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Gualala Arts Workshop
What Do I Do Now I Have All These Blocks?
Instructors: Mary Austin and Janet Sears

June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2007
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Tuition:   Members of Gualala Arts and PPQG: $40 or $10 each class
Members of Gualala Arts  or   PPQG: $60 or $15 each class
Non-members: $90 or $25 each class
# Students:   minimum 6; maximum 10

Beginning Quilting, with Mary Austin and Janet Sears This class is for quilters who have accumulated a number of blocks either from a class or other source. The various techniques will be taught by demonstration with no sewing machines required.

The four sessions will include:

  1. Joining blocks, using sashing and borders as a technique to determine quilt size. Several different sashings and borders will be demonstrated. Settings and how they affect size and appearance will also be discussed.

  2. How to sandwich a quilt. A "sandwich" is the three-layers (top, batting and backing) that comprise a quilt and the choices include: Choosing batting. Choosing and transferring a quilting design. Layering your top. Setting up your machine for straight line quilting and free motion quilting.

  3. Quilting choices - by hand, by machine, using stencils, free-form, free-motion. Techniques for marking the quilting design will be discussed. Also included is how to square your quilt and prepare it for binding.

  4. Finishing steps: Binding, hanging sleeve and label. Instruction for blocking your quilt will be covered.