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M101-17 WholeCloth Collage Quilting
Come join Nancy for 4 hours of hands on Stand Up Fun. Let your imagination fly as you learn background fills, motif and crosshatching skills. Learn to make a wonderful collaged sample of your work .
SUPPLY LIST will be coming soon.
One student per machine. Bring thread snips.
M103-17 Beyond Borders
No need to reinvent the wheel: Take traditional designs and give them a modern twist! Boring borders, no more! Big borders, no problem!
M109-17 Curing Continuous Confusion Level 1
Have you ever looked at a pieced block and thought, "How will I ever quilt that without ten thousand stops and starts?" Let Deborah help you unravel the mystery and make it continuous. This class will benefit both longarm and domestic quilters.
M111-17 HQ Pro-Stitcher Premium Simulator: Designing Quilt Layouts
Pro-Stitcher Premium is the newest release for computerized quilting on Handi Quilter longarm systems. Using Pro-Stitcher Premium Simulator, pre-installed on your laptop or system tablet, we will create quilting layouts for pantographs, blocks & borders. You will learn how to arrange your quilting designs so you can see how the entire quilt will look before taking a single stitch!
M115-17 Machine Quilting Basics - Domestic Machine
From basting to binding, full of fun, easy strategies to make machine quilting fun and successful. For both complete beginners and experienced quilters alike.
Sewing machines provided for your use in class.
M117-17 Modern Machine Quilting
Take your quilts to the next level by adding depth and dimension to your designs. The secret is learning to let go of perfection by creating asymmetrical textures that require little to no marking of the quilt. Unleash the potential of your domestic machine by utilizing both free-motion quilting and walking foot techniques.
M121-17 So I got It Pieced So Now What
Everyone has gotten to the end of a quilt pattern and read with dread the words Quilt as Desired. What exactly does this mean. This class will talk about different ways to quilt your quilts. What quilting patterns compliment piecework vs. applique, straight lines vs. curves. We will also discuss quilting density, which type of thread to use and ways to plan out your quilting with minimal marking. Please bring your trouble tops to class and we will try and talk about how to quilt as many as possible. There will be lots of drawing and design in this class .
M125-17 Gathering up the Fragments
Build a small collage quilt with vintage doilies, quilt blocks, buttons, and other fragments.
M127-17 Black Magic - Discharge Dyeing
Explore Color Removal and Discharge Dyeing on black cotton fabric. This great no-bleach process will remove the black dye and replace it with color in one simple step! Practice using stamps and stencils to create the patterns of your dreams. From grunge to chic, this fast and fun class will leave you with 3 yards of your own uniquely patterned fabric.
M139-17 A is for Applique, 2 Part Class
Don't let quilts with applique scare you away! This 2-part (3hr lecture/design & 4 hr longarm hand's-on) class uses lecture time to discuss threads, battings, tools. I will also teach my award-winning design techniques for creating a quilting plan for each applique piece. In the hand's on, you will learn marking methods, tips for creating the appliquéd masterpiece (without any stress or tears!). Each student will receive their own floral applique piece. This is a design & longarm quilting class which utilizes an applique top as the vehicle.
2 Part ClassPart 1 8:30 - 11:30 LecturePart 2 1pm - 5pm Hands-on Part 2 will automatically appear on student schedule
M143-17 Peacock Paisley Party
Explore the basic paisley shape as we play with ways to incorporate a Zentangle approach to embellishment. Discover ways to use it as central motifs, borders and edge to edge. Stretch your custom quilting muscle with this classic design!
One Student per machine. Bring thread snips.
M151-17 The Apprentice
Come prepared to learn an abundant array of techniques and designs that will give you a whole new outlook on quilting. Never fear free motion quilting again! All aspects of the quilt process are covered, from the beginning until the end. Linda will share the ins and outs of batting, thread and designs. Learn how to overcome those difficult quilts. Linda will share her tips and secrets! Enjoy a few chuckles as Linda shares the trials of her own quilt journey as part of the learning process! You'll leave class with your head swimming with ideas.
M153-17 Rock Around The Block
Nancy has redesigned the traditional Jack's Chain block eliminating all the Y seams! You already know how to make those cute little 9 patches, now let's learn how to put them in a new setting and make them "ROCK AROUND THE BLOCK"!
In class, Nancy will also show you an alternate layout. Fat quarters (9) are perfect for your colors (9 patch blocks). You will need yardage for the background
A small template is required for class. Template will be included with your pattern.
Sewing machines provided for your use.
