Classes & Events

Birthstone Bling: Diamond April 27, 2020 10AM

Textile artist MJ Kinman has created giant gemstone quilts for 20 years and has now designed a series of gemstone patterns for quiltmakers who want to add a little "bling" to their own life. Created with freezer paper-piecing techniques, each block in the Birthstone Series represents a traditional birthstone with a unique cut. The pattern includes a fully-coded freezer paper template; full-scale paper copy to use as a key; and 12-page pattern booklet that includes fabric requirements detailed instructions for block construction, quilting suggestions, and instructions and fabric requirements for one additional project. Freezer paper piecing is not typical paper piecing: you don't sew to a paper foundation; templates are ironed to the RIGHT side, so there is no confusing reverse piecing; templates are easily removed so there are no paper bits to pull from the back of the quilt; and you only use the minimum fabric needed since there is no flip-and-sew method used. Makes a wonderful Block of the Month project, a Mother's Day quilt featuring the family's birthstones.  

Class will include instruction, fabrics and pattern.  Bring your own machine or use one of ours (please let us know ahead of time if you plan to use one of our machines)  Box lunch included. 

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