All workshops will be held at the American Legion, 625 31st Street, Marion, Iowa, from 1-4 pm unless noted. The class fee for each workshop is next to the speaker name. The fee does not include supplies. To sign up for a workshop, complete the workshop registration form at the bottom of this page and mail to address on form. Non-members can sign up for a workshop for an additional $5. Contact Kathy Robbie at email@example.com if you have any questions.
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All workshops are from 1:00 to 4:00 unless noted otherwise. Workshops are held at the American Legion in Marion unless noted. Cost of workshop does not include supplies.
May 22, 2017 Ami Simms; $30/25 person maximum Workshop: Freedom to Feather Tired of making do with commercial quilting templates? Take this half-day workshop and release your Inner Feather. Learn to make your own beautiful and unique feathers to compliment any block area. We'll start with "traditional" and grow in whatever direction you wish. No drawing experience necessary. Students share their work in class with each other, under an assumed name if desired. Lots of fun even for the feather impaired.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 (all day workshop) at the American Legion Ami Smms; $35/25 person maximum Workshop: Beautiful Basic Bindings for Beginners Learn how to make quilt bindings that are straight, even, fully-padded, and sharp at the corners. These are applied bindings---not backings brought around to the front---stitched to the quilt by machine, then folded over the edge of the quilt and secured by hand. In class you'll bind three mini-quilts you prepare at home, each with a different width binding. Practice with bias and crosscut bindings, striped and solid fabric, and learn how to insert a "flange" to add pizzazz to the final edge of any quilt.
June 26, 2017 Retreat Day Spend the day sewing; snacks served throughout the day; pizza and music at 6 pm.
July 24, 2017 5-hour workshop Lynn Hagmeier; $30/25 person maximum Workshop: Cactus Stars/Rustic Stars Time (tentative): 9:00am to 2:00pm (includes 1 hour for lunch) Lynne has simplified the traditional Hunter's Star Block with Kansas Trouble's Layered Patchwork technique for easier piecing and more perfect results. Layer diamonds on triangles for simple square blocks.
September 25, 2017 (12:30 to 4:00) Scott Flanagan; $30 Workshop: Charming Christmas Scott Flanagan teaches his lovely Charming Christmas pattern. Turn those fun Christmas Charm Packs into a whimsical Christmas tree wall hanging; it's an easy project, makes a great gift.