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Quilting 101: Four Sessions w/Linda Vogt

Session I 5:15 to 7:00 p.m., Jan 8 Session II 5:15 to 7:00 p.m., Jan 15 Session III 5:15 to 7:00 p.m., Feb 5 Session IV 5:15 to 7:00 p.m., Feb 19 This series will feature four sessions that lead to completion of a small quilt. Both the teaching and the project are geared to teach the beginner solid quilting basics. The finished piece can be used in many ways around the house: tablerunner, bureau-topper, wall-hanging, or throw over the back of a chair. It can be pieced in colors to complement the house décor, or in holiday or seasonal colors suitable for Christmas, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, and so on. The sessions are: I. Rotary Cutting (strips, squares, and triangles) II. ¼ -inch seam, strip piecing, pressing seams III. Four-patch block, chain piecing, matching seams, use of design wall IV. Borders/Mitering Corners Beginner Skill Level/ Four 2-hour sessions/Fee $40

Jan 16, & 22 -10:00 -5:00 Eleanor Burns has been noted for simplifying complicated quilt patterns to "Quilt in a Day" methods. Boston Common doesn't quite fit the "Quilt in a Day" scenario, but Eleanor's methods make construction of this seemingly complicated quilt much simpler than Grandma's method. You can piece the quilt with the traditional solid inside borders or use a contrasting color to frame the quilt. It's all a matter of your taste. The class is designed for the experienced ­ it is not a project for your first quilt. You will need to be familiar with rotary cutter and will have homework assignments following class. $40.00

Double Irish Chain w/Lisa Elliott

Jan 9 9-5 The double Irish chain quilt block is one of the many favorite classic quilt blocks. This quilt block uses only squares and using the strip piecing with chain piecing techniques, this top goes together quickly! We'll be using 3 fabrics ­ two for the chain and one for the background. Intermediate to Experienced $40

Thangles Pinwheel Star Tabletopper w/Gerry H

Jan 9th - 1 o'clock until 4 o'clock Take this opportunity to use those ever-convenient Thangles to make easy work of this Pinwheel Star Topper. The pinwheel star blocks are set on-point to give this project it`s special appearance - whether Thimbleberries, thirty''s, brights, florals or seasonal prints are your fabrics of choice, this topper is bound to become one of your favorites. Great as a last minute gift. During class you'll learn how to use Thangles to make halfsquare triangles without the fuss and trouble of drawing those dreaded diagonal lines on each patch. There will be discussion and suggestions relating to methods of determining the size of the side setting blocks and corner setting blocks used on this on-point setting. Skill Level: Beginner Fee: $27

Crazy Quilt Pillow Top w/Gerry Hook

Jan 23rd - 1-4 If you are intrigued with Crazy Quilting, like I am, but haven't taken the time to explore this creative activity then let's take the afternoon to make a small project that could make a wonderful Pillow Top or perhaps even tabletopper. Begin a love affair with crazy quilting. While I tend to go for the lights and brights you may have a desire to surround yourself with wonderful romantic florals, or how `bout a theme novelty selection. Where ever your creativity leads you we can explore this together. Here's the opportunity to use every one of those decorative stitches your machine holds, oh, don't forget all those great threads you have in your stash. Hey, why stop to with stitches and threads? Any embellishment is fair game, try them all - yarn, ribbon, lace, buttons, beads, charms, found objects - gather `em up and let's create. Skill Level: Anyone Fee: $25 includes foundation fabric and center patch

French Braid w/Donna Wankum

Jan 10 2-8pm Do you like bright colors? Create this bright and colorful French Braid quilt, designed by Karen Mongtomery, using batiks. This quilt is fun and easy to put together because you don't have to match up any seams! Hurray! All skill levels Fee: $30

Disappearing Nine-Patch w/Donna Wankum

Jan 30 10am-5pm The Disappearing Nine-Patch is a great block to make using pre-cut Charms or Cakes. You'll be impressed with the outcome of this easy-to-make block with just a twist and a turn. You will be able to complete all the blocks needed to make a lap sized quilt during the class. All skill levels Fee: $30

