Class - (Sew Days) Table 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. (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, September 8 -- 9:30am
Instructor: 
Maureen
Fee: 
$5 includes supplies;necessary tools;use of machine

Class - Intro to EPP (English Paper Piecing)

Everyone loves a good take-along project. And it's  even better when the project can use some of those small scraps that you love, can't throw away, but don't quite know what to do with.

What is EPP? ... English Paper Piecing (commonly called EPP) is a classic technique that continues to thrill modern day quilters. It is one of those beloved quilting practices that can be incorporated into so many different kinds of projects. Basically, it is the technique of wrapping fabric around a paper piece to stabilize and form a specific shape. More often than not, hexagons are what first comes to mind. The fabric is basted around pre-cut paper shapes and then sewn together by hand, usually with a whipstitch or a ladder stitch. After the pieces are all sewn together, the foundation papers and bastings stitches are removed. This is a fun and simple way to create complex blocks.

When: 
Wednesday, September 19 -- 10:00am
Instructor: 
Kim Kerschl
Fee: 
$5 includes the class materials

Class - Doll-Making 101

This two-part class (Saturdays Sept 22nd and 29th) teaches you how to create a doll with its own personality!

In the first session, Carlin gets you started on the body of the doll - one that can be used for a variety of characters. In the second session you learn about costuming your creation. If needed, a final followup session will be scheduled.

Carlin has had a love affair with dolls – especially rag dolls - and puppets ever since she can remember.  When Jim Henson came along, she lost her heart to the Muppets, the fantasy and whimsy of doll and puppet making, and the joyous spirit they represent.  It was also when working on her master’s degree in Art Therapy that Carlin discovered how puppets, dolls, and their creation could not only free the heart but help to heal the wounded spirit.

To quote Carlin – “My characters dance through my imagination in a daily Mardi Gras of color and vibrancy and I love bringing them to life through my dolls and puppets. My greatest wish is that my little characters may touch a few hearts and bring a loving smile and memory to anyone who connects with them.”

A supply sheet will be available shortly.

When: 
Saturday, September 22 -- 10:15am
Instructor: 
Carlin Davis
Fee: 
$30 (includes all sessions)

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