Speaker Classes

Saturday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

This workshop features a fun and colorful Drunkards Path Quilt that goes together very quickly. This 47”x 47” quilt is made using two different 9” block patterns: The Drunkards Path block and the Eccentric Star block. Learn Lori’s quick and easy method of sewing the curved pieces of the Drunkard’s Path blocks! This quilt is one you can piece together in no time at all! Try it in your favorite color combinations…makes a fast baby quilt or 4th of July quilt also!

Class Cost does not include supply kit
$30 GQCCC Member
$40 Sister Guild
$50 Non-member

To register for the class click here. Lori is speaking at the April General Meeting.

Saturday, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Try your hand at Foundation Piecing and Curved Piecing with Penni’s Nested Petal template and its Companion Curve template. This class is a beginner and beyond class allowing more advanced student to try a slightly more complex foundation design making it perfect for the beginner and advanced quilter. Learn a few new techniques and have fun with fabric and color.

We will be learning how to cut curved pieces on the grain line, prepare and sew a simple foundation pieced pattern, trim our paper piecing and sew basic curved pieces into a block.

Toolkit Available here. (Note: Class date may not be correct on the shop website. The date was moved from May to June.) The kit includes a Pickle Dish downloadable pattern, downloadable sewing sheets, the Nested Petal template and Pickle Dish Companion Curve template.

Class Cost does not include supply kit.
$30 GQCCC Member
$40 Sister Guild
$50 Non-member

Penni is giving discount code for people to use to order supplies and other items.

To register for the class click here. Penni is speaking at the May General Meeting.

MATERIALS NEEDED:
• General Sewing Supplies
• sewing machine, rotary cutter and mat, needles, scissors, pins, basic piecing thread and anything else you may need for general sewing.
• Proper foot and stitch plate for accurate 1/4 in seam
• Water soluble glue stick(s) or a water soluble sewing/applique glue (ex., Roxanne’s Glue Baste-it or similar product)
• Paper cutting scissors as well as sewing scissors.
• Light Box – If you own one… bring it. If you do not own one don’t fret. It isn’t necessary.
Rulers:
• Bring general quilting rulers for squaring up fabric and cutting your quilt. Specialty rulers are not necessary. Additional cutting templates are available for purchase to make cutting pattern pieces easier.
• Optional: Add-A-Quarter Ruler (if you have one… bring it, this will may your life easy)
Fabric Requirements:
We will be working primarily on one block (potentially two) on the day of the class to get the technique of paper piecing and curved piecing. If intending to make a lap size quilt… you will need approximately 2 yards of background fabric for curves but only need a FQ on the day of the class.
• 1 FQ for background
• 2 FQs of coordinating fabrics for foundation pieced stripes.
• 1 FQ of coordinating fabric for petal center
• 1 FQ of coordinating fabric for squares

Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The Wreath Quilt Sampler is a fun, fresh addition to your holiday decor. It’s composed of six different blocks or concepts, each one teaching a new technique using the Creative Grids 60-Degree Diamond Mini Ruler. The shapes are simple, and the construction is a breeze, building your quilt block by block with no Y seams! Work from your stash or collect a variety of reds and greens and enjoy the process of shade and color placement to get the complete effect.

FINISHED SIZE: 55″ x 55″

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS

• 1 5/8 yds white for background & star blocks

• 1 5/8 yds cream for background & star blocks

• 1/6 yd shimmery gold for star points

• 1/6 yd each of three different reds

• 1/4 yd each of nine different greens

Fat quarters can be used

TOOLS

Creative Grids Non-Slip 60 Degree Diamond Mini Ruler by Krista Moser

Class Cost does not include pattern or ruler
$50 GQCCC Member
$60 Sister Guild
$70 Non-member

To register for the class click here.

Saturday, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

These blocks look like three-dimensional pyramids—and they also appear to float above the surface of the quilt! Emerald City blocks are strip-pieced and easy enough for beginners to construct. Experienced quilters will learn something too: how to harness the power of consistent value placement to create a sense of three dimensions. Careful attention to value will make the illusion appear. A shadowed setting visually “lifts” them off the surface of the quilt, and we’ll talk about how to choose fabrics to make it work.  So elegant, so dimensional, so easy—and so exciting to see the results!

Class Cost does not include supplies.
$35 GQCCC Member
$45 Sister Guild
$55 Non-member

To register for the class click here. Colleen is speaking at the August General Meeting.

Yardage Requirements:

For blocks:

  • ½ yard (total) light fabrics
  • ½ yard (total) dark fabrics
  • 1 yard (total) medium fabrics

It’s important to have different values (light / medium / dark) within each block.  You can use as few as three different fabrics.  It can also be given a scrappy look with lots of different values, as long as there is a distinct difference between light, medium, and dark within each block.

If you are using small scraps, be aware that this quilt is strip-pieced; you will need to be able to cut strips at least 18” long.  Fat quarters (or jelly rolls) are great!

For background and sashing:

  • 1½ yards sashing and border fabric
  • ¼ yard “shadow” fabric

Note: “Shadow” fabric may be black, or it can be a darker or grayer color than the sashing fabric.  The shadow fabric should look like the color of a shadow on the sashing fabric; ignore the color of the block fabrics.  If in doubt: bring black, muddy green or purple, or charcoal gray!

Tools and Notions Required:

  • Rotary cutter, mat, and 6” x 24” ruler
  • Triangle ruler, Omnigrid # 98 or 98L
  • Design wall (a large flannel-backed vinyl tablecloth works great!)
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing basket supplies, piecing thread, etc.

Optional Items–Recommended but not Required:

  • Reducing lens, door peephole or binoculars