Classes-Thursday

When you sign up for a class, we have reserved a time and space for you. There are no refunds.
 
Free Admission with class purchase on the day of the class
  
 
 
Thursday August 17, 2017    
 
3 hours  9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.  
Introduction to Longarm
Instructor: Karen Pharr
Class limit: 18
Class fee: $45.00  No Kit Fee

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Hands on workshop using Juki Longarm machines
 

Have you ever wondered what it is all about?  Want to get your hands on a longarm and discover if it may be right for you?  Find out what all the excitement is about while you try your hand at longarm quilting. 

Learn the options to longarm quilting while you try free motion, stencils, pantos with a laser light, and get an overview of what robotics can do. 

 
Supplies: Small thread clippers, pen or pencil for notes and notebook
 
 
 
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3 hours   1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Longarm Quilting 101
Instructor: Karen Pharr
Class limit: 18
Class fee: $45.00  No Kit Fee
 
 
Hands on workshop using Juki Longarm machines
 

So you think you want a Longarm, Discover how easy and fun a finished quilt can be.

Longarm 101 will introduce you to what a longarm can do for you.  Introduce yourself to stitch regulation to create perfect stitches.  Learn tips for Pre-marking the fabric, basic Pantograph designs or using the laser light and printed pantograph with the rear handles. Finally, find your freedom with Basic Freehand Quilting.

 
Supplies:  Bring small thread snips, pen or pencil and notebook
 
 
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4 hours  8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.  
Double Wedding Ring-Beginner class
Instructor: Mattie Rhoades Haines
Class limit: 18
Class fee: $45.00  Kit Fee $25.00
 
 
 
Hands on workshop. Sewing machines provided. New updated class description.
 
This Double Wedding Ring has beautifully turned edges with no curved piecing and no needle turn applique.  This is a clever EASY applique method done on your sewing machine, using Quiltsmart Printed Interfacing - Scrappy
table runner.
No Curved PiecingSquare Blocks sew up fast!  You'll love the
beautiful results!
Wow - it's amazing!  If you haven't tried Quiltsmart, now is the time. 
2.5" strip friendly!

Mattie Rhoades Haines, Quiltsmart Founder & President, will be here to
teach you this tried and true method!  Fast, Fun & Smart!

Class Kit:  Quiltsmart Double Wedding Ring Instructions, Cutting Guide
for Wedges, 2 panels Double Wedding Ring Interfacing (Interfacing
available to purchase for larger quilt).

Supply List:
Fasturn #6
Wedges & Jewels:  (20) 2.5" strips in a variety of colors.
Background:  1.25 yards.  Cut (10) 12" squares
Binding: (4) 2.5" strips  (we will not be doing the quilting or binding
in class)

Helpful tools: The Applique Pressing Sheet by Bear Thread Designs, cutting
mat, rotary cutter, ruler, invisible thread, stiletto.
 
 
 
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4 hours  1:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.  
Lone Star
Instructor: Mattie Rhoades Haines-Beginner class
Class limit: 18
Class fee: $45.00  Kit Fee $25.00
 
 
 
 
Hands on workshop. Sewing machines provided. New updated class description.
 
Lone Star with Quiltsmart Printed Interfacing - Scrappy wall hanging.  This Lone Star is made with absolutely NO Y seams and NO diamonds.  This is all rectangles made into this wonderful Lone Star.
Our 38" Lone Star is revolutionary!  Intersections match effortlessly! 
No biases - quick to cut and sew! Engineered, accurate, printed sewing
lines!

And - 2.5" strip friendly!  Mattie Rhoades Haines, Quiltsmart Founder &
President, will be here to teach you this tried and true method!  Fast,
Fun & Smart!

Class Kit:  Quiltsmart 38" Lone Star Instructions, 4 panels Lone Star
Interfacing (Interfacing available to purchase for more).

Supply List:
1/2 yard each of 4 colors, cut into 2.5" strips OR [20] 2.5" strips in a
variety of colors.
Background: 1.25 yards.  Optional additional border:  1 yard (we will
not be using that in class).
Binding: (4) 2.5" strips  (we will not be doing the quilting or binding
in class)
Helpful tools: The Applique Pressing Sheet, cutting
mat, rotary cutter, ruler.
 
