QUILT-A-WAY CLASSES I’m teaching Jan, Feb, March 2011

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All of the classes in this blog entry are scheduled at  the wonderful  THE QUILT-A-WAY  quilt shop, who made into one of the TOP TEN Quilt Shops last fall, in beautiful GREAT FALLS MONTANA!  I hope you can JOIN me for lots of sharing, spontaneous laughter, and tons of inspiration! Each of these classes are offered at two separate times  for flexibility!
 Saddle up — let’s ride!
 Festive Placemats: Cost $10.00

TUESDAY, Jany 25th, 5:30-8:00 pm OR
TUESDAY, Feb 15th, 5:30-8:00 pm

Simple and Festive!  Valentine’s Day… Easter and Springtime are just around the corner! Create a set of two placemats for any place setting, holiday or “Just Because!” Using three coordinating fabrics,  a quick cut, a pretty thread and an edgy fused binding makes finishing this project a snap!  No piecing; you will learn a simple creative cut with a rotary cutter, add one simple embellishment, quilt it, and fuse – you’re done!

Paintstiks: Cost $10.00

SATURDAY, Feb 5, 10:00am-1pm OR
TUESDAY, Feb 8th, 5:30 pm-8pm

Learn the ‘how-to” basics of using these remarkable crayon-like paints on fabric in a few short hours.  I ie will show you creative embellishment with this versatile COOL product using stencils, rubber stamps, texture plates, found objects and more. For beginners, seasoned quilters, fiber artists and the curious!  Hand-outs with basic info, hints & tips & samples with a hands-on demo for all students. 

Beyond Free Motion Cost $50.00

SATURDAY Feb 12,  9am-5pm OR
MONDAY Feb 21,  9am-5pm

Explore and enhance your skills of fundamental free motion quilting on your home sewing machine. Leslie will show you fun free motion applique styles, tips and helpful techniques. Learn basic design elements and trouble shooting common problems with needles & threads. LOTS of valuable resource info and handouts given!

Fabric Paper: Cost $15.00

TUESDAY March 1, 5:30-8pm OR
SATURDAY March 5, 10am-1pm

Make your very own original ‘fabric paper’ with muslin, batting, glue and tissue paper.  You will see how you can use found items to embed into the fabric you’ve made, and then how to turn it into a quilted piece of artwork.  Fun and easy!  Bring your basic fabric paper to Texture This! class, or to Bobbin Drawing to make it into a quilted art piece!

Bobbin Play: Cost $20.00

TUESDAY March  8th 5:30-8pm  OR
SATURDAY March 12th 10am-1pm

Learn how to take all your sewing and  quilting to that “next” level!  Techniques related to quilting and general sewing techniques, tension know-how and thread information.  For fabric lovers, sewers, quilters.  Garments, embellishment and samples shown. Practice in class under guidance of an experienced instructor.

Texture This! Cost $20.00

TUESDAY March 15th 5:30-8pm OR
SATURDAY March 19th 10am-1pm

With a small bit of fabric, adding textures of foiling, cording, couching and using the new “Texture Magic” you can create your own one of a kind art piece.  Lots of techniques and demos. For free motion quilting, and traditional sewing,

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