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Exploring Fabric Color Choices

EXPLORING FABRIC CHOICES, a color class. Struggle with indecision no more! Become more confident in selecting and arranging fabric choices for your next quilt!

We will make a series of of paste-up quilt blocks to help you in understanding the role of color values. With this knowledge and sample paste-ups to refer to you will discover how to make the impact you desire.

Level: Any
Teacher: Nancy
Cost: $50, includes pattern and kit for class
Class Dates: Thursday, February 9
Class Times: 10am - 2pm

 

 

 

Beginning Sewing Basics

This class is offered as a great starting point for a person just beginning their sewing adventure. Where your goal is to learn to quilt or learn to make clothing, you need to start with the basics. This class will help you gain confidence using you sewing machine, as well as learn about basic sewing notions and tools and pattern layout and fabric preparation.

There are two sessions of this class being offered. Once for adults, 18 years and older who want to learn to sew or brush up on rusty skills. The second offering is for kids 7 - 18 years old who want to learn to sew. Children 7 - 13 need to be accompanied by an adult for this class.

The completed project for this class will be a pillowcase, but if the students have a desire this can be a continuing course that will cover more sewing skills like basic zippers in a skirt or bag, pajama pants, and much more.

Level: Novice/Newbie
Teacher: Deborah
Cost: $50
Class Dates: For Adults 18 years old and up: Friday, February 24
                    For Kids 7 - 18 years old: Saturday, March 18

Class Times: 10am - 4pm

 

Quiltmaker Series

 Starting this summer we will be offering a four-week abbreviated version of Quilter's Academy 1. Quiltmaker 101 and 102 will be taught using the processes and techniques covered in Quilter's Academy Volume 1. These classes re not to be confused with Quilter's Academy Basics or the Session classes offered by Harriet Hargrave and Carrie Hargrave-Jones.

Completion of these two sets of classes, will give you a great foundation to work through the series of books on your own. Quiltmaker 101 and 102 will not serve as pre-requites for the Quilter's Academy session series.

For those who are on a limited time budget and who want to work through the Quilter's Academy book series on their own with a little support, Quiltmaker 101 and 102 are the perfect set of classes.

Quiltmaker 101

Quiltmaker 101, class one will include a full day workshop exploring color and fabric choices. Students will work through exercises learning about color value, contrast, mixing colors and prints to design a unique quilt.

In class two, students will delve into beginning quilt making. Before sewing together blocks, there's a lots to learn about, i.e. straightening fabric, using rulers, and measuring and cutting accurately to make straight strips. You'll also learn how to achieve that "scant 1/4" seam allowance.

Quiltmaker 102

Quiltmaker 102, (class three) will build on all the skills learned in Quiltmaker 101, but if you have some of these skills mastered, you can jump in right here. Students will be sewing together strips, starching and pressing, learning how to fan seams and cutting accurate segments to assemble the quilt.

In the final class, class four, students will have assembled a small quilt top and will be attaching the borders and preparing it for quilting. The next step is Heirloom Machine Quilting!

Level: Any
Teacher: QM101- Kim

              QM102- Diana
Cost:  $75 for QM 101 for both days
         $75 for QM 102 for both days
OR    
$40 for individual classes, please contact the instructors through the store
Class Dates:  QM101 - 1 Saturday, January 28
                     QM101 - 2 Saturday, February 11

                     QM102 - 1 Saturday, February 18

                     QM102 - 2 Saturday, February 25

Class Time:  10am - 3pm

 

 

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