Pieceful Gathering Quilt Shop Spring 2011 Classes by ewghwehws


									                Pieceful Gathering Quilt Shop
                     Spring 2011 Classes
Pieceful Quilt Academy
From the Extreme Beginning to the Photo Finish, we will teach you how to put together a beautiful quilt and
along the way introduce you to a community of new friends.
The Quilt Academy is a series of classes designed help you learn the basic techniques you will need to make a
quilt from start to finish. The classes are divided into levels so that quilters with different levels of experience
can feel free to take any class they want to. Classes do not need to be taken in order.

100 Level Classes - Getting Started

Quilting 101 (Q101) – Extreme Beginner – 3 Part Class
This introductory class meets three times for 2 ½ hours. You will get a general
overview of quilting with hands on demonstrations of the basic tools and
techniques. By the end of the three sessions you should have a finished wall
hanging size quilt top. You can continue your quilting experience in Quilting
102 – Triangles & Combination Blocks and Quilting 201 – Finishing Class.
   Instructors: Diane/Demi
   Wednesdays, Jan. 19, 26 & Feb. 2, 6:30-9:00
   Saturdays, Feb. 19, 26 & March 5, 10:30-1:00
   Fee: $55.00

                                Quilting 102 (Q102) – Advanced Beginner – 2 Part Class
                                This is a two part class which will include the introduction of triangles and
                                flying geese in a “Star Tabletopper”. The class will make a small quilt top
                                which can be used for a wall hanging or table topper. You should complete the
                                top of your quilt during the class. Sign up for our Finishing Class to learn how
                                to quilt and bind your quilt.
                                Instructor: Deb Walker/Demi
                                Thursdays, Jan 6 & 20, 10:30-1:00 – Demi
                                Wednesdays, March 16 & 30, 6:30-9:00 - Deb
                                Fee: $35.00

200 Level Classes - Finishing School

Quilting 201 (Q201) – Finishing - Quilting, Binding, Labels Two Part Class
This is a two part class that covers putting your quilt together, basic machine quilting techniques, binding and
labels. Finish one of the projects you started in Q101 or Q102, or bring a small quilt top of your own to finish
in this class.
    Instructor: Demi
    Wednesdays, February 16 & 23, 6:00-9:00                                   Beginner
    Saturdays, March 19 & April 9, 10:30-1:30                                 Advanced Beginner
    Fee: $45.00                                                               Intermediate
300 Level Classes - Beyond the Basics
Quilting 301 (Q301) – Beginning Hand Appliqué
If you have always wanted to learn appliqué but it seemed too complicated, this class is for
you! This 2 session class will teach you the basics of the appliqué stitch, inner and outer
curves and points and two different approaches to needle turn appliqué. We will learn both
the back-basting technique and traditional needle turn appliqué using an updated twist. You
will leave with all of the basics to be able to complete an appliqué project of your choice.
    Instructor: Joanne Parks
   Wednesdays, Jan. 12 & Feb. 9, 6:30-8:30
   Fee: $35.00

                      Quilting 303 (Q303) - Beginning Paper Piecing
                      As a quilter who has been paper piecing for years, Deb will show you the basics along
                      with some tips and tricks that will make paper piecing a new favorite thing to do! She’ll
                      show samples of quilts done this way and share patterns with you so you can continue on
                      after the class. You can choose to make a little heart or birdhouse quilt in class...you’ll get
                      the patterns for both.
                      Instructor: Deb Walker
                      Wednesday, January 5, 6:00-9:00
                      Fee: $21.00

Quilting 304 (Q304) Basic Hand Quilting
Spend some Pieceful time with Joanne and learn the basics of hand quilting. Joanne will also discuss marking
techniques, thimbles, threads and more. You’ll have time in class to practice and improve.
   Instructor: Joanne Parks
   Tuesday, March 29, 6:30-9:00
   Fee: $20.00

Quilt Classes & More
How Does Your Garden Grow
Embroidery & Crayon Tinting *NEW*
In this two part class, you will learn how to do all of the embroidery stitched used
in the center block as well as a fun crayon tinting technique that is used in this
Crabapple Hill Design. Piecing of the outer blocks will also be covered
    Instructor: Joanne Parks
    Saturdays, March 12 & April 9, 2:00-5:00
    Fee: $40.00

