Classes at the Quilters Unlimited 45th Annual Quilt Show

  • All classes will be held in the new North Hall of the Dulles Expo Center, adjacent to the quilt show, held in the South Hall of the same building.

    Forgot something for your class?  No problem.  A few steps away will provide everything you need for your workshop.

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    Please email general questions to qushowclasses@quiltersunlimited.org.  If you have questions about specific classes or the supply lists, please contact the instructors directly. Refer to the instructor’s website for more detailed descriptions of the class.  In some cases there may be a small supply fee, payable to the instruction on the day of class.   Please use the links provided to access this info.

Julie Belin

Julie, a member of local quilt guilds, began her quilting career nearly 30 years ago.  Her other careers of engineer and high school math teacher have fueled her passion for precision piecing, thus promoting her love of Studio 180 Design tools.  As a Studio 180 Certified Instructor, she enjoys sharing the ease, accuracy, and versatility of Deb Tucker’s rulers with others.

 

Carolina Lily, Saturday, June 2nd, 9 am – 4 pm*

*includes lunch hour (recommend you bring lunch)
Skill Level:  All Levels

Learn the techniques needed to create a Carolina Lily quilt as you create a one-block wall hanging.  This spectacular design uses Fast Flying Geese created with Studio 180 tools and no ‘Y’ seams.  Adding a bit of applique and a super Migrating Geese border will complete the project with style and impact.  You can apply these techniques to Deb’s 4-block, 5-block, or miniature Carolina Lily patterns at home.
Project Size: 30 ½”x 42 ½”

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Jinny Beyer

For four decades, Jinny has been quilting, teaching, writing books and designing fabrics for quilters. She is world-renowned for her fabric designs (manufactured by RJR Fabrics), and especially for her border prints. Jinny travels world-wide to teach. She’s the author of twelve books, including The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns, an encyclopedia of more than 4000 patchwork blocks that incorporates historical and drafting information — a 6-year labor of love.

Diamonds Galore – Hand Piecing Diamonds, Friday, June 1st, 10am – 4 pm*

*bring your lunch
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner (NO sewing machine required)

Learn about color selection and the hand-piecing techniques of sewing a simple seam, joining three and six points and setting in seams, while creating a quilt made entirely from sixty degree diamonds. There are multiple opportunities for variety in design and color choice. This is a great “pick up and take along” project for those found moments when you can get a little done at a time. Before you know it, your quilt will be finished.

Pre-class Preparation:  Pre-cut no less than 100 diamonds from the various fabrics (at least 3 from each fabric you select-see Notes below for fabric selection). We will contact all registered students prior to class to answer any questions about the fabric selections and class preparation.

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Arabic Tiles – Hand Piecing with Border Prints, Saturday, June 2nd, 10am – 4pm*

*bring your lunch
Skill Level: Intermediate (NO sewing machine required)

Using just a simple 60-degree diamond, learn to fussy-cut and piece mirror-image patches to create kaleidoscopic stars while creating a small table topper, table runner or larger quilt.

Purchases made in class will be CASH only.
Kits and fabrics will be available for this project. We will contact registered students prior to class to order kits or fabric options for class materials.

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T Carter

T Carter is a National award winning quilter, accomplished fiber artist, published author, historian, researcher and activist with expertise in the areas of social justice and Native American and Indigenous history. T offers lectures/trunk shows and workshops through her business, History Outside the Box; “Quilts revealing history from many perspectives, including those of women, ordinary people, people of color and others whose voices have yet to be heard and whose stories remain untold.” www.facebook.com/historyquilts

Binding a Quilt – with a little help from Elmer’s School Glue, Friday, June 1st, 9am – 1 pm

Skill Level:  All Levels

Learn how to bind a quilt—creating beautifully mitered corners and making an easy (and perfect) connection at the end—using Elmer’s School Glue.

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Doris Deutmeyer

Doris is a lifelong artist, teacher, and designer loving all things art, fabric and landscape. In 1997, Doris began creating original fused fabric landscapes and mini quilts. Her home-based business, Fabrications by Doris, has evolved into a line of self-published fused raw edge landscapes and mini quilt patterns.

For more information about Doris, her workshops, patterns, kits and landscape quilting fabric visit www.FabricationsByDoris.com

Canyon view Landscape Art Quilt, Saturday, June 2nd, 9 am – noon

Skill Level:  All Levels

Create a 20” x 20” (including borders) raw edge fused art quilt featuring a stunning batik sky. Using Doris’ original “Canyon View” you will learn raw edge applique, tools for success, and how to choose your fusible. Several methods of completing your landscape on your own will be presented; including a demo on how to gallery wrap your art quilt on artist stretcher bars for an updated display option. All landscape and border fabric with choice of fusible is included in kit. Kit includes: pattern, all fabric, and choice of fusible to complete one 20” x 20” fabric landscape.

