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Make a traditional Mariner's Compass block in a new, non-traditional way using a very special ruler!
String quilts are named for the strips of fabric used to create these dynamic quilts. These "strings" are sewn onto a permanent foundation. The foundation blocks are sewn together in a variety of ways to make a custom quilt top. Often, string quilts are scrappy and a perfect way to use some of those remnants from other projects. A more coordinated fabric selection can result in a quilt with a more elegant or refined look. Take the class and use up some of those scraps so you can buy more fabric! We will review color theory, value and visual texture to learn how the use of color and pattern will bring your quilt to life. In class, we will create four of the blocks from the "String Quilt Style" book by Mary M Hogan.
A single Mariner's Compass block used to take many hours to make -- not anymore! Using the Robin Ruth ruler, you'll learn how to make this traditional block in about two hours. Join us for a fun day (bring your lunch!) and leave with a completed 12" block. You'll also learn how you can make these blocks in sizes ranging from 6" to 36".
Create your own version of Van Gogh's Starry Night painting---using textiles! Join this class and learn the fun and creative applique' technique that makes it easy to create beautiful, fanciful wallhangings or quilts. In this class, you will make an 11' x 14" wallhanging or placemat of Van Gogh's Starry Night scene. You will learn the skills to transfer your own print images or ideas onto fabric. All materials are provided. A short essay regarding Van Gogh is requested but not required.