                                  Fat Quarter Caddy *NEW*
                                  This cute little basket is created with five-inch charm squares and holds two
                                  stacks of folded fat quarters. There are so many other fun uses for fabric bowls
                                  like this. It would even make a great Easter Basket.
                                     Instructor: Mary Kerkman
                                     Saturday, January 22, 10:30-1:00
                                     Thursday, March 31, 10:30-1:00
                                     Fee: $20.00
Cotton Theory – Tulip Tango Placemats *NEW*
This placemat is constructed using the Cotton Theory ® method of
quilting. “Quilt First – Then Assemble” is the motto of Cotton Theory
quilting. Pieces are layered with batting, quilted individually, and then
sewn together. The result is a totally reversible placemat.
Instructor: Julie Thomson – Certified Cotton Theory Instructor
   Saturday, February 5, 10:30-3:30
   Thursday, March 24, 10:30-3:30
   Fee: $35.00

                          Piping Hot Binding Workshop *NEW*
                          Add a beautiful finishing touch to your quilt in this hands-on class, Deb will show you
                          how to apply piping to a small quilt. You will need to bring a small quilt (no larger
                          than 20” x 24”) to the class that is quilted and ready for binding.
                             Instructor: Deb Walker
                             Saturday, January 8, 10:00-11:30
                             Fee: $12.00

Demi’s New Two Block Lap Quilt *NEW*
Demi has come up with a beautiful new two-block large lap quilt. This quilt
is perfect for the beginner and advanced quilter. Two simple blocks come
together to make a delightfully stunning quilt in no time.
    Instructor: Demi
    Thursdays, February 3 & 17, 10:30-1:00
    Wednesdays, April 6 & 13, 6:30-9:00
    Fee: $35.00

                         Stars Divided *NEW*
                         Stars Divided is a traditional eight- pointed star block that is rotary cut without
                         templates and has NO “Y” seams! You can use one background or use a different
                         snippet for each of the 12 backgrounds. This adorable quilt finishes at 20” x 25” but
                         you can put just four blocks together for a small tablemat if you wish.
                         Instructor: Lynn Ray
                         Thursday, March 10, 10:30-1:30
                         Wednesday, April 27, 6:00-9:00
                         Fee: $21.00

Disappearing Nine Patch Workshop *NEW*
In this workshop, we’ll create nine patch blocks and then cut them and
rearrange the cut pieces in various ways for a variety of different designs. There
will be time in class to experiment with the cut blocks to create many different
designs for your finished quilt. This will be a fun class!
   Instructor: Jean Mueller
   Saturday, March 5, 1:30-4:30
   Thursday, April 7, 10:30-1:30
   Fee: $21.00
                        Pathway Through the Stars Technique Class *NEW*
                        In this technique class you will learn how to make three simple blocks that will be used
                        to make this beautiful Irish Chain quilt. Once you have learned how to make the three
                        blocks, finishing up the quilt on your own will be easy.
                           Instructor: Jean Mueller
                           Thursday, January 27, 10:30-1:30
                           Saturday, April 30, 1:30-4:30
                           Fee: $21.00

Charming Tessellations – Twister Ruler
Using the Lil Twister template, you’ll create a beautiful quilt in just a few hours!
  Instructor: Deb Walker
  Wednesday, March 2, 6:00-9:00
  Fee: $21.00

Hand Embroidery Workshop
Spend the afternoon with Joanne and learn a variety of basic and decorative embroidery stitches. Techniques
learned will be useful for wool and cotton appliquers and also for anyone who wants to learn embroidery.
You’ll leave the workshop with a sampler of stitches for future reference.
   Instructor: Joanne Parks
   Saturday, January 29, 1:00-4:00
   Fee: $21.00

