Fika Tote Workshop with Kate Yates
Jun
1
9:30 AM09:30

Fika Tote Workshop with Kate Yates

Image courtesy of  noodle-head.com

Image courtesy of noodle-head.com

Join member Kate Yates on June 1st for a bag making class. This year, we'll be using Anna Graham's Fika Tote pattern. Participants will will receive a PDF copy of the pattern before class, so they can cut and prepare their fabric and interfacing. In the class, we will learn how to assemble the bag. This pattern allows for fun customization options with hand stitching or focus fabric on the outside pockets. We'll learn how to insert zippers, attach and customize pockets, and create straps. Due to it's size, it's a great bag to carry along to sew days and guild meetings. You can customize the sizes of the inner pockets to accommodate a laptop, tablets, books, phones, or other items, which make this a very versatile tote.

This is an all day class, and many students will be able to finish their bags in class. If you don't finish in class, don't worry! You'll be far enough along that you'll be able to assemble the rest of it at home.

Event Details: 

  • Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 9:30 - 3:30

  • Location: Patch Reef Park in Boca Raton

  • Tickets: Members only, $20

Pattern Information from Noodle-head.com:

Fika is a Swedish word, meaning ‘to have coffee’.  The classic clean lines of this mid-sized tote give a nod to my Scandinavian heritage.  The Fika Tote has plenty of features you’ll love, like front pockets, a back lapped zipper pocket, recessed zipper closure and padded pockets.  Take this tote on your next visit with friends!

Bag features:

Image courtesy of  noodle-head.com

Image courtesy of noodle-head.com

  • 2 front pockets for things you need to keep close at hand

  • back lapped zippered pocket

  • optional recessed zipper (it’s optional, but I know you’ll love it!)

  • makes a great work or student bag, padded interior pockets can accommodate most laptop sizes

Skill Level: Intermediate (this is a fairly straightforward sew, but due to the number of pieces and size of the tote I classify this pattern as Intermediate) an adventurous Advanced Beginner could also tackle this project – just takes a bit of organization

Approx. Finished Dimensions: 17” wide, 15” tall, 5” deep

Materials that you’ll bring to the workshop:

SFMQG will provide you the PDF pattern and the 2 zippers required (one for the exterior pocket and one for the recessed closure). You will need to bring these additional materials:

Requirements based on 44”-wide fabric.

  • 1 yard Exterior Fabric

  • 1/2 yard Accent Fabric

  • 2 yards Lining Fabric (includes interior pockets)

  • 3 yards Fusible Woven Interfacing (Pellon SF101 – 20”-wide)

  • 3/4 yard Foam Stabilizer (byAnnie’s Soft & Stable (58”-wide) or 2 yards Pellon Foam Flex (20”-wide) or 1 yard Pellon 987f fusible fleece (44”-wide)

Recommended Fabrics: Lightweight canvas (7-9 oz. weight) or medium weight quilting cotton for exterior fabric. Quilting cotton for Lining and Accent fabric.

Additional supplies + tools: Polyester thread, water-soluble pen/tailor’s chalk, cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter, glue pen (Sewline glue pen is Kate’s favorite), size 14 or 16 denim or Microtex needle, turning tool, pinking shears.

NOTE: All workshops are on a first come, first served basis and are not refundable. A waitlist will be provided once classes are filled. If you are unable to attend you class, please contact us and if we can resell your spot to someone on our waitlist, you will be refunded less a $10 administration fee. 

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January Sew Day
Jan
5
9:30 AM09:30

January Sew Day

Please join us for our January Sew Day on Saturday, January 5th at Patch Reef Park. 

Doors open at 9:30, feel free to drop in anytime! You can bring handwork or a machine, and work on any projects you choose. Great time to make something quilty for BQE sale or whatever you like.

This is a great way to sewcialize, and dedicate some time to any projects you're working on. The big tables are great for layouts and basting.

Bring your lunch and any goodies you wish to share.

Sew Days are FREE for members, $5 for non-members. Hope to see you there!

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December Sew Day
Dec
22
9:30 AM09:30

December Sew Day

Please join us for our December Sew Day on Saturday, December 22nd at Patch Reef Park. 

Doors open at 9:30, feel free to drop in anytime! You can bring handwork or a machine, and work on any projects you choose. Great time to make something quilty for BQE sale or finish up your holiday gifts.

