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Paper Piecing WEDNESDAY Class (4th Wednesday) 2021

CLASS FULL. We will be making projects from Carol Doak's book, "Easy Paper Pieced Miniatures". We will work on four projects, one each quarter. We have increased the size of each project so do not let the "miniature" description intimidate you. Paper piecing is a great technique to have in your "piecing toolbox" and can be mastered even by a confident beginner. You will be sewing on paper, on a marked line and therefore a consistent seam allowance is not a critical skill to have. Many quilts are made with a combination of techniques and often a paper pieced block can be a stunning center focus.

Allegra (4th Saturday,10-2) 2021

CLASS IS FULL. For the next 10 months we will work on this Jacqueline de Jonge. The class includes all fabric for the top, the pattern instruction and the foundation pieces. You will learn how to paper piece, sew curves and use freezer paper to make templates. There will be little to no homework each month. The class is for intermediate sewist but you can be a novice paper piecer. For the first class we will be making the center star of the quilt. Please pick up your fabric from the shop before class and starch and press before class. For the first class you will NOT NEED the black fabrics or the stripped fabric. You will need: sewing machine, basic sewing supplies, rotary cutter, long ruler, Add-A-Quarter ruler, small ruler: 4" X 8", small scissors, fabric marker Helpful but not necessary : Stripology ruler The class will be held the fourth Saturday of each month starting on September 26th. The class will not meet in December. The cost for the class is $80.00 for the first two months and $17.50 each class after that.

Sea Island Block of the Month (4th Monday 10-1) 2021

Class is Closed. The first month is $160.00 and this includes the fabric and pattern. Rulers are sold separately. After the first month of class, the price is ONLY $18.00 a month for the remaining eleven months. If you have any questions regarding payment, please contact the store! In this beautiful quilt done in popular colors of teals, blues and greens, you will use both paper piecing and traditional piecing. As you construct this quilt, you will learn how to use the 45 degree Half Square Triangle Ruler and the 90 degree Quarter Square triangles from Creative Grids. This beautiful quilt by Chris Hoover of Whirligig Designs features Lemon Glass fabrics from Island Batiks, a signature collection by Kathy Engle. Sea Islands is traditionally pieced using two Creative Grids rulers (45 half square triangle and 90 degree quarter square triangle rulers by Creative Grids). One block has optional paper piecing instructions. This 12-month Block of the Month will measures 100" x 100" finished. Patti Gibian will be the instructor for this course and she absolutely amazing! She is the paper piecing master of Birdsong! Come join us for some fun over the next year while constructing this beautiful quilt!

Jun 30
Ripples - Jelly Roll
Jul 3
Jelly Roll Club (1st Saturday, 10 AM - 12 PM) Double Wedding Ring 2021
Jul 8
2021: Handi-Quilter Ruler of the Month (2nd Thursday, 10 - 12)