Wanna come play with me? It is time to look forward after a very busy winter and spring! I’ll be teaching at Vermont Quilt Festival at the end of June. I’m so looking forward to it…pretty much my three most popular classes and a new one. Balinese Garden teaches you decorative machine applique in your choice of pillow top, small quilt or table runner. Fussy-Fiddly is about how to use those (not really) challenging threads successfully; we’ve got so many wonderful thread choices available to us now, so let’s USE them! Birch Pond Seasons teaches you skills and techniques to make not only this “north country” pattern, but go on to work on your own designs. Finally, Sunday’s half-day class, Easy Peasy Inside Out Bags, is about making quick and easy, lovely bags: any size you want, easy zipper installation and addicting like potato chips–bet you can’t make just one! I sure couldn’t–I keep making (and giving) them!
Here are my classes:
115 Balinese Garden Thursday, June 25
218 Tame Fiddly Fussy Threads for Machine Quilting Friday, June 26
314 Birch Pond Season Saturday, June 27
410 Easy-Peasy Inside Out Bag Sunday, June 28
To sign up, click on this link: http://www.vqf.org/all_classes_view.php . Once there, look just below the purple “Basic Sewing Supply List” for “view by instructor.” Use the dropdown list to select Sarah Ann Smith, and it will pop up information on all these classes. Also, I’m happy to answer emails with questions!
Balinese Garden Table Runner–Class is Thursday June 25. As always, I encourage students to cut loose, be creative, and make the project their own.
115 Balinese Garden Thurs June 25
Here are four versions of my tossed leaves. You learn to make a freezer paper stencil and paint on cloth. While the paint dries, learn key tips to success with metallic, holographic, heavy and shiny threads, then free-motion quilt your piece.
Here’s a closer view:
The original quiltlet which happens to be on the cover of my book!
218 Tame Fiddly Fussy Threads for Machine Quilting Fri June 26
Learn all sorts of fun tricks for making free-form fabric collage quick and easy
And the autumn view. I encourage students to personalize their quilts. Bring a photo of your favorite mountain and make it the featured hill. Make it any season you want! Be creative!
314 Birch Pond Season Sat June 27
These bags are so easy and fun to make. They are wonderful to use (in all sorts of sizes), to give as gifts, and can even be turned into iPad or notebook covers.
If you watch Quilting Arts TV, these may look familiar, as they are on one of my episodes in season 1400 AND were in the 2014 Quilting Arts gifts magazine.
410 Easy-Peasy Inside Out Bag Sun June 28
For all my classes, you can check here on my “Classes” page for more information and PDFs of the supply lists, or look on my “Resources” page for the downloads. I’d love to have you in class!