This is a great way to sewcialize, and dedicate some time to any projects you're working on. The big tables are great for layouts and basting.

Bring your lunch and any goodies you wish to share.

Sew Days are FREE for members, $5 for non-members. Hope to see you there!

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November Sew Day
Nov
10
9:30 AM09:30

November Sew Day

Please join us for our November Sew Day on Saturday, November 3rd at Patch Reef Park. 

Doors open at 9:30, feel free to drop in anytime! You can bring handwork or a machine, and work on any projects you choose. Great time to make your December Gift Swap and/or something quilty for BQE sale.

This is a great way to sewcialize, and dedicate some time to any projects you're working on. Bring your lunch and any goodies you wish to share.

Sew Days are FREE for members, $5 for non-members. Hope to see you there!

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Hand Sashiko Workshop with Jennifer Lee
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Hand Sashiko Workshop with Jennifer Lee

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Title: Hand Sashiko Workshop 

Teacher: Jennifer Lee

Level: Beginner

Time: 10am - 2pm, doors open at 9:30am. Participants will be able to stay after class (as late as 4pm) for an open handwork social. Feel free to stay and continue to work on projects started in class, or any other handwork you'd like to bring with you! 

Cost: Tickets are currently on sale for members only for $30, which includes the kit needed for the class (see supplies). 

Purchase tickets for this class in our store

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Description:  Sashiko is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching or functional embroidery from Japan. In this introductory workshop to hand Sashiko, students will learn about the history of Sashiko and the basic supplies needed to stitch this unique style.  Jen will also show you how to work the stitch and transfer designs as well as discuss its application for Big Stitch hand quilting and Boro or Japanese mending.  Students will stitch a preprinted panel that can be finished in class or at home.  In addition, students will also mend clothing using Sashiko stitches.   Stitchers beware…Sashiko is addictive!

Supply List:

  • Scissors for fabric and for snipping thread

  • Pen /pencil and paper for taking notes

  • Optional: clothing item in need of repair (i.e. jeans, shirt or sweater with a hole or tear) - Scrap fabric will be provided for those who do not bring a personal item.

  • Lunch & snacks

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September Sew Day
Sep
1
9:30 AM09:30

September Sew Day

Please join us for our September Sew Day on Saturday, September 1st at Patch Reef Park. 

Doors open at 9:30, feel free to drop in anytime! You can bring handwork or a machine, and work on any projects you choose. Great time to make your Zippy See-Thru Project Pouch for September swap and BQE sale. Susan has made one and will be there to help if needed.

This is a great way to sewcialize, and dedicate some time to any projects you're working on this summer! Bring your lunch and any goodies you wish to share.

Sew Days are FREE for members, $5 for non-members. Hope to see you there!

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July Sew Day
Jul
7
9:30 AM09:30

July Sew Day

Please join us for our July Sew Day on Saturday, July 7th at Patch Reef Park. 

Doors open at 9:30, feel free to drop in anytime! You can bring handwork or a machine, and work on any projects you choose. This is a great way to sewcialize, and dedicate some time to any projects you're working on this summer! 

Sew Days are FREE for members. Hope to see you there! 

Image borrowed from Sotak Handmade

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Traverse Bag Workshop with Kate Yates
Jun
2
9:30 AM09:30

Traverse Bag Workshop with Kate Yates

Please join us on Saturday, June 2nd for the Traverse Bag workshop with Kate Yates. During this workshop, we’ll work together to follow the Traverse bag pattern by Anna Graham (www.noodle-head.com). Participants will receive a copy of the pattern before the class, so they can prepare their fabric and interfacing. In class, we’ll learn how to assemble the bag. This is a fun pattern to make and a great skill-builder because you learn how to insert zippers in two different ways, insert snaps, create straps and piping! If you do all your prep work before class, you may be able to finish the bag in class (or get far enough so you can finish the pattern on your own at home).

Event Details: 

  • Saturday, June 2nd from 9:30 - 3:30

  • Location: Patch Reef Park in Boca Raton

  • Tickets: Members only, $25

Pattern Information from Noodle-head.com:

You’ll love taking this versatile and compact crossbody bag on all of your travels. The zippered top main compartment and handy back zippered pocket keep all your essentials secure while the front pocket(s) provides easy access to the items you use most. Easy to use and wear adjustable crossbody strap and two fun sizes to make!

