Classes

 Camp Dates:  June 14-17, 2017  

Celebrate Stargazing with Quilts

NEW THIS YEAR

  • Longer lunch so you can shop and eat without being rushed. Classes run from 9-noon and 1:30-4:30 pm.

  • Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Friday night projects: Choose from two one-hour projects. No registration fee required (just the $10 class fee) so bring a friend.

  • Ultimate Block Exchange! See details on Friday classes. This is a sell-out, so register early. Class size is limited.

  • FREE Meet ‘n Greet Teachers Showcase and Market, on THURSDAY NIGHT.

  • Gift Bag Exchange. See details on the Special Events page. Bring a small gift in a hand-made small bag (approximately $5). We will exchange them on Saturday at the lunch hour.

  • Don’t miss the Friday night Pajama Party! 7pm-?  Prizes for best PJ’s, open quilting room with prizes every hour. Gina will host. $10.  Pizza is included! 

If you are taking a class, there is a registration fee of $35. Registration fee includes a camp gift bag, door prizes, and entrance in the Quilt Challenge if desired. Evening events do NOT require a registration fee. Bring your friends/spouses!

Classes are half-day, full-day, evening, and even one lunch-time class.  Some classes have an additional supply, kit, or pattern fee that is paid directly to the teacher.  Some require advance purchase and preparation of supplies. Some include EVERYTHING needed. Please let us know if you have any questions. Supply lists are in the class descriptions below (or will be added soon).  Some classes have no supply list.

Classes are at the Doubletree Hotel and Odegaards Sewing Center. Sewing machines are available to rent from Odegaard’s Sewing Center for $10/day. They will deliver and pick up from the hotel. Contact them directly at (928) 774-2331

2017 Class Descriptions

Some supply lists will be added soon.

Check back for updates.

Unfortunately, due to some circumstances beyond our control, some of the classes are cancelled. If you are registered for one of the cancelled, please consider selecting another class. If nothing works for you, we will gladly issue a refund.

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 WEDNESDAY CLASS

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This class is full. See duplicate class on Saturday #405 

#103  Walking Foot Quilting Technique and Design

Wednesday 9am-4:30pm 

at the Doubletree Hotel

$80 

 Instructor:  Wendy Garrison

Skill Level:  All levels

Supply List

Do you want to quilt your own tops but aren’t ready for free motion quilting just yet?  Or do you free motion quilt, and want to expand your quilting repertoire by adding a different “look”?  It’s time to get your stitching out of “the ditch” and enhance your quilt tops with beautiful geometric shapes as well as straight and gently curving lines you can do with your walking foot.  Learn to create both modern and traditional quilting designs with your domestic machine using only a walking foot in this full day class. We’ll start with the basics of walking foot quilting, and then move on to learning to create and combine original designs you can use to enhance pieced, appliqued, and even wholecloth quilt tops.  All levels of quilters can benefit from this class!

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THURSDAY CLASSES

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#202   Make Mine Modern

Can use EITHER a Handi-Quilter Long-Arm OR DOMESTIC machine

HALF DAY Thursday 9-noon

at Odegaards

 $40 plus $10 supply fee to Odegaards

Instructor:  Gina Perkes

Skill Level: confident beginner/intermediate

Let’s face it, Modern quilts are hot!  They provide a beautiful canvas to showcase amazing quilting designs.  Join Gina Perkes, as she shares with you a variety of modern designs which will enhance your quilts perfectly.  Some of the designs you will learn include:  gridwork basics (an introduction to rulers), geometric patterns, modern filler designs, and more!  You will also gain many tips on decorative thread success, tension, trouble shooting, machine set up, and more.  This is a fun and stress free class filled with creativity and tips for success.  

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#203  Fantabulous Feathers and Fillers

Expand your  skills on a Handi-Quilter long-arm OR DOMESTIC machine

HALF DAY Thursday 1:30pm-4:30pm 

at Odegaards

$40 plus $10 supply fee to Odegaards

Instructor: Gina Perkes

Skill Level: confident beginner/intermediate

Feathers are amazing! They can be stylized and are incredibly versatile. Gina will show you how to find your own unique style in your feather work. There are a variety of techniques for drafting and stitching feathers which can be used in different applications from block and border motifs to freehand work-experiment with them all! You will then explore the exciting world of filler designs which will make your feathers jump right off the quilt! Gina will show you how to avoid backtracking when an heirloom look is desired and how to select threads and achieve control for intricate work.

