2014 Quiltescape Classes and Teachers ~ THURSDAY CLASSES ~ Teacher

2014 Quiltescape Classes and Teachers
Janet Andrews
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Sandi Blackwell
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Class Description
Let’s Twist Again - Thursday Class A
Create pinwheels that are fun, fast, and easy. Piece squares
together and then re-cut them using the “Twister” tool to form
pinwheels. In class you may make a full size quilt (using the
large twister tool) or any of the following wall hangings (using
the Lil’ Twister ruler): Garden Twist (flowers for spring), a table
runner (for any season), Christmas wreath, Christmas tree,
Valentine heart, pumpkin, snowman, or any other design of
your choice. Must pre-purchase pattern and make the cut-up
quilt first.
X’s and O’s A Square-agonals® Design - Thursday Class B
Learn the Square-agonals® technique by constructing this colorful table runner without cutting any setting or corner triangles,
complicated math calculations, or sewing in diagonal rows.
You will be amazed at how easy this quilt can be done. Table
runner is 25”x59”. Please precut and labels all fabric and bring
any leftover fabric to class with you.
Class Fee: $10.00 (includes pattern)
Beverly Neff
Crazy Eight Strip Teaser - Thursday Class C
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Neff’s Country Loft:
This unique table topper will have you spinning. Almost pin740.423.1965
wheel-like in shape and effect, it’s created from strip-piecing 8
fabrics together, from light to dark, then cutting them into large
and small triangles and sewing them into partial, overlapping
squares. Finished Size: Approx. 44”x44”.
Pattern cost: $9.00
Sue Wilson
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Thread University - Thursday Class D
Do you ever feel intimidated by your sewing machine? Wanted to try all
of those “cool” specialty threads, but weren’t sure exactly how to make
them work? Here’s your chance to become the boss of your machine!
We’ll talk about the main categories of threads (cottons, polyesters,
metallic, holographic threads, yarns and bobbin work) and after talking
about each category, you’ll go to your machine and test them out. The
instructor will provide all threads, needles, and a practice canvas for you
to sew. You‘ll learn how to find the perfect tension for each thread… and
how to adjust your tension. This is also a great opportunity to work with
decorative stitches… bring an adjustable bobbin case if you have one
(but don’t worry if you don’t).
Kit fee of $10 to cover the cost of materials.
2014 Quiltescape Classes and Teachers
Janet Andrews
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Class Description
Smokey River - Class 1
The “Smokey River” quilt (76” x 97”) can have a modern or traditional
look depending on the fabrics selected. Be creative with color or
purchase a fabric kit (from Keepsake Quilting or Nancy’s Notions).
Assembly of this quilt is all straight line sewing with no “Y” seams.
Learn to use the “Companion Angle” ruler, the “Easy Angle” ruler,
and learn the concept of “mirror image” cutting.
Skill Level – Intermediate
Pattern: from Keepsake Quilting (1-800-865-9458 or www.keepsakequilting.com ), Nancy’s Notions (800-833-0690 or www.nancysnotions.com ), or pattern only from whirligigdesigns.com.
You must purchase the pattern in advance of the class and bring it with you. The instructor will not
have patterns for sale.
Fabric: You may purchase the kit featuring “Stonehenge” fabrics (comes in two color selections from
www.keepsakequilting.com or www.nancysnotions.com ), or follow the “materials required” list on the
back of the pattern.
Peg Bingham
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Mosaic Stained Glass Appliqué - Class 2
We all love stained glass – it is rich, regal, and elegant. For those of us
who use fabric as our art medium, we have searched and experimented
to produce the same look and effect in our artwork. How to get the lovely effects with much less time and effort? Yes! Let’s skip all the fuss and
bother! We can simply appliqué the lovely “glass” directly to the leading
fabric and it’s fabulous, fun, and fast! No bias, no turning, no worries!
Skill Level – Intermediate
Sandi Blackwell
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Stars In The Country A “Square-agonals®” Design - Class 3
“Square-agonals”! Learn the magic of this technique by constructing this unique design lap quilt. These floating stars are
set on point without cutting any setting or corner triangles, and
no math calculations! The stars are magically created by making a variety of simple blocks and using the Square-agonals
technique. Finished quilt is 60” x 69”.
Please precut and label all fabric and bring any leftover fabric to
class with you.
