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Domestic Machine Quilting/Sewing

Abbigail - WW-17

Krisanne Watkins

Wed. June 20, 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Level: All Levels, Hands-on
Category: Piecing
Machine(s): Sewing Machine required

Abbigail was designed to look great using a large variety of fabric genres from historical to modern. Abbigail transitions an original block packed with numerous techniques into a bright and beautiful quilt. There is a contrasting chain running through the blocks and setting that creates a lot of visual movement. Many opportunities to improve and expand your piecing skills abound, including square in a square, fast nine patch, quick corners, diagonal setting, and so much more.

Kit/handout Fee: $10 (Paid to the teacher in the classroom)
Kit includes: Pattern

Student supply list: Click to view/print (PDF)

Optional kit available: $130.00 includes pattern, plus all fabric, precut to complete quilt top and binding. To order the optional kit or have any questions, contact Krisanne at quailvalleyquilts@gmail.com

SEWING MACHINES ARE NOT PROVIDED. Bring your own machine in good working order, pedal and cord.
Package & Sewing machine storage is available temporarily and overnight, free of charge.



Aubryanna - WT-30

Krisanne Watkins

Thur. June 21, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Level: Intermediate, Hands-on
Category: Piecing
Machine(s): Sewing Machine required

Aubryanna includes a technique that is often feared; partial seams. Once you understand the mechanics of the process, it becomes easily apparent that this is one technique that is actually rather simple. The blocks stitch up quickly. You will also experience flying geese, half square triangles, as well as how to embrace a diagonal setting.

Kit/handout Fee: $10 (Paid to the teacher in the classroom)
Kit includes: Pattern.

Student supply list: Click to view/print (PDF)

Optional kit available: $135.00 includes pattern, plus all fabric, precut to complete quilt top and binding. To order the optional kit or have any questions, contact Krisanne at quailvalleyquilts@gmail.com

SEWING MACHINES ARE NOT PROVIDED. Bring your own machine in good working order, pedal and cord.
Package & Sewing machine storage is available temporarily and overnight, free of charge.



Beginner Rulers (Domestic Machines) - WF-40

Stephanie Farrell

Fri. June 22, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Level: Beginning, Hands-on
Category: Domestic Machine Quilting/Sewing
Machine(s): Sewing Machine required

Learn how to use a ruler foot and Learn how to use a ruler foot and templates on your home machine. Create beautiful finished quilts in your own home. Never pay for quilting again. Stephanie's designed these tools with quilters in mind. No marking, no pining, no fuss, no muss, just super easy quilting. Join the fun you'll be quilting all over patterns, swirls, and feathers by the end of class.

Kit/handout Fee: $95 (Paid to the teacher in the classroom)
Kit includes: Mini Ruler foot to fit your machine, five-piece beginners set of templates, a cheat sheet, link to online tutorials.

Student supply list: Sewing machine with extension table if you have one. Pencil, notepad, thread snips, 2-1 yd. quilt sandwiches spray basted together. If you have a mini ruler set and foot please bring it.

SEWING MACHINES ARE NOT PROVIDED. Bring your own machine in good working order, pedal and cord.
Package & Sewing machine storage is available temporarily and overnight, free of charge.


   $45.00 
Quantity Available:  0


If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please e-mail opalfrw@gmail.com with the class number, your name, address and phone number. Than

Continuous Bias Binding - WF-36

Gail Bird

Fri. June 22, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: All levels, Hands-on
Category: Domestic Machine Quilting/Sewing
Machine(s): Sewing Machine required

Make a place mat (square corners) and an oven mitt (rounded corners) using 1/2 inch continuous bias binding with the SIMPLI-EZ bias ruler. Join the ends of the binding to make an invisible and strong seam. Hand-done blind stitch completes the project.

Kit/handout Fee: $20 (Paid to the teacher in the classroom)
Kit includes: Binding material; reversible, pre-quilted fabric; printed instructions.

Student supply list: Sewing machine in good working order; rotary cutter and optional large cutting mat (17" x 23" minimum); basic sewing supplies: light machine thread and bobbin, fabric scissors, sharp embroidery needle and straight pins.

