Class List

Quilt Camp at Cedar Lakes 2021

October 10-15th.

Pixelated Quilt

Pixelated Quilt

You've marveled at the large photographs that are created using small photographs...you know, the pixelated ones. Now, through the magic of software, take a beautiful photograph and create a pattern to make your very own picture quilt wall hanging using squares of fabric. To get you off to a fast start, Karen has selected, scanned and processed a wonderful photo.  This will allow you maximum time in class to focus on color placement in a “color-by-number" process after laying out your foundation.  At the end of class, you will have begun a beautiful wall hanging and learned an exciting art quilt technique

Miniature Pieced Log Cabin

Miniature Pieced Log Cabin

This project will have you wondering why you have never before made a miniature quilt . No paper piecing, no stress, just fun! Mary guarantees a finished project and will probably have to throw you out of the classroom for meals. Yes, it IS that much fun.

Posh Petal

Posh Petals is a pattern from Sew Kind of Wonderful using the Quick Curve Ruler. Learn how to cut curved shapes the easy way. Then be inspired to LOVE those curves using a no-pin method of sewing. Posh Petals is the perfect pattern for using up scraps or showing off your special fabrics.You will need the pattern ($12) and a Quick Curve Ruler ($25).

A Tisket A Tasket

A Tisket A Tasket

Who doesn't love baskets and "hexies"? They're both showcased beautifully in this little project. Use it as a table topper or candle mat. I used country colors but it would be very festive with holiday or seasonally themed fabrics. The baskets are appliqued using both a prepared edge and needleturn methods. The hexagons are pieced with the traditional English paper piecing method and you'll learn a a new stitch that is virtually invisible on the front of your work. It's the perfect project to carry to your favorite bee! Finished Project Size: 16" diameter.
Cost: pattern & hexagon templates (required) $5.00, includes original pattern by Kelly Kout & 19 2.25" hexagon templates.
Fabric kit (optional) $7.00, includes pre-washed fabric for baskets, hexagons, border and binding.

Come Sew With Me!

Come Sew With Me!

Come and sew and enjoy the process as you work on and finish any projects you want, or start a new one with the assistance of an experienced teacher to help you along! This session is two days long, Monday & Tuesday. Supplies: your project(s) and any hand, machine, patterns and other required tools. No additional pattern fee.

Rolling Waves

Rolling Waves

This intriguing optical illusion quilt looks like it has curves but they are created by clever positioning of just three simple blocks. Strip piecing allows you to assemble this quilt quickly and accurately.

Intro to Free Motion Machine Quilting

Intro to Free Motion Machine Quilting

This home machine quilting class is an introduction to designs and techniques of the quilting process. In Part I you'll start with a basted quilt sandwich (top, batting, backing) and a walking foot and stitch a series of simple, straight forward quilting patterns. You'll be surprised at all the design options available to stitch with just a walking foot. In Part II you'll switch to your free motion foot. This class will substantially expand your home machine quilting design capabilities. You will have circles, curves, and swirls flowing across the fabric along with a new sense of the free motion experience!
Featherweight Friendly with requirements (Please see Supply List).
Class Fee $3.

Playing with Triangles

Playing with Triangles

“Creative” is not a 4-letter word! Quench your inner desire to “get creative” without feeling overwhelmed. Here’s your opportunity to get comfortable wielding a 60º triangle ruler. Be scrappy or plan your fabrics. Bring jelly roll packs, ¼-yard cuts, or any full width (40-42”) scraps. We will use a variety of light to dark, different scale prints, tone-on-tones, and filler fabrics to help those special prints stand out. Construction starts with simple strip piecing. Once our triangles are cut, it’s time to “get creative” and sew those triangles into the most extraordinary designs. Final piecing is simple – no Y-seams. Directions will outline options for at least 3 different patterns and several sizes. 60º Ruler required.
Pattern fee: $8.

Glimmer

Glimmer

Glimmer is a class where all levels will enjoy making this wonderful medallion quilt. The pattern has directions for five different sizes from a mug rug up to lap quilt. Glimmer is a great way to use large print fabrics. Cheryl had lots of fun using her favorite Kaffe Fasset fabrics to put together the lap size quilt. Pattern uses the Super Sidekick ruler. Class requires Super Sidekick ruler ($14) and Glimmer pattern ($12) both by Jaybird Quilts. Please see Supply List.