M161-17 Tweaking Batiking - Exploring Color Water Resists
Fast and easy approach to print making and surface design without the wax removal of batiks! Using potato dextrin, corn dextrin and soy wax, you will stamp and stencil your way through this fun and productive fabric collage class.
M171-17 Dealing with the Past
Find out exactly what you need to know before you put that vintage or antique quilt top on the frame.
M177-17 Intro to Freezer Paper Foundation Piecing
The perfect class for a first time paper piecer! Let Gail introduce you to the quickest, easiest way to piece intricate designs. Her freezer paper foundation method is quick to learn and you’ll be on your way to piecing a single block of the Winding Ways pattern that can be expanded to make a full quilt, or stitched into an adorable tote bag. You’ll pick up plenty of tips to make paper piecing fun! $25.00 kit includes pattern, fabric for block, freezer paper and pencil.
M201-17 Row by Row
Quilting is not always about precision. Sometimes you just have to let loose and quilt without any rules. This beginner freehand class will fill your mind with countless Modern ideas for quilting in those small spaces.
Class is also offered on Wednesday, Sept 27th as a lecture/demo. M137
M203-17 Narrow Border - Big Designs
We will explore how to get the most out of the smallest real estate. This Hand's-on class will quilt nearly 20 fun and inventive and freehand borders aimed at 2-4" wide borders.
M207-17 Heirloom Feathers Made Easy
Feathers, feathers whose got the feathers? Twist them, turn them, and bend them. Learn the ins and outs of heirloom feathers from a master feather maker, who Kim Dielh dubbed the Quilting Goddess. Feathers are her thang! Always wanted to make a feathered cable but was too afraid to start? Fear no more, you'll make one in this class.
M211-17 DIY - Digitize it Yourself Using Art & Stitch
This class is more than just an introduction to the drawing tools. Create your own beautiful digital quilting designs in minutes! Starting from scratch, click to create just a few points, and like “Magic” we will create blocks, corners and borders!
M215-17 English Paper Piecing By Machine
Always loved the look of hexagon quilts? Intrigued with Grandma’s flower gardens, but don’t want to spend months hand piecing? Then this class is for you. In this class, we will cover how to make and piece a variety of different hexagon quilt all on your domestic sewing machine. You will love this fun, fast, and easy method. Suitable for all levels.
M217-17 Machine Quilting Spirals and Swirls
SOLD OUT! Learn how to quilt modern, geometric spirals and swirls using both walking foot and free-motion techniques. Students will learn how to quilt stunning designs such as large continuous spirals, geometric spirals, and several swirl variations.
M219-17 Glam-plique! - 2 Part Class
Combine the best of both worlds: Beth's incredibly simple "Hand Applique by Machine" technique for turned edge applique and simple, charming hand embroidery. Easy, fun and finished in no time at all. This is an all day class, Design and preparation in morning followed by 4 hours of sewing on machines.
2 part class8:30am-10:30am Design and Preparation1pm - 5pm Sewing
Sewing machines provided for your use in class.
M225-17 Sensational Stars
Design your own circular stars in different settings. Students will learn drafting and paper foundation piecing techniques as well as tips for glorious color selection. By the afternoon, you’ll be stitching together your one-of-a-kind celestial masterpiece! A circular star pattern is available as a backup if necessary for students that are not happy with their design.
M227-17 Magical Mini Mandalas
Ready to kick your ice dyeing up a notch? This fun and productive ice dyeing class will feed your creative muse with Magical Mandalas, each bursting with beautiful crystallized patterns - nine 22"x22" mandalas.
M229-17 Let's get Registered
When many people look at Deborah's quilting they think she must have a computer. They are wrong. Let traditional quilting specialist, Deborah, show you how with just a few marks, you too can make each motif look like twinzies, or have that Amish Curling Feather roll with perfection.
M231-17 Beautiful Backgrounds - Grids are still Groovy
Modified from 2016...This class explores stitching nearly two dozen, free-hand, grid-based fillers including simple gridded textures as well as the popular Sashiko-based designs. You will also be exposed to several dozen other designs! These patterns are excellent choices for creating beautiful background textures, as well as for popping feathers and other motifs.
M233-17 Curving to Greatness
Rulers, templates, and curves, oh my! Do you have rulers at home that you are not sure how to use? Do you want to discover how rulers can enhance the design process? If so, this is the class for you!
