Upcoming in 2021
Missy Klimitchek, Certified Laura Heine Instructor - The Art of Collage Quilting
Missy is a certified Laura Heine, Fiberworks instructor. She has been teaching collage classes for two years. She has taught both small and large classes, face to face classes, virtual classes, 1 day and 2 day classes. She is a long-time educator by trade and approaches every class/workshop in a way that ensures all participants will be successful with their project and have a fun time creating their works of art.
9 am - 3 pm
9 am - 3 pm
Missy Klimitchek - Laura Heine Teeny Tiny Pin Cushion
Fabric Funhouse - Deep Dive into Alternative Fabrics
Join Michele as she explores some of the hottest trends in
fabrics. You will explore Cork Fabric & Waxed Canvas in detail, and touch
on some newer fabrics: Silicone & Cactus Leather.
Michele Huntington is Vice President of Fabric Funhouse. A self-taught sewist for almost a decade, the last 4 years focused on sewing with primarily alternative materials.
10 am - 4 pm
10 am - 4 pm
During this Workshop, you will
create a crossbody bag using Cork Fabric, Waxed Canvas, and Quilter's Cotton.
We will cover how and when to modify your bag pattern for these fabrics,
strap-making techniques, and loads more information about sewing with these
A paper copy of this pattern
will be provided with your registration. Kits are available for purchase at Fabric Funhouse and
are required to participate in this class. You may purchase any additional
materials you like, all orders will be delivered the day of the workshop. When
checking out online, please select the "Local Pickup" option to avoid
being charged for shipping.
Additional Materials Required:
- 80/12 or 90/14 Microtex Needle(s)
- Coordinating or Contrasting Thread (40 wt Cotton or a Polyester Thread is recommended)
- LOTS of wonder clips
- Pins or Sewtites (optional)
- Rotary Cutter and/or Fabric Scissors
- Pinking Blade or Shears (optional)
- 9mm x 8mm Rivets in Nickel & Setter (the guild will bring a rivet press and rivets)
If you have any questions or have any issues checking out, please email email@example.com.
My talk will take you on a journey along the quilt trail, beginning with the very first barn quilt, which stemmed from Donna Sue Groves and her wish to honor her mother's quilting art. The presentation features over one hundred stunning photographs of barn quilts, some of which rival cloth quilts in their intricacy. You will hear stories of some of the individuals who have painted quilt blocks to honor loved ones or their local culture, along with a few humorous anecdotes.
Suzi Parron - Paint a Barn Quilt
Join the barn quilt movement by creating your own painted quilt block.
You will begin with a pre-primed board and go through each step—drafting, taping, and painting, with careful
attention to detail.
The workshop lasts about 4 hours.
You will leave with a finished quilt block or with one last color (which will be provided) to add at home. Ready for
show and tell at your next meeting!
The finished product will be two-by-two feet and is the perfect size for mounting on smaller buildings.
Terre Walker - Judy Niemeyer
Quiltworx Certified Instructor, Terre Walker, will present a Judy Niemeyer designs/patterns trunk show of about 25 quilts. She will discuss how Judy’s methodology for paper piecing gives the quilter an organized and structured way to complete even the most complex patterns. Judy’s design elements of floating points, exact component sizes, curved piecing, and the use of smart corners and registration marks simplifies the process of making quilts by paper piecing. All of Judy’s Technique of the Month series of quilts will be included in the trunk show.
Terre’s first introduction to quilting was watching her paternal grandmother construct quilts all by hand. She pieced and hand quilted the quilts that she made, often using cardboard templates that she made herself. Although Terre has been sewing since she was 10 years old, she did not try making a quilt until her grandmother passed away in the early 1990s. Terre did not want this craft to die in the family along with her grandmother, so she took a class and was hooked immediately. By the year 2000 Terre was both making quilts and teaching beginning quilting to others. She made her first Judy Niemeyer quilt in 2008 and this opened her eyes to the beauty of intricate paper piecing. Now as a Certified Instructor, she looks forward to sharing this passion and the joy of creation with others.
Terre Walker - Desert Sunset Pillow
In this workshop, the
participants will be given the papers and instruction to sew a pillow from the
pattern Desert Sunset by Judy Niemeyer and Cut Loose Press. There is sufficient papers in the pattern to
construct four pillows, but we will focus on a single unit for the
workshop. The pillow has New York Beauty
blocks in 2 sizes that make into 4 sections joined by sashing. The students
will be provided a pattern and instruction kit that includes some needed supplies ($19, paid to instructor),
but will need to bring their own fabric, sewing machine, and notions listed on
the workshop handout.