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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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September Lecture – Pat Yamin – “Unfinished Business”

September 28, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
3500 Byron Center, Wyoming, MI 49509, 3500 Byron Cente
Wyoming, MI 49509 United States
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Pat Yamin, president and founder of Come Quilt With Me, is well known in the quilting industry, and has appeared on many television and radio quilt shows, the most recent being The Quilt Show with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson. Her company manufactures templates and other tools that assure accuracy and shorten the time necessary to make a quilt. This lecture is a look at Pat’s collection of quilt tops and the stories they tell.  Pat began her love affair with old textiles at a Brimfield, Massachusetts outdoor flee market. There were mountains of pillowcases, dresser scarves, doilies and tablecloths everywhere; quilt blocks and unfinished

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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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November Lecture – Dan Burke – The Love of Paper Piecing Trunk Show

November 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3500 Byron Center, Wyoming, MI 49509, 3500 Byron Cente
Wyoming, MI 49509 United States
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In keeping with our focus on Michigan talent, Dan Burke from Lansing, will be joining us and sharing his love of paper piecing!  He will show us how enjoyable, rewarding and amazing foundation piecing can be! Dan began quilting in 2004 as a craft he could do with his Mom.  Not having known how to use a sewing machine, Dan took classes and found he enjoyed paper piecing or foundation piecing. Dan will be showing us approximately 45 stunning quilts. He will include great information about different types of foundations he uses to make his award-winning quilts  Dan will have kits, fabric and patterns available

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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

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

Diane Kirkhart – “My Quilter Journey” Trunk Show and Lecture

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3500 Byron Center, Wyoming, MI 49509, 3500 Byron Cente
Wyoming, MI 49509 United States
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Diane works part time and teaches at Jinny Beyer Studio in Great Falls, Virginia. She is an award winning-quilter winning for applique and hand quilting. She has even hand quilted a king size quilt for Elly Sienkiewicz which hung in a special exhibit in the Houston Quilt Show in 2011. She also has had one of her quilts (Beauty, Happiness, Family, Love) shown at the Houston Quit Show in 2012. She has sewn many of the shop samples for Jinny Beyer Studio as well as samples for RJR Fabrics. In August of 2017 she did a taping for The Quilt Show which aired February 25,

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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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