Starkiss
Jan
28
2:30 pm14:30

Starkiss

Taught by Maho Schwartz

Starkiss

Don’t be scared of paper piecing.  Paper piecing is not hard after you learn a few tips from taking this class.  In this class, you should be able to make at least one block.  You have a choice of making a wall hanging with 9 blocks or a pillow with 1 block.  Of course, you could make more blocks to make any size quilt you would like. This is a great class for intermediates as well as the experienced.


Supply list for Pillow:

  • Pattern: Starkiss by mahoquilts ($10 pdf file via email or $14 if I physically mail the pattern)
  • 3 contrasting fat-quarters (2 for the star and 1 for the border)
  • 1 yard of background fabric
  • 24” x 24“ ugly fabric for the inside of the pillow
  • 24” x 24“ warm-n-natural
  • Flat flower pins
  • CM Designs’ Add-a-quarter ruler (6” or longer)
  • 8 ½” x 11” Foundation paper (JoAnn’s, your local quilt shop or online)
  • Cardstock paper (postcard size)
  • Thread
  • Rotary cutter
  • Rotary mat
  • Iron & board

Supply list for Wall Hanging:

  • Pattern: Starkiss by mahoquilts ($10 pdf file via email or $14 if I physically mail the pattern)
  • 9 fat-quarters
  • 2 1/3 yards of background fabric
  • Flat flower pins
  • CM Designs’ Add-a-quarter ruler (6” or longer)
  • 8 ½” x 11” Foundation paper (JoAnn’s, your local quilt shop or online)
  • Cardstock paper (postcard size)
  • Thread
  • Border: 1/3 yard
  • Binding: 3/8 yard
  • Backing: 46“x46”
  • Batting: 46”x46”
  • Rotary cutter
  • Rotary mat
  • Iron & board 

Better than Cheddar
Jan
28
2:30 pm14:30

Better than Cheddar

Taught by Jen Alexander

Better than Cheddar

64" x 76"

Having been intrigued by the antique cheddar quilts from the 1800's, Jen wants to share with you her latest quilt “Better
than Cheddar.” With only two different pieced building blocks this quilt goes together rather quickly, and the layout gives it a little bit of a modern vibe. You can choose two of your favorite contrasting colors or make it scrappy with darks and lights. Anyway you make it you can't go wrong. You'll receive the pattern in class. Come for fun and some yummy
treats!


Supply List:

  • Ez Quilting - Tri Recs Triangle Rulers
  • 4 yards White fabric 
  • 2 ¼ yards Cheddar fabric 
  • 1/2 yard for the Binding 
  • 4 yards for Backing
  • Sewing machine and supplies
  • Cutting mat and rotary cutter
  • Favorite rulers
  • Iron and ironing board

Dancing Dresdens
Jan
28
2:30 pm14:30

Dancing Dresdens

Taught by Amy Maxfield

Dancing Dresdens

78" X 85"

Dancing Dresdens is a change from your traditional Dresden Plate quilt. Although the construction of the Dresden pieces are the same the construction of the quilt blocks are very different. Add a little challenge and intrigue to the quilt by using the "Lolly's" fabric from Jen Kingwell for Moda (If you can still find it!) The beautiful color throughout the quilt
makes it sing while you are dancing through this pattern! We will be doing machine piecing and applique throughout. *Note: This quilt will be much easier to construct with any fabric other than the Lolly collection. There will be no need to fuss about matching the black line throughout the quilt. If you are more of a beginner to quilting, I strongly suggest you purchase a variety of your favorite fabrics or a fat quarter bundle would be perfect.


Supply List:

  • Sewing Machine in good working order that will do a straight stitch and zig zag stitch
  • A QuarterInch Foot to fit your machine
  • An Opentoe Embroidery Foot to fit your machine
  • A Blind Stitch foot. (optional but helpful)
  • Neutral thread for piecing
  • Clear Invisible thread for applique. If you choose dark fabrics use "smoke" colored invisible thread.
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat
  • Rulers: any ruler used for cutting fabric. I recommend a 8 1/2" segment ruler by Creative Grids.
  • Stylus
  • Small travel Iron and Mat
  • Roxanne's Baste It Glue
  • Pattern will be given in class

Fabrics:

