Good Day
Jan
27
9:30 am09:30

Good Day

Taught by Leslie Bergeson

Good Day - SOLD OUT!

This class will be repeated Thursday afternoon. Please send us an email at customer service@winterquiltfest.com if you would like to be included in the repeat class.

67" x 75"
A Yoko Saito Design

The timeless charm of this traditional quilt will become a family treasure. Use the muted colors in the pictured quilt or brighten up the world if you like. This can also be a great stash buster! A perfect project for beginning paper piecing and unlike a lot of paper pieced quilts we won't be wasting a lot of fabric! Paper piecing makes each block perfect so they fit together perfect too. The circular design adds to the intrigue of the quilt. Paper piecing at Winter Quiltfest is the best because a maid is coming in to clean up the mess!


Supply List:

Fabric requirements:

Assortment of light fabrics, (8 3/4 yard total) I used stash fabrics. About 42 fat quarters.

The background for each single block needs to be cut from the same fabric. (Beige, taupe, grey, etc.) At least 5 1/2" x 44" is needed for one block. Fat Quarters work here to get 3 backgrounds out of each.

Assortment color fabrics (yellow, red, pink, chestnut brown, grey, blue, etc.) About 42 fat quarters.

Each block is made using one color. Colors may be repeated in more than one block as with the backgrounds.  5 1/2" x 44" or 1 fat quarter per color used. I made 3 blocks per fat quarter. I picked 42 Fat Quarters of colors that I liked together.

126 blocks (don't let that scare you!)

Other Supplies:

  • 126 copies of full size template found in the book Scrap Valley by Yoko Saito (make all copies on the same machine)
  • Basic sewing kit
  • Sewing machine with throat extension
  • Extra machine needle just in case!
  • Rotary cutter, matt, and ruler
  • Paper scissors, fabric scissors
  • Thread
  • Seam ripper
  • Travel iron with ironing pad

Windswept
Jan
27
9:30 am09:30

Windswept

Taught by Marian Gallian

Windswept

80’’ x 80’’
Level of difficulty: Confident beginner

Take a classic Dresden plate pattern and give it a modern twist. Different sized dresdens and lots of scattered leaves create this windswept quilt. Learn/improve your hand appliqué skills. Have the fun of making an innovative modern quilt, using quilting tips and techniques of all kinds.


Supply List:

Cost of pattern: book needed – Dresden Carnival - cost $25 

  • Leaves: 1/2 YardGray #1
  • Leaves: 1/2 YardGold #2
  • Dresden Centers: 1/4 YardCream/Gray/Gold Print #2
  • Dresden Petals: 1 Yard Gold #1
  • Dresden Petals: 1 Yard Cream/Gray/Gold Print #1
  • Inner Border: 1 1/3 Yard Gray #2
  • Background and Border 2:  3 Yards Cream
  • Outer Border 3: 2 1/2 Yds Gray Stripe
  • Binding:  3/4 yard

Sewing machine, basic sewing kit, fabric scissors and paper scissors.


Bindings & Alternate Endings
Jan
27
9:30 am09:30

Bindings & Alternate Endings

Taught by Deonn Stott

Bindings & Alternate Endings

In a bind when it comes to finishing a quilt?  This Binding Workshop class will arm you with tips and tricks and more ideas to help you finish your quilts with flair!  Discussion will highlight binding basics from perfecting those mitered corners to solving the mystery of that mystic final spliced seam.  We'll have fun with scallops, prairie points, faux piping and chenille, then learn tricks to conquer curvy-edges, odd-angled inside and outside corners and more as we test out these alternate endings on a sample quilt.  Class will include a mini trunk show of prize-winning, fabulous finishes.


Supply List:

  • 1/2 yard of pre-quilted fabric for class samples.  (quilt your own or purchase pre-quilted fabric, 18" x 40")
  • 1/2 yard tone on tone print or solid 
  • 1/4 yard coordinating solid

Basic Sewing Kit including Glue Stick; Frixion pen or other removable marking pen. (Optional:  Pinking shears)

Mini Kites
Jan
27
9:30 am09:30

Mini Kites

Taught by Helen Robinson

Mini Kites

27” x 34”

Mini Kites is a simple pattern with sashing and cornerstones that creates a very complex overall design. It has larger open areas for custom quilting which gives the final quilt an elegant feel.


