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Quilting Workshops

Carpenter's Square

Time: 6-Hour Workshop

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Description: Simple, straight stitching will create this Carpenter's Square quilt. Like most quilts, it's really an easy puzzle that's made up of two different blocks and pieced sashing. If you have a carpenter in your life this would make a great gift. 

  • carpenter-square-web
  • carpenter-square-web
    Simple, straight stitching will create this Carpenter's Square quilt. Like most quilts, it's really an easy puzzle that's made up of two different blocks and pieced sashing. If you have a carpenter in your life this would make a great gift.

Stars in the Night

Time:  3 Day Workshop

Skill Level:  Advanced

Description:  The "Stars in the Night" quilt looks difficult but when reduced down into its various sections becomes quite possible. Show off your piecing skills with this dynamic quilt designed by Jacqueline de Jonge of Be Colourful Designs. This workshop is great for those who want to learn new techniques and stretch their quilting skills with a little challenge.

  • thmb-Stars-in-the-Night-Quilt
  • thmb-Stars-in-the-Night-Quilt
    The "Stars in the Night" quilt looks difficult but when reduced down into its various sections becomes quite possible. Show off your piecing skills with this dynamic quilt designed by Jacqueline de Jonge of Be Colourful Designs. This workshop is great for those who want to learn new techniques and stretch their quilting skills with a little challenge.

Winding Ways

Time:  1 Day Workshop

Skill Level:  Confident Beginners

Description:  Don’t be afraid of those curves. Learn to be confident in curved piecing with these gentle curves that are easy to piece. Light and dark fabric placement gives the illusion of circles. John Flynn Wheel of Mystery templates are used to cut accurate curved pieces.

  • Blue-Green-Wheel-of-Mystery
  • Blue-Green-Wheel-of-Mystery
    Don’t be afraid of those curves. Learn to be confident in curved piecing with these gentle curves that are easy to piece. Light and dark fabric placement gives the illusion of circles. John Flynn Wheel of Mystery templates are used to cut accurate curved pieces.

Crossroads Stars

Time:  6 Hour Workshop

Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

Description:  Crossroad Stars - This block looks much more complicated than it is. Create a crossroad center surrounded by triangles and floating flying geese. Try a new zigzag setting or set it your way. It's a fun easy block to make. It's based on a 1930s "Pond Lily" pattern.

  • crossroads
  • crossroads
    rossroad Stars - This block looks much more complicated than it is. Create a crossroad center surrounded by triangles and floating flying geese. Try a new zigzag setting or set it your way. It's a fun easy block to make. It's based on a 1930s "Pond Lily" pattern.

Trip Around The World

Time:  1 Day Workshop

Skill Level:  Confident Beginners

Description:  This old time favorite was made by our grandmothers and great grandmothers by cutting each individual piece of fabric. Learn the easy way to construct this quilt using a strip method.

  • 30s-Trip-Around-The-World
  • 30s-Trip-Around-The-World
    This old time favorite was made by our grandmothers and great grandmothers by cutting each individual piece of fabric. Learn the easy way to construct this quilt using a strip method.

Hunter's Star

Time:  1 Day Workshop

Skill Level:  Confident Beginners

Description:  Get those perfect points without cutting or piecing a diamond shape. An easy construction process and accurate pressing creates sharp points in this striking two color quilt. Size information will be given for both a full size and miniature quilt.


Pattern also available! Click here for pattern information.

  • Blue-Hunters-Star
  • Blue-Hunters-Star
    Get those perfect points without cutting or piecing a diamond shape. An easy construction process and accurate pressing creates sharp points in this striking two color quilt. Size information will be given for both a full size and miniature quilt.

Jacob's Snails

Time:  1 Day Workshop

Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

Description:  Jacob's Snails -  A combination of Jacob's Ladder block and Snail's Trail block makes a quilt that appears to twirl. The center of the block includes simple piecing techniques. The Snail's Trail blocks can be paper-pieced or traditionally pieced.

  • BW-Jacobs-Snails
  • BW-Jacobs-Snails
    Jacob's Snails -  A combination of Jacob's Ladder block and Snail's Trail block makes a quilt that appears to twirl. The center of the block includes simple piecing techniques. The Snail's Trail blocks can be paper-pieced or traditionally pieced.

