Classes

Amish Inspired Modern- Pati Fried

Having just finished a quilt that went off for a Amish Inspired Modern exhibit at San Jose Quilt Museum, Pati thought it might be interesting to work on taking Amish designs and doing a modern twist to them. Most of my classes and workshops are based on teaching a technique, then allowing the student to play. Individual creativity will be nurtured and a design-wall process will be encouraged! Pati, a fabric designer, author, teacher and pattern designer is offering three spectacular classes this winter!

Beginning Machine Applique

Let us show you all the tips and tricks for all the wonderful machine appliqué you see throughout the shop. Find out how fun and easy it really is!

Cost: $ 40.00
Beginning Quilting

Do you want to learn beginning quilting the easy way? You'll discover a wealth of quilting tips, including quilting terms and supplies, rotary cutting, seam allowances, how to choose fabric and prints and understand fabric grain. At the end of two sessions you will have pieced your first quilt top and learn about finishing your quilt.

Cost: $ 50.00
Christmas Wreath

Christmas Wreath is a traditional wreath wall hanging made using Anelies modern stitch-n-flip piecing technique. The tops are a unique design of half circles tucked in behind the Dresden blade tops. This requires No appliqu to complete and adds a dimension to the edge of the wreath. It is trimmed with rouching in the center and a Bow attached. Bells or Buttons can be added to decorate the wreath. This Design is featured in Anelies book Thoroughly Modern Dresden.

Cost: $ 60.00
Clothing Construction - Top Making

Never Have a Fit Disaster! Janice Langen This 2 day workshop is the perfect class if you are frustrated with Clothes that do not fit. During this hands -on workshop you will learn:

Cost: $ 120.00
Costa Maya

Easier than it looks! All blocks and borders are made from one simple 15” block. If you want to make a spectacular quilt with a simple technique, that will have people saying, “wow!” this is it!

Cost: $ 40.00
Curved Paper Pieced Flying Geese

Level: Beg/Intermediate must be confident in basic paper piecing This class will use your existing knowledge of basic paper piecing techniques and add a twist to them by designing a small wall-hanging with curved flying geese. Don't miss the chance to work with award winning quilter and nationally known Teacher Sue Rasmussen who has taught at Asilomar and on TV with Alex Anderson & Ricky TIms

Cost: $ 65.00
Jacob's Escalator

Spectacular! Is the only way to describe this quilt. Adapted from a wall hanging, this quilt is made up of two values in one blockthere are some curves, but they are very easy to make. The traditional Jacobs Ladder has been ESCALATED in this breathtaking beauty.

Cost: $ 40.00
Linda Ballard Fractured Crystals

What do you see when looking at this quilt? You see depth, but uncertain as to where the individual blocks are. Therea re 3 blocks in this quilt, but they’re used equally. The blocks will have many speed methods for piecing.

Cost: $ 65.00
Linda Ballard Wide Open Spaces

Starting with 3 fabrics, you can create this wonderful quilt consisting of strip sets, bias squares and lots of open areas. The quilt has repeating blocks with pieced sashing and cornersquares …. With this ‘trick’ you’ll get a great alternate pattern where the blocks join together. To finish out the look, you’ll have as one of the 3 borders a small sawtooth border, this adds a bit of ‘wow’ to the quilt. The quilt comes in several sizes.

Cost: $ 65.00
Machine Quilting Workshop - Sue Rasmussen

In this class, students will immediately start working on muslin sandwiches to perfect their hand and foot speed coordination. Work with award winning quilter and nationally known teacher, Sue Rasmussen who has taught at Asilomar and on TV with Alex Anderson & Ricky Tims. Don't miss the chance to work with her locally!

Cost: $ 65.00
Minky Blanket -Quilt as you Go

Join Lisa for a few hours and create a soft, cozy blanket. Learn how to tame that minky while you quilt as you go! Make either a Baby size or a throw.

Cost: $ 25.00
Modern Traditionalist- Pati Fried

How do you balance time-honored, traditional blocks and techniques with the fresh, new styles of Modern Quilting? What is it all about? Whats the big deal? Modern Quilting is much more than simple blocks with a lot of negative space. It is an opportunity to push you boundaries. Explore what happens when you begin a classic, traditional block, then alter it to reflect the Modern Quilt influence. PATI FRIED, fabric designer, author, teacher and pattern designer is offering three spectacular classes this winter.

One Block Wonder

This is a serendipitous and adventurous approach to design. One piece of fabric does all the work, because the fabric contains all the colors and all the design elements. You cut and sew with triangles forming hexagons and then design with these kaleidoscope blocks. The quilt you produce has more energy and movement than the original fabric.

Cost: $ 50.00
Paper Piecing

Do you HATE paper piecing? Is tearing away the paper a royal pain? I think so too! That’s why I teach freezer paper piecing! No sewing on the paper, no tearing the paper away later. Make a lovely wall hanging using this quick, fun and easy freezer paper technique.

Cost: $ 30.00
Second Sunday - Tea Cozy

Here's a perfect holiday gift for the tea lover in your life.

Second Sunday Woven Snowflake Ornament

Bonnie always has something up her sleeve! Join her on the second Sunday of the December to create this ornament in an afternoon. Have fun, learn new techniques and create fun gifts for you, your friends and family.

Cost: $ 10.00
Short Cuts - Pati Fried

Learn 6 simple techniques to quickly create 3 dimensional blocks that are super easy and fun to make! Sew them up fast for a quilt in your favorite fabric combination and learn a few new tricks along the way! What could be better than that? Sample Quilt finishes at 42 x 54. Pattern lends itself easily to smaller or larger sizes. PATI FRIED, fabric designer, author, teacher and pattern designer is offering three spectacular classes this winter.

Events

Quilter's Quest Shop Hop

Quilter's Quest Shop Hop Oh the places you'll go! Explore 10 spectacular Bay Area Quilt Stores during the 15th Annual Quilter's Quest Shop Hop. Experience the creativity and inspiration the best quilt stores the Bay Area have to offer. In three days travel through the beautiful Wine Country, view picturesque Marin and explore the excitement of the Bay Area. Quilter's Quest is a fabulous way to start your holiday season gift shopping with the latest fabrics, books, patterns, notions, and holiday gifts.