Periwinkles of Eden
Jan
28
9:30 am09:30

Periwinkles of Eden

Taught by Lisa Garlick

Periwinkles of Eden

71” x 71"

Another simplified vintage pattern from Lisa…this one is called Periwinkles Of Eden. It is a revised version of a Danish Stars pattern from the 30’s. You’ll be surprised how simple this quilt is pieced together and with no tricky seams…pinky swear! Use your scraps of bright prints and fun colors to contrast with a plain background. Even the border is easy…promise!


Supply List:

  • 7 yards of Background fabric for blocks and borders
  • 3 yards (approx.) Fat Quarters, Fat Eights, etc of assorted Bright Prints and colors
  • 5/8 yard for Binding
  • 4 ½ yards for Back
  • 49 sheets of 8 ½” x 11” plain copy paper
  • Personal sewing supplies, iron, rotary cutter and quilting rulers, etc.

Can't wait to see you all very soon at another Winter Quiltfest!


Hand Quilting
Jan
28
9:30 am09:30

Hand Quilting

Taught by Rose Anderson

Hand Quilting

Hand Quilting is peaceful and relaxing and fits right in with today's "Quilt Slow" movement. We will discuss fabrics, needles, threads, and other tools of the craft. Then we will move on to the actual stitching. Don't worry that your stitches might be too big or wobbly. Making even stitches will be our focus.


Supply List:

For class you only need to bring a pair of small scissors and a thimble if you have one. Everything else will be in the provided kit. The cost of the kit will be $10 paid to the teacher.


Quiltsmart Mondo Bag
Jan
28
9:30 am09:30

Quiltsmart Mondo Bag

Taught by Jen Alexander

Quiltsmart Mondo Bag

The Mondo Bag by Quiltsmart has the perfect name. It is a BIG bag. Making it perfect for “show and tell” at quilt guild.
You can use any scraps you like or cut up your favorite jellyroll, the scrappier the better. You'll be using a fusible interfacing to make this quickly. In class you will receive tips and hints to make it easier for you to complete this great bag.


Supply List:

Quiltsmart Mondo Bag pattern purchase from Jen in class. The pattern includes: color pattern with step by step pictures, and 2 interfacing panels to make 1 bag.

  • 14 - 2½” strips WOF (width of Fabric) or 192 - 2½” squares with 2 - 2 ½” strips for handles
  • Bag Lining and Handle Lining fabric 1 ¼ yards
  • Fusible Fleece 1 ¼ yards

Helpful Tools:

  • Appliqué pressing sheet
  • Fasturn #6 (for handles)

Mod Dots Mystery
Jan
28
9:30 am09:30

Mod Dots Mystery

Taught by Helen Robinson

Mod Dots (All New!)

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Explore your contemporary side while sewing pieced curves.  Use your favorite fabrics or colors to create a modern version of a classic shape.  Put your own creative stamp on it with multiple layouts and possibilities that go beyond the traditional!

Mod Dots is a brand new pattern created by Helen Robinson exclusively for Winter Quiltfest 2017! 


Supply List:

  • 18 fat quarters assorted prints
  • 2 yards background fabric
  • QCR Mini Ruler (can be purchased in class)
  • Mod Dots pattern - included in class fee
  • Basic sewing supplies and thread to match project
  • Cutting mat and 45mm rotary cutter

Giant Dahlia
Jan
23
9:30 am09:30

Giant Dahlia

Taught by Carol Armstrong

Class Description

This quilt claims to be quick and easy made on the sewing machine according to the authors of the book. When completed it is a stunning piece and looks impressive. You will learn some techniques that will make this an easy quilt to make. It may not be so quick, but guaranteed, it will be fun!

Supply List

You will need 3 dark value colors, 3 medium value colors, and 2 light value colors. The more contrast the better. This can be made as a monochromatic quilt, 2 color ways, or scrappy.

The book is required and available through several internet bookstores. Titled "The Quick and Easy Giant Dahlia Quilt on the Sewing Machine" (Dover Needlework; Paperback) by Susan Aylsworth Murwin and Suzzy Chalfant Payne.

This class will require a sewing machine. Class members will do some preparatory work prior to class and instructions will be emailed to participants.

Fabric List

The fabrics are in alphabetical order starting from the center.  There are two sizes you can make;  47" x 47" with a 39" center or 76" x 76" with a 54" center.

You can omit the letter "I" if you applique the dahlia on the "J" or the background fabric.  I have not given yardage for the border on this quilt as we will not have time to cover the border in class.  The instructions and yardage for the border and backing fabric can be found in the book on page 14.

Stitchery - Nautical Alphabet Sampler
Jan
23
9:30 am09:30

Stitchery - Nautical Alphabet Sampler

Taught by Sandy Workman

Class Description

Sandy Workman will be teaching Nautical Alphabet Sampler, the embroidery pictured to the right. (Click to enlarge.)

Supply List

Sandy will provide all materials for the class. There will be a minimal kit fee of $10 to cover cost of embroidery floss and supplies. This will be paid directly to Sandy during the class. Each student will only need to bring a pair of small scissors.

