WORKSHOPS


FLOWERING SNOWBALL: 


Learn to sew curved seams easily as you design a great quilt. Fun way to use scraps OR plan fabrics/colors carefully to create a masterpiece--Coloring Sheet provided before class. Templates for 10" blocks are available for purchase in class from me or you can learn to prepare your own templates from plastic template and a paper pattern.  A 12" die is available from Accu Cut--cut fabric in advance if you have the cutter system. 


COBBLESTONES:

This simple block will test your piecing ability and help you improve. Learn the simplicity of paper piecing with freezer paper. 6" or 12" blocks, your choice. A great scrap buster. Finish as you learn the on-point set. Suitable for confident beginners.  One day workshop.

IT'S A PUZZLE:




It quilt looks complicated but is actually very simple. Use leftover fabric strips to make this fast block, then enjoy creating various pattern designs. 3", 4"or 6"blocks, the choice is yours. A great project for when you just want to sew, and not have to think too hard. Fun in a large group, so many fabrics to admire. A great 3 hour workshop.


WESTERN SUN: 


Use your choice of fabrics, from 1800's reproduction to bright, contemporary to make this easy Star block. Techniques covered include paper piecing, hand or machine applique, fantastic color selection, and lots of tips and tricks for accurate piecing. Pattern required and is included in the Kit. 

CHARMING SAMPLER: 



Have Charm packs you don't know what to do with? Learn 4 fast and fun blocks using 5" squares to make 3" blocks. Techniques taught include paper piecing, speed sewing flying geese, Nine patches so fast, and X Blocks--stack and shuffle. All techniques can be used for larger blocks too. Handout fee required. Students love the versatility of this one. 6 hour workshop.

KISSES + HUGS:


A fun block to make, it looks new and fresh with bright colors.  Each block uses 7 different fabrics, use whatever you like, scraps work!  Learn excellent cutting and sewing skills and you will be amazed how accurate your piecing is, especially where 4 seams meet. A great 3 hour workshop. 

TWO-FOR-ONE:  


This quilt is SO MUCH FUN!  This quilt uses blocks made in the trip around the world style.  You will sew a lot, making strata, then cut and sew in a very organized way to create 2 fantastic blocks--one light and one dark. You will love how different the same fabrics will look in reverse order.  I send lengthy instructions for how to pick your fabrics and pre-cut if you like, before class.  A very popular workshop! Day and a Half OR Two Day Workshop\


LOVE YOUR LAYOUT:


 

    


A design class that is FUN! Spend the first half of class making simple blocks, then play with a variety of layouts to choose your favorite. Learn basic quilter's math that you will use for all your future quilts. So many tips and tricks are taught throughout this class. Play while you learn. 


Feathered Stars Precisely Paper Pieced:


Learn to paper piece the entire star with NO set-in piecing.  You'll be amazed at your accuracy.  One star makes a great center medallion, many stars make a fabulous quilt.  Day and a Half OR Two Day Workshop.  Pattern required and is included in the Kit.

Southern Super Star:  


Make a “Lone Star” Quilt the easy way—NO DIAMONDS!  Using only half-square triangles you can successfully make this traditional, favorite quilt design.  Learn several methods of half-square triangle construction.  This is my go-to quilt for a college graduation gift.  Full Day Workshop.  Pattern required and is included in the Kit.


 Smitten:  


Hexagons and their companion shapes--a fun and fresh project, hand or machine piece, or both--you choose. Want to English Paper Piece this?  You can do that too.  What a fun quilt to use today's bright fabrics.  Can be One day, One and  a Half OR Two Day Workshop. Pattern is required and must be purchased as PDF download from the designer in advance of class. Template Set is required, purchased from me in class.  


Antique Rose Star:  



 Always have this great project ready to go—the perfect travel project for hand work.  Learn to cut shapes out quickly, and hand piece simple units. Machine piece for faster assembly--the EASY way to  make Y-Seams will amaze.  See new variations too. This is such a popular class--hand or machine, you decide--both can be taught in the same workshop.  Use your favorite fabrics and this will be your favorite quilt.  Full Day Workshop. Templates required and are included in the Kit.


Five Easy Pieces:
Five Easy Pieces
Pieces of the Past--Circa 1875

Replicate this circa 1875 quilt with your choice of reproduction or contemporary fabrics.  Learn several ways to make flying geese, design your quilt with careful color placement or randomly. Make it easy or more challenging, your choice. Improve your piecing while making a great quilt.  Full Day Workshop


The Village, AKA Quilters' Scrap Houses:



These adorable 5" paper-pieced house blocks are such a fun way to learn paper-piecing. A "Dorito" block--you just want to keep making them. Use small scraps and make a neighborhood.  Kit Fee $10 includes papers for eight houses and masters for more. Add a sky filled with easy-to-make 4" stars to complete your neighborhood. Full day or Half day workshop

My Favorite Things:



Want a 3-4 day Retreat/Seminar class? Work on this project as you refine your skills and learn many new ones. 

Learn how to make Barbara’s favorite blocks in this comprehensive fun and educational class. So many tips and tricks will be taught--increase your quilting skills as you make several smaller quilts OR combine ALL the individual blocks into one complete bed-size quilt, a totally original design, your choice.

Some of the blocks include: Log Cabins, Shoo Fly, Old Italian Block, Flying Geese, Disappearing Nine-patch, Sawtooth Star, and more.