Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Learn Something New--Take A Class!!

We all love to create beautiful quilts! Whether drafting a new design on paper or in EQ7 or sewing in our sewing rooms, creating something new and beautiful is a wonderful feeling. Personally though, MY favorite way to sew is to do it with friends. Devoting a whole day or two, or on an extended weekend retreat, there's always something new to learn or to discover no matter how many years you've been quilting.

Why not sign up for a class?! Imagine spending time with no phones to answer, no household cares to divert your attention, just a pleasant day to learn, to chat, to create.

I offer five classes in diverse designs (see the left sidebar of this blog) but my newest classes are "CHARMING DRESDEN." and "SALVAGE YOUR SELVAGES".

 The Dresden Plate block has been around for decades but with Darlene Zimmerman's new ruler, you'll be chain-piecing your way to a delightful table-runner or lovely wall-hanging in a few hours. And the "charming" part derives from the fact that you only need one Charm Pack (or 40, 5" squares from your stash) and a yard of background fabric to make these delightful projects. After the 'blades' of the plate are made, you'll learn a slick way to fashion that circle that makes up the center of the plate and I'll then teach you how to hand-stitch the blades into place on the background. No, it's not exactly applique as there'll be no edges to turn under!

What do you do with the printed selvages of all the fabric you use? Why not use them to make something colorful, fun and useful? I offer an organizer for keeping track of all the charger cords we need when we travel or a protective case for your e-Reader, i-Pad or laptop.

I would love to come teach at your guild or in your home with a group of friends. Please
contact me for more information by emailing or by calling 530-757-1685.