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Live Virtual Workshops: September

Repeat Pattern Stamp: design, carve, print

September 17, 2023
with Lisa Thorpe

Learn the art of creating interlocking repeat patterns. Design your stamp then carve and print to create borders and all over print designs. You’ll make at least two hand carved stamps to use again and again in art quilts, collage, mixed media art and wearables. I will also share ways to colorize using dye pastels, intense pencils and paint. All levels welcome.

The Magic of "Invisible" Machine Appliqué

September 30, 2023
with Beth Ann Williams

Once you know the secrets, it's easier than you'd ever believe to create the look of heirloom-quality hand appliqué with finished edges – all with your sewing machine. And when it comes to style and versatility, the sky is the limit!

Live Virtual Workshops: October

Celtic Blessings Quilt

October 12 and 19, 2023
with Beth Ann Williams

Create a beautiful finished-edge machine appliquéd and quilted Celtic-style knotwork design with Beth Ann's machine-appliqué-and-quilt in 1 step method. A no-hand-sewing-needed hanging sleeve option is also included. At 22 1/2" square, this lovely quilt will be a special family keepsake or treasured gift.

Lollipops: Quilt and Appliqué at once

October 12, 2023
with Cristina Arcenegui Bono

You will learn a quick and easy method to quilt and appliqué at once.  Appliqué can be easy and fun. You will finish the day with a beautiful and colorful mini-quilt with a lot of texture.   

Live Virtual Workshops: November

Easy & Effective Machine Quilting with a Walking Foot

November 2, 2023
with Beth Ann Williams

Finish your quilts with confidence! Go beyond quilting in-the-ditch and discover fast, fun, and deceptively easy ways to complement piecing, enhance a focal area, and create a variety of wonderful textures, all while machine quilting with a walking foot.

Fluttering Florals

November 8, 2023
with Carol W. Clanton

Choose a diamond or circular design to create your own butterfly garden. There are no small appliques to stitch down. Instead, groups of flowers and other motifs are cut from a printed fabric. Using the motif outline as a guide, the motifs are sewn onto a background using a simple hand stitch. This is the perfect workshop to introduce you to the Broderie Perse applique technique. All Hand Sewing

Scrappy Carpenter Star

November 8, 2023
with Michele Crawford

This template free "variation" on a scrappy log cabin block requires cutting, sewing and pressing 1" wide strips and squares together; sub-cutting and sewing them back together to make a 12" block. Nine blocks are sewn together with a piano key border to make a 47" square quilt. Michele will share her precise cutting, piecing tips and pressing tips to help you be successful.

Crumb Quilted Sticks

November 9, 2023
with Michele Crawford

What DO you do with all those leftover scraps? Crumb quilts are the ultimate scrap fabric projects because you are using what you already have in order to create your own fabric! Add fabric to connect your crumb quilted strips in different ways! Create any size quilt you want by adding more blocks horizontally and/or vertically!

Roses All Tied Up!

November 10, 2023
with Carol W. Clanton

Have fun creating your own colorful bouquet of flowers as you learn to make fancy Ruched Roses. You can choose to use one fabric for all three roses or add variation by using two different fabrics for the center and for the petals. You will gain confidence in the Needle Turn Technique as you use freezer paper to stitch smoothly around your leaves and bow to tie up your bouquet. All sewing done by hand.

Icons on the Landscape

November 10, 2023
with Jennifer Houlden

Fabric collage is a fun and versatile technique. In this one-of-a-kind workshop you will create landscape icons that celebrate the beauty of nature. You will learn how to create your own fabrics using collage and free motion zigzag. Add the finishing touches with either the northern lights or a setting sun by using a variety of techniques to create texture, depth and visual interest in your art quilt.

Mini Bargello Sunflower

November 11, 2023
with Jennifer Houlden

Perfect precision is not required to create this stunning sunflower. You will explore the world of color to select fabrics for the flower, cut and sew your strips, and arrange your strips to create a wave-like effect (the Bargello). Then transform the Bargello into an amazing sunflower adding the finishing touches with free motion zigzag. What colour is your sunflower going to be?

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