I Have to Make a Quilt TODAY!

A brand-new quilt from the master of ‘getting it done’, Karen Benke. This year’s version is another stunning example of what one can accomplish in one focused, fun day. So, whether you’ve said it out loud meaning you need a big gift very quickly, or you simply crave a day at your machine with something to show for it at the end, you’ll love this fast and easy approach to making a great quilt top. And … you will actually make your top in a day! Everything in the fabric kit is pre-cut and ready to sew, so you can get right to it, learning the easiest construction methods for the dozen sampler blocks. You’ll learn to correctly add your borders and leave with enough fabric to bind your quilt after the quilting is complete. A most satisfying, gratifying day. Your finished top measures 58 x 72 inches.

Dainty Dresdens

Posh Penelope

Scrap Buster!! Posh Penelope is a fun scrappy quilt that combines gradual curves with on point sashing and cornerstones. The perfect mix of modern and traditional elements that create a quilt that is timeless. This is a “stash pattern” and requires the Quick Curve Ruler ($25) by Sew Kind of Wonderful and the Posh Penelope pattern ($12).

Quilt Camp Cardinal Wreath

Come Sew With Me!

Come Sew With Me!

Come and sew and enjoy the process as you work on and finish any projects you want, or start a new one with the assistance of an experienced teacher to help you along! This session is two days long, Monday & Tuesday. Supplies: your project(s) and any hand, machine, patterns and other required tools. No additional pattern fee.

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras

This mesmerizing wall hanging is constructed of just two different paper piecing sections. This project has simple cutting instructions and easy assembly of the blocks to make this beautiful quilt. Choose your favorite colors and make a spectacular piece of art.

More about Free Motion Machine Quilting

More about Free Motion Machine Quilting

So you're done piecing your quilt top and now it's time to get it quilted. You're staring at this pretty top for a long time and you're absolutely stumped on how to quilt it. This home machine quilting class will help you figure out how to get it done. You'll learn various free motion edge-to-edge designs along with more shape specific designs. Some easier feathering options will be included. Even bring a top and we'll come up with quilting designs for your special piece. Part IV is an introduction to creating those beautiful feather designs! There are various ways to stitch these designs, so you may find that one method is more comfortable to stitch than another. Your creativity will be flowing in no time with many tips and tricks that are covered to help you have fun and “Let’s Get It Quilted"!

Hidden Wells

Hidden Wells

Featherweight Friendly with requirements (Please see Supply List)

Basket Weave

Basket Weave

Class Fee: $3.

Out of the (UFO) Box

Out of the (UFO) Box

Come and sew and enjoy the process as you work on and finish any projects you want, or start a new one with the assistance of an experienced teacher to help you along! This session is four days long, Monday through Thursday. Supplies: your project(s) and any hand, machine, patterns and other required tools. No additional pattern fee.

Fun with Painted Fabric Textures

Fun with Painted Fabric Textures

Snail's Trail Al Fresco

Snail's Trail Al Fresco

The quilt in this picture was pieced using only two fabrics, the white and a very colorful rainbow gradation fabric or a variety of different colored fabrics can be used. This quilt has also been pieced in a Christmas print and it was equally as pretty. The construction of this quilt is done using only three blocks. The snails trail block, the diamond block and a small square in a square block.

Finished project 62” x 62”

Pattern and 2 Rulers required for class (total retail $54.37)

Stack-n-Whack for the Holidays

Stack-n-Whack for the Holidays

Learn the Magic of Stacking and Whacking as you create this beautiful Christmas Tree Skirt. You'll also use some of the blocks to create a table runner. And best of all... there are no Y seams in these projects! You'll be amazed how well it all comes together, and just in time for the Holiday season! If you prefer not to do a Christmas theme, no problem. This pattern can easily be a tabletopper rather than a tree skirt!

Book Required: $19.99 retail
Kit Fee Required: $5.00