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Color College
Nov
14
9:00 AM09:00

Color College

MaryJo Busch will teach us to use a color wheel to create combinations of fabrics to create a variety of color schemes. Every student WILL go home with all the color combinations created and sealed in zip top bags and at least one block stitched out to use as a reference.

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UFO Day
Oct
17
9:00 AM09:00

UFO Day

Bring your challenge list and check one off – or two if they are small. Did you have a project you can’t seem to find time for? Do it here – you will have the whole day to work it and spend time with other fabulous friends new and old.

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Rapid Fire® Lemoyne Star
Jul
18
9:00 AM09:00

Rapid Fire® Lemoyne Star

Make your Lemoyne stars twinkle by using the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star tool from Studio 180 Design. Stop cutting out odd shapes with angles that never quite match up and eliminate those bulky center spots where multiple seams intersect. You will be able to make a block as small as 3” with the same precision as a 12” block.

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Tiny Visions
Oct
18
9:00 AM09:00

Tiny Visions

Less CAN be more! Create “eye-popping” land and seascapes by cutting strips of fused fabric, laying them onto a foundation then stitching back and forth with beautiful color threads. Small projects; more than one may be made during the workshop day.

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Hexagons!
Aug
16
9:00 AM09:00

Hexagons!

Create a one of a kind project with design assistance. We will cover design options, planning, assembly tips, techniques, and finishing options. Make hand stitched hexagons florets to use in a quilt or sewing accessory.

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Quilt of Valor Sew-In
Feb
22
9:00 AM09:00

Quilt of Valor Sew-In

Have you started making your Quilt of Valor? If not, do you need a little encouragement and support to get started? Or better yet... to get it finished? Join other like-minded sewers at the Quilts of Valor “sew-in” on Wednesday, February 22 at Faith Lutheran Church, 680 W. Deerpath Road in Lake Forest (the usual location for workshops).

So bring fabric, your sewing machine, and supplies to work on your quilt… to have it ready for the show in October.  It will be fun to see everyone’s quilts!  If you have any questions about the "sew-in", contact Deb or Cheryl...  and we hope to see you on Wednesday, February 22nd.

IMPORTANT: Please RSVP to Deb Sherrock by Tuesday, February 14 if you plan to come to the QOV “sew-in” on February 22. If we need more space at the church due to an overwhelming response, we need to let them know a week in advance.

There is no fee for this workshop.

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Walking Foot Quilting—Beyond the Ditch
Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

Walking Foot Quilting—Beyond the Ditch

Catherine Redford teaches ways to quilt using the walking foot that go beyond just "Stitch in the Ditch".

Learn to finish your quilts on a domestic machine while enjoying all the control of your walking foot. Brief discussion of preparing your tops for quilting including marking and basting. Make stitched samples of different styles including modern grids, matchstick quilting and spirals. Finish with a look at Catherine’s work. Be inspired to turn your tops into quilts.

This workshop is now open to the public.

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Dancing Spools, Ami Simms
Jul
20
9:00 AM09:00

Dancing Spools, Ami Simms

Celebrate your love of quilting with this new twist on the traditional spool pattern. Spools are three-dimensional and made from folded squares—there are no set-in seams. Striped fabric will make your 3-D fabric spools look just like the real deal as they dance around on this pushed-neutral background.

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Workshop: Bargello With A Twist, Maggie Ball
May
18
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: Bargello With A Twist, Maggie Ball

Join us for the May workshop, "Bargello With A Twist", presented by Maggie Ball. 

The Bargello 16-piece block, as featured in Maggie Ball's book Bargello Quilts with a Twist, provides enormous potential for creating original designs. If you've felt intimidated by the Bargello technique of sewing numerous strips together, never fear. To make this easily constructed strip-pieced block, you only need to sew four strips at a time. You will be amazed and delighted by the many possibilities for designing your own unique quilts and students are encouraged to explore a variety of options.

Download the supply list.

