This year College of Idaho is offering their first Summer Program. Included in their class offerings are three quilting classes that I’m exited to share, I will be teaching.
The quilting classes will be held in the Shannon lounge in the International Studies Building. It is a former library and a lovely room, with large dome windows providing lots of light.
Classes will be held in June and July and course descriptions are below. I would love to have you join us, as I think these workshops are going to be educational and a lot of fun. Online registration will be available for the classes on Monday, April 20th. To register for a class, simply go to the College of Idaho home page and search for “Summer Programs”. Then click on Summer Programs and you will be able to register. Again, the registration site will not be available until April 20th. I will update this blog post with a link on the 20th. Supply lists and additional quilting class information will be emailed to students upon completed registration.
In the interim, please contact me via comments, if you have any questions. Here’s a brief summary of the classes I will be teaching:
Log Cabin Wonder Class
The log cabin quilt is steeped in tradition, but has unlimited possibilities. We will be using the traditional log cabin block as the foundation for this quilt. With a twist and turn of your finished blocks, you can transform your finished quilt top.
Couple that with a myriad of color variations to create a true work of art – only limited by your imagination. Students will have the option to use Electric Quilt software for design and layout of their quilt. Upon conclusion of the class, students’ completed quilt tops will be displayed for a private showing for friends and families.
Skill level: This workshop is designed for experienced quilters who have a fundamental understanding of color and quilting techniques. Supply list and additional class information will be emailed upon registration.
4 Sessions – 2 hours each Cost: $100
Dates: Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. on June 3, June 10, June 17 and June 24
Beginner Strip Quilt Class
This is a fun, interactive class for beginning quilters who want to learn or expand their quilt making skills. Student will learn how to make a strip quilt in either twin (59″ x 77″) or baby quilt (39″ x 49″) size. I will share fundamentals for rotary cutting, piecing, and general quilt construction, along with suggestions for the final steps to quilt and bind their masterpiece. I’ll also provide instructions and demo how to make a matching pillow case.
Skill Level: Student knows how to operate their sewing machine. Supply list and additional class information will be emailed upon registration.
3 Sessions – 3 hours each Cost: $60
Dates: Mondays from 6-9 p.m. on June 8, June 22 and June 29th
Spinning Windmill Paper Piecing Class
This class is designed for students with previous sewing experience who want to learn paper piecing. Students will learn how to paper piece, along with color fundamentals and quilting ideas and choose whether to make a lap quilt or table runner with their finished blocks.
Students can use a coordinated collection of fabric or their own stash fabrics. It’s exciting to see this project come together in so many unique looks from the same basic pattern. Quilt pattern also includes instructions for a whimsical table runner.
Skill Level: Student knows how to operate a sewing machine and has worked with rotary cutting set. Supply list and additional class information will be emailed upon registration.
2 Sessions – 3 hours each Cost: $60
Dates: Mondays, 6-9 p.m. on July 6 and July 20
Since this is the first year for the Summer Program at College of Idaho, they are using one instructor for all the quilting classes. Our hope is that this is just the beginning and we will be able to expand upon course offerings in the future.
Again, if you have any questions or would like additional details, please feel free to contact me by leaving a comment below.
I’m so excited about this teaching opportunity at the College of Idaho. The facility is amazing and I am looking forward to three very fun, interactive classes and seeing both new and familiar faces.
I hope you can join us – it’s going to be a very fun time!