Beginning Quilting: Triangles & Stars – 2 half-day classes
Date & Time: November 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
One event on November 23, 2019 at 9:00 am
Class Fee: $60
Class fee includes cost of material for this class, if provided.
Skill Level: No Experience Necessary
Have you always wanted to try quilting and found the thought of it intimidating? Are you an experienced quilter and want to polish your skills? With the guidance of expert quilter Wynn Martin, you will enjoy reviewing the basics and create an oversized block quilt suitable for a baby quilt or wall hanging. We will use the “Carpenter’s Star” block to create basic quilt components, evaluate color choices and also use tools, such as rulers, templates, and rotary cutters. Each student has the option of following the chosen pattern (as shown in picture) or use the same elements to make their own unique design. By the end of this class, you will have a partially finished quilt top and all the skills to finish your unique project at home.
This class is on 2 consecutive Saturdays: November 16th, and November 23rd 9:00am – 1:00pm each Saturday.
Students to bring:
Material for Quilt:
- 5/8 yard Dark cotton fabric
- 5/8 yard Light cotton fabric
Fabric should be washed and ironed prior to class. Fabric is pre-washed to assure that colors won’t bleed after the project is sewn. Fabrics should have high contrast but also complement each other.
Please bring a Basic Sewing Kit:
- Scissors — both for fabric and for paper
- Rotary cutter and extra blades (optional but very useful)
- Pins and needles — both hand and sewing machine
- Needle threader
- Thread — white, cream, black, and a medium gray are good neutrals to keep on hand
- Seam Ripper
Add these items as needed for a specific project:
- Mechanical pencil and eraser
- Washable marking pencil(s)
- Quilter’s marking pencils
- Pencil sharpener — the double-barreled kind made for sharpening eyeliner pencils works great
- Fine-tip permanent marker
- Tape measure
- Template plastic
- Washable glue stick
- Masking tape
Location: Marine Elementary School, 550 Pine St., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!
General Age Policy:
All classes are for adults (18+) unless otherwise noted.
Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers' need to plan for a class with students' busy schedules -- not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!