Monday, September 23, 2013

Pumpkin Peel Foundation Piecing Workshop with Mary Elizabeth Kinch!

We have a spectacular workshop coming up this Sunday! We're usually not open on Sunday, so you know this is special. The day will be packed with information, tips, and inspiration. Mary Elizabeth Kinch will be the teacher of the workshop. She's the author of the book Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts. During the workshop, she will be teaching how to foundation piece a pumpkin peel quilt. We have a sample hanging in the store if you want to come in and see it in person! And here's a picture of it hanging on the back wall of the classroom:

The class will be Sunday, September 29th and will run from noon to 6pm. The cost of workshop is $50.00. You will get to ENJOY blocks that are perfect every time, no matter how small the pieces. LEARN about different foundation materials (and when to use them), helpful tips for construction, how color value plays a part in the success of the design, and appliqué techniques for finishing your project. EXPAND your design vocabulary! Did you know colors can be chewy or that designs can be bossy? Mary will discuss the myriad of possibilities for foundation string piecing and will show an "inspiration book" with fabulous examples of alternative designs, the history of string quilts, and the A-HA! moments when she was studying the Susan McCord quilts. You will also LEARN important tips for working with small strips and managing some seam allowance hiccups that can occur. There will even be a demo on how to remove the foundation paper without ripping your hair out too! This is a fun and inspirational class, which focuses on seeing design in a whole new light with a stress-free random method of piecing and design - a great transferable concept. Again, the cost is $50.00, and you can sign up by calling us (989-732-1252), stopping in the store, or signing up online (! We hope to see you there!

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