Dresden Sampler

Time:  6 Hour Workshop

Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

Description:  A traditional 1930’s pattern this Dresden Sampler quilt gives an option of several different Dresden plate blocks. Start with a little machine piecing, add a little hand sewing and you have it. Each student can decide how much appliqué they’d like to do depending on the block. Some use simple hand sewing while others require more needle turn appliqué. Make one block for a pillow, more for a table runner or a whole quilt.

  • dresdensampler
  • dresdensampler
    A traditional 1930’s pattern this Dresden Sampler quilt gives an option of several different Dresden plate blocks. Start with a little machine piecing, add a little hand sewing and you have it. Each student can decide how much appliqué they’d like to do depending on the block. Some use simple hand sewing while others require more needle turn appliqué. Make one block for a pillow, more for a table runner or a whole quilt.

Diamonds and Arrowheads

Time:  1 Day Workshop

Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

Description:  Strip piecing techniques make this Diamonds and Arrowheads quilt trouble free. Don’t be afraid of that 60 degree line on your ruler. Learn how to easily cut and piece diamonds and triangles. This is a great old fashioned pattern made new with rulers and techniques.

  • Diamons-Arrowheads
  • Diamons-Arrowheads
    Strip piecing techniques make this Diamonds and Arrowheads quilt trouble free. Don’t be afraid of that 60 degree line on your ruler. Learn how to easily cut and piece diamonds and triangles. This is a great old fashioned pattern made new with rulers and techniques.

Glorious Clams

Time:  6 Hour Workshop

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Description:  This is a fun quilt to make and it's not as difficult as it looks. You'll learn to foundation piecing using freezer paper. With this technique there is no paper to tear way from the back. You'll also learn curved piecing.

  • Glorious-Clams
  • Glorious-Clams
    This is a fun quilt to make and it's not as difficult as it looks. You'll learn to foundation piecing using freezer paper. With this technique there is no paper to tear way from the back. You'll also learn curved piecing.

Crossed Canoes

Time:  1 Day Workshop

Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

Description:  The Crossed Canoes pattern was first published in the late 1800’s. You’ll learn to make this quilt using freezer paper and a paper-piecing technique that creates a reusable freezer paper pattern and no sewn in paper to remove from your block. The class also includes an optional pieced border.

  • red,-white-and-blue-crossed-canoes
  • red,-white-and-blue-crossed-canoes
    The Crossed Canoes pattern was first published in the late 1800’s. You’ll learn to make this quilt using freezer paper and a paper-piecing technique that creates a reusable freezer paper pattern and no sewn in paper to remove from your block. The class also includes an optional pieced border.

Pickle Dish

Time:  6 Hour Workshop

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Description:  The Pickle Dish quilt is a variation of the Double Wedding Ring. It is also referred to as Indian Wedding Ring. There are a variety of techniques in making this pattern. The pointed arcs will be paper pieced using freezer paper. This method leaves no paper to tear from the seams. You’ll also learn curved piecing. It’s an interesting quilt made traditional or with batiks.

  • lime-pickdish
  • lime-pickdish
    The Pickle Dish quilt is a variation of the Double Wedding Ring. It is also referred to as Indian Wedding Ring. There are a variety of techniques in making this pattern. The pointed arcs will be paper pieced using freezer paper. This method leaves no paper to tear from the seams. You’ll also learn curved piecing. It’s an interesting quilt made traditional or with batiks.

Hand Quilting

Time:  1 Day Workshop

Skill Level:  All Levels

Description:  Learn Hand Quilting using a technique that is easier on your hands. You'll learn about quilting hoops and frames, thimbles, needles, thread and tranferring your design to the quilt top. Watch the size of your stitches improve after a few hours of practice. Bring your nimble fingers and get ready to hand quilt. All levels.

  • Feathered-Heart
  • Feathered-Heart
    Learn Hand Quilting using a technique that is easier on your hands. You'll learn about quilting hoops and frames, thimbles, needles, thread and tranferring your design to the quilt top. Watch the size of your stitches improve after a few hours of practice. Bring your nimble fingers and get ready to hand quilt. All levels.

Montana Cartwheel

Time:  1 Day Workshop

Skill Level:  Intermediate Level Quilter

Description:  Try your hand at color and design with this dynamic Montana Cartwheel quilt. It is a great scrap quilt using many values of the same color or using the color wheel pick a grouping of colors. Learn to paper piece the arcs and see how easy curved piecing really is. Required for the class are the Montana Cartwheel pattern and template set to assure accurate cutting.


Pattern and templates also available! Click here for information.

