Accidental Designer, #22802

Accidental Designer – #22802

Day: Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Kathy Doughty
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


Despite growing up in Amish country, Kathy did not find patchwork until after migrating to Australia, becoming a mother, and realizing she needed something to do with her hands! In 2003, she found herself the owner of a patchwork and quilting shop. Material Obsession was born out of a need to create, and Kathy is proud to say that it is a place where creative people come to get busy. The experience of working with quilters in the shop has given her great gifts, both personally and as a designer who loves to share. Since opening the shop, Kathy has become an experienced designer of quilts, written five books, become a fabric designer for FreeSpirit, and she has loved every minute of it. Come hear all about Kathy’s journey! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

materialobsession.com.au

All-Star Review, #22201

All-Star Review – #22201

Day: Wednesday, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Level: All levels
Member: $24 Retail: $30

 

 


Join us for our ever-popular All-Star Review and learn techniques from this year’s instructors. Each instructor will give a 10-minute demonstration to all participants from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. After 7:30 p.m., meet the instructors and purchase their books, patterns, and tools. You can even get an autograph or two. A booklet with printed handouts is provided to each participant. This event always sells out fast, so hurry and get your tickets today!

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An Evening of Quilts with Sue Patten, #22203

An Evening of Quilts with Sue Patten – #22203

Day: Friday, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Sue Patten
Level: All levels
Member: $28 Retail: $35

 

 


Ever wonder what inspires your favorite quilters? Join Sue Patten for a fun and informative night that tracks her entire journey as a quilter. This trunk show features a wide range of quilts including hand quilting, domestic machine quilting, bed quilts, wallhangings, art quilts, and all of Sue’s award-winning show quilts. Sue will entertain you with humor and stories while sharing tips that you will be using for years to come.

suepattenquilts.com

Australian Aboriginal Fabric Dot Art, #22804

Australian Aboriginal Fabric Dot Art – #22804

Day: Thursday, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Phyllis Twigg Hatcher
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 

 


Aboriginals in central Australia have created dot art designs in sand for thousands of years. See how the current indigenous outback artists’ dot paintings are now being transformed into fabric and used by quilters, sewers, and decorators everywhere. Phyllis will explain the meaning of the fabric designs as they relate to Aboriginal culture and real life in the desert outback, which she has visited several times. Over 30 actual fabrics will be shown. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

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Bread and Butter: Beginning Longarming, #22801

Bread and Butter: Beginning Longarming – #22801

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Dusty Farrell
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 

 


This lecture is packed full of everyday, real-life quilting designs. Dusty shares all his creative shortcuts to help you perfect easy, unique quilting designs. You are sure to love these designs and come back to them time and time again. You will learn 10+ designs based on two very easy free-motion patterns that will enhance even the simplest of quilts. These innovative designs can add just the right intensity of texture and movement to every quilt top that comes your way. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

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Brilliant Blocks, Bold Borders, and Stunning Sashings, #28504

Brilliant Blocks, Bold Borders, and Stunning Sashings – #28504

Day: Friday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom A
Teacher: Sue Patten
Level: All levels
Member: $100 Retail: $125
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Get ready to tackle the quilt, the whole quilt, and every area of the quilt! This class will pull dozens of designs together and have you dancing freestyle around the quilt top. It will help you decide on where to place your three degrees of texture, help you with all your design choices for any style of block, and teach you how to make those borders rock, not roll. Let us never again fear those final instructions at the end of every pattern: “Quilt as desired.” After you complete this fast-paced, cover-it-all class, you will be able to freestyle your way through any quilt top that comes your way with confidence and skill.

suepattenquilts.com

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Brunch with Bonnie: Quilt Tales and Trunk Show, #22204

Brunch with Bonnie: Quilt Tales and Trunk Show – #22204

Day: Saturday, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Montgomery House
Teacher: Bonnie Browning
Level: All levels
Member: $36 Retail: $45

 

 


Come enjoy brunch with Bonnie Browning and a trunk show of quilts, quilts, quilts! Bonnie will share quilts and tales from her travels across the U.S. and around the world. Quilters really do speak the same language, and there is no better way than to share our quilts with one another (especially when brunch is involved!).

