We are now ready to accept your registration(s) for quilts in our April 2019 show. Please visit the Quilt Show page, for show & registration information, including location, categories, rules, etc. Register online, and then send in your registration fee & photos to complete the process. Be a part of the largest quilt show in Northwest Arkansas!
Susan Cleveland will be featured teacher at our 2019 QUILT show, Tomorrow’s Heirlooms, scheduled April 5-6, at the ENCORE Event Center in Springdale.
Susan is a renowned teacher and will be teaching classes on both Friday and Saturday.
The Friday morning class will be 9 a.m.-noon.
Piping Hot Curves – Macaroni
Accent curves with piping! This technique is wonderful for traditional curved patterns and great for contemporary designs. In class students will learn to make perfect piping and add that piping to the lively, curvy macaroni block. Piping adds pizzazz! Quilting and finishing will be discussed. A kit for purchase in class will contain pre-cut fabrics to make two 6″ blocks.
Cost: $40 for QUILT members, and $45 for nonmembers. The cost includes a class kit. Class size is limited to 20.
The Saturday class is 9a.m.-noon.
Quilt Bindings: Simple to Spectacular
With lively projected demos every detail of a quality finish will be covered including some revolutionary ideas! I’ll cover preparing and squaring the quilt, making nice miters, joining tails (my special technique), and finishing for a show-quality back. Options such as an all-machine finish and odd angled corners will be shown as well. Things will then get wild with my Piping Hot Binding technique and lots of variations such as double-piping; embellished piping; invisible binding with piping; and, drum roll, please, my brand new calligraphic binding from my 2016 show quilt. Give your quilts the fabulous finishes they deserve!
Cost: $10 for everyone. This is a demonstration class only. No hands-on work.
The building will open for those attending class at 8:30 a.m.
Susan will also present a one-hour lecture on Friday, time to be announced.
My Eclectic Quilt Pageant
Join one of the world’s most enthusiastic personalities for ooo’s, aaaah’s, and laughter to learn a plethora of tips to increase accuracy and add fresh,interesting details with piping, prairie points, heavy threads, and embellishments. See how to take show pieces to new levels and add charming surprises to simple pieces. Susan will share real live quilts with close ups through the projector so you’re sure to see oodles of detail. You may recognize many quilts as winners in AQS Paducah shows and International Quilt Festivals in Houston! Don’t miss out on this good time!
For more information on Susan, her work and her classes, visit https://piecesbewithyou.com/new-page/
The following is the supply list for the Lock Blocks class on Saturday, September 22:
Sewing machine in working order
Extension cord/power strip
Basic sewing supplies: Rotary cutter, mat, ruler(s)*, scissors, seam ripper (just in case), thread, small iron, ironing surface (optional- I will have an ironing board and iron you can use.)
*A ruler with at least 12 1/2 inches in one direction is required. Other sizes that may come in handy but are not absolutely needed include a 12 1/2 inch square ruler, a 6 1/2 inch x 12 1/2 inch ruler, and a 2 1/2 inch wide ruler.
The short answer is that if you want to make the lap sized (48×60) quilt with blocks that finish 12 inches, you will need exactly one 40 piece jelly roll (2 1/2 inch strips.) If you’re prone to cutting mistakes, you might want to have a little extra coordinating fabric available. You may otherwise cut 2 1/2 strips x width of fabric from your stash. If you would rather use fat quarters, you will need a minimum of 12 fat quarters, but more variety would be better.
The key in selecting fabrics is to be sure you have a variety of light, medium, and dark fabrics. This quilt works well as being very scrappy.
For a crib sized quilt (36×45) only 24 2 1/2 inch strips are needed.
Note: having your 2 1/2 inch strips precut before class is HIGHLY recommended unless you’re planning to cut from fat quarters. I will demonstrate a different cutting and assembly variation from fat quarters in class.
If you would rather make the blocks in a 9 inch finished size, strips will be cut only 2 inches wide. The 9 inch blocks can easily be cut from fat quarters. For a crib size quilt (36×45), you will need at least 8 fat quarters, or for a lap size (54×72),at least 20 fat quarters.
A six inch block can also be done in this pattern. If you’re interested in doing this, it’s cut from 1 1/2 inch strips. I can provide information on fabric needed the day of the class.
Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Bring your lunch or plan to grab something at a nearby restaurant.
Location: First Presbyterian Church in Rogers. 26th St & New Hope Road.
Questions? Contact Natalie McCrory.
