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Do you know that wonderful feeling of accomplishment when your sewing room is tidy, all of your UFO’s are complete and you can start guilt-free on a new project? Me neither. Join us at Maggie’s Sewing and Fabric in Longmont for this monthly club. There is one qualification: You must have several unfinished projects or something in mind that you have always wanted to make but you haven’t gotten "Round Tuitt."
This is a class designed to familiarize students with the basics of free-motion quilting. In this class you will learn nine filler designs, four ruler techniques, six border and sashing ideas, basics and variations of free-motion feathers. Once you learn these basic shapes and techniques, you will be able to build from there to more complicated designs. Additionally, Darcy will give you ideas and tips to help you become a better longarm quilter. Lecture/demo and practice. Use Maggie's machines during this class to perfect your techniques!
Make a traditional Mariner's Compass block in a new, non-traditional way using a very special ruler!
Good Day! Join Quilt artist and Textile Enthusiast, Cathy Holmes at Maggie's Sewing and Fabric in Longmont for two GREAT days and learn how to create the beautiful "Good Day" quilt by renowned designer, Yoko Saito. The timeless charm of this traditional design is complemented by the circular motif that adds to the intrigue of the quilt. We have adapted the pattern to utilize paper foundation piecing techniques. Not only will you learn the basics of paper piecing, you will also learn how to make perfect Y-Seams and how to apply binding on those pesky inside corners. Don't be intimidated by the size of the quilt. We will provide guidelines for making a smaller quilt and a table runner version of this stunning piece. Make this versatile quilt your own by choosing from fabrics you love--Use the muted colors favored by Yoko Saito, or brighten it up with your own style. This quilt can also be a great stash buster. The purchase of the book: Scrap Valley, by Yoko Saito is required for this class. Other than the Good Day pattern, this comprehensive book offers many more patterns and instruction in techniques from Yoko Saito. We are certain it will be a treasured part of your library.