Supply List

Pieceful Star

6 hour workshop

Learn to strip piece a simple design, then cut repeating diamonds from it to get a modern twist on the lone star pattern with much less effort. The center star finishes 31”

(some pre-cutting instructions will be included with the supply list for those ambitious students who like to get a lot accomplished in class)

Supply List

  1. Sewing machine
  2. Basic sewing supplies (thread, pins, paper & fabric scissors, ripper, name tag, etc.)
  3. Rotary cutter, mat and ruler (6” x 24”)
  4. Fabric – 100% cotton fabric, prewashed and pressed with spray starch or sizing
      1. 3/4 yard each of a medium, dark, and multicolor print for the star
      2. 1 yard light background
      3. 1 yard of outer border (we probably won’t get to this in class, so it can be purchased later)

    Cutting  – Cut each strip from selvedge to selvedge. Pre-cutting these strips will allow everyone to accomplish more in class. If you’re unable to cut ahead of time, that’s no problem. Cutting in class is ok too.

    Cut six 2 ½” strips from the medium value fabric
    Cut six 2 ½” strips from the dark value fabric
    Cut six 2 ½” strips from the multicolor print fabric

    Any questions?


    Repliqué Coneflowers

    3 hour workshop

    Using her book Repliqué Quilts: Applique Designs from Favorite Photos, Chris shows how to create treasured heirlooms by using machine appliqué with enlarged photocopies.

    Supply List

    1. Sewing machine with adjustable stitch width & length (darning & satin stitch feet)
    2. Basic sewing supplies (pins, paper & fabric scissors, ripper, name tag, etc.)
    3. Thread in a variety of colors to match fabrics & at least 3 bobbins
    4. Scotch tape & pencil
    5. Embroidery scissors (must have a sharp point)
    6. Fabric (these amounts are approximate)
      1. 14” square sky
      2. 8” square each dark purple (under petals), pink (petals), and two different greens (stem and leaves), 6” square brown (centers).
    7. Optional: A variegated thread in browns & golds for embroidered spikes on flower centers.

    Any questions?


    Architectural Repliqué

    6 hour workshop

    In the first half of class everyone will begin a sample block to learn the basic technique without the pressure to be perfect. It’s also a great place to audition fabrics for the “real” quilt. During the second half of class I’ll work individually with each student to determine the order of stitching and fabric choices for their special picture. A photograph is necessary, an enlargement is helpful, but not essential.

    Supply List

    1. Sewing machine with adjustable stitch width & length (darning & satin stitch feet).
    2. Basic sewing supplies (pins, paper & fabric scissors, ripper, name tag, etc.)
    3. Thread in a variety of colors to match fabrics & at least 3 bobbins
    4. Scotch tape & pencil
    5. Embroidery scissors (must have a sharp point)
    6. Clear color photograph of building to be appliquéd
    7. Copy machine enlargement of photograph (optional)
    8. Fabric for sample block:
      1. 8″ x 12″ piece of sky
      2. Scraps for trees, grass, bushes, roof, siding or brick, insides of windows, trim, etc. (this sample block is a good place to audition fabrics you think will work in your own home quilt)

    Any questions?


    Beyond Meandering

    3 or 6 hour workshops

    A free motion quilting class that focuses on enjoying the quilting process.

    Supply List

    1. Sewing Machine – in good working order; feed dogs must be able to be dropped or covered; bring the manual, all accessories and a few extra bobbins.
    2. Darning/free motion foot for machine.
    3. Basic sewing supplies (scissors, pins, name tag, etc.)
    4. Marking Tools – pencil or blue washout markers will work for class.
    5. Free Motion Quilting Gloves (optional)
    6. Thread – good quality in at least two contrasting colors for the top and bobbin – this helps with tension adjustment.
    7. Five sample quilt sandwiches: a sample sandwich consists of two 18″ squares of muslin layered with a square of thin, flat batting and held together with safety pins or basting spray.
    8. A brainstorming project (for 6 hour workshop only) – Bring in a top and learn lots of options for quilting it as we gather around the table and discuss design options & placement. We can learn so much from each other.

    Any questions?


    Threaded Borders

    3 hour workshop

    Supply List

    1. Sewing Machine – in good working order; feed dogs must be able to be dropped or covered; bring the manual, all accessories and a few extra bobbins. Darning/free motion foot for machine.
    2. Basic sewing supplies (scissors, pins, name tag, etc.)
    3. Marking Tools – pencil or blue washout markers will work for class.
    4. Free Motion Quilting Gloves (optional)
    5. Thread – good quality in at least two contrasting colors for the top and bobbin – this helps with tension adjustment.
    6. Gloves for free motion quilting (opt).
    7. Five Sample Sandwiches – Each sandwich should consist of two 18″ squares of quality muslin layered with a square of thin, flat batting, held together with safety pins or basting spray.

    Any questions?


    Where Do I Start With Fiber Art?

    6 hour workshop

    This workshop is intended to be an adventure in creativity.  The student will not make a project exactly like my sample, but rather will be given a variety of techniques which will set free the playful, inner child.

    Bring a sense of adventure; a love of fabric and color, your imagination, plus . . . .

    Supply List

    1. Iron and ironing surface (one set for every four students)
    2. Teflon™ pressing sheet or parchment paper
    3. Rotary cutter, mat and ruler (6”x24” and 6”x6” are my favorites)
    4. Fabric and paper scissors
    5. Tweezers
    6. 1/2 yard Fusible web – Choose one of these three: Wonder Under, Heat & Bond Lite, or Steam a Seam Lite
    7. Fabric: At least ten fat qtrs. (18″x22″) of 100% cotton fabrics (not all will be used). Quilt artists are limited only by their imagination and the fabric pallet available. Don’t overthink or worry about your choices. Include large prints, hand dyes or batiks and anything that makes your heart sing (it is helpful if these fabrics, or at least pairs of them, are fun together).
    8. Sheer fabrics, trims, yarns and embellishments (bring what you have and we’ll share)

    Any questions?


    Compass Capers

    6 hour workshop

    Draft a traditional Mariner’s Compass using only a pencil and ruler, then sew directly on the pattern using foundation piecing techniques and NO TEMPLATES! Compasses can be made any shape and any size once the technique is learned.

    Supply List

    1. Basic Sewing Supplies (pins, paper & fabric scissors, ripper, name tag, etc.)
    2. Sewing machine
    3. Bring one of the following: small iron & ironing surface,  wooden finger iron, or small wall paper seam roller
    4. Rotary cutter, mat and ruler (6″x24″)
    5. Add-a-quarter ruler (optional)
    6. Mechanical pencil
    7. Color pencils
    8. Transparant tape
    9. Fabric:
      1. 1 yard “border” – this is the fabric the compass will be placed on. A multicolor print works well here.
      2. 1/2 yard light background (behind points)
      3. 1/4 yard each of a light and dark value of three different colors (6 fabrics total). These fabrics will make up the points of the compass. The light and dark value of each of the colors gives the points a 3-dimensional look. Pull these colors from the multicolor border fabric.

    I will provide paper for drafting the compass.

    Any questions?


    Seminole Sampler

    3 hour workshop

    Simple strip piecing, cross-cutting and diagonal re-sewing can add a border that takes your quilt from fine to fantastic. Samples of a number of different Seminole patterns will be made to keep as a reference for future projects.

    Supply List

    1. Basic Sewing Supplies (pins,fabric scissors, ripper, name tag, etc.)
    2. Sewing machine (bring instruction manual and all feet)
    3. June Tailor Shape Cut™ ruler (optional)
    4. Rotary cutter, mat and ruler (6″x12″ or close to that size)
    5. Thread in a neutral color
    6. A kit will be provided at a cost of $15/student. The kit will include all the fabric necessary to make 5 different border samples

Any questions?