Classes

Hexie Coaster – Valeria Finley

  • Thursday
  • June 21, 2018
  • All skill levels
  • $17

The students would make 4-6+ folded hexagon coasters.  The instructional element would be working with bias cuts, sewing through up to 7 layers of fabric, and managing placement of the pieces.

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Avoiding Fusing Nightmares – Norma Sherman

  • Thursday
  • June 21, 2018
  • All skill levels
  • $17

Ready to pull you hair out sometimes?  Have you ever ended up with issues when you are fusing fabric?  Norma is willing to share patterns — no copyrights — and knowledge to help alleviate this problem.  You will receive two patterns from Norma and she encourages  you to share any patterns you like as well as any fusing “tales” or tips.  This half day class, will be a pattern share along with hints on how to avoid fusing nightmares.

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Two Fabric Bargello – Lightning Bold – Vicki Barlean

  • Wednesday
  • June 20, 2018
  • Skill level – confident beginner
  • $35

If you’ve always wanted to make a Bargello, but find it a bit daunting then this is the class for you!  Not your typical Bargello, this quilt uses a tube made entirely from your two fabrics.  Just slice strips and sew back together requiring very few seams to match.  This quilt goes together very quickly and results in a very unique quilt. The use of ombre` fabric does most of the work.  Choose a graduated blended stripe (ombre`) and a secondary companion fabric for the insert, border and binding.  Approximately 46′ x 57″

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Hit and Miss – Vicki Barlean

  • Tuesday
  • June 19, 2018
  • All skill levels
  • $35

A modern quilt that you design.  (approximate size 69″ x 91″)

Putting this quilt top together reminded one of the game “Battleship”, no real rhyme or reason to where  you place the print blocks.  You can create a pattern or just place them at random.

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Zippered Pouch – VIcki Barlean

  • Thursday
  • June 21, 2018
  • All skill levels
  • $17

This is a fun project that is approximately 16″ x 18″.  You can make this any size, and can use any print fabric with coordinating fabrics.  This example used a fun block with added small borders added until it was the size desired.  It could be done with a finished quilt block too.

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Westalee Ruler Class for Quilting Using the Domestic Sewing Machine

  • Tuesday
  • June 19,2018
  • All skill levels
  • $35

Want to do  machine quilting using your domestic machine?  Last year at camp we got a preview of quilting using these amazing rulers.  Here is a chance to take a class and learn more about them and how to use them.

Westalee Templates make creating custom quilting easy. They work on nearly any home machine, sit down quilters and long arms.  Join Michelle and Tammy and play for a day.  Learn how to set up your machine, use various types of templates, and how and when to mark your quilt.  Don’t have templates?  Perfect – you can use this class to try before you buy.
Kit fee: $19.50 includes a specific 2/3 yd panel batting and backing.

If you do not have the sewing foot and wish to use your machine, you will need to let the Sewing Center in Rapid City, SD  know what machine you will be using and they will get the correct foot for  you to purchase.  Contact info will be provided.

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Color Wash Table Topper Robbie Lliteras

  • Thursday
  • June 21, 2018
  • All skill levels
  • $17

This class requires strip of color from light to dark with medium fillers.  Fat 8’s are great for this project.  This is fun and easy to do for presents.  The more scrap material you bring the better your choices will be to get the color wash that makes this an interesting table runner.  Size 59″ x 17″ with border.

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Mini Mosaics Robbie Literas

  • Wednesday class
  • June 20, 2017
  • Class fee $35
  • Skill Level – all levels

New from Houston… mosaics.  You can choose several options to create.  This is a kit for any skill level.  Finished size will be 11″ x 14″, great for a wall or the bib on a apron.   The kit includes pattern, stabilizer, netting, batik fabric, color guide and a color cover to use for fabric placement.   Kit choices include a flamingo, a light house, a turtle, the bee, or a camper.  You will have to let the instructor know which kit you wish to purchase.  Kit cost $28

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Braided Quilt – Robbie Lliteras

  • Tuesday
  • June 19, 2018
  • All skill levels
  • $35

 

This is a fast fun quilt.  It would be a great quilt for someone who has to sit and needs to cover their legs.  It can be made bigger by adding more braid rows.  Techniques that will be learned are ironing skills, color variation, cutting using a template and sewing techniques for making the quilt lie flat.     54″ x 59 “

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Dances with Dragonflies – JoAnn Hoffman

  • Wednesday
  • June 20, 2018
  • All skill levels
  • $35

Learn to do some raw edge applique that does not require using a sewing machine to create these wonderful dragonflies.  This piece can be blanket stitched on all the raw edges, or the quilter can quilt the raw edges down.  When finished,  you will have a lovely wall hanging.  Fabric kit patterns for this 40″ x 40″ raw edge applique can be purchased from Quilt Connection in Rapid City, SD, Keepsake Catalog and Nancy’s Notions as well as the instructor.

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Cutting Table – Robbie Lliteras

  • Evening class Monday-Wednesday
  • June 18-20, 2018
  • All Skill levels
  • $35

Does your back get to killing you when cutting on low surfaces?  Remember Norma’s wonderful cutting table?  Well now you can make one of your own.  This will be a kit.  The class will begin on Monday evening and continue evenings after our sharing.  You will stain, seal, and put together a portable table for your own personal use.  The kit will cost $100 and it will include a routered wooden table top, legs and the hardware to construct your own table.

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Convex Illusions – Robin Dempsey

  • Tuesday-Wednesday
  • June 19-20, 2018
  • Skill level – beginner and experienced quilters
  • $70

Wonderful results can be achieved when making this optical illusion quilt.  This quilt is very detailed and requires working with small strip sets.  But don’t let that scare you away, as the result is very striking.  I would recommend this for a confident beginner with experience using very small strip sets. Pattern cost of $10.

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Inspire – JoAnn Hoffman

  • Tuesday
  • June 19, 2018
  • All Skill levels
  • $35

This beautiful piece uses raw edge applique and paper piecing to create the design.  It can be made with colorful batiks or hand dyed fabrics.  Patterns can be purchased from the Quilt Connection in Rapid City, SD or from the instructor.  Finished piece is 16″ x 16″

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Hand Piecing – Hand Applique – Hand Quilting Valeria Finley

  • Tuesday-Wednesday
  • June 19-20, 2018
  • Skill level – beginner with some hand sewing experience – all levels
  • $70

The two day class will provide an introduction to three hand sewing methods, hand piecing, Celtic applique and hand quilting.  the students will spend the first part of the class trying all the methods.  The instructor will be providing individual attention for the majority of the class and the students will practice, practice, practice.  The goals for the class are to experience heirloom work and preservation of our grandmothers’ skills.  A student could finish a h and pieced or appliqued block and perhaps even a quilted block.

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Unfinished Objects (UFO)

We have rooms available at $25/day where you can work on your own projects or finish up projects from other classes.

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