Are you looking for something to do in September? We have two very fun quilt classes planned for September, and there is still time to sign up! Both of these classes are beginner-friendly, and taking a class is a great way to sharpen your skills and swap helpful hints with other quilters.
Here are the classes on the schedule:
First, on Tuesday, September 11th, is the Hokey Pokey class, from the pattern by A Quilter’s Dream. Here’s the sample quilt hanging on the wall in the store:
This is a fat quarter pattern, and should be made in a light/dark color scheme as we used here, or a 2-color scheme. I’ve seen the 2-color version made up, and it is as impressive as this light/dark one. If you don’t like green, how about blues, or maybe (my favorite) blue and green?
The name of the pattern comes from the cuts that slant some to the left and some to the right.
We have a new teacher for this class…meet Margaret Parcel.
Margaret started quilting back in the 70′s, and she says she finds the Log Cabin to be the most popular quilt. In her earlier years, she traveled from the East to the West coasts and overseas with her husband Bob when he was in the service. (Now Bob is a quilter too!)
Margaret worked for JCPenney until retiring after 20 years. She and Bob have 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren. They have a home in Spanaway, WA, and a beach house in Long Beach, where they enjoy crabbing and clamming.
Margaret most recently worked for 3 years at Parkland Parish Quilt Shop in the Tacoma area. She’s ready to spend more time at the beach, so we have the advantage of a new local teacher!
On Saturday, September 22nd, is the Bento Box quilt class. This one is from Karen Snyder’s book Bundles of Fun. Here’s one of the quilts Karen made and featured in her book:
This is another fat quarter quilt and very beginner-friendly! It is made from 12 fat quarters, half in blues, and half in white/cream. It’s recommended to select two colors of different values as in this quilt, or contrast prints with solids. This class will be taught by Teri.
Both classes run from 10:30 am to 4 pm and the class fee is $30 for each. Boardwalk Quilts gives you 15% off all materials for the class (pattern, book, fabric, etc.) and 10% off any other purchases the day of the class.
Come join us for a day–or two–of quilting fun and friendship!