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3 hours  9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.  
The First Noel
Instructor: Margie Ullery
Class limit: 25
Class fee: $45.00  Pattern Fee $10
 
Class Closed
 
Hands on workshop. Sewing machines provided. 

 

Let Margie teach you how fast and easy fusible web applique can be.

 

The First Noel

Wall hanging 48x 56

Fabric requirements:

1 yard dark blue fabric for background of

Stars, Shepard’s and city blocks

½ yard dark medium blue for background of

Wiseman and angles blocks

¾ yard medium blue for background of

The Holy Family block and stop border

1 yard red fabric for outer border

½ yard dark blue fabric for binding

¼ yard black city and sheep faces

1/8 yard brown stable

¼ yard white angels, and sheep

Fat quarter of yellow halo, beams and stars

Scraps of each of the following colors:

2 tans camel and angels hair

3 reds Mary, shepherd & Wiseman gift

2 blues baby Jesus and Joseph

6 greens palm tree, Joseph, Wiseman,

shepherd

3 browns manger, staffs, palm tree, beards

2 golds straw, crowns, angles trumpets

Peach faces and hands

2 oranges Wiseman

2 purples Wiseman

1 gray Wiseman beard

1 colorful stripe camel blanket

3 yards Lite Steam-A-Seam 2fusible webbing

Black embroidery floss

Thread to match applique fabrics

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3 hours  9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.  
Honey Bee Jubilee Pincushion and Needle Keeper
Instructor: Stephanie Chini       
Class limit: 10
Class fee: $45.00  Pattern Fee $8.00 or Pattern with kit $18.00
 
 
 
Hands on Workshop, No machines required

Finished Size(s): Pincushion is 5” tall (larger of the two pictured), Needle keeper is 4.5” x 8” opened.

Description of Class: The Honey Bee Pincushion and Needle Keeper—a match made for sewers. Hand stitch this adorable Honey Bee Needle Keeper and stop losing those needles!  Its sidekick, the Honey Bee Pincushion, stands 5” tall and has four layers of beautiful gold and brown wools to hold all those pins. Keep this pair for yourself or give to someone special as a gift. We will concentrate on making the Needle Keeper first, and as time allows, we will work on the pin cushion.  I will, however, demonstrate all stages on how to put the pin cushion together. Learn a couple of basic embroidery stitches to embellish both projects. 

 

Fabric Requirements: A kit is not required for this class, but it has all the materials to finish both the Pin Cushion and the Needle Keeper.  The kit also includes the pattern, snap, button, bead, and stuffing that are used in these projects. 

If not purchasing the kit here are the materials required:

 Pin Cushion:

 Four gold/browns: Top 3” x 6”; second 4” x 8”; third 5” x 10”; bottom 6” x 12” ; heavy black thread for embroidery and securing; one medium button for bottom, one larger bead for top, stuffing.

Needle Keeper:  4 ½” x 8 “ background and plaid wool; 3” x 4” wool color your choice; four golds/browns for beehive 1” x 3”; 2” x 2”--black; 1” x 2”--blue; 1” x 1”- white and green; snap, heavy thread for edging.

 

Supplies needed: (not already in the Basic Sewing Kit description)

 

Embroidery needle, appliqué pins are suggested, but regular pins are okay, threads to match project, double sided fusible such as Soft Fuse is optional to those students who wish to use it for securing their pieces before stitching into place. I will have small quantities of freezer paper and double sided fusing for students to try them out.

Heavier thread will be needed for some of the embroidery, but two pieces of floss work okay for this as well.

Bring an Iron and table side ironing board if you have it. 

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3 hours  1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.  
Frosty Night Table Runner
Instructor: Stephanie Chini       
Class limit: 10
Class fee: $45.00  Pattern Kit $45.00
 
 
 
Hands on Workshop, No machines required

Finished Size(s): Approximately 11” x 30”

Description of Class:

Snowmen are full of personality when you angle the nose or add a smile! Come join us for Frosty Night Table Runner, a wool hand stitched project that has falling snow, three snowmen, stars, and pine trees.   Learn about the difference in working with wool vs. wool felt, how to use basic embroidery stitches to embellish your project, and putting it all together.  The kit comes precut.  All you have to do is cut your trees after you pick out your favorite greens wools to use and have fun stitching it!

