Periwinkles of Eden (Repeat)
Jan
27
2:31 pm14:31

Periwinkles of Eden (Repeat)

Taught by Lisa Garlick

Periwinkles of Eden

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!

Bull's Eye
Jan
27
2:30 pm14:30

Bull's Eye

Taught by Nancy Allen

Bull's Eye

Coordinated-scrappy Bull's Eye

This is the version that will be demonstrated in class

Are you looking for a quilt that can have a masculine feel to it? The Bull’s Eye quilt is the perfect option. You can even choose between three size options. The block for this quilt can be 9 inches or 12 inches. (Patterns for both will be provided.) The piecing instructions are the same; the cutting instructions are different based on size.

This block combines paper piecing and traditional piecing. I chose to paper piece some of the block units to keep from having to cut fabric strips as precisely as traditional piecing (which requires cutting down to 1/16th increments). If you are already familiar with paper piecing, this is quick and easy paper piecing. If you are new to paper piecing, the simple blocks are the perfect introduction. I will provide enough printed paper foundation patterns to complete three 9-inch blocks or three 12-inch blocks.

This (pictured top right) is the version that I will demonstrate in class (although you’ll be able to easily make either of the 9-inch versions at the same time). It has a 12-inch block with hourglass center and no sashing or borders. I echoed the hourglass colors in the corners of the block to create an hourglass design where the blocks come together. Finished dimensions: 72 ½" x 72 ½".

My coordinated-scrappy Bull’s Eye combined Maywood Studio’s Woolies Flannels and Moda’s Wool and Needle flannels. These fabric lines are reintroduced each year with variations in the flannel prints – but they all coordinate with each other. (I’ve recently seen these flannels at both Quilter’s Attic in Bountiful and Quilts Etc. in Sandy. Both lines are also available at quiltshops.com from a variety of different shops.)

I stumbled across several red, black, gray, and white fabrics to make the planned scrappy version of this quilt. As with all planned scrappy quilts, choosing the colors of your favorite college or professional sports team is a great way to go. My apologies to all of the die-hard University of Michigan fans in my family for my use of Ohio State’s scarlet-and-gray color scheme. It was completely unintentional!

NOTE: If you are at a loss for deciding on a color scheme, search for “color scheme” in Pinterest and you’ll find some terrific options. Then, on your next shop hop, look for fabrics in those colors. Also, check out the color and theme fabric medleys at Keepsake Quilting (www.keepsakequilting.com).


Supply List:

Yardage (72" x 72" Coordinated Scrappy quilt, 36 12-inch blocks)

Coordinated-scrappy

Coordinated-scrappy

  • 1-1/2 yard dark fabric (for block corners and center hourglass units) 
  • 1-1/2 yard light fabric (for block corners and center hourglass units) 
  • Various fabrics for blocks Approximately 6.5 yards total:
    • 54 fat eighth pieces (11"x18") or 1/8 yard cuts (4.5"x44") of fabric) each fabric will be used in two blocks;
    • Or 28 fat quarters (18"x22"); each fabric will be used in four blocks
  • Backing 4-1/2 yards
  • Binding 5/8 yard
  • Batting 80" x 80"

Yardage (64½"x76½" Make-Do Scrappy Quilt, 20 9-inch blocks)

Make-do Alternative 1

Make-do Alternative 1

  • 4-1/2 yards assorted medium and dark scraps (blocks, sashing, four-patch cornerstones, and checkerboard border)
  • You’ll need two medium or dark fabrics for each block – one fabric piece that is approximately 5" x 10" and one fabric that is 8" x 20"
  • 2 5/8 yards total various light fabrics (block backgrounds, sashing, four-patch cornerstones, and checkerboard border) Each block needs a piece of fabric that is 5" x 28" or 10" x 14"
  • 7/8 yard (inner border and corner squares)
  • Binding 5/8 yard
  • Backing 4 yards
  • Batting 73" x 85"

Yardage (50" x 50" Planned Scrappy Quilt, 12 9-inch blocks)

