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Quilting

Q157 Winter Wonderland

Cathy Lynch

This is an adorable Christmas quilt and easy enough for a beginner with just a bit of experience. If you start now, you can easily finish this quilt in plenty of time for NEXT Christmas! Buy the book and then, during Sew Relaxing, we’ll be offering tips and tricks to help you over any rough spots. Stay for a couple of hours, or stay all day to sew. See?...Done in no time! Book purchase required.

1 session

$5

Fridays - 2/14, 3/13, 4/10 - 10-? (at Sew Relaxing!)

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Q5 Free Motion Quilting

Joyce Hughes

Okay, the quilt top is done...what do you do now? We'll talk about layering your quilt and basting, planning your quilting patterns, choosing threads and then finally, using your free-motion skills and/or BSR to execute some simple quilting patterns. Beginners will feel more comfortable after taking this techniques class, which is lecture demo and hands on.

1 session

$30

Tuesday - 2/18 - 6-9pm

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Q158 All Wrapped Up!

Penny Armagost

How fun is this! Guaranteed to put a smile on your face! This is a perfect pattern for scraps, or jelly roll strips, too! Penny will teach the head and the tail parts first, and the rest of your time will be fun and easy strip piecing, so you might even get finished and start quilting this! Or not... no pressure! Pattern purchase required

1 session

$40

Friday - 2/28 - 10-4pm

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Q159 Gerome Loves Springtime!

Charlotte Williams

Sew...if you just couldn’t get enough of Gerome over Christmas... here he is all set for Spring! Right...we just couldn’t resist! Join Charlotte to make your own Gerome collage wallhanging and continue the magic! Pattern purchase required.

1 session

$30

Thursday - 2/27 - 1-5pm

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Q160 Sugar Pop Wallhanging

Penny Armagost

This is another example of how just one block can make a spec- tacular statement! This 18” block makes a stunning wallhanging or a pretty cool pillow. Or, put 3 together and you have a table- runner. Big means fast in this case, and so we expect you’ll finish up your block and even be able to start your quilting. A one-day project??! Pattern purchase required

1 session

$30

Thursday - 2/27 - 1-5pm

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Q169 Techniques, Techniques and More Techniques

Joyce Hughes

In the class, 8 Techniques will be covered and applied to a beautiful panel. You will learn step by step basic instructions for: 1) Free Motion Quilting, 2) Dimensional Thread Painting, 3) Trapunto, 4) application of multiple Overlays, 5) various 3D Lay- ering, 6) Bobbin Work, 7) Blocking and Squaring a quilt and of course, 8) applying Crystals! More importantly, you will learn the proper steps of creating these numer- ous techniques, But also why and when to apply them to a quilt!

1 session

$60 plus kit fee

Tuesday - 2/18 - 10-4pm

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Q163 Mini Focus

Cathy Lynch

Say Cheese! This fun mini wallhanging is a fun way to celebrate anyone who loves taking pictures! You’ll use a little bit of a few different techniques to complete this fun little project. Let Cathy show you how! Pattern purchase required.

1 session

$25

Tuesday - 3/10 - 1-4pm

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Q166 Color Love

Melanie Shelly

This bright wall hanging ( 42 x 42) is another from Mini Wonderful Curves by Jenny Pedigo and Helen Robinson and uses the QCR mini ruler. Do not fear the curves, they involve no pinning and together we will have you sewing them with ease. There will be a ‘colors’ starter pack available for purchase if you want to use what you see in the shop sample but you will need to choose your own background fabrics.

1 session

$30

Tuesday - 4/14 - 1-5pm

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Q168 Welcome Pineapple

Charlotte Williams

The pineapple has long been a welcoming symbol and this mini (13” x 22”) is a perfect size to grace your door or foyer. This raw-edge applique design is fun to do and is a perfect project for your Scan N Cut, but can be easily cut by hand as well. Pattern Purchase required

1 session

$25

Monday - 4/6 - 1-4pm

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Q161 English Paper Piecing

Cathy Lynch

Do you like to hand sew and want to learn more about a portable sewing project? Come and spend the after- noon learning the basic techniques of English Paper piecing. We will make a simple flower block that can be made into a pin cushion or mug rug. This class will also discuss fussy cutting fabrics to create wonderful designs, and finishing techniques, too!