Christmas in July
Have a jelly roll you don’t know what to do with?
Our July Super Saturday Sew In will use a jelly roll to make a Christmas tree quilt.
Called Jingle Pop Trees, this pattern was free last year from Hoffman Fabric. Your teacher is Leeanna Walker, and I made this quilt last year for the annual Altrusa Christmas auction. It sold for $300, so someone liked it.
I’ll provide the pattern, you provide everything else.
Here’s what you need:
Power strip/extension cord
Basic sewing stuff
Rotary mat, ruler, cutter, scissors
Template plastic, marker
1 jelly roll, or you can cut your own 2 ½ inch strips. You won’t use a full jelly roll 40) strips), but the more strips you have, the more fun you will have choosing which tree goes where. Cut your strips before class and you’ll be cooking with Crisco.
1 ½ yards white/silver fabric for background
1 ⅛ yards black/silver for outer border and binding
1 yard scarlet/silver for inner border
Size: 48 by 64 inches
Be brave! Choose your own color palette. Maybe you want fall trees or spring trees. Let your imagination run.
Note: This pattern uses templates. However, after I had finished, I realized I could have cut them using a ruler with 60 degree marks. Duh! They’re equilateral triangles. So bring rulers with those marks if you want.
See Amy Rollins or Leeanna Walker for additional information.
PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND!
Date: Saturday, July 28
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: First Presbyterian Church, 26th and New Hope, Rogers
Lunch: bring your own or there are many restaurants nearby.
P.S.: This is my quilt!
Due to a low number of sign-ups, the January workshop has been changed from the Wool Applique Workshop to this Quilts with Great Edges. This is an excellent workshop about bindings and edge treatments. You must sign up for this workshop with Lori Jones no later than January 8th. We need to fill this workshop so call or email Lori today! Click here for all the details.
This year’s reveal party for the Hidden Stitch secret pal program will be on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12 @ 6:00pm. The party will be at the home of Sheila Bayles @ 4007 Benjamin Lane, Springdale.
On 71B, turn at the light on Stultz (Wagon Wheel Café). Go 4 blocks, turn left on Benjamin. 3rd house on the left.
From I49, take Wagon Wheel Rd exit. Go east towards 71B. Go through the light at Silent Grove, take 2nd right, Robins. Follow Robins as it makes a curve to the left and becomes Stultz. Turn right on Benjamin, 3rd house on the left.
Remember to bring your final gift with your reveal and also bring a thank you gift for the person who has been giving you gifts throughout the year.
As we near to the end of 2017, the programs and workshops for 2018 have been announced and are now posted on the Programs and Workshop pages here on this blog. Check it out…get signed up for those workshops early to ensure your place.
Here is the list of breakout sessions for Quilting with the Stars/Quilt Congress 2017:
Embellishment Frenzy: Taught by Margie Langanke & Barb Hancock. Enjoy a trunk show by two long-time quilters who use beading and embroidery to make show stopping quilts. (I’m not an embellisher and I LOVE to see the the work of these two ladies. And it almost makes me want to embellish my quilts.)
Fabric Coil Bowls: Taught by Roxanne Birchard. Demo of how to create bowls, baskets and about any vessel out of clothesline and fabric scraps. (I’ve had this class, and can I just say “Christmas presents!” Fun!)
Know Modern Quilting!: Taught by Elizabeth Ray. Multimedia presentation about the history and characteristics of modern quilts, including a trunk show of fabulous quilts. (Elizabeth is president of the local Modern Quilt Guild and a modern maven. I assure you, you will leave her workshop informed and inspired.)
Design Your Own Quilts: Taught by Paula Mariedaughter. Tips from a creative designer on how to design your own quilts using a portable design wall. (Paula’s work is amazing. What she puts together to make show-stopping quilts, well you won’t believe it. And you will be inspired.)
Textile Collage: Taught by Lila Rostenberg. Trunk show and demo of small, whimsical collages using bits and pieces of vintage textiles, crochet, lace and ephemera. (Know all those crocheted doilies your grandma left you? Don’t throw them in the garage sale. Save your history. Lila will show you how.)
Gadget Girl: Taught by Denise Gelinas. Demonstration of the latest gadgets on the market with ideas on how to use them in new and unique ways. (Denise’s workshops are VERY popular. If you are a gadget freak, you don’t want to miss this,
REMEMBER: there is no additional charge for the breakout sessions. The cost is included in your registration fee. Sign up by Oct. 5.