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Binding Workshop

Sue Bouchard will be presenting a workshop on six methods of binding a quilt. The workshop will take place from 9:30 – 2:30 on Saturday, June 22 at Quilt in a Day. You must be a current guild member to sign up for this workshop.

Sign up for the workshop by following this link: Binding Registration

The cost of the workshop is $25 and is limited to 20 spots. Lunch is not included in the price, so please plan to bring your own. If more than 20 people sign up for the workshop, a waitlist will open up. Payment and form must be received in order to hold your space in the class. Fee is non-refundable, unless your spot can be filled from the waitlist.

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Save the Selvages Workshop

Sandy Thompson will be teaching a Save the Selvages workshop on Saturday, May 18th from 9:30 – 2:30 at Quilt in a Day.

The cost of the class is $25 and is limited to 20 spots. Lunch is not included in the price, so please plan to bring your own. You must be a current guild member to sign up for this workshop. If more than 20 people sign up for the class, a waitlist will open up. Payment and form must be received in order to hold your space in the class. Fee is non-refundable, unless your spot can be filled from the waitlist.

Sign up for the workshop by following this link: Save the Selvage Registration.

Here’s the class description from Sandy:

In this class you will learn how to make Selvage Foundations, which are the base for all selvage projects. You will see how much fun it is to make projects with these foundations.

I will be giving you three patterns: Luggage Tag, Chicken Pincushion and Sewing Machine Mat. The Luggage Tag and the Chicken Pincushion are a great way to learn how to build foundations with your selvages. I will have the supplies for these for these two projects in class.

You may purchase my book “Save the Selvages” in class for $20. If you wish to make one of the sixteen projects in the book, I suggest you purchase the book before class. The supply lists for these projects are in the book.

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North Central County Sew Ins

We have secured space at the North University Community Library (805 & Nobel) on three upcoming Saturdays for sew-ins!

The sew-ins will take place from 9:30am – 1:30pm. We have the space booked for the following Saturdays:

  • March 23rd
  • April 20th
  • May 18th

Tables, chairs, and power outlets are provided by the library, but we will need to bring extension cords along with any other sewing equipment that each person wants to bring to the sew-in. There is also a refrigerator available for our use to keep food or drinks cold while we are there.

Parking: It was recommended to us by the library to park behind the building while we are there for the sew-in, as the parking in the front of the building has a 2-hour time limit.

All members and non-members are welcome to join us for this sew-in!

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Garment Sewing… What’s That All About?

Ever thought about garment sewing? Ever wonder what all those different types of fabrics are about or why a pattern designer recommends certain fabrics for a pattern? Rayon? Lawn? Double Gauze?

We’ll be holding Garment 101 after our February meeting on to talk about garment sewing and how to dip your feet into that area of sewing. We’ll be discussing different types of fabric, tools, and general information about garment sewing.

If you’re signed up or thinking about signing up for the Scout Tee class in March, this is the perfect introduction to some of the things we will be covering in that class.

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Scout Tee Class

We will be having a Scout Tee class, led by guild member Kristyn Jansen on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The class will be held at Quilt in a Day from 9:30am-3:30pm. The cost of this class is $25 and lunch is not included.

The Scout is a woven t-shirt with capped sleeves and scoop neck. Fitted at the shoulders, this top falls into a loose shape below the bust.

This class will teach you foundational elements of garment sewing such as reading a garment pattern and selecting the correct size, setting in a sleeve, hemming, and bias binding.

Materials Needed:

  • Scout Tee pattern – either in an assembled PDF or paper pattern
  • Light to medium light weight fabrics such as cotton, silk, lawn, voile, charmeuse, crepe de chine or wool crepe. Extra fabric needed to match plaids, stripes or one-way design fabrics.
    • You will need between 1 2/3 and 1 7/8 yards depending on your size – see the size chart here for more information
  • Coordinating thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Fabric Scissors or Rotary Cutter
  • Pins or Clips
  • Seam Gauge
  • Marking Tool or Pen

At this time, we are accepting registration from dues-paying SDMQG members. If there are still spots available, we will open the class up to the entire quilting community.

To sign up for the class:

  1. Register for the Scout Tee class.
  2. Make your $25 payment in full. Payment information will be available on the confirmation page after you have submitted your registration form.