1 session

$20

Saturday - 4/18 - 1-3pm

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Q150 Spring Paper Pieced Table Runner

Anne Cowan

Another stunner from Carol Doak. This table runner would be spectacular done in any seasonal colors you might choose, and it’s very do-able with just three paper pieced blocks to complete. Let Anne start you on your new passion with this easy- to-complete project. You could even do one for Thanksgiving AND one for Christmas! Foundation paper purchase required.

1 session

$40

Wednesday - 3/11 - 10-4pm

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Q164 Woodland Creatures

Cathy Lynch

This is another clever quilt that uses a panel as its basis. Join Cathy for a relax- ing day making this pretty quilt. Cathy has done all of the math for you, with a couple of options, and so all you have to do is sew! Panel purchase required.

1 session

$40

Thursday - 1/30 - 10-4pm

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Q165 Use That Panel/Big Print!

Melanie Shelly

For all lovers of large dramatic prints this is the pattern for you! Come to class with your focus fabric or panel and one accent fabric and learn the secret of cutting and sewing this wall hanging. You will go home ready to create quilts from wall hanging to king sized from large print fabrics. The large Hoffman floral panels used in the sample are available for purchase at Byrne.

1 session

$25

Monday - 3/9 - 2-5pm

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Q151 One Block Wonder

Anne Cowan

These quilts are always a perennial favorite among quilters. By choosing one large -patterned fabric, and judiciously stacking and cutting, you get a multitude of dif- ferent kaleidoscopes which mesh to make one of these amazing quilts. Let Anne show you how. Book and ruler purchase required.

1 session

$40

Saturday - 4/25 - 10-4pm

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Q152 Hollow Cube Quilt

Anne Cowan

These geometric gems are so amazing! Sort of like Baby’s Blocks but oh so much more intricate. EXCEPT...you have Anne to guide you through the strip piecing process! This quilt may be one of your bucket list items and if it’s not, it should be! Join Anne and you will create something amazing! Book and ruler purchase required.

1 session

$40

Friday - 4/24 - 10-4pm

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Q129 Beginner Quilting

Anne Cowan

Have you been wanting to learn to quilt? This is the class for you! Emphasis will be on rotary cutting and precision machine piecing using the newest techniques and tools. The use of short cut tips and trade tricks will allow you to complete a beautiful sampler top by the end of this class. A sewing machine is required at some, but not all, classes.

8 sessions

$75

Tuesdays - 1/14, 1/21, 2/11, 3/10, 3/17, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28 - 6-8pm

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Q130 Beginner Quilting II

Anne Cowan

You did it! You're well on your way to having a completed quilt top. Yea!!! Now…what's next? Well, just a few things like backing for your quilt, selecting batting and sandwiching your quilt and basting it. Then you have to decide how to quilt it and finally you'll want to know how to bind the edges. Then you're done!!! Anne will cover each of these steps so you won't feel intimidated or overwhelmed. This class is ONLY for those students who took Beginner Quilting last semester.

3 sessions

$40

Tuesdays - 1/28, 2/25, 3/31 - 6-8pm

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Q2 “Sew” Relaxing

Join us as we open one of our classrooms up to anyone who wants to come in and sew or quilt or whatever. You'll have a place to spread out and work to your heart's content - away from the phone and other distractions of home. The coffee's always on so bring your projects ... a friend or two and lunch. We'll provide the space and any number of folks to offer an opinion or advice on your current project! And...we might just throw in some informal tips, techniques or sneak peeks at upcoming cool stuff. "Sew," come kick back and spend a relaxing day (or part thereof!) and stitch away! You must register ahead of time for this class!

1 session

$5

Fridays Almost every week!

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