Planned Scrappiness

  • 1 to 1 1/2 yards light fabrics for blocks (You can use a single fabric for all blocks, or different lights for each block like I did. Each block needs a piece of fabric that is 5" x 28" or 10" x 14".)
  • 1 3/4 to 2 1/4 yards medium and dark fabrics for blocks (You’ll need two medium or dark fabrics for each block – one fabric piece that is approximately 5" x 10" and one fabric that is 8" x 20".)
  • Cornerstones 1/8 yard into 25 2" squares for 
  • Sashing 3/4 yard into 40 2" x 9 1/2" rectangles
  • Outer border 1 yard (for pieced border) OR 1 1/2 yards for unpieced border on straight of grain
    • five 3 1/2" x 42" strips cut across width of fabric (for pieced border) OR four 3 1/2" strips cut from the length of the fabric (for unpieced border)
  • Binding 1/2 yard
  • Backing 2 1/2yards
  • Batting 58" x 58"

Other Supplies:

  • Book: Triple-Play Scrap Quilting. Digital versions available for $16.99 from: http://www.shopmartingale.com/triple-play-scrap-quilting.html
  • Rotary cutter and mat
  • A variety of sizes of acrylic rulers (6"x12" with 1/4" markings, a 6-1/2"x6-1/2" square ruler for trimming while paper piecing and squaring up block units)
  • ¼" quilting foot
  • Fabric and paper scissors
  • Seam ripper (sad, but true)
  • Pins
  • Foundation paper for paper piecing (I like this paper, which fits in printers and copiers: http://www.shopmartingale.com/papers-for-foundation-piecing.html)
  • Extra sewing machine needles (just in case)
  • Portable iron
  • Open-toe sewing machine foot
  • Piece of muslin (about 12" x 12" to ensure toner from paper foundation doesn't transfer to your pressing surface)
  • Size 90/14 sewing machine needle (optional, but makes it easier to remove paper foundation)
  • Glue stick

Log Cabin Blossoms
Jan
27
2:30 pm14:30

Log Cabin Blossoms

Taught by Linda Christensen

Log Cabin Blossoms

64" x 64"

Log Cabin Blossoms is an original design by Linda Christensen.   Traditional log cabin blocks with a flower basket center creates the perfect wall hanging for any home.  Class attendees will learn several important piecing techniques: traditional piecing, chain-sewing, needle turn applique, curved piecing, and border design.  A second quilt version is included with the pattern.  Version #2 has 16 Log Cabins in the center with some fussy cutting if desired.  There will not be any applique on the second version.  Don’t you just love 2 for 1’s!! 

Linda used her stash of brightly colored fabrics for a scrappy look and this quilt can help you use up your scraps or trade with class members.  But you can color coordinate your fabrics if desired.    The Log Cabin block traditionally has a red center, but Linda used a cherry pink center for a little twist.  We’ll all be a little “twisted” as we have fun making our cabins and filling the center of our quilt with flowers.


Supply List:

  • Log Cabin Blossom Pattern and Template — Cost $15.00 (Paid to teacher)
  • 20” x 20” of background fabric for center flower basket (light value)
  • Fabric scraps for flower petals and leaves in bright fabrics or coordinating prints
  • 8” x 8" square fabric piece for basket
  • 1 strip of fabric cut 1.5” x 36" for contrasting basket border
  • 4 Bias strips, 1” x 12” long, for flower stems
  • 1/3 Yd border fabric for border around center flower basket
  • 12 – 2.5” x 2.5" squares for Log Cabin centers
  • 24 strips for Log Cabins – see chart below
  • Fat Quarter for scalloped border circles
  • 32 rectangle scrap pieces, 6” long x 5” high, for scalloped border pieces
  • 1 yd for background of scalloped border (grey prints or light value fabric)
  • 1 yd for outside border and outer triangle border (grey or medium value fabric)
  • ½ yd for inner triangle border (grey print or light value fabric)
  • ½ yd for binding
  • Backing – 4 yds (I used 2 yds of single fabric piece and fabric scraps to fill in on sides)

Log Cabin strips:  If you are not using the flower basket design for the center, increase your supplies to make 16 Log Cabins.


