Pieced Hexie Buffet: Mickey Depre
Mar
1
9:00 AM09:00

Pieced Hexie Buffet: Mickey Depre

Learn how to take the Hexie to a whole new level with my Pieced Hexies Patterns.
You will find 7 Fun and Exciting New Samples to the right.
This workshop can be either 3 hours (ONE pieced Hexie design covered)
or 6 hours (THREE pieced Hexie designs covered)

Students will leave class with three new design samples and their imagination running wild.

BOOK PURCHASE REQUIRED –Pieced Hexies – A New Tradition in English Paper Piecing will be required for all workshop attendees. Book can be purchased at the time of the workshop at a discount

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Landscapes: Kathy McNeil (Day 1)
Mar
1
9:00 AM09:00

Landscapes: Kathy McNeil (Day 1)

Discover the secrets that will help you realistically capture the beauty of nature.  Learn to create depth and dimension in your pattern with simple tricks of fabric choices. Play with fabric paints to create those realistic hi-lights and shadows. Kathy will demonstrate a mix of appliqué techniques! Begin the journey of landscape quilting working on your pattern. Yes, we are adding the very popular Heron option to this lineup.

I will also cover the basics of landscape design and creating a pattern from your own photos. Then we will learn how to make 3-D  thread embellishments for landscapes like trees, blossoms and surf. Confident appliquers may use pre-approved photos in two days classes. E mail Kathy with your photo possibilities. She will give you direction on enlarging and preparing your photo for work in class.

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Walking Foot Quilting: Beyond the Ditch: Catherine Redford
Mar
1
9:00 AM09:00

Walking Foot Quilting: Beyond the Ditch: Catherine Redford

Learn how to finish your quilts on a domestic machine while enjoying all the control of your walking foot. We will start with a brief discussion of preparing your tops for quilting including marking and basting. Then we will make stitched samples of different styles including modern grids, matchstick quilting and spirals. Finish with a look at Catherine’s work to inspire you to go home and turn your tops into quilts. As seen on QATV series 1400/ QA International Quilt Festival Scene 2014/ DVD Modern Machine Quilting.

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Buffalo Bubblegum: Linda Hahn
Mar
1
9:00 AM09:00

Buffalo Bubblegum: Linda Hahn

Students learn how to create perfect New York Beauty blocks using Linda's unique ONE PIN technique.  Then students will incorporate those blocks into a dynamic setting that has NO set in seams!  

Kit ($28) containing foundation paper which can be left in the quilt, laser cut paper piecing stencil and custom acrylic templates is required and payable to instructor.

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Threads: Sally Terry
Mar
1
2:00 PM14:00

Threads: Sally Terry

We have all these wonderful threads, in our stash and on our wish list. And we want them to run flawlessly. Learn the 5 simple adjustments you can make to get the tension just right. Find out how to get the top and bottom tension correct as Sally demonstrates adjusting the bobbin first then the top thread so you can quickly switch between threads. Also see close up photos of 15 different thread types magnified over 60 times, so you can discover their quirks and all important running speeds, something the manufacturers don't tell you. Learn how to look at the end of a broken thread and know exactly why your thread broke and how to remedy it. Lots of examples of threads will be shared. This class is for all machine types including stand up short arm to long arm and sit down traditional machines.

Supply List
Small stapler or scotch tape
Thread cutting scissors or nippers

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Juicy Lucy: Linda Hahn
Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

Juicy Lucy: Linda Hahn

One Block - 12 different ways!

This class is designed to give students permission to play!

They will learn how to divide a block into sections and calculate the size of the pieces using simple Quilter's Math.  Then we will explore how merely changing a color or rotating a patch a quarter turn can change the dynamics of the block.

Linda will also share some quilts that can be made using one or a combination of the block from the Sampler that create awesome secondary patterns!

Tons of design possibilities!

Teaches piecing, Quilter's Math, color and design - all in one workshop.

From Linda's newest book with AQS Publishing.

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Folk Art Stitching: Catherine Redford
Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

Folk Art Stitching: Catherine Redford

Start by learning, or being reminded of, some basic embroidery stitches on a specially designed pre-printed sampler and then learn some novel embellishment techniques to add to the fun. Learn how Catherine transfers her own designs onto dark colored backgrounds. Enjoy the relaxed tempo and reconnect with hand work!

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Landscapes: Kathy McNeil (Day 2)
Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

Landscapes: Kathy McNeil (Day 2)

Discover the secrets that will help you realistically capture the beauty of nature.  Learn to create depth and dimension in your pattern with simple tricks of fabric choices. Play with fabric paints to create those realistic hi-lights and shadows. Kathy will demonstrate a mix of appliqué techniques! Begin the journey of landscape quilting working on your pattern. Yes, we are adding the very popular Heron option to this lineup.

I will also cover the basics of landscape design and creating a pattern from your own photos. Then we will learn how to make 3-D  thread embellishments for landscapes like trees, blossoms and surf. Confident appliquers may use pre-approved photos in two days classes. E mail Kathy with your photo possibilities. She will give you direction on enlarging and preparing your photo for work in class.

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Design Dynamics: Kathy McNeil
Mar
3
9:00 AM09:00

Design Dynamics: Kathy McNeil

Learn the secrets award winning quilters use to add movement, depth and balance to their compositions.  The “ Visual Impact” is the most important part of your quilt. Learn to use the language of design to help you analyze what works for you and others.  This class will help you see like an artist.  Deepen your understanding of lay out, design and fabric choices. Make the most of your contemporary or traditional quilts, by paying attention to color, value, shape, line and contrast.  What we like is very subjective. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder so there are NO right and wrongs, only a clearer understanding of what appeals to us individually. We look at a wide range of diverse quilts by other artist and myself and discuss together which ones appeal to different people and why that is. Approaching design this way has taught me so much about what it is I want to incorporate into my own designs and layouts.

Bring traditional blocks or patterns that you want to work with, fabrics you are considering or a picture that inspires a quilt design. You will have a new sense of confidence as we work together in this totally supportive environment to plan or enhance your new quilt. 

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Happy Scrappy Improv Quilts: Catherine Redford
Mar
3
9:00 AM09:00

Happy Scrappy Improv Quilts: Catherine Redford

Have you looked at Modern Improv Quilts and not known where to start? Bring a bag of scraps, a neutral solid and your happy thoughts! We’ll look at a few examples, discuss some techniques, including adding narrow strips and gentle curved piecing, and get to stitching. Make one, and maybe two small wall hanging size quilts ready to take home and quilt.

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