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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, 2021 @ 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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November 2021

November 16 Workshop with Coleen Merte – Pink Grapefruit

November 16, 2021 @ 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

In this workshop, you will make this beautiful quilt.  Pink Grapefruit takes a traditional pattern, but recreates it through a modern filter, to make this stunning quilt. This is one of Coleen's most requested workshops. Finished Size 72" x 84" Supply List 4 1/4 yards white 1 1/2 yards dark gray 1/3 yard light gray 1/3 yard solid coral 1/4 yard coral print (pieced blocks) 1/4 yard second coral print (pieced blocks) 12 1/2" square third coral print 12 1/2" square fourth coral print 12 1/2" square light gray print 12 1/2" square second light gray print 5 1/2 yards backing 2/3 yards binding Sewing

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January 2022

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

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

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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May 2022

English Paper Piecing and Millefiori Wallhanging Workshop

May 25 @ 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

Millefiori is a kaleidoscopic design made by using English Paper Piecing templates shaped to fussycut fabrics. The fabric is then positioned on papers of the same shape and then whip stitched together to create a rosette. This is a hand piecing class that will help you design and make a rosette for a Millefiori quilt.  Diane will show you how to make the rosette using either acrylic templates to cut your fabric shapes and/or paper templates to shape your fabric around the template using a soluble glue stick. This will include tips for fussy cutting, using a magic mirror and best threads for connecting your

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