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November 2018

Kari Schell LECTURE

November 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Calvary CRC, 3500 Byron Center Ave, SW
Wyoming, MI 49509 United States
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Trunk Show plus Using Specialty Rulers for enhanced Speed & Accuracy Prepare to be educated as Kari describes her design process, shows beautiful quilts, and demonstrate useful tools. During this lecture, you will see several quilts from her current designs and sneak peeks at new projects. Many of Kari's projects utilize over-sized piecing and subsequent trim-downs with rulers from Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design. She will share tips for effectively using these rulers. Visit her webiste:  www.onpointquilter.com

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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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Sue Cortese LECTURE

January 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Calvary CRC, 3500 Byron Center Ave, SW
Wyoming, MI 49509 United States
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Jan. 22, 2019:  Tonight's WMQG Meeting and Lecture have been canceled due to weather. "My Quilting Journey" In this lecture, Sue will take people through the quilts that she has made. From some of her first quilts to some of her most recent quilts. When she started quilting, her quest was to make a quilt from every pattern and technique. This challenge has led her to take classes from some of the top national educators and create a diverse and varied stockpile of quilts. Sue will talk about what she has learned about color, pattern, balance, and variety. Originality has also been a big thing for

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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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Cindy Grisdela Lecture – Journey of An Art Quilter

May 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Calvary CRC, 3500 Byron Center Ave, SW
Wyoming, MI 49509 United States
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Have you ever wondered about how to make the transition from traditional quilter to artist? Cindy Grisdela started out over 25 years ago making quilts using traditional patterns and techniques. With examples from her own quilts, she will describe how her work evolved into a unique contemporary style that has won awards and is juried into at fine art and craft shows all over the country.

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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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Pam Buda Lecture – Secrets of Professional Quilters Revealed!

September 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Calvary CRC, 3500 Byron Center Ave, SW
Wyoming, MI 49509 United States
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This Power Point presentation is packed full of very useful information that will teach you to use alternative piecing methods for making units, as well as tips and hints relating to every aspect of quilting. Pam also shares secrets she's gathered over years of trial & error, taking classes, and learning from what fellow designers and national teachers have shared with her. The lesson begins with learning the "Make it larger - Trim it down" techniques.  Pam demonstrates step-by-step techniques for making units (such as Half Square Triangles, Quarter Square Triangles, Square-in-a-Square units, and Flying Geese) larger than they need to be so they can

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