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1002C – Pieced Pods

$126.00

Maria Shell

Location: Room 103

One day

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Learn the basics of cutting and piecing improvisationaly while stitching impov pods. Pods are leaves, are cups, are boats, are hills, are MORE. We are going to explore this simple improvisationaly cut and pieced curved shape from all angles. We will also talk about the fundamentals--including technical and design details--of curved improvisational pieced pods. It is great fun!

Machines Provided by: Viking & OC Sewing & Vacuum

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1003C – Experimental Freehand Embroidery

$113.00

Kathie Kerler

Location: Room 104A

One day

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $15.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Freehand embroidery, unlike counted threadwork, is stitched without any consideration of the fabric’s weave. The workshop will encompass the most often-used stitches including running, chain and chain variations, couching, buttonhole, back, satin, stem, darning, and straight. We will sample them in both traditional and experimental ways. I will bring samples to class to show how a single stitch can be used effectively in both simple and complex patterns. (I’m a graduate of London City & Guild Institute in Design and Embroidery, a 3 ½ intensive program).

Handwork Class

Kit Contents: Embroidery Needles, Fabrics for Samples, "Pocket Guide to Embroidery"

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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1004C – Wool Appliqué with Hand Embroidery

$118.00

Catherine Redford

Location: Room 104B

One day

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $55.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Learn all the techniques you need for successful whip stitch wool appliqué while working on a beautiful butterfly that could be the start of a larger project or simply added to a pillow or storage case. Embellish your butterfly with hand embroidery and a beaded edge. Find out which stitches to use to add extra dimension your work. Lots of tips and tricks will soon have you planning your next wool project!

Hand Work Class

Kit Contents: Wool for one butterfly and background, appliqué threads, hand dyed embroidery threads, beads, needles, pattern, freezer paper, stitch guide

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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1006C – Fun Feather Foundations & Fancy Frills

$167.00

Sarah Thomas

Location: Room 106

One day

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Are you new to quilting or comfortable with basic free-motion designs and now want to add a few feathers to your quilt tops? Join Sarah as she takes you through a handful of feather motifs and styles that work well together and can be customized to each individual's likes and abilities. This workshop will have you both drawing and working on the machine to determine your personal feather style as well as learning various techniques to create feather motifs. In the second half of class, you will learn how to achieve perfect continuous (formal) feathers. Also learn how to use rulers, stencils, and other items to help fit and form your feather work. Join Sarah as she helps you use many ruler shapes and stencils to create dazzling feathers on your quilt tops. From blocks and borders to custom motifs, you will leave this workshop more comfortable stitching numerous plume types, many spine variations, and the ability to create your own unique feather designs.

Machines Provided by: BERNINA of America & Mel's Sewing & Fabric Center
The Machines in this room are the BERNINA Q20. These are Sit-Down Longarm Machines.

Kit Contents: Fabric, Batting, Thread, Worksheet

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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1008C – Capturing Memories: Modern Foundation Paper Piecing

$126.00

Veruschka Zarate

Location: Room 107BC

One day

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $98.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: In this class, students will enhance their skills and achieve proficiency in Foundation Paper Piecing by constructing a unique Landscape Pattern from the Capturing Memories Quilt Pattern Series. With a selection of vivid and modern colors, this class project lays the groundwork for a comprehensive and enriching learning experience. The project, measures 27x27 inches, incorporates no more than 15 fabric colors, is meticulously designed for the purpose of helping students to delve into the core aspects of FPP, including navigating complex angles, achieving precise point alignment, fabric placement and positioning, understanding seam line orientation, ensuring shape continuity, and executing accurate piecing techniques. These skills will empower students to confidently assemble both small and large, irregularly shaped fabric pieces, equipping them with the ability to undertake any FPP project with ease and assurance.

Machines Provided by: BERNINA of America & Mel's Sewing & Fabric Center

Kit Contents: (1) Special Curated Fabric Bundle featuring Moda Fabrics Bella Solids
(1) Full Color Paper Pattern,
(1) PDF Digital Pattern Download Version
(1) Spool of Decobob 80wt (270m),
(1) Microtex Schmetz 70/10 Needle,
(1) Premium Project Bag.
These Kits Include the elements needed to finish the Foundation Paper Pieced Quilt Top featured in the Pattern.

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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1011C – Hand Appliqué with Swan

$113.00

Swan Sheridan

Location: Room 201AB

One day

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Let Swan make applique easier with a variety of methods and tricks to help you learn what works best for you! Whether you are new to applique or simply struggling to make it work, this class is filled with helpful information to guide you towards better results. Students will make several hearts and variations on hearts using the drawings from Swan’s Mended Hearts pattern. Try methods for hand applique and for decorative hand stiching in the same day and find the most comfortable ways to make applique your friend.

Handwork Class

Kit Contents: To Be Announced Later

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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1012C – Wonky, Curvy Bodacious Blossoms!

$113.00

Linda Sullivan

Location: Room 202AB

One day

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $10.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Two techniques in one class! - wonky piecing plus curved piecing! Liberated slash ‘n sew strips come together in a traditional drunkard’s path block to form these gorgeous, strippy big blossoms. This workshop is perfect for beginning or advanced students to learn fun, easy and wonky strip piecing while also conquering their fear of sewing curves with Linda’s easy tips and tricks. In this workshop, students will concentrate on making one large wonky and curvy bodacious blossom!

