Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fall Quilt Classes Are Just Around The Corner

It's that time of year again when the kids go back to school and fall quilt classes begin.

I will be teaching several classes this semester. A new crop of beginners will learn about the all important quarter inch seam allowance and become familiar with their sewing machines and rotary cutters. The class is called, Rotary Star Sampler. I look forward to bringing new quilters into the fold.

For those more experienced quilters I will be teaching Invisible Machine Applique. This method is quicker than traditional needle turn applique and utilizes your sewing machine. After completing the applique block it can be finished into a pillow, wall hanging or added to a larger quilt of your choice.

The quilt top pictured is Jan Patek's Girl Gang sample called 'Favorite Things'. Last night was the 12th and final class in the series. All of the applique was completed using the invisible machine applique method. Finishing the top would have been a challenge if not for this method.

There's one more class on my schedule. I will try to post a picture next week. It's a 'bridging' class called 'Little Women' Signature Block Party. Since Jo Morton does not have club 9 ready yet I have planned a different project(s). Stop into the shop to see the sample and pick up the info. The class will meet twice and I promise it will be a lot of fun. We will share ideas, patterns, friendship and fabric. It will prove to be a couple of great nights out.