Bag features:

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  • 2 sizes to sew! Regular and Mini

  • Zippered top main compartment

  • Back zipper pocket

  • Front pocket (divided on Regular size) with easy access snap/flap closure

  • adjustable crossbody strap

  • interior slip pocket

Skill Level: Intermediate, or adventurous Advanced Beginner

Approx. Finished Dimensions: 12” W, 9” H, 2” deep – regular (10” W, 7 1/2” tall – mini)

Materials that you’ll bring to the workshop:

Requirements based on 44”-wide fabric. Mini size noted in { }.

  • ¾ yard {½ yard} Exterior Fabric

  • ¾ yard {½ yard} Lining Fabric

  • ½ yard {½ yard} Accent Fabric

  • 2 yards {1½ yards} Fusible Woven Interfacing (Pellon SF101 – 20″-wide)

Recommended Fabrics: Cotton canvas, cotton/linen canvas, twill, home dec for exterior. Quilting cotton for accent and lining.

Additional supplies + tools: Polyester thread, water-soluble pen/tailor’s chalk, cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter, glue pen (Sewline glue pen is my favorite), size 14 or 16 denim or Microtex needle, turning tool, ¼”-wide fusible web tape, piping foot

Price for the workshop will include the pattern and the hardware kit, which will include these materials:

  • (2) ¾”-wide rectangle rings & (1) ¾”-wide strap slider

  • 14” zipper {12” zipper} for top zipper closure*

  • 8” zipper {6” zipper} for back zippered pocket*

  • size 24 metal snap

  • snap setting tool

  • 1 yard of 1/8’’ diameter cotton cording for making piping

NOTE: In May, you will be sent a questionnaire where you will make selections on your hardware (nickel or brass finish) and tote size (regular or mini), so that we can purchase the zippers, sliders, rings and snaps you’ll need.

We’ll also bring tools for setting snaps (but you’re welcome to bring your own) and cording so that we can make piping for the bags (you’ll make the bias tape for the piping before class).

Tickets are available for members only for $25 through our store. This price includes the pattern and hardware kit – you supply the fabric and interfacing. 

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Modern Design: Spark to Design Workshop With Michelle Wilkie
May
6
9:30 AM09:30

Modern Design: Spark to Design Workshop With Michelle Wilkie

Join us on Sunday May 6th for a 6 hour workshop with Michelle Wilkie on Modern Quilt Design. 

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Please note: This is a design focused class, not a sewing based class. There may be some time to sew near the end of class, but most of the class will focus on design and sketching. 

Description

This class will illustrate and step you through how to create a Modern quilt design using inspiration from everyday things around you. Several exercises are designed to help you tune the skill of seeing, identifying design elements and building a composition. Once you have a design, skills to turn that design into reality will be shared.

Duration: 6 hours

Handwork only (there may be some time to sew towards the end of the class). No kit required. 

Supply List will be sent to you once you sign up for the class. 

About Michelle Wilkie: 

She lives in North Carolina with her husband and 10-year-old son.  She has loved being part of the quilting community and has a passion for Modern Quilting. She started quilting in 2012, and has gained a lot of experience and had many wonderful opportunities in that time. Her favorite part of quilting is designing and turning the design into reality.

She has taught classes of various topics for over 15 years to various audiences (kids, undergraduates to adults).  She now teaches a variety of quilting workshops, covering techniques of Quilt designing, Improvisational Piecing, Hand piecing and more. Michelle is a regular contributor to Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine and the MQG.

She loves to share her experiences and what she learns via her blog (Factotum of Arts https://factotum-of-arts.com) and Instagram (@ml_wilkie https://instagram.com/ml_wilkie). Some of her other interests include Science Fiction/Fantasy movies and books, photography, traveling and baking/cooking. 

Tickets are currently available for members only and can be purchased in our store!

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Improv Shapes and Lines Workshop with Michelle Wilkie
May
5
9:30 AM09:30

Improv Shapes and Lines Workshop with Michelle Wilkie

Join us on Saturday May 5th for a 6 hour class with Michelle Wilkie on Improv Shapes and Lines. 

