Upcoming 2010 WorkshopsThe
supply lists for April and May workshops will be available at
the April meeting. Also the supply lists are now posted on our
website. See the links on the side bar of this newsletter.
Please sign up for the April and May classes now.
You may mail your workshop registration to Peggy Kirk. Her address is on the registration form. If you have any questions, please contact Peggy via email at email@example.com
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 community room is right there. The phone
number for Legacy Pointe is 515-987-3625.
Kay M Capps Cross www.crosscutsquilting.com
Kay's thoughts about foundation piecing
piecing gives me hives.........I abhor ripping out those pieces of
paper, shortening my stitch length and having stress while stitching. However,
the sharp angles and crisp lines that are possible with paper piecing
are intriguing. My design sensibility is angular and asymmetrical, and
those qualities are certainly possible to achieve with paper piecing. But is it the only way? Of course not! No-stress
foundation piecing is simple and fun and yields terrific results.Any
paper piecing pattern out there can be done with this method.
.....I want you to enjoy foundation piecing as much as I do. It opens up incredible design and quilting opportunities that we shouldn't miss!
Wednesday, April 28 (9am - 4pm) -- CONTRAST IN THE PINES (using Pole Pines) -- Using
only black and white, we will look at the importance of contrast in
simple yet effective pieces while we learn how to foundation piece with
no stress! Kay will teach
you her easy and fun method for no stress foundation piecing and cover
ways to deal with "opportunities" that arise while creating our blocks. (Mistake is not a part of Kay's vocabulary! Leave your seam ripper at home!!)
We will play with various fabric combinations and evaluate our fabric choices during class. We will piece some blocks (or work toward completion) of our actual pines quilt.
Thursday, April 29 (9am - noon) -- SLAP HAPPY
This fun and wacky quilt was designed by Kay to clean out her studio. She
was attempting to shrink her Christmas Novelty stash.It can be made in
red, white, and blue, black n' white and red...you name it---it will
look great in this quilt! This
is an absolutely no stress, no headache foundation pieced quilt. You
can use new yardage or scraps -- you just slap and go (and count) and
you will have a fabulous quilt.
Thursday, April 29 (6pm - 9 pm) EVENING CLASS -- FUN RAGGY EDGES -- This scrappy, raggedy quilt was designed as a tribute to Kay's friend Dorothy. It is a cuddly and fun quilt. The piecing and cutting are no stress - raw edge and freehand circles. It doesn't get any easier than that! This quilt is great in summer colors, Christmas colors, the dark and dirties, brights, or anything you can imagine! Pull out your stash and get creative!
Maggie Ball www.dragonflyquilts.com
Wednesday, 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
Thursday, 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
Virginia & George Siciliano www.georgesiciliano.com
Wednesday, 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.
Thursday, 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
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
Wednesday, 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 quilts.
Thursday, 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
Vikki Pignatelli www.vikkipignatelli.com
Wednesday, 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.
Thursday, 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.