Classes

Class Schedule:  

Holiday Tablerunner   Saturday, December 9, 10am-1pm    Irene Henion

      This is a perfect project for a beginner!  Create a table runner for your holiday festivities.  You will uses 2 ½ inch strips to create a beautiful accent for your dining room table.  $25

Kits available $47.99

 

 

 

Finish up – Follow up    Saturday, December 16th, 10am-12pm Tara Thom

  Optional Follow-up class to the Holiday Tablerunner Learn how to layer your table runner top with batting and backing, and do a simple quilting technique called “stitch in the ditch”, as well as how to create a binding and apply it to a quilt.  $18

 

Hugs and Kisses      Saturday, January 13th, 10am-4pm          Janet Root

Based on a design by Judith Sandstrom

The center of this quilt is made from 2 ½” strips, making it jelly roll friendly.  You may use a jelly roll for the X shapes, and yardage of another fabric for the background if you want all your backgrounds to be the same fabric (which is also made of 2 ½” strips). Or make the background scrappy, as I did.  My version of the quilt is made with Civil War reproduction fabrics and has a border of two rounds of off-set flying geese.  In the pattern I found, the border was a simple one.  The quilt block construction is simple but unique, and breaks one of the first rules of quilting!  If you choose to make the flying geese border, you’ll learn a “no waste” technique to do so.  Intermediate level.  $36  Bring a lunch

 

Basket Weave    Saturday, January 20th, 10am – 3pm        Irene Henion

    This quilt top can be completed in a day!  It is perfect for a beginner and ideal for an experienced quilter who needs a relaxing project, or quick gift!  The finished quilt top will be 60” x 72”.  Students should be able to learn the techniques in the first part of class, and have some time to get a good start on completion in the afternoon.  $30

 

Machine Quilting (Home Machine) Monday, January 22, 10am-3pm Janet Root

Learn to do free motion machine quilting for any purpose – filler patterns or feather wreaths!  We’ll begin with meander quilting and other free form filler patterns for which you do not need to mark your quilt.  Then we’ll progress to more difficult patterns for which you’ll follow a line.  We’ll also practice two methods for quilting designs like feather wreaths, one marked and one not.  This is a method class – no project will be completed.  You need to be on good terms with your sewing machine, and it must not be finicky!  All levels.  $30  Bring a lunch

Liberated Quiltmaking  Monday, December 4, 10am-4pm      Janet Root

Based on the book Liberated Quiltmaking by Gwen Marston

Here is a fun and funky quilt made with no templates and no measuring. Fabrics left over from other projects are good choices for this one, and they don’t even have to go together.  We’ll design and sew quickly to make a house, two trees, a log cabin and a star block.  Then you arrange your blocks into whatever configuration you desire.  You’ll make everything fit together by adding filler strips.  Everyone’s quilt is different!  Frame it all with a border or two, plain or pieced.

Because of copyright laws, I request my students purchase the books from which I teach.  However, this book is no longer in print.  Liberated Quiltmaking II contains some of the same techniques and other liberated blocks, but it is not necessary that you purchase this one.  Sometimes books can be found online, used and for less money.  $36  Bring a lunch.

To learn more about these or any events at Town and Country Quilter,  call Tara Thom at 585.455.0760, or email at tara@townandcountryquilter.com