Back to School – Back to Quilting!!!
Last summer, I kind of missed out on things. My mom had quadruple bypass surgery, my cat was attacked by a coyote (but survived), my sister-in-law was in a serious cycling accident, my father was diagnosed with cancer and died a month later. Then my only uncle passed away. With all the sadness came some very, very special times that I’m not sure would have happened without the tragedy. The good with the bad. Kind of like with my quilting. Do you ever get gung ho cut, cut, cut and then realize that you’ve misread the directions? Back to the drawing board to recalculate the sizes. Usually, I end up with a totally different quilt and I’m thrilled. This fall, on every alternate Wednesday night, let’s get together and enjoy each others company while finishing, fixing or starting a new project.
We also have a wonderful new project called Golden Memories. Patricia Dear, our super duper teacher & mentor, has a truly wonderful talent of simplifying everything and giving you the confidence to complete the most intricate of quilts – no matter what your skill level.
We have new series starting called Friday Night Lites. What a great way to end the week. Friends, food and fun! I’m looking forward to hearing Kathy Dunigan read to us from an older book written by a psychiatrist about the benefits of hand work for ladies. What a hoot! Val Garnett has some very beautiful projects to share with a technique called “Flower Pounding”.
I could go on and on about the line up we have for this fall. It’s very exciting! Hope you can drop by for visit and see for yourself.
Friday Night Lites
Join your pals for a series of evenings with presentations by all-star performers!
We will cover a variety of “lite” topics to stimulate your imagination and creativity.
We are pleased to announce the following schedule:
|September 17||Kathy Dunigan||Readings|
|September 24||Ruth Brown||Japanese Fabric Folding|
|October 1||Diane Thurner||Placemats for Halloween or Christmas|
|October 8||Val Garnett||Flower Pounding|
|October 15||Rosemary Makhan||Silk Ribbon Embroidery|
|October 22||Kathy Dunigan||Readings|
|October 29||Ruth Brown||Gift Tags & Ornaments|
|November 5||Patricia Dear||Border Prints, Stripes & Mitered Corners|
|November 12||Valerie Prosser||Crayoning & Inking|
|November 26||Janet Henry||Crayoning & Inking|
|December 3||Janet Henry||Hostess Gifts|
|Time:||7 – 8:00 pm every Friday|
|Fee:||$10.00 / night (includes supplies to make one sample, if applicable)|
Tea, coffee and treats served
Fall 2010 Newsletter
Think of Me, Dear One
Second call for all aspiring ladies of Baltimore! Take the plunge and treat yourself to learning how to make all those marvelous blocks you’ve been drooling over. This incredible quilt will be unveiled at the Houston Quilt Festival 2010 when Elly Sienkiewicz’s newest book will be released. Kathy and Elly worked closely to design this setting. Many blocks were brought back from out of date publications and stitched with a new twist. Let Kathy teach you the “behind the scenes” tips and wonders of what makes these “Baltimore Album Quilts” so valuable and desirable. Month by month, block by block, these Baltimore blocks will surely bloom to your delight! Don’t miss this chance, you appliqué lovers!
|Date||4th Sunday of the month,
Sept, Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb, March
|Fee||$95.00 plus materials|
Sunshine & Shadows
It goes without saying that we all love a quilt with half square triangles. Learn a quick and easy way to make oodles of half square triangles. This quilt is a snap to finish and sooo beautiful to look at!
|Date||Tuesdays November 9, 23|
|Time||7:00 – 9:00 pm|
Mystery Stash Buster
Each month we will have two classes to complete a mystery quilt using your stash.
|Date||September 15 & 29
October 13 & 27
November 10 & 24
|Time||7:00 – 9:00 pm|
Sandwiching and Binding
This class starts where most leave off. What do you do once you have completed your quilt top? You will learn the techniques involved in preparing your quilt sandwich and then will have hands on experience in pin basting the quilt to prepare it for quilting.
|Date||Tuesday, September 28|
|Time||7:00 – 9:00 pm|
Folded Patchwork Wreath
This is a surprisingly simple technique that gives stunning results. It is also a good way to use up your stash, as every 3 1/2″ block requires a total of 5 squares of fabric!
|Date||Sunday October 3|
|Time||1:00 – 4:00 pm|
Join us for a fun class using the latest craze of Jelly Rolls.
