South Dakota Quilters Guild

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Fall Retreat Classes
At SDQG Fall Retreat September 21-23, 2018
Crossroads, Huron, SD


Class will be held on Saturday from 9:00 to 4:00.

                                                                                                   Scrappy Woven Star.

Pattern is by Nadya Kehnle and Allison Glass and offered as a free download through the Andover Fabrics website.

You will learn handy tips and tricks of paper foundation piecing from a lifelong quilter while creating this amazing quilt.

Nancy will also share her scrappy kit making tips as well

                                                                                                    Scrappy Woven Stars
                                                                                               Taught by Nancy Klungseth

Scrappy Woven Stars

  Please don't let the intricate design of this beautiful quilt fool you. This paper foundation pieced quilt is much easier to put together than it appears!  This class is all about using up those scraps of fabric that we all seem to accumulate as well as learning basic paper foundation piecing.


Supplies needed: 
* Sewing machine in good working order (don't forget your manual and cords)
* Neutral colored thread
* Basic sewing supplies (thread snips, rotary cutter, 12" rotating mat or a small cutting mat, extra sewing needles, seam ripper, etc.

*Paper scissors
* "Add a Quarter" ruler (I like the 12" but the 6" will work for this project at well).
* Pattern:  you can download the pattern   https://www.andoverfabrics.com/Quilts/Sun%20Print%202015.pdf.
If link does not work go to https://www.andoverfabrics.com/FreeQuiltPatterns.php 

Then search for Sun Print 2015
You will only need to print pages 1-5 as we will be making our quilts  scrappy! IMPORTANT:  Please make sure that the

1-inch square on the pattern pages actually prints at 1" square.  This is important for a good finished block.

* Copies of the star block section (page 4) of the pattern. You can make your copies on inexpensive white copy paper or preferably onto Carol Doak's foundation paper. You will need 36 copies to make the baby sized quilt shown in the pattern. Feel free to make more copies and make your quilt any size you like.

* Copies of Page 5 which are the left and right border sections of the pattern. You can make your copies on inexpensive white copy paper or preferably onto Carol Doak's foundation paper. You will need 12 copies to make the baby sized quilt shown in the pattern. Remember, if you want your quilt larger, feel free to make more copies and make your quilt any size you like.

 

* Your scrap basket


* 1 3/4-2 yards of fabric for the diamond shapes and binding (I used gray). This amount will make the baby quilt shown in the pattern.

 

* Assorted white fabric scraps OR 1 3/4-2 yards of white for the border of the diamonds and the outer borders. 

 

Scraps cut as follows:


2.5” squares (one for each 6” star section)


Scraps cut into 1 3/4” pieces.  Length can be anywhere from 2” to the entire width of the fabric. (Disregard the cutting instructions in the pattern).

The “white section” of the sample quilt:  1 3/4” X 8”. You will need 2 for every 6” star section. 

We will cut the gray “diamond” sections in class.

* 1 3/4-2 yards of fabric for the diamond shapes and binding (I used gray). This amount will make the baby quilt shown in the pattern

* Assorted white fabric scraps OR 1 3/4-2 yards of white for the border of the diamonds and the outer borders.  (This will make the baby quilt shown in the pattern). I used white scraps for this portion of the sample quilt.

 

**Nancy will be bringing some wallpaper seam rollers so class participates can try a technique she uses with scrappy quilts.  She will have some for sale for $3 if you like using them.

 

Please have your copies made and your scraps and white fabrics cut before class.


 


One Class  Sunday, September 10 from 9:00 to 12:00

Sample above shows satin stitch, wrapping, and cut work as examples only

Hardanger

Taught by Ginny Gustad

This class was requested after members watched to a demonstration and trunk show by Ginny. If you have taken a class from Ginny before or watched her demonstrations you know how informative and knowledgably she is with the needle arts.  This will be a wonderful introduction into the art of Hardanger which will cover the very basic steps of this unique needlework.

 

This will be a basic technique class on Hardanger.  It will include two basic stitches – the satin stitch and the wrapping technique and how to cut and remove the fabric after the stitching is done.  You will be using 22 count fabric for a fun coaster pattern.  A kit will be available with of cost $7.50 and will include the pattern, a needle, Size 5 and 8 Pearl Cotton and the fabric.  A small sharp scissors is needed (such as an embroidery scissors). Ginny will have scissors to use if you do not have embroidery ones.

The class will begin Sunday morning at 9:00