The Riverside Sew-n-Sews would like to invite anyone interested in joining us next year for a 6 week session for beginning quilters. We will have 30 spaces available for this class which will begin on Tuesday, January 6th. A primer will be offered on that day which will cover all of the basic information on fabrics, equipment, threads and technique. For those that are in the park earlier the primer will also be offered in early December. The content covered in the primer is required before actually starting cut and sew on Tuesday, January 13th.
We are very lucky to have Maggie Pentecost teaching the 6 week course with help from Suzanne Shelton, Dianne Michelson, Laurie McCabe and Bonnie Scalley. A quilt block will be made every week using a different technique or skill. At the end of the class you will have completed a small sampler quilt complete with sashing and borders. More importantly, you will have learned the basics of the wonderful world of quilting.
Riverside Quilters 2015
Tuesday Jan 6,2015 10:15
Final Session–Feb 24th
Helpers: Diane, Bonnie, Lori, Sally, Suzanne
This first session will be an organizational class.
Please bring pen/notepad
We will NOT be sewing at this session. You will begin cutting your borders or sashing at Jan 13th class. You will likely finish them at home/trailer or at Friday quilting. (however, if you are staying for regular Tuesday quilting, bring your usual supplies)
6 Block Sampler
2015 Winter Project
6 Block Sampler Quilt 2015
38" wide x 52" length
Based upon 42" wide - 100% cotton of quilt shop quality fabric. Do not use directional prints orstripes or plaids. Your quilt can be a theme ie. Christmas, Halloween, baby, summer, autumn, etc Don't become too blue, or too red or too much of any other colour. Use a number of shades and values ie. Light, mediums and darker in varied colours.
Pre-wash + press fabrics before class. If fabric has gold or silver metallic etching, rinse in cool water, dry in warm dryer, instead of washing them completely in machine.
Border: Dominant fabric- 1 3/4 yd - Cut borders to size required BEFORE cutting any pieces for blocks. There will be enough fabric to cut your borders in one piece, from the length of border fabric. Cutting diagram will be given at first class. Jan 13
Binding: Same as border - 1/3 yd = rounded off as 2-yd of dominant fabric
Sashing: Contrast fabric - 1 – ¼ yd Also used for patchwork + applique.
Background of blocks: 1 yd - solid colour, or tone-on-tone, or batik with neutral colouring.
Blocks: 3-4 fat quarters in shades and tones found within the Dominant fabric. For example, if Dominant fabric is floral, the fat quarters, could be the greens and flower colors with enough contrast to give good eye appeal.
Backing: 1-3/4 yd of 42 – 44" width - your choice to match or contrast with quilt front
NOTE: Backing fabric + batting must be between 2" to 4" larger than your quilt top on each side.