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Quilting Basics Part 4--Making a Quilt Top

Wrapping up our four-part series, this class will focus on turning your blocks into a finished quilt top. Whether you choose to make several table runners, a throw-size quilt, or add even more blocks for a larger quilt, there are options you need to know about along the way. Discussion will focus on sashing and cornerstone options, alternate layout ideas, and borders. 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. Class fee: $35 per class

Quilting Basics Part 4: Monday, August 26, 5:30pm to 9pm
The final class will focus on turning your blocks into a complete quilt top ready for quilting, whether it is a series of table runners or all together into a sampler quilt. Bring all blocks and optional bonus blocks to begin your layout. Depending on your choices, a trip to Quilters' Paradise may be included in the day!

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.

To make the 9-block sampler (earlier individual classes showed three 3-block runners):
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
More fabric may be needed to make additional blocks for a 12-block sampler. One or two additional fabrics may be added for color variation/combinations--minimum 1 yard cuts recommended.

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 available for use in later classes and 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 and open toe foot for sewing machine
Iron and ironing mat or wool pad
Extension cord/power strip with 6+ foot cord

Quilting and textile art classes are co-sponsored by Quilters' Paradise and the Lumberyard Arts Center as part of the Quilt Capital of Kansas programming.

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.
Fee per individual class session

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
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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.