that contains instructions for making all of these blocks. It is a treasure trove that you will find useful to own.

When: 
Monday, May 28 -- 9:30am
Instructor: 
Sue Smith
Fee: 
See Options

Class - The Needle Book

Do you ever have trouble keeping track of the needles you are using? Well...Sandy has a great solution...the NEEDLE BOOK! This is a wonderful organizer for all your various sizes and types of needles - both hand and machine. The book unfolds to display your needles...each type in its own pocket as shown below. There is even a spot beneath each section for storing the neede currently in use.

When: 
Tuesday, May 29 -- 9:30am to 3:30pm
Instructor: 
Sandy Davis
Fee: 
$25

Sew Days - Last Minute Runner

Join us on Saturday to make a "Last Minute Runner".  Maybe you have a friend who might be interested. This project is a great way to use a fabric that you want to show off. It is also quick and easy...the sort of project that is perfect for a beginning sewer and fun for a more experienced one.

There are two sessions:

  • 9:30am - 12:30pm
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Call the shop (540-377-9191) to sign up and/or to get a supply list.  (The runner uses ony two fabrics - batting is optional). If you don't want to bring your own machine, we have one you can reserve.

When: 
Saturday, June 16 -- 9:30am
Instructor: 
Maureen
Fee: 
$5

Sew Days - Stow & Go Tote

This tote is designed to be rolled and stored in your purse, glove compartment, or suitcase to be used when you need an extra bag. It is especially handy when shopping at stores that require you bring your own bag. It also makes great gifts or favors for those that have everything. 

Register at The Quiltery or give us a call (540-377-9191)

What you need:

  • 1/2 yard non-directional fabric for the body of the bag.
  • 1/4 yard non-directional fabric for the top cuff trim
  • Thread to match the body of the bag.
  • 1 Ponytail elastic (available at The Quiltery)

Kits are available at The Quiltery. 

When: 
Saturday, June 23 -- 8:15am
Instructor: 
Maureen
Fee: 
$5

Sew Days - Tea Towel Apron

Make an apron that is fully adjustable. The long tie goes up through the side casing, around the neck and down the opposite side. It is a quick, usable project!

What you need:

  • 1 Tea Towel, woven cotton (available at The Quiltery)
  • 1/2 yard of fabric for pocket and tie 
  • OR 1 fat quarter for the pocket and one long quarter yard for the ties.
  • Thread to match tea towel.
When: 
Saturday, June 30 -- 9:30am
Instructor: 
Maureen
Fee: 
$5

Sew Days - Quick Zip Bag

A great little bag for a variety of uses!

What you  need:

  • 1 or 2 fat quarters of fabric (you can use the same fat quarter for outside and lining but it's nice to have two different fabrics for variety)
  • 1 or 2 zippers measuring 14"
  • 1/3 yard fusible fleece for batting (makes 2)
  • Thread to match the fabric

 

When: 
Saturday, July 14 -- 9:30am
Instructor: 
Maureen
Fee: 
$5

Sew Days - Card Case

This tri-fold case is the perfect “gift wrap” for gift cards. Your fabric choice can personalize the case for any occasion. The Card Case also makes a great holder for the loyalty cards issued by your favorite stores.

 In this project you learn to sew with paper, work with fusible and install snaps.

What you need:

  • 1 fat eight fabric for outside of case
  • 1 fat eight fabric for inside of case
  • 2 rectangles of Steam-a-Seam2 5" by 8 1/2"
  • 1 Dritz Snap Setter Tool with snaps (available at The Quiltery)
  • 14" of Ribbon
  • Thread to coordinate with fabric

     

When: 
Monday, July 16 -- 9:30am
Instructor: 
Maureen
Fee: 
$5

Sew Days - Tool Caddy

Create this tool caddy to keep everything you need At Your Fingertips!

The support for the tool caddy is a 5” by 7” acrylic picture frame. The front pockets are gathered to allow thicker items to be stored. The middle pocket is flat to hold things securely. The back pocket is perfect for tall items including rulers and patterns. You can customize your pockets to hold the tools you want to store.

What you need:

  • 1 Acrylic Photo Frame (available at The Quiltery)
  • 1/4 yard backing
  • 1 Fat Eighth Front Pocket
  • 1 Fat Eighth 2nd Pocket
  • Thread to coordinate with fabric
When: 
Saturday, July 28 -- 9:30am
Instructor: 
Maureen
Fee: 
$5

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