April 16-17 Workshops with Nancy Mahoney

Nancy will be teaching “Feathered Star” – a wall hanging for one of her full day classes and the other full day class, she will teach “Round About”. Go to Nancy’s web site at www.nancymahoney.com to view the quilts and supply lists.

  • Nancy is a national star and her use of tools and techniques can be applied to ALL your quilting projects.
  • Her patterns are regularly seen in Fons and Porter and many other magazines.
  • You can use your own color schemes to make brilliant patterns.

The cost is only $40 for DOQ members or $60 for non-members. Please note that there will be no reimbursement if you sign up but are unable to attend. If you cannot attend, you may find a substitute to take your place.
FeatheredStar3“Feathered Star” is a class that offers cutting and piecing techniques for making accurate triangle squares. Her methods make short work of tricky looking blocks. Design and color possibilities will be discussed. Pattern included for each student. Finished size: 44″ x 44″  Supply list

round_about_Nancy_Mahoney“Round About” is easier to make than it looks. Class time begins with tips for sewing accurate patchwork blocks using strip piecing techniques. Then we’ll shift our focus to easy invisible machine appliqué techniques. Discover how surprisingly simple it is to sew perfect curves using turned-edge appliqué. Pattern included for each student.
Finished size: 64″ x 64″. Supply list

September Workshop – Day Break withTammy Triglianos

DayBreak-PatternIn September, we will be learning about the Hex N More and Sidekick ruler from Tammy Triglianos. If you have not seen what these rulers can help you make, go to www.jaybirdquilts.com and check out the endless possibilities. Tammy will be teaching us how to make Daybreak by Jaybird. She will be making a winter version of this quilt to show you. Once you have learned how to use these tools, you will be able to make any of the beautiful patterns shown on the website.
Sign up for this workshop has been great! After our meeting in July, this workshop will be opened to the public. There are just a few slots left, so please bring your money to the guild meeting. A space cannot be held without payment.

Supply List

1. Day Break Pattern
2. Hex N More Ruler AND Sidekick Ruler (can make your own templates, but ruler makes cutting super easy). These rulers are used in many of her other patterns.
3. Fabric Requirements for Lap Size Quilt (or refer to pattern for fabric requirements for preferred quilt size)
15 Assorted Fat Quarters
3 1/8 yards for background fabric

*Press all fabric with spray starch prior to class
**We will be working on the quilt top in class. Refer to pattern for Binding and Backing requirements.

Sewing machine in good working condition + manual
Coordinating cotton thread
Rotary cutter and mat
Long ruler
Marking Tool
Straight Pins
Spray Starch

April 2015 Workshop – Antique English Pleated Log Cabin Block with Pepper Cory

When: Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 1:30-4:30pm
Where: New Hope Volunteer Fire Department , 4012 Whitfield Rd., Chapel Hill, NC
Cost: $25 (DOQ member) $40 (non-DOQ member, if space available) plus optional kit fee of $15.

Pepper Cory Pleated Log CabinThis quilt pattern popularly known as Log Cabin is one many American quiltmakers assume was home-grown. But the Log Cabin quilt pattern may in fact have originated on a tiny island off the coast of England! Called the Roof Tile pattern on the Isle of Man (located between Ireland and England), the pleated quilt-as-you-go block is constructed (pieced) and quilted all at the same time and does not use batting. The blocks are then joined, front to front, and the backs’ foundations whip-stitched together.

The Antique English Pleated Log Cabin Block’s casual sewing is an excellent introduction to hand stitching and has the advantage of being totally portable for today’s busy quiltmakers. This pattern is a super addition to your quilting skills and one you can teach kids and do at any time and any place.

Please bring to class:

*Four pre-cut 8 ½” squares of soft pre-washed muslin and four pre-cut 3 ½” squares in a solid color (Coordinate the color of your 3 ½” squares with one of your groups of strips-see below)

*Two sets of fabric strips, all cut 1 ½”  wide. Cut 12 strips light fabrics and 12 strips dark. (Note that you can also choose two different color groups, like reds vs. blues rather than light/dark) Suggestion: cut all strips along the width (22 ½”) of a Fat Quarter of fabric. Please do not bring all batiks as these are more difficult for hand-sewing. Use up your older softer calicoes and home-spuns on this project.

*Kit for hand sewing: straight pins, scissors, thimble, good quality thread (match to either color group of strips) and an assortment of hand sewing needles. Suggestion: at least some embroidery needles, a sharp, and a #9 quilting needle. You may want to experiment to find the right needle for you.

*An Ott light (with extension cord) is a good addition to your sewing tools.

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April 2015 Workshop – Sashiko with Pepper Cory

When: Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 9:00am-4:30pm
Where: New Hope Volunteer Fire Department , 4012 Whitfield Rd., Chapel Hill, NC
Cost: $40 (DOQ member) $70 (non-DOQ member, if space available) plus kit fee of $22.

