Classes


Classes

Beginning Sewing (Not Quilting)

Start on the road to sewing success as you acquire many new skills - whether you have never sewn before or are just getting back to sewing. Learn how to read and use a pattern, seam finishes, construction techniques and hemming. Begin and complete an apron in this two session class.

Cost: $ 56.00
Better Free Motion Quilting-Feathers & Backgrounds

This class is intended for quilters who have done some free motion quilting, and would like to improve their skills. Emphasis will be on quilting feathers and various background patterns without marking.

Cost: $ 21.00
Fast Track for Beginners

A two session lecture/demonstration class for the experienced sewer or previous quilter looking for a refresher course with all of the latest basic techniques. Lots of class handouts and . patterns for a homework project are included.

Cost: $ 40.00
Foundation Paper Piecing

Foundation Paper Piecing will show you how to make intricate, accurate blocks with ease and precision. Anyone can do it! In this class you will make a block which can stand alone, or be combined for a larger beautiful block. You will also learn how to make fast, perfect half square triangles using Triangles on a Roll. Don't miss this chance to learn this useful technique!

Cost: $ 21.00
In the Dog House

Ann is a dog person and cannot imagine a house without a dog. Maybe you like cats, or hearts, or flowers...each house might have something different in it that represents something in the life of the person owning the quilt. You can add trees of all kinds, shrubs, a hedge, flowers gardens or grass. There could be mountains and stars and the sun and moon. Ann will help you with your individual blocks. The quilt comes later. Select a focus (or focuses) for your houses and join us to see what develops.

Cost: $ 28.00
Introduction to Free Motion Quilting

Learn the basics of free motion quilting, including stipple quilting, improvising, and following printed designs. Your sewing machine should provide either dropped feed dogs or covered feed dogs. A darning foot is required and preperation of practice pieces as specified in class handout, before class.

Cost: $ 21.00
Out of the Box - 2 Versions

Using up stash, scraps and orphan blocks from other projects is part of our quilting heritage. If we don't have a stash and scraps, we can use fat quarters, charm packs, or Bali Pops. Wherever your scraps come from, Ann will show you how to turn them into a stunning quilt. Ann has a new version of her "Out of the Box" scrap quilt, using black and white fabrics plus ONE color. She used Tonya Ricucci's book to create the letters used on this quilt. Using up stash, scraps and orphan blocks from other projects is part of our quilting heritage. If we don't have a stash and scraps, we can use fat quarters, charm packs, or Bali Pops. We are showing both of her "Out of the Box" samples.

Cost: $ 28.00
Paint Chips

Haven't we all wandered through a home improvement store and picked out paint chips? In Karla Alexander's description of this quilt, she tell us that taking pictures of her paint chips in varying arrangements resulted in this quilt. Ann will help you make your "paint chips" become a beautiful creation.

Cost: $ 28.00
Panels With Pizazz

Do you want to make a quick quilt beginning with a panel and don't know where to start? Jill will show you how to personalize your quilt by adding sashing, borders, and/or blocks...the possibilities are endless.

Cost: $ 28.00
Seminole Piecing

Seminole design was developed by the Seminole Indian tribe of Florida primarily for embellishing clothing. Dorothy Hanisko, in the introduction of her book, points out that the same techniques used to create one-of-a-kind clothing can be used to create one-of-a-kind quilts. By choosing four or five Seminole designs and using strips of varying widths and colors between the bands of those designs, dramatic results can be achieved.

Cost: $ 28.00
T-Shirt Quilt

The class will focus on learning how to use T shirts in creating a quilt. We will plan an interesting layout with sashings and borders of added fabrics to enhance the T shirts in each student's collection. Hands on work will include preparation and stabilization of the T shirts for quilt blocks. Tips and ideas for sashing designs and sewing with T shirts will be given.

Cost: $ 28.00
Village News

Karla Alexander created a very modern-looking quilt in a selection of solid colors using off-white as negative space (see page 67 in the book.) When Ann built this quilt from her stash, she pulled 12 fat quarters of batiks that made her smile when she put them together on a table. Then she found a border fabric that resulted in a quilt with a clearly southwestern feel. She also added a 1-1/4 inch inner border of deep red. If blues and greens were featured rather than golds and rusts, the quilt would be very different again. Ann will help you create the Village News that speaks to you in this 2 session class.

Cost: $ 35.00
Whirlygig

In her book, Vivacious Curvy Quilts, Dianne Hire says "Go for whatever makes your heart happy". That's what Ann did when she made "Whirlygig". Using Dianne Hire's methods, six four-color curvy blocks were created and black windmill arms were added. Ann will teach you how to do curves and make this fun quilt.

Cost: $ 28.00