 

Grey Prints or Light Value Fabrics
Cut 12 of each size from 1.5” strips:
2.5”, 3.5”, 4.5”, 5.5”, 6.5”, 7.5”, 8.5”, 9.5”

Example:
Cut 12 -- 1.5” x 2.5”
Cut 12 -- 1.5” x 3.5”

Dark Value Fabrics or Brights
Cut 12 of each size from 1.5” strips:
3.5”, 4.5”, 5.5”, 6.5”, 7.5”, 8.5”, 9.5”, 10.5”

 

General Supplies:

  • Sewing Machine
  • Sewing thread
  • Power Extension Cord
  • Rotary Cutting Mat, Rotary Cutter, ruler (4.5” x 12.5” if you have one)
  • Straight Pins for piecing
  • Applique pins (Clover brand with white heads)
  • Scissors- fabric and embroidery
  • Iron and Ironing board
  • Applique needles and Silk thread (Silk or Clover brands are great)
  • Freezer paper (find at Walmart or grocery store)
  • Mechanical pencil
  • Cell phone for photos and Instagraming!

Spring Cleaning
Jan
27
2:30 pm14:30

Spring Cleaning

Taught by Leslie Bergeson

Spring Cleaning (New for WQF!)

46" x 55"

This is an original quilt inspired by reflections of spring cleaning with my mother and sisters when I was a little girl. We will learn an easy way to create quarter square triangles and work with color. This is sure to be a fun class as we use 'stash stuff' and feel the satisfaction of cleaning up a mess!


Supply List:

  • 7 fat quarters of colors you love together for the houses
  • 1/4 yard background for houses
  • 1/4 yard border and Shoo Fly blocks
  • 1 fat 8th background for Shoo Fly blocks and corner squares
  • Assorted colors - 140 to 145 squares cut 4 1/2" Stash fabrics work
  • Basic sewing kit
  • Sewing machine and extra needles just in case!
  • Rotary Cutter, matt, and rule (6 1/2" square and a longer one for strip cuts)
  • Fabric scissors
  • Coordinating thread
  • Travel iron with ironing pad
  • Pencil

Mini Kites (Repeat)
Jan
27
2:30 pm14:30

Mini Kites (Repeat)

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

Clam Bake
Jan
22
2:30 pm14:30

Clam Bake

Taught by Amy Maxfield

Class Description

Emily Herrick designed this fun pattern to be easy enough for beginners and I have taken it a step further to make it look like it was hand appliqued but it's not! I also added the border to make the quilt a little larger.  Use any combination of fabrics you like - bright and fun or more subdued works too.  This is a traditional pattern made new!

This is a great quilt for beginners as well as the experienced. If you want to hand applique - no problem, I'll give you some great tips!

Supply List

  • 20 fat quarters in a good variety of patterns
  • 2 yards of white for background and borders 
  • Pattern: Clam Bake by Crazy Old Ladies
  • 1 sheet of heat resistant Mylar plastic
  • Invisible thread or thread in a very close match
  • rotary cutter and mat
  • fabric and paper scissors
  • Roxanne's glue 
  • sewing machine in good working order and the ability to do a zig-zag stitch.
  • Travel iron with personal ironing station.
Petal Pop
Jan
22
2:30 pm14:30

Petal Pop

Taught by Melissa Corry

Class Description

Petal Pop uses Big and Beautiful blocks to make this bed size stunner. This design is perfect for displaying some of your favorite prints all grouped together. And with easy construction using Jelly Roll Strips it will go together fast. Want to make a smaller project, no problem! With 5 size options ranging from Baby to King you are sure to find the perfect size project for you. So if you are looking for a beautiful and bold look that is fast and fun this is the class for you.

Supply List

Watchtower (New for WQF!)
Jan
22
2:29 pm14:29

Watchtower (New for WQF!)

Taught by Amy Smart

Class Description

A brand new quilt design by Amy Smart and exclusive to the 2016 Winter Quiltfest retreat! This pattern (62” x 80”) has lots of short cuts including tips on half-square-triangles and strip-piecing to make this quilt come together quickly. It’s also a fun one for using up scraps and is 2 ½” pre-cut strip friendly.

Supply List

  • 15 assorted 2 ½” x width of strips (the scrappier the better) – more if desired.
  • 4 different 3/8 yard cuts of background (cream/white) prints – more if desired.
  • 1 ½ yards turquoise fabric
  • 5/8 yard navy print
  • 1 yard red polka dot print.
  • 1/2 yard inside border fabric
  • 1 yard for outside border fabric
  • OR if you want only one border: 1 1/4 yard
  • For finishing: ½ yard binding and 4 yards backing
Steam Punk Repeat
Jan
22
2:28 pm14:28

Steam Punk Repeat

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

Cosmos Pillow (Repeat)
Jan
30
2:30 pm14:30

Cosmos Pillow (Repeat)

Taught by Leisa Firth

Class Description

In the Greek language, cosmos means orderly, beautiful, and ornamental. It has been considered as the flower of love. The nice fragrance and nice vibrant look of it exudes the attributes of peacefulness, wholeness, and modesty.