                Fabulous Feathers with Anne Lullie
                Have you always wanted to be able to machine quilt those fabulous looking feathers you see on
                traditional and contemporary quilts? If you feel confident with free motion quilting, and are
                ready for a new challenge; you will love this workshop featuring a variety of machine quilted
                feather techniques! Anne will present marked as well as non-marked methods of making
                feathers in a variety of shapes and sizes.
                   Instructor: Anne Lullie
                  Saturday, March 26, 10:00-1:00
                  Fee: $21.00
Quilt on a Chair
Brighten up your dull folding chairs by learning this fun & fast technique. Using various sized
fabric strips sewn on a foundation, we will get the “quilt" for the back of the chair done in class.
   Instructor: Diane Nieman
   Wednesday, March 9, 6:30-9:00
   Saturday, April 16, 12:00-2:30
   Fee: $20.00
Primitive Rug Hooking
Rug hooking began as a way to use up wool scraps and make something utilitarian
for the home. Nowadays “hookers” use a variety of fibers to create pieces for the
wall as well as the floor. In this two part class you will learn the basics of primitive
rug hooking, using 1/4” wool fabric strips dyed by the instructor. You will be able
to choose your own colors! The second class will include ways to finish your
   Instructor: Debbie Moyes
   Saturdays, January 15 & February 19, 1:30-3:30
   Wednesdays, March 23 & April 20, 6:30-8:30
   Fee: $45.00 Includes Project Kit
Pineapple Stashbuster Quilt
Join Deb, our paper piecing guru, for this hands-on workshop to learn how to make
pretty Pineapple blocks that you can turn into projects that will be positively perfect for
your home! We will review the basics of paper piecing and learn the construction
technique for the pineapple block. Use Snippets and/or 1 ½” strips of lights and darks from
your fabric stash – you will leave the class confident in your ability to finish your project on
your own. Deb will give you a variety of project options that range from needing just a few
blocks to making a king sized quilt. Come join the fun!
   Instructor: Deb Walker
   Saturday, February 12, 12:00-2:30
   Fee: $20.00

                          Sew Simple Attic Windows
                          The extremely easy Sew Simple Attic Window technique gives the effect of a window
                          with frames without using a Y- seam or miter. It is quick and easy and perfect for
                          beginners. Picture a scene out your window and we will sew it up! Choose any non-
                          directional print or solid for your ‘window’. It could be flowers or shades of colors for
                          a sunset or just any favorite fabric! Theresa will demonstrate how to do the traditional
                          Attic Window block but the quilt will be made with the Sew Simple technique.
                            Instructor: Theresa Polyack
                            Thursday, January 13, 10:30-1:00
                            Saturday, March 19, 2:00-4:30
                            Fee: $20.00

Machine Quilting Workshop
Come and join award winning quilter Anne Lullie for this all-day machine quilting workshop. She will walk
you through all the basic skills you need and then add in a few specialized techniques using your own machine.
This is a class every quilter should have.
  Instructor: Anne Lullie
  Saturday, January 8, 12:00-5:00
  Fee: $35.00

Pieceful Clubs
Sarah’s Sewing Circle
In times past women gathered in circles to share their joys and sorrows
and stitch on quilts. Join us as we revive this tradition in “Sarah’s Sewing
Circle”. Each month Carrie will present vintage inspired small quilts
made from reproduction fabrics. Kits will be available at a 15% discount
for club members. Club projects will help you perfect your quilting skills
while you make new friends and enjoy the process of making small
vintage inspired quilts.
  Group Leader: Carrie Quinn
  Tuesdays, Jan. 25, Feb.22, March 22, April 26, 7:30-8:30
  Wednesdays, Jan. 26, Feb.23, March 23, April 27, 10:30-11:30
  Fee: $28.00
Baltimore Album Club
Join Joanne as she helps you explore various techniques for creating fabulous Baltimore style appliqué blocks.
This club will cover many appliqué techniques that Joanne has learned by attending Elle Sienkiewicz’s Quilt
Academy for the past several years. Prerequisite: Q301Beginning Hand Appliqué or some experience in
   Group Leader: Joanne Parks
   Sundays, Jan. 9, Feb.6*, March 13, April 10, 1:30-3:00
   Fee: $42.00

                              Featherweight FUNatics Club
                              Bring your own little machine and compare notes with other Featherweight
                              owners and collectors. Demi will often have little projects for you to do, or you
                              can just stitch on your own projects. It is sure to be a pleasant evening!
                                     Group Leader: Demi Wians
                                     Thursdays, Jan. 27, Feb.24, March 24, April 28, 7-9
                                     Fee: $20.00

Hobo Quilt Club
Carrie and Katie are presenting their own version of Debi Henninger‘s
wonderful Hobo Quilt. We are using a combination of foundation and regular
piecing for the pieced blocks and wool appliqué on the appliqué blocks.
 Group Leader: Carrie & Katie
 Tuesdays, Jan. 4, Feb.1, March 1, April 5, 7:30-8:30
 Wednesdays, Jan. 5, Feb.2, March 2, April 6, 10:30-11:30
 Fee: $28.00

