This year we are tackling new skills with a variety of piecing and applique techniques. Each month for 12 months you will make a new set of blocks for your quilt and learn new techniques. Some of the techniques we will explore include: half square triangles, strip piecing, applique, partial seams, dresdens, and sewing curves. This quilt finishes at 60×72″. This class is appropriate for both new and experienced quilters. We are offering both in-person and virtual sessions; click the Upcoming Dates tab (above) to see all class options.
Cost: $300 course fee includes instruction and custom pattern. An incredible value ($25 per class) for all of the techniques we’ll cover, custom quilt pattern, video tutorials, and more.
Prerequisite: This class assumes that you’ve completed our Quilting 101 course or have similar skills
2022: Class meets monthly, please choose the Thursday AM/PM or the Sunday 2pm session.
Thursdays in person starting in February:
AM meets 10am-12pm
PM meet 7pm-9pm
- 2/3, 3/3, 4/7, 5/4 (Wednesday), 6/2, 7/7, 8/4, 9/1, 10/6, 11/3, 12/1, 1/5/23
Sundays online starting in February:
- 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, 6/6, 7/10, 8/7, 9/11, 10/2, 11/6, 12/5, 1/8/23
Why are the virtual sessions shorter than the in-person sessions? Great question. When a class meets in-person, you have to cart your machine in, set it up, and break it back down at the end of class. We account for this in the class time. Students receive a demo from the instructor and then spend the remaining time cutting fabric and sewing their block.
When the class meets virtually, you’re already at home and set-up. There is a live demo (we also provide instruction in the form of a video so you can rewatch it a million times, if needed) and the remaining class time is used for questions, sewing, socialization, and sharing work that you’ve sewn on the quilt thus far. Most students complete a block in the virtual session if they’ve cut it ahead of time.
If you’d like to be notified when the 2023 class is added to our calendar, please complete this form. For questions, email us at [email protected] with BOM in the subject line.
Your sewing machine, thread, basic sewing kit and the items listed below
- 1/4″ foot for your machine (highly recommended)
- neutral colored thread for piecing
- coordinating thread for topstitching
- 1/4 yard light weight fusible interfacing
- marking tool with a fine tip (Frixion pen, water erasable marker, ceramic pencil)
- 6.5” square quilting ruler (recommended)
- 12.5″ square quilting ruler (recommended)
- template plastic (optional)
- starch (recommended)
- stiletto or chopstick (optional)
- printer for printing templates & foundations (recommended)
Orchid 3/4 yard
Ballet Slipper 2.75 yards
Corn Yellow 2/3 yard
Amber 1/2 yard
Bright Idea 2/3 yard
Wasabi 3.5 yards
Pickle 1 yard
** These measurements are approximate and should be used as a guideline. Your totals may vary if you plan on using a different fabric placement in your quilt. Follow the links for the original fabrics from Stash Fabrics.