Liberated Houses with Debbie Krajkowski Workshop
Oct
5
9:30 AM09:30

Liberated Houses with Debbie Krajkowski Workshop

Using Gwen Marston’s Liberated Quiltmaking techniques as inspiration, construct houses in different styles and sizes, and, if you choose, select a theme or holiday to celebrate in the neighborhood. All construction is accomplished using improvisational techniques - no patterns or appliqué. Everything is original design!

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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:

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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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