Carpenter's Wife
Jan
23
9:30 am09:30

Carpenter's Wife

Taught by Deonn Stott

Class Description

Another take on a traditional block, this stunning bed-size quilt is constructed using large, easy-to-make half-square triangle units, and no “Y” seams! Here’s a chance to bust your stash or use up your favorite pre-cut layer cakes or fat quarters you’ve been saving for a special quilt! Learn some of Deonn’s favorite tips for speed-piecing, using directional prints, and creating precise mitered borders.

Kit $21: Carpenter’s Wife pattern, $9; 9-1/2” Triangle Square-Up ruler by Quilt In A Day, $12

Supply List

Basic sewing kit, including GLUE STICK. Optional: Rotary cutter and mat (at least 12”). 

Fabric: 93” x 93” Comforter 

  • 2-1/2 yards total Main prints (OR 1 layer cake or scraps); cut 32 to 36 @ 10” squares
  • 2-1/2 yards Background; cut 16 @ 10” squares and 16 @ 9-1/2” squares
  • 3/4 yard Inner Border
  • 1/2 yard Middle Border
  • 2-1/4 yard Outer Border
  • 3/4 yard Binding
  • 9 yards Backing 

Note: For a 72” x 72” Throw, eliminate all borders. Use 1/2 yard binding, 4-3/4 yards backing.

Halo (New for WQF!)
Jan
23
9:29 am09:29

Halo (New for WQF!)

Taught by Jen Kingwell

Class Description

I have made this one especially for the retreat. Circles upon circles. A really fun way to play with fabric choices. Template cut and hand pieced or you could machine if desired.

Supply List

Quilt measures 66" 167.5 cm
4-5 yds total of a wide variety of colors and prints. Florals, geometrics, stripes. Fat 16ths and fat 8ths work well. Remember to include lights, mediums, and some darks.

  • 4 yds fabric for backing
  • 2 yd square batting
  • 5/8th yd fabric for binding
  • Template plastic
  • Fine permanent marker
  • Scissors for plastic
  • Fabric scissors
  • Straw needles size 11
  • Neutral cotton thread to blend with fabrics
  • General sewing requirements (for example, pins)
  • Mechanical pencil (propelling) with 2B lead
  • 1/4" simple seam wheel
  • Sandpaper board or piece of medium grade sandpaper

* Please note: you do not need to bring backing, binding or wadding to class as we will be concentrating on making the blocks.

Intro to Improv Piecing Part 1
Jan
28
9:30 am09:30

Intro to Improv Piecing Part 1

Taught by Jo Thomas

Class Description

Improvisational piecing is a freeing process with no pattern and no plan. Forget about “perfect” and learn to trust your own instincts with this refreshing approach to patchwork. You will complete enough blocks for a quilt that will be a one-of-a-kind piece of art. If you are inspired by the quilts of Gee’s Bend or Denyse Schmidt, this is the class for you!

Required Materials

  • Sewing machine w/ foot pedal, power cord, bobbin case, bobbins, needles, etc.
  • Basic sewing kit (pins, seam ripper, scissors, plus your own favorite essential sewing items)
  • 1/2 yard of a fabric you love
  • NO RULERS ALLOWED
  • Optional: portable pressing mat & iron

All other fabrics provided: $15 mandatory materials fee (paid separately to teacher).

Bio

Jo Thomas co-owns Suppose Quilt Boutique in Preston, Idaho, where she teaches, designs, and does freehand longarm quilting. She is the current president of the Cache Valley Modern Quilt Guild. A former psychotherapist, now fabric is her business.

Pennies from Heaven
Jan
28
9:30 am09:30

Pennies from Heaven

Taught by Jolene Hill; Pattern by Gretchen Gibbons

Class description

"This quilt combines shapes from nature, reproduction fabrics, wool, cotton, flowers, birds, and beads--all some of my favorite things. I feel this quilt pattern was sent to me from heaven!"

This is an awesome wall quilt to display. Every step is enjoyable. You can carry the wool applique with you and piece the cotton blocks at home. The backgrounds are cottons, combined with applique' of beautiful wools.

We will machine piece cotton blocks, hand applique wool blocks, learn a variety of embroidery stitches, beading, and cover a few tips to help the whole process go a bit smoother.

Required Materials

  • Book "Pennies from Heaven".
  • Cotton and wool fabrics as required in book.
  • A variety of colors of seed beads.
  • Embroidery floss for wool applique.
  • Freezer paper or heat n bond lite. (I use heat n bond lite).
  • Machine and standard sewing supplies.
 

Bio

I am excited to teach at Winter Quiltfest once again. It is always fun to meet new "addicts" as well as meet up with a lot of familiar ones!  I live in Hyde Park, UT. I have a wonderful husband, 4 children, and most exciting, 4 grandchildren. I love every aspect of quilting, from buying the fabric to binding the quilt. I really enjoy designing patterns and long-arm quilting as well.  It is so fun to teach and/or take quilting classes because then I am surrounded by so many who really understand the true "purpose" of life!