On loan during class: SIMPLI-EZ Bias Ruler; Bohin fine line marking pencil with different colored leads. (Both items can be purchased after class.)

SEWING MACHINES ARE NOT PROVIDED. Bring your own machine in good working order, pedal and cord.
Package & Sewing machine storage is available temporarily and overnight, free of charge.



Crossroad - WT-32

Dorie Javier

Thur. June 21, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Level: All Levels, Hands-on
Category: Domestic Machine Quilting/Sewing
Machine(s): Sewing Machine required

This one is a mind bender! It looks so hard and yet it is so easy to piece. No major colors to match, just 3 colors and you will be ready to start cutting the strips. Once you are done your friends will marvel at how difficult your beauty, must have been to sew. Only you will know how easy it really is.

Kit/handout Fee: None

Student supply list: Click to view/print (PDF)

SEWING MACHINES ARE NOT PROVIDED. Bring your own machine in good working order, pedal and cord.
Package & Sewing machine storage is available temporarily and overnight, free of charge.



Eden - WT-25

Toby Lischko

Thur. June 21, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Level: Beginning, Hands-on
Category: Domestic Machine Quilting/Sewing
Machine(s): Sewing Machine required

Learn to make one of Toby's most popular patterns. If you have never attempted to piece an eight-point star block because you think it is too hard, this is the workshop for you. Precision piecing tips will make this block go together accurately. You will learn how to do "y" seams without marking and a method for fast four patches.

Kit/handout Fee: $25 (Paid to the teacher in the classroom)
Kit includes: Pattern, acrylic templates, seam guide, handouts.

Student supply list: Click to view/print (PDF)

An optional fabric kit can be ordered for $50.00. Notify Toby at tlischko@yahoo.com at least 30 days prior to event for the kit. Kit needs to be prepaid and will be shipped before class.

SEWING MACHINES ARE NOT PROVIDED. Bring your own machine in good working order, pedal and cord.
Package & Sewing machine storage is available temporarily and overnight, free of charge.



Friday Night Mystery - WF-47

Linda McGehee

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Fri. June 22, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Level: All levels, Hands-on
Category: Domestic Machine Quilting/Sewing
Machine(s): Sewing Machine required

Linda has taught several Mystery Classes. The class fills up quickly and everyone loves the quick projects. This year there will be 3 projects to make in the class. You'll just have to trust Linda. The projects are practical for everyone, so you could use it yourself or give it as a gift. Great class for the beginner as well as the seasoned stitcher. Here's a hint... there will be a zipper in one of the projects.

Kit/handout Fee: $25 (Paid to the teacher in the classroom)
Kit includes: Fabrics, zipper and all the essentials to complete the projects.

Student supply list: Sewing machine in good working order, basic sewing supplies (scissors, pins), dark and light thread, anything that makes your sewing easier (extra light, fan, seat cushion). May share irons. Sewing Machine Feet--Basic Foot, Edge Joining Foot (Stitch in the Ditch Foot).

SEWING MACHINES ARE NOT PROVIDED. Bring your own machine in good working order, pedal and cord.
Package & Sewing machine storage is available temporarily and overnight, free of charge.


   $45.00 
Quantity Available:  0


If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please e-mail opalfrw@gmail.com with the class number, your name, address and phone number. Than

Glorified Nine-Patch with a Twist - WF-41

Toby Lischko

Fri. June 22, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Level: Beginning, Hands-on
Category: Domestic Machine Quilting/Sewing
Machine(s): Sewing Machine required

This traditional block has been updated and revised to make piecing it easier. Learn how to sew curves with Toby's special pinning techniques, how to use templates to create the setting triangles, how to sew a 9 patch with all seams matching, and special finishing techniques. Also included is how to make special binding to match each block.

Kit/handout Fee: $25 (Paid to the teacher in the classroom)
Kit includes: Pattern, acrylic templates, seam guide, and handouts.

Student supply list: Click to view/print (PDF)

For fabric requirements for the complete quilt, email Toby at tlischko@yahoo.com.

SEWING MACHINES ARE NOT PROVIDED. Bring your own machine in good working order, pedal and cord.
Package & Sewing machine storage is available temporarily and overnight, free of charge.