  • 3/4 yard each of Jen Kingwell's Lolly's (I used all five colors) OR 5" strips of lots of varieties of fabrics or a
  • bundle of fat quarters.
  • 2 1/4 yards for the center triangles,small inner border, and binding
  • 5 yards for background
  • 2 yards for outside border
  • 5 yards for backing

Chic Picnic
Jan
28
2:30 pm14:30

Chic Picnic

Taught by Helen Robinson

Chic Picnic

75” x 75"

Chic Picnic is a fun pieced orange peel type design without the fuss of templates or appliqué. All curved seams are pieced using the easy no stress method Sew Kind of Wonderful uses in all their designs Cut, Sew, SquareUp. This quilt works up fast by using layers cutting and chain piecing techniques.


Supply List:

Quick Curve Ruler (available for purchase in class)
(84) 10” x 10” assorted prints
OR
(21) 1/3 yard cuts assorted prints cut into (84) 10” squares
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  • 4 3/4 yards background fabric
  • 4 1/2 yards backing
  • 2/3 yard binding
  • Chic Picnic pattern - included in class fee
  • basic sewing supplies and thread to match project
  • cutting mat and 45mm rotary cutter
  • 8” or larger square-up ruler

For class you will not need to bring all of the fabric. The goal will be to make 2-4 complete circles. Please bring at least (30) of the 10” squares and 1 1/2 yards of background fabric. This will ensure enough variety in fabric when completing the project.


Black Eyed Susan
Jan
23
2:30 pm14:30

Black Eyed Susan

Taught by Jen Alexander

Class Description

Making this beautiful Black Eyed Susan quilt is a breeze. With the help of fusible interfacing you get the look of curved piecing or needle turn applique with a fraction of the work, making this a great class for all quilting levels. Come to class for tips and technique's to make it even easier.  This can be a Stash buster for a scrappy quilt. Let your imagination be your limit.

Supply List

$26.00 Kit includes: Pattern with step by step color pictures and enough Interfacing for a Lap Quilt, size 53" X 67"

  • Sewing Machine and supplies
  • Applique pressing sheet
  • rotary mat, cutter, ruler 
  • Travel Iron and personal Ironing board
  • Invisible thread (or you can buy in class)

Fabric needed:

  • Background- 2 1/2 Yards or 12 fat quarters or 8" squares from your stash
  • Arcs- 1 1/2 yards or scraps you can even use a jellyroll
  • Flower center- 1/4 yard or scraps
  • Inner border- 1/2 yard
  • Outer border- 1 1/2 yard

You can purchase more interfacing in class if you would like a bigger quilt.

I'll even bring you homemade treats again!!

Moon over Manhattan
Jan
23
2:30 pm14:30

Moon over Manhattan

Taught by Maho Schwartz

Class Description

Learn how to use the curve master presser foot to sew curved pieces.  It’s so much easier than the traditional using-the-hundred-pins-method!  Most everyone should be able to make at least one block out of 9 blocks during this 3-hour class.  Please make sure that the curve master presser foot will fit your sewing machine before you come to the class.

 

Crossweave
Jan
23
2:29 pm14:29

Crossweave

Taught by Amy Smart

Class Description

This fun baby quilt (41” x 47”) is deceptively easy and fun to make. It’s a great project for using Charm Packs and Jelly Roll (2 ½” strip) pre-cuts and extra fun because it’s a great one for pulling together a scrappy look. Pattern and measurements available for throw or twin size if you want to make something larger.

Supply List

  • 1 3/8 yards solid white fabric
  • 21  5” x 5” print squares
  • 6 print strips 2 ½” x 42” (or more if you want a larger variety)
  • 5/8 yard print for inner border and binding
  • Personal rotary cutter and smaller rulers including a 6" x 12" and a small square ruler, preferably a 6” x 6” ruler if you have one handy

Throw 57" x 79" version:

  • White fabric: 3 1/4 yards total cut into:
    • 48 squares 5" x 5" 
    • 12 strips 2 1/2" x 42 (width of fabric)
    • 7 strips 5 1/2" x 42" (for outside border)

(the first two items can be cut yourself, or you could use pre-cuts)

  • Print Fabrics:
    • 48 squares 5" x 5"
    • 12 strips 2 1/2" x 42"
  • Inside border: 3/8 yard
    • Binding: 1/2 yard
    • Backing: 3 1/2 yards

An assortment of prints works best. You can get these from Precuts (charm squares and jelly roll strips) or buy 6 different 1/3 yard cuts. From each 1/3 yard you can get 8 squares 5" x 5" and 2 strips 2 1/2" x 42".