Pieceful Stitchers Club
The Pieceful Stitchers are group of women who meet on the first Thursday of each month to spend time sewing
and chatting. The meetings are very informal and there will be no group leader. The group may choose to do a
specific project or work on individual projects.
   Thursdays, Jan. 6, Feb.3, March 3, April 7, 7-9
   Fee: $20.00

Snickel Club
This is an informal gathering of people that want to share their common love of scrappy quilts made using
Nickels (5” squares) or Snippets (10” squares). There is no official leader but Carrie will share her current
project with club.
 Saturdays, Jan. 22, Feb.26, March 26, April 23, 1:30-3
 Fee: $20.00

“Quiltsmart” Club
Come join this fun group. This session we will use the Quiltsmart method
to make a challenging Mariner's Compass quilt. The accuracy of the points
on your compass will amaze you! It's really very easy! Take a look at
their pattern. It has great details and is a very nice block. You can make
the full size Mariner's Compass or the Mini. The first session will be a
demo and fabric selection session. It's important to have lots of contrast in
your block and we'll work on that together.
 Group Leader: Debbie Lazarski
 Tuesdays, Jan. 18, Feb.15, March 15, April 19, 7:30-9:00
 Wednesdays, Jan. 19, Feb.16, March 16, April 20, 10:30-12:00
 Fee: $40.00
Pieceful Demos & BOM’s
                                       Soldiers Pride BOM *NEW*
                                       For 8 months we will be making this collections of 13 World War II blocks.
                                        Blocks will be pieced, Paper Pieced and a little applique. Two blocks will
                                       be done each month, the final month will be the setting blocks and
                                       borders.The book "Soldier's Pride & More", by Karen Dever is required.
                                       Instructor: Diane Nieman
                                       Tues. Jan. 11, Feb.8, March 8, April 12, 6:30
                                       Wed. Jan. 12, Feb.9, March 9, April 13, 10:30
                                       Commitment Fee – A commitment fee of $20 gets you a coupon for $20
                                       off of your backing fabric once you have bought all 8 kits. There will be 5-7
                                       to choose from.
FREE DEMO – Winter Hand Warmers *NEW*
No more frozen fingers! Join Deb for a free demo as she shows you how to make pocket size hand warmers that
are just what you need to keep your fingers toasty. Perfect for everyone in the family, you’ll leave wanting to
make some for everyone who spends time outdoors.
   Instructor: Deb Walker
   Tuesday, January 25, 6:30
   Friday, January 28, 10:30

FREE DEMO – Friendship Strips & Scraps Exchange
Edyta Sitar’s new book Friendship Strips & Scraps provides us with another great
opportunity to do an exchange. At the demo we will exchange strips and show you a
handful of wonderful projects from this book that you can make with your strips.
Purchase the book to receive your free ticket to this demo. Details about the exchange
will be included with the ticket along with a two strip started pack.
   Instructor: Katie & Carrie
   Tuesday, February 22, 6:30
   Friday, February 25, 10:30
   Ticket Fee: $5 or FREE when you purchase the book
FREE DEMO Snippet Stew – Quick Snippet Projects
Come and learn Carries quick-cut method for making traditional looking quilts out of 10” squares which we call snippets.
   Instructor: Carrie Quinn
   Tuesday, April 26, 6:30
   Saturday, April 30, 10:30

FREE DEMO – Ruler Riot *NEW*
We have a brand new ruler to show you, called the FussyCut 3 in 1. As you can tell from the name,
this ruler has multiple uses (it actually does six different things!). The Corner Cutter lets you take your
cut out of the middle, it’s a center finding ruler, a seam allowance guide plus it has three bonus uses as
well. Come to the demo to find out more. We’ll also review some of our other favorite rulers.
   Instructor: Jean Mueller
   Tuesday, March 22, 6:30
   Friday, March 25, 10:30

