Here is a sneak peak at the upcoming workshops for 2022 Mid-Mod!!!
Please note that you will not pay for the class at the time of registration (it will say the ticket is free), but there is a cost of $15 (+ some workshops have a materials fee) that is payable in cash at the time you sign in for the weekend. You may not cancel after March 1 and you will not be admitted into MOD until you have paid for all the workshops you signed up for, so please have your cash handy.
Registration for classes will open in November 7th, & PM eastern.
Do you want to explore quilting with rulers but are nervous about where to start? Betsy will share the basics of quilting with rulers and provide instruction on how to translate the use of rulers for different projects. We will be using the ruler to learn how to outline letters, words, or simple shapes by filling in the space around them.
Solid or solid like fabric in a color light enough to trace your motif over a light box and mark with a pencil or marker of your choice. Bring about 1/4 yard so that you have enough to practice. Large scraps work.
Any low loft, at least as big as your fabric, can be scraps.
Any color that doesn’t match your fabric.
Print out will be supplied with names/letters of attendees in a size to make a name tag. You’re welcome to bring your own small shapes to trace or just draw on your fabric.
Small scissors or snips
Hand sewing needle, self-threading is helpful
Small ruler for marking
Optional: Quilting gloves
Optional: Light box if you have a small one and want to bring it. We will have a few there.
Soft pencil, water soluble marker, frixion pen or chalk pencil, your preference. I use a no. 2 pencil.
Don’t forget your power cord and foot pedal
Extension table and knee lift if you have
Optional: Pillow to sit on
Presser Foot: at least one listed below
- Ruler foot made for your machine, you must have a ruler foot if you want to use rulers.
- Walking foot
- Free motion foot or open toe
embroidery foot (only for technique without a ruler) There are advantages
and disadvantages to using any of the above feet. This will be discussed
in the class.
Rulers if you have any!
Any small quilting templates/rulers, with a straight edge. They must be at least 1/4” thick, meant for using a ruler foot. You cannot use rotary cutting rulers.
Ruler grip for table side of the ruler. I use Handi Grip sold by Handi Quilter. Angela Walter’s rulers made by Creative Grids do not need ruler grip. Quilter's Select 2" x 8" quilting ruler is another good choice.
A variety of rulers will be available to try.
This class will demonstrate English paper piecing, a “slow stitching” craft that uses paper templates to build quilt blocks. Will demonstrate different paper options, how to baste the papers with thread or glue, and demonstrate different stitches to sew them together. You will have the choice of papers to make a star flower block or a grandmother’s flower garden block. I will provide size 11 milliners needles and silk thread, and will have glue pens available to use during class.
Size 11 milliners’ needles such as John James (I will provide this)
Fine thread #50 or higher in a neutral color (I will provide white #100 weight YLI Silk thread)
Regular needle and thread
Fabric scraps at least 2.5 wide or 2 coordinating fat quarters
Thimble of your choice (I prefer thimblepads)
Clover needle threader
Are you intimidated by negative space? Are you a little tired of straight-line quilting? If so, this workshop will give you some ideas and techniques for adding texture and variety to your quilt projects. By mixing common free motion motifs like pebbles, swirls, ribbon candy, wishbones, triangles and boxes with techniques like meandering and echoing, you can turn that blank block, border, or space into a vivid sewscape. Workshop participants should be familiar with the basics of free motion quilting and have some experience with different motifs.
Sewing machine with a FMQ (free motion quilt) foot
Good quality thread like Aurifil, Superior Threads, or Glide, and a full bobbin
2 quilt sandwiches 14-18 inches square (or a project you can practice on)
Pen/pencil and blank paper or pad for doodling
Optional: quilting gloves, supreme slider (or other aid to reduce friction)
10 - 11:30 AM Zippers Many Ways with Lynn McKay-Atha
Scared of zippers? Don’t be! With a bit of guidance and a few tricks you will be on your way to putting zippers into pouches, purses and pillows. In this workshop you will learn about zippers and make samples that you can then refer to in your own work. It starts with a quick overview of the different types of zippers, sewing machine feet, stitch plates and sewing aides, followed by instruction and practice of sewing two different zipper applications.
The first hands-on sewing will be a straight zipper application, with and without end tabs. Once the zipper is completed in class, the practice piece can later be made into a pouch. Inset zippers will be the second application. These are often used for zippered pockets inside purses. They can be seen in the top two pictures in the photo. This will be a practice sample, so students will be given a kit with pre-marked fabric and zipper and will sew the inset zipper.
Also discussed will be how to make a covered zipper for a pillow back. There will be lots of samples of popular bags and pouches so that you can see various zipper applications.
Sewing machine with basic sewing supplies - a zipper foot is helpful but I also use the quarter-inch foot and edge stitch foot, so bring all of the feet
Two pieces for exterior 7” x 10” quilted or interfaced if desired
Two pieces of fabric for lining 7” x 10”
One 10” or longer nylon zipper
Approximate cost to student
$2 for the zipper for pouch, fabric scraps for pouch plus $1.00 kit fee for the inset zipper kit.
12-1:30 PM Interrupted 9 Patch Improv Quilt with Heather Kojan
In this mini class we'll learn how to take a classic block and with a few quick changes make something very different!
This quilt is block based. You can make your quilt whatever size you'd like. Each block will finish at 9" square.
The fabric requirements are to make 1 block. We should get through 2-3 blocks in class.
For each 9 patch:
(9) 3 1/2" squares. In my quilt, I used all solids in a variety of colors. I did not use the traditional 9 patch layout of 2 colors. The only constant was 1 grey square (any value) in each 9 patch. You can choose to make your color palette as crazy or as controlled as you'd like.
"Interrupter" fabric: 1/4 yard or 1 fat quarter will be enough for 8-9 blocks. In my quilt, I used black solid fabric.
Sewing machine in good working order wit 1/4" patchwork foot.
Rotary Cutting Supplies.
Usual sewing class supplies you can't live without!
Questions: email Heather at email@example.com
2-3:30 PM Finishing Quilts with Facing with Rose Daley
Have you ever made a quilt where you just didn’t like the look of a binding? Where you had a great design already and adding a skinny outline just didn’t quite do it for you? Try facing it instead!
We’ll look at several different techniques for facing a quilt, then you can try them to see which ones you like. If you have a quilt that you want to face, you can pick a technique and get started. Or, if you want to experiment, bring a 10-inch quilt sandwich or two, and a few strips of fabric for facing and try some out.
Several 12” strips of fabric (or strips 2 inches longer than the sides of your quilt), about 2 1/2” wide (we’ll trim these down if you decide you want a narrower facing)
Thread to match your facing
Hand-sewing needles and hand-sewing supplies (thimble, etc.) that you prefer
Pins (I like short applique pins, but any pin will do)
Walking foot if you have one
Blind hem foot if you have one
General sewing supplies: sewing machine, fabric scissors/rotary cutter for trimming, etc.