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January 2022

Lecture: Beth Helfter – Give It A Scrap Slap

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

As a mostly scrappy designer, Beth prefers to dig into her stash to create designs that appeal to her senses of color and value, using as many different fabrics as possible. Keeping to just a few color families in each quilt palette is one of her best tricks to keeping scrappy quilts from getting too out of hand but allowing them to sing with tone and movement. As a member of Quiltmaker Magazine's 2014 Scrap Squad, she recreated a design from each of six issues using only scraps, and was able to bring out different secondary designs and block highlights simply by adding more tone

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Zoom Class – Exploring Half-Square Triangles with Beth Helfter – January 26, 2022

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Accordion Sewn HSTs have created a whole revelation in half square triangle making, where everyone doesn't need a twin, scrap quilts fully realize the potential of their variety, and blocks can be created just by ordering fabrics within accordions for perfect placement of color and fabric. " The Accordion Sewn HSTsTM method came to me almost in a fever dream, and since then I’ve been on a mission to bring it to groups everywhere, showing the cool things it can do, from scrappy to ordered accordions that create a block practically in one fell swoop. In this class, you will learn the basic technique, and

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March 2022

March Lecture – Sally Manke – Trunk Show of Art and Traditional Quilts

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
3500 Byron Center, Wyoming, MI 49509, 3500 Byron Cente
Wyoming, MI 49509 United States
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This lecture will be in person at the Calvary Reformed Church Show includes a large collection of art and traditional quilts including their inspiration and fun info. Enjoy a light-hearted presentation including information on how the quilts were made, special materials used and any tips for you to create your own. Watch a parade of actual quilts using confetti art, raw edge appliqué, fiber painting and crazy mixed media techniques. All art quilts are all original designs to inspire your next work. An informal and fun lecture with interaction and a Q&A at the conclusion. Sally Manke's mission is to delight others with textile art

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Sally Manke Workshop – Lone Pine Art Quilt – Wednesday, March 23, 2022

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
3500 Byron Center, Wyoming, MI 49509, 3500 Byron Cente
Wyoming, MI 49509 United States
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$50.00 – $60.00 8 tickets left

Master new techniques while while exploring unique fibers to create a winter woodland art quilt. Novelty thread, yarns, fabric, roving, Sari silk and tulle are used to establish depth with a distant background and textural foreground. Finish with a full, vibrant storybook tree or one closer to Charlie Brown's. Learn how techniques used in class can be applied to an array of future quilts. (Kit available $40 includes Backing, batting, background, novelty thread, yarns, fabric, roving, Sari silk and tulle) https://www.sallymanke.com/

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