Monday, December 9, 2019

Skill Builders Workshops at Tiny Stitches


As most of you know I work and teach at Tiny Stitches in Marietta, GA. (when I'm not traveling and teaching anywhere else!) I'm excited to announce that in 2020 I will be teaching a class once a month that will focus on building skills for quilters who have completed a beginner course or have made a few quilts, and want to sharpen their skills, learn some helpful tips and tricks, and enjoy the process of quilt making with less frustration and better results.

The class will be held at 10 am on the first Wednesday of each month (except January because of the holiday we will meet on January 8th). The classes will begin with simple projects and will focus on different skills or techniques each month, getting a little more challenging as the year progresses. You will be able to sign up for the classes the month prior. Prices will vary depending on the hours needed. You are always welcome to stay after class has ended and continue stitching until 5:30pm.

I'm so excited to spend time quilting with some of my favorite people at one of my favorite places. If you see a class listed here that you would like for me to teach at your guild or group, I would be happy to bring it on the road to you! Here's an overview of what to expect for the year. Some samples have not yet been made, so the photos are not yet available.


January 8- Spin Cycle

Use a jelly roll to make a quilt that spins. Learn tips for cutting and sewing strips accurately, chain piecing and the secret to pinwheel pressing seams.


February 5- Take a Trip

Use your favorite fat quarters to piece strip sets and make 'trip around the world' blocks with perfectly nested seams each time. We will explore lots of setting options for fun results.


March 4- Make Mine Mini

Learn the tips for making perfect little nine patches and hourglass blocks. Making smaller blocks can be a big success with the right techniques. AND learn how to make a scalloped border with no math for any size quilt. We will even add a tiny bit of machine applique.


April 1- Disappearing Nine Patch

We will use charm packs to create this fast and fun quilt that will show off some of your favorite fabrics. Precision piecing and cutting is the secret to the simple but smashing design.


May 6- Quilt As You Go Tablerunner

Learn this fun quilt as you go technique and leave with a finished project! We will quilt as we piece this project and learn how to add a binding entirely by machine.

June 3- String Stars

Learn how to string piece on foundation paper and conquer your fear of Y seams all in one day! The methods for these will be useful for lots of your future projects as well.

July 1- Christmas in July

Diagonal sets will be your new favorite design once you learn how easy it is to piece on an angle. Multiple methods for half square triangles will ensure you find what works best for you.


August 5- Sunflower Fun

Make multiple triangle blocks to create this gorgeous flower block. The four patch chains will make it all come together. This is another unit that will find it's way into your patchwork once you learn how fun it is to create.


September 2- Pineapple Surprise

Sew and flip your way to paper piecing success! This is a great block for learning to paper piece or refreshing your paper piecing skills. Make accurate blocks that look really difficult with no stress at all.


October 7- Partially Committed

Learn to sew partial seams and never have to inset a seam again. This method will make piecing a breeze and you will love the results!

November 4- Curves and Swerves

Sewing curves is NOT scary. Learn how to pin (an when not to) and piece to make perfect curves every time. You will never have to fear them again!


December 2- Log Cabin Love

Making log cabin blocks is not hard, but it's easier to make them perfectly if you know the secrets to cutting and sewing that creates blocks the same size every time. Or you can go a little crazy and practice a crazy log cabin block with a surprise project just in time for the holidays.

I hope you will join us for the fun! I love spending time with my online friends in real life!

Enjoy every stitch!
Diane

1 comment:

  1. Wish i lived close by--all your classes look super...hugs, Julierose

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