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Quilting Basics Part 1--Basic Instructions



If you have always admired quilts and wished you could make one, this is the class for you! This series of four classes will teach you the basics to become a quilter. Teacher Liz Granberg-Jerome will provide informative handouts to use for reference as she guides you in hands-on instruction of rotary cutting and basic machine piecing. You will make nine blocks by the end of the series, plus optional bonus blocks to create a sampler quilt of up to 12 different blocks. This series includes many tips, tricks, and plenty of time for Q&A. Great class for new quilters or as a refresher for those wishing to hone their skills. Classes will meet in the Lumberyard Arts Center classroom/studio from 10am to 3pm. Class fee: $35 per class

Quilting Basics Part 1: Sat., Nov 12, 10am to 3pm
Basic instruction on rotary cutting, sewing an accurate 1/4" seam, straight piecing and sewing triangles. Overview of rulers, notions, and lots of tips! Three block patterns will be given as part of the class that can be made into a table runner or saved over the series to become a sampler quilt. Optional bonus block patterns will also be available in each class.

Fabric Requirements (for entire series):
Quilters' Paradise offers a wide variety of fabrics to make every quilt suit the personality of the maker! Choose your own color combination prior to the first class, please. One or two fabrics may be added for additional color variation/combinations--minimum 1 yard cuts recommended.

To make the 9-block sampler as shown (additional fabric may be required to make bonus blocks for larger quilts):
Color 1 Focus A (red): 1 3/4 yards, includes border as shown
Color 2 Focus B (blue): 1 1/4 yard, includes cornerstones
Color 3 Background (sand): 1 1/2 yards, includes sashing strips

Supply list:

Rotary cutter and self-healing mat
Acrylic rulers recommend: 6 x 24", 6 1/2" square, and 12 1/2" square
     Note: Additional specialty rulers will be suggested but not required in later classes
Sewing scissors/snips
Pins and pincushion or container
Seam ripper
Neutral sewing thread to blend with fabric (light gray or cream blend well)
Sewing machine (bring instruction book and accessories)
Quarter inch foot for sewing machine
Iron and ironing mat or wool pad


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Aimed at beginning quilters just starting out or quilters who may want a review to build their skills.
Materials Included: Use of cutting mat, iron and ironing board available during class.
Requirements: Basic knowledge of your sewing machine and a willing attitude.
Instructor: Liz Granberg-Jerome
Instructor Bio: Liz Granberg-Jerome brings 15+ years of quilting experience, on top of 50+ years of sewing to the classroom. She works well with all levels of students, working with each student to ensure everyone in her class succeeds.
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About Quilters' Paradise

Quilters' Paradise Quilt Shop, owned and run by Sharon Vesecky, opened its doors in its current location on January 3, 1989.