Pepper Cory Sashiko WallHangingYokosu!
Welcome to Sashiko (Japanese quilting)

Start the new year right in blue and white! You’ve admired classic sashiko in quilts and wall hangings-now it’s your turn. Even non-hand quilters remark on how easy and soothing sashiko stitching is-it’s the Zen side of quilting. Finally—a quilting style that will inspire you to use all that gorgeous Oriental fabric you bought! In the morning learn how to mark and stitch a classic sashiko design. In the afternoon learn the back-basting appliqué technique on your own patchwork blocks. These skills will combine to make a wall hanging. Note: prior to class you need to make six simple patchwork blocks and bring with you (See What students need to bring to class)

Pepper Cory Sashiko RabbitKit The class kit consists of  ½ yd. hand-dyed indigo homespun, a ball of #8 white perle cotton, needle threader,  a sashiko sampler needlepack (10 needles), a stencil with three sashiko designs, template plastic for moon shapes, a white marking pencil, two thimble alternatives, written how-to directions, an essay on the history of sashiko plus instructions for a wall hanging. Note: basting thread and needles are also supplied for afternoon work. Cost is $22 per person.

Pepper Cory Sashiko SamplerBring to class

Scissors for paper and fabric. Favorite thimble for hand sewing if you use one. Small pillow. A pair of cuffed white socks you wouldn’t mind cutting up. Blocks (how to make below) “moon” fabric,* thread/needle for applique.

*Moon fabric is a large-scale Asian print that you will be cutting “moon” circles out of and appliqueing to the patchwork blocks you’ve made. Make sure your Moon fabric contrasts well with both patchwork block fabrics.

Bring thin good quality thread (#60 works well) in a coordinating color for the Moon fabric to do applique stitches.

To do before class-directions Pepper Cory Sashiko Sampler2

To make six half-square triangle blocks: choose two contrasting Asian-style prints (light vs. dark, blue vs. red etc). From each,  cut three (3) squares 8 7/8 inches. Cut all squares in half. Pair a light triangle with a dark triangle and sew together (on machine) using ¼” seam allowance. Press to dark side. Repeat for all blocks. Note: five blocks are used in the wall hanging and the sixth is for practice.

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Free Beginning Quilting Workshop – September 27

BeginnerWorkshopLily Kinross-Wright will be teaching a beginning quilting class on Saturday, September 27th, 2014 from 10am-4pm. Students will complete two placemats with the option of learning the basics of free-motion quilting. The pattern and class will be FREE. This is a great opportunity to learn the basics and see how much fun quilting is! You do not need to be a member of the guild, but we will be offering a special pro-rated membership fee of only $20 for the remainder of 2014 for anyone who joins at the class. The class will be held at the New Hope Fire Department Hall at 4012 Whitfield Rd, Chapel Hill, NC. To sign up please email Lily directly at lilykw@gmail.com.

Lily will host a special pre-class at Thimble Pleasures on Monday, September 22nd at 6:30pm. She will go over fabric selection, tools, and machines.

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Mini Class – Sewing Hexies and Hexie Balls

There will be a half hour mini-class before the guild meeting on September 15, 2014 from 6:30 – 7:00 at St. Thomas More Church / DOQ Meeting Room. The class will be taught by Brenda Matthews, Joan Jones, Ruth Roberson, and Hedi Andres. Different methods will be shown for sewing hexagon pieces for quilts or hexies (samples at http://thehexieblog.blogspot.com/)

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June Workshop: “Jamestown Landing” with Bonnie Hunter

When: Sunday, June 15, 2014 from 9:30am-3:30pm *CLASS FULL*

Where: New Hope Volunteer Fire Department , 4012 Whitfield Rd., Chapel Hill, NC

Cost: $40 (DOQ member) $70 (non-DOQ member, if space available), “String Fling” book required.

Jamestown Landing QuiltStars and chains in blues and neutrals are sure to capture any star-lover’s fancy! What a great way to clear out scraps by choosing two color families: A foreground (Blue) and a background (Neutral) Students will learn the basics of string piecing along with learning to use the Easy Angle ruler to create half square triangle units from 2 1/2″ scrap strips. This quilt was a great way for me to use a large variety of blue and neutral scraps for the half-square triangles, and even more scrap fun clearing out a whole box of neutral strings used in the alternate block areas.

Jamestown Landing supply list.

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June Workshop: “Smith Mountain Morning” with Bonnie Hunter

When: Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 9:30am-3:30pm *CLASS FULL*

Where: New Hope Volunteer Fire Department , 4012 Whitfield Rd., Chapel Hill, NC

Cost: $40 (DOQ member) $70 (non-DOQ member, if space available), Scraps & Shirttails II book required.

Smith Mountain MorningSmith Mountain Morning is a two-block quilt, with the star block, a 54-40 or Fight variation, in two colorways, and a Chimney and Cornerstones log cabin variation which is rotated to complete the design between the stars. This pattern is found in my book Scraps & Shirttails II which may be purchased from my website at Quiltville.com. Students will learn the use of specialty rulers for half square triangles using the Easy Angle Ruler, Quarter Square Triangles using the Companion Angle Ruler, and the Tri Recs rulers for the tall star points!

Smith Mountain Morning supply list.

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March Workshop: “Batik Wheels” with Deb Karasik

When: March 29, 2014  9am – 3pm

Where: New Hope Fire Volunteer Fire Department, 4012 Whitfield Road, Chapel Hill, NC

Cost: $40 + $15 pattern fee

Batik Wheels QuiltDeb Karasik will teach a workshop titled “Batik Wheels”. There will be a foundation pattern fee of $15/student paid to Deb at the class.   This fee will pay for  a complete foundation pattern for the entire quilt, including borders.   Please pay the class fee ($40) at the time of sign-up.

To view the quilt that we will be making, go to:

Contact: Cynthia Latta at 919-732-6411 or latta@co.orange.nc.us

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