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Butterfly Forest Appliqué, #23101

Butterfly Forest Appliqué – #23101

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom B
Teacher: Felicia Brenoe
Level: All levels
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Join author, designer, and educator Felicia Brenoe for a fun day of butterfly appliqué! In this class, you will increase your mastery of fused raw-edge appliqué as you create a block from Felicia’s book, The Quiltmaker’s Butterfly Forest. Felicia will share tips and techniques for constructing your blocks and getting neat appliqué stitches on the machine. You will use precut appliqué shapes to create the blocks, and you will finish one or more 18″ blocks that you can incorporate into a larger quilt or turn into a pillow or wallhanging.

feliciasworld.com

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Calico Rose with Wool Appliqué, #23505

Calico Rose with Wool Appliqué – #23505

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom D
Teacher: Vicki McCarty
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Join Vicki as she teaches you a brand-new technique for hassle-free string quilting, then fuse your wool appliqué flowers and stitch them down by hand. We will then add beads for embellishments. Your finished project will be 41″ x 41″.

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Color Works – Piecing Large-Scale Prints, #27102

Color Works – Piecing Large-Scale Prints – #27102

Day: Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom B
Teacher: Kathy Doughty
Level: All levels
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Handout Fee)

 


Discover your boundless potential as a quilter. COLOR WORKS is a vibrant quilt using large-scale, multi-colored prints. Kathy will help you master the art of mixing fabrics. The featured prints are shown off as hero fabrics by using low-key tonal prints for the background and stripes for the sashing. Learn to express yourself through creative, adventurous designs with Kathy’s expert guidance.

materialobsession.com.au

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Cozy Village: Learn Successful Raw-Edge Appliqué, #23104

Cozy Village: Learn Successful Raw-Edge Appliqué – #23104

Day: Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Independence AB
Teacher: Felicia Brenoe
Level: All levels
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Join author, designer, and educator Felicia Brenoe and learn how to machine appliqué the block of your choice from Felicia’s charming quilt design, MY COZY VILLAGE. Felicia will teach you all the tricks of successful fused raw-edge appliqué. You will discuss thread tension, machine settings, planning for layered appliqué, and tricks and tips to make your appliqué look professional. By the end of class, you will have a whole new toolset at your fingertips and the confidence to tackle any raw-edge appliqué project.

feliciasworld.com

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Design-a-Rama with Cindy Needham, #25502

Design-a-Rama with Cindy Needham – #25502

Day: Saturday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Cindy Needham
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(No Kit Fee)

 


It seems that one of the most difficult parts of finishing a quilt is choosing the quilting designs. Many completed tops end up in the closet because of this. In this three hour workshop, Cindy will cover very basic elements of design. She asks that each student bring one pieced, unquilted top to design as a group. This exercise will open your eyes to the possibilities of designing ANY top!

cindyneedham.com

 

Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8): Beyond Basics, #29101

Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8): Beyond Basics – #29101

Day: Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Conestoga AB
Teacher: Barb Vlack
Level: All levels
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(No Kit Fee)

 


Explore the treasure trove of the new EQ8 block, fabric, layout, embroidery, and photo libraries. Make your own fabric libraries from your scanned or downloaded fabrics. Create modern, free-form settings as well as intricate traditional designs. Try multiple border options. Practice drawing curved and straight lines while making blocks and appliqué shapes. Design quilts that will turn heads and open new pathways for your quiltmaking creativity. A working knowledge of EQ software basics is needed for this class.

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Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8): Poster Quilts!, #29503

Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8): Poster Quilts! – #29503

Day: Saturday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Conestoga AB
Teacher: Barb Vlack
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(No Kit Fee)

 


Poster quilts are quilts with “something to say”. They typically include text as part of the quilt design in order to give your quilts a voice. They make great gifts for babies, young people, or commemorating a special place or event. EQ8 software makes it easy to design your own personalized, poster-sized quilt. Learn to use the EQ8 Text Tool and a huge selection of fonts to personalize your creation with a meaningful message. Add photos or create special block combinations. Barb will also discuss the latest techniques for printing photos onto fabric.

