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Workshops

Making Magic, a Disappearing Block Sampler Quilt

Making Magic, a Disappearing Block Sampler Quilt

Brita Nelson

March 19, 2022, 4:30:00 PM

This 6-hour workshop will be structured like a "sew along". There are 9 blocks and I will teach each one in turn. I have 3 cameras: one on me, one on the sewing machine, and one pointing straight down at the cutting mat and pressing surface.  I will demonstrate how to make the block along with little tips on accurate piecing and pressing. The students will follow along and take turns showing the class how their block came out. The Zoom features allow me to answer questions immediately and help anyone who might be having a little trouble. As some students finish before others, I will show other possible layouts and talk about things like how to enlarge the pattern or use different colors and how these blocks might look in a finished quilt.

Bite-Size Gem Quilts

Bite-Size Gem Quilts

MJ Kinman

May 6, 2022, 4:30:00 PM

This technique class is devoted to learning techniques to chart and piece a faceted design supplied by the instructor using freezer paper piecing techniques. Activities include:

• Prepare an 18” square freezer paper template.

• Transfer the mock-up design to the freezer paper by using a simple grid technique.

• Create a color palette.

• Code the facets in their template to designate position, color, and adjacency.

• Cut apart their freezer paper template and sort by color code.

• Iron freezer paper facets to their painted fabric according to the color codes.

• Cut the facets and organize them by section code.

• Learn techniques to piece facets.

Picture Piecing Design and Sewing

Picture Piecing Design and Sewing

Cynthia England

August 5, 2022, 4:30:00 PM

Important:  Registration is limited to 1 Cynthia England class/student.  Please specify 1st choice class, either class, or only this class with your registration.


A two-part class where you will learn how to piece a small landscape as well as get a feel for how to designyour own project using the Picture Piecing technique. For the sewing portion, students will work from a small landscape. Irons required.


There is no tracing or template making in any of the sewing classes. The projects are machine sewn. Please do not do any prep work prior to class. The technique is much easier than it looks. If you can sew a straight line you can do this.


For the sewing/piecing part of class, students will work from the “Whale Watching” pattern with quilt top fabric provided.

Small Landscape

Small Landscape

Cynthia England

August 6, 2022, 4:30:00 PM

Important:  Registration limited to 1 Cynthia England class/student.  Please specify 1st choice class, either class, or only this class with your registration.


This class works from a pattern rather than starting with design concepts.


Cynthia’s most popular class...This class will focus on making a small 19” x 17” landscape from a pattern, with a choice of 2 patterns/kits. 


Fabric selection, organizational skills and construction methods will be addressed in class.  No tracing involved; templates are preprinted onto freezer paper.  For the sewing/piecing part of class, students will work from the “Smoky Mountains” pattern with quilt top fabric provided. 


You will need to specify at time of registration which pattern & kit you would like:


Pattern 1: “Tranquil Lake” for the Landscape only class (this is the harder of the 2 patterns)  This the first picture in the gallery below.


Pattern 2: “Smoky Mountains” for the Landscape only class.  This is the second picture in the gallery below.

Thread Sketching Free Motion Basics/Couching & Creating a Landscape
1 day class

Thread Sketching Free Motion Basics/Couching & Creating a Landscape
1 day class

Eric Sulky Ambassador

September 2, 2022, 4:30:00 PM

Learn cursive writing by machine, basic free motion, straight stitching techniques, free motion quilting techniques with different thread types, fill in stitching techniques, and an introduction to thread sketched portraits and pen and ink tangles. The second session teaches members basic raw edge appliqué, layering techniques, machine fed/free motion couching, and creating textured fabrics.

Color Theory

Color Theory

Katie Pascquini Masopust

October 7, 2022, 4:30:00 PM

Color and texture, warm and cool, reflective and absorbing, all the properties and moods of color in fabric will be explored using actual fabric swatches to design a color wheel and color study wall hanging. Learn to use color more freely, following what looks right to you, not what the text tell you should be. A more emotional way to work with color. The color swatches consist of all types of fabrics, from cottons and blends. To satins and lam, everything!


Each student will bring fabrics from home to combine with each other’s, to create a color wheel and several studies.

Artful Log Cabins

Artful Log Cabins

Katie Pascquini Masopust

October 8, 2022, 4:30:00 PM

The log cabin block is so very versatile, we will use that as the basis for creating linear abstract art quilts. Start with a painting or photograph, crop that to a strong personal composition, overlay a grid, this can be an even grid, an uneven grid, curved or random grid, this linear drawing is laid over the inspiration photo or painting to become the map. Then log cabins made up of the colors found in each unit of the grid will be constructed and then put together to make the quilt. Emphasis on composition, variety, color, value and visual pathways.