Machine Embroidery and Piecing (2 sessions)
Saturday October 28 10:30 to 4p
and Saturday December 9, 1-4
Class Fee:  $75
Instructor:  Linda Bryant

Do you like the “ Shabby Chic” look?  Here is a wall hanging, bed runner or cute throw to show off your favorite colors.  This class will teach you how to use the precise positioning features on your embroidery machine.  The finished project incorporates patchwork, machine embroidery and traditional quilting.  You can make one, two, or three rows of embroidered lacy flowers with candle wicking accents.  Add sashing, patchwork rows and borders and you’ll have a beautiful finished quilt.

Machine Binding 101
Wednesday November 1, 1-4p
Class Fee: $35
Instructor:  Erica Ransom

Learn the basics of machine binding.  This class will focus on "straight" binding and you will be sewing the binding by machine.  Great techniques for the perfect machine binding.  You will be making a reference sample sandwich and will not be attaching to an actual quilt.

Duffel Bag
Wednesday Nov 8, 10:30 to 3:30p, and 
Wednesday Nov 15, 10:30 to 3:30p  (2 sessions)
Class Fee: $55
Instructor:  Martha Hannah

You can make a beautiful quilted weekend bag that rivals a popular designer!  Using a pattern book by Cindy Taylor Oates, this class will be conducted over two days so that you can complete this project after attending both classes.  

On the first class, we will cut and quilt the fabric for the bag and pockets. 

In the second class,  we will construct the bag with pockets and the zipper closure. 

Edge to Edge Quilting in the Hoop
Friday Nov 10, 11-4
Class Fee:  $45
Instructor:  Linda Bryant

Do you need to get your quilt done and don’t have time to get it to your favorite longarm quilter?  Well, this class will help you solve that problem.  You will learn an Easy –Connect quilting technique for edge-to-edge quilting using your home embroidery machine.  The class will cover all the steps you need to know from making a template, stabilizing the hoop, preparing your quilt for stitching and finally stitching the design on your quilt.

T shirt Quilt                      (Night Class)
Tuesday November 14, 21,28, 6-8:30p
Class Fee:  $75
Instructor:  Erica Ransom

Gather your T-shirts and make a one of a kind quilt.  We will go over the basics of T-shirt quilt making and different layouts from simple to more creative.  Please note this is NOT a beginner's class. You must have a working knowledge of accurate rotary cutting, measuring with rulers, 1/4 inch seams, pressing and squaring up. And a little math to make your T shirt pieces fit is also helpful!

Fusion Tablerunner
Thursday November 16, 10:30-3:30p
Class Fee:  $45
Instructor:  Martha Hannah

In this class, we will construct this lovely table runner.  The sample in the Quilter’s Loft was made with fall color fabrics that I thought would be great on your Thanksgiving table, but choose any fabric for any occasion that you prefer. This class will help you develop for skills for precise cutting and accurate ¼ seams.  In making this runner myself, I developed a trick for matching angles and corners that will save you from a lot of ripping out and starting over.  In order to make this runner look like the sample in the book, you will need to do some very precise sewing.  This runner, I thought, was more challenging to make than I first perceived.   You may choose to use precut charm squares or yardage.  Depending on your skills, you may or may not be able to finish the top of your runner.  You might consider having your batting and backing in the event that you are able to sandwich your layers and start quilting before class is over.  

Little House on the Hill
Thursday Nov 30, 10:30-4p
Class Fee: $55
Instructor:  Susan Edmonson

This tiny little house is a work of art!  It’s all about embellishing using vintage and hand dyed fabrics with hand embroidery.  Susan will walk you through each step of one of her newest 3-D creations using fun and funky techniques!  We will be using several different types of fabrics, such as hand dyed Cheesecloth, Silk/Rayon Velvet, Osnaburg and more!  There is nothing more fun than stitching and creating your own little world atop a hill of fabrics and threads!  There will be several options of houses, such as a winter house, a Tiki Hut for the beach, one with lots of flowers and more!  It’s a tiny piece but so beautiful! 

Modern Dresden
Wed Dec 6, 11-4
Class Fee: $45
Instructor:  Linda Bryant

Let’s have some fun – shading colors and taking a step forward in your paper piecing skills.  In this class you will learn more about the use of value and shading that will help add sparkle to this and other quilts you may make.  Students should have some previous paper piecing experience.  This is a confident beginners class.  $3.00 fee for paper foundation pieces.

Morning Glory
Thursday Dec 7, 10:30-4p
Class Fee:  $55
Instructor:  Susan Edmonson

Class description coming soon.

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