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Nancy's most popular workshop introduces the two thread painting techniques she uses. Using her anyone-can-do-it approach, you will learn how simple thread painting is. A zigzag or straight stitch are the only stitches necessary to create amazing thread painted designs. No artistic skill is needed so come join us for a day full of fun. Simple designs have been selected to boost your confidence right away. A required kit fee of $15 ensures you use the same supplies as Nancy herself.
Registrations begins: June 10, 2017
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Black and white fabric is prevalent in most quilt shops and is a very creative option to thread paint some amazing designs. Thread painting on commercial fabric is as easy as 1.2.3. In this workshop you will learn how to blend thread to make the finished flower look realistic. With the design printed, it is easy to begin your thread painting adventure. Once you have taken this class, you will never look at black and white fabric the same. A required kit fee of $10 contains items that promote your success.
Registration Starts: June 11, 2017
Come join Nancy as she takes you through the journey in making an award winning quilt. On This Winter Day took over 2,000 hours over a 7 year period to make and as you can imagine there were days of extreme highs and days of “What have I gotten myself into?” So come see the process and how the quilt evolved.
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6:45 Show 'n' Tell, 7pm meeting
Students will learn to make a portrait quilt wall hanging appx. 11 x 17 using one of the patterns provided by the instructor. However students will be given all information necessary to make a portrait from a photo. Students will learn how to use ultra-fine sharpie, colored pencils, white out and other products to enhance the features of their subject. This is a class geared to make easy beautiful portraits without the fuss. Students will leave with a completed portrait. No sewing machine required. Kit includes all the fabric, pattern, and fusible needed to complete the portrait.
Registrations begins June 30th, 2017
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When you mix quilting with art you get Thread Art. This is a great class for those who want to explore an innovative way to make beautiful art quilts but have little or no experience with quilting. The techniques the students will learn can be used to produce an art quilt of anything (person, place, or thing). Students will learn how to design and stitch out a whole cloth art quilt using thread and colored pencils as the medium. Creating their own landscape, portrait, or still life art quilt seems intimidating to most. Lola has taken the fear out of the process using her seven step approach. The techniques learned can be easily transferred to make a purse, or sweatshirt. Students will leave with a completed 11 x 17 thread art quilt. Optional Kit is available. Kit includes all the fabric, batting, pre-wound bobbin for most machines, instructor’s notes and a 90/14 topstitching needle
Registration Starts: July 1, 2017
10 am meeting
Lola Jenkins has brought a unique vision through her incredible art quilts. Her quilts display the joy and freedom of pursuing her passion. Without any background in sewing, art, perspective, or drawing, she developed her craft. With her fearless and creative approach she has evolved to master-quilter status. Lola states, "I don't know the rules, so I couldn't break the rules of quilting."
6:45 pm Show and Tell, 7:00 pm meeting
Baby Bundles Sew-in
Begin working as you come in, brief 7:00 pm meeting, then back to cutting, sandwiching, sewing, tying, or labeling quilts for our charities to give their clients
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Use one of Lorraine's Collage Curves Mini-Quilt Series patterns to make a 15" square quilt in this one day class. Learn the technique for doing curvy edge shapes, raw edges together, with self made bias tape covering the raw edges. One pattern free with class. Kits available in class or in shopping cart of this web site.
Registrations begins: September 2, 2017
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Do you ever get tired of templates? Or even precise planning with quick techniques? This class will show you how to do "ad lib" piecing so that you can scatter pieces over the surface and piece them into a background where you want them to be so they seem to float. Make a small wall quilt or a vest to finish at home.
Registration Starts: September 3, 2017
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More and more quilters are considering themselves textile artists. Just as with any of the more traditionally recognized art forms, their makers need to be familiar with and have some facility with the elements and principles of design including value, line, space, balance, unity, etc. This slide lecture is an introduction to these design essentials which we’ll examine embodied in quilts.
An overview of the steps to discover and develop your own personal style with a trunk show of Lorraine's work that follows her journey in finding her personal voice.
