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2013 Quilt Show Class List     -     Quilt Show Class Registration Form

Class size is limited so register early! For registration after August 1st, refer to the website for open classes. If there is space available you may register for the classes at the Quilt Show entrance table. Don't forget the supply lists available below.

Cancellation and Refund Policy -- Cancellations will be accepted until August 1st, for a refund minus a $10 processing fee.
After August 1st, there will be no refunds, however, you may substitute a friend in your place.

 

Classes for Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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Fractured Blocks—Hilde Morin
Day 1 of 2
9am-4pm
Based on a traditional pattern, the log cabin, you will create this contemporary-looking quilt by bending the rules of this well-known block. Once you have created several of these "untraditional" log cabin blocks you will be challenged to cut through them to achieve some very interesting and abstract designs.
Skills covered in this class include straight and basic curve machine piecing.
In order to cover all aspects of the class, the students will be working in pairs, sharing their fabrics and work.
Class Fee: $120 for two days
Supply List

www.hildemorin.com/hm-classes.htm



 

Classes for Thursday, August 15, 2013

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Flower Power—Mary Lou Weidman
9am-4pm
These blocks are pieced blocks done "Hoochy" style and made into great wall hangings and quilts. Then when they are done, you have the option of add-ing buttons for centers and eyes and other fun things in the garden. These quilts have a "WOW" factor and are loads of fun to do and to enjoy making. See what creativity, color and exploring design can do for a great quilt!
Class Fee $75
Supply List

http://marylouweidman.com/flower-power.aspx



 

Fractured Blocks—Hilde Morin
Day 2 of 2
9am-4pm
Based on a traditional pattern, the log cabin, you will create this contemporary-looking quilt by bending the rules of this well-known block. Once you have created several of these "untraditional" log cabin blocks you will be challenged to cut through them to achieve some very interesting and abstract de-signs.
Skills covered in this class include straight and basic curve machine piecing.
In order to cover all aspects of the class, the students will be working in pairs, sharing their fabrics and work.
Class Fee: $120 for two days
Supply List

www.hildemorin.com/hm-classes.htm

 


 


Needle-Turn Appliqué
—Gayle Jacobson
9am-noon
There are as many ways to appliqué as there are appliqué artists! This morning we'll focus on the art of "needle-turn," an extremely versatile technique done by hand. We'll discuss thread choices and needle options. We'll work on invisible stitches, sharp points and smooth curves. We'll also discuss when bias is your friend – and when it's not! I'll provide simple patterns for practicing the techniques.
Class Fee—$30

CLASS CANCELLED


 

 

 

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Sashiko—Gayle Jacobson
1pm-4pm
Sashiko is both quilting and embroidery! In Japanese Sashiko means "little stab" and was used in ancient Japan to add strength and warmth to garments. More recently, Sashiko has become very decorative and creates a real "wow" effect on your garments, quilts and accessories. It's fast and fun. I learned this technique from an elderly Japanese lady in Hawaii and will share it with you while we make a small accessory bag.
Class Fee: $30
Supply List

Questions: gayle97058@charter.net

 



 
Classes for Friday, August 16, 2013

 

Self Portrait—Mary Lou Weidman
Day 1 of 2
9am-4pm
This class has become very popular and in fact has taken many quilter's self portraits to museums for shows. Step out of the box and learn about yourself and how you can put ideas and things you had not though of before into a quilt to leave a lasting impression about who you are and what is important to you. These quilts become legacy pieces that can tell others imaginative, fun and creative things. It might even surprise you to see how wonderful a self portrait of YOU can be.
Lots of smiles, easy going fun and friendships made in class.
Class Fee: $150 for two days
Supply List

http://marylouweidman.com/self-portraits.aspx

 

 

Bowls—Hilde Morin
9am-4pm
Create a three-dimensional art piece in the shape of a bowl. Starting
with heavy duck canvas, you will shape a bowl and then decorate with
your own design and embellishments. Size of finished bowl is approximately
16" in diameter.
Class Fee: $60
Supply List

www.hildemorin.com/hm-classes.htm

 


 

 

Pieced Vegetables—Ann Shaw
9am-4pm
Celebrate the wonders of vegetables! Who knew that the produce section of your grocers could inspire great quilts! This class is based on the Ruth McDowell's book Pieced Vegetables. Ruth's book has both straight-line and curved-line block vegetable designs. Choose one to feature as a small wall hanging or choose several as a vegetable sampler.
Prior to class, read through Pieced Vegetables. Then choose one (or several) block designs and enlarge the block pattern according to the instructions in the book for each block. Making the block even larger makes them easier to sew and make great feature blocks! Keep in mind that straight-seamed patterns are much easier to sew than curved-seam patterns. If you've not sewn curved-seams, I recommend choosing a straight-seamed pattern to learn this technique.
Class fee: $60

CLASS CANCELLED



 

Introduction to Sewing on Metal—Nancy Shepard
9-noon
This is an introduction to the use of metal in machine embroidery. Learn
how to prepare metal for sewing. Using simple shapes you will make sample
pieces using decorative threads and free motion stitching. These can then be
incorporated into greeting cards or art pieces.
Class Fee $30

CLASS CANCELLED

 

 

Beginning EQ6 and EQ7—Katrina Hamer
1pm-4pm
Find how out this software can take your quilt designing skills to the next level!
Learn the fundamentals of EQ6 or EQ7 software in this 3-hour class. By discovering
the thousands of blocks, fabrics and layouts built into the EQ libraries,
you will find how easy it is to make instant changes that have a big impact!
Class Fee $30
Supply List

