A Preview of Autumn 2014 Class Projects!
First, here are the initial projects for each of our Weekly Quilting Classes.
The All-Level Quilting classes will start out with a simpler project to warm up your skills: the September Row Quilt.
We now have club classes for Dear Jane, Farmer’s Wife, and Judy Niemeyer Paper Piecing. WHAT ARE OUR CLUBS ABOUT?? —You pay a one-time fee of $48 and receive a Club Card that entitles you to come back to any class of your club forever more!! New members are welcome to start. The Farmer’s Wife and Dear Jane classes are also available online. The Judy Niemeyer Club allows you to pick any of eight patterns we have for sale in the shop. We have samples of six of the patterns on display in the shop: Cappuccino, Compass Rose, Cactus Flower, Arizona Cactus, Feathered Star and Snowflakes. The other two patterns which may be selected are: Sunflower Illusions, and Summer Solstice.
Sue is teaching a Row Quilt for Beginners and All Levels of quilters based on her set of calendar tablerunners. I have not seen Sue have as much fun as while designing this set of calendar tablerunners. Each row quilt will introduce you to a new piecing technique: flip corners, triangle paper, flying geese, etc.
Sarah, our in-house Certified Deb Tucker Instructor, will be teaching three classes this season. In the first of our Weekend Workshops, she will show you how to use Deb Tucker’s Diamond Rects ruler to create Deb Tucker’s Sea Glass pattern.
Carolyn teaches a workshop perfect for beginners using the Autumn Tablerunner.
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.
Sarah will show you how to make Little Houses, Square-in-a-Square units, and Migrating Geese. With a combination of precision trimming and precision piecing using Deb Tucker’s Square2 ruler, you will create a gorgeous quilt called Southern Hospitality.
Sue will show you how to make Tiny Baskets using the Zig-Zag “mini” ruler.
Come join Carolyn for a fun, exciting class on making Fabric Bowls, baskets, or plates with fabric and clothesline. You must have a zigzag stitch on your machine. It is very easy to do and stress free! We do caution you that it can be addicting.
Perhaps you have admired the Carolina Lily design but have shied away because of all the Y-seams. Sue has taken all but two of the Y-seams out of the Carolina Table-Topper pattern! Learn how to make a diamond star and bias stems as you complete this 23” x 36” table-topper!
Garden Stroll is an easy-pieced twin- to king-size quilt featuring a panel for the center. Sue’s sample was made using the Bella Collection by Paintbrush Studio.
Cappuccino is a Judy Niemeyer pattern that makes either a set of 14” x 20” Placemats or a 14” x 40” Tablerunner.
Learn how to make one of the most common design elements in quilting, the Lazy Angle, with the Lazy Angle Ruler. No math is required! Wouldn’t we all like to be Lazy and Loving It?
Sarah will show you how to use Deb Tucker’s Tucker Trimmer to make a unique star. Add to that a unique setting, and you will create this beautiful and unique 30” x 36” quilt called Stars in Grey and Yellow.
We do not have photos of class projects for Carolyn’s Machine Quilting classes because the quilters often bring in their own projects. If you do not have a suitable project pieced, please let us know and Carolyn will help you select a project. 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.
More soon at Threading the News.
Yours in Quilting,
Sue and Staff