Florence Evans--Scrappy Triangle
Levels: All levels
Description: Improvisational piecing and lots of scraps combine to create artsy triangle quilts. Choose from a number of different quilt plans (each with multiple size options) and learn to make four different base units. If you have previously taken Florence’s Wild Geese class, then you’ll want to sign up for this class to expand upon what you’ve already learned and to get inspired with lots of new ideas!
*Sewing machine, with foot pedal, accessories, extra needles, etc. *Extension cord
*Thread to match your background fabric
*Rotary cutter and mat
*Rulers: a long ruler (i.e., 6” or 8” x 24”) and a small square ruler (i.e., 6” x 6”)
*Optional: half-square triangle ruler
*Basic sewing supplies (pins, seam ripper, marking pencil, etc.)
Emily Bailey--Mad Hatter Crumb
Description: Turn your scraps into fun, interesting fabric. Then learn how to use that fabric to create quilts full of memories, interest, and flair. Use this fabric in your favorite traditional blocks. We will explore how to cut our made fabric into arcs for a double wedding ring quilt. Plus learn how to applique with it. Apply the methods that speak to you to create your one-of-a-kind project. Clean up your tea party crumbs and end up with fabulous modern quilts.
*Scrappy crumbs from your stash,
Deonn Stott--Iridescent Star
Pattern Fee: $10
Kit Fee: $30 (optional – contact Instructor)
*Basic Sewing Kit,
Background: 2 yards (I suggest Silver, Black or White)
Border: 1 yard (optional); may be the same as background
Binding: 5/8 yard
Backing: 4 yards
*NOTE: (4) 5" squares may be used in place of (1) 10" square.
HELPFUL TOOL: 6-1/2" Triangle Square-Up Ruler by Quilt-in-a-Day
PATTERN: Find the Iridescent Star pattern at Quiltscapes' Etsy Shop:
Mary Evans--Paper Piecing 101
Levels: All Levels
Description: If you want to learn basic paper piecing, this is the class for you. It’s fun and it’s easy and accurate. We will make several different blocks. When you finish these blocks, you will have enough to make a small sample quilt.
Kit fee: $5 (Includes pattern)
*Add-a-Quarter inch ruler, 6 and/or 12-inch length.
*Add-a Eighth inch ruler, 6-inch, optional
*Several different colors of fabric. Nothing too large. (White, Red, Pink, Brown, Green, etc.)
*Neutral Thread Needle 90/14
*Basic Sewing Kit Seam pressing tool (Or a small iron, i.e., Clover mini iron)
*Small pressing mat
*Small cutting mat
*Small design board
Amy Robertson--March Hare Collage
Levels: All levels
Pattern Fee: $6
Description: Are you longing for something a little different? Every adventure requires a first step, and the March Hare quilt might be just the right place for your quilting adventure to begin!
If you've been wanting to try fused applique and floral collage but feeling a little intimidated, this project is the perfect size to try it out. You'll get plenty of tips to help you be successful and you'll learn about things like color choice, fabric selection, and how to arrange your floral elements to get the affects you want.
Bring some of your favorite floral fabrics to play with. If we're feeling really daring, we can even swap flowers with each other for more variety! And there's no obligation to stick to the colors you see in the class sample. You can make this quilt uniquely your own.
But your journey into wonderland won't end with collage. You'll also have some fun with fabric inking and thread sketching, just to round out the adventure. And if you're worried, don't be. This is just an introduction. You won't get lost down any rabbit holes--you'll only be dipping in your toes and it's really much easier than it looks.
At the end of your travels, you'll have a colorful art quilt top, all ready to be quilted. As a bonus, you'll get a demonstration and instructions for how to assemble your quilt sandwich and you'll get ideas for easy ways to quilt it on your own machine.
We can tackle all of this together without going completely mad--I promise. But if you're already entirely bonkers, come join us anyway. After all, all the best people are.
*Sewing machine that sews a good straight stitch ;
*Also, fabrics and thread. Teacher will provide list.