Description: 

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Improvisational quilting can be very freeing as there are no rules. This class introduces you to using various shapes, such as circles, triangles, string pieces to make your own unique improvisational quilt composition. Other techniques will also be covered to help you build your composition:

  • Use of color
  • Use of solids vs. prints.
  • Selecting fabrics (Brown paper bag)
  • Various piecing techniques
  • Layout

Duration: 6 hours

Class involves sewing. Machines will be required. There is no kit / pattern for this class. Supply list will be provided once you sign up for the class. 

About Michelle Wilkie

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She lives in North Carolina with her husband and 10-year-old son.  She has loved being part of the quilting community and has a passion for Modern Quilting. She started quilting in 2012, and has gained a lot of experience and had many wonderful opportunities in that time. Her favorite part of quilting is designing and turning the design into reality.

She has taught classes of various topics for over 15 years to various audiences (kids, undergraduates to adults).  She now teaches a variety of quilting workshops, covering techniques of Quilt designing, Improvisational Piecing, Hand piecing and more. Michelle is a regular contributor to Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine and the MQG.

She loves to share her experiences and what she learns via her blog (Factotum of Arts https://factotum-of-arts.com) and Instagram (@ml_wilkie https://instagram.com/ml_wilkie). Some of her other interests include Science Fiction/Fantasy movies and books, photography, traveling and baking/cooking. 

Tickets are currently available for members only and can be purchased in our store!

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Michelle Wilkie Lecture and Trunk Show
May
4
6:30 PM18:30

Michelle Wilkie Lecture and Trunk Show

Please join us on Friday May 4th for a Trunk Show and Lecture with Quilting Instructor, Michelle Wilkie. Doors will open at 6pm, and her lecture will begin at 6:30pm. 

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Trunk Show description:

A Multimedia presentation of my journey as a quilt designer and quilter. I love the ability to combine my love of art and color with my science and math background. Quilting gives me that chance.

About Michelle Wilkie

She lives in North Carolina with her husband and 10-year-old son.  She has loved being part of the quilting community and has a passion for Modern Quilting. She started quilting in 2012, and has gained a lot of experience and had many wonderful opportunities in that time. Her favorite part of quilting is designing and turning the design into reality.

She has taught classes of various topics for over 15 years to various audiences (kids, undergraduates to adults).  She now teaches a variety of quilting workshops, covering techniques of Quilt designing, Improvisational Piecing, Hand piecing and more. Michelle is a regular contributor to Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine and the MQG.

She loves to share her experiences and what she learns via her blog (Factotum of Arts https://factotum-of-arts.com) and Instagram (@ml_wilkie https://instagram.com/ml_wilkie). Some of her other interests include Science Fiction/Fantasy movies and books, photography, traveling and baking/cooking. 

Sign UP! This Lecture is FREE for members, please sign up by completing this form.

Guests can sign up through our Store. The cost for guests is $5. 

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Rock Painting Scissors
Apr
22
1:00 PM13:00

Rock Painting Scissors

  • 4420 NE 20th Ave, Suite F Oakland Park, FL (map)
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Rock Painting Scissors

Members Kristin Beck and AJ Grossman spoke at our March Meeting about the rock painting event that they have organized for the guild. Here are the details: 

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Sign up for Rock Painting Scissors! 

Who: Interested SFMQG members

What: Rock Painting Scissors, a quilt inspired rock-painting workshop

When: Earth Day, Sunday April 22, 2018, from 1 pm to 4 pm

Where: AJ Grossman’s studio in Oakland Park, 4420 NE 20th Ave, Suite F

Cost: FREE for SFMQG Members

Why: Fun! Painting rocks with quilt block designs is one way of sharing our quilt love. Adding #SFMQG or the guild website on the back of the rock (if the block design is the front, but we’re modern quilters so no rules) will also share awareness of the guild.

How: Paints and rocks provided by AJ Grossman and Kristin Beck. (There will be some Sharpie markers, too.) Show up with comfy clothes to paint in and a snack to share. AJ will also have coffee and tea ready at her studio.

A very short history of rock painting:

It’s global. There are rock groups all over Facebook. There is one for Broward and then usually one for all the cities in Broward, as an example. One source sites The Kindness Project as the beginning and there are lots of articles of why to paint them or how it’s a community builder.

Why are we doing this?

It’s fun to paint them. More fun to hide them, but the most fun is finding them. Sharing positive and happy thoughts in colorful ways can only bring smiles. What’s more colorful than a quilt?

Sign up through this link! Hope to see you there! 

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