Chic Country (Repeat) - Pre-Retreat
Jan
26
9:30 am09:30

Chic Country (Repeat) - Pre-Retreat

Taught by Helen Robinson

Chic Country (Repeat) - Pre-Retreat

57” x 57”

Chic Country is a traditional windy ways type of design with a fun play of dark and light neutral fabrics throughout with a splash of color to accent individual preference! All curved seams are pieced using the easy no stress method Sew Kind of Wonderful uses in all their designs Cut, Sew, SquareUp. Sew Kind of Wonderful has taken a very complex traditional design and made it fun, quick and easy!


Supply List

  • Quick Curve Ruler (available for purchase in class)
  • (6) fat quarters dark neutrals for focus flowers
  • (6) fat quarters light neutrals for focus flowers
  • (9) fat quarters dark neutrals for background
  • (9) fat quarters light neutrals for background
  • (2) fat eighths orange prints (or color of your choice)
  • Chic Country pattern - included in class fee
  • basic sewing supplies and thread to match project
  • cutting mat and 45mm rotary cutter

Kaleidoscope Quilt Part 1
Jan
29
9:30 am09:30

Kaleidoscope Quilt Part 1

Taught by Maria Miller

Class Description

Join me in making your own Kaleidoscope Quilt, using a classic quilt block method, great for all experience levels.  I will walk you through selecting fabrics for a successful design, sharing different design variations you can do with fabric choice, how to use a triangle ruler or template, and basics of chain piecing (my favorite).  No need for a special pattern or ruler, templates will be provided in class.  You’ll have fun & experience the satisfaction that comes as your own Kaleidoscope Quilt comes together & the large Kaleidoscope circles start to pop from your design, creating a stunning work of art! 

Required Materials

For a 60” x 72” lap quilt, you will need:

  • 15 Fat Quarters of colorful prints
  • 15 Fat Quarters of light or low volume prints (or 2.25 yards of a solid)

 Additional supplies:

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

 

Cosmos Pillow
Jan
29
9:30 am09:30

Cosmos Pillow

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.

French Quarter Mystery Part 1
Jan
29
9:30 am09:30

French Quarter Mystery Part 1

Taught by Linda Christensen

Class Description

While traveling in France, Linda has taken the architectural details of castles and cathedrals and turned them into a treasure of ideas for a beautiful mystery quilt that will delight your creative talents.  The design will feature a medallion center measuring 18” by 18” (a Fat Quarter) and authentic French fabric will be provided if desired*.  French needlework will also be featured in the quilt as well as some hem stitching, “Frenchy” knots and applique.  We will use a mixture of wool, silk, velvet, ribbon, lace and threads to weave texture into the design for a modern yet medieval flare.  The morning will be used to piece our quilt top together, and then in the afternoon,we will add applique, embroidery stitches and embellish our quilt. The finished project will be a wall hanging measuring approximately 70” x 70”. 

Bio

Linda Christensen has lived in Cache Valley for 35 years.  She loves the beauty of the area and her family enjoys many activities such as biking, skiing, hiking and motorcycling.  Linda has always loved working on quilts and doing embroidery.  Hand applique is her favorite quilting technique.  She also loves architecture, traveling, photography and gardening and she was able to create her quilt using all of these things.  Linda would love to try her hand at designing fabrics.  Linda has taught many quilting classes at Bernina Stylish Fabric store and Needles and Friends Quilt Guild workshops.  She has designed many of her own quilts and enjoys the fluidity of fabric in creating her work. She is doing more machine quilting now and has also loved the creative process in that medium.