“Funny Face” featuring Sara Guyol
Thursday, January 16, 2020
The goal of this class is to teach the fundamentals of facial anatomy, basic fusing techniques, and the creative placement of fabric elements within the facial collage. Students will make a fused “Funny Face” or self-portrait, which can be used as the basis of a larger quilt or stand alone as a pillow or mini quilt. Tools such as scalloped rotary cutters will be explored, as will sashing options and decorative embellishments. Participants should be prepared to make multiple faces/blocks as time permits.
“Machine Quilting on your home sewing machine” featuring Sue Rasmussen http://suerasmussenquilts.com/
Thursday, February 20, 2020
This workshop teaches students, while working through several exercises, the basics of free-motion machine quilting on a home sewing machine. Beginning with simple shapes, students work through many quilt designs such as echo quilting, stippling and other “filler” designs, and simple curves to more complex designs. Class includes discussions of basting techniques, difference in batting, marking quilt tops, comparisons of threads and needles, and quilt binding.
Thursday, February 19, 2020
This workshop teaches students (all skill levels), while working through several exercises, the basics of free-motion machine quilting on a home sewing machine. Beginning with simple shapes, students work through many quilt designs such as echo quilting, stippling and other “filler” designs, and simple curves to more complex designs. Class includes discussions of basting techniques, difference in batting, marking quilt tops, comparisons of threads and needles, and quilt binding. Sue Rasmussen is a nationally and internationally renowned and diversified teacher who loves to inspire her class participants to stretch beyond traditional confinements through quick methods of paper foundation piecing and machine-pieced landscapes. Sue has produced an extensive and varied body of work, including hundreds of quilts, quilt art and quilted clothing, many of which are being nationally exhibited. Sue teaches at Empty Spools Seminars in Asilomar, Hudson River Valley Art Workshops, Quilting in the Desert and other prestigious retreats, and has lectured and taught workshops at guilds and shops worldwide. Sue says "There is nothing more gratifying than seeing landscape quilts made by my students that express their personal artistic visions because of something they learned in my class!
“Only One” featuring Dora Cary
Thursday and Friday, March 19 & 20, 2020
Make a stunning quilt with one piece of fabric and a much-simplified One Block Wonder technique. Say NO to fussy cutting and Y seams and YES to super fast cutting tips and chain stitching straight lines to create gorgeous blocks that will make an amazing quilt. The pattern requires only one fabric and includes fabric requirements for all quilt sizes. In the first day of class Dora will explain her super fast method for cutting the fabric for the blocks and share tips for fast piecing and how to reduce the bulk at the intersection of four seams. The second day of class, students will finish sewing their blocks and she will share composition tips. Depending on the chosen quilt size, most students should have a finished quilt top. At the end of the class Dora will share her No Baste Method for quilting on a home sewing machine (not on a long arm). Kits (fabric plus pattern) will be available to purchase in class. The class is perfect for quilters of all levels. Each student will need to purchase a quilt pattern.
“Dresden Jacket & Quilt (your choice)” featuring Anelie Belden
Thursday, April 16, 2020
This jacket is made using a sweatshirt of your choice. It can be long or short, loose or fitted. We will cut it up and then add a flowing Dresden design onto the body of the jacket. Dresden blades are used to make the collar and the trim around the edge. A zipper is used as a closure. Piping and embellishing can be added to the design. This is a loose-fitting jacket and does not require difficult garment sewing techniques.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Do you remember that old TV show? “You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery, which reach from the inner mind to... The Outer Limits.” This pattern will "blow your mind"!! It looks so complicated, but Julie has developed a method using 3" strips sewn into panels and cut into cross-sections. Using her system, you can easily create this awesome quilt. Prepare to explore...The Outer Limits
If you have any questions about these workshops contact Terry Caselton - email@example.com