More information is available on her website at  http://www.dragonflyquilts.com/classes-detail.php?ID=2.

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Workshop: New Hampshire Beauty - Pointless Applique
Feb
17
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: New Hampshire Beauty - Pointless Applique

Come and learn David Taylor’s special techniques as you make this beautiful, nature-inspired quilt.

David Taylor on the inspiration for “New Hampshire Beauty”: “I was asked by IQA to create a small wall quilt (18 inches square) for the annual "Celebrity Quilter Silent Auction" (their words, not mine). I adapted the pattern from a photo I took of a leaf on one of my annual autumn trips to New Hampshire. Above is the finished quilt titled "New Hampshire Beauty." I used the same techniques I teach in my five-day workshops. The pattern has 53 applique pieces in the leaf alone and the background is a hand-painted fabric I purchased from Patricia Bravo of Art Gallery Quilts.”

Download the supply list here. (pdf file)

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Workshop: Quilt the "Mini" Wholecloth Quilt
Nov
18
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: Quilt the "Mini" Wholecloth Quilt

Have you always wanted to try making a wholecloth quilt? Join your fellow guild members for this special workshop. Pat Delaney will teach us to use machine quilting to quilt a darling “Mini” wholecloth quilt.

Plan out fresh ideas for machine quilting by stitching out a mini, premarked wholecloth quilt. The 16” x 16” size makes a doable project. Go beyond the usual and refresh your ideas for traditional or modern quilts. You will find many designs to use on your next quilt-mini or full size.

Quilt the Mini Supply List

Extra safety pins size small
Blue washout marker
Ruler
Basic sewing supplies
Best machine capable of lowered feed dogs, in good working order, and book
Free motion foot
New needles size #70 or #75 quilting, embroidery, topstitch, or microtex
Cotton thread preferably Aurifil, Mettler, Superior, Sulky, etc. 50 weight
Thread and bobbin, cream, tan and/or any color you’d like on cream fabric
Optional quilter's extension table if you have one
Quilter's gloves, fingertips or non-greasy hand cream (i.e. Neutrogena)
2  practice quilt sandwiches, muslin top and backing, cotton or wool batting, pinned or spray basted
Backing fabric of your choice 20” x 20”, choose something pale so there will be no “see through”
Pencil and paper
Slider Teflon mat (optional, but encouraged, I will bring some)

$17 Kit fee includes batting and pre-marked mini wholecloth quilt top 16” x 16”  

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Workshop: Baskets of Wonder
Oct
21
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: Baskets of Wonder

Join Jill Shaulis and Vicki Olsen of Yellow Creek Quilt Designs for a journey into the wonderful world of wool applique. Wool is a great fiber for applique with its unique textures, weaves, and depth of color. If it’s felted, it doesn’t ravel, which makes edge finishing really easy and fun! If you haven’t tried wool applique before, here’s your chance. If you have, you probably can't wait to do another wool project. Come join us in making this lovely table runner.

SUPPLY LIST--Kits will be available for $25.50 with similar fabrics
Table Runner approx. 17" X 36"
Blocks are approx. 7 1/2"
Fabric
1/3 yardBackground
1/3 yard Black (baskets)
3/8 yard Setting Triangles
1/3 yard Border
1/3 yard Binding (not needed for class)
5/8 yard Backing (not needed for class)
Wool
2 1/2" X 8" Red
2 1/2" X 8" Blue
4" X 8"  Gold (sunflower & red/blue centers)
2" X 6" Brown (sunflower center)
3" X 6" Green
 
Please Bring

Sewing Machine/Rotary Cutting Supplies/Basic Sewing Needs/Iron & Board
#24 Chenille Needle
1/3 yard Steam a Seam lite--we'll bring some to sell too
Pencil
Easy Angle Ruler (only if you have one--we'll supply some for use that day & will be offering an alternate method for making 1/2 square triangles should someone not care for the Easy Angle method)
Thread to match wools--we prefer Valdani & will bring some to sell

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