Machines Provided by: Juki & Moore's Sewing Center

Kit Contents: Pattern

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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1013C – Mastering Appliqué the Easy Way!

$104.00

Nicole Gilbert

Location: Room 203AB

One day

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $9.99



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Mastering Applique the easy way! Learn to use fusible web to create raw edge applique; make beautiful needle turn motifs with ease AND speed with the new tricks instructor Nicole Gilbert has up her sleeves. Master blanket and satin stitches to finish a series of blocks that will help shape your applique work for years to come!

Machines Provided by: Brother & Moore's Sewing Centers

Kit Contents: • Quilters Select Fabric Marking Pen
• Quilters Select Print & Piece
• Quilters Select Appli-web Plus

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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1014C – Pioneer Log Cabin

$113.00

Edyta Sitar

Location: Room 203C

One day

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $59.95



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Learn how you can construct a basic log cabin block and build it into an original setting that creates a broken star pattern using dark and light blocks. We will discuss the historic beginning of the log cabin block, layout options, and explore the importance of light and dark color values essential to successful log cabin quilts. In this class we will be using a pre-cut blocks that are perfect for a table runner or pillow. You will learn cutting, piecing, trimming, and pressing. Let us create a Log Cabin that will shine like a star!

Machines Provided by: Janome & Moore's Sewing Centers 

Kit Contents: 8 Pre-Cut Log Cain blocks, backing, binding and Pattern

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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1015C – Dear Santa or Sam the Snowman Triangle Class

$130.00

Lisa Bongean

Location: Room 204

One day

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $125.00



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: I'M NOT AFRAID OF NO "TRIANGLE"!

Working with half-square triangles (HSTs) is a fundamental skill in quilting that can be used to create a wide variety of stunning quilt designs. We will present a step-by-step guide to help you make a beautiful quilt using HSTs.

Remember, working with HSTs opens up a world of design possibilities. You can create a variety of patterns by altering the arrangement of your HST units. Be creative, experiment with colors, and enjoy the quilting process. Happy quilting!

LEARN THE BASICS: Get acquainted with the essential tools and materials for producing Half Square Triangles, including fine fabrics, the best notions, and precise cutting techniques.

QUILT DESIGN: Unleash your artistic flair as you explore various patterns, color combinations, and styles that work best for Half Square Triangle quilts.

PRECISION PIECING: Master the art of accurate piecing to create flawless, intricate blocks, ensuring your quilts come together seamlessly.

QUILTING TECHNIQUES: Discover the beauty of hand or machine quilting and explore creative ways to finish your quilts with precision and detail.

FINAL TOUCHES: Yes, let's learn about binding and any alternatives for finishing your quilt with something unexpected.

If you have any questions about our workshop please do not hesitate to contact me at my email: lisab@primitivegatherings.us

Machines Provided by: Baby Lock & Moore's Sewing Centers

Kit Contents: Fabric for front, binding, pattern, and triangle paper.

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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1201C – Flying Into Colours

$270.00

Helen Godden

Location: Room 100B

Two Days

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $10.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Introducing Helen's technique of Paintchwork....that is, painted not pieced patchwork working with stunning Metallic & Pearlescent Lumiere by Jacquard, acrylic fabric paints. Day 1 - Students will chose from 20 designs for your own Flying Into Colours wall hanging 20 x 30”. Helen will demonstrate how to trace & paint the design; how to combine colours and blend colours to create Paintchwork onto black fabric. Students will be blown away by the ease of painting with these fabric paints and their stunning results. Day 2 - With Helen's expert guidance, booklet of Free-Motion designs and lots of demonstrating, students will enhance their piece with a wide variety of free-motion quilting styles to complement their work. Students will then paint again, this time into their free-motion stitching, enhancing and adding so much life and energy into their individual and unique work. This class is a lot of fun and very exciting as student's gain confidence in painting and in free-motion and their work comes to life in full colour!

Painting

Kit Contents: Students will shared the use of 2 full sets of 30 Lumiere paints. Each student will have use of brushes Panda Pencil for tracing on black fabric to keep.

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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1301C – Painting on Silk: Begonia Swirl

$339.00

Andrea Brokenshire

Location: Room 100A

Three Days

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $115.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: I am inspired by the natural world. Won’t you join me in my paint box to learn my technique for painting realistic floral imagery onto silk.You will be making a beautiful peachy pink Begonia that I call“Begonia Swirl”. To make it easy, most of materials you will need will be provided in the Mandatory Kit.The kit cost is $115.00. In addition to painting your beautiful flower, I will also demonstrate how I create my highly textural confetti backgrounds and my technique for turning the edges of the finished applique’ for a clean finish. So let’s have some fun and create with paint and fiber.

Painting Class

Kit Contents: Instruction booklet for Begonia Swirl
11” x 17” Color photocopy
11” x 17” Greyscale photocopy
11” x 17” Color Photocopy of finished Painted top
Silk Charmeuse (12mm) 12” x 18” pre-primed Silk Charmeuse
1 - Set of PROfab Transparent Acrylic Textile paints for Begonia Swirl
1 -2 oz Transparent Extender Medium
Freezer Paper (approx.) 2 yards
Black Ultra Fine Sharpie Marker
Brushes:
#2 Chisel Blender
#6 Round
#2 Round
2” Foam brush

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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