Past Member-led Workshops

with Joan Barker
Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Let’s have fun with a Bali Pop (or two)!  When making these two quilts, I used approximately 60 – 2 1/2” strips.  It is so much fun, to decide which four strips that you will stitch together into a tube.  Come play with us and see my latest version of this quilt.

This workshop will be in-person.

Register for the workshop here.

with Dale Wolfe
Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Making baby bibs is so much fun!

These are the most fun item that I have sewn. And very fast to complete. Just gather a bunch of your beautiful scraps (orphan blocks, strips), a 12” x 15”  batting and 12” x 15” backing fabric.  No binding fabric is needed.

Bibs can be tied, buttoned, snapped or whatever method that you would like to use.

This workshop will be on Zoom.

Register for the workshop here.

with Reba Siero
Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Whether you are a beginner, or want to brush up on your skills, this workshop will give you a good foundation in all the basic steps of creating a pieced quilt.  You’ll go from fabric to careful cutting, piecing and pressing.  You’ll move on to layering, basting and machine quilting your small quilt.  Then you’ll make your binding and apply it to your quilt for a smooth finish.

This workshop will be in-person with the possibility of being a hybrid class.

Register for the workshop here.


Supplies Required for Workshop

Fabric:

  • A minimum of 3 fabrics works well for the top – ¼ yard cuts or fat quarters
  • If you want a scrappy look, bring several darks and several lights that are at least 3” wide, and some border fabric that is at least 4” wide
  • Backing – at least 18” square
  • Batting – at least 18″ square
  • Binding – ¼ yard cut or 1 fat quarter

For cutting:

  • 6” x 24” rotary ruler
  • 18” x 24” rotary cutting mat
  • Rotary Cutter (45 mm, if this is your first cutter)

For sewing:

  • Sewing machine and all its parts in good working order and your owner’s manual
  • Thread for piecing (good quality 100% cotton, 50 wt)
  • Thread for quilting – same as above in a compatible color
  • Size 80 sewing machine needles (sharp, microtex, or topstitch recommended)
  • Pins (sharp and fine is recommended)
  • Small scissors or snips
  • Seam ripper

For notetaking:

  • Pen or Pencil (there will be a handout to take notes on!)

Nice to think about adding to your toolbox but not necessary:

  • ¼” foot
  • Walking foot
  • Wonder clips and/or sewtites

with Laurie Biundo
Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Join Laurie in making the Pocket Packers from ByAnnie. It measure 18½”H x 13½”W and each style features a full-sized zippered mesh pocket on the back. On the front are zippered vinyl pockets in a variety of sizes depending on the style that you choose to make. Perfect for organizing personal items and clothing in a suitcase or to carry supplies to your favorite quilting class.

It’s a large project bag, or a way to pack things in a suitcase, or anything else one can think of.

  • Style 1 has 1 pocket
  • Style 2 has 2 same-sized pockets
  • Style 3 has 3 pockets of varying sizes
  • Style 4 has 4 pockets in a variety of sizes.

Any of the pockets can be divided into more than one section. A reinforced handle attached to the top of each bag can be customized for carrying by hand or over the shoulder. Designed to be made with small amounts of fabric, Pocket Packers are perfect for using the newest fabrics from your favorite designer or a collection of pieces from your stash.

Laurie can get the supplies at a discount. Contact her and pay for your supplies by Friday, February 25th, 2022 to get your order before the workshop. Click here for the complete supplies list.

This workshop will be in-person.

Register for the workshop here.

with Dianne Slattery
Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Get ready to play with your Orphan Blocks!

Gather them up, grab some bits of coordinating fabrics and learn some creative ways to make a fun, unique quilt top, while finding a happy place for your orphans.

There is no requirement for the amount of orphan blocks. It does help to have a design wall to hang them on while you are working, but blocks can be laid out on any flat surface.. A cell phone camera is also helpful for tracking your progress and being able to see your completed plan while you are assembling.

This workshop will be on Zoom.

Other than that you need:

  • Neutral thread, white, beige, or a light gray
  • Seam ripper
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron
  • Pencil or friction pen for marking
  • Rotary mat, cutter.

Register for the workshop here.

with Laura Mott
Saturday, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Join Laura Mott for her annual Mystery Quilt Workshop. Get clues and make a quilt based just on clues and fabric cutting instructions. You never know what you’ll end up with and each quilt always looks so beautiful and unique. Chances are you can even finish the quilt in one day or just the weekend! This workshop is a great way to bust your stash!

This class will be a live Zoom event only available during the scheduled class time. 

