Friday & Saturday, September 22 - 23, 2017
Joan Yoder's quilting journey began at age 16 and continues today. She is basically self taught but enjoy taking classes when she can, making lots of ‘practice’ pieces, and honing my speed piecing skills.
Joan has become a speed piecer out of necessity. Using modern techniques to create traditional patterns fascinates her.
Most of her teaching has been one-on-one or with a group of quilting friends. Joan loves to share her knowledge and skills with anyone willing to learn or try a new idea. Creating quilts for friends and family to love is a passion. The basics of fabric, threads, machines and a ¼” seam can empower anyone who wants to piece & quilt.
Saturday, 9 am to noon, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Instructor: Joan Yoder
Confident Beginner to Advanced Level
Do you love the old –fashioned Double Wedding ring quilts? Would you like to learn to piece one without cutting all those little patches? Then this class is for you!
There are curved pieces to make the rings but piecing the patches is a quick method for accurate construction. The supply list will make a 20-ring throw including backing, batting, and binding.
$65 class fee
(Save $5 by registering by August 6, 2016)
To register, please go to the Registration Page.
Supplies to Bring:
Please wash & press your fabrics—no softener
(6) ½ yard pieces of fabric for the arcs
1½ yard of background fabric (centers & melons)
Corners: ¼ yard EACH of two fabrics
Batting --- one piece 50”x60”
Backing --- 50”x60” piece (or 2¾ yards)
Binding --- 220” of bias binding (1/2 yard, bring to class uncut)
(1) Set of the companion templates: 15” size (or 4 sheets of heat-proof template plastic and an ultra fine sharpie.)
Sewing machine in good working order, foot pedal & cord
Construction thread, size 50
New size 75 or 80 microtex needles
Rotary cutting mat (18x24”)
Rotary cutter with new blade: 45mm, and the 28mm if you would like to use for curve cutting
Rulers—rectangular ruler, minimum of 8½” x 12”, & a 9” square ruler
Pins, scissors, snips, extra bobbin or two
Small iron & ironing pad
(1) Copy of John Flynn’s Double Wedding Ring step-by-step workbook
Know your machine and hos to use it!
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