Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Future New Class

This new class will feature Janet's new "free-motion applique" stitch and her new way to applique. This technique was developed during the creation of the quilt "Forever Flowers" for the traveling exhibit "Alzheimers, Forgetting Piece by Piece". Check back often to see when it will become available.

Sunday, June 18, 2006


This is the quilt Alex Anderson asked me to teach on her show "Simply Quilts".
If you are fairly new to quilting or just want a quick and easy quilt project, you will love this class. Learn the fast and easy way of piecing triangles. Many tips and techniques taught during class. Before you know it you will be dancing the "LaChocolada" too!
Full Day Class Great for beginners and all levels.  Posted by Picasa

Artsy Fartsy Quilter's Snip & Toss

Create a fabulously amazing, astonishing, marvelously extravagant, outrageously prodigious....Oh...and did I mention wickedly practical.........Quilter's Snip & Toss Caddy !!
This cleaver little caddy keeps your tools handy as well as providing a pin cushion and scrap badket. While in public, you need never allow yourself to be caught snipping and tossing into a "common" brown paper bag, ever again! We'll embellish with threads, beads, sequins, ribbons and anything else you can imagine.
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Funky Fish

Ready for a tropical vacation? Imagine the warm sea breeze in your hair, cool sand underfoot and steel drums playing in the background as you learn a new way to machine applique while creating this Funky Fish wall quilt. You can capture a single specimen or an entire school to make a full size quilt! Learn Janet's new free-motion applique that is as fun as it is easy. As an added bonus your will improve your free motion quilting. Machine beading, hand beading and more are also taught during class. All levels. Full or Half-Day Class. Posted by Picasa
Here is a students example of Blueberries in a much larger size! It's so beautiful it takes your breath away.
Blueberries and White Chocolate

All teachers have their favorite class and this is mine. One of the reasons is the quilt itself, I love it!
This class is fast paced because of the various techniques students learn. One of the most important techniques is learning to put lines on any size quilt that perfectly match each other. If you hate to see the words "see quilt for placement" in a pattern and no instructions this is the class for you. No longer will you struggle, it's a piece of cake! Some of the other techniques covered in class, small intricate paper piecing, beading, fusible applique and more.
Make this quilt in any color, not just blues. Full or Multi-Day Class. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Chocolate Ripple

Learn to make this wonderful ripple border without cutting triangles. 2 different blocks complete the center of this quilt using fast piecing techniques. A wonderful class for all levels with basic rotary and machine sewing experience.
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