In this workshop you will learn:
- Reading patterns and choosing fabric
- Safe rotary cutting techniques
- Piecing to create square quilt blocks
- Pressing tips and techniques
- Quilt assembly
- Removing the mystery from quilting
- Binding and quilt labels
Skill requirements: Basic sewing experience required.
Material requirements: You will be required to purchase fabrics, batting and thread for your quilt. Materials will be discussed in the first session and students will receive a 20% discount on fabrics purchased at The Makehouse and Gala Fabrics. You are welcome to bring any fabrics that you would like to use from home that you wish to incorporate into your design.
Equipment requirements: Enjoy our Janome 3160 QDC quilting machines with arm extensions or bring your own machine along if you prefer! We will provide the necessary tools for each student to use during the workshop. If you’d like to bring your home machine, please remember to bring the manual (and foot pedal/power cord) and arrive 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time.
Group size: We like to keep our workshops cozy and fun, so attendance is limited to 6 guests.
Nancy sewed her first quilt in the 1980’s when her kids were born. She has been teaching quilting classes since 2004 through Satin Moon Quilt shop including the beginner and mystery quilt classes. Nancy has also taught mystery quilt class at Westshore Quilters Retreats and worked at Satin Moon from 2005 to 2016. We’re very excited to have Nancy onboard to teach quilting at The Makehouse.