Susan Cleveland to be Featured Teacher at 2019 QUILT Show

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

Super Saturday Sew In: Lock Blocks with Natalie McCrory

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.

Cost: $10.

Questions? Contact Natalie McCrory.