Austin Area Quilt Guild



Gift of Quilting

    • May 05, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Cave Rd., Austin, TX 78746
    • 0

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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.


    Supply List:
    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



     

    • May 05, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Cave Rd., Austin, TX 78746
    • 6

    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.

     


    Supply List:

    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

    thread

    usual sewing supplies

    Questions? email Peg at pdquilt92@aol.com

    • May 05, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Cave Rd., Austin, TX 78746
    • 9

    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.

     

    Supply List:

    • Prewashed fabrics and Faultless Spray Starch (both recommended; both optional)
    • Your sewing machine, a ¼” foot or guide, an extra  needle, thread, and a full bobbin
    • Fine-Point Mechanical Pencil or #2 Pencil
    • Rotary Cutter (with a sharp blade)
    • Turntable style cutting mat
    • Blue Painter’s Tape
    • Rulers (12” and an 18” or longer)
    • Scissors and Straight Pins
    • Seam Ripper (just in case)
    • Iron and Ironing mat
    Kit fee: Stencil-$15, Pounce Pad (w/iron off white chalk)- $15, Paladin Pattern $10
    • May 05, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Cave Rd., Austin, TX 78746
    • 6

    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.


    Supply List:

    • Sewing Machine, extra needles, special feet:_straight; zigzag is helpful_______
    • Basic Supplies: Scissors, seam ripper, thimble, note paper, pencil, thread
    • Cutting mat (medium size) , rotary cutter, ruler
    • Other items:  (Please list) :     fabric pre-cut to specified sizes; 5/8” or ¾” elastic; very large safety pin for turning handles and pulling batting; batting scraps of designated sizes
    • Given are measurements for 3 different size options:

      Extra Large 

      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"

      Small

    • 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

    • May 05, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Cave Rd., Austin, TX 78746
    • 6

    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.


    Supply List:

    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


    • May 05, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Cave Rd., Austin, TX 78746
    • 0
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    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.


    Supply List:

    Cutting mat, rotary cutter, ruler

    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.


    • May 05, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Cave Rd., Austin, TX 78746
    • 0
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    Clothesline wrapped Fabric Baskets - Susan McCann


    Supply list:

    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,


     

    • May 05, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Cave Rd., Austin, TX 78746
    • 3

    Fabric Foldable Box- Jennifer Padden

    Fat Quarter Friendly fold away basket.


    Supply list:

    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.

    • May 06, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Cave Rd., Austin, TX 78746
    • 10

    Double Nine Patch (also called Irish Nine Patch) - Elizabeth Keller

    Supply List:
    White on white fabric 4.75 yds.

    White solid fabric 1 yard

    White thread

    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.

    • May 06, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Cave Rd., Austin, TX 78746
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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.


    Supply List:

    Cutting mat

    Rotary cutter

    Rulers - Various sizes-  6 x 14, 6.5 X 6.5,  4.5 x 4.5  are suggested 

    Scraps 

    Pen and paper



    • May 06, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Cave Rd., Austin, TX 78746
    • 4

    Enhancing Your Fabric with Markers - Marie Welsch

    Sometimes we just can't find the right color or colors for a project we have in mind or we wish a section of the fabric were highlighted or shaded into the background. In this workshop, we will play with fabric pens, fabric medium, and fabric paint on a variety of fabrics to change the color and look of the fabric while keeping the softness of the fabric. 


    Supply List:

    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.


    • May 06, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Cave Rd., Austin, TX 78746
    • 7

    Fabric Jewelry - Margaret Berggren

    Use fabric, paper, and beads to create one of a kind necklace or pin.  



    Supply List:

    Basic Supplies: Scissors, seam ripper, thimble, note paper, pencil

    Quilting or beading thread – neutral color

    beading needles or betweens needles 


    • May 06, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Cave Rd., Austin, TX 78746
    • 9

    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.

     

    Supply List:

    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

     

    • May 06, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Cave Rd., Austin, TX 78746
    • 9

    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.


    Supply List:

    Sharp needles in 10 or 11

    Neutral #50 thread

    A few straight Pins

    Scissors

    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

    Thimble

    • May 06, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Cave Rd., Austin, TX 78746
    • 3

    Feathered Star - Patty Cline

    This class teaches the student, though a step by process, to make this difficult block easily.


    Supply List:

    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)

    template plastic

    pencil

    sewing machine

    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

    • May 06, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Cave Rd., Austin, TX 78746
    • 7

    Beaded Name Bag - Harriet Turner

    Make an ultra suede name bag. Kit will have all supplies.


    • May 06, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Cave Rd., Austin, TX 78746
    • 8

    Hand Piecing

    Stitchers will be shown how to draft a very simple block and how to piece a block by hand.


    Supply List:

    Graph paper (4 squares  per inch)

    #2 pencil

    Ruler (any straight edge)

    Template plastic  4” x 12”

    Sharpie pen (extra fine, any color)

    Paper  scissors

    Fabric scissors

    Needle (any size you are comfortable with)

    Thread  (cotton sewing – not quilting thread)

    Thimble

    Straight pins (not quilting straight pins)

    2 fat quarters of fabric – any contrasting color

    Sandwich bag

    Pen and notepad


    • May 06, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Cave Rd., Austin, TX 78746
    • 6

    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.


    Supply List:

    Thread, scissors, rotary cutter, mat and ruler, sewing machine,

    pencil, iron

    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) **

    Backing

    Batting

    Binding

    **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

     


    • May 06, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Cave Rd., Austin, TX 78746
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    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.


    Supply List:

    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.

    Kit fee-$25


    • May 06, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Cave Rd., Austin, TX 78746
    • 4

    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. 


    Supply List:

    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 

     

    • May 06, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Cave Rd., Austin, TX 78746
    • 9

    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.

     

    • May 06, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Cave Rd., Austin, TX 78746
    • 6

    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.

    Supply List:   

    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.

     

    • May 06, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Cave Rd., Austin, TX 78746
    • 10

    Rose Applique-Kathleen Ackley

    We will use one of my rose designs to learn applique using needle turn with a top template.


    Supply list:

    Kit fee $18.50

    • May 06, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Cave Rd., Austin, TX 78746
    • 0

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    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.


    Supply list

    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.

    Rotary Cutter

    Acrylic ruler—at least 24” long.

    Sewing machine with preferred foot for sewing seams

    Thread

    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.


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