Supply List

  • (10) fat eighths assorted prints (11” x 18”)
  • 1 1/2 yards background fabric
  • 1 fat eighth print for setting squares
  • 7” or larger square-up ruler
  • QCR Mini Ruler (available for purchase in class)
  • Mini Kites pattern - included in class fee
  • basic sewing supplies and thread to match project cutting mat and 45mm rotary cutter

Braided Irish Chain
Jan
22
9:30 am09:30

Braided Irish Chain

Taught by Melissa Corry

Class Description

Braided Irish Chain adds a wonderful twist to a traditional design. This quilt design is sure to be a stunning finish in any fabric. Although it looks complex, the Braided Irish Chain is simply 3 blocks made with lots of strip piecing, making it perfect for the beginner and expert alike. And with 6 size options ranging from Baby to King there is sure to be the perfect size project for you. So grab some jelly rolls and get ready for a great time in this class.

Supply List

A Hexagon Story
Jan
22
9:30 am09:30

A Hexagon Story

Taught by Leslie Bergeson

Class Description

37" by 42"

This quilt is an original and exciting wool applique project with hand stitching and embroidery. Wool is a delightful medium and this quilt can become a small tablemat or a large wall hanging. Create designs from provided patterns and learn techniques in creating those designs that are not yet on paper. Wool from army blankets or old coats, newly dyed pieces, bright and muter were used to create this story quilt. Put this together completely by hand as a relaxing exercise that can be taken in a bag to any soccer game or on a joy ride. Each hexagon in this quilt has a story and this quilt is my story. Come and make your story!

This class is for those who would like to delve into wool work, those who already love working with wool, and any reluctant artist.

Supply List*

  • 58 varied pieces of wool - one 6" square each
  • 58 varied pieces of plaid - one 8" square each
  • Extra wool pieces and scraps for designs and embellishment

For stitching and embroidery:

  1. Pearl cotton #8 or #12 (I love Valdani but DMC works too)
  2. Floss to match or coordinate with wools or wool blend threads for stitching designs onto hexagons
  3. Buttons, beads, ribbon or any embellishments - cottons to appliqué 

Basic Sewing Kit:

  • Thimble
  • Needles - I use Primitive Gatherings wool appliqué #24 chenille
  • Needles - Sharps or whatever needle you like to bind your quilts with
  • Thread - cotton or cotton blend whichever you like to use when hand sewing
  • Applique pins (the tiny white headed pins by Clover)
  • Roxanne Glue Baste It - (I like to use mini bottles)
  • Sharp Scissors for cutting wool designs.  (I love my OLFA multipurpose SCS-1, yellow handles, 5" blades - sold on Amazon for $15.00 plus shipping)
  • Rotary Cutter and mat to cut both sizes of hexagons

Rulers:

  • Busyfingers QAYG Hexagons 3" and 4" (found online at www.busyfingerspatchwork.com, sold in the set of 2 for $19.80 plus shipping - these are the ones I used - OR you could use Marti Michell single hexagon ruler called "My Favorite Hexagon" 2" to 4.5" found on Amazon for $15.08 plus shipping or www.createorless.com for $15.49 plus shipping)

*I have made note of the supplies that I like to use. If you cannot find what you need at your local quilt shop I recommend checking online. I have listed where I have found some of the necessary supplies. If you have questions, feel free to call Leslie @ 435-994-0529.
 

Star Dahlia
Jan
22
9:30 am09:30

Star Dahlia

Taught by Lisa Garlick

Class Description

Come grow your very own gorgeous Star Dahlia garden with fabric! This unique pattern was originally published in the Kansas City Star Newspaper in 1932 with template figures and little to no instructions. Lisa tracked down the hard to find block pattern and identified an easy method to piece this Star Dahlia block together. When created in yellow and white…the Amish called this quilt block Golden Glow. The unique Star Dahlia block features tiny gathers meeting at the appliqued center. This quilt would be equally beautiful done in a two-color scheme or scrappy like Lisa did. You decide! The quilt size is 68x80 but could be easily adapted smaller or larger. You could also make the block into stunning accent pillows.

Supply List

  • 4 yards of background fabric
  • 4 yards of print fabric…either all one color or various scraps (fat quarters would work fine).
  • Sewing Machine and supplies
  • Scissors for fabric and paper
  • Iron and Board
  • Rotary cutter and mat
  • Pencil or pen for template tracing
  • Needle and thread to hand appliqué center.
  • Your cute self…ready for fun

Lisa will provide the pattern, the templates and the TREATS…maybe even her homemade honey sea-salt caramels again.