Almost Free & Easy Block-of-the-Month
This continuing Block-of-the-Month is on month 5 of 8 and is full at this time. Dates for this session are as follows:
  Instructor: Katie & Carrie
  Tuesdays Jan. 11, Feb.8, March 8, April 12, 7:30
  Saturdays, Jan. 15, Feb.12, March 12, April 16, 10:30
A Little Porch Time Wool BOM
This continuing BOM is on month 5 of 8. Dates for this session are as follows:
  Instructor: Lynn Ray
  Tuesdays, Jan. 4, Feb.1, March 1, April 5, 6:30
  Fridays, Jan. 7, Feb.4, March 4, April 8, 10:30
Mystery Quilt FREE Demo
This continuing BOM is on month 5 of 8. Dates for this session are as follows:
  Instructor: Carrie Quinn
  Tuesday, Jan. 18, Feb.15, March 15, April 19, 6:30
  Fridays, Jan. 21, Feb.18, March 18, April 22, 10:30
Garden Jubilee Hand Appliqué BOM
This continuing Block-of-the-Month is on month 5 of 8 and is full at this time.
Dates for this session are as follows:
Instructor: Joanne Parks
Sundays, Jan. 9, Feb.6*, March 13, April 10, 3:30
First Friday Drop-In Sew-Ins
A gathering for those of us that love to sew well into the night. Join us the first Friday of each month. Come
after work and stay until midnight if you wish. Bring a snack to share, the beverage of your choice and a
project to play with. Dress comfy and be ready to relax! We usually order Pizza at about 7:00 – everybody
pitches in. We will share quilting tips along with giggles and “girl talk.”
   Fridays, Jan. 7, Feb.4, March 4, April 8*, 5:00-12
   Fee: $5 Drop-In Card Punch

Pieceful Events
Sandy Schweitzer Appraisal Day
Thurs. March 3, 1:00–6:30
Sandy is an AQS certified quilt appraiser. She will be at the shop all afternoon doing appraisals. Please make
an appointment ahead of time. Appointments are 30 min. each and you need an appointment for each quilt that
you want to have appraised.
  Fee: $45 per quilt. A $10 nonrefundable deposit per quilt is required when you sign up for your appointment time.

                            The Civil War Sewing Circle by Kathleen Tracy
                            Lecture & Book Signing Sat. January 29th – 10:30
                            Kathleen Tracy, popular author of Prairie Children and Their Quilts and
                            Remembering Adelia, has outdone herself with this combination of lovely projects
                            and fascinating historical tidbits. Patterned after quilts made during the Civil War era,
                            this collection is ideal for nineteenth-century reproduction fabrics. Come to this
                            lecture & book signing to see a trunk show of the quilts in the book.
                            Fee: $10.00 or half price when you pre-order the book

Fourth Annual Pieceful Auction
Sunday March 20, 2:00
Don’t miss our 2011 Pieceful Auction. Once again we will be in the beautiful building next door to the
shop, “Fox Valley Engineering”. As usual, you will want to collect as many “Pieceful Bucks” as
possible. Then come to the auction and bid on quilting items with your “bucks”. Stay tuned for details
on how to earn your “Bucks” this year.
Garden Full of Ideas Shop Hop! April 28 - May 1
Prizes, free block patterns and fun for all. Visit the shop or our website for details and to pick up a passport.
Summer Open House & Discount Registration
Saturday April 2nd 10:00 – 5:00
Receive 10% off any classes or clubs! Students must register in person.
Pieceful Retreat March 11th – 13th
Save the date for our first retreat. Details to follow.

Pieceful Class Levels
To make sure that we are able to accommodate all of our customers some classes have levels. Some are not
      Beginner: for those who are new to quilting. No experience is necessary.
      Advanced Beginner: for those who are fairly new to quilting but know how to use a rotary cutter and are
      comfortable with their machine.
       Intermediate: For people who have been quilting for awhile and are looking to expand their skills.

Pieceful Policies - Help us Keep the Piece!
You may register in person at the shop or over the phone using a credit card. Payment is expected at the time of
registration. We can not hold a space for you until you have paid for your class. If you cannot make it to a
class, you must cancel at least one week in advance in order to receive a 90% refund. We will never cancel a
class on you.
Most classes require basic sewing supplies. These include: Sewing Machine in good working order, thread,
scissors, straight pins, chocolate, seam ripper, pencil, paper, rotary cutter, more chocolate, mat and ruler. We do
have some classroom supplies and several classroom machines which are available for your use. If you wish to
use one of our machines, please let us know when you register so that we can try to accommodate everyone that
needs one.
In order for each student to get the most out of the classes we request the following:
   * Please arrive 15-20 minutes early.
   * Please turn off cell phones or set to vibrate.
   * Please do not bring children or guests to class.
   * Please refrain from wearing scented products.
   * We always appreciate it when you purchase your fabric from us.
There are exceptions to every rule and we are certainly willing to be flexible. Any special requests will be
considered on a case by case basis.

             Pieceful Gathering Quilt Shop * 106 Northwest Hwy. * Fox River Grove, IL 60021
                                847-516-7911 * www.piecefulgathering.com

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