Posies Puzzles Quilt: Piece Fun and Versatile Puzzle Blocks, #37521

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Posies Puzzles Quilt: Piece Fun and Versatile Puzzle Blocks

Posies Puzzles Quilt: Piece Fun and Versatile Puzzle Blocks – #37521

Day: Friday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Van Buren Room
Teacher: Sarah J. Maxwell
Level: All Levels

Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Materials Fee)


Playing with the position and rotation of pieces within a block can totally change the look of a design. Cut out the same block components twice and then arrange each set in different ways to create two blocks. Once all the blocks are assembled in the quilt, the puzzle becomes finding the pairs of blocks that are actually the same. Loaded with accuracy, and cutting and piecing tips, this class is the perfect skill-builder.

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Sew on the Go: Learn Hand Piecing, #37524

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Sew on the Go: Learn Hand Piecing

Sew on the Go: Learn Hand Piecing – #37524

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Truman Room
Teacher: Sarah J. Maxwell
Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


Portable and oh-sew-relaxing, you’ll be addicted to hand piecing once you’ve learned all the tips and tricks for success. Learn how to prepare fabric and then accurately transfer shapes to it, then experiment with how color and value variations can update the classic Cotton Boll block. Sarah will cover her approach to developing and auditioning color variations for a pattern and help students settle on a color scheme for their projects. Students will then stitch a small piece that can be finished as a wallhanging or a pillow, or even expanded to create a throw-size quilt.

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Speed it Up! Cut and Piece with Speed and Accuracy, #37530

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Speed it Up! Cut and Piece with Speed and Accuracy

Speed it Up! Cut and Piece with Speed and Accuracy – #37530

Day: Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Roosevelt I Room
Teacher: Sarah J. Maxwell
Level: All Levels

Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Materials Fee)


Take your rotary cutting and machine piecing to warp speed while retaining accuracy. Learn all Sarah’s tips and tricks to accurately speed cut and machine piece this easy quilt. It’s perfect for showcasing a rainbow of prints, but you can also make a two-color version to commemorate a graduation or school event. Come for a fun class and learn speedy techniques you’ll want to use again and again!

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Uncommon Values Quilt: Piece a Quilt that Pops!, #37108w

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Uncommon Values Quilt: Piece a Quilt that Pops!

Uncommon Values Quilt: Piece a Quilt that Pops! – #37108w

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt II Room
Teacher: Sarah J. Maxwell
Level: Beginner

Member: $88 Retail: $110
(Plus Materials Fee)


Light, dark, medium- can a print be all three in a single quilt? Explore how value impacts quilt design when you make simple Nine-Patch and Shoo Fly blocks to create blocks that pop and blocks that recede. You’ll be amazed by how color and value choices can affect the whole look of a quilt. Learn how to choose fabrics to accent certain areas of your quilts and make simple blocks into a stunning finished piece.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

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