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Quilting Basics Part 3--Adding Curves



As we move on to the third of four classes, we will add curved piecing units to your repertoire and learn to use templates to make your quilt blocks. Teacher Liz Granberg-Jerome will provide informative handouts and block patterns in each class to use for reference as she guides you in hands-on instruction. 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 3: Sat., Jan 7, 10am to 3pm
Continued basic instructions as we add curved piecing or Drunkard's Path units to create even more complex blocks. Overview of other curved rulers and techniques, 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. Drunkard's Path templates (3 1/2" and 6 1/2" units) will be available for use in class--if you like this technique you can purchase templates at Quilters' Paradise.


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. Additional fabrics may be added for variations--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
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


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