Register for the workshop here.

with Dianne Slattery
Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

The Christmas Garland design is adapted from a pattern I’ve seen on Pinterest many times as a Bead Garland or Bead Quilt. It’s a very simple block. I thought it would be lovely in Christmas colors and scrappy, since I have a huge Christmas fabric inventory. I drew it out, then someone posted a Christmas version. I made it for a dear young friend who has helped our family a lot during COVID.

Christmas Garland can be made using a variety of fabrics and a background. I used Christmas fabrics from my inventory and a white on white background. The top is 46″ x 58″ without borders. There are 48 blocks which finish at 8″ x 8″.

This class will be a live Zoom event only available during the scheduled class time. 

Register for the workshop here.

with Kathy Schmitz
Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

The classic log cabin block is very organized, neat, and predictable. The wonky log cabin block is… more free-spirited! 

The classic log cabin block starts with a square red center piece, representing the warmth of the fireplace, the heart of a cabin.  The wonky version starts with your choice of a 3-, 4-, or 5-sided wonky center… in ANY color you choose that will coordinate with your logs to get the look you want.  The “logs” surrounding your center won’t be the classic same-width rectangles, but straight-sided “sloped rectangles,” likely with one end wider than the other.  The blocks are still built from the center out in a clockwise rotation, but trimmed in a wonky way as we go, so the finished blocks have a casual, energetic look to them!

Although log cabin blocks, even wonky ones, can be made using foundation piecing, this class will show you how to piece them without a foundation. The goal is to finish at least three 9” square blocks in the class so you can try all 3-, 4-, and 5-sided centers.  The technique for building out from the center is the same for each, so whatever doesn’t get done in class can be finished at home.  There’s no pattern to buy.  We’ll just have class instructions and tips/tricks. 

This workshop would be appropriate for beginning quilters, and fun for those at higher skill levels, too. It is based on techniques presented in “Cut-Loose Quilts” by Jan Mullen (C&T Publishing, 2001), specifically the chapter called “Mainly Logz.” 

This class may be held in-person or as a Zoom event, depending on the number of participants and at the discretion of the workshop chair. If held on Zoom, it will be a live event only available during the scheduled class time.

Register for the workshop here.

AT HOME PREPARATION (this will save class time and space):

From your stash, choose a variety of fabrics from a few color families, ranging from light shades to darker shades, and cut into straight strips 2”-2 ½”-ish wide, meaning they can be a little wider or narrower… our first step toward wonky! Leave long strips long, to be shortened as needed in class, and bring any short strips (4”-ish) in that width range. Also bring a few slightly larger pieces, at least 3”x3”, to be cut for wonky centers in class. Organize the fabric by color families.

EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES TO BRING:

• The fabric strips and pieces you precut at home, described above.

• Sewing machine and controls. You’ll be making ¼” seams, so a quarter inch foot might be helpful.

• Thread and one or two bobbins in a neutral color to blend with your fabrics (for seaming).

• Rotary cutter and a fabric scissors

• Cutting mat at least 10” square

• Quilting ruler at least 12” long (6”x12” is ideal… easy to transport and use for trimming)

• Quilting ruler at least 10” square (for checking the size of your block-in-process and squaring at the end)

• Small or standard iron and a pressing surface, if you have (or can borrow) them, for pressing seams to one side… there will be a lot of that! If we’re able to be at the Farmhouse, the ironing boards and irons may be in high demand. If we’re on Zoom, have your iron and ironing board close by.

with Linda Luks
Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

The class will cover making the strips, then putting them together in either a quilt similar to this or cutting the strips into narrower strips and making a match stick style design which will look like pick up sticks scattered in background. To get ready for class, save small strips, odd shaped pieces, corners clipped off snowball blocks. Size should be at least 1.5” wide so it won’t disappear in 1/4 in seams. This is a great technique for using up your scraps.

Register for the workshop here.

with Taryn Doidge

Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

With just 12 jelly roll/ or 2 1/2”strips, you can make a tote bag perfect for carrying around a large quilt, or even a few smaller quilts. This workshop can help you with picking colors to coordinate. If you don’t want to buy an entire jelly roll, just use 12, 2 1/2” strips from your stash. It also gives you practice with machine quilting, (whether it’s straight line, walking foot, or free motion). Hope you have fun!

Register for the workshop here.

Supplies:
Crib Size Batting
Or
Piece of Batting 35” x 50”
4 pieces @ 1” x 40 ish”12 jelly roll strips
Or
12 strips @ 2.5” x WOF1 yd. fabric for inside/lining of tote1/2 yd. fabric for straps1/3 yd. fabric for edging/binding5/8 yd. fabric for pockets
Or
2 @ 1/3 yd. fabric for pocketsBasic sewing/quilting suppliesThread for machine quilting

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