Handy Bag Lunch - WT-26

Linda McGehee

Thur. June 21, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Level: All Levels, Hands-on
Category: Domestic Machine Quilting/Sewing
Machine(s): Sewing Machine required

Unzip this magical bag to form a placemat, tablecloth, or playing surface for a little person using the easiest zipper technique ever. It is a useful tote, perfect for many uses. Make the hobo shaped bag in the small size for class & go home with a finished bag ready to make more in the other sizes included in the pattern. The side pockets organize tableware, plates & napkins. Use zipper trim on the pockets for durability. Learn to attach binding & miter corners like a quilt. Fun, quick, useful!

Kit/handout Fee: $45 (Paid to the teacher in the classroom)
Kit includes: Double-faced quilted fabric, binding fabric, 2-24" designer zippers, zipper trim, webbing, sew-in magnetic snap decorative thread & pattern.

Student supply list: Sewing machine in good working order, basic sewing supplies (scissors, pins), dark thread for construction (navy or black), anything that makes your sewing easier (extra light, fan, seat cushion). Basic Foot, Open Toe Applique Foot & Edge Stitching Foot (Stitch in the Ditch Foot).

SEWING MACHINES ARE NOT PROVIDED. Bring your own machine in good working order, pedal and cord.
Package & Sewing machine storage is available temporarily and overnight, free of charge.



Hourglass - WS-50

Toby Lischko

Sat. June 23, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Level: Beginning, Hands-on
Category: Domestic Machine Quilting/Sewing
Machine(s): Sewing Machine required

This is a great workshop for beginner quilters who have been afraid of curved piecing. Learn how to sew gentle curves with Toby's special pinning technique for perfect curves every time. Great pattern for 2-1/2" precut strips.

Kit/handout Fee: $25 (Paid to the teacher in the classroom)
Kit includes: Pattern, acrylic templates, seam guide, and handouts.

Student supply list: Click to view/print (PDF)

Email Toby for fabric requirements for whole quilt at tlischko@yahoo.com

SEWING MACHINES ARE NOT PROVIDED. Bring your own machine in good working order, pedal and cord.
Package & Sewing machine storage is available temporarily and overnight, free of charge.


   $55.00 
Quantity Available:  0


If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please e-mail opalfrw@gmail.com with the class number, your name, address and phone number. Than

Mini Citrus - WF-38

Helen Robinson

Fri. June 22, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: All levels, Hands-on
Category: Piecing
Machine(s): Sewing Machine required

This is the classic 'orange peel' shape which is a pieced block using the QCR Mini Ruler. It is a great design which can show off a line of fabric or a collection of prints and it also works great as a two-color quilt. Come see just how much fun cutting and sewing curves can be!

Kit/handout Fee: None
Kit includes: The Mini Citrus pattern will be given emailed to participants before class and they will receive a paper copy in class.

Student supply list: General Sewing supplies including, a sewing machine, a 45mm rotary cutter, thread, cutting mat, QCR Mini Ruler. (40) 5" x 5" assorted prints 2-1/4 yards background fabric.

SEWING MACHINES ARE NOT PROVIDED. Bring your own machine in good working order, pedal and cord.
Package & Sewing machine storage is available temporarily and overnight, free of charge.



Mod Journey - WW-5

Jenny Pedigo

Wed. June 20, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: All Levels, Hands-on
Category: Piecing
Machine(s): Sewing Machine required

This is a fantastic version of the traditional drunkard's path quilt BUT it doesn't use templates to create the shapes. Instead, the QCR Mini Ruler makes cutting the curved shapes fast and easy. The no stress, no fuss curved piecing technique will make sewing curves seem like a day at the spa!

Kit/handout Fee: None


Student supply list: Sewing machine in good working order, general sewing supplies including a 45mm rotary cutter, thread, cutting mat, QCR Mini Ruler.
14 fat quarters assorted prints (2-2/3 yards)
2-2/3 yards background fabric

Mini Journey pattern will be emailed to participants before class and they will receive a paper copy in class.

SEWING MACHINES ARE NOT PROVIDED. Bring your own machine in good working order, pedal and cord.
Package & Sewing machine storage is available temporarily and overnight, free of charge.






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