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Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009
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2019 Spring Classes Information


The Spring 2017 schedule is done! We may make a few changes here and there and we may add a class or two. Please feel free to sign up now--and if you are interested in any class, but aren't sure, please just tell us and make sure we put your name down anyway. That will help me prepare better for upcoming classes. And I'm serious about telling us--or me in particular--to write your name down--I forget to do that & then I never know who is coming to class. You'll be doing me a favor by helping me stay on track. :) Some special notes about the classes: We are doing several quilts that teach new techniques. I especially encourage all of my beginning quilting students to learn new techniques, and for those of us who have been quilting for awhile, change it up, make something new & different. Use a new tool, work with different fabrics, try different techniques. Quilts that have new or different techniques include: Strippy Quilt, One Block Wonder Panel quilt, French Braid quilt, Hunter's Star, Cardinal Waltz, and the Spider Web quilt. We are also doing several applique quilts--the easy way: fused. So you will learn machine applique techniques in these classes: Floral Menagerie, Baltimore Woods, and Great Pumpkin. We offer hand work in the English Paper Piecing Club--come sit, stitch & watch small pieces turn into beautiful quilts. We are also doing wool applique in the Embroidery Club this year. We will explore wools, threads, flannels, and embroidery as we sit & stitch our quilt together. For easy quilts that fall into the "get r' done" category (for all skill levels including beginner) we have the classic Take 5 quilt offered on Presidents' Day, Rain Stick quilt and Scrappy Churn Dash.




CLASSES

Hand Applique/Back Basting TBA Sandra Freeburg $25 Watch the calendar or call for dates

Back basting is a template free method of needle turn applique. No slippery freezer paper or chalked lines on top that never seem to get turned under quite right. This method is especially great for traveling, because your pieces will be basted onto your background -- no need for pins to get in the way. This class is great for beginners and all levels of appliquers. Don't let hand applique frustrate you. It's really easy and relaxing!

Hand Quilting TBA Sandra Freeburg $25 Watch the calendar or call for dates

Hand quilting is an art that should not be lost. By the end of Sandra's class you will be hand quilting with confidence. Everyone has at least one special quilt that calls out for hand quilting. And there is nothing better than the feel of a hand quilted quilt. Do yourself a favor and learn this art that connects us to our past -- our mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers.

Spoon Quilting TBA Sandra Freeburg $25 Watch the calendar or call for dates

No more sore fingers! Learn to Spoon Quilt, with a special spoon quilting tool. This tool helps you keep your stitches tiny and even without pricking your finger. Need to have basic quilting skills (rocking motion quilting).


May Classes and Special Events

Block of the Month First Sat of month 10:30-11:15 FREE Barb Boyer

Join at any time. You get a free fat quarter if you come to class with the previous month's completed block. This year we're making a "modern" quilt. Something new, something different. I will provide some other options as we explore the modern quilt world.

English Paper Piecing Club 4th (or last) Mondays 2-4 Barb Boyer $20

English paper piecing dates back to the early 1800s. It is a hand sewing method that uses paper templates to help sew complex angles together, like hexagons. Any number of different designs can be made, including Grandmother's Flower Garden-this is the pattern I am STILL doing this year. Several patterns will be available, including traditional Flower Garden and the Downton Abbey free pattern.

Floral Menagerie 1st Saturday of Month thru June, 1-4 Barb Boyer free with purchase of kit

This adorable, bright & sparkling quilt is a snap to do. The quilt is kitted and the class works as follows: Buy the first installment for $123, which contains all of thebackground fabric, the pattern and the first 2 blocks. Then every month, for $16 you will get the fabric for the next 2 blocks. During class, you will have time to cut and piece your blocks-you may even get them done! I will also teach how to do the machine applique on the animals. We have 5 kits left-these kits will not be on the Customer Appreciation Sale.

Hand Embroidery Club 2nd Sat. of the month, 10-noon FREE Kathy Sconce

If you want to learn to hand embroider or just brush up your technique, join us on the second Saturday of the month from 10 to noon. You can work on your own projects or you can join the project we are doing. This year we are following a purchased pattern called My Crazy Life. It is wool appliques on flannel backgrounds. Then we will explore a variety of embroidery stitches to embellish each block-4 six inch blocks per month (or whatever you choose to do), for a total of 48 blocks. Each month Kathy Sconce shows us a new stitch to try, plus, she guides us through thread choices, how to knot, fabrics to use, and tracing techniques. We will also discuss wool, felted wool, wool felt, various threads for embroidery, various techniques for the wool applique and setting options for the quilt.

Hunter Star, the easy way May 19 10:30-4 Barb Boyer $20 (Watch this date, it may have to change)

The Hunter looks complicated, but with the fast & easy tool, it's a snap. We are getting beautiful collections that I bought specifically for this class. If you are looking to learn a new technique, this is a great quilt for that.

Knit Pickers' Club 2nd Wed of each month, 6-8:30 Carol Moler

Every second Thursday, we're getting together to practice our knitting. The Club is open to all skill levels. We want to share what we've learned, find new patterns, and simply just sit and knit. We're currently working on some felting projects, but we're planning on heading into fingerless mittens, mittens, and socks. We are discussing trying to do a group project-meaning everyone does the same pattern. Each month we will learn a different pattern, make it into a square and eventually put all the squares into one project-afghan, scarf, bag, etc.

Monthly Minis First Saturday of the Month, Feb-Dec. 4-6 FREE

This year we are going to do the Great Pumpkin Quilt, a purchased pattern. It will start in February because we are still finishing last year's Holiday Houses in January. Starting in February we will work on the Great Pumpkin quilt. We will plan to do 2 blocks a month, and do the top banner section over two months. In class we will discuss use of color in the backgrounds and pumpkins. We will also discuss and learn various machine applique techniques to use on the blocks.

One Block Wonder Panel Quilt Sat April 28 & May 12 & 26 see calendar for times $30 Sue Frerich

For all of you who missed the class before, you don't want to miss this class-we won't have it on the schedule again for awhile. The technique is called One Block Wonder and you need 7 panels for the quilt. Sue used a beautiful eagle print (keep your fingers crossed, we may be able to get 1 bolt). But we have lots of interesting panels that would make a fantastic One Block Wonder Panel Quilt. (I'm looking at the Star Wars panels....). The technique used is similar to a Stack & Whack quilt, but the difference is in how it is sewn together. This is truly a stunning quilt. You don't want to miss this class!


June Classes and Special Events

Block of the Month First Sat of month 10:30-11:15 FREE Barb Boyer

Join at any time. You get a free fat quarter if you come to class with the previous month's completed block. This year we're making a "modern" quilt. Something new, something different. I will provide some other options as we explore the modern quilt world.

English Paper Piecing Club 4th (or last) Mondays 2-4 Barb Boyer $20

English paper piecing dates back to the early 1800s. It is a hand sewing method that uses paper templates to help sew complex angles together, like hexagons. Any number of different designs can be made, including Grandmother's Flower Garden-this is the pattern I am STILL doing this year. Several patterns will be available, including traditional Flower Garden and the Downton Abbey free pattern.

Floral Menagerie 1st Saturday of Month thru June, 1-4 Barb Boyer free with purchase of kit

This adorable, bright & sparkling quilt is a snap to do. The quilt is kitted and the class works as follows: Buy the first installment for $123, which contains all of thebackground fabric, the pattern and the first 2 blocks. Then every month, for $16 you will get the fabric for the next 2 blocks. During class, you will have time to cut and piece your blocks-you may even get them done! I will also teach how to do the machine applique on the animals. We have 5 kits left-these kits will not be on the Customer Appreciation Sale.

Hand Embroidery Club 2nd Sat. of the month, 10-noon FREE Kathy Sconce

If you want to learn to hand embroider or just brush up your technique, join us on the second Saturday of the month from 10 to noon. You can work on your own projects or you can join the project we are doing. This year we are following a purchased pattern called My Crazy Life. It is wool appliques on flannel backgrounds. Then we will explore a variety of embroidery stitches to embellish each block-4 six inch blocks per month (or whatever you choose to do), for a total of 48 blocks. Each month Kathy Sconce shows us a new stitch to try, plus, she guides us through thread choices, how to knot, fabrics to use, and tracing techniques. We will also discuss wool, felted wool, wool felt, various threads for embroidery, various techniques for the wool applique and setting options for the quilt.

Knit Pickers' Club 2nd Wed of each month, 6-8:30 Carol Moler

Every second Thursday, we're getting together to practice our knitting. The Club is open to all skill levels. We want to share what we've learned, find new patterns, and simply just sit and knit. We're currently working on some felting projects, but we're planning on heading into fingerless mittens, mittens, and socks. We are discussing trying to do a group project-meaning everyone does the same pattern. Each month we will learn a different pattern, make it into a square and eventually put all the squares into one project-afghan, scarf, bag, etc.

Monthly Minis First Saturday of the Month, Feb-Dec. 4-6 FREE

This year we are going to do the Great Pumpkin Quilt, a purchased pattern. It will start in February because we are still finishing last year's Holiday Houses in January. Starting in February we will work on the Great Pumpkin quilt. We will plan to do 2 blocks a month, and do the top banner section over two months. In class we will discuss use of color in the backgrounds and pumpkins. We will also discuss and learn various machine applique techniques to use on the blocks.


CLUBS

HAND EMBROIDERY CLUB-FREE!
If you want to learn to hand embroider or just brush up your technique, join us on the second Saturday of the month from 10 to noon. You can work on your own projects or you can join the project we are doing. This year we are following a purchased pattern called My Crazy Life. It is wool appliques on flannel backgrounds. Then we will explore a variety of embroidery stitches to embellish each block-4 six inch blocks per month (or whatever you choose to do), for a total of 48 blocks. Each month Kathy Sconce shows us a new stitch to try, plus, she guides us through thread choices, how to knot, fabrics to use, and tracing techniques. We will also discuss wool, felted wool, wool felt, various threads for embroidery, various techniques for the wool applique and setting options for the quilt.


Knit Pickers' Club FREE!
This is another get-together class to sit & knit, work on our projects, share information and get some help. We will share techniques, suggest patterns, but mainly we'll sit & knit (or pick). We are discussing trying to do a group project-meaning everyone does the same pattern. Each month we will learn a different pattern, make it into a square and eventually put all the squares into one project-afghan, scarf, bag, etc.

Block of the Month Club FREE!
First Saturday of the Month, 10:30-11:15. Join at any time. You get a free fat quarter if you come to class with the previous month's completed block. This year we're making a "modern" quilt. Something new, something different. I will provide some other options as we explore the modern quilt world.

English Paper Piecing Club FREE!
4th (or last) Mondays 2-4 English paper piecing dates back to the early 1800s. It is a hand sewing method that uses paper templates to help sew complex angles together, like hexagons. Any number of different designs can be made, including Grandmother's Flower Garden-this is the pattern I am STILL doing this year. Several patterns will be available, including traditional Flower Garden and the Downton Abbey free pattern.

Monthly Mini Club FREE!
First Saturday of the Month from 4-6.
This year we are going to do the Great Pumpkin Quilt, a purchased pattern. It will start in February because we are still finishing last year's Holiday Houses in January. Starting in February we will work on the Great Pumpkin quilt. We will plan to do 2 blocks a month, and do the top banner section over two months. In class we will discuss use of color in the backgrounds and pumpkins. We will also discuss and learn various machine applique techniques to use on the blocks.

Toad Toters Club
On full moon days (as noted in the calendar) you will get 20% off all purchases (not otherwise discounted) that you can fit in your bag. You must bring your bag to participate. On Blue Moon days (we have 2, January & March), Toad Toters will get a special treat. Stay tuned.


Full Moon Days:

January 1 (but we're closed) & 31 (BM), March 1 & March 31 (BM), April 29, May 29

Color of the Month

January purple; February red; March blue; April yellow; May neutrals.


Discount Policy

We will honor only one discount -- whichever is largest. You can't combine a 10% with a 25% discount to get a 35% discount. On this we can't be bribed.