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Free Pattern Demos
Saturday 10:30 and 2:00
by Gail Abeloe

 

* Free Quilt Pattern
* Demo how to sew the pattern
* Door Prize at both sessions
* Show and Tell

No need to sign up. Just show up and enjoy the fun.

When you attend four Demos and bring back three projects made with Back Porch fabrics, you will earn a gift certificate for a free class!

 September - October - November
December  2019 Classes

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To sign-up for a class call (831-375-4453) or visit the store

One-Block Wonder

One great fabric + one block = one stunning quilt. Sharon Winter will show you how to cut and sew half-hexagon blocks and then design a stunning quilt. Easy cutting and sewing, no set-in-seams.

 One 5 hour class $35
(must have own book)

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

September 14

Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern

Learn the easy way to piece and quilt as-you-go! This is the book from Gail Abeloe’s favorite Shop Hop demo. Learn how Gail made this method even easier.

One 5 hour class $35
(must have own book)

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

September 15

Fun and Done

Join Gail Abeloe and get your projects from the Saturday Demos or Back Porch Fabric’s classes finished! Enjoy the company of other quilters as you accomplish your goals. Done is better than perfect!

One 5 hour class $15

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

September 22

Landscapes

Discover the secrets of accidentally creating a landscape using these easy techniques from Karen Eckmeier’s book. Elizabeth Carrington will inspire you to create your own surprisingly simple scene.

One 5 hour class $35
(must have own book)

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

September 28

Popsicle Sticks

Use strips to create a sensational quilt. Barbara Auer will show you the easy way to sew this fast project. Spend a day sewing with your favorite fabrics.

One 5 hour class $45
(includes pattern)

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

September 29

Beginning Quilt Making

Learn beginning quilt making skills as you make a small project. Gail Abeloe will teach you fast rotary cutting and easy piecing techniques on Saturday. Then return on Sunday to machine quilt and bind your project.

Two 5 hour classes $60
(includes pattern)

Sat & Sun
10:00 – 3:30

October 5 & 6

Star Struck

Another clever quilt from Cozy Quilt Designs. Sharon Winter will show you the easy way to make these blocks without templates. Twist and turn your blocks for a fabulous quilt. Learn sewing tips from Sharon.

One 5 hour class $45
(includes pattern)

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

October 13

Free-Form Curves

Rotary cut and sew free-form curves with Elizabeth Carrington. You will learn Karla Alexander’s “Shuffle the Deck” technique. There are no seams to match up in this fun way to cut and sew. Start swirling!

One 5 hour class $45
(includes pattern)

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

October 26

Dresden Houses

Learn to machine applique with fancy stitches. Barbara Auer will teach you how to fuse and use the stitches on your sewing machine. Get lots of practice with this wonky house design.

One 5 hour class $45
 (includes pattern)

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

October 27

Radiant

Another clever quilt from Cozy Quilt Designs. Sharon Winter will show you the easy way to make these radiant blocks from fat quarters and a light and a dark accent. This variation on easy piecing is amazing.

One 5 hour class $45
(includes pattern)

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

November 2

Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern

Learn the easy way to piece and quilt as-you-go! This is the book from Gail Abeloe’s favorite Shop Hop demo. Learn how Gail made this method even easier.

One 5 hour class $35
(must have own book)

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

November 3

Free-Motion Quilting

Learn fearless free-motion quilting with Elizabeth Carrington. It’s simply a matter of jumping in and getting better as you sew. Amaze yourself. This is easier than it looks!

One 5 hour class $35
(must have own book)

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

November 9

Zip-It Bag

Join Janet Taillon and learn her easy way to make this clever bag with a wrist strap. Learn to sew a zipper that is easy and professional-looking. Make this fully lined bag for yourself and then make more bags for gifts.

One 5 hour class $45
(includes pattern)

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

November 17

Turnabout Patchwork

Start with a simple block. Slice, turn and sew slices back together. Watch the magic happen with the easy techniques that Gail Abeloe demonstrated during Shop Hop. Try several options and then get started on your own turnabout blocks.

One 5 hour class $35
(must have own book)

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

November 23

 

Fun and Done

oin Gail Abeloe and get your projects from the Saturday Demos or Back Porch Fabric’s classes finished! Enjoy the company of other quilters as you accomplish your goals. Done is better than perfect!

One 5 hour class $15

Sundays
 10:00 - 3:30

November 24

Landscape Design

Mary Ellen Parsons will introduce you to the ins and outs of successful landscape design. Bring photos you love and create your own small scene from the great outdoors. In case of “landscape block”, Mary Ellen will provide a pattern. No sewing, just design. All levels of experience welcome.

One 5 hour class $45
(includes pattern)

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

December 7

Magic Inch - Table Runner

Use the Magic Inch technique to make a Chorus Line Table Runner. Barbara Auer will show you the secrets developed by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr for cutting and sewing with 1" strips. Simple stripping and sewing for a WOW effect. Great easy gift project.

One 5 hour class $35
(must have own booklet)

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

December 8