Monday, September 21, 2020  (The Pizza Girls!)

October Quilting Class – Bootcamp and Advanced Kaleidoscope


We realize that starting to quilt can be intimidating.  More experienced quilters are throwing around terms like flying geese, Aurifil, half squares, quarter squares, Gingher, and Creative Grid.  What should you buy?  What notions work and what is just junk? This boot camp class will be a note book class.  We will have everything ready to sew.  We’ll hand out the fabrics and you will make samples of several quilting basics.  We’ll share as many tips and tricks as we can think of.  

If you have friends who have always 
wanted to learn to quilt, or have beginners in your quilting guild, this is a chance for them to learn a few tricks that will make piecing less intimidating, more accurate and a lot of fun.
It’s going to a comprehensive notebook class, with participants sewing samples of each technique to put in their notebook and take home for reference.  
It’s going to cover many things you wish you had known earlier in your quilting career-concepts that make your piecing easier, faster, more accurate!
Fabric prep, cutting, 1/4” seams, half-square triangles, quarter-square triangles, flying geese and more, if time allows.  
You must have a 1/4” foot, without a side blade!!! Check with your local dealer, go on line, find one that is designed to work with your machine.  
We have some feet in stock but I can’t guarantee which machines they fit so search until you find the right foot for your specific brand of machine.  
Everything in piecing is based on a 1/4” seam so simplify your life by purchasing the right kind of foot. You have plenty of time to get a proper foot before class.
You’ll need to bring your sewing machine, basic sewing supplies, neutral color thread, etc.  I’ll send a specific supply list when you sign up. 
Class will be 10:00am-4:00pm, $50, which will cover the class fee, handouts and fabric for sewing the samples.  
Again, this would be a good class for beginners or for those of us who could use a class to “tune up” our skills.
Bring a sandwich or a dish to share for lunch.
Advanced Kaleidoscope
When:  Friday, October 18 OR Saturday, October  19, 2019
Time:  10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Price:  $35.00 
Don’t let the “advanced” part scare you.
This class will be an advanced kaleidoscope quilt, fussy cutting the fabric to make really interesting blocks.  All the blocks in my sample were cut from this one Kaffe Fascett striped fabric.  You’ll probably be able to pull the fabric for the points from your stash as each set of 8 points only takes about a fat-eighth.  Star points need high contrast to the background. Batiks are not appropriate for this project because they are hand printed and the registry is not perfectly aligned. 
We are announcing this class early so you have time to find a fun fabric to work with.  I’ll provide more information about fabric requirements and other supplies you’ll need when you register for this class. 
We have lots of wonderful large scale fabrics in stock that would be perfect for this project!  

This is the fabric that Cindy used to make ALL the blocks in her quilt.
Class will once again be held at Cool Spring UMC, 1902 Mocksville Highway, Cleveland, NC…Hwy. 64, east of Statesville.  The church is easily accessible from I-40 or I-77.

Hwy. 64 about 8 miles East of Statesville.  (Cleveland is our mailing address…a rural route…
we are not in Cleveland so don’t let your GPS take you there!  If you need directions, call Cindy or Patti.)
Bring your “Show and Tell”.  Finished or unfinished, we love to see what you are working on.  
Class will be from 10 am-4 pm but we have the church open by 9 am so you can get set up and have a cup of coffee before we begin at 10 am.
As you know, eating lunch is an important part of the day.  You bring a sandwich and we’ll provide sides, chips, desert and tea.
Be sure to bring something to share during “show and tell”.
To register for the class, call Cindy Page, 704-376-2531 to reserve your space, then mail a check made to The Quilter’s Gallery to 224 Woodleaf Road, Cleveland, NC  27013.  Payment is required at the time of registration to hold your space in the class.  
If you can’t join us for the class, remember we are “Open” for shopping. We invite you to stop by and shop while the class is going on.  
We can take you to “the barn”.  That’s where we keep batting, wide backs, other goodies.  Remember all our buttons from the store?  
We still have those.  Lace, eyelet trim-it’s there too. Just ask, and we’ll pull them out for you.  We’ve been rearranging the barn and, 
like all cleaning/organizing adventures, we have a mess!  Hopefully, we will restore order within the next 2 weeks so you can visit 
“the barn” and find anything you are looking for.  We’ve even rearranged the fabric!  
Any questions?  Give us a call, Cindy—704-376-2531 or  —704-807-6992.
Hope to see you soon.
Patti and Cindy