Upcoming 2010 Workshops
sign up for the February and March classes now. You may mail, email or
call in your reservation. Supply list for February and March workshops
will be available at the February meeting.
Workshops are held at Legacy Pointe located at 1650 SE Holiday Crest Drive in Waukee:
Hickman Road (Hwy 6) west of I-35/80 for 3 miles to the intersection of
156th and Hickman Road which has a Dahls and a Walgreens. Continue west
a 1/3 of a mile and turn left (south) at the SE Legacy Pointe Blvd
street sign (just past Tuffy and before Earl May). Follow it around to a
3-story building. Go around to the back. When you come in the door,
turn to your left and the comunity room is right there. The phone number
fo Legacy Pointe is 515-987-3625.
February 24 (9am - 4pm) - WHAT DO I DO WITH MY SCRAPS? #2 - Bring your
buckets of scraps and actually do something with them. Marge gave this
workshop last year and everyone had a marvelous time. Don't miss it. She
has something new.
There are only 4 openings left for this class.
JoAnn Belling www.joannbelling.com
February 25 (9am - 4pm) - WALTZING NINE PATCH - Overcome your fear of
free-hand rotary cutting. Learn about weaving, fusing, and raw-edge
blocks as you experiment with color and design. Learn how piping adds
that little extra pizzazz. Don't miss out making this FUNtastic quilt.
JoAnn states "This is the most exciting, most fun, most free and
easiest workshop I teach. Sudents learn free form cutting, color,
weaving, fusible, design, border treatment, and piping."
JoAnn will have available for sale at class: 6 1/2" batik squares, fusible, and cording.
February 25 (6pm - 9pm) - FLYING GEESE IN A BRAVE NEW WORLD - For those
who cannot attend a daytime class, here is your opportunity to learn
fast and no-waste methods. This workshop will help you easily recognize
patterns within patterns. There are only a few spaces left in
this evening class.
Darlene Zimmerman www.feedsacklady.com
March 24 (9am - 4pm) - FINISHING SCHOOL - Learn how to make, mark and
bind all sorts of edge finishes. You will make bound samples of
scalloped, notched and shaped edges, ice cream cone borders, etc. Also
learn prairie point edgings, mitered and rounded corners. Plus tips on
perfect bindings and no-lump joint.
Important Announcement!!! - Since
the waiting list for Wednesday's "Finishing School" Workshop was longer
than the number of enrollees (3) for Thursday's "Bachelor Buttons"
class. Darlene and I have decided to scratch "Bachelor Buttons" and
offer "Finishing School" both days.
Thursday, March 25 (9am - 4pm) - FINISHING SCHOOL -- see description above for the Wednesday class.
Kay M Capps Cross www.crosscutsquilting.com
April 28 (9am - 4pm) - GODDESS OF LIGHT - Kay is the Black and White
Lady who demonstrates a fun and carefree method foundation piecing.
Thursday, April 29 (9am - noon) - SLAP HAPPY - Not a workshop for the "anal-retentive".
April 29 (6pm - 9 pm) - FUN RAGGY EDGES - Another chance for you gals
who just cannot make it to daytime workshops. Kay will not allow you to
sleep through this fun filled class.
Maggie Ball www.dragonflyquilts.com
May 26 (9am - 4pm) - GATEWAY TO MONGOLIA - The olzii, or never-ending
knot, is a traditional Mongolian motif symbolizing the dynamic expanse
of the universe and the endless cycles of life and death. Learn about
another culture while making this beautiful quilt.
May 27 (9am - 4pm) - BARGELLO QUILTS WITH A TWIST - The bargello block
is a new concept with enormous potential for creating your own designs.
This strip-pieced block is easy to make and can be arranged in a great
variety of ways. You will be amazed at the possibilities.
Virginia & George Siciliano www.georgesiciliano.com
June 23 (9am - 4pm) - SIZE REALLY DOES MATTER* - In this class you will
learn the entire process for making a miniature "gem" from the design
of a block and pattern right thru to the construction process. Learn
tips that will take the guesswork out of joining patches and blocks,
without using pins.
June 24 (9am - 4 pm) - TWIRLING LOGS* -George & Virginia will show
you how to draft this wonderful 7" block, and you do not have to be an
engineer! This is not a miniature quilt block.
classes require Kit#1 which includes: (1) a seam allowance guide, (2) a
9 page booklet (for future use), and (3) the workshop pattern with all
foundations, block schematic, cutting chart and a worksheet. Cost is $15
at the time of the class.
Edyta Sitar www.laundrybasketquilts.com
July 28 (9am - 4pm) - STARS IN QUILTS This workshop features 15
different star patterns. Through these patterns students will look at
star blocks, layouts, sashings and different techniques to set stars in
July 29 (9am - 4pm) - FRIENDSHIP TRIANGLES - Have a wonderful time
exchanging fabrics through half square triangles. View 15 plus quilts
that will inspire and encourage everyone to create beautiful projects.
This workshop allows quilters to concentrate on the true meaning of
quilting which is sharing and friendship.
Vikki Pignatelli www.vikkipignatelli.com
October 27 (9am - 4 pm) - CRAZY ABOUT CURVES - Vikki's basic and most
popular class. This is a hands-on/in-depth technique using a simple
pattern. Explore her piecing/applique method of creating sharp curves
and narrow points effortlessly and with precision. This is a technique
class for all skill levels.
October 28 (9am - 4pm) - IMPROVISATIONAL CURVES - This relaxing,
impromptu approach to piecing curves offers students total freedom in
quiltmaking. Create several blocks of shapes (circles, ovals, curvy
rectangles.....) learn manipulations and how to arrange shapes into a
free-form contemporary quilt. All skill levels.