Classes – Thursday

Quilt Wyoming 2024
July 11, 2024

See also:
Friday Classes
Saturday Classes
Overview of Classes

1. Ilene Bartos:  Stacked Ovals  

Learn an easy trapunto method using batting for a fun 3-D look.  Kits will be available for purchase.

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2.  Brigit Gail Dermott:  Playing with Shapes

Let’s play with shapes! In this class, students will create improv quilt tops using basic shapes including half-square triangles, half-rectangle triangles, flying geese, and drunkards path.

Students will arrange these shapes to tell a visual story. We’ll discuss working with scale, color, and negative space to create a harmonious design, and examples of designs that feature arranged shapes such as Sanna Annukka (Marimekko designer), Otomi artwork, and others will be reviewed for inspiration.

Students will sew their shape blocks, spend time playing on the design wall to create their unique design, and then will start piecing their quilt tops. Each student will finish class with a unique design and all the blocks needed to complete their project at home. Students should know how to piece basic shapes as the focus will be on designing and piecing the quilt top.

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3. Timna Tarr:  Circling Your Way around Color Wheel

Learn how to make this very happy quilt while also having a great time! We start the workshop by playing with fabrics and color to help us loosen up our color muscles. Timna will then teach five (or more!) techniques on how to make perfect circles, using both hand and machine techniques. Come prepared to play, experiment, and have fun. Supply fee of $5 payable to instructor.   

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4. & 24.  Lauren Andrist: Big Star Lap – 2 Day Class (Th & F) 

Large Lap Quilt, 71” x 71”, using your favorite fat quarters to create a colorful arrangement around a large center star.  Pattern $15 payable to instructor.

All Levels.

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5. & 25.  Kim Hicks:  Scrappy Little Basket – 2 Day Class (Th & F)   

This quilt can be made from 5” to 8” squares with no fabric waste. The background should be very neutral so it does not compete with the basket design. Size will vary depending upon the size of the squares. Cutting instructions will be sent to class attendees prior to QW24. 

All Levels

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6. & 26.   Di Wilsey Geer:  Floor Quilt – 2 Day Class (Th & F) 

The floor and your creative imagination are the limit as we create beautiful floor quilts. From your stash or local quilt shop, you can turn your fabrics into durable walkable pieces of art. If you think Barn Quilts are fun, you’ll learn that Floor Quilts are the bomb! This is a no sewing technique that can later be applied to make coasters, placemats, luggage tags, bookmarks and more.   
Kit Fee payable to instructor:  $12.

Advanced Beginner 

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7. Robin Lynn Dempsey:  Mystery Bargello  

Mystery Bargello! Let’s have some fun! This is a class for everyone – beginner and experienced quilter alike. All you need is a jelly roll, a little bit of yardage and an open mind! Trust that we will have a great day of sewing, learning, and socializing. Oh, and of course, snacking! I promise you will not be disappointed with your project! The first “clue” will be the supply list you receive after you sign up. The remainder will be revealed at the class. 

All Levels

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8.  Josy Daniel:  Greenbelt  

This is a fantastic class to introduce you to Studio 180 Design tools. Beginners will be able to make very accurate half-square triangles in a couple different sizes for this design. I will be showing you five different ways to lay out your blocks. I am sure you will find one design that you will love.      Required Tools: by Studio 180 Design Tucker Trimmer (regular price: $ 27.00) QW24 $ 24.00; Greenbelt pattern (regular price $12.40) QW24 $10.00; Magic Wand (regular price $8.00) QW24 $6.00. All items may be purchased from instructor at the QW24 prices plus tax (cash or checks only, please). 

Advanced Beginner plus

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9. Connie Dilts:  Exploding Stars   

Exploding Stars, 30” x 30,” pattern uses the Creative Grids Half Rectangle Trim Tool to make a stunning quilt for your wall or table. This class will demonstrate how to make successful four-patch blocks, and to use the trim tool to make half rectangles. Tips will be given throughout the class, including sewing, pressing, pinning and how to finish a quilt top with confidence. 

Advanced Beginner

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10.  Jennifer Golden:  Caramel Latte  

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There will be fun using precuts to make this quilt.  It is easy and a relaxing sewing experience. 

Beginner

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11.  Barb Gorges:  Remembering Your Quilt… 

…especially if you give away your quilts. Explore ways to remember them: journal, scrapbook, use an Excel worksheet. Documentation helps us remember patterns and the techniques used (and the names and dates of all those special, quilt-worthy people and occasions). Bring one of your quilts to class and try out different documentation ideas after the lecture. 

All Levels  

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12.  Janet Hoxie:  Wool & Mixed Media 

This class will use quilting supplies, embroidery and beading supplies and super-secret supplies and techniques borrowed from other crafts, to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces.  We will dye, paint, create, and embellish. No sewing machine needed.

$15 Kit required from instructor. 

Intermediate

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13.   Deonn Stott: Purdy Bird 

Here’s a fun, modern quilt that comes together quickly using a mixed bag of skill-building quilting techniques: curved piecing, paper-piecing and it’s easy. 

Intermediate

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14.    Denise Fried:  Colorway  

This quilt uses a layer cake, coordinating or matching jelly roll and background fabric. Let’s have fun making the colorway of your choice.

Intermediate/Advanced

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15.   Kathleen Moorhead Johnson:  Exploding Heart   

Capture the feeling of your heart bursting with joy.  A fat-quarter-friendly project or a scrappy adventure with several variations.

Intermediate                                                                         

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16.   Patricia Heintz:  Watch Chain 

This quilt uses a modified four patch block to make linked chains that remind us of the chain on pocket watches.  This uses Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Four Patch Square Up tool. 

Advanced Beginner  

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17.   Lauren Rogers: Scrappy Bear Paw with twist Let’s use up some leftovers!!

Grab strips and squares and let’s get to scrappin’. (Unless you are making it a planned scrappy). The pattern we created will be supplied. Shortcuts and tricks to make the block square is a large part of the experience. This can be lots of fun and everyone’s block will be different. 

Advanced Beginner to Advanced

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18.   Becky Riley: Color Selection Confidence– ½ Day Class  

This is an interactive lecture and workshop exploring how to apply color theories to fabric selection and quilting.  In other words, students will use colored pencils to have fun with color!  

All Levels  

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19. & 39.  Katie Rapp:  Beginner – 2 Day Class (Th-F)

This class will teach the beginner quilter about fabrics, supplies, how to cut, sew, and press accurately. Students will be able to get blocks made during the first day and learn to connect the blocks into a quilt top during the second day of class.  We will also discuss how to finish the quilt.  There will be a quilting and binding demonstration. 

Beginner Only

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20.  Open Sew
This is an opportunity to sew your own project at your own pace.

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See also:
Friday Classes
Saturday Classes