Beginning & Beyond Beginning Quilting
July 21 - July 27
This combination technique class for students of different levels offers an introduction to quilting as a “Quilting 101” for the beginning quilter and “Quilting 201” for quilters with some experience interested in advancing their basic skills.
For the true beginning quilter, practical hands-on instruction teaches machine-piecing techniques to create strip sets, four-patch and nine-patch, half square and quarter square triangles and flying geese blocks. You’ll be amazed at the hundreds of different quilt blocks that can be made with these units! The class project for beginning students is a small sampler quilt made with three 12-inch blocks selected from a wide variety of block patterns to design your unique sampler. You’ll learn finishing techniques to add sashing between the blocks, a border around the quilt and quilt the front, batting and backing together by machine. This 17-inch x 45-inch sampler can serve as a wall hanging or table runner.
Quilters with some experience piecing quilt blocks who are able to work somewhat independently will enjoy “Beyond Beginning Quilting.” In the same classroom as the beginners, you’ll explore star blocks with 60-degree and oblong (isosceles) triangles, the Eight-Pointed Star with inset (or “Y”) seams and setting quilt blocks “on point.” You’ll select four to five quilt block patterns to create a 50-inch x 50-inch sampler quilt, set on point and finished with binding.
Bring a sewing machine to class. Beginners must have the knowledge to thread the machine, wind and load the bobbins, set stitch length and change presser feet. The Clearing can provide Carol’s contact information to discuss arranging for a loaner machine, if needed.
Carol Hay enjoyed garment and craft sewing for many years. Then she took a folk school quilting class and discovered a passion for the craft. Carol has taken dozens of classes across a broad spectrum of quilting techniques. She enjoys making quilts in a variety of fabric, from 19th century reproductions to colorful batiks and modern quilts.
A supply list will be sent prior to class and is available online.
Carol will contact students prior to class. (Photo examples of the Beginning & Beyond Beginning Quilting sampler projects and fabric yardage will be provided after registration for the class. Carol will contact students prior to class to discuss the supply list and provide guidance on choosing the fabrics you will purchase for your chosen sampler project prior to coming to The Clearing.)
Level: Freshmen (beginners) and sophomores (beginners wanting to expand their skills)
Materials Fee: $25 for reference manual, practice kits and quilt batting, payable to Carol during class
Supply List: Supply List PDF
Pricing (per person):
$1045 Dorm Room Package*
$1145 Two-Person Room Package*
$1705 Single-Person Room Package* (limited availability)
$615 Commuter Package** (limited availability)
*package includes tuition, lodging & 16 meals **package includes tuition & 7 meals