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3003C – Thread Painting 101: Hibiscus

$104.00

Elizabeth Habich

Location: Room 103

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $30.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Thread-painting gives you the freedom to make a very realistic image entirely with thread! Learn to analyze a photograph’s line and color, do straight-stitch and zig-zag free-motion thread-painting, plus how to mix and shade colors, while making Autumn Leaf, Hibiscus, or Bluebird. These skills in hand, we then thread-paint an autumn leaf (provided by the instructor). You’ll be amazed what you can do!

Machines Provided by: Viking & OC Sewing & Vaccum

Kit Contents: includes pattern plus prepared ‘sandwiches’ so students can start work immediately, and supplementary use of my thread!

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

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3004C – Black Star Flower Farm Punch Needle

$130.00

Lisa Bongean

Location: Room 105

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $75.00



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Unleash your creativity and explore the beautiful world of Punch Needle Embroidery in the Introduction to Punch Needle class. This hands-on course is designed for all levels of enthusiasts looking to learn the art of creating stunning textured designs with vibrant threads.

PUNCH NEEDLE FUNDAMENTALS: Dive into the basics of punch needle embroidery, including tool selection, different types of fabric, and thread choices.

TECHNIQUE MASTERY: Get hands-on experience with the punch needle tool, learning how to create varying textures, patterns, and designs.

PATTERN CREATION: Discover how to transfer, adapt, or create your own designs. We'll cover essential techniques to ensure your projects turn out as planned.

COLOR THEORY: Explore the world of color theory and learn how to choose the perfect color palette for your punch needle projects.

FINISHING TOUCHES: Understand the art of securing your finished piece, trimming excess threads, and preparing it for framing or display.

TROUBLESHOOTING: Learn how to identify and fix common punch needle errors, ensuring your projects look polished and professional.

WHAT TO EXPECT: HANDS ON PRACTICE: You'll practice the punch needle technique throughout the workshop.

PERSONALIZED FEEDBACK: Receive feedback and guidance from me, your instructor, helping you refine your skills and troubleshoot any challenges.

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

Handwork Class

Kit Contents: Threads and weavers cloth

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

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3006C – Need Class Title

$0.00

Location: Room 107A

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 

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3007C – Walking Foot Bootcamp

$130.00

Christa Watson

Location: Room 107BC

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Are you tired of stitching in the ditch? Learn to utilize the power of your walking foot (or dual feed) to stitch “near” the ditch instead! It’s much faster and easier, yielding results that are very forgiving and more fun to stitch! Students will be empowered to embrace the beauty of imperfection as they learn to quilt their own quilts. See how a simple straight stitch or machine decorative stitch can yield so many different possibilities. Students will also learn best practices for successful walking foot style quilting.

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

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3010C – Rabbit and Lupines

$104.00

Jane Haworth

Location: Room 201AB

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $5.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Make a charming fabric rabbit that can be nestled into a bed of purple lupine flowers. Working from the two patterns use Jane’s forgiving fabric collage technique to complete the rabbit. Then create a few simple stalks of lupines to complete the scene. Great project for using your scraps or small pieces of fabric.

Hand Work Class

Kit Contents: Pattern, Foundation and Instructions

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

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3011C – Disappearing Half Square Triangles

$113.00

Heather Kojan

Location: Room 202AB

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $12.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: We'll start with half square triangles. With a little chopping and reassembly, we'll have 3 unique quilt blocks! Our afternoon will be spent creating your favorite(s) of the three quilts.

Machines Provided by: Juki & Moore's Sewing Centers

Kit Contents: Pattern

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

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3012C – Bits & Pieces Designing from the Scrap Bag

$126.00

Maria Shell

Location: Room 203AB

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: This workshop is for scrap-a-holics. Learn how to shape, sort, and piece your fabric bits into art quilt masterpieces. While learning how to work with bits and pieces, students will also be given information about improvisational piecing techniques and ideas for taking these techniques and creating original quilts.

Machines Provided by: Brother & Moore's Sewing Center

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3013C – Bahama Blue

$113.00

Linda Hahn

Location: Room 203C

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $17.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Here's a cute, quick quilt that will look great in any colorway! The block is partially paper pieced using Linda's unique technique.