Brighten up your January with this cheerful pillow!   It’s a great project for the beginner or seasoned stitcher.  It comes together quickly so you won’t have to worry about another unfinished project!

I am really excited to spend some time during our class time sparking your creativity!  I have some hands on exercises we will do together as well as a darling challenge project you will have the opportunity to participate in if you choose to do so.  The challenge project will be unveiled at class.  I think you will love it and the process!

I am really looking forward to our time together getting to know each other as well as ourselves just a little bit better!

Finished pillow size approx. 20” x 14”

Required Materials

I’ll bring wool in all shapes, sizes, colors and textures for students to purchase.  Or you may bring your own collection for either of these fun projects!

  • Pattern for Pillow:  $5.00 (paid separately to instructor)
  • Kit and Pattern for Pillow:  $20.00 (paid separately to instructor)
  • Challenge Project Sahara Cloth Foundation:  $4.00 (optional; paid separately to instructor)

(The kit will include wool for the front of the pillow.  You can pick up a pillow form and backing after class.  We won’t be assembling the completed pillow in class. I can provide wool requirements if you choose to bring your own wool.)

Bio

I started my business, Black Sheep Woolens, in 2003. It has been a fun adventure. It's like Christmas morning every time I open up the dryer and pull out an arm load of beautiful, warm wool! I am very happily married to the most wonderful man in the world and we have six beautiful, fascinating children and 4 adorable little grandchildren. We love time we can share together enjoying the beautiful world we live in.

Hexigami
Jan
30
2:30 pm14:30

Hexigami

Taught by Maho Schwartz

Class Description

During this 3 hour class, you will be learning how to make these cute hexigamis (Hexagon Origami) pieces.  You will be spending most of your time in front of an ironing board with an iron in your hand.  I highly recommend that you bring your own iron and ironing board for this class.  If you are good at ironing, the sewing part of this project is a piece of cake.  

Required Materials

Supplies for the pillow:

  • Iron and ironing board (must)
  • Starch
  • Stiletto (optional - can be used to iron the Hexigami)
  • 1 package of Moda's Honeycomb (fourty 6 inch Hexigon precuts)
  • 28 inch background fabric
    • Cut (1) 16x16 inches
    • Cut (2) 16x12 inches
  • Warm and Natural batting, cut (1) 18x18 inches
  • Scrap fabric (any scrap, since it will be inside of pillow), cut (1) 20x20 inches
  • (22) Buttons
  • Coordinating thread
  • Pillow form (16x16 inches)
  • Frixion pen
  • Water soluble fabric glue
  • Clear ruler with grids (longer than 6 1/2 inches)

Supplies for the tabletop:

  • Iron and ironing board (must)
  • Starch
  • Stiletto (optional; can be used to iron the Hexigami)
  • Fabric
  • Ric rac (optional)
  • Riley Blake's half hexigon template (large)
  • Coordinating buttons and threads
  • Batting/warm and natural
  • Frixion pen

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.

Speed Binding by Machine
Jan
30
2:30 pm14:30

Speed Binding by Machine

Taught by Jo Thomas

Class Description

Machine binding allows you to finish that last stage of the quilt 3 times faster than by hand. This method has been perfected so you can get a clean finish, and nobody will even notice you didn’t spend hours hand-stitching! We will make trivets as we practice the method, and you’ll be prepared for finishing your quilts quickly and neatly from now on!

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)
  • A walking foot for your machine is strongly recommended but not required.
  • Neutral color thread
  • Clover Wonder Clips (red size) – Will be available for purchase from teacher, $6
  • Clover Hera Marker w/ Stiletto (or other plastic stiletto) – Will be available for purchase from teacher, $6.95 for 10 pk, $32.95 for 50 pk
  • A 12” quilted square (back, binding, & top fabric sandwiched and quilted) ready for binding and 3 strips binding fabric cut to 2” x WOF (NOT 2 1/2” or 2 1/4") –Will be available to purchase from teacher, $12

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.