Friends & Flowers Panel & Jelly Roll w/Velma

Jan 13 & 21 5:30-8:30 Using one Jelly roll and one Panel and 2 yards of setting fabric create this fun quilt (66"x80") Class will be in 2 sessions. Beginner (limit class to 6-- minimum 3) Price $30.00

Double-Fold, Bias Binding w/Linda Vogt

Jan. 29 & Feb. 12 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Boston Common w/Karen Jaegers

This class will teach two methods to create bias binding, which students will then use to finish a quilt. Students should either bring to class a small project (less than one foot square) plus enough fabric for binding. If the student does not have a small project to work on, the student can bring a test quilt sandwich. The quilt sandwich can be about nine inches square, with a fabric top, batting, and backing, and that has been quilted. (Since this sandwich would be for learning only, it can be very quickly machine-quilted in order to have something with which to practice binding.) Class is limited to ten students. In this class, students will learn: 1) Calculating fabric needs for binding 2)Two methods for making double-fold, bias binding 3)Attaching the binding by machine 4)Finishing the binding with a blind stitch &5)Mitering the binding corners Beginner and Intermediate Level Cost: $30 (includes both sessions)

An introduction to the wonderful world of paper piecing. A technique that results in ``precision'' stitching - a great way to spend an afternoon that will provide great entertainment and a pretty neat tablerunner to boot. The ``Little Tulips'' will remind us that Spring will come to mid-Missouri! Skill Level: Anyone who can use a sewing machine. Fee: $20

Jelly Bargelly w/Velma Dykstra

Feb 10 & 24 5:30-8:30 Jelly Bargelly: Create this amazing bargello style quilt(56" x 81") constructed completely of Jelly Roll Strips (51 strips or 1/3 yard of 17 fabrics). Your hardest choice will be which color way to use. You will create a wonderful flow from color to color that is fascinating to watch grow as you sew. (Advanced) Fee: $30.00

Scrappy Stained Glass Throw w/ Gerry Hook

February 3rd and 6th - 1 o'clock until 3 o'clock This throw can be made in either the scrappy style or in the original style as pictured on page 17 in Cozy Quilt Designs Strip Clubbing. This 56" x 56" throw can be put together in no time at all. A striking design results each time no matter what your choice of fabrics. The 2.5" strips required for this pattern are great for reducing your stash or choose one of the delightful Moda Jellyrolls available this season. While this pattern is not complex there will be some homework between class on Tuesday the 3rd and class Friday the 6th. This will enable class time on Tuesday to be devoted to learning the techniques and becoming familiar with them before doing the homework of repetitious stitching and cutting. Friday's class will deal with sewing the blocks into rows and rows into your Throw. Border design and construction will round out the class. Skill Level: Anyone who can use a sewing machine and knows a quarter inch seam can make this throw. Fee: $36

Big Stitch Quilting w/Karen Jaegers

Feb 11 6:30-8:30 Do you want that primitive look in a quilt? Do you have a flannel quilt that fine hand quilting just won't do it justice? Big Stitch Quilting may be just the trick to finish that quilt. This class is a technique class that involves instruction on marking your design, layering your quilt, hooping it and quilting it using a big stitch (utility stitch. Fee:$20.00

Summer Day w/Donna Wankum

Feb 12 10am-5 pm & Feb 21 1pm-5pm Get ready for Spring! Make this beautiful top using the Simplicity jelly roll and adding an accent color in the sashing to accentuate the blocks. During the first session, you will create the "Boxed In" blocks. In session II, you will work on the sashing and put the top together. Intermediate to Experienced skill levels Fee: $40

Any Which Way w/Donna Wankum

February 8 2-8pm Designed by Daniela Stout this beautiful quilt is made using layer cakes (10" square). You will be amazed how quick and easy this top goes together. So, grab your favorite grouping of layer cakes and let's begin this project! All skill levels Fee: $25

