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September 2018

Lenore Crawford WORKSHOP – Fusing & Fabric Painting to Create Realistic Fabric Art

September 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Calvary CRC, 3500 Byron Center Ave, SW
Wyoming, MI 49509 United States
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Fusing and Fabric Painting to Create Realistic Fabric Art Three-hour Workshop In this lecture/demo, Lenore's fusing technique will be shown through lecture slides and demonstration. She will demonstrate how to create a small fused project working from a photo transferred to freezer paper and then muslin. Her fusing technique using Misty Fuse™ will be shown along with her fabric painting on the finished design which adds depth and detail to the piece. She then finishes the piece with batting, backing, and free-motion sewing, changing threads constantly to add even more depth to the finished piece.

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Lenore Crawford WORKSHOP – Blended Fabric Collages

September 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Calvary CRC, 3500 Byron Center Ave, SW
Wyoming, MI 49509 United States
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Blended Fabric Collages All Day Workshop Using tiny pieces of fabric, about ½” in size, each student will create blended fabric collages to take home and frame. Designing will focus on value to create depth and texture. Fabric paints are used to enhance trees. Finished size of projects are 4.5" X 6.5" and are glued to an 8" X 10" mat board to be framed later by the student. A $15 supplies fee required. Supplies List I will have some of the tools available for purchase if students aren’t able to find them: 18 mm and 28 mm rotary cutters craft knife like X-Acto small

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November 2018

Kari Schell WORKSHOP – Introduction to Electric Quilt 8

November 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Calvary CRC, 3500 Byron Center Ave, SW
Wyoming, MI 49509 United States
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Introduction to Electric Quilt 8 Full Day Workshop Electric Quilt has just released EQ8 (the first release in over 7 years). This version has an entirely new look and feel which Kari thinks you are really going to enjoy learning. This class will cover basic navigation of the software, creating a new project, using the libraries, using Quick Quilts for fast projects, adding borders, coloring tools/fabrics, creating quilt labels and printing quilts, blocks, fabric yardage estimates, rotary cutting, and foundation patterns. By the end of class, you will be comfortable working with the program and be able to explore additional features on your own. Users

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Kari Schell WORKSHOP – Pictoral Foundations Using Electric Quilt

November 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Calvary CRC, 3500 Byron Center Ave, SW
Wyoming, MI 49509 United States
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Pictoral Foundations Using Electric Quilt Take your favorite photo (or even an applique block) and convert it to a pieced block that can be foundation pieced! This class will cover how to draft one of a kind foundation patterns. We will start with the basics of foundation piecing and graduate to some of the more complex design possibilities. Level: intermediate Fee:  $50 for members. $60 for non-members.

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January 2019

Sue Cortese Workshop – Snow/Ice Dyeing

January 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Calvary CRC, 3500 Byron Center Ave, SW
Wyoming, MI 49509 United States
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$35.00 – $45.00

In this class, we will explore the serendipity that is snow/ice dyeing.  We will be using Procion MX Fiber Reactive dyes and either snow or ice to help disperse and distribute the dyes onto the fabric.  We will explore different folding and scrunching techniques to see the textures that they create in the dyeing process.  This dyeing technique gives the fabric a watercolor type effect.  When snow is not available, ice can be used as a substitute.  This process is not for the control freak...the person who wants to controlled outcomes or doesn't handle a bit of messiness.  Dyes, auxiliary chemicals and supplies are provided

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Sue Cortese Workshop – Hawaiian Applique’

January 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Calvary CRC, 3500 Byron Center Ave, SW
Wyoming, MI 49509 United States
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$60.00

In this class, you will be creating our own unique appliqué piece, combining a unique snow dyed background with a solid color applied piece.  We will work on creating our own paper folded design, however, there will be Hawaiian patterns to work from or trace.  The back ground pieces may be made in a separate class or can be purchased from the instructor.  We will walk through the process alignment, basting, and needle turn appliqué (sewing around curves, point and crotches). Class length: 6 hours. Level: Intermediate Supply List - Hawaiian Applique'  

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May 2019

Cindy Grisdela Workshop – Fire and Ice Bargello-Style Wall Hanging

May 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Calvary CRC, 3500 Byron Center Ave, SW
Wyoming, MI 49509 United States
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$50.00 – $60.00

This is one of my most popular patterns. Combine your favorite black and white fabrics with a trio of brights to make a bargello-style wall hanging that pops with color! You will create “strata” of 2″ strips and then cut them into varying widths to create your design. The finished size is 34″ w x 39″ h. Basic sewing skills and a sewing machine in good working order necessary. Confident beginner to advanced level. Click here for class supply list.

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September 2019

Pam Buda – Star String Pin Cushion Workshop

September 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$35.00 – $45.00

This scrappy pin cushion features a scrappy Sawtooth Star block, featuring a string paper pieced center!  This adds a little more twinkle to each star! The fundamentals of paper piecing are covered, as well as tips for choosing just the right fabrics so each student can make their own quilt! Star Strings quilt pattern is required.  Pattern price for workshop participants is $5 (regularly $9)  and is available the day of class. Supply List for String Star Pin Cushion Workshop

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Pam Buda – Practice What I Preach Workshop

September 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Calvary Reformed Church MI United States + Google Map
$50.00 – $60.00

This is a hands-on lesson of the techniques covered in my lecture Secrets of Professional Quilters ~ Revealed!. The skills taught in this class will be used each and every time you quilt!! Here's an opportunity for each student to try many new techniques including the "Make It Larger ~ Trim It Down" technique for Half and Quarter Square Triangles, Flying Geese, and Square in a square units.  We'll also cover alternate piecing techniques for the ever popular Corner Square Triangle units.  Students then practice what I demonstrate using my tools and notions to see how they like the technique. We go over a variety of pressing techniques as well.  I can help a

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September 2021

Workshop with Pat Yamin – Two Classes, One Price!!!!

September 28 @ 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

A LIMITED NUMBER OF SPOTS ARE LEFT!! SIGN UP TODAY!!! We have a special treat this month, Pat is going to teach two classes for the price of one!  This will be a one-day event. As an added bonus, you will also receive Pat Yamin's quilt book, "One-Patch Scrap Quilts"!! What: Spinning Stars Quilt Class AND Diamonds and Squares Quilt Class When: Tuesday, September 28, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Where: Calvary Reformed Church 3500 Byron Center, Wyoming, MI 49509 Spinning Stars Quilt This traditional pattern gets a totally new look by adding a square to the patchwork pattern for an interesting visual quilt. In

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