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Exquisite Log Cabin Quilts, #27504

Exquisite Log Cabin Quilts – #27504

Day: Thursday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Federal AB
Teacher: Felicia Brenoe
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Handout Fee)

 


In this fun and eye-opening class, you will join quilt book author, designer, and educator Felicia Brenoe and learn how to make accurate and exquisite Log Cabin blocks. Make 4-inch Log Cabin blocks fun and easy. In the world of quilting, small often means difficult, but under Felicia’s guidance you will learn how to use foundation paper piecing to make your Log Cabin blocks, with no quarter-inch seam allowances to worry about. By the end of the workshop, you will have mastered the principles of foundation paper piecing and come away with a new level of confidence as well as a few completed blocks.

feliciasworld.com

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Feather Alternatives, #28505

Feather Alternatives – #28505

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom A
Teacher: Sue Patten
Level: All levels
Member: $100 Retail: $125
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Not every quilt screams for feathers! This class has been brought back by popular demand and pulled out of retirement. (Of course, Sue has updated some of the designs and added new ones to the mix as her unique and innovative personality demanded.) This is a free-motion class filled with alternative designs to the “oh-so-tired” feather. With new spine ideas and the added touch of inside fillers, these designs can be used to wow traditional and cutting-edge quilters alike. Come discover a world of designs that will create movement and outstanding texture for all those quilts screaming for anything but feathers!

suepattenquilts.com

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Heirloom Feathers and Backgrounds on a Home Machine, #28102

Heirloom Feathers and Backgrounds on a Home Machine – #28102

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Federal AB
Teacher: Cindy Needham
Level: All levels
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Beautiful quilts are all about the details! In this very popular workshop, you will learn how to create beautiful heirloom feathers and detailed backgrounds. You are encouraged to take Cindy’s lessons and run with them—make these designs your own! You will create a sampler of designs on provided Cherrywood fabrics, sandwiched with Hobbs Tuscany wool batting and using Superior® Threads. Topstitch needles are also provided.

cindyneedham.com

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How to Smash Your Stash, #22806

How to Smash Your Stash – #22806

Day: Friday, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Kate Colleran
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 

 


This trunk show focuses on Kate’s quilts that use precuts, and includes tips and ideas on how to use precut patterns to work through your stash…even if you don’t have precuts. After all, as Kate likes to say, a precut quilt is often just a curated scrap quilt! Kate will share quilts from her book, Smash Your Precut Stash. She will also share her patterns and her journey as a quilt pattern designer. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

seamslikeadream.com 

Jamestown House Wool Appliqué, #23102

Jamestown House Wool Appliqué – #23102

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Chestnut Boardroom
Teacher: Becky Goldsmith
Level: All levels
Member: $88 Retail: $110
(No Kit Fee)

 


Come to class and have fun appliquéing this cute wool house. Learn how to make templates and a placement overlay, plus how to fuse or glue and stitch your wool appliqué shapes. The pattern for the small quilt is included in the class. You can make it as a stand-alone project or add it to the larger quilt from Becky’s book, Wool Appliqué The Piece O’ Cake Way.

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Mastering the Art of Ruler Work, #28501

Mastering the Art of Ruler Work – #28501

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom A
Teacher: Sue Patten
Level: All levels
Member: $100 Retail: $125
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


This class will introduce you to ruler work. We will use a wide range of different rulers, including the new Path Easy, which allows you to do edge-to-edge quilting from the front of your machine and on your sit-down longarm. You will learn which ruler works best for the design and area of the quilt you are tackling, and Sue will share all her tips and tricks on using rulers safely and accurately. If you have ever wondered if rulers are the right tool for your style of quilting, then this is the class for you. Come join this class as we explore and learn to master the art of ruler work.

suepattenquilts.com

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“Oh, My Bleeding Heart!” Lisa H. Calle’s Four-Year Quilt, #22807