Charm Mango Tango Tablerunner w/Gerry Hook

February 13th - 1 o'clock until 3:30 o'clock This is just the runner to stitch up on a winter afternoon. Use some of your favorite Charm Squares for this delightful tablerunner. Mango Tango takes just twenty-six Charm Squares - or choose your own combination to make this sweety. Skill Level: Anyone who can use a sewing machine and knows a quarter inch seam can make this tablerunner. Fee: $20

Paper-pieced Little Tulip Tablerunner w/Gerry

Feb 9 - 1- 3ish

Boxed In w/Lisa Elliott

Feb 15 9-5 Using a jelly roll, we'll use the strips to quickly create a top that looks complicated to assemble!

Skill Level: Intermediate to Experienced Fee: $40

will result in a great addition to your Red, White and Blue collection. Your finished wallhanging can be hung either horizontally or vertically In addition to the 6.5"/7.5" X-Block Tool, this pattern will use the matching Mini X-Block Tool in the `Star' portion. Learn a new star-making technique. There will be some homework between class on Tuesday the third and Friday the sixth. Skill Level: Anyone who can use a sewing machine and knows a quarter inch seam can make X-Blocks. Fee: $36

Focus In! w/Donna Wankum

Feb 16 10am-5pm This is a quick and fun top using your favorite, large print as your focal print. Select two more fabrics to frame your focal print and you have the beginning of a great looking top. All skill levels Fee: $25

Hand Quilting w/ Karen Jaegers

Feb 18 6:30-8:30 Do you struggle with making that small quilting stitch you see at the quilt shows? I will show you how to perfect that stitch. We will talk about backing for your quilt, different types of batting, marking your quilt and choosing patterns to use on your quilt. $20.00

French Braid w/Donna Wankum

March 4 10am-5pm Do you like bright colors? Create this bright and colorful French Braid quilt, designed by Karen Mongtomery, using batiks. This quilt is fun and easy to put together because you don't have to match up any seams! Hurray! All skill levels Fee: $30

Beginning Quilt-Making: Suitable for Beginners Linda Vogt

Mar.12 & 26 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., This series will feature two sessions that lead to completion of a small quilt. Both the teaching and the project are geared to teach the beginner solid quilting basics. The finished piece can be used in many ways around the house: tablerunner, bureau-topper, wall-hanging, or throw over the back of a chair. It can be pieced in colors to complement the house décor, or in holiday or seasonal colors suitable for Christmas, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, and so on. In this class, students will learn the basics of: · rotary cutting, including cutting strips, squares, and half-square and quarter-square triangles, · a quarter-inch seam, strip-piecing, and pressing seams, · piecing a four-patch, matching seams, chain piecing, and use of design wall, and · adding borders using a mitering technique. Beginner Skill Level/ Two 2-hour sessions/Fee $35

Diamond Delight Twin Quilt w/Gerry Hook

March 9th and 13th - 1 - 3 Diamond Delight uses forty - count `em, forty - 2.5" strips, a perfect time to use your favorite Jellyroll. Or cut your own 2.5"" strips from your favorite . . . . hmmm, novelty? Batiks? Blues? Dusty Rose? Whatever you pick you'll enjoy making this twin size quilt. Diamond Delight is featured in the same book as the Stained Glass Quilt - Cozy Quilt Designs Strip Clubbing. There will be some homework between class on Monday the 9th and the class on Friday the 9th. Skill Level: Anyone who can use a sewing machine and knows a quarter inch seam can make this quilt. Fee: $36

Animato w/Lisa Elliott

March 10 & 31 6pm-9pm From a simple jelly roll and one additional fabric, create a colorful, cross hatched quilt top that will sparkle on your bed! Intermediate to Experienced Fee: $30

Fractured Stars w/ Velma Dykstra

March 14 9-3 If you love the look of a "Lone Star" type of quilt but did not feel up to the challenge, here is a simplified version. You make this quilt with No Diamonds and No Y seams. All construction is made using Half Square Triangles, squares and rectangles. And the results have that wonderful star look that you have admired. Beginner (limit class to 6-- minimum 2) Fee: $30.00