Machines Provided by: Janome & Moore's Sewing Center

Kit Contents: Includes a re-useable foundation piecing stencil, full color handout and enough foun-dation paper for the project. 

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

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3014C – Wayfinder Quilt

$113.00

Brooke Shankland

Location: Room 204

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Make your own Wayfinder block to begin a full quilt or finish as a modern wall hanging. The Wayfinder block represents the idea that, in a broad sense, we never really “arrive”; we are always navigating and re-orienting ourselves toward new directions. With this in mind, this extremely versatile design seeks to remind us to live in and appreciate each point on this long, winding path - not just the destination. Brooke will walk you through the construction of this unique, modern block, including tips for strip piecing and half rectangle triangles.

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

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3015N – Quilted Sentiments

$160.00

Stacie Spradlin

Location: North Annex Room 1

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 


Kit Fee $65.00



Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Description: Personalizing your custom designs will elevate your quilting style to a new level. Adding names, dates, ghost blocks and other details will help create family heirlooms that will surely be treasured for years to come. We will look at style, placement, marking, centering and stitching order to help you create your very own personalized designs. Several samples will be shown and discussed that will inspire your own creativity. Confident beginners and advanced quilters welcome. Leave this class with the confidence to create something truly special and unique.

Machines Provided by: Sewing Machines Plus.
These are Stand-Up Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

Kit Contents: A prepared quilt top ready for quilting will be provided in your kit along with a water soluble marking pen. I will have several stencils available for use during class also.

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

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3016N – Beginning Rulerwork

$160.00

Stacie Spradlin

Location: North Annex Room 1

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Intimidated by fancy ruler work? Fear no more! We will take a look at both straight and curved rulers, learn how to hold and position the rulers and stitch around them. Most importantly, we will get you the confidence you need to use those rulers! You will quickly gain the knowledge of how to incorporate ruler work among those free-motion designs.

Machines Provided by: Sewing Machines Plus.
These are Stand-Up Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

Kit Contents: All handouts, fabric, batting and thread needed for class

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

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3061C – How to Enhance Your Fabric with Tsukineko Inks

$60.00

Kris Vierra

Location: Room 100B

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $35.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Learn how to enhance your fabric and make it uniquely yours with the use of Tsukineko inks. In this class you will learn how to marble fabric, create new designs using stencils, paint directly on your fabric and use different forms of resists to achieve unique one of a kind fabrics. You don't need to be an artist to spice up your fabrics with these acid free, water based inks. (ink is permanent once heat set) (Instructor will provide a large selection of stencils and other supplies for class use.)

Design Class

Kit Contents: 6 different bottles of ink, color mixing chart, palette, eye droppers, tone on tone fabric

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

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3062C – Four Kites

$56.00

Greg Barner

Location: Room 103

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $80.00



Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: With a simple kite template, create this stunning four-point diamond block. This technique allows you to take a variety of 1½” and 2” strips and create fun kite blocks that can be squared up. As you create more kites and put them together, different patterns will be formed. Creating kites are a great way to use up your scraps!

Machines Provided by: Viking & OC Sewing & Vacuum

Kit Contents: fabric to complete the quilt top, pattern, kite template

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

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3063C – Doodle Art Quilt

$56.00

Ruth Ann Berry

Location: Room 105

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $50.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Learn to draw doodle art on fabric photo sheets to be taken home and sewn into a one of a kind wall hanging.

Design Class

Kit Contents: 12 photo fabric sheets, practice sketchbook, 3 archival ink pens with different size tips, pattern for wall hanging, ruler, pencils, zipper bag

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

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3064C – Walking Foot Quilting 1 - Straight Lines, Serpentines, & Spirals

$73.00

Catherine Redford

Location: Room 107BC

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $15.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: An introductory class in walking foot quilting. Learn how to finish your quilts on a domestic machine while enjoying all the control of your walking foot. Make stitched samples of different styles including matchstick quilting, grids, combined stitches, serpentines and a basic spiral. Finish with a look at Catherine’s work to inspire you to go home and turn your tops into quilts.

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

Kit Contents: Threads, needles, safety pins, hand outs

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

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3065C – Watercolor for Quilters!