Questions: k.hamer@comcast.net

 

 
Classes for Saturday, August 17, 2013

 

Self Portrait—Mary Lou Weidman
Day 2 of 2
9am-4pm
This class has become very popular and in fact has taken many quilter's self portraits to museums for shows. Step out of the box and learn about yourself and how you can put ideas and things you had not though of before into a quilt to leave a lasting impression about who you are and what is important to you. These quilts become legacy pieces that can tell others imaginative, fun and creative things. It might even surprise you to see how wonderful a self portrait of YOU can be.
Lots of smiles, easy going fun and friendships made in class.
Class Fee: $150 for two days
Supply List

http://marylouweidman.com/self-portraits.aspx



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Fabric Landscapes—Linnie Talman
9am-5pm
Deep down inside, I know, you have always wanted to make a fabric landscape piece. The idea of gathering that many different pieces of fabric is really daunting and quite costly. Have I got a deal for you! I will provide all the fabric for the picture itself. Sky, mountains, rocks, background, water, flowers and the wooden frame to mount your beautiful picture. We will keep it small and simple and hopefully finish in just one day. There will be a few things you need to provide.
Class limited to first 10 sign-ups.
Class Fee $60
Supply List

Questions: linnie@gorge.net

Class is FULL...no waiting list available


 

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Roosters—Ann Shaw
9am-5pm
Chickens have often found their way into the quilt world -- small wonder given the
astonishing variety of plumage in chicken breeds. Among the most memorable
poultry quilts are the charming chickens and roosters (and turkeys and ducks) created by Ruth McDowell (www.ruthbmcdowell.com). Join us in poultry piecing to celebrate these barnyard wonders!
In this class, you will select from several patterns to create your chicken wall hanging. A brief discussion introduces the methods and techniques found in Ruth McDowell's book Piecing Workshop and its companion volume Design Workshop. You will then prepare a freezer paper template for your chicken pattern and begin the process of selecting fabrics for your design. We will also discuss sewing methods and sewing order to complete your wall hanging.
Class Fee $60
Supply List

www.annshawquilting.com

 

 

 

 

Positively Postcards—Bonnie Sabel
9am-noon
Make a quilted postcard with the author of "Positively Postcards!" Postcards are not only fun, they offer a great opportunity to "test drive" some creativity and art-quilt techniques that one might be reluctant to try on a larger scale. They are fun to exchange with other quilters, and they make wonderful greeting cards and hostess gifts. Postcards from the book will be available for examination, along with dozens of postcards that have actually gone through the mail.
Discover the five basic techniques for designing postcards and lots of handy hints for construction. Each participant will create the postcard of their choice. Required kits at $4 to $8 each include fabric, ribbon, and embellishments to make the front of one postcard. The "innards kit" for $4 are available.
Class Fee $30 plus required $4-8 kit
Supply List

www.quilted-postcards.com

 

 

 

Out of The Box—Mary Lou Weidman
12:30pm-1:30pm
Lecture and Trunk Show discussing how to get out, stretch and stay out of the box. How to learn new things, go new directions and take the road less traveled.
Lecture Fee: $15
Bring a brown bag lunch if desired.

Highly acclaimed for her entertaining and inspiring style, Mary Lou Weidman gives you ways to stretch your thinking, to learn new things, to go new directions, to take the road less traveled and stay out of the box.
"Teaching people how to get OUT of the Box is a passion of mine. I find that many quilters follow the herd and I love it when I can show them how to be a stray and how to have a passion that over-rides criticism. Every day you have at your disposal the ability to think things that no one but you can think of. You have the ability to think OUT of the Box and share those thoughts with others through your quilts. "
"I love what I do and it is my belief that God continues HIS creativity through us, the artists. You really don't see with your eyes until your eyes start to see like an artist. The journey is what it is about not the destination (the final product). What are you learning and are you growing? I know I am. So for me, I will continue seeing things clearer and keep stretching and keep enjoying the journey as I take those who have the passion for art along with me."

 

 

 

Felted Landscape—Tresa McConachie 2pm-5pm
Learn the fast and fun world of wool felting with the art of landscape quilting. We will explore the different types of wool best used for felting along with the difference between wet and dry techniques. Embellishing can include fun bits of silk and twisted yards and we can even add a few beads for texture.
Kit Fee $15: Wool, fiber bits, beads, backing, pattern, plastic overlay
Class Fee $30

CLASS CANCELLED

 


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2013 Class Schedule at a Glance

TIME WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
Wed, Thurs & Fri
9am-4pm

Saturday
9am-5pm
  Flower Power
Mary Lou Weidman
Self Portrait
Mary Lou Weidman
Fractured Blocks
Hilde Morin
Bowls
Hilde Morin
Landscapes
Linnie Talman
    Pieced Veggies
Ann Shaw
Roosters
Ann Shaw
9am-noon   Needle Turn Applique
Gayle Jacobson
Sewing on Metal
Nancy Shepard
Positively Postcards
Bonnie Sabel
12:30-1:30pm       "Out of the Box"
Brown Bag Lecture
Mary Lou Weidman
1-4pm   Sashiko
Gayle Jacobson
Beginning EQ6 and EQ7
Katrina Hamer
 
2-5pm       Felted Landscapes
Tresa McConachie


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