Tuesday, Oct 30 9:30 am - 12:30 am Borders
Are you ready to change how you think about borders? How you frame your quilt can be so much more than just four strips of fabric added to the edges. This class explores everything from how wide to make them to deciding what style border best suites your quilt by examining dozens of variations on border treatments. Learn how to miter the corners of your borders, how to preventing wavy borders, and how to work with border prints. Quilt shown here is just one of over 30 different border options you will see in this class.
NOTE: This class covers border, not bindings. For a class on bindings, check out 'Finishing', listed below.
Tuesday, Oct 30 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Finishing
How you bind your quilt is just as important as all the techniques that went into the construction of the quilt itself. This class is a combination of demonstrations and hands-on stitching of class samples that will teach elements of binding you didn't know you needed to know: how to make a quilt that does not ripple on the edges, blocking, making continuous bias binding, how to miter binding corners, and how to blend the beginning and end of your binding without lumps. Students make samples of mitered corners and blended ends for future reference.
Monday, Nov. 5: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Mastering Hand Quilting
Whether you have quilted before or not, this class is for you. Begin as if you are new to hand quilting, and explore the world of poke-pull (or stab stitch) quilting. Executed differently from running stitch, poke-pull quilting is easier to do and allows you to make quilting stitches that are straight and even, and look the same on the front of the quilt as they do on the back. No more calluses, no sore fingers, and no need for a thimble, poke-pull quilting is especially good for those with arthritis, carpal tunnel, or limited flexibility due to mastectomies.
Wednesday, Nov 14: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Beginning Hand Appliqué
This skill-building class is designed with the beginner in mind. The stitch used is different from the one most commonly taught in hand applique. This technique takes the fear out of applique. Not only is it easy to do, but it results in invisible stitches. Try you hand at Applique with this charming little piece that we will do in a half day class. This stitch is also perfect on quilt bindings.
Wednesday, Nov 14: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Beginning Hand Piecing
Geared with the beginner in mind, discover the joy of hand piecing in this basic beginning class. Learn how to make hand piecing templates, how to mark and cut fabric, and how to work your way through block construction.