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Not necessarily your normal slide lecture. A combination of slides from my quilting trips and the unusual things I found there, and the beautiful quilts from quilters all over. A more humorous look at the world from a quilters point of view.
This slide lecture shows my development from early paintings through traditional quilts up to the present contemporary wall quilts. I will show early traditional quilts, Mandalas, Three dimensional quilts, Isometric quilt, Fractured Landscape quilts and my new Ghost layer + color washes. Includes: inspirations, funny stories, mistakes and foul-ups and design techniques, question and answer session to follow.
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If you are the type of machine quilter who strives for perfection yet cannot take the time to create fine designs, look to the wonderful pattern flexibility of the Terry Twist to give you the flawless results you want.
Even if we practiced, practiced, practiced we are not computers, so take advantage of this smart asymmetrical continuous-line technique. It delivers just the right block, border, and sashing designs from half inch to large overall designs effortlessly.
Because it is free-motion friendly your bobbles and wobbles disappear. The eye will never catch them, as you use this one simple shape to create endless designs. You can stitch charming patterns by adding your favorite “go to” shapes including feathers, leaves, flowers and more or simple textures for quick work of large areas.
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There is no doubt that feathers define the quilt top and feathering defines the quilter. We will learn to make the feather on straight spines, undulating spines, and using a feather stencil.
After this class you will be able to look at an area and know that the feathers will fit the area, coordinate with the quilt top and other patterns used. Plus have the confidence in your new practiced skill with Sally's effortless and clever technique. (This is Sally's No. 1 Class)
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0203and0204 Feathers and Twist .pdf
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6:45 pm Show and Tell, 7:00 pm meeting
Stop your tension headaches and frustration! Don't limit yourself to a few threads. Learn a simple way to run all types of threads and get your tension right both top and bottom.
View 15 different thread types magnified 60 times and discover their characteristics. Get the trick to looking at the end of a broken thread and know why it broke. See you there!
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6:45 Show and Tell, 7pm meeting
While researching her new book, Teresa was granted exclusive tours inside Japan’s esteemed textile printing mills and she’ll explain why some of the finest quilting cotton in the world is being printed in Japan.
She’ll be bringing her new book “Cotton & Indigo from Japan” to autograph and sell. The book is a beautiful hard cover book filled with 300 images and gorgeous quilts.
She’ll also be bringing a variety of Japanese quilting cotton fabric to sell, so you won’t want to miss this special shopping opportunity.
No workshops this month.
Prepare yourself for a total treat, laser cut appliqué pieces will give you the head start on completing a beautiful wall hanging quilt with fusible appliqué technique. With the right thread, needle, and Edyta's direction, you will be on the right path to a gorgeous quilt and ready for bigger projects!
A required $40.00 kit explains why your supply list is so short.
Registration starts on January 7, 2018.
Enjoy a fabric exchange using half share triangles made from Laundry Basket Quilts Triangle Paper in this wonderful class. Learn how to use triangles in many different projects including one of my favorites, the "Tree Farm". Perfect for any level quilter.
A $40.00 required kit explains why your supply list is so short.
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Let me be your guide on a walk through historical, political, and personal events that have inspired generations of quilters. In my presentation I reflect on quilters work and how they find inspiration to create, to express, and to mark milestones in their lives. The program is full of historical information as well as touching personal stories that many quilters can relate to. I bring along a large collection of quilts (over 50) that will entertain and inspire your members. I hope to inspire you with many reasons to continue to create and enjoy quilting even more than you do now.
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6:45 pm Show and Tell, 7:00 pm meeting
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Two powerful words that can push the boundaries of your work and increase creative courage are "What if?" I took the artist's journey from traditional quilts to improvisation and self-expression. You can do it, too! Ask yourself "what if?" and experiment and you're off on a creative adventure!
Registration starts March 2, 2018
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6:45 Show 'n' Tell, 7:00 meeting
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