Building Blocks for Beginners (2nd of 6)

This is a set of 6 classes designed for beginners as well as those who want to brush up on their quilting skills. The classes, spread over a 3-month period are scheduled for the second and fourth Saturdays of February, March, and April. Each session highlights specific skills.

  • Students are encouraged to make use of the new sewing machines we now have in our classroom.
  • Each student is required to have their own copy of "You Can Quilt" by Garduna & Oddie - it is one of the best textbooks that I've seen for beginning quilters and is available at a discount for those who register for the classes.
  • The practice blocks are designed to be scrappy. We will have fabrics that students can choose from for the blocks they make in class.  (These fabrics are included in the cost of the classes.)

Skill Builder Set 1: Learning the Basics.  The first session focuses on the essentials of cutting; sewing accurate 1/4 inch seams; and pressing. The following blocks are constructed during class:

  • Rail Fence - a simple, yet striking block that is perfect for practicing cutting strips of fabric and sewing 1/4" seams accurately.
  • Log Cabin - one of the oldest and most beloved patchwork blocks. In a traditional log cabin block, the center square represents the hearth of the home. The light-colored logs are the sun shining on the log walls and the dark logs are the shadows. This block provides practice for cutting strips of different lengths and maintaining a 1/4" seam as you build the block.
  • Value Nine-Patch - this block is popular, versatile, and excellent for learning how the placement of different color values can create a secondary pattern. (Without the differences in value, this block would simply be a 36-Patch block!)




The next five sessions cover the following topics:

  • Skill Builder 2: Half-Square Triangles - (February 24th)
  • Skill Builder 3: Quarter Square Triangles (March 10th)
  • Skill Builder 4: Flying Geese (March 24th)
  • Skill Builder 5: Wonky Blocks (April 14th)
  • Skill Builder 6: Improvisation (April 28th)
Saturday, February 24 -- 9:30am to 3:00pm
$25/session - $120 for set of six lessons

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.

Monday, February 26 -- 9:30am to 1:00pm
Sue Smith
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Wool 'n Needle Club (3rd of 6)

The 2018 Wool 'n Needle Club is devoting its first  six meetings to the creation of the delightful "Tokens of Thyme" Wall Quilt - "Tokens of Thyme" is a 12 block wool sampler that finishes at 18" x 24". Each month the group works on two new blocks. 
To participate you purchase the Club Kit that includes:

  • The "Tokens of Thyme" pattern by Pastthyme Patterns
  • 20 piece 10" x 10" bundle of coordinated colors of 100% Marcus wool
  • 1/2 yd of cream 100% felted wool for background
  • 6 classes of instruction

The Club meets on the 3rd Friday of each month as follows:

  • March 16
  • April 20
  • May 18
  • June 1
Friday, March 16 -- 9:30am to 3:30pm
Kim Kerschl
$89 for the kit

Kim Diehl's Pride & Joy Stitch-Along

This is the second meeting of the Pride and Joy Stitch-Along!

Pride and Joy is a six-month block of the month program (February - July) that features patchwork blocks with classic motifs loved by generations of quiltmakers. Each month for five months, join us to stich-along through a variety of fun-to-piece patchwork as you build the center of your quilt. The last month (July) includes instructions for piecing the border and completing the quilt, as well as the binding.

Kim designs her fabric collections to have a scrappy yet balanced look, so the work of gathering prints has been done for you! When used as a group, the fabrics blend beautifully and give the impression that many different prints have been gathered together.

The Quilt-Along dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday, February 20th 
  • Tuesday, March 20th
  • Monday, April 16th
  • Tuesday, May 15th
  • Tuesday, June 19th
  • Tuesday, July 17th  
Tuesday, March 20 -- 9:30am to 3:30pm
Sandy Davis
$35/month or $200 all-at-once

Jelly Roll Rug Class

Make a colorful area rug from a 'Jelly-Roll' bundle (forty-two (42) 2-1/2" x WOF strips). No wrapping, braiding, weaving, or crocheting. Just pure sewing bliss! 

The rug finishes as an oval, approximately 30" x 44". You can use a pre-cut selection or make it scrappy, using upall those odds and ends of strips you have in your stash.

The supply list will be pubished shortly.

Thursday, March 29 -- 9:30am to 3:30pm

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