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#205  Amish Braid (Machine Applique)

HALF DAY Thursday 9am – noon 

at Doubletree

 $40  plus an $8 pattern fee paid directly to the teacher

Instructor:   Linda Martin

 Skill level: Easy/intermediate but requires embroidery machine

Supply List

The pineapple has been a symbol of welcome and hospitality for many years. It makes a beautiful wall hanging or as my hubby says… “one of those table thingys”. You can make place mats, table runner or wall hanging. 

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#206  I Can’t Believe This is a 10-minute Block!

HALF DAY Thursday 1:30-4:30 

at Doubletree

$40 

Instructor:  Shelly Cordsen

Skill Level: Beginner and beyond

Supply List

Create fast inset center blocks with a simple 3-seam technique.  This entire quilt was created in 3 hours.  One Layer Cake will make a 4 or 6 block quilt with pieced border.  It is even fun to make the blocks with a Charm Pack.  Creativity comes into play when inserting an inset square when putting blocks together. The center square is perfect for showcasing fussy-cut prints, signatures of loved ones, beautiful embroidery or your favorite applique. The options for this easy block is endless.

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 FRIDAY CLASSES

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#302  
Glorious Grids with Fillers

for DOMESTIC AND Long-arm machines

 Friday 9am-4:30pm 

at Odegaards

$80 plus $10 supply fee to Odegaards

Instructor:  Gina Perkes

Skill Level: confident beginner/intermediate

Fear grids and fills no more! Straight lines can be your best friend. Use grids for both ruler work and as a guide for perfectly spaced free-hand designs. Students will gain confidence in producing beautiful cross-hatching and unique variations using minimal tools. Learn how to use temporarily marked grids as a guide for spacing beautiful freehand designs. A variety of unique freehand filler designs will be explored and you will learn how to achieve balance and control in your work. 

 

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#303  Greased Lightening (using a jelly roll)

HALF-DAY Friday 9:00-noon 

at Doubletree

$40 plus a $10 pattern fee paid directly to the teacher

Instructor:  Shelly Cordsen

Skill Level: Beginner and beyond

 Supply List

This 15″ x 60″ table runner is fun and fast to make.  Color placement allows for a floating ribbon affect.  You will also learn how to put smooth and mitered binding on these 30-degree and 60-degree corners. Pattern must be purchased because of template we will be using as well as it shows other color placement options you can experiment with for future projects.

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 #304  Modern Christmas Tree (three different size options) 

HALF-DAY Friday 1:30-4:30 pm 

Gina made this one at the Lake Powell Quilters Retreat! Fun!

at Doubletree

$40 plus a $12 pattern fee which includes two cutting templates paid directly to the teacher. 

  Instructor:  Linda Martin

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Supply List

Elegant in its simple modern tree design, this Christmas version of a traditional This Thousand Pyramid quilt will be a perfect addition to your holiday décor or gifts. Two Finished size options: 65″ x 75″ or 45″ x 50″

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NEW BLOCK EXCHANGE CLASS

This class is closed. 

#305 Best Block Exchange (LUNCHTIME CLASS)

Friday 12:15-1:15pm

at the Doubletree Hotel

 $30 includes the starter kit 

Fabric Starter kit includes some fabrics to use in your blocks so there will be some continuity. Students will need to add additional fabrics to complete their blocks.

Instructor:  Gina Darlington

Level:   All

Class participants will be assigned to create two different blocks for each fellow participant under the general theme of “Stargazing.” Think beyond stars, although they are fine too; the night sky, celestial bodies, the great beyond…  

The blocks will have a specific assigned size, and should be representative of your own quilt making skills. Any technique is welcome. All of the blocks are to be completed PRIOR to class.  When you sign up for the class, we will send you some basic and specific instructions, and a fabric starter kit.  The sooner you sign up, the sooner you can start working on your blocks. You will be making TWO blocks for EACH fellow student. There is a maximum of 24 blocks that will need to be completed prior to class as “homework”.  We will exchange blocks at lunch on Friday and will receive the rest of the directions. Of course, you can finish it in any way you’d like.  See how much you can get done at the PJ/Pizza Party/Open Sewing Friday night!