  • blue-cartwheel
  • blue-cartwheel
    Try your hand at color and design with this dynamic Montana Cartwheel quilt. It is a great scrap quilt using many values of the same color or using the color wheel pick a grouping of colors. Learn to paper piece the arcs and see how easy curved piecing really is. Required for the class are the Montana Cartwheel pattern and template set to assure accurate cutting.

Pineapple Quilt

Time:  1 Day Workshop

Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

Description:  A symbol of hospitality and welcome, the pineapple was developed into a quilt pattern and published in the 1890’s. Construction of this quilt requires no special ruler or paper piecing, only a square ruler. Choose three fabrics with good contrast or make it scrappy.

  • pineapple-top
  • pineapple-top
    A symbol of hospitality and welcome, the pineapple was developed into a quilt pattern and published in the 1890’s. Construction of this quilt requires no special ruler or paper piecing, only a square ruler. Choose three fabrics with good contrast or make it scrappy.

Stony Creek Stars

Time:  1 Day Workshop

Skill Level:  Intermediate Level Quilter

Description:   A variation of the Glorified Nine Patch, the Stony Creek Stars quilt has a gentle curve making it easy to piece. Using a template, cut a pre-pieced nine patch block, then add a gentle curved piece. The block is alternated with a simple star block which offers numerous options. Uses Glorified Nine Patch Template set.


Pattern and templates also available! Click here for information.

  • Stony-Creek-Stars
  • Stony-Creek-Stars
     A variation of the Glorified Nine Patch, the Stony Creek Stars quilt has a gentle curve making it easy to piece. Using a template, cut a pre-pieced nine patch block, then add a gentle curved piece. The block is alternated with a simple star block which offers numerous options. Uses Glorified Nine Patch Template set.

Pine Burr

Time:  1 Day Workshop

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Description:  Originating in early 1900 the Pine Burr block is easier to make today using paper piecing to make the burrs. We’ll use a freezer paper method leaving no paper to tear away. There is a gentle curve to add the feathered burrs to the center and a set in diamond shape to finish the block. Get a start on a beautiful quilt or give it a try making three blocks for a table runner.

  • black-pine-burr
  • black-pine-burr
    Originating in early 1900 the Pine Burr block is easier to make today using paper piecing to make the burrs. We’ll use a freezer paper method leaving no paper to tear away. There is a gentle curve to add the feathered burrs to the center and a set in diamond shape to finish the block. Get a start on a beautiful quilt or give it a try making three blocks for a table runner.

Rising Sun

Time:  1 Day Workshop

Skill Level:  Intermediate Level Quilter

Description:  Learn a variety of techniques in making this Rising Sun quilt. A traditional old pattern, the rings are paper pieced in the round using freezer paper then pieced together and set into the background; add the center with a little appliqué.

  • Rising-Sun-Quilt
  • Rising-Sun-Quilt
    Learn a variety of techniques in making this Rising Sun quilt. A traditional old pattern, the rings are paper pieced in the round using freezer paper then pieced together and set into the background; add the center with a little appliqué.

Rocky Road to Kansas

Time:  1 Day Workshop

Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

Description:  The Rocky Road to Kansas pattern dates back to the late 1800’s. It was most likely named for the arduous journey the settlers made during their trip west. Make your quilt in fabrics representative of the time or celebrate the present with something new. The new quilting methods of freezer paper, paper piecing make this quilt an easy project.

  • rockyroadtokansas
  • rockyroadtokansas
    The Rocky Road to Kansas pattern dates back to the late 1800’s. It was most likely named for the arduous journey the settlers made during their trip west. Make your quilt in fabrics representative of the time or celebrate the present with something new. The new quilting methods of freezer paper, paper piecing make this quilt an easy project.

Glorified Star

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Skill Level:  ...

Description:  A variation of the Glorified Nine Patch, the Glorified Stars has a gentle curve making it easy to piece. Using templates cut a pre-pieced nine patch block then add a gentle curved piece. The Glorified Nine Patch block is alternated with a simple star block which offers numerous options. Fabric requirements include several sizes to choose from.


Pattern and templates also available! Click here for information.

  • thmb-glorified-star
  • thmb-glorified-star
    A variation of the Glorified Nine Patch, the Glorified Stars has a gentle curve making it easy to piece. Using templates cut a pre-pieced nine patch block then add a gentle curved piece. The Glorified Nine Patch block is alternated with a simple star block which offers numerous options. Fabric requirements include several sizes to choose from.