WORKSHOPs

Registration is open! We’ve got a lot of exciting workshops to offer! Workshops run from 9am–4:30pm with a two-hour break for lunch (12pm–2pm). If a workshop has a Supply List, a link will be included with the description. If a workshop is filled, contact ihqs@ihqs.org to be put on a wait list.

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Register for Patchwork Illusions

Patchwork Illusions with Karen Combs

Thursday, March 5, 9am-4:30pm
Visual depth has fascinated artists for centuries. Karen has developed a quick and easy rotary technique that allows you to make quilts with a 3-D look. Frankly, this is her favorite class because it’s so easy to create truly amazing quilts of illusion. Let Karen share her secrets, so you may become a master of illusion!
Cost: $80 plus $18 handout fee paid day of workshop (includes handouts and rotary templates).
Supply List (PDF)
Class Information (PDF)

Register for Ice Crystals

ICE Crystals with Karen Combs

Friday, March 6, 9am-4:30pm
How did you do that?! This is what your friends will ask after you take this class. Create this truly stunning 3-D quilt with Karen’s special rotary cutting techniques, along with tricks and tips. A perfect class for a quilter with sewing experience.
Cost: $80 plus $18 material fee paid day of workshop (includes templates and pattern).
Supply List (PDF)
Class Information (PDF)

Learn English Paper Piecing with Karen Combs

Saturday, March 7, 9am-4:30pm
It's old, but it’s brand new! English Paper Piecing (or EPP) are all the rage! Why? Because this technique is easy, fast, accurate and best of all, portable, perfect for sitting and stitching, no matter where you are. Karen will share her newest EPP Quilt of Illusion – Modern Attic Window pattern in this class. Learn the tricks and trips for creating this amazing 3-D quilt. Caution - you may become addicted!
Cost: $80 plus $30 material fee paid day of workshop (includes paper pieces, template, pattern and other special supplies needed).
Supply List (PDF)
Class Information (PDF)

Mixology — Shaken and Stirred with Gyleen Fitzgerald

Thursday, March 5, 9am-4:30pm
Graphic and modern design using “hard to use” or “hard to get used to” fabrics. Some fabrics like outstanding plaids, bold large scale prints and ethnic fabric just seem daunting to cut. This project shakes up the mundane and stirs up your creative juices to simply “go for it.” You will learn how to cut all shapes using the Angle Trim Tool and master precision piecing.
Cost: $80 plus Angle Trim Tool ($15) and Pattern ($10). Both available during workshop.
Supply List (PDF)

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Trash-to-Treasure Pineapples with Gyleen Fitzgerald

Friday, March 6, 9am-4:30pm
Okay, isn’t it time to clear the clutter in your life? Let’s make an old-fashioned favorite pineapple quilt with a new and contemporary twist. Effortless stitching without paper piecing! Go scrappy, random or totally stylized — it doesn’t matter — just plan to join the Pineapple Par-tay! This workshop turns trash to a treasured one-of-a-kind pineapple quilt.
Cost: $80 plus Pineapple Tool by Gyleen ($15) and Trash to Treasure Pineapples 2 book ($23). Both available at workshop.
Supply List (PDF)

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Modern Free-Wheeling Circles with Gyleen Fitzgerald

Saturday, March 7, 9am-4:30pm
Modern and bold stitched with speed and ease with an extra curve or two. Is that possible? This is Gyleen’s 2017 Iron Quilter Challenge design. Learn the raw edge technique to achieve perfect "stress-free" curves without piecing. Experiment with different layouts to produce a unique design. Game on!
Cost: $80 plus $12 pattern fee due at day of workshop.  No special tools required.
Supply List (PDF)

Hand Embroidery and Beading with Catherine Redford

Thursday, March 5, 9am-4:30pm
This class will teach basic hand embroidery stitches, with and without the addition of beads, making fringes and tassels, and beaded edge treatments, all in one class.

Cost: $80 plus $30 kit fee paid day of workshop (includes everything you need except scissors).
Bring your scissors and reading glasses if you need them. A thimble is optional.

The Wool Appliqué Experience with Catherine Redford

Friday, March 6, 9am-4:30pm
Learn the techniques required for successful whip stitch wool appliqué while working on a small piece that can be finished into a needle case or pin cushion. Use beautiful embroidery stitches to embellish and add further dimension to your project.
Cost: $80 plus $30 kit fee paid day of workshop (includes all the materials you need).
Bring a pencil, scissors for threads and fabric, and your reading glasses if you need them. A thimble is optional.

