Friday, October 30, 2015

Back to Class - Fun and Fancy; Make a Purse

Create stunning purses that can be finished in practically no time. Make your own in class, embellish it with trims, ribbons, buttons, bows, lace, fabric, found objects and then dive into the wonderful world of beads! Kit choices are: purple, blue and green. We will learn what beads to buy, how to sew them and how to make your own lavish beaded dangles and fringes.

See purses from class!

Iron Quilter Challenge

For this event, teams of teachers/quilters face off to create the spiciest, most delectable small quilt tops imaginable in just 2 hours. The quilts will be auctioned off benefiting the Texas Quilt Museum.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Lets GoTo the Show

The Merchant Mall - I think I'll shop later!!
 The "Shower Trees" Special Exhibit
In Hawaii's Kapoiolani Regional Park near the Waikiki Beach area, times runs slowly and peacefully. These 'shower trees' on fabric bring the spirit of the beautiful Park to life.

Quilt Festival

 A Fine Line: Creating the Quilting Design
Bring your unfinished quilt top to show the class and we will brainstorm ideas on how you might stitch through the layers to maximize your project’s beauty with the creative use of the quilted line. Discover the elements of award-winning quilting designs and how to apply them to your tops.


And the Winner Is

BEST of Show - Ewe are My Sunshine by Janet Stone

Founders Award - brilliant Rose by Junko Fujwara

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Paint Glorious Paint

Come play where the possibilities are endless and rules are few. Fabric paints enrich your projects before you begin sewing—or after. We will use stencils, rubber stamps and finger painting techniques to make ourselves look like a room full of Picassos. This is magic is waiting to happen!


With notes!

Monday Afternoon

Super Fast Binding and Piping! 

Is binding the quilt your least favorite part?  Bindings and piping are a snap with this no-fail completely machine-stitched method.  In this class you will be making a sample to take home to keep as a ‘how to’ example for your own quilts. Binding will never be the same again!


Monday Morning in Class

Joining the Blocks: Quilt-As-You-Go Style
Learn to join pre-quilted blocks using several innovative techniques. Go home ready to make larger machine quilted quilts without all the work of trying to get it into your machine. The Quilt-As-You-Go method allows for more detailed quilting using a standard sewing machine since you're only quilting a small section at a time.