Classes

CLASS REGISTRATION: For printable Class Registration Form, click HERE. Class registration must be completed by mail.  Form must be postmarked NO EARLIER THAN DECEMBER 1 AND NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 8. Mailing instructions are on the form.  Do not send registration fees now- you will be billed later.





Pet Portrait

2 Day Class (must sign up for both days)

Taught by Kay Donges

Level: Intermediate



Join Kay as she teaches you how to create portraits of your pets. During a two-day class, everyone will learn how to create this very realistic-looking Aussie dog using just fabrics. Then, you can take what you learned during class and create portraits of your own beloved pets.  








TUESDAY CLASSES








Seasonal Landscape Thread Painting

Full Day Class, Taught by Chris Eichner 

Level: Confident quilter


Landscape wall hanging thread painted with various embroidery threads depicting the season chosen by student, for instance spring, fall or winter. Fabrics and threads choices will depend on the season chosen. Stitching will be free motion using the straight and zz stitch embellishing mountains, tree, grass and water with various values of color. For instance tree will have 3 values of color at least or

you may use variegated thread. 













Wool Applique Penny Rug

Half Day Class 8:00-12:00, Taught by Marlene Royse

Level: All


Make an attractive penny-rug mat using wool as the applique medium.  Forgiving and fun, wool applique may be the method of applique that gets you hooked! 






Divide and Conquer Free Motion Quilting

Half Day Class 12:30-4:30, Taught by Susan Slaton

Level: Confident Beginner



We are going to contain your free motion designs, learning different sashing

and border designs as well as a few all over meanders to get you out of the stippling rut.

You'll start with some drawing to learn the designs, then put them to work on a small

'sampler' whole-cloth project. Don't be intimidated by empty spaces...

fill them up with pretty quilting!




WEDNESDAY CLASSES



Adding Creative Borders

Full Day Class,Taught by Diana McLaughlin

Level: All

Student Minimum: 4 Student Maximum: 8


A variety of pieced and applique borders will be demonstrated, and you will make samples of many. This class will explore special 'problems' such as directional designs, corner treatments, and making borders that fit properly. Techniques for mass production of various elements such as flying geese and half square triangles will be presented. Any skill level.





English Paper Piecing

Half Day Class 8:00-12:00, Taught by Sue Young

Level: All



English Paper Piecing (EPP) is a quilting technique used in England during the 18th and 19th centuries, in which you wrap fabric around a paper shape and then hand sew the pieces together into a design. It has undergone a revival in the 21st century, with APQ magazine and McCall’s Quilting publishing several patterns and articles in the summer of 2018.  The basic concept of EPP is that it requires paper, fabric, thread, needles, and patience.  The designs can be simple, or complex, and today’s EPP projects sometimes use wild fabrics and colors (think Tula Pink).  This class will introduce the basics about the papers used for EPP, the templates used to cut the fabric and aspects of fussy cutting, needle types that work best, threads used, basting fabric to paper versus using fabric glue, and other helpful tools to use.  I will have reference books with some of the more complex patterns available today for students to view.  

We will make a flower-shaped mug rug to demonstrate the basic techniques of EPP.  This class is for all levels of quilters -- from beginner to more experienced -- for anyone who wishes to learn EPP.  I hope the students will be able to take home a completed mug rug by the end of class. 





Tote Bag

Half Day Class 12:30 to 4:30, Taught by Karen Izor
Level: Confident Beginner


My class is a simple tote bag with with a designer element for the front pocket.