Friday, August 23, 2013

A Gallery of Class Projects

A Preview of Autumn 2013 Class Projects!

A number of quilters have already dropped by the shop to sign up for classes and to view the class projects.  We would like to give you a preview of the Autumn 2013 projects.  First, here are the first projects for each of our Weekly Quilting Classes.

The Intermediate and Advanced classes will start out with a simpler project to tune up your skills: a set of placements called Take Four.  You will probably finish the set during class so Sue will be prepared to help show you how to quilt one of your placemats.

Farmer’s Wife was such a hit class last year that Sue is teaching it again.  We have a picture of Sue’s now-completed quilt made with Reproduction fabrics.  Sue is already making another one with more modern fabrics and a picture of some of those blocks follows.

Carolyn’s Beginners Class will start with the Bricklayer’s Daughter Tablerunner.

Sue is teaching a class featuring some of Judy Niemeyer’s paper piecing patterns called Judy Niemeyer Club.  You get to pick one of eight patterns.  We have samples of most of the patterns on display in the shop: Compass Rose, Cactus Flower, Arizona Cactus, Feathered Star and Snowflakes.  The other three patterns which may be selected for the class are: Cappuccino, Sunflower Illusions, and Summer Solstice.

Sarah will be teaching the first of our Weekend Workshops.  Her first class uses Deb Tucker’s V-Block template to create a pattern titled Victorious.

Sue is teaching Stargello which can be finished as either a table topper or a Christmas Tree skirt.

Machine Quilting I provides an excellent foundation to the world of machine quilting.

Machine Quilting II explores the world of free motion quilting.

Machine Quilting III and IV journey outside the box with zig-zag appliqué and free-motion, echo quilting.

October begins with a Saturday class during which Sue will teach you the secrets of making one of the most popular quilt patterns: Colorsplash. 

Bring a bit of Italy home!  The Bargello quilt pattern is inspired by the well-known style of needlework found on the chairs in the Bargello Palace in Florence, Italy.

Judy Niemeyer applied her paper-piecing techniques to the classic Double Wedding Ring design.  Sue will show you how this simplifies all those curves.

The foliage will have faded by the beginning of November so our thoughts will of course turn to … Christmas Tree Skirts.

Pick-up Sticks is a great way to use scraps, charm packs or layer cakes.  Just add an accent color and it’s magic!

Woodpile Sampler is a must-have traditional quilt—stunning and beautiful.

Sarah taught the first Weekend Workshop so it’s only fitting that she return to wrap up the season with our only December class.  She will show you how to make perfect points with Deb Tucker’s Corner Beam template and show them off in a gorgeous quilt called North Star.

More soon at Threading the News.

Yours in Quilting,
Sue and Staff

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