Modern Sampler Quilt - with Helen Butcher and Helen HowesTen week course (with Catch-up sessions later) on Sundays
from 12th March 2017 - 1:30 till 5 each time
£25 per session
- this Modern Sampler has all the pleasures of an assortment of easy blocks, with variations, and a whole raft of different techniques. We have decided that, in order to open this up a little, you may attend one or more of these as separate classes
Here is the order, and the dates...
12th MARCH: GENERAL INTRODUCTION & IMPROVISED PIECING
Equipment & Basic Instructions
19th MARCH: HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES
(Bonus block) Mary's Triangles
26th MARCH: IMPROVISED PIECING
2nd APRIL: Break
9th APRIL: LOG CABIN VARIATIONS
(Bonus block) Bento Boxes
16th APRIL: PAPER FOUNDATION PIECING
(bonus pattern) Pole Star
23rd APRIL: FLYING GEESE
Double Sawtooth Star
Geese in the Air
30th APRIL: STRIP PIECING
Basket Weave/Rail Fence
7th MAY: SEMINOLE
14th MAY: FURTHER STRIP PIECING
Followed by Catch-up sessions as required...
Helen H's quilt
Helen H is a mistress of Improvisation, and many of her blocks will show your own style to advantage
Helen B's quilt
Helen B is the queen of foundation piecing, and has a taste for 3D illusions..
Each has their own ideas about colours and styles, and together they have made a new and exciting set of blocks; the resulting quilt can be re-arranged to make it truly yours. The blocks will prove useful for all manner of other projects, too
What you need:-
This is a machine sewing class - you need a sewing machine but even the most basic ones will do all of this.
Scissors, pins, a cutter and ruler, your glasses, some thread (cotton thread, please!)
You will also need good quality new cotton fabrics - at least 6 quarter-metres of different fabrics, plus 1 metre of a background colour (Quilt shops sell fabric in "fat" quarters, these are fine..)
Make sure you have some dark, medium and light colours and not-too-large prints
You will need to do some sewing at home to get the most out of this
Be warned, patchwork and quilting are compulsive...
Email us if you have any questions on this, please
Helen Howes email@example.com
Helen Butcher firstname.lastname@example.org