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Guild Lecture and Workshops

Laura Blanchard
laura@plumtreequilts.com
804-379-0435

 

LECTURE:
1-hour program:
TIPS, TRICKS AND TRUNK SHOW . . . . . . . . . . . .$250

 

WORKSHOPS

   

KALEIDOSCOPE

Full-day class; beyond beginner level. What you'll learn: Tips and tricks for cutting and piecing the block, calculating the spacer strip, and piecing the outer border, including the double Y-seam on each  corner. This quilt  looks great in neutrals as well as many other color schemes. Pattern required. Kits available for sample shown while supply lasts.

 
     

SHADOWPLAY

Full-day class: beyond beginner level. What you’ll learn: Piecing Square-in-a-Square blocks and Flying Geese blocks, squaring up blocks, creating the pieced border, calculating spacer strips. No Y-Seams! Pattern required.

 
     

FALLING LEAVES

Full-day class: beyond beginner level. What you’ll learn: Piecing three simple blocks, free-motion quilting, and free-motion-raw-edge appliqué through layers of practice quilt sandwich. Pattern required.

 

 
     

LUMINOUS

Full day class (cutting done before class): beyond beginner level.
What you’ll learn: Trip Around the World, Flying Geese units. You will make one quadrant of the quilt in workshop. Pattern required.

 

 
     

STAR BLOSSOM

Full day class (some cutting done before class): intermediate level. 
What you’ll learn: cutting, marking and matching ¼” intersections, piecing wedges that will later be sewn together. Pattern required.

 
     

            

      

REVERSIBLE STRIPPY TABLE RUNNER

Full-day class: Advanced beginner level.
What you’ll learn: Sewing and pressing pre-cut strips (Bali Pops, Jelly Rolls, etc.) to achieve straight strip sets, cutting squares from strip sets, use of fusible batting, machine quilting in the ditch, binding. Pattern required.

 
     

TWO BY TWO

Half-day class (cutting done before class): beyond beginner level. What you’ll learn: Piecing simple blocks, designing your own block layout.  Full-day class: same as half-day class, with more sewing time.

 
     

FUSIBLE MACHINE APPLIQUE - Half-day class: all levels. What you'll learn:  Transferring pattern to fusible web, fusing appliqué to background fabric, and machine blanket appliqué stitch (or zigzag stitch, depending on what is available on your sewing machine).

INVISIBLE MACHINE APPLIQUE -Half-day class: all levels. What you'll learn: The freezer paper/glue stick method of preparing appliqué and the invisible machine appliqué stitch.

 
     
FUSIBLE MACHINE APPLIQUE - Full-day class: all levels. What you'll learn:  Transferring pattern to fusible web, fusing appliqué to background fabric, and machine blanket appliqué stitch (or zigzag stitch, depending on what is available on your sewing machine).

INVISIBLE MACHINE APPLIQUE - Full-day class: all levels. What you'll learn: The freezer paper/glue stick method of preparing appliqué and the invisible machine appliqué stitch.

 
 
  BLOCKS ON THE MOVE - Make a bunch of the same block, then play with the settings to create your quilt! Choose from one of the following one-day experienced beginner workshops:  
 

SEESAW

FRAME OF MIND

ABOUT FACE

 
     
 

STAINED GLASS: Full-day or half-day class: all levels. What you’ll learn: the use of fusible web, ¼” bias tape and fusible batting. Sewing machine not required in class. Sewing down bias tape will be done at home. Pattern provided. [NOTE: This class requires that everyone have an iron and ironing surface that can be brought from home. Classroom electrical must be able to accommodate numerous irons.]

INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE QUILTING: Full-day class: all levels. What you'll learn: Pin-basting layers of quilt, stitch-in-the-ditch using the walking foot, free-motion stitching with and without a marked line, lots of tips, and demonstration of marking tools. Kit required: $10.

FREE-MOTION QUILTING: Half-day or full-day class: all levels. What you’ll learn: free-motion quilting marked and unmarked designs, a variety of marking methods and lots of tips. Kit required: $15.

FREE-MOTION QUILTING AND MORE: Full-day class: some experience helpful but not required. Explore free-motion designs that can be varied and adapted to different shapes. Bonus - learn to stitch a spiral using the walking foot. Kit required: $15.

BINDING BASICS: Half-day class: all levels. What you'll learn: How to calculate amount of binding required, how to achieve perfect corners, invisible connection of the beginning and ending of binding strips, attaching a hanging sleeve, stitches used for sewing binding down to back of quilt by hand or machine. Kit required: $10.

Y-SEAMS & MITERED BORDERS: Full-day class: beyond beginner level. What you’ll learn: How to achieve perfect Y-Seams and mitered borders. Kit required: $8.

MITERED BORDERS: Half-day class: beyond beginner level. What you’ll learn: How to achieve perfect mitered borders. Kit required: $5.

 

 
 

Workshop fees:

HALF DAY CLASS (3 hours). . . . .$300

FULL DAY CLASS (6 hours). . . . .$450 

 Not included in fees:
 Standard rate for mileage
Meals and Lodging

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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