Steam Punk
Jan
22
9:29 am09:29

Steam Punk

Taught by Jen Kingwell

Class Description

Still one of my very favourite quilts. A great one for the man in your life and a good one to bust some of that stash. Template cut and I hand pieced mine but if you're a master on your machine you can easily manage this quilt.

Supply List

  • 4.5 m (5 yds) approx. of a large variety of fabrics (fat 16ths work well)
  • 1.1m (1 ¼ yd) fabric for sashing
  • 75 cm (7⁄8 yd) fabric for inset triangles
  • 4 m (4 ½ yds) backing fabric
  • 55 cm (5⁄8 yd) binding fabric
  • 2.2 m (2 ¼ yd) square wadding
  • Template plastic ( a thicker one works best )
  • 1/4" simple seam wheel
  • Propelling pencil with 2B lead ( mechanical pencil )
  • Permanent fine marking pen 
  • Scissors for plastic
  • Fabric scissors
  • Rotary cutter, ruler and mat
  • Sewing machine with ¼” foot (optional) 
  • Neutral cotton thread to blend for piecing and a good selection of coloured threads for appliqué
  • General sewing requirements (for example, pins)
  • Sandpaper board or a sheet of medium grade sandpaper

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

Cathedral Window Pillow
Jan
30
9:30 am09:30

Cathedral Window Pillow

Taught by Maho Schwartz

Class Description

These pillows are so fun to make and you need to make them for each season and holidays! In three hours, you should be able to complete a 14 x 14 pillow. You want to make a 20 x 20 pillow instead? No problem! The instructions for the larger pillow will be given in class also. These pillows are easier than you think. This class is definitely for confident beginners.

Required Materials

Please have all your fabric cut prior to the class. We will be working on the 14x14 pillows in class.

  • 28 inch background fabric (solid color)
    • Cut (4) 14x14 inches
    • Cut (2) 14x12 inches
  • (4) 4 1/4 inch squares for the window fabrics (I used 4 different pieces of scrap fabric)
  • (4) 4 inch squares of Warm and Natural
  • (5) Buttons (7/8 inch or larger)
  • (1) 14x14 pillow form
  • Thread (match your background fabric and your buttons)

For a 20x20 pillow (reference only as we will be working on a 14x14 pillow in class):

  • 60 inch background fabric (solid color)
    • Cut (16) 10x10 inches
    • Cut (2) 20x14 inches
  • (24) 3 inch squares for the window fabric
  • (24) 2 3/4 inch squares of Warm and Natural
  • (8) 3 inch squares for the half windows—sub cut to (16) triangles
  • (8) 2 3/4 inch squares of batting—sub cut to (16) triangles
  • (25) Buttons (7/8 inch or larger)

Supply list:

  • Fabric, thread, Warm and Natural, buttons, and a pillow form (listed above)
  • Your own iron and ironing board can save you time
  • Regular starch
  • Pins

Bio

Maho was born and raised in Kobe, Japan. She came to Utah as a foreign exchange student in high school. She graduated from Utah State University in Business Information Systems. After working as a computer programmer for 5 years, she retired and became a full-time mom and a fabric addict.

Although she is well known in her community for sewing "themed Halloween costumes" for her entire family over the past 10 years, her true love is designing quilts and doing the math to figure out how much fabric is needed to complete a project.

This is Maho’s second year teaching at the Winter Quiltfest.  Last year, she taught a class on Boho Jean quilt which was featured in the Fons & Porter’s “Easy Quilts” last spring.  At this year’s Quiltfest, she will be teaching the Cathedral Pillow class and the Hexigami Pillow class. 

In addition to designing quilts, sewing, and teaching quilting classes, Maho loves to wake board and snow ski with her husband and 4 children.

Dresden Plate
Jan
30
9:30 am09:30

Dresden Plate

Taught by Maria Miller

Class Description

Come explore this classic quilting block with me!  It’s versatile and can be sewn into many different designs - working well with solid, traditional, or contemporary fabrics that appeal to you.  The blades and center of the block are made separately and then attached to the background fabric by machine or applique.  I’ll walk you through different fabric combinations showing you the different effects.  I’ll share how to use a wedge ruler or blade template, and all the tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way, and finally, teach you how to build your Dresden Plate into a beautifully finished mini quilt or pillow as shown in main photo.

