South Dakota Quilters Guild

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Fall Retreat Classes
At SDQG Fall Retreat  September 8-10, 2017
Red Rosa, Pierre SD

Three classes will be held on Saturday from 9:00 to 4:00.
Modern 9 Patch Class  
by Sue Becker
Supply List
Basic Sewing supplies, sewing machine, rotary cutter, mat and ruler
Fabric requirements for each strip set

Fabric requirements for each strip set

Fabric 1- 11.5" 1/3yd

Fabric 2 - 11.5" 1/3 yd

Fabric 3 - 11.5" 1/3 yd


Each strip set makes ten 10.5" blocks


Quilt sizes Fabric/3 Fabrics 2 Fabrics Backing Fabric


Table runner 20 x 50 - 10 blocks 1/3 yd each of 3 1/3 yd / 2/3 yd 1 yd


                                                            Crib/Throw 40 x 50 - 20 blocks 2/3 yd each of 3 2/3 yd / 1 1/3 yd 1 1/2 yds

Crazy Quilt Block Class

by Laura Kramp

This class is designed to introduce a fun way to create a crazy quilt block that can be a finished project on its own or added to with more blocks later.  You will be shown many different motifs that can be added to your block using different flosses, ribbons, beads and buttons along with embroidery stitches that will enhance the block and finish the seams.  This block is all hand construction so no sewing machine is needed. You can come with ideas for the block or explore the materials provided that will lead you to creating

                                                                                  your own unique block.

Crazy Quilt Block Supply List

Kit will be provided for $5.00 that will include 12x12 muslin with design transferred onto it, pins, a sewing needle and an embroidery needle.  Also available will be some embroidery floss, miscellaneous fabrics, ribbon, buttons, beads and lace.

Depending on what participant wants to create, you may wish to bring embroidery floss, your own buttons, charms, silk ribbon, fabric in a certain color scheme and beads.

Other supplies to bring:

  1. Scraps of fabric at least 6x6 inches (fabric can be cotton, satin, corduroy, whatever you would like to use in your block)
  2. Small ruler
  3. Embroidery hoop 7” to 9”
  4. Scissors (fabric)
  5. A 14 by 14 black backing fabric
  6. Needle threaders (optional)
  7. Creativity and willingness to experiment!

Ginny from Shanty Stitchers will have some supplies available also that lend themselves well to this project.

Eleanor Burns "Day and Night
by Connie Bootz

This pattern calls for two fabrics for the Three Strip Quilt.  Select two fabrics with high contrast for blocks.  Day is usually light to medium. Night is usually dark medium to dark.  Accent fabric may be used for more interest.  For clarity in design, select textured or mottled fabrics that read solid from a distance, or small-scale prints. All fabrics should be tightly woven and similar in thickness and stretch. Textured batiks are perfect.

Day and Night Supply List

¼” foot


Rotary cutter


Sewing machine

Walking foot

2 Fabrics:

Table Runner 20 x 52

Day – 1 yard

Night – 1/13 yards

Crib or Wall Hanging 40” x 52”

Day – 1 1/3 yards

Night – 2 1/3 yards

Lap 52” x 64”

Day – 2/1/3 yards

Night – 3 1/2 yards

**This class requires the Eleanor Burns Book Quilt in a Day -  Day and Night with the templates. You may order the book through Connie Bootz for $20. You must order the book by August 15th for Connie to have time to get the books for the retreat.  You will pay Connie directly for the book at the class. Check the box on the registration form if you need Connie to order it for you.

Two Classes will be held on Sunday, September 10 from 9:00 to 12:00

"Not Merely" Sampler
by Ginny Gustand

This sampler is designed to give participants embroidery experience along with working with wool.  An embroidery/wool kit will be available for $20. The thread can be perle cottons or standard DMC. You may bring your own thread or purchase thread from Ginny for $6.00. Other supplies needed are scissors, a hoop/frame if you wish to use them and a lamp for light if you need extra light.

Fabric Manipulation
by Sue Becker

Fabric Manipulation Supply List


4 fat quaters or equivalent fabric

(at least two different fabrics)

Pellon Fabric Magic Shrinking

   Interfacing  1 package

Basic sewing supplies, sewing machine

Rotary cutter, mat


Pencil or fabric marker

Invisible thread (optional)