Is there a quilt you would like to make? Do you have a project that you would like to finish? Have you ever seen a quilt that just strikes your fancy but you think it would be too difficult? Come join our class and learn the basics and beyond with all the company of fellow quilting and appliqué enthusiasts which will keep you going through the time consuming but creative and rewarding process of starting, making and finishing your own special quilt. Optional field trips to quilt and fabric shops will be discussed in class. Please see updated supply list on the LCE website. Class will meet: Janaury 27; February 3, 10; and March 2, 9, 16.
Cathy Berry has been quilting and teaching traditional quilt techniques for over 20 years.
Supplies that are in bold will be needed for the first class.
Fat quarters of 3 different printed fabric for practice sewing
(these are used for a practice block needed during the first two classes)
Please Note: All of your fabrics must be of good quality. The pattern design on the fabric should vary in size and value to allow for the most interest in the finished blocks. Choose a variety that will provide intrest and depth of patter
The scale of print should also go from the lightest shades to the darkest of your fabrics.
All fabrics must be prewashed and ironed prior to use.
Clover – Patchwork Pins #2507 yellow/blue heads, fine
Creative Grid – clear plastic ruler 1”x 6” or 1”x 12”
Olfa art knife – AK 1 #9153US
template plastic – large sheet no grid, flat (do not buy the type labled vinyl, it is to difficult to cut with the art knife)
Pieacmaker sewing needles – Sharpes #12
or Bohin Applique needles, size 11
Scissors – good ones, not the ones from the kitchen draw –
G-4 or G-5 – make sure to try the different size finger openings to see
which are most comfortable for you
or Clover Patchwork Scissors – 5 ½” or 7”
Clover Patchwork board-sandpaper board used to trace templates
Aurifil cotton sewing thread – color to match fabric, will be discussed in class
mechanical pencil – 0.5 with 2B lead
Clover White Marking pen – #517
Sharpie extra-fine point marker
Stationary supplies are available from Playtime, in Arllington
NOTE: All supplies will be discussed and demonstrated at the in class
and you will be able to purchase remaining supplies and fabrics, as a group, during the first field trip.