Sunday, November 21, 2021

Classes for 2022 - Part 1

There will be TWO blog posts for the classes I'll be teaching for 2022. Today, the classes are those that I'm running myself. To signup for any of the classes listed today is simple - you send me an e-mail at No need to send money at this point - I'll send you an e-mail confirmation and instructions for sending payment. And feel free to forward this information to your friends! Please send one e-mail per class to make it easy for me to get you in the correct class. 

There will be another blog post with classes I'm teaching at two other shops. 

Please note that all the classes listed today will ALL be held on Zoom for the ENTIRE year. 

Some of the dates listed may have to be moved a bit -- this is why it has taken me so long -- my schedule for next year is already filling fast! And some dates still need to be determined. Bear with me, as I work out the details this coming week, but at least you know what I am offering. 


UFO Club

Time: SUNDAY at 9:00 AM  (1 hour)

Dates: January 16, February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20, December 18

Fee: $25 registration fee + $100 deposit

Class size: Limited to 20 maximum

The purpose of the UFO Club is to help us get our UFOs done. If you really wanted, you could use it as a motivator to work on a current project, but it's really all about getting those UFOs done! 

Each month YOU make a commitment to complete a portion (or all) of an existing UFO. Some months, you may have more time, others you have less, so that's why YOU decide on the amount of work you can commit to. 

The night before (or sooner) of our next session, you send me a picture(s) of your completed work. And all your deposit money stays intact. 

Should you NOT complete your assignment, then you forfeit $10. The forfeited money is donated to the local food bank at the end of the year. 

If you wish to leave the group at the end of the year, whatever amount of deposit money remains in your name, will be returned to you after the December class. 

We ooh and ah over the show and tell during the class session, and you provide me the commitment for your next month's assignment. 

While we meet in July and August, there is NO financial penalty if you don't attend or get your homework done. 

It's a HUGE motivator, and we've accomplished loads in the last three years that I run the UFO Club. 

To sign up -- send an e-mail with UFO in the subject. And tell me about how many UFOs you have. 


Green Tea and Sweet Beans by Jen Kingwell

Time: SUNDAY at 9:30 AM  (1 hour)    (if people prefer, we can do it in the afternoon) 

Dates: January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11, October 9, November 13

Fee: $25 registration fee 

Pattern: Booklet - Green Tea and Sweet Beans  (Size 71" by 75")   Can be ordered from Thimbles and Things

Skill Level: suitable for all levels of applique, piecing skills - confident beginner

This is an APPLIQUE quilt. However, if you don't want to make the entire quilt, the blocks on their own would make a gorgeous series of wall hanging, and you could experiment with various backgrounds and applique shapes. I'll be walking you through several applique methods. There is also piecing in this quilt, some of which you may find challenging, so lots to learn. 


The Butterfly Quilt

Time:   (1 hour)

Dates: Date and time to be determined (Likely will be a FRIDAY evening)

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Fee: $25 registration fee 

Pattern: The Butterfly Quilt by Tula Pink  (Size 88" by 94")

Skill Level: suitable for all levels 

PLEASE NOTE: the pattern is currently being reprinted and is NOT available in shops .....yet. Thimbles and Things will be sourcing the pattern the moment it is available. If the pattern is not available on the first class date, we will forge ahead with some creative solutions to the pattern until it becomes available.

This is a gorgeous quilt and can be done in so many beautiful colors. Note - there is a small amount of applique in the quilt - those blocks can be substituted if you do not wish to do applique. 

To sign up for this quilt, send me an e-mail with BUTTERFLY in the subject. 


Out of the box

Time:   (1 hour)

Dates: (specific date and time to be determined)  (likely will be Sunday afternoon)

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November 

Fee: $25 registration fee 

Pattern: NO pattern required

Skill Level: suitable for all levels 

The goal of these one-hour monthly classes is to get your creative juices flowing and hopefully work on something you've never done before. Each month, we'll pick a theme, a color, a block, an inspiration, or embellishment, and your task will be to create a SMALL project using the selections for that month. 

NO -- you will not know the selections ahead of time - I may even put them in a hat and select the options during the meeting! 

What exactly do I mean? Well, let's say the theme is log cabins, and the color is brown. Yes -- you might be "forced" to work with your least favorite colorway - that's a good thing. So what could you do? You could make ONE log cabin block - quilt it and use it as a trivet or a potholder, or it goes in the orphan block box. You could make an appliqued log cabin with brown logs. You could make a miniature log cabin quilt. The sky is the limit, and I'll be scouting around for ideas. 

If you want to be part of the fun, send me an e-mail and put BOX in the subject. If you have a suggestion for embellishments, themes, or inspiration, include it in the e-mail, and it'll go into the selection hat. 

It promises to be loads of fun, and our goal is NOT to make large quilts. They should be no larger than 12" by 12" or thereabouts so they are doable in one month. 

OK --- there you have it. I still have a bit of work to get those dates organized. And hopefully tomorrow, I'll have these dates, and all the dates for the shops arranged. 

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