Dimensional hand work, embroidery and a Dorset button with Catherine Redford

Saturday, March 7, 9am-4:30pm
Add some more advanced dimensional stitches to to your embroidery vocabulary as you work on your choice from a selection of pre-printed fabric samplers. Learn crested chain stitch, double cast-on, drizzle, trellis and lots more including a Dorset button. These buttons are a traditional English craft experiencing a resurgence! Learn how to make functional buttons you can use to embellish your next project, wear as jewelry or just do up your cardigan.
Cost: $80 plus $30 kit fee paid day of workshop (includes everything you need except scissors).
Bring your scissors and reading glasses if you need them. A thimble is optional.

Harvest Collage Quilt with Emily Taylor

Thursday, March 5: 9am-4:30pm
Celebrate this season of harvest with vegetables of plenty! This beginner’s quilt is easy to complete in bite-sized chunks of time. The 54" x 36" gray-tone foundation panel guides your fabric placement, as well as fabric selection. 
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Cost: $80 plus $25 pattern fee paid day of workshop.
Supply List (PDF)

Cactus Collage Quilt with Emily Taylor

Friday, March 6: 9am-4:30pm
The Cactus Collage Quilt pattern is a great introduction to making a collage quilt.  With the pre-printed foundation panel, Cactus is a fun and easy pattern designed to help you achieve great results!  Simply let the gray areas of the foundation panel guide your fabric selection and fabric placement-- it's like paint by numbers with fabric!
Difficulty Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Finished quilt size: 30" x 42"
Cost: $80 plus $25 pattern fee paid day of workshop.
Supply List (PDF)

Sublime Collage Quilt with Emily Taylor

Saturday March 7: 9am-4:30pm
Sublime is how you'll feel as you create this stunning collage quilt!  Create your own "Sublime" collage using a gray-tone pre-printed panel measuring 35" x 44".
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Cost: $80 plus $25 kit fee paid day of workshop.
Supply List (PDF)

Mystical Feathers and Florals with Jamie Wallen

Thursday, March 5, 9am-4:30pm
Explore feather forms including traditional, non-traditional, and stylized. Discover how to use these options in allovers (repeating the pattern over the entire quilt) and with any custom shapes you desire.  If you want to learn and apply a myriad new and classic feather styles, this workshop is for you!  
“Mystical Florals” covers florals, leaves, and vine variations so your quilts take root in creativity. Take floral designs and apply them to edge-to-edge, custom blocks, border, and sash designs. All levels of Long-arm, Mid-arm, Short-arm, domestic machine quilters or hand quilters are welcome.
Cost: $80. Bring pens, pencils and a drawing pad.

Mystical Grids and Ruler Instruction with Jamie Wallen

Friday, March 6, 9am-4:30pm
Discover new designs with the focus on Jamie’s incredible Point-to-Point “Mystical Grid Designs.” You will learn designs using these elements and apply them to edge-to-edge, custom blocks, border and sash designs to speed up earning potential while making your surface quilting stand above the rest.

Jamie will demonstrate his favorite rulers. From basic to more specific applications, he will show you how to put those handy tools to work and save time. Learn his method of turning a design into a stencil on the fly. The workshop is for all levels of Long-arm, Mid-arm, Short-arm, domestic machine quilters or hand quilters.
Cost: $80. Bring pens, pencils and a drawing pad. All tools you need will be available during workshop and for purchase, if you desire.

Mystical Shapes / Blocks and Borders with Jamie Wallen

Saturday, March 7, 9am-4:30pm
Whether a traditional or modern quilter, join Jamie as he steps into the world of “Mystical Shapes.” Breathe new life into your surface quilting with a new twist on the common shapes found on our quilts, along with taking it to the next level with paisleys, orbs, curved cross hatching, jacobean designs and more. These designs will have you looking at edge-to-edge, blocks and borders in a whole new way.  

Blocks and borders are present in almost all of our quilts and can give us the most trouble.  Jamie will show you his way to divide and conquer our everyday foe. Learn tricks from no-math layout to time saving ruler work that will take your confidence and quilting to the next level. This workshop applies to all levels of Long-arm, Mid-arm, Short-arm, domestic machine quilters or hand quilters.
Cost: $80. Bring pens, pencils and a drawing pad. All tools you need will be available during workshop and for purchase, if you desire.