Super Saturday Sew In/Christmas in July

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:

Your machine

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.


Date: Saturday, July 28

Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Location: First Presbyterian Church, 26th and New Hope, Rogers

Cost: $10

Lunch: bring your own or there are many restaurants nearby.

P.S.: This is my quilt!

Quilt Congress Deadline is This Week!

Its Oct. 2 and deadline for registering is in TWO – count ’em – 2 days away. You still have time to register for this year’s Quilt Congress. We will accept registrations postmarked Oct. 5, HOWEVER, we cannot guarantee you can register for your favorite class or that that breakout sessions will be available.
REMEMBER: fill out all pertinent forms, including general registration, show and tell, quilt challenge and breakout sessions. You will find the forms under the Quilt Congress tab.
Jan Krentz’s lily pad class is full.

Quilt Congress Vendors

Here are the vendors for Quilting with the Stars/Quilt Congress 2017:
(Brick and mortar locations)
Rogers Sewing Center, Rogers
Piece of Heaven Quilt Fabric, Mountainburg
The Quilter’s Cottage, Eureka Springs
Hardcastle Folk Art, Eureka Springs
Memory Lane Fabric & Quilts, Berryville
Sew-N-Sew Quilt Shop, Pea Ridge
(Internet businesses)
Sew Wonderful Quilts & Embroidery
Thread Therapy
Stickball, doing business as Fiddlesticks
Lilla Rose Independent Stylist
Quilters’ Treasure Chest
All Quilty

Quilt Congress Breakout Session Details

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.

Quilt Congress Update

Registration deadline for Quilting with the Stars/Quilt Congress 2017 is Oct. 5. All registrations must be postmarked by this date.

Jan Krentz’s Lily Pad class is full, and her Mastering the 8-Point Intersection class is nearly full. We still have openings for Raija Salomaa’s EQ7 and Lapland classes. Supply lists can be found on this page under the Quilt Congress tab.

Several of  our breakout sessions are filling quickly. Register now to get your first choice.

REMEMBER: You must complete ALL pertinent registration forms: general registration, breakout sessions, Friday night show-and-tell and quilt challenge,

IF you failed to make breakout selections when you registered, you may email Rose Lawrence with your first, second and third selections. This MUST be done by Oct. 5. Rose’s email is

EVERYONE should receive an email confirmation of their registration. Those confirmations were up to date as of late last week. More will be sent this week.

Quilt Congress Registration Deadline

Oct. 5 is the deadline for registering for Quilting with the Stars/Quilt Congress 2017. Please complete all pertinent forms you will find on the left side of the page. That includes general registration, and if you wish to participate, show and tell, quilt challenge and breakout sessions. Jan Krentz’s lily pad workshop is full. Please consider enrolling in Raija Salomaa’s Finlandia class.

Supply List for Jan Krentz’s Mastering the8-Point Intersection at Quilt Congress

Mastering Machine-­Pieced 8-­Pointed Intersections
3-hour technique workshop with Jan Krentz
Master the piecing techniques for beautiful, perfect 8-pointed intersections! Many quilt designs
feature 8-point intersections. This workshop explores two techniques to sew and press seams in
Kaleidoscope blocks, creating smooth accurate intersections. The techniques apply to
Kaleidoscope, Lone Star, LeMoyne Star, Pinwheel, Spider Web, Harbor Lights and related
Supply list:
Sewing snips or thread cutter
1 spool of medium-value thread (grey or tan), bobbin wound with same or similar color
Sewing machine with standard foot (and ability to move the needle position right to
left) or quarter-inch foot
Wooden pressing stick or seam roller (if you have one)
Optional 􀂱 for use at home (not needed in class):
Iron 􀂱 for final block pressing
Rotary cutting equipment
Scrap fabrics (if you want to add borders or backing to your Kaleidoscope
Scrap batting pieces (if a small finished project is desired)
$20 class kit, (payable on class day to the instructor)
Pre-cut fabrics for two Kaleidoscope blocks
Full instruction sheet
Glass-headed pins
Wooden skewer
Sewing seam calibration strips and narrow tape guide
Heavy Zip-lock style project bag
Optional purchases from instructor in class:
Quick Star Quilts book
Fast2Cut Fussy Cutter 45 Diamond ruler set
Perfect Piecing Seam Allowance tool
Jan Krentz Corner Marking & Seam Allowance tool
Wood pressing stick tools (limited supply available)
Wood seam roller tools (limited supply available)
A limited number of classroom-use tools will be available to borrow in class from the
Wood pressing sticks
Jan Krentz Corner Marking & Seam Allowance tools
Fast2Cut Fussy Cutter 45 Diamond rulers
Perfect Piecing Seam Allowance tools

Supply List for Jan Krentz’s Water Lily Workshop at Quilt Congress

3-hour Applique Technique workshop with Jan Krentz
Try your hand at impressionistic flower applique in this 3-hour technique workshop.
Reminiscent of the flowers and lily pads seen in Monet’s Water Lily paintings, students learn a
machine applique technique to embellish projects with dimensional water lily flowers and buds.
The workshop will cover the use of embroidery foundations, threads, and stitch techniques.
Kit Contents:
• Color coordinated cotton fabrics,
• sheer fabrics,
• pearl cotton,
• glass beads,
• embroidery stabilizer,
• fusible web,
• parchment paper to be used as a release sheet
• heavy weight zip-lock style project bag.
Colorful specialty thread will be available for use during class.
Students will work on their own sewing machines, using basic stitches in the machine’s
• Bring your machine in good working order with a zig-zag throat plate, zig-zag foot or
open-toe applique foot.
• 1-2 empty bobbins
• If you are unfamiliar with your machine, or rarely use stitches except the straight
stitch, please bring your machine instruction manual (for reference to adjust tension
settings or activate decorative stitches)
Additional equipment
• scissors with sharp blades (for
cutting multiple layers of fabric)
• pen or pencil for notes
• Extra fine sharpie marking pen
• $20 kit fee for flower fabrics,
foundations, beads and accessories
• Sewing machine with a darning foot
• Metafil or embroidery topstitching
• extra fine .5mm shaft glass headed
• multi-outlet power strip and heavy
weight extension cord
• Diamond Quilts and Beyond book – sale price – $10
• additional Water Lily flower & lily pad kits (limited supply) – $13
• Fast2cut Fussy Cutter Diamond ruler set – $25