A House for Every Season: Color with Scraps, #27506
Who doesn't love house blocks and experimenting with color? This fun pattern lets you use up a LOT of scraps and learn about the three aspects of color – hue, value, and intensity. Join Julia and learn how to use color to create houses that reflect the seasons – Spring becoming Summer, then Fall and Winter, and the cycle begins again! You will have so much fun finding cute little novelty scraps to put in the doorways. Size of the finished quilt is 48" x 68".
Beginning Free-Motion Quilting, #28521
Join Julia and learn to free-motion quilt on a domestic sewing machine in a fun, supportive, and encouraging environment. This class is great for beginners or those that need a refresher on the basics. Techniques you will learn in class include setting up the machine, preparing the quilt, the how-to of the quilting, lots of designs and practice, how to deal with a large quilt, and how to overcome common problems.
Color Exploration with Julia Graves, #21809
In this lecture Julia will discuss how to select beautiful color combinations for your quilts and provide tips on how to fix color combinations that just don’t seem to be working. A slide show and trunk show illustrating classic color combinations and fascinating color illusions will be included in this lecture. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.
Creative Collage Scrap Quilt, #28522
Create a quick and easy raw-edge collage quilt in your choice of size that features bits and pieces of focus fabric surrounded by a supporting cast of scraps or precuts. In this class, you will lay out your fabric pieces directly on batting, layer with backing, and stitch the scraps down at the same time as you free-motion quilt the sandwich. No piecing is involved. You can make this entire quilt in just a few hours and bust that scrap stash at the same time! The true value of this class is that you will learn the color secrets to combining scraps to create a cohesive whole.
Intro to Custom Quilting, #28529
Custom quilting follows the piecing, but it doesn’t have to be hard or take a long time! Bring your free-motion quilting skills and join Julia to learn custom quilting. Take your quilting up a notch and learn how to select and quickly stitch custom designs for your blocks, sashing, and borders that will bring out the beauty of your quilt top. You will be working on home machines in class, but this is also appropriate for longarm machine quilters.
Water Rippling: Create Shimmering Triangles, #27103t
Make this gorgeous quilt that gives the effect of water rippling in a stream. This is the perfect pattern to showcase beautiful fabric, especially large scale prints. You will achieve the shimmer by applying easy to understand color and value concepts that you can also use to enhance all your future quilts! This quilt looks complicated, but it is actually quite easy to construct. Along with this, you will also learn a quick piecing method for half-square triangles with perfect points. By the end of class, you should have a design layout for your fabrics, completed several blocks, and understand how to complete your quilt on your own. Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.