$56.00

Swan Sheridan

Location: Room 201AB

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $15.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: In this class, students will learn to use Derwent’s Inktense blocks and pencils to create a dry watercolor image. Using water and fabric medium, we will then transform the dry image into a permanent watercolor. Suitable for creating backgrounds, applique cutouts, personalized fabric, or complete images, this method is simple and accessible. Swan takes the fear out of fabric painting and allows the artist in every quilter to surface with this simple technique.

Handwork Class

Kit Contents: Mat, PFD Fabric, washout marker, brushes, textile medium, and the use of inktense pencils and blocks during class time.

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

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3066C – Wonky Piecing & Easy Applique Mini ModDog

$60.00

Linda Sullivan

Location: Room 202AB

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $15.00



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: The immediate gratification project! Slash ‘n sew piecing, off-kilter stitching and easy machine appliqué make this a fun and stress free 3 hour workshop. Students will learn wonky piecing techniques to form a fabric collage of coloured strips and the basics of fusible machine appliqué while making this cute Mini ModDog. Linda will also show you how to finish your project into a cute pillow or wallhanging!

Machines Provided by: Juki & Moore's Sewing Centers

Kit Contents: Mini ModDog Pattern + Fusible Batting + Fusible Adhesive Web

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

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3067C – Foundation Paper Piecing Basics

$56.00

Jennifer Wagner

Location: Room 203AB

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $20.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Why would anyone stitch fabric onto paper? The benefit is that the paper keeps the fabric from stretching creating precise piecing, consistently sized blocks, and sharp points. Foundation paper piecing also allows for the creation of shapes that would be difficult to make using traditional piecing methods. In this class, you’ll make beautiful hexagon blocks while I take you step by step through the technique and show you how to use the tools that make it easier. Choose your favorite from the three pattern options: Striped Hexi’s, Equilateral Gone Awry, and Nuts About You. This class is best suited for open minded quilters of all skill levels who are ready to add a new technique to their tool belt. No previous experience with foundation paper piecing is needed. Bonus: We will explore block design and I'll show you a trick to make Y seams easy.

Machines Provided by: Brother & Moore's Sewing Centers

Kit Contents: One of the three patterns, participant's choice

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

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3069C – Raw Edge Applique Adinkra Quilt

$56.00

Kena Dorsey

Location: Room 204

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $35.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Adinkra are symbols from Ghana that represent distinct concepts, proverbs, principles and expressions. These unique decorative symbols are used in fabrics, logos, pottery, architecture and more throughout the African Diaspora. In this workshop, we will explore the meanings of some of the more widely popular Adinkra symbols and then create a small wall-hanging or table runner using African wax print fabrics embellished with the raw edge appliqué Adinkra. Optional Kits are available for purchase from the instructor, or you can use fabrics from your own stash. (Skill Level: Confident Beginner, Intermediate, and Advance Quilters)

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

Kit Contents: An assortment bundle of strips and fat quarter African wax print fabrics to create the quilt-top, borders, appliqué shapes and cowrie shells for embellishments. Templates and the pattern.

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

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4502C – Spring at Mission Point

$260.00

Lisa Bongean

Location: Room 105

Two Days

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $75.00



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Immerse yourself into the timeless charm of wool appliqué, where vibrant colors, intricate designs, and touch of rustic come together to create one-of-a-kind textile masterpieces. Whether you're an experienced fiber artist or a beginner eager to learn, our project promises hours of relaxation and artistic fulfillment.

WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL:
WARMTH AND TEXTURE: Wool appliqué creates textiles that not only look stunning but also provide an unparalleled tactile experience. The plushness of wool adds warmth and dimension to your artwork.

AFTER LEARNING THE BASICS...Let your imagination soar as you play with different shapes, sizes, and color combinations. Wool appliqué offers endless design possibilities, making it an ideal medium for expressing your personal style.

A TIMELESS TRADITION: Rooted in centuries of craftsmanship, wool appliqué connects you with a rich heritage of textile arts while allowing you to put your contemporary twist on this enduring tradition.

WHY CHOOSE OUR WOOL APPLIQUÉ PROJECT: Whether you're seeking a soothing hobby or aiming to create handmade gifts with a personal touch, our Wool Appliqué project offers a gratifying and artistic way to achieve your goals. The warmth and whimsy of this craft are sure to inspire you and leave you with cherished, handcrafted pieces you'll treasure for years to come.

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

Handwork Class 

Kit Contents: Backing and wools for front and back

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

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