Beginning & Beyond Beginning Quilting
October 31 - November 6, 2021
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 beginner, there will be practical hands-on instruction on 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 that students select from a wide variety of block patterns. You’ll learn finishing techniques to add sashing between the blocks and 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 intermediate-level star blocks with 60-degree equilateral and oblong triangles and the Eight-Pointed Star with inset (or “Y”) seams, and setting quilt blocks “on point.” You’ll create a 36-inch x 36-inch quilt with five blocks, 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 if you need to arrange a loaner machine.
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. Carol will contact students prior to class to discuss the supply list and to provide guidance on choosing the fabrics.)
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
Pricing (per person):
$1120 Dorm Room Package*
$1220 Two-Person Room Package*
$1835 Single-Person Room Package* (limited availability)
$625 Commuter Package** (limited availability)
*package includes tuition, lodging & 16 meals **package includes tuition & 5 meals