Class Fee: $10.00 (includes pattern)
2014 Quiltescape Classes and Teachers
Cindy Casciato
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330.296.3725 (home)
Class Description
Studio Time Project: The Prairie Garden - Class 4
Come and join a sit and sew class that allows you to set the pace.
Planned demos throughout the class time will demonstrate helpful tips
and techniques. Cindy is always available to help with any project in
the studio to help you
finish projects you already have underway. You can also choose to
work on this year’s Studio Project:
“The Prairie Garden Two For One Quilts”: The Prairie Garden quilts
are sew easy to piece and actually yield a second quilt at the same
time. First you must choose which of the two number one quilts you
want to make, either the Queen size Prairie Garden or the Lap size
Prairie Geese quilt will yield the bonus half-squares necessary to make
Quilt Two. Choose your inspiration fabric, add two accents and mix in
a light background –simply lovely. The same fabrics are repeated in Quilt Two with the addition of one
light to medium inspiration fabric.
The “Magic Triangle Method” is used to rotary cut all patchwork without 1/8” measurements. You
should complete both quilt tops in class time allowed.
Pattern/Booklet available in Class to include all three quilts plus some bonus blocks: $15.00
Rita Fishel
Creations SewClever
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OJO DE DIOS - Class 5
This is the perfect pattern for those jelly rolls, Bali pops, or other 2 ½”
strip collections you’ve been gathering over the years. Or…..use your
stash, buy coordinating fabrics, trade with friends ~ cut your own strips!!
Any way you do this, it’s fun, fast and easy!! Almost guaranteed to be
completed during your time at Quilt Escape.
Pattern available from Instructor
Debby Lee
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Jacket w/Accessories - Class 6
You will never believe this PRETTY Jacket is made from a setin sleeve Sweatshirt! Purchase a sweatshirt one (1) size larger
than you normally wear. Recommendation: purchase a MEN’S
sweatshirt. They are longer in the body and sleeves. We can
always cut off some length, if needed.
Option #1: Pieced fronts. Uses 6 FQ’s (1.5 yds.) Minor cutting
homework. See Debby Lee in the pictures wearing the Black
Jacket. You can also decorate the back and sleeves AND make
a matching purse. Add pockets! In the side seam or patch!
Option #2: Wholecloth; takes 3 yds. See Peg Bingham wearing the gorgeous flowered jacket. Debby Lee has on the gray
paisley jacket. Both of these jackets include pockets and have
matching purses.
We will piece, decorate and construct the jacket. In class you
will see NUMEROUS decorating options and make your choices. In addition, you will also make accessories; several different purses, cellphone bag, guild name
tag, tissue holder, needle caddy. You will select which ones to make.
Jacket directions, with all the variations, and accessories are included in the instruction book.
Book: $15.00 payable to Debby Lee in class
2014 Quiltescape Classes and Teachers
Debi Moffit
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Class Description
Join Debi Moffitt as she and her elf friends make merry with you during
this fun weekend of Santa, sewing, sippin’ and sew forth… This class
is guaranteed to be full of fun and frolic…oh yeah…sewing will be
done too! We will complete BOTH projects in this class and will take
on different aspects of: newfangled ways with log cabin rulers and
variations of this age-old technique; embellishments; quilt as you go;
Book available in class from Instructor
Beverly Neff
Common Sense - Class 8
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Neff’s Country Loft:
Come and join us for a “scraptherapy” class that really uses up your
scraps. Bring your pre-cut 2” squares to make 12 blocks that you join
together with even more scrap squares for a creative sashing.
Piece it straight up, or use printed fusible interfacing for stress-free
seam intersections. It’s a common-sense solution for your scrap stash.
Pattern Cost: $9.00 for each student. Beverly will bring the Quiltsmart
fusible interfacing to purchase in class.
Sue Wilson
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Indian Summer - Class 9
What a striking quilt! Here’s your chance to create this 60” x 69”
beauty! Judy Niemeyer’s speed cutting and speed foundation piecing
techniques will allow you to learn her techniques and enjoy playing
with fabrics at the same time.
We’ll do all of our cutting in class, so there is no cutting preparation
required before class.
The Indian Summer pattern will be provided by your instructor for $20
(a 20% discount from retail). You will not need to contact her to receive the pattern. However, if you already own the 2012 version of the
pattern, please email her to let her know you do not need it.