Quilt Making 101: PatchworkLiza Lucy
This workshop offers a mother lode of information about patchwork and piecing. Liza covers tips and advice from her decades of experience – starting with selecting, prepping and cutting fabric all the way through machine piecing for blocks, triangles, diamonds and the dreaded Y-seam. She also covers chain piecing and different kinds of foundation piecing. Consider this a master class in all aspects of patchwork and piecing.
Quilting Tools 101Liza Lucy
The quilting tools aisle can be awfully daunting to newer quilters. With her no-nonsense approach, Liza tells you what you need, and what you don't need to launch into quilting. She takes you on a tour of her own tools arsenal, from pins and needles to templates and quilting rulers. The result is clear, no-fuss advice for piecing, patchwork, applique, and quilting.
Intro to Quilting: Patchwork BasicsJustin of Keaton Quilts
Whether you’d like to make a gift for a loved one, sew an heirloom to pass down, or craft a cozy moment for yourself, making a quilt is a wonderful way to express your creativity and hone your skills. The reasons for learning to quilt are many, but the basics are straightforward, and you’ll learn them all in this class from quilter and designer Justin of Keaton Quilts. With over a decade of experience in teaching quilt-making, Justin’s thoughtful and thorough instruction leads you through the tools, materials, and skills you’ll need to make your first quilt project: a twelve-and-a-half-inch quilt of the Churn Dash block. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll have the skills you need to move on to quilts of any size.
Improvisational Patchwork for BeginnersHeather Jones
Learning how to improvise block construction is a cornerstone of modern quilting. Heather Jones teaches three ways to experiment with improvisational piecing: with a log-cabin block, a stacked-coin block, and with a wonky cross block. This method of creating patchwork is perfect for mixing colorful fabric scraps, allowing you to forget about perfect measurements and straight lines, and learn to play with your creative intuition. At the end, you’ll understand how to combine blocks to produce one-of-a-kind, organic quilts – no “pattern” required.
Quilting with Fabric PrecutsHeather Jones
With funny names like “fat quarters,” “honey buns,” "jelly rolls," and "charm packs,” fabric precuts can certainly be mysterious. In this class, Heather Jones explains what each of these classic quilting terms means and provides great ideas for using these precut fabrics in your next quilting project.
Arrow Crown BlockHeather Jones
This traditional block is a true stunner. Made up of lots of little pieces, the tips and tricks you will learn in this class make the patchwork come together easily. Heather Jones uses solid colors to make this bold, modern block, and with a finished size of 16” square, you won’t need many blocks to make a full size quilt.
Folk Flower BlockAnna Maria Horner
You don’t have to be an expert quilter to make this eye-catching quilt block. Modern quilter and fabric designer, Anna Maria Horner, shares how to create this folk-inspired flower block using floral print scraps. You will learn how to piece a background, fussy cut fabric, and reverse applique the flower and leaves using a sewing machine (no hand-stitching required). Make multiple Folk Flower blocks and piece them together however you’d like to make a quilt top that is blooming with color and texture.
Final Block Measures 12 ½” x 12 ½”
Final Block Measures 12 ½” x 12 ½”
Pickle Dish Quilt BlockSarah Bond
Award-winning quilter Sarah Bond comes from a long line of quilters. She loves traditional quilt patterns with wonderful curves and twists that provide the eye with motion and interest. One of her favorites is the Pickle Dish. Sarah shows you four variations of a traditional Pickle Dish block: Sliced Pickles, Pickle Wedges, Pickled Geese, and Diced Pickles. Learn the basics of foundation paper piecing and how to sew large and small curved seams so that you can put together perfect Pickle Dish quilts. By playing with different arrangements of the blocks, you can create a more contemporary or more traditional look, and no matter which design you choose, you'll have so much fun seeing the connected arcs of your quilt grow and flow together.
Double Star QuiltFancy Tiger
The Double Star Quilt top features a striking combination of light and dark fabrics, with a star-within-a-star motif radiating from the center. Using a mix of special prints and half-square triangles, Amber from Fancy Tiger Crafts shows you how to use free-form patchwork to grow the quilt from the center out. In the class, Amber shows how to make a 54” quilt top, but instructions are included for making a larger 90” queen-size quilt top.