Thursday, January 23, 2014

Project Ideas for 2014

The following classes that I will be teaching at The Hobby Horse Quilt Shop this year. If you are interested, please call the store at (905) 877-9292 and sign up!!!!!!!!!!    Sorry for the delay in getting this out, but the store was closed because of the ice storm and we are just getting ourselves sorted out!!!  

Class Format:
-we meet as a group (for one hour) where homework from the previous month is shown,
-then the new blocks and or technique is discussed.
-all the work is done at home

Benefits of this class format:            
                -you get to see what others are doing on a monthly basis (in the past, the students have been very
creative and once they get started, everyone gets on the creative kick and the ideas come fast and furious)
                -if you are struggling with a particular block or technique – you get follow up help from the instructor and fellow classmates
                -you have deadlines so you are more inclined to finish the project
                -you get to see the finished projects of your classmates and they get to see yours
                -you get cheered on by your fellow classmates
                -you get access to a knowledgeable instructor on a regular basis to help with issues
                -the class is a great deal at $25 for the entire year  (pattern and materials are separate)

                FOURTH (not last) Saturday of each month
                We do not meet in the summer
                Reveal is in November
                (we may need to be flexible on some of those dates – i.e. reveal  may be in December)

                Vintage Moments   

(class starts January 25 at 11 AM)    (don’t worry – we will make up the class for those that did not get enough notice – you are welcome to start in February)
                Pieced (NO applique)
                Size: 90” by 90”
                There are MANY techniques in this quilt including working with templates, fun with striped fabrics, eight pointed stars, inset seams (or Y seams), curved piecing and a review of all the basics. A GREAT opportunity for all LEVELS.

                Buggy Barn – Farm Fresh (from the book called Farm Fresh) OR Garden Party (from the book called Crazy for Applique)  

(Class starts February 22 – time will be approximately 12:30 – will be confirmed closer to the date of the class)
                You choose between Farm Fresh (68” by 82”) OR Garden Party (84” by 91”)   - Or if you are really crazy – you do BOTH!
                The pieces are LARGE making this class a great opportunity to try freezer paper applique (you can stitch by hand or machine), learn how to make perfect circles, and bias stems.   Many applique methods will be demonstrated in class. A good class to learn new techniques or brush up if you are rusty.
                YES – we will have a Canadian Flag for those doing the Garden Party quilt

                Enchanted Autumn 
(class starts February 22 – time will be approximately 2:00 – will be confirmed closer to the date of the class)
                Size: 64” by 76”
                A very elegant quilt that includes piecing and applique. We will cover basic piecing techniques as well as making perfect half square triangles and quarter square triangles. Various applique techniques will be covered including bias stems, perfect circles, needle turn, starch method and much more.

Don’t wait – sign up today!!!!  
Call the Hobby Horse at 905-877-9292 to reserve your spot.

I have been teaching this style of class for over 10 years and we have had some amazing experiences, long lasting friendships have evolved and we have had loads of laughs!!!!!     You don't want to miss this opportunity. 

Have a great day!!!!!!


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