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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  2017 Classes

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

Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern

Learn the easy way to piece and quilt as-you-go! This is the book that Gail Abeloe demonstrated during last year’s Shop Hop. Learn how Gail made this method even easier.

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

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

September 2

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 3

No Scrap Left Behind

Got scraps? Join Gail Abeloe and get started on one of the wonderful quilts from Amanda Jean Nyberg’s newest book. Learn the easy techniques that Gail demonstrated during Shop Hop. Great projects to use up your collection of scraps.

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

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

September 9

Hand Applique

Learn to do needle-turn applique with Sharon Winter. You will practice sewing corners, curves and other shapes as you hand stitch Ice Cream Cone blocks from Alex Anderson’s applique book.

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

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

September 17

Chicken or Bird Collage

Learn a new way to cut and sew with abandon in this fun class with Elizabeth Olney-Carrington. Collage your background and then add birds and lots of stitching. Treat yourself to a Play Day with fabric.

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

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

September 23

Magic Inch Quilt

Use the Magic Inch technique to create this clever quilt. Barbara Auer will reveal the secrets developed by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr for cutting and sewing with 1" strips. Simple sewing for a WOW effect.

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

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

September 24

Potato Chip Bag

This great bag with lots of inside pockets is made from only three Fat Quarters. Diane Costa Gabler will guide you through the construction to make your own Potato Chip Bag. Make one for yourself and lots more for gifts. “You can’t make just one!”

One 5 hour class $45
(includes pattern)

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

September 30

15 Minutes of Play

Spend a fun day with Elizabeth Olney-Carrington learning to create a unique project with “made-fabric”. You will try Victoria Findlay Wolfe's improvisational scrap-piecing as you play with fabric. Enjoy the freedom of free-form piecing.

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

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

October 7

Best Bag - NEW Version

You can never have too many bags. Diane Costa Gabler will share the easy way to construct your own Best Bag. This roomy shoulder bag is a great way to feature one special fabric. Great for gifts.

One 5 hour class $45
(includes pattern)

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

October 8

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

October 15

 

Apron

Another reversible apron with personality. Janet Taillon will teach you how to make this quick and easy design. Only two different fabrics and no ties. A great apron for cooking, crafting or sewing.

One 5 hour class $45
(includes pattern)

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

October 22

Placemats

