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This is a 3-day fun retreat and one you don't want to miss. You'll learn all aspects of serging from threading, seaming, incorporating decorative stitches, and how to use your accessory feet. If you own the Ovation or Triumph, you are welcome to bring your own machine. Please also bring your foot kit (if you have one) and all other accessories that came with your machine. There is also an Advanced Session that will be held on August 8, 9, 10 in Longmont. You must complete the Beginner Session in order to take the Advanced. The event will be held at Maggie's Sewing & Vacuum, 1737 So. College Ave, Fort Collins. A $100 deposit will be required upon registration to hold your seat.
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. 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".