Colorwash w/Donna Wankum

March 15 10am-5pm Create a fabulous lap quilt using your favorite jelly roll. You will be amazed by the colorwash effect created when you sew the strips together. Join me for this fun and easy project All skill levels

X-Block Flying Free Wallhanging w/Gerry Hook

March 3rd and 6th - 1 -3 Show your colors! This wallhanging will do just that. Flying Free is second in a series of X-Block classes. A chance to use your X-Block Tool whether it's the 6.5" or 7.5" . Either

Fee: $30

EQ6 101 ­demonstration

January 17 11-11:30 See how to design quilts like the pros. EQ6 is a powerful yet user-friendly program. You can design quilts, calculate fabric yardage, and save money printing your own accurate foundation patterns, templates or rotary cutter charts. It's great for beginners as well as experienced designers. See your color ideas on screen and with the click of a mouse, choose different colors, resize, rotate & flip blocks to see new designs that you wouldn't have dreamed of. Start with a layout from the extensive EQ library or design a custom quilt. The possibilities are endless. The block library is an excellent resource with 4000 block patterns. If the block you want isn't there, draw it and create your own libraries. The fabric library has 5000 scanned fabrics to choose from. If you want to use fabric from your stash, scan it in and let the designing begin! You now have the opportunity to see how to use this program can work for you. Fee: $5 + Special Discount on EQ6 purchase or order Ask for special sheet on EQ Level 1-6 Class Schedule and Descriptions March 16 1-5

Instant Bargello w/Lisa Elliott

How about joining the Instant Bargello class! This class is for beginners to experienced quilters!. We'll be using directional, novelty fabrics to make a scenic wall hanging. This wall hanging goes together quickly It will take more time to decide what fabrics to use where than to put the top together! Once you learn the process, this is an easy top to enlarge for a bed! Beginner to Experienced Fee: $20

Star Puzzle Table Runner w/Velma Dykstra

March 17 9-3 A simple block design, using layered piecing and rolled bias curves. Choose your favorite complimentary color way and learn this unusual technique. Finished project 20" x 36" Skill Level: Confident Beginner Fee: $20.00

Log Cabin w/Lisa Elliott

March 20 9-5 Come join Lisa in the Log Cabin class. The Log Cabin is a great quilt top for beginner quilters. Using "light" and "darks" on different sides of the blocks, once put together by turning the blocks, these form different patterns such as the Windmill or Fields and Furrows. Beginner to Experienced Fee: $40

Thimbleberries Club

Every 3rd Saturday 9:30-10:30 and the following Sunday from 2-3 starting in January The Thimbleberries Quilt Club at Specialty Quilts has lots to offer! · Early Bird discounts if you sign up by Jan 7! · Extra quilt projects as an exclusive for Quilt Club Members only: a wall quilt, king quilt, and throw quilt. · Free patterns for small Thimbleberries projects. · Quilting demonstrations and programs. · Door prizes and discounts. · Show and tell! · Refreshments. I'm really excited to carry all three fabric lines for next year's quilt: light, bright, and traditional colorway. You get to choose! One of these lines is sure to appeal to your sense of color ­ and the quilt features a uniquely Lynette Jensen design, 3's Company. (Ask for hand out, or go to http://www.thimbleberries.com/). Each month, you can make three 6" blocks and one 12" block, using three fabrics in each block. The final size is 80" x 98". Registration Fee: $25 / year

Cross Ties Throw w/Donna Wankum

March 25 10am-5pm This beautiful quilt uses one block design, two value variations, and a jelly roll to make this super-easy quilt. Don't think that just because it's a simple and easy block to make means you can't make some exciting looking quilts from this humble block! Join me now for this class. All skill levels Fee: $25

Rail Fence w/ Lisa Elliott

March 29 10-5 Never made a quilt top before? This is a great beginner quilting class! Using a jelly roll and straight stitching, you'll have your first quilt top made in no time! Beginner to Experienced Fee: $40

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