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Beginner Quilt Piecing with Marcy Collins

Students will meet for 4 class sessions. During that time, they will be taught basic information about the quilt making process. They will learn how to use all the various tools needed to create a lap size quilt top. (They may choose to make a table runner or crib size quilt if they prefer.)

Their quilt will include Half Square Triangles and 9-Patches, thus they learn to sew on the diagonal and strip piece. Once the blocks are made, we will place them on a design wall and move the blocks around to get the “look”/design they want. In this class, students will then learn how to label blocks, sew them together in pairs, and then into rows to the desired size.

At the 4th class, we will discuss (and hopefully attach) borders, quilting and binding.

The Instructor will email a specific supply list before class.

Materials Included: None
Requirements: Students MUST know how to operate their machine, sew a straight line, and wind bobbins for their machine.
Instructor: Marcy Collins
Instructor Bio: My love of handwork began in my early 20?s beginning with crewel embroidery and crossstitch. In the late 80?s, I learned to smock (embroidery on pleated fabric) and quilt. While managing the smocking/heirloom department at Ginger?s Needlearrts (a store in Austin which specialized in counted threadwork, smocking, silk ribbon and later quilting) Hardanger, Silk ribbon embroidery, wool embroidery, white work, & needlepoint were added to my skills. I taught hundreds of people to smock and create silk ribbon embroidery designs. In 1998, one of my original smocking designs was published in Creative Needle magazine. Shortly afterward, the smocking department at Ginger?s was closed and I started Midnight Creations. A herniated disc in my neck resulted in a slow down with smocking, but provided an opportunity to improve my quilting skills. I taught at most of the shops in the Austin/Temple area, taught for EGA Austin, and served on the National SAGA Board. In 2006, I assisted with the opening of Poppy Quilt ?n Sew where I worked for 12 years.
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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
Honeybee Quilt Store
9308 Anderson Mill Rd #300
Austin, TX 78729