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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). 

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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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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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Rock Painting Scissors
Apr
22
1:00 PM13:00

Rock Painting Scissors

  • 4420 NE 20th Ave, Suite F Oakland Park, FL (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Katie Pedersen Psychedelic Baby Workshop
Mar
4
10:00 AM10:00

Katie Pedersen Psychedelic Baby Workshop

Join author Katie Pedersen, Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts, in refining your improvisational quilting skills in this modern quilt block workshop. By merging one construction method with multiple string piecing techniques we’ll simultaneously create large string blocks and mitered log cabin blocks that appear both chaotic and controlled.  Design one quilt or two with your blocks.

We’ll touch on fabric options, placement and the unlimited design potential to make a finished original quilt.  Katie will have multiple inspiring examples of how you and these quilt blocks can play together.

All level of sewists welcome.

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Katie Pedersen Double Trouble Workshop
Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

Katie Pedersen Double Trouble Workshop

A modern quilt block that is really no trouble at all!

Double-Trouble is a fun quilt block and design workshop that merges a traditional half-square triangle block with an improvisational stitch and flip triangle technique. We’lll explore and inspire each other on the design walls with the unlimited controlled and chaotic quilt design potential this block has to offer.  One block = endless designs!

Katie will have multiple examples made with prints and solids to show for inspiration.

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Quilt Along Finishing Party
Nov
12
11:30 AM11:30

Quilt Along Finishing Party

Join us with your blocks and your ideas for a Quilt Along Finishing Party!

 

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Large Scale Piecing with Heather Jones
Sep
10
10:00 AM10:00

Large Scale Piecing with Heather Jones

  • Patch Reef Park Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this workshop, you will learn the benefits of large-scale piecing and constructing oversized blocks. We’ll discuss the roots of large scale piecing, the effect of reducing design elements and the simplification of the overall design of a quilt.

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