Classes Saturday

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See Also Friday Classes
16. From Inspirational Photo to Amazing Quilt Patten – Grace Errea 

Skill Level:  Beginner/advanced


There will NOT be sewing in this class and NO fabrics are necessary. Grace will provide all supplies as a part of the Class Kit. This class is for beginners as well as advanced quilters. Here you will learn a number of techniques and be introduced to tools to enable you to create amazing textile work from favorite inspiring photos. You will learn to turn one of your own photographs into a pattern for a fabric art piece. The goal is to create a dramatic quilt that resembles the photo, be it a flower, a still life, an animal, or your favorite pet. This will be accomplished by using Value in the Design Phase. Please, do not bring landscape photos. Your photo needs to have a distinct focal point. The process is simple steps taken one at a time. You will be amazed at your results. The tools used are easily available or Grace will provide them, and no drawing skills are needed, just easy tracing. You will be exposed to discover shapes in your photo, using Value, translating them into pattern shapes in realistic colors or any color.  

17. No Pattern Paper Piecing – Rayna Gillman
Skill Level:  All

Hate paper piecing? This modern way to use a paper foundation has no lines to follow, no precision required, and barely any paper to rip off. Improvise a modern crazy quilt or a free-form square-in-square with this method and don’t worry about perfection.

18. Wrapped in Scraps- Catherine Redford
Skill Level:  All

Learn to make a beautiful bowl or table runner from clothes line and fabric on the sewing machine. We’ll start with the basic no-fuss technique, then choose your project and start stitching. Go home with the skills necessary to start your next fabulous piece.

19. Star Light, Star Bright – Deb Schultz
Skill Level:  Confident Beginner/allCombine an Ombre fabric and other fabrics to create your own one-of-a-kind star using a simplified pattern developed from Ricky Tim’s “kool kaleidoscope” concepts. This class is also a skill-building class that will teach strip and unit piecing. Join us for some work and plenty of fun.  Pattern fee $15.

20. Stunning Diamond – Katie Rapp
Skill Level:  Beginner/All

Turn 2-1/2” strips into this complex, stunning quilt that will have your friends asking how you did it. You will learn about value and contrast to create depth in your quilt.

21. Two Fabric Bargello -Jennifer Golden
Skill Level:  Intermediate

Only two fabrics are used in this project! Choose a lengthwise graduated blend stripe with consistent color along the selvage edges (Ombre) and a secondary companion fabric (for the insert, borders and binding.) This secondary fabric can be anything that goes with the striped fabric. Keep in mind that the secondary fabric will touch both selvage edges of the stripe. (Do not choose anything directional for the secondary fabric.)

22. Antelope Canyon – Robin L. Dempsey
Skill Level:  Intermediate

This quilt looks more complicated than it actually is! Easily-pieced large blocks using pre-cut strips, the finished quilt measures 74-1/2” X 74-1/2”.

23. Deb Tucker’s Rapid Fire Hunters Star – Patti Heintz
Skill Level:  AllA technique designed to streamline the construction of traditional Hunter’s Star Blocks. Deb’s method creates oversized units that are trimmed down for perfect sizing. This technique works for all levels of quilters. It provides contemporary and traditional design options. It is fast, fun, and rewarding!

24. Sunflower Topper – Bernadette Beaslin
Skill Level:  All

This topper consists of 2 flower rings. The rings pop up when stitched together. There’s 9 petals per ring. This is a good way to use scraps and can also be made with colorful fabrics to make other flowers for spring.  $9 pattern fee.  Bosal In-R-Form Foam Stabilizer may be purchased in class $14 (retail $18).

25. Di-ad (diagonal plaid) – Susan Garrity
Skill Level:  AllHave you ever needed a fairly quick bed quilt that is masculine or modern? This quilt can be just that.. It is pieced in diagonal lines. Colors will make it masculine or feminine. Quilting can be simple or complex. Quilt measures 72” X 90” and uses 12 different fabrics. Pre-cutting instructions will be sent out before class so you can start sewing right away.

26. Twirling Fans – Daenette More
 Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner

This quilt can bridge the gap between antique and modern. It is a take-off of the traditional fan with prairie point ends. If you look closely you can see a secondary pattern of a twirl in the center with a totally unexpected square center. This pattern looks just as intricate using Civil War fabrics as it does using modern fabric. Techniques include making templates, basic applique’, and piecing with partial seams. It’s the best of both worlds! Quilt size: Twin 70-1/2” X 88- 1/2”.  The pattern will be available in class for $9.

27. Squedge Sampler – Kathleen Johnson
Skill Level:  AllLearn to use the 22.5-degree Squedge Tool. A wedge plus a square equals a Squedge.  Make 3 blocks for a table runner or keep sewing for a quilt.
The patten fee:  $5 printing fee for 3 patterns.

28. Scarecrow Charlie Penny Mat – Stephanie Chini
Skill Level:  All
What fun to work with wool! Enjoy putting together this autumn project and learn stitches to embellish it.  All hand work.  Kit $38 or pattern only $8.50.

29. Open Sew Saturday