“Oh, My Bleeding Heart!” Lisa H. Calle’s Four-Year Quilt – #22807

Day: Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Lisa H. Calle
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 

 


Do you have a project that has you tearing out your hair and questioning your talents, or even your ability to continue with the craft of quilting? You’re not alone! Lisa Calle has been right where you are, and she’s ready to tell you all about the trials and tribulations she endured while creating her “Four-Year Quilt.” Lisa is an award-winning quilter and a proud BERNINA ambassador, and she’s here to tell you that “Yes, even professionals struggle with certain pieces of work!” This lecture full of humor and real-life experiences will prove, once and for all, that EVERY quilter has at least one piece that has them saying, “Oh, my bleeding heart!”

lisahcalle.com 

Open Thread Bar – How to Use Any and All Threads on Your Machine, #28104

Open Thread Bar – How to Use Any and All Threads on Your Machine – #28104

Day: Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Hickory AB
Teacher: Cindy Needham
Level: All levels
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


This is a must-have class for quilters of all levels. Join Cindy at the thread bar, where you will learn tips and tricks for using all types of threads in your free-motion quilting. Learn how to troubleshoot thread-related issues with your machine and how to easily change tension. The afternoon will be spent playing and machine quilting with Superior® Threads on provided practice panels and floral fabric panels. Everything you learn in class may be applied to threads from any manufacturer.

cindyneedham.com

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“Pattented” Tips and Tricks for the True Beginner, #28101

“Pattented” Tips and Tricks for the True Beginner – #28101

Day: Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom A
Teacher: Sue Patten
Level: All levels
Member: $220 Retail: $275
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


After years of longarm quilting, Sue has developed a few skills that she would like to share with beginners. Everyone will get their own longarm to work with for the whole day, so get ready for a fun-filled day of hands-on learning! This class begins by covering the basics: Sue will teach you about mounting and floating, squaring off a quilt so that it is square every time, and choosing the perfect thread, needles, and batting. Then, you will learn how to master free-motion quilting so that no matter what the project is, you’ll be saying, “No problem; I can quilt that!” You’ll learn about tension, texture, and balance while getting a full day’s experience on a longarm machine – no sharing required!

suepattenquilts.com

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Perfectly Pointy – Needleturn Appliqué, #23503

Perfectly Pointy – Needleturn Appliqué – #23503

Day: Thursday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Chestnut Boardroom
Teacher: Becky Goldsmith
Level: All levels
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Now is the time to master your needleturn hand-appliquéd points! Come to class and learn the secrets to perfect points. This class focuses exclusively on inner and outer points, and you will leave with the confidence to tackle the points that you will find in any appliqué project.

pieceocake.com

 

Pick-Up Sticks – Fast and Fun Piecing, #27507

Pick-Up Sticks – Fast and Fun Piecing – #27507

Day: Saturday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom B
Teacher: Becky Goldsmith
Level: All levels
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(No Kit Fee)

 


PICK-UP STICKS is a lovely, modern quilt that is really fast and fun to make! You will learn how to combine improvisational cutting (using a ruler) with speedy piecing techniques as you work on four 8″ blocks that, when sewn together, make one larger block.

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Practical Color Strategies – Learn Color and Value to Perfect Your Work, #25501

Practical Color Strategies – Learn Color and Value to Perfect Your Work – #25501

Day: Thursday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Chestnut Boardroom
Teacher: Becky Goldsmith
Level: All levels
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(No Kit Fee)

 


Do you love color, but have trouble deciding which colors to use in your quilt? If that sounds familiar, then this is the class for you! You will try out new ideas and color combinations by cutting fabric and mocking up blocks in class, learning easy-to-understand strategies that will allow you to confidently choose colors for your quilts.

pieceocake.com

 

Quick Grid and Go, #28502

Quick Grid and Go – #28502

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom A
Teacher: Sue Patten
Level: All levels
Member: $100 Retail: $125
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


