Friday, August 7, 2015

Gallery of 2015 Fall Class Projects

A Preview of Fall 2015 Class Projects!

First, here are the initial projects for each of our Weekly Quilting Classes.

The All-Level Quilting classes will start out with the Vermont Shop Hop Tote Bag, a great way to use a batik border stripe.

Sue is teaching classes focused on paper piecing using two books: Little Gems, a set of miniature quilts that can be made with scraps. If you want instant gratification Little Gems is the way to go, but watch out, these little quilts are like potato chips.  The other book is A Flock of Feathered Stars, a collection of intricate filigree stars.  These feathered star patterns can be used to make a single block, an awesome 32” square wallhanging, or an entire quilt!

The Beginners and Advanced Beginners class will kick off with a table runner/lap quilt based on the Play-A-Card quilt.

Carolyn is also teaching a paper piecing class.  She will use a book by Alex Anderson as a launch pad for seven Sunday afternoons of great quilting to make a Paper Piecing Sampler.

Sue kicks off the Weekend Workshops with two projects that use the tube technique:  a Bargello Table Runner and the ever popular Colorsplash quilt in any size.

Come join Carolyn for a fun, exciting class on making Fabric Bowls, baskets, or plates with fabric and clothesline. Though no quilting experience is necessary, you must have a zigzag stitch on your machine. It is very easy to do and stress free!  We do caution that it can be addicting.

Sue will teach the Ohio Star Chain quilt, a pattern designed by our friend Judy Thomas, owner of Yankee Pride Quilts in Burlington.  Mix an Ohio Star with an Irish Chain and get prepared to reap in the complements with this beauty of a quilt!

Machine Quilting I provides an excellent foundation to the world of machine quilting. The quilters who take Carolyn’s class for Beginners and Advanced Quilters will learn to quilt their Pick-A-Card table runner during that class but if you do not have a suitable project pieced, please let us know and Carolyn will help you select a project.  Machine Quilting II is a further exploration into the world of free motion quilting.
Deb Epler is making a guest appearance to teach the Disappearing Hour Glass block.  Once you learn this technique you can make a quilt of any size.  A photo will be posted shortly.

Holiday Magic is a quilt pattern you can use to showcase any 7 ½” fussy cut squares.  Sue made a lap quilt using a modern Christmas fabric line but you can use any fabric that tickles your fancy.

Sue is teaching another of her delightful Mystery Quilts.  Click here ╬ to see the finished quilt.  Gotcha!  Of course, we can’t show you the quilt!

Is the storage box where you keep your 1 ½” strips bursting at the seams?  Come on now, confess, how many of you have more than one, more than five?  Sue will teach you to Fandango, one of the most creative ideas we have seen to turn 1 ½” fabric strips into beauties! Here are photos of a completed quilt and of two colorways (bright batiks and 30’s) in progress.

Carolyn closes out the weekend workshops with an appliqué wallhanging by Kim Diehl called the Folk Art Dish Garden.

If your schedule, or distance, does not allow you to join us in person, why not try one of our online classes:  Farmer’s Wife or Dear Jane?  Here are photos of Sue’s first Farmer’s Wife quilt (yes, she is working on another one) and some of her Dear Jane blocks.  Here also is a Farmer’s Wife quilt made in batiks by Rosalie, one of our online students!

More soon at Threading the News.

Yours in Quilting,
Sue and Staff

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