Come once or come every month. This group gathers monthly to learn the art of embellishment. Whether you are working on a crazy quilt or embellishing a more traditional quilt – this group is for you. We explore a wide variety of embellishing techniques such as basic embroidery stitches and silk ribbon embroidery; the use of beads, buttons, and crystals; and work with a vast variety of decorative threads and fibers. We love to share ideas, explore new techniques and just be together.
Jo Morton’s Little Women’s Club
Meets: 1st or 4th Tuesday each month
Time: 6-8 pm
You are invited to step back in time and attend an olde fashioned gathering making small olde looking quilts and needful things using only Jo’s fabric lines with Andover Fabrics. Jo provides the quilt designs, the shop provides the fun and extras for you to enjoy.
On your journey you will learn Jo’s methods of accurate piecing and needle-turn applique. There are also suggestions for quilting the projects – either by hand or machine. A bonus is that once you master making small-scale blocks, you can make anything well.
The “Pieceful” Piecing Club
Meets: 2nd Sunday each month
Time: 11 am – 2 pm
This club is devoted to hand-piecing and begins with a 26″ x 26″ wall hanging using Cindy Blackberg’s Churn Dash rubber stamps and her pattern “Churn Dash Sampler.” While templates are included in the pattern, Noel Payton strongly advises using a 3-stamp set to ensure accuracy and consistency in piecing. Two 3.75″ blocks (finished size) will be made a month. Join Noel and learn how easy it is to make this charmingly small sampler and see how soothing and “pieceful” hand-piecing can be! Beginners at hand-piecing are welcome!
Quilters describe PhD as “Projects Half Done!” Does that describe your projects? Mary Ann will help you work through those projects with this program. Choose six projects – at any stage of completion – that you want to finish. There will be goals, challenges and fun to help you complete your PhD program and get you to graduation.
Scrap Quilt Club
Meets: 2nd Thursday each month
Time: 6-8 pm
Gather some of your favorite fabrics and join with friends to work on a scrap quilt. This club will meet with Londa monthly.
Meets: 3rd Thursday each month
Do you love to do applique by hand and want to mingle with others who share your passion for this needlecraft? If you are an expert, or just have knowledge of the basics, join Pat Cunningham’s applique “sewcial” to stitch your own applique project and share ideas and techniques with fellow quilters. Pat will provide guidance and trouble shoot any problems you may have, or help you get started on a new project.