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Color 101 for Quilters, Saturday, June 2nd, 1 pm – 4pm

Skill Level:  All Levels

Learning how to use color is one of the most important steps in making fabulous quilts. In this class students will learn the basics of color theory using actual fabric swatches for hands on color exercises. We will begin by creating a 12-part color wheel and then move on to basic color harmonies and value charts. See color in action with samples of quilts and fabric. Students will take home a handy reference to make their next quilt their own with personal color choices. Kit Includes: fabric swatches and handouts.

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Penni Domikis

An award winning quilter, author and fabric designer Penni was introduced to quilting by a family friend.  She combined quilting with her photography and graphic design hobbies into a thriving pattern design business. She has developed a reputation for breaking down quilting designs into manageable pieces for quilters of all skill levels.  Author of All Scrapped Out! (a guide to making a masterpiece from your unruly collection of scraps), Civil War Sampler Block-Of-The-Month, Still All Scrapped Out, and What A Load of Scraps.

Scrap Petal Garden, Sunday, June 3rd, 9 am – 3:30 pm*

*includes 30 minutes for lunch (please bring your lunch)
Skill Level:  All Levels

Make a gorgeous scrap petal garden quilt using one of a few methods of machine applique. Make your masterpiece from completely scrappy to planned using one of the techniques provided. You get to choose based on personal preference.

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Cheryl Lynch

Author of Quilt Fiesta and Sew Embellished, Cheryl began her love of quilting in 1992, when her family moved to Pennsylvania. Starting with basic classes at a local quilt shop, she learned all of the fundamentals. Then she entered the world of teaching, designing patterns, making art quilts and now lecturing and giving workshops.

Mini Mosaic Quilts, Sunday, June 3rd, 9 am – noon

Skill Level:  All Levels

This is a fun no sew workshop that imitates the ancient art of mosaics, inspired by a trip to Israel. Learn how to create a mosaic picture from small pre-cut pieces of lots of colored fabric, using a technique that was developed to simplify the process. Pick one of the available patterns in class that will finish at 9″x12″, and then can be bordered and quilted to your preference at home.

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Joan Radell

Joan doesn’t remember when she learned to sew; she only knows that she hasn’t stopped since. An avid quilter, garment sewer and accessories designer, her Bucklebee line of handbags are designed to show off spectacular fabrics. Her bags are thoughtfully designed to be functional as well as beautiful.

Charming Convertible Handbag, Friday, June 1st, 1 pm – 5pm

Skill Level:  All Levels

The Charming Convertible Handbag has a petite silhouette and a huge interior! The handbag can be carried over-the-shoulder or as a cross-body style and is the perfect bag for a lunch date, an afternoon of shopping, and makes a welcome gift. Charming features include a zipper closure, an interior zipper pocket and patch pocket to help keep you organized. It is a lightweight and packable bag, making it the perfect travel companion. Charming measures 9” wide, 7” tall, and 4” deep at the bottom. It looks gorgeous made up in ultra-suede, lace, or patchwork, too! Paper pattern and hardware are included in class fee.

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Lisa White Reber

 

Lisa White Reber has a bachelor’s degree in Art and Art History. She began quilting in 1994 with dyeing fabric, and fibers gradually became the focus of her need to create.

Starting with the basics of producing mottled and solid colors on white cotton fabric, her exploration of dyes has expanded from the tie-dyer’s favorite Procion MX type dyes to include discharge (color removal), acid dyes for protein fibers, disperse dyes for polyester, and vat dyes that combine the addition and subtraction of color on natural fibers. Dyeing more and more yardage led to the creation of her hand-dye business, DippyDyes, in 2008.

Her investigation of surface design techniques includes using various resists – mechanical (like clamping), tying and stitching, and chemical (like wax, glue and flour) – plus screen-printing and painting with thickened dyes and discharge agents. Combining these techniques in as many ways as possible is her plan for the next several decades.

 

 

Transparent – Layered Colors with Dye, Sunday, June 3rd, 10am  – 2pm

Skill Level:  All Levels

This is an introductory workshop where you can learn all the skills you need to start dyeing your own cotton fabric. You’ll start with a discussion of safety, and of the supplies needed to easily create gorgeous, wash-fast color on fabric. You will be focusing on dyeing solid fabrics (not crackly-looking) for results that look most like the layering of different colors. Samples of transparency in quilts will be shown and discussed.

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