M239-17 Connect the Dots - Using Layout Templates in Art & Stitch
In this hands on class, we will use templates found in the Art & Stitch library, including the Snowflake, Lone Star and Pearl to create intricate quilting designs. You do not need to activate the program for class.
M243-17 Free Motion Alternatives to Straight Line Quilting
Go beyond the straight line and use your free-motion quilting skills to their fullest. In this workshop, students will learn how to turn basic shapes into linear free-motion quilting designs.
M259-17 Floating Down a Lazy River
English Paper Piecing is given new life when we recreate designs from this 1940's vintage quilt. Learn the basic Paper Piecing techniques while creating this unique variation of a mosaic block – one that inspired the name of the class. Find inspiration in the traditions of yesteryear, and enjoy the peaceful pleasures of hand stitches in this portable piecing project.
M263-17 24 Step Color Mixing
Create a beautiful hand-dyed, color gradation of 24 fat quarters from only three colors of dye. That's 6 yards of fabric! Learn Cindy's tips and tricks to creating even texture and vivid, colorfast fabrics.
M303-17 Dense & Dainty
Join me for a feast of fabulous, completely free-hand fillers! Students will quilt a mini-quilt using a multitude of gorgeous and textural fillers, suitable to enhance both traditional and modern quilts! My sample shows forty-one different fillers - students may come up with more!
M315-17 Free Motion Improv
Liberate yourself from traditional quilting symmetry by combining your favorite free-motion fillers in a seemingly random way. Add amazing texture to the negative spaces in your quilts and create your own unique combinations.
M317-17 Ruler Quilting FUNdamentals
Add a new technique to your sit-down free motion quilting repertoire! Ruler guided quilting lets you stitch smooth straight lines and curves with minimal marking. And with feed dogs dropped, you can stitch in any direction to create complex designs without turning your quilt.
Sewing machines provided for your use in class. These sewing machines are "ruler foot equipped" sewing machines
M319-17 Hand Applique by Machine - Simply Roses: 2 Part Class
Learn how to imitate the look of fine hand appliqué with your sewing machine. Learn easy techniques for points, curves, cleavages, and perfect circles - all the things an expert appliquist needs to know to create amazing heirloom appliqué!
2 part classPart 1: 8:30am-10:30amPart 2: 1pm-5pm
M323-17 Modern Tools Sampler
Sample Photoshop Elements and Electric Quilt to see how the software can fit into your quilting toolbox. In class you will be introduced to the basic tools of the software programs by learning about editing, sizing and printing photos in Elements and about the workspaces in EQ7 by creating a quilt. For more info and samples go to: jenniferrapacki.com/sampler
M325-17 Frozen - Advanced Snow & Ice Dyeing
Explore the infinite possibilities in this mindful mash up of Snow & Ice Dyeing with Shibori and Tie-Dye folds. Each student will create a collection of radiant mandalas, ikat stripes and amazing chevrons - 4 different 1 yard patterns.
M327-17 Little Goose, Little Goose, Fly Away Home
Learn how to create this charming house block with a flying goose insert in a fun, half day class. The class is designed for students of all skill levels who wish to learn Gail’s creative design and piecing processes and techniques in a low stress, easy to finish class! Students will get an introduction to original design concepts and have detailed instruction in freezer paper piecing techniques and curved seam piecing. (Fabric kits are available for this class - see supply list for ordering information)
M329-17 Feathers for the Fearful
Have you been wanting to make feathers but don't know where to start? Or you've tried and just don't like the way they look? Allow Deborah to help you make user friendly feathers with no backtracking.
Bring thread snips. One person per machine.
M343-17 Confetti Nine Patch
Have fun with ALL of your fabrics – even the oddballs! Learn great methods for rotary cutting and machine piecing scrappy nine patch blocks with speed and precision. Handout has step by step instructions, quilt design variations and yardage/cutting charts for crib through king sized quilts.
M349-17 Log Cabin Improv with a Vintage Twist
Come play with Vintage as we recreate the timeless Log Cabin block with a modern slant. Embrace the magic as you are given permission to combine the love of vintage with a fast, fun modern twist. Students will work with vintage textiles and a jelly roll to create Improv Log Cabin blocks. These can then be set in a variety of ways to create your own version of a Modern Log Cabin. The workshop is packed full of tips for working with vintage textiles and ways to showcase these treasured pieces. Students are encouraged to bring their own vintage blocks and fragments or they may purchase a kit of their choice in class. Finished sizes will vary.
M351-17 Freezing Your Backsides!