 

Fabric Requirements: Kit is required for this class. 

Cutting Instructions: All pieces except the trees will be precut.  Each student will get to pick their tree fabric from a variety of green wools, making it unique.

 

Supplies needed: (not already in the Basic Sewing Kit description)

 

Embroidery needle, appliqué pins are suggested, but regular pins are okay, threads to match project: black, white/ecru, red, gold, green, brown, orange, double sided fusible such as Soft Fuse is optional to those students who wish to use it for securing their pieces to the top before stitching into place.

Black heavier thread will be needed for the top and snowmen.  Two pieces of floss work okay for this as well.

Bring an Iron and table side ironing board if you have it.

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4 hours  8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.  
Going Round and Round-Beginner class
Instructor: Mattie Rhoades Haines
Class limit: 18
Class fee: $45.00  Kit Fee $10.00
 
 
 
Hands on workshop. Sewing machines provided. 
 
Description:

Make this fun quilt your own design because you decide which way the
paths go - isn't that a happy thought?

And, even happier - there is "no curved piecing".  Quiltsmart's easy
turn technique with fusible interfacing.

Mattie Rhoades Haines, founder and president of Quiltsmart, will be
teaching this fun and easy class!


Fabric Requirements:

For Scrappy Look:  9 Fat Quarters (or more variety!)  OR

For all the same background:  1 yard background fabric, (5) 4.5" strips
in a variety of colors to contrast with the background.

Kit fee:  $10 - 2 panels Quiltsmart Big Arc printed interfacing and
instructions. Additional panels will be available for purchase if you
wish to make a larger quilt or more quilts.
 
General sewing supplies.

HELPFUL TOOLS:
 
Cutting mat, rotary cutter, ruler,
pointer-creaser, invisible thread, appliqué pressing sheet.
 
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4 hours  1:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.  
Feathered Star
Instructor: Mattie Rhoades Haines-Beginner class
Class limit: 18
Class fee: $45.00  Kit Fee $25.00
 
 
 
Class Description: 

Split-diamonds made easy!  Only rectangles to cut!  Use Quiltsmart's
tried and true 58" Lone Star!  No Y seams, no bias edges , no pulling your hair out! 
So, so easy, you'll make this one over and over.

Perfect matching - amazing & fast results!  You will make a quarter of
the star, possibly a half.


White     1¾ yard:    Cut (22) WOF strips into (152) 2½" x 5½" rectangles.
Red         2½ yards:  Cut (31) WOF strips into (216) 2½" x 5½" rectangles.
Star Background:       2 yards:    Cut (4) 13½" squares & (4) 19" squares
Border     Lap:  2½ yards    Queen: 6 yards  We will not get this far in
the class, but you might want to purchase the yardage while you are
getting the class fabrics.
General sewing supplies.

HELPFUL TOOLS:
Cutting mat, rotary cutter, ruler,
pointer-creaser, invisible thread, appliqué pressing sheet.

 
 
 

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4 hours  8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.  
Quiltsmart Open Sew Classroom
Instructor: Mattie Rhoades Haines
Class limit: 18
Class fee: $45.00 
 
 
This year The Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival will have a open classroom on Thursday morning, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Quiltsmart founder, Mattie Rhoades-Haines will have an open classroom where any quilter working on a Quiltsmart pattern can register to work on it at the show during this time. 

Bring your project and you can get guidance and tips from Mattie as you work on it in the classroom. If were interested in one of the Quiltsmart Mystery Surprise! 3 of Quiltsmarts Newest Bag/Totes, but the classes were filled, Mattie will teach ONE of the bags during this time, but you will be able to purchase the interfacing for all 3. 

To register for this open classroom experience, visit www.RMQF.net. Particpants who register for this open classroom only, will also receive a mystery gift bag with a Quiltsmart pattern inside. 

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