Required Materials

For a Dresden Plate mini quilt (wall hanging) or pillow you will need:

  • 5-10 Fat Quarters to your liking for Dresden blades, center, & binding
  • 2 Fat Quarters for Dresden background & quilt/pillow back.
  • (2) 20” x 20” pieces of cotton quilt batting (I like warm & natural), we will use one for mini quilt & two if you’d rather make pillow.

Additional supplies:

  • Machine in working order, thread, sewing pins, applique needle, scissors, medium cutting mat, sharp rotary cutter & small ruler.
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Bio

Hi there! My name is Maria Miller.  From a young age, I was drawn to fabric, loving the textures, prints, patterns, & colors.  I remember organizing my mother’s boxes of fabric and inviting friends over to play “fabric store” - that was my dream job!  Later, I explored design... jewelry, clothing, landscape, home & interior.  I dove into quilting/sewing 12 years ago after designing/building my current home with my husband here in Alpine, UT.  I had the desire for some unique interior décor & started sewing whatever I could think up.  I loved the process of starting with raw materials & an idea - turning it into something that was truly functional & treasured.  In 2007, I opened an etsy shop, designing/sewing children’s clothing & girls linen dresses for wedding parties.  I was thrilled with the response, sending my handmade items all over the world.  Recently, I’ve been privileged to mingle & learn from some of the industries best such as Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner, Sara Jane, Amy Smart & Lizzy House to name a few.  I am a current member of the Utah County Modern Quilt Group... where we share our quilts & creative fire, inspiring one another monthly.  While raising my family, it's important to me to create daily & I find so much joy in teaching & sharing it with others.

Hunter's Star
Jan
30
9:30 am09:30

Hunter's Star

Taught by Jennifer Alexander

Class description

Have you always loved the Hunter's Star quilt, but have been intimidated by templates or matching all the points? Then the QuiltSmart method is just what you've been waiting for. Perfect points in no time, every time!!  By using QuiltSmart interfacing, you can have your quilt pieced accurately and quickly.  The Hunter's Star can be done in a two tone color way, or scrappy light and dark, either way is just beautiful.  In class you'll learn tips and tricks to make QuiltSmart Hunter's Star easy and understandable.  I'll also have some other QuiltSmart Quilts and interfacing for you to see during the class. Come join me for something new!

Required Materials

  • Working Sewing Machine
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Rotary cutter, mat and favorite rulers
  • Small Ironing board
  • Small Iron
  • Applique Pressing sheet
  • Glue stick

Fabric needed:

  • Fabric 1 (Light) 2 yards
  • Fabric 2 (Dark) 2 yards
  • Fabric 3 (Optional Light Border) ½ yard
  • Fabric 4 (Optional Dark Border) 1 yard

Cutting info:

  • Cut SIX- 1 ½" inch strips (width of fabric) of each fabric (light and dark)
  • Cut SIX- 6" Squares of each fabric (light and dark)

Kit: $25.00 (Includes Pattern and Interfacing; paid separately to teacher). Kit makes lap quilt that measures 48”x60” with borders, and 36”x48” without borders.

Making it Larger? ½ yard each of Fabric 1 and Fabric 2 for each extra interfacing panel. One panel makes three 12” blocks. If you want to make a larger quilt, I will have interfacing panels for purchase at $4.25 in class. Each panel will make 3 more blocks. My sample has no borders and is 48”x60”. You would need 3 more interfacing panels to make a quilt the same size.

Bio

Jen Alexander is a professional machine quilter and teacher. She has been working in the quilting industry since 2004 and been teaching quilting and machine quilting since 2006. Jen has received numerous awards for her quilts, and her work has been published in many books and magazines.

Her love of quilting started with her Grandmother. She made countless amounts of quilts that she shared with her children and grandchildren. Jen would find herself under the quilting frame playing with wooden spools while her grandma and friends would be quilting her latest creation. The Joy of receiving a beautiful quilt on her wedding day from her Grandma was priceless.

Jen wants to share that passion with her students. Her classes are fun and have a positive atmosphere. She wants to give her students the skills and confidence they need to finish their projects.

Jen lives in Bountiful, Utah with her husband and three beautiful children. She's an A1 Quilting Machine dealer and loves what she does.