Pinwheels in Progress!!!
It’s hard to believe that summer is almost here. Where does the time go? The month of April whizzed by with so many birthdays and fun events. Now it’s time to think about summer…
I’m particularly excited that College of Idaho has asked me to teach quilting classes again this year as part of their Community Learning – Summer 2016 program.
We will be offering the same classes that I taught last year, including:
- Beginner Strip Quilt Class
- Intermediate Paper Piecing Pinwheel Class
- Advanced Log Cabin Wonder Class
We had such a good time last year and I’m really excited to once again teach in the beautiful Shannon Lounge in the Kathryn Albertson International Center. I mentioned our facilities when I first saw them last year and they were just perfect for sewing and quilting. Parking is very convenient as well, making it easy to navigate supplies, etc. to the classroom.
In the Beginner Strip Quilt Class last year, we had a fun group of sewists including:
Piecing the quilt top for the strip quilt
There were a two sets of mother and daughters who had a great class taking the class together. It was fun to see them work together on their color schemes as well as layout of their fabrics.
The pattern we use for this class is very versatile and allowed the ladies to choose between a baby or twin size finished quilt.
Using a design wall to lay out her fabrics
We had several room dividers that doubled as a perfect design wall where students could audition and lay out their fabric to develop their final quilt color scheme.
The students also enjoyed meeting new people
Of course, part of the fun of taking a quilting class is meeting new people who share a lot of common interests, which was certainly the case in this class.
Ladies with their finished masterpieces
It was difficult to say farewell to this class as we really did have a great time sewing together and their finished quilts really were lovely.
If you are interested in this year’s class, please visit the College of Idaho website for the Beginner Strip Quilt Class that is being held on June 1st and 15th this year.
With a twist and turn and your pinwheel looks totally different…
Spinning Windmills Paper Piecing Class
The paper piecing class is designed for students who have previous quilting experience and want to learn paper piecing.
It was exciting to see these projects come together in so many unique looks from the same pattern.
Options available for table runner or wall quilt
It was also fun to see some familiar faces from the Beginner quilt class in the Spinning Windmills class. Once again, a very nice group of ladies who were excited to try new ideas and techniques as they built their spinning windmills quilt blocks.
Visit the C. of I. website to learn more about the class that is being offered this year for the Spinning Windmills Paper Piecing Class on Thursdays, June 9th and 23rd from 6-9 p.m.
Class members of the Spinning Windmills Class
Log Cabin Wonder Class
One of many styles for the Log Cabin Wonder Class
The third class that is being offered this year is the Log Cabin Wonder Class.
This has been changed to a two session class that will be held on Wednesdays, July 20 and 27th from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
The log cabin quilt is endless in its design possibilities and I’m looking forward to see all the various color combinations and final layouts of the finished quilt tops from this class.
Please visit the College of Idaho Website for more information on the Log Cabin Wonder Class. I hope you can come and build your own personalized version of the log cabin quilt.
Finished Log Cabin Quilt
If you are looking for a fun way to spend a few summer evenings and learn something new, come join us at the College of Idaho.
Our classroom is a former library and has lots of tables and space to set up your machines as well as incredible lighting due to the large windows, that also offer a nice view.
I guarantee you will not only meet some wonderful new quilting friends, but also get the opportunity to visit the beautiful campus at the College of Idaho.
I hope to see you this summer. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.
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