In need of a quilt back or something to inspire a whole cloth quilting project? This is the perfect opportunity! We are kicking our Snow & Ice Dyeing into an advanced level with these 110" x 110" size projects. Choice of complete 1 or 2 110x110 size projects.
Kit fee ranges from $120-$200 depending on selection made.
M403-17 Beautiful Backgrounds - Grids are still Groovy
M405-17 Express Lane to the Modern Quilting Highway
All that wide open space in modern quilting can be intimidating. In this hands on class you’ll make a modern wholecloth sampler as you learn a variety of approaches to modern design while relying on basic design principles that are easy to incorporate into the modern quilting movement.
M407-17 Fractal That! Quilt Design on an iPad
Learn how to use the Frax HD app on your iPad to create a unique quilt design which can be printed on fabric or used as an applique pattern. For more info and samples go to JenniferRapacki.com/fractal
M409-17 Curing Continuous Confusion Level 2
Hate to start and stop? So does Deborah. Allow her to open a window in your mind and make even the more difficult designs continuous. This class will benefit both longarm and domestic quilters.
M411-17 Modern Whole Cloth Design
Learn how to design simple, modern whole cloth designs. Students will be shown how to create design elements using circle, curved, and straight rulers. We will discuss how to mark out a whole cloth design by marking elements first ready for you to take home and quilt on your longarm or domestic machine.
M413 -17 Take Me To Your Ruler!
Don’t be afraid to try the ruler! We’re going to start from the beginning and concentrate on techniques, using various ways to use a straight ruler. We’ll do stitch in the ditch, piano keys, beadboard, crosshatching, and others sashings and borders, along with ways to mark those spacings. Bring 3 frixion pens or 3 ultra fine sharpies.
M415-17 Easy Peasy Sneaky Piecing Tricks
For beginners and experienced piecers alike. We'll cover ergonomics, cutting, pressing and stitching techniques designed to amp up your piecing skills!
M417-17 Compass Firestar
Easy to piece! NO Y seams, NO paper piecing! During class time, we will take a quick break so that I can show the other blocks and borders that can be created from the basic units from the main block. Template set required, cost $15
M425-17 A Wonky Star: Improv with a Vintage Twist
Embrace the magic as you are given permission to combine the love of vintage with a fun modern aesthetic. Work with vintage textiles to create a wonky star with lots of negative space for modern quilting designs. The workshop is packed full of tips for working with vintage fragments and ways to showcase these treasured pieces. Students are encouraged to bring their own vintage blocks and fragments or they may purchase a kit of their choice in class. Finished sizes will vary.
M427-17 Six Shade Value Runs
Value! Value! Value! It's a tricky piece of the quilter's puzzle. Dye 10 1/2 yards of fabric in just a few hours, with value ranging from soft to deep and rich.
M429-17 Doodle Cloth
You will learn some fun designs and I'll show you how to create a doodle whole cloth with modern designs. What a great way to practice designs while still making something that is usable. And it's a fun reminder of how far we have come later down the road.
One student per machine. Bring thread snips.
M431-17 Fun Feathers That Fit Anywhere
Want to do fun fabulous feathers, but don’t want to mark or do a lot of measuring? Not sure how to fit them into the quilt block you want? Then this is the class for you. This class will discuss how to fit feathers into virtually any shape, with little or no marking. We will also talk about how to quilt feathers with a minimum of stops, starts and backtracking. This class is designed for the person that already has some skill as a quilter, either on a domestic or a longarm.
M433-17 Scrumptious Star Stitchery
This class is especially tailored for the novice paper foundation-piecer. Working with one of Gail’s designs, learn the ins and outs of this fascinating technique that enables the student to stitch very complex designs with ease and best of all, accuracy. (Fabric kits are available for this class)
M447-17 Pole Dancing and More - Full Color Arashi Shibori
Learn twelve different ways to dye pattern by twisting, wrapping, sewing, pleating and sliding the fabric onto poles. Translating to "Storm", Arashi Shibori is a versatile fabric dyeing method used to create beautiful organic textures, ranging from lightning to water to trees. In this full color class we will learn to make "dyepaint", and explore the differences with thin and thick dye along with several other shibori techniques! *As this is a technique intensive class you will receive a pre-class assignment that will include cutting and labeling your fabric, and running a few seams.
M449-17 Print That! with Photoshop Elements
Learn how to prepare files for printing fat quarters or yardage at print-on-demand services like ModernYardage, Spoonflower or Fabric on Demand. For more info go to JenniferRapacki.com/printthat