For a twin size version (68" x 85"):

  • White fabric: 3 3/4 yards total cut into:
    • 65 squares 5" x 5" 
    • 17 strips 2 1/2" x 42 (width of fabric)
    • 8 strips 5 1/2" x 42" (for outside border)

(the first two items can be cut yourself, or you could use pre-cuts)

  • Print Fabrics:
    • 65 squares 5" x 5"
    • 17 strips 2 1/2" x 42"
  • Inside border: 1/2 yard
    • Binding: 5/8 yard
    • Backing: 5 yards
Halo Repeat (New for WQF!)
Jan
23
2:28 pm14:28

Halo Repeat (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.

 

Maple Leaf Rag
Jan
28
2:30 pm14:30

Maple Leaf Rag

Taught by Lisa Garlick

Class Description

Maple Leaf Rag just might be the most fun I’ve ever had sewing a quilt. Each new block of this quilt was so exciting to watch evolve...creating an obsession to make more and more. This is the perfect quilt to use up your scraps and trade scraps with all of your friends. You will need the fabulous book “Material Obsession 2” by Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke. I will have great tips that the book doesn’t offer to help you accomplish this wonderful project. During class, be prepared for a jazzy surprise. 

Required Materials

  • 4 5/8 yards quilter’s muslin for foundation piecing
  • Lots and lots of fabric scraps of various sizes in various colors and patterns
  • Large selection of fabric strips at least 3 inches wide (I think 1/4 yard cuts work better than fat quarters if you are shopping for fabrics)
  • 5/8 yard binding fabric
  • 4 1/2 yard backing fabric
  • 81 inch square cotton batting (to be used as a design wall if you don’t have one)
  • Template plastic

Bio

As a little girl, Lisa learned to talk, ski, and sew all at about the same time. She has been an avid (or rather an obsessive) quilter for the past twenty years. Challenging quilts, traditional quilts, applique quilts, modern quilts, and brightly patterned quilts are all part of her passion. Her inspiration comes from the world around her and so many of her fabulous quilting friends she has met though her years of quilting. Quilters are the best people! Lisa lives in Logan with her family and always has her favorite pooch by her side.

Intro to Improv Piecing Part 2
Jan
28
2:30 pm14:30

Intro to Improv Piecing Part 2

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.

Colored Pencils Quilt
Jan
28
2:30 pm14:30

Colored Pencils Quilt

Taught by Kathy Thomas

Class Description

Learn how to make this intriguing quilt featured in Quilt Sampler and Make It Modern magazines. The designer herself will teach you how to paper piece and compose with color, as you complete at least one full block of the nine block throw quilt, which is easily customized for a larger or smaller quilt.

Finished quilt size: 68” x 68”

Required Materials

  1. Sewing machine (w/ foot pedal, power cord, bobbin case, bobbins, needles, etc.)
  2. Basic sewing kit (pins, seam ripper, scissors, thread, plus your own favorite essential sewing items)
  3. 18” x 24” cutting mat and rotary cutter
  4. 6” x 18” ruler and 4 1⁄2” square rulers
  5. Add-A-Quarter or Add-An-Eighth ruler (available from teacher, $6.99)
  6. Water soluble glue stick
  7. Individual pressing mat and craft or mini iron
  8. Kit including pre-cut strips (available from teacher, $103.40). Included in materials cost: pattern, pre-printed foundation papers for one block, note card.

—OR— the following fabric:

  • 1 1/8 yards solid white (pencil point units)
  • 1/4 yard solid black (pencil point units)
  • 2/3 yard solid tan (pencil point units)
  • 1/3 yard solid dark gray (eraser units)
  • 1/2 yard light gray stripe (eraser units)
  • 5/8 yard total assorted prints of each color group: yellow, turquoise, purple, green, orange, light green, blue, pink, blue, and red (blocks)

Bio

Kathy Thomas is co-owner of Suppose Quilt Boutique in Preston, Idaho. She has been a quilter nearly 40 years and soaks up quilting knowledge 24-7. Her shop and quilt designs have been featured in multiple national quilting magazines.