Where :Fabric Utopia
Time:10AM – 4PM, Friday and Saturday
Date:December 13 and 14, 2019 ( 2 days)
Experience Level: Beginner – Advanced
About the Instructor Carol Honderich.
A quilt maker, designer and instructor, Carol Honderich learned quilting at an early age as she joined her mother and grandmothers at the quilting frame at family quilting bees. She traces the passion for this craft back in her family for four generations, with quilts from her great-grandmother, grandmother and mother. Carol has a passion for making faith-based quilts and loves the opportunity to challenge and encourage her students to create well-made, beautiful and meaningful quilts that tell a story about the quilter. Her quilts have been exhibited in galleries and shows around the country, including AQS Paducah Quilt Show, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Sauder Village Quilt Festival and many local exhibits.
Day 1 – Creating Basket Blocks and setting triangles using an easy to piece technique, great for new quilters. We will learn how to use a rotary cutter, how to sew using a paper template pinned on top of our fabric.
Day 2 includes a demonstration of freezer paper applique and your opportunity to practice hand applique (machine applique is an option).We will look at the options for borders for this wall hanging and discuss how to measure and cut borders and add them to the center.We will also consider ideas for quilting your wall hanging.
• Sisters of the Bible Baskets Pattern Booklet.
• Fabric as indicated in pattern
• Neutral color thread (we recommend Aurifil 50 weight cotton for quilt piecing)
• Flat Head sewing pins
What else to bring to class
Scissors (for snipping threads)
Rotary cutting tools:
• Cutting mat (12”x18” is a good size for this project)
• Rulers (18”x3” or 24”x6” and 8.5”x8.5” or larger square are good sizes for this project)
• Rotary cutter with good/new blade
Preparing for Class
• Fabric Utopia staff will be happy to help you select fabrics for this project.Please shop prior to the day of the class.
• Some people prefer to pre-wash fabrics for quilt-making. I recommend that when possible.
• Your fabrics should be pressed after washing.
• Come relaxed. This is an easy-going comfortable class. You will be delighted with how successful you are.We chosen a project and techniques that offer a high rate of success for all skill levels.