Blue Bar Quilts
Original quilt by Gael Boyd.
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Block of the Month

Our Block of the Month program this year will be Chocolatier designed by AnneMarie Chany and taught again by our friend Vickie Arnold. This delicious quilt takes traditional skill-building quilt blocks and sets them in a fun, oversized LeMoyne Star formation. Indulge in delectable candy treats and your favorite yummy fabric combinations while sewing this beautiful quilt with a bracelet border.
"Skittles Rainbow" palette
Blocks finish at 6", quilt dimension is 72"x72". Pay up front for the 10-month program or set up a $12 per month subscription payment which will be charged to your credit card. Please call or visit the shop for more information.

If there are up to 30 participants, the group may be divided into 2 sessions, one afternoon and one evening time slot, as we did last year. Vickie is happy to help with color palette selection; it is striking in solids and small, tonal prints and the design is definitely scrap and stash friendly.

Featured Classes

Notan: The Light/Dark Relationship

Instructor: Lorraine Torrence

Saturday, January 26

The Japanese study of Notan, meaning light/dark balance, involves learning the relationship of dark and light, positive and negative and how important this is in your quilts.

We'll work with paper cut exercises, including a traditional black and white Notan paper cut, and move on to some other paper exercises. This class will strengthen your use of backgrounds in your quilts and make the darks and lights work together in a mutually supportive way.
Register for Notan

Teen Pajama Pant

Instructor: Susan Fortney

Wednesday, January 23
Wednesday February 20

Students will learn basic garment sewing skills: pattern layout, pinning & cutting, sewing seams, elastic waistband & machine hem finishing. Pattern will be provided in class, see supply list for fabric requirements and supplies needed.
Register for Teen Pajama Pant

Accordion Sewn HST Method

Instructor: Trisha Frankland

Sunday, January 20

This technique will blow your mind! Learn a new half square triangle method that allows you to make it super scrappy but in a controlled way. Use it with the Carpenter's Apprentice pattern and anytime you need HST's. Also, tons of tips and tricks from Trish for trimming.
Register for Accordion Sewn HST Method

*NEW* Marabu Fashion Sprays

Instructor: Tess Imobersteg

Sunday, January 20

Fabric painting just became so much easier with the introduction of Marabu's Dashion sprays. This light fabric paint is formulated to spray and is barely detectable on the fabric, not changing the hand of the fabric. Students will experiment with the Marabu Fashion Sprays trying different combinatios of colors and use of stencils and stencil masks.
Register for Marabu Fashion Sprays

Dye & Sew - A Bag Class

Instructor: Pam Niebauer & Nancy Horns

Tuesday, January 15
Tuesday, January 22

Pam will walk you through hand dyeing fabric using surface design techniques and thickened dyes for your custom bag project. The following session Nancy will guide you through creating your one of a kind bag to showcase your fabric. The bag pattern features an adjustable strap and hardware to quick change from a larger tote to a fold over handbag.
Register for Dye & Sew

Beginning Quiltmaking - All Inclusive

Instructor: Cheryl Schenck

Thursday, January 17
Thursday, January 24
Thursday, February 7

Learn all the basics: fabric selection, rotary cutting, piecing, machine quilting and binding. Completed quilt is 36"x 45", appropriate for wall hanging or baby gift. Class fee includes all supplies and materials to complete the project. Students provide their own sewing machine.
Register for Beginning Quiltmaking

Wefty Weaving with Tara Curtis

Instructor: Tara Curtis

Saturday, January 19

Learn triaxial fabric weaving using the weavolutionary WEFTY needle from inventor, Tara J. Curtis. Students will master the madweave design of their choice: star variations, diamond, tumbling blocks or tumbling triplets, to create a panel to use as they would any other textile. Great for a custom bag, clothing embellishment, wallhanging or any other project that needs graphic pizzazz. Students bring prepared fabric strips ready to weave, homework instructions will be sent via email prior to class for strip preparation.
Register for Wefty Weaving

New Fabrics

Science Fair by Studio RK from Robert Kaufman Fabrics
AIB-14736-205 MULTI
AIB-14737-2 BLACK
SRK-17929-12 GREY
SRK-17932-1 WHITE
SRK-17928-205 MULTI
See you in the shop this weekend!

-Gael 🌸
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