Beginning Rotary Cutting and Pencil Diagonal Piecing

Detail: Chief's Blanket, Batik

Chief's Blanket

This graphic and masculine design was created in the 1930s and was inspired by Native American weaving patterns. It is named for the Silver Chief train that traveled the southwest. This complex pattern is simple to sew and the patches are all created from rectangles. The border can be plain but included in the class is a foundation piecing demonstration and pattern for a more complex border.

Danish Hearts

This quilt pattern offers a range of design and fabric possibilities. It can be made from scraps and looks charming that way, or it can use identical blocks in an "over the weekend" quilt. Combine strip piecing and pencil diagonal piecing in either a 6-1/2" block or a 10" block to get a top assembled in practically no time. This is a very suitable class for beginners.

Autumn Sampler
2-3 class series or weekend retreat only

2-3 classes or weekend retreat) Mix and match rows of template-free blocks combine with some hand-appliqué in this pictorial quilt. While choosing fabrics offers lots of scope for individuality, what sets this design apart is its scope for embellishment. From 3-D appliqué, to buttons, to embroidery, the possibilities are only limited by imagination! This class has always been very popular and is even more fun in a group setting. A book of patterns is included with the class or is available for purchase separately. (Note: The quilt shown pre-dates the final class patterns and varies slightly. The book includes more blocks-cause I couldn't stop designing!)

Fees and Requirements

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©2006 Norah McMeeking