Classes & Events
Would you like to learn to quilt? Have you taken other classes but would like to hone your skills? Join us for this comprehensive 10-session class and learn everything from the dos and don’ts of fabric selection, the best ways to use your tools, perfecting your quarter-inch seam, setting your blocks, adding borders, quilting your quilt, and ultimately binding your masterpiece.
The Star Sprinkles Quilt from Atkinson Designs is made by alternating two simple blocks, and can be made using fat quarters or yardage. During this 3-week series, Aileen will show you how easy it is to make stars without ever cutting a triangle. Using planned colors or the fabrics you have in your stash, this simple quilt is stunning to behold. Add a border or two at the end to increase the size of your quilt or to highlight one or more fabrics. The registration fee for this 5-week series is $90.00 and the Star Sprinkles Pattern is required. Each session meets from 1:00pm – 4:00pm each Thursday. The exact dates are listed below.
Aileen will present Snaps and Pops, a very easy quilt, from Cozy Quilt Designs, in a 3-part series. The first session will cover cutting and some piecing. The second session will cover piecing and constructing the quilt top. Session #3 will cover completing the quilt top, borders, and recommendations for quilting and binding. The registration fee for Snaps and Pops is $60.00. The Snaps and Pops pattern is required for the series. When it comes to fabric selection, Snaps and Pops is so versatile. Whether you choose batik fabrics, reproduction era fabrics, floral fabrics, novelty fabrics, etc., you will love the way the thin strip between the block parts works to pull the quilt together. Each session is held on Thursday, from 1PM – 4PM. As always, space is limited.
Join Aileen for this 3-part series to create a simple 2-color quilt with lots of motion. Using the connector method, this charming quilt resembles a modified bow tie pattern. Cutting Corners is nothing more than squares…and more squares. When completed according to the pattern the Cutting Corners quilt is approximately 60″ x 75″. A second quilt was created using multi-colored scraps. Decided for yourself whether you would want a 2-color quilt or a multi-color quilt.
Students might want to make some initial cuts to their fabrics before the first session in order to begin piecing their quilt the first day, so the earlier you register, the better able you will be to begin cutting your fabrics.
Join Aileen for a 3-part series to create the Cactus Wreath quilt. The Cactus Wreath pattern, from Cozy Quilt Designs, includes fabric requirements for a large wall hanging, a throw, and a queen size quilt. Cactus Wreath is a stunning quilt and an instant favorite. Perfect for Christmas, or any time of the year, this beautiful design starts with a medallion and grows from there. The Wall Hanging quilt is just the center wreath. The Throw includes the red border (pictured.) The Queen size quilt includes an additional border (not pictured.) Although the pattern reflects a quilt in traditional Christmas colors, consider a different color pallet to reflect your personality and/or the color scheme of your home.