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NEW One-Hour Class

Folded star ornament. Easy no sew ornament that is a perfect use for scraps.

#306  Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy

TWO projects to choose from. 

ONE-HOUR Friday 6-7pm 

at the Doubletree 

$10 . If you want a kit (for a small additional fee), see the supply list and contact us to get in touch with Ruth. 

***Bring a friend, child, parent, sibling. NO registration fee required for this class!

Instructor:  Ruth Dolin

Skill Level: Beginner

Supply List for both projects

Double zip bag. Zippers are NOT difficult! Come make this super cute bag for notions, makeup, or whatever!

 
Get hands-on instruction from Ruth as you complete a simple project in just one hour. One uses a sewing machine, and one requires no sewing at all. Do one or both! Project #1 is a Star ornament. It is folded and pressed and requires no sewing.  Project #2  is a double zippered bag – make-up sized. These two fun projects are a great way to introduce a friend to the wonderful world of FABRIC!

 Feel free to stay for the PJ/Pizza Party afterwards and quilt-until-you-wilt. (Pizza party is an additional $10)

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SATURDAY CLASSES

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#401 Love Machine using Precise Piecing

Saturday 9am- 4:30pm 

at the Doubletree Hotel

  $80 

 Instructor:  Cristy Fincher

Level:  All levels 

Supply List

 

Build your piecing skills and fall in love with quilting all over again! The fun and simple Love Machine pattern is packed full of skill-building blocks like the flying geese, half-square triangle and quarter-square triangle. Cristy’s tried and true cutting and sewing system, including glue-basting for accurate points, will empower you and take your piecing and precision to new levels. Bulky seams are a thing of the past when you learn the secrets of spinning your seams to create a beautiful quilt that is as beautiful on the back as it is on the front.  You’ll leave class with a renewed love of quilting and skills to last a lifetime.  

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#402  DOMESTIC Machine Quilting – Fundamentals of Free Motion Quilting

Saturday 9-4:30pm

at Odegaards

  $80 plus $10 supply fee to Odegaards

Instructor:  Gina Perkes

Skill Level: Beginner

Discover the fundamentals of free motion quilting using your domestic sewing machine.  This class is filled with techniques and exercises which will help you gain the confidence and skills needed to embark on your quilting journey.  In addition to learning many beautiful foundational designs that you can continue to build on as you improve, you will learn how to select threads, adjust tension, ergonomics, practice exercises and much more!  This class is taught in an encouraging, stress free environment.

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#403  Mystery in the Stars

Saturday  9am-noon

at the Odegaard’s 

  $40  

Instructor:  Gina Darlington

Skill Level:  Intermediate (Experienced beginners are welcome)

Supply List

Take a chance with this fun mystery quilt. The camp theme of stargazing dictates the pattern. It’s a unique one-block pattern. Fabric selections can emphasize stars or flowers. Some pre-cutting is required. Check the supply list for details. 

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#404 Perfect Piped Bindings Two
Ways

Saturday 1:30-4:30 pm

at the Odegaard’s 

  $40 

 Instructor:  Wendy Wetzel

Level:  All levels 

Supply List

Piped bindings add a professional touch to your quilts.  Learn two ways of adding this accent to your quilts.  Based on techniques popularized by Debra Wagner and Ricky Tims, these bindings will give your quilt a pop of color in an unexpected place.  And guess what?   They are all done by machine!  No more hand turning bindings.    

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NEW SECTION, DUPLICATE OF # 103 

#405   Walking Foot Quilting Technique and Design

Saturday 9-4:30

at the Doubletree Hotel

$80 

 Instructor:  Wendy Garrison

Skill Level:  All levels

Supply List

Do you want to quilt your own tops but aren’t ready for free motion quilting just yet?  Or do you free motion quilt, and want to expand your quilting repertoire by adding a different “look”?  It’s time to get your stitching out of “the ditch” and enhance your quilt tops with beautiful geometric shapes as well as straight and gently curving lines you can do with your walking foot.  Learn to create both modern and traditional quilting designs with your domestic machine using only a walking foot in this full day class. We’ll start with the basics of walking foot quilting, and then move on to learning to create and combine original designs you can use to enhance pieced, appliqued, and even wholecloth quilt tops.  All levels of quilters can benefit from this class!