This class is based on one grid, one travel path and dozens of possible designs. We’ll start off with a basic travel path and a simple, everyday Orange Peel quilt design, then transform the path and design to create quick, easy, unique designs that will look great on every style of quilt top. This is the perfect class for all levels of quilters. Come see how stunning and easy your next quilt can be, with nothing more than a grid stencil, a pounce pad, and an endless number of quick and easy quilting designs. Stencils and pounce pad will be supplied for students’ use during class.

suepattenquilts.com

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Rogue Rulers and Stunning Stencil Designs, #28508

Rogue Rulers and Stunning Stencil Designs – #28508

Day: Saturday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom A
Teacher: Sue Patten
Level: All levels
Member: $100 Retail: $125
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


It’s no surprise that Sue is going rouge! This class is full of awesome new tips and tricks on using those rulers, stencils, and gadgets that you have collected over the years. Sue will have you looking at gizmos, gadgets, rulers, and stencils in a whole new way… so come discover new concepts for your everyday tools. If you have a ruler, stencil, or gadget that you would like Sue to demonstrate, please feel free to bring it with you to class.

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Scrap Quilts Trunk Show, #22202

Scrap Quilts Trunk Show – #22202

Day: Thursday, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Nancy Mahoney
Level: All levels
Member: $28 Retail: $35

 

 


Looking for something to do with all the scraps you’ve collected in bags, baskets, and boxes? In this informal and light-hearted trunk show, Nancy will share more than 50 scrap quilts, including vintage quilts from her collection. Hear how her love of vintage quilts has influenced her approach to quiltmaking. Nancy will share tips for making stunning scrap quilts, all while expanding your thoughts about making these beautiful pieces.

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Tile Tango – Needleturn Appliqué, #23103

Tile Tango – Needleturn Appliqué – #23103

Day: Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Chestnut Boardroom
Teacher: Becky Goldsmith
Level: All levels
Member: $88 Retail: $110
(No Kit Fee)

 


Needleturn hand appliqué is both fun and relaxing, once you know how to do it! You will learn how to sew an invisible stitch in this class for all skill levels. Other skill-building techniques include curves, outer points, and much more. This class will leave you with the confidence to tackle any appliqué project.

pieceocake.com

 

Trunk Show with Lisa H. Calle: Where Her Trunk is Filled with Anything but Junk!, #22205

Trunk Show with Lisa H. Calle: Where Her Trunk is Filled with Anything but Junk! – #22205

Day: Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Lisa H. Calle
Level: All levels
Member: $28 Retail: $35

 

 


Come spend a little time with Lisa H. Calle, the BERNINA ambassador and award-winning quilter! With her humor and down-to-earth attitude, Lisa will take you through her journey of personal and professional quilting. She will illustrate how she has earned renowned success, from her initial piece using a ⅜” seam allowance to her recent quilt that won awards at the Houston International Quilt Festival. As you gain insight on Lisa’s amazing craft and her three-step “Divide and Design” method, any hesitation you have regarding your patience or talent for quilting will quickly disappear. If you doubt whether or not you can quilt with pride, Lisa will give you the confidence and knowledge needed to start. The world of quilting can be yours, too!

lisahcalle.com

Twist and Shout – Paper Piecing the Virginia Reel Block, #27508

Twist and Shout – Paper Piecing the Virginia Reel Block – #27508

Day: Saturday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Federal AB
Teacher: Nancy Mahoney
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Materials Fee)

 


Create a dynamic design using a Virginia Reel block while learning all the tricks of foundation paper piecing. In this fast-paced class, all aspects of foundation paper piecing will be covered, including how to measure, cut, and correctly position the right fabric piece. This is a great class for mastering foundation paper piecing! The pattern is included for each student. Finished quilt size: 48″ x 48″.

nancymahoney.com

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Two-Block Wonders, #22805

Two-Block Wonders – #22805

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Nancy Mahoney
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 

 


Unlock the mystery and double your quilting fun by placing two different blocks side-by-side to create extraordinary quilts. You will learn how every quilter can make unique quilts, regardless of skill level. Nancy has made over 70 two-block quilts, and she will share her tips for successfully pairing blocks to create dazzling quilts. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

nancymahoney.com 

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