18-Nov, 2009

Cynthia England

1/2 Design, 1/2 work @ your project with help

Picture Piecing - Learning how to create realistic pieced pictures

This will be a two part class. In the first part we will learn the sewing technique. This technique stresses straight seam lines. There are no insets. This is NOT foundation piecing. You will have a choice of machine piecing a small landscape: Red Barn, Country Road or the Snow Scene patterns.

In the second part of the class we will learn how to break up a design so it can be sewn using this technique. You will be provided with a packet of designs. They start out simple and gradually become more difficult. The goal of this class is to make you more comfortable designing your own wall hanging using the Picture Piecing technique.


December - None

January 20, 2010

Marsha McCloskey "Lessons in Machine Piecing: Triangles" based on her book Block Party.

"Triangle Machine Piecing" - Students will make four blocks to learn the techniques of bias-strip piecing and make perfectly pieced 3- and 4-triangle squares the easy way with the Precision Trimmer 3" ruler. You will make Birds in the Air, Ohio Star, Air Castles and Turkey Tracks blocks (finishing to 9"). Three of the blocks will be combined to make a ta-ble runner. Based on her book Block Party.

Sign-ups will begin at the October 2009 evening guild meeting.


February 17, 2010 - Debbie Caffrey
Sign-ups for her workshop will begin in November and information will be available at the meetings. Debbie specializes in classes in the process of quilt-ing and wants to share her passion for quilting with you.

March 17, 2010 - Edita Sitar
Sign-ups for this begin in January. Look forward to a good time with this accomplished applique quilt art-ist who also is introducing bees and guilds to the joy of working with paper-pieced two-inch triangle blocks.

Workshop topic yet to be determined.