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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".
Tap into your creative dress designer genes and have the best-dressed-doll in town! In the "Say "Yes" to the Doll Dress Class" you will create a wardrobe for 18" dolls (American Girl Doll Size). These dresses are from Erin Hentzel's " A Dress For Every Occasion Doll Dress Boutique" book (required for class). This class is offered once a month for seven months (three is no class in May). Each month one of six dress styles will be featured. While these dresses can be made on any domestic sewing machine, in this class you will have the opportunity to learn new skills and enhance your sewing repertoire with the use of the Serger/Overlook machine as well as learning about specialized feet, decorative stitches, trim application, and other sewing skills. This is a great skill builder for all ages (teens are welcome!) and it is offered as a parent/child class.