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Featherweight Spa-Kathleen Clendennen
Learn how to clean and maintain your Featherweight in working condition while learning a little of the history of these great little machines. Includes hands-on instruction to disassemble & reassemble your machine. You will also learn how to diagnosis problems and possible solutions. I will have belts and other often needed repair parts/accessories available for optional purchase.
Featherweight machine with feet, cord, foot controller, basic sewing supplies, old towel, old toothbrush, oil, lubricant, screw driver, flashlight, scrap fabric, two different colors of thread, and tweezers.
$5 optional service manual
Mesh Zip Bag-Peg Dunayer
Make 2 handy zip bags to carry tools and such, using screen-mesh, and decorate them with fabrics of participant’s choice.
We will make 3 screen bags in this class. Three different sizes
Black screen mesh will be supplied.
You need to bring:
1 to 3 fat quarters (coordinate zips with fabric)
3 complementary zippers (at least 22", 15", 12" long)
sewing machine, including zipper foot
usual sewing supplies
Questions? email Peg at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rapid-Fire HSTs-Cheryl Matzen
Do you have heaps of half-square triangles to make? And, would you like to finish them perfectly in record time? If you answered yes, this half-day workshop is designed just for you. After a quick how to demonstration of HSTSystem stencils, you’ll dive into a hands-on experience making perfect, rapid-fire, half-square triangles (HSTs) without trimming or paper tearing. You may work on a personal project or the one we have chosen as part of this workshop, Paladin.
Hobo Bag - Ceil Hart
A soft and loosely structured tote bag. No quilting involved; just simple sewing. Makes a great bag for shop-hop buying or carrying projects to class or meetings.
Given are measurements for 3 different size options:
Outer fabric 1-1/2 yd
Lining fabric 1-1/2 yd
5/8” or ¾” elastic 20” Medium
Outer fabric 1 yd
Lining fabric 1 yd
5/8" or 3/4" elastic 14"
Outer fabric 3/4 yd
Lining fabric 3/4 yd
5/8" or 3/4" elastic 10"
Thread to coordinate with fabrics
Batting for all sizes: 2 pieces, each cut to 6” wide by width of bag fabric (approx. 40 -45”)
VERY large safety pin (to pull batting through handles, then handles through casings
OPTIONAL: narrow ribbon if you want to add tie closures
String Piecing - Ann Randall
A method of string piecing blocks using a surprising foundation – Bounty paper towels! They do not break down in the wash, are inexpensive and readily available. You have to see it to believe it! Several types of string pieced blocks will be demonstrated that can be used to create a variety of scrap quilts. Scrap bags of fabric will be available to purchase.
Sewing Machine, extra needles, special feet:_________
Basic Supplies: Scissors, seam ripper, thimble, note paper, pencil
Cutting mat, rotary cutter, ruler
Other items: Small iron and ironing surface, regular Bounty paper towels, neutral thread for piecing, felt marker, pencil or washable marker, fabric strips, any width
Lucy Boston: Patchwork of the Cross - Joey Manning
Learn the basic technique of English Paper Piecing and learn how to construct the Lucy Boston Block. There will be a collection of fabrics to choose from to begin designing and piecing the block.
Other items: Light and Dark thread, scissors, reading light for hand sewing if necessary, template plastic (5 inch square), marking pen or pencil, hand sewing needles.
Clothesline wrapped Fabric Baskets - Susan McCann
Sewing Machine, extra heavy duty needles, special feet with wide opening: thread, 3 bobbins full of thread, glue stick, I will provide the cording, so everyone has the correct cording,
Basic Supplies: Scissors, seam ripper, thimble, note paper, pencil,
Cutting mat, rotary cutter, ruler,
Fabric Foldable Box- Jennifer Padden
Fat Quarter Friendly fold away basket.
Sewing machine, scissors, seam ripper, thimble, note paper, pencil, cutting mat, rotary cutter, ruler, at least two fat quarters (the basket is reversable), matching thread. Jennifer will have very strong two sided fusible for the baskets for a nominal charge.
Double Nine Patch (also called Irish Nine Patch) - Elizabeth Keller
Supply List:White on white fabric 4.75 yds.
White solid fabric 1 yard
Charm pack (5" square) of bright prints with white background
Bright fabric for Inner Border .5 yard
One other print (one to highlight other fabrics) 1/3 yard
Batting and backing fabric
Cutting Mat, Rotary Cutter and Rulers
Sewing Machine and all accessories for sewing, i.e. cords, bobbin filled with thread, 1/4" quilting foot, and regular sewing foot.
We will be making nine of the 18.25" blocks, setting 3 across and 3 down.
Tame Your Scraps - Debra Nicklaus
Learn different methods for prepping your leftovers into usable sizes for scrap projects. We will talk about different systems and what might work best for each participant depending on their style and block size preference. We will tackle our scrap bags and process our scraps.
Rulers - Various sizes- 6 x 14, 6.5 X 6.5, 4.5 x 4.5 are suggested
Pen and paper
Enhancing Your Fabric with Markers - Marie Welsch
Bring an apron or an over shirt to wear that could accidentally get painted on; if you have some fabric paint or pens that you have not used, and wondered about, how to use, bring them with you, but do not go out to buy any; if you have an three or four pieces of fabric, at least 6 in. x 6 in., that you wish to transform, bring them. I will have plenty of fabric and materials for our use.
Fabric Jewelry - Margaret Berggren
Quilting or beading thread – neutral color
beading needles or betweens needles
You be the Judge - Cheryl Christian
Ever wonder what goes on in the mind of a judge? Come learn what judges do and why. Evaluation forms will be provided and discussed. Then you will become a judge and examine quilts. We will talk about design, value, and workmanship and how they apply to your work. Application and practice is the key to this session.
Bring one or two quilts to be judged. These should be quilts that you would consider entering in a quilt show and that have been made within the past ten years. They can be quilts made by you or by friends, family members, or other quilters you know.
$2 for handouts
Grandmother's Flower Garden - Kathleen Ackley
Using a 3/4" hexagon stamp, we will learn how to hand piece a posey and make it into a pincushion.
Sharp needles in 10 or 11
Neutral #50 thread
A few straight Pins
1/2" or 3/4" stamp, can be purchased from the teacher ($6.50 or $8.50)
Ink pad, can be purchased from the teacher for $8.50
Scraps for stamping hexagons
Feathered Star - Patty Cline
This class teaches the student, though a step by process, to make this difficult block easily.
1/2 yd Christmas or main print (fabric 1 will be for kites).
1/2 yd fabric to coordinate with Christmas or main print (fabric #2 for feathered points)
1/2 yd contrasting fabric (fabric #3 for center and 8 diamonds)
1 1/2 yds background fabric (includes enough fabric for binding)
1 1/2 yds backing fabric (not needed for class)
1 1/2 yds batting (low loft fleece or batting that drapes well, not needed for class)
Small rotary cutter (preferably 28 mm) with sharp blade & large mat
6x24 inch ruler
4 or 6 inch square ruler (preferably Bias Square ruler)
*4x8 (preferably or 6x12 inch ruler
*9 1/2 or 12 1/2 square ruler (if you have one and are making a square feathered star)
scissors (both fabric and paper)
general sewing supplies
Small design board (at least 15 inches), or 15 inch muslin or felt square
2 hooks & eyes or Velcro (for Christmas tree skirt, not needed for class)
*If you don't have these rulers, teacher will have a few to share.
Kit fee- $3.00
Beaded Name Bag - Harriet Turner
Make an ultra suede name bag. Kit will have all supplies.
Stitchers will be shown how to draft a very simple block and how to piece a block by hand.
Graph paper (4 squares per inch)
Ruler (any straight edge)
Template plastic 4” x 12”
Sharpie pen (extra fine, any color)
Needle (any size you are comfortable with)
Thread (cotton sewing – not quilting thread)
Straight pins (not quilting straight pins)
2 fat quarters of fabric – any contrasting color
Pen and notepad
Mountain Cabin - Peg Dunayer
This quilt was designed as a fund-raiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The quilt is based on a simple premise, it is a combination of Delectable Mountains, surrounded by Log Cabin blocks. My teacher-fee will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Thread, scissors, rotary cutter, mat and ruler, sewing machine,
Fabric for a 40" x 40" finished project.
Fabric A 1/8 yd (very light print)
Fabric B 1/4 yd (light print)
Fabric C 1/2 yd (medium print)
Fabric D 1/2 yd (dark print or solid)
Fabric E 1/2 yd (light solid or very, very light print)
Fabric F 2/3 yd (dark print)
2" (finished) half-square sheets or strips (enough for 112 sets) **
**NOTE: Teacher will supply Thangles kit for $15 fee
Since this piece is constructed entirely of 2-1/2" cuts or strips, a jelly roll
can be used for a very scrappy version, but there must be contrast
(light/dark) in the fabric grouping.
Fabric E is the designated Background fabric in this project
Thread Painting - Kitty Miller
Using fabric pictures to learn thread painting. Choice of 10 different pictures, including turtle, birds, cat, horse, owl, rat, etc. on a first come basis.
Sewing machine, bring extra Free Motion Foot, Embroidery needle.
Normal sewing supplies, including an awl, seam ripper, small thread scissors, pins, basting pins
Rubber dotted gloves (optional).
“Slider” teflon sheet (optional).
Two (2) empty bobbins.
Black thread and bobbin with black thread.
Paper and pencil to practice designs.
An embroidery needle with large eye.
Crazy for Stitching - Cheryl Christian
Hand embroidery has been one of the hottest new techniques to add to your quilting repertoire. Come learn and work surface embroidery stitches with a teacher crazy about embroidery. Try out stitches and stitch combinations on a provided crazy quilt block or bring you own crazy quilt block or doodle cloth.
If participants want to bring their own work rather than purchase a kit, they will need to bring something to stitch on, either a crazy quilt block, or doodle cloth, or quilt block, and a light-weight muslin or cotton backing to support the stitching. They will also need to bring several skeins of six-stranded cotton embroidery floss and any other hand-embroidery threads of their choosing, such as metal or silk threads.
$3 for handouts, if students bring their own block or doddle cloth, and embroidery threads
$50 optional kit fee (including the $3 for handouts). Kit includes made-up crazy patch block at least 10 inches x 6 inches, colors and fabrics predetermined by teacher, stranded embroidery flosses, needle
Supplies to bring: sharp or crewel needles, scissors (embroidery scissors would be most useful). The following are optional: tape measure or small ruler, embroidery hoop to fit the work, reference books on particular stitches
Fabric Postcards - Holly Cooper
Made with the same materials, fabric postcards and artist's trading cards can be a fun small project for expressing your creativity and using a variety of materials. They are great for trading, gift giving, or sending through the mail. In addition to creating, we'll talk about standards for postcard size and actually mailing your work. Bring fabric and trim scraps, a kit with basic materials will be provided for a $5 fee.
Supply List:Sewing machine, thread, scissors, fabric scraps you love, trim, laces, ribbons, pretty machine thread, Embroidery threads and small bits of hand embroidery, Flat-ish charms, beads, Mill Hill and other seed beads and petite beads, sequins and mylar "confetti" shapes, clear vinyl film, rubber sttamp pads with fabric ink, stamps. A kit of basic supplies will be available for $5. The kit will contain 2 pre-cut Peltex postcard sized pieces, 1 extra piece that can be used for cutting to artist trading card size, 2 pre-cut fusable web pieces for each postcard, additional fusable web, white or unbleached muslin for the writing side of the card.
Hand Quilting: The How and the Why-Suzanne Rittenbury
Do you have an antique top that demands to be hand quilted, but don’t know where to start? Or do you just want to practice your technique in a supportive group? Come for an overview of materials, marking tools and methods, stay for laughs and relaxation while practicing this ancient art.
Feel free to bring a work in progress, if you have one. We will supply pre-printed practice projects (16 sq") for $7 a piece. We will also have a variety of needles, hoops, thimbles, and threads for you to sample, but you are encouraged to bring your personal favorites to use in class.
Rose Applique-Kathleen Ackley
We will use one of my rose designs to learn applique using needle turn with a top template.
Kit fee $18.50
Convergence Quilt-Ann Blasdel
Despite its looks, this quilt is very easy to assemble. Ricky Tims inspired me to make this quilt after his recent Quilt Luminarium in Houston. The important skills to employ to make this quilt a success are straight cuts and matched seams.
4 squares of different fabrics, one of them preferably a design showing strong movement across the fabric. Each square cut to approximately 15-16”. OR 1 yard of Ricky Tims’ hand-dyed Caveman fabric.
Acrylic ruler—at least 24” long.
Sewing machine with preferred foot for sewing seams
Ricky Tims’ pattern-$5
I recommend looking up Convergent Quilts on Google to see how the different fabrics affect the final look of the quilt.
I will place an order for patterns and Ricky Tims’ fabric before the workshop. Ann will order Ricky Tims' fabric because there is a price break for multiple yards.