|Oct 17||Streak of Lightning|
|Oct 31||Holiday Presents – One Square, Two Looks|
|Nov 7||Zig Zag Children’s Quilt|
|Oct 17||Four Patch Variation|
|Fee||Free with purchase of Jelly Roll Or $20.00 with your own fabric|
A unique shape and construction creates pockets on the inside and outside.
|Date||Saturday, November 6 & 13|
|Time||1:00 – 3:00 pm|
|Fee||$25.00 plus pattern & materials|
The Quilting Stitch
In this class you will transfer a traditional quilting design onto fabric and then learn how to do the “rocking” quilting stitch. Your finished piece can be made into a pillow if desired.
|Date||On request – 5 student minimum|
|Fee||$15.00/class + materials|
Wonderful Women with Fabric
Club (WWF) Karen Horne
Wednesdays 10:00 – 3:00
Sundays – check our online calendar
Quiters’ Garden Patch’s Website:
Kathy Dunigan’s Blog:
Ladies of the Night Mystery
Join us for a fun evening of stitching to make an easy pieced quilt. Be prepared to just sew, sew, sew! Pizza and snacks are included. Sewing machine required. Optional starter kit is available.
|Date||Friday Nomber 19|
|Time||7:00 pm – 1:00 am|
If you are a Daytime Diva and would like to join us for a similar mystery class from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm let us know!
Fusible Appliqué the Nancy
Nancy Halvorsen’s delightful Art to Heart designs have been captivating quilters everywhere. This class will take you through the steps of this easy fusible blanket stitch appliqué technique. Additional embellishments with hand embroidery and buttons make these designs truly unique. Make an entire quilt or choose individual designs to make into mini quilts, bags or cushions. To see Nancy’s work go towww.arttoheart.com
|Date||Tuesday Oct 19, Nov 2, 16, 30|
|Time||7:00 pm – 9:00 pm|
Party on the Block
Come On Let’s Party! This Kariepatch Design Quilt allows you to do just that. Colour is the main ingredient of this quilt that begins with a simple block and becomes something quite extraordinary.
|Date||Saturday, Sept 25 & October 23|
|Time||9:00 – 12:00 pm|
|Fee||$45.00 plus pattern & materials|
This quilt combines the variety of a sampler with the look of a log cabin quilt. Over 10 months you will piece 32 sampler blocks and then surround your blocks with a two color log cabin block. Set on the diagonal this pattern goes beyond the ordinary. Your quilt could be done with reproduction fabrics as in the class sample or a modern twist would look equally dramatic.
|Date||Every 4th Tuesday starting Sept 26|
|Time||10:30 – 1:00 pm|
|Fee||$95.00 plus pattern & materials|
Desert Nine Patch
Do you love batiks, but haven’t been sure what to do with them. This class allows you to use ten of your favourite batiks in a simple nine patch block arranged on point. Learn strip piecing and enjoy making a fast pieced but beautiful quilt.
|Date||Saturday Nov 13 & 20|
|Time||9:00 pm – Noon|
|Fee||$55.00 plus materials|
This simple scrap star within a star quilt is made from squares and half square triangles. The emphasis in this class is on the hints and techniques used to perfect your machine piecing skills. Rotary cutting and pressing hints will also be demonstrated.
|Date||Saturday Oct 2, 9, 16|
|Fee||$65.00 plus pattern & materials|
New to Quilting
Janet Henry & Ruth Brown
Learn to use the basic tools of quilting, to speak the language of fat quarters and half square triangles. We will cover the primary construction techniques of machine piecing, hand applique and foundation piecing.
|Date||8 Monday Nights|
|Time||7:00 to 9:00 pm|
|Fee||$75 plus pattern and materials|
Come Quilt with Us
Need a hand to sew or just some company? Join us on Wednesday nights for an injection of enthusiasm and motivation to get your UFO’s done!
|Date||Alternate Wednesday nights starting
|Time||7:00 to 9:00 pm|
|Fee||$10.00 / month|
Pieces of the Underground Railway
This very interesting BOM, exclusive to The Quilters’ Garden Patch, tells the story of the Underground Railway. With each pattern (6), you will receive two blocks – one pieced and one embroidered.
|Fee||$15.95 / pattern / month|
If any of these classes appeal to
you but the times don’t, please let