Beginning Quilting – CANCELED

Instructors Kalynn Oleson and Jan Carter

4-Week Workshop

Thursdays, February 18–March 10, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Gualala Arts Center Conference Room

Gualala Arts members + PPQG: $40 all classes/$10 per class; Gualala Arts members or PPQG: $50 all classes/$12.50 per class; non-members: $60 all classes/$15 per class

Register by February 18. After that, check availability
MaterialsList-Beginning Quilting


This will be a four-week class on Thursdays from February 18th through March 10, 2016. Participants may sign up for the entire four weeks or individual classes that feature something in which you are interested. Classes are appropriate for both beginners or those looking to tune up their quilting skills.

Prerequisites: basic knowledge of sewing and of sewing machines.

Week 1: The Basics
Introductions, sewing machine care, tools, safety, rulers. Blocks – Nine Patch, Double Nine Patch and Rail Fence

Week 2
Show and Tell of homework, Triangles and the color wheel. Blocks, Shoo Fly and Double X

Week 3
Double X, Irish Chain, Log Cabin, Hole in the Barn and Ohio Star

Week 4
Sashing and block arrangement, Variable Star, Diamond in a Square and Card Trick.

About the Instructors

Kalynn Oleson
Kalynn’s grandmother quilted and her mother made many of her clothes in grade school. Textiles, clothing and art became Kaylynn’s way to a college degree.

Fabric, sewing, clothing construction and quilting have been focal points in her life, except when work and life got in the way. About 20 years ago she was re-introduced to quilting by a bank co-worker. That did it. She took many quilt classes and paid her dues in matching points and blocks. These classes offer her the opportunity to share her knowledge with others that also love fabric, color, design, texture and art.

Jan Carter
Jan Carter started sewing as a little girl, taught by her mother and grandmother. Later, in her 20’s, she made a few quilts without really knowing how! Once Jan arrived at the Sea Ranch community, she discovered the local quilt guild and was blown away by the talented members. Since then she has taken as many classes as she possibly could, has been making quilts non-stop, and is totally infatuated with the subject. In her spare time she fondles fabric.