2340 Elwick Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA. 70816
Students will explore the various coloration options for this traditional block and then foundation piece a 6 or 7.5 inch blocks.
Scrappy New York Beauty
Learn to make a scrappy New York Beauty block by paper piecing all those points and then setting in a few curves. The sewing is not as difficult as it might look! This is a great class for acquiring confidence with color.
New York Beauties II
Explore the possibilities by making a variety of New York Beauty blocks with various sized points and arcs. Mix and match the 8-inch blocks or choose a favorite and work with it. All points are paper pieced and all curves are sewn, no appliqué.
INTRODUCTION to PET PORTRAITS
Learn how to transform a favorite pet photo into a pattern to recreate your pet in cloth using machine appliqué. All students will practice on “Sammy” in class to learn the technique. No sewing in class, but sewing will be discussed and some techniques demonstrated. Hand appliqué enthusiasts can adapt pattern to their favorite method.* All day class, 9:00– 3:00.
Bring several 8x10 photos of your pet on ordinary copy paper. You can zoom in and crop a photo to feature a head shot. Bring a color copy and a black and white if possible. Select several different photos so we will have some options to choose from.
GOOD Fabric scissors and paper scissors
Fine point Sharpie marker
Wonder Under lightweight fusible (MUCH easier to use than other products for this technique!)
Tracing Paper, 14” x 17”
Appliqué pressing sheet, optional
Iron & pressing surface
Small plastic container to keep track of appliqué pieces
For class exercise, you will need three values-- a light, medium and dark—plus an accent, approximately fat quarter sizes. The three values can be from one color family--or not! They can be realistic, or NOT! Batiks and mottled fabrics are good for a realistic rendering while brights, plaids, and prints make great fantasy, fun-filled pieces. The choice is yours. Also, bring some small scraps of white, black and brown for eyes. You can choose a background fabric later.
*Hand appliqué people can substitute their favorite template making supplies if they do not want to work with fusibles and a machine.
Machine Quilting Sampler
This class is an overview of various machine-quilting techniques. Spend the morning straight-line quilting a small project from your stash, nothing special, one of those UFOs or some orphan blocks stitched into a small quilt. After lunch, experiment with various free motion techniques on a self-prepared muslin sandwich, approximately 30" square.