Instructor

Holte, Ann
Ann Holte is an accomplished author, pattern designer, and quilting instructor based in Hummelstown, PA. Her books include Making the Lancaster Diamond Sampler and she co-authored Quilts of Valor: A Fifty State Salute. Visit annholtequilting.com for a glimpse into Ann's quilting expertise and upcoming projects.

Instructor Workshops

Block-at-a-Time Quilting (BAT), #548523

Quilting/Finishing-DOMESTIC MACHINE
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Integrity B
Holte, Ann
All Levels
$70

Quilting a bed-sized quilt on a home sewing machine is a challenge - but not with Ann’s special technique for joining blocks or strips to make a completely finished quilt on your home machine. Learn the Block-at-a-Time quilting technique (as opposed to learning a specific piecing technique or block pattern) while making a table runner that can be finished in class. In this workshop, you will learn all the steps needed to complete an entire quilt on your home machine. Add this important skill to your quilting toolbox for when you want to finish the entire quilt and bypass the expense of longarming. You will also learn to adapt patterns to use this technique.

annholtequilting.com

PFAFF

Circle Star by Machine, #547502

Piecing
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Inspire
Holte, Ann
All Levels
$70

This block is from an early 1900s quilt, but it translates perfectly to today’s quilt world. With its curves, points, and octagons, it forms two wonderful secondary designs. The parts can be rearranged to make different designs. And it can be pieced by machine with the accompanying templates. In this workshop, you will learn to cut and piece this fascinating Circle Star block and to create other designs with the templates. The template set and carrying case are available for purchase in class and include a free pattern with the EQ8 file for individual color planning.

annholtequilting.com

Janome

Happily Scrappily with Diamonds, #547505

Piecing
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Inspire
Holte, Ann
All Levels
$70

Discover the 65/115 degree Lancaster Diamond. This unique shape was designed in the 1860s by a couple of teenage girls, but was never seen outside a small area of Pennsylvania until a few years ago. This shape it adaptable, so it can be used in endless designs. You will receive the pattern to work on in class in addition to worksheets for assorted designs. Bring lots of scraps! You will be cutting pieces in the size range of (10" x 10"), (5" x 5"), (4" x 6"), and assorted strips and squares. Think of this technique as a collage made from diamond shapes.

annholtequilting.com

Janome

Making the Lancaster Diamond Sampler, #547101t

Piecing
Thursday, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Integrity A
Holte, Ann
All Levels
$110

Discover the 65/115 degree Lancaster Diamond. This unique shape was designed in the 1860s by a couple of teenage girls, but was never seen outside a small area of Pennsylvania until a few years ago. This shape it adaptable, so it can be used in endless designs. You will receive the pattern to work on in class in addition to worksheets for assorted designs.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

annholtequilting.com

Janome

Quilts for a Cause, #541806

Lectures
Friday, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Mezzanine
Holte, Ann
All Levels
$15

Women in the U.S. couldn’t vote until the passage of the 19th amendment in 1920. Before that, women often expressed moral, religious, and political opinions in their quilts. Ann will discuss some of the opinions expressed on such issues as Temperance, Abolition, Suffrage, Health, and Military Actions. We still express ourselves through our quilts supporting of various community service projects. Ann is a member of the Quilts of Valor organization and co-author of two of their books. She will also discuss this project, which has awarded over 300,000 quilts to veterans “touched by war.”

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The Railroad Quilt, #547501

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Inspire
Holte, Ann
All Levels
$70

We are always looking for ways to use up scraps. This quilt is a fun way to use not only your scraps, but other people’s scraps! Bring your scraps to the workshop and dump them into a pile to share with the group. Learn a quick way to make the railroad tracks and receive a pattern for making the entire quilt. This is a fun workshop and you will enjoy swapping scraps and getting to know your classmates. You will receive a pattern as part of the class.

annholtequilting.com

Janome

Block-at-a-Time Quilting (BAT), #548523

Holte, Ann
Friday
Integrity B

Quilting a bed-sized quilt on a home sewing machine is a challenge - but not with Ann’s special technique for joining blocks or strips to make a completely finished quilt on your home machine. Learn the Block-at-a-Time quilting technique (as opposed to learning a specific piecing technique or block pattern) while making a table runner that can be finished in class. In this workshop, you will learn all the steps needed to complete an entire quilt on your home machine. Add this important skill to your quilting toolbox for when you want to finish the entire quilt and bypass the expense of longarming. You will also learn to adapt patterns to use this technique.

annholtequilting.com

PFAFF

Circle Star by Machine, #547502

Holte, Ann
Wednesday
Inspire

This block is from an early 1900s quilt, but it translates perfectly to today’s quilt world. With its curves, points, and octagons, it forms two wonderful secondary designs. The parts can be rearranged to make different designs. And it can be pieced by machine with the accompanying templates. In this workshop, you will learn to cut and piece this fascinating Circle Star block and to create other designs with the templates. The template set and carrying case are available for purchase in class and include a free pattern with the EQ8 file for individual color planning.

annholtequilting.com

Janome

Happily Scrappily with Diamonds, #547505

Holte, Ann
Saturday
Inspire

Discover the 65/115 degree Lancaster Diamond. This unique shape was designed in the 1860s by a couple of teenage girls, but was never seen outside a small area of Pennsylvania until a few years ago. This shape it adaptable, so it can be used in endless designs. You will receive the pattern to work on in class in addition to worksheets for assorted designs. Bring lots of scraps! You will be cutting pieces in the size range of (10" x 10"), (5" x 5"), (4" x 6"), and assorted strips and squares. Think of this technique as a collage made from diamond shapes.

annholtequilting.com

Janome

Making the Lancaster Diamond Sampler, #547101t

Holte, Ann
Thursday
Integrity A

Discover the 65/115 degree Lancaster Diamond. This unique shape was designed in the 1860s by a couple of teenage girls, but was never seen outside a small area of Pennsylvania until a few years ago. This shape it adaptable, so it can be used in endless designs. You will receive the pattern to work on in class in addition to worksheets for assorted designs.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

annholtequilting.com

Janome

Quilts for a Cause, #541806

Holte, Ann
Friday
Mezzanine

Women in the U.S. couldn’t vote until the passage of the 19th amendment in 1920. Before that, women often expressed moral, religious, and political opinions in their quilts. Ann will discuss some of the opinions expressed on such issues as Temperance, Abolition, Suffrage, Health, and Military Actions. We still express ourselves through our quilts supporting of various community service projects. Ann is a member of the Quilts of Valor organization and co-author of two of their books. She will also discuss this project, which has awarded over 300,000 quilts to veterans “touched by war.”

annholtequilting.com

The Railroad Quilt, #547501

Holte, Ann
Wednesday
Inspire

We are always looking for ways to use up scraps. This quilt is a fun way to use not only your scraps, but other people’s scraps! Bring your scraps to the workshop and dump them into a pile to share with the group. Learn a quick way to make the railroad tracks and receive a pattern for making the entire quilt. This is a fun workshop and you will enjoy swapping scraps and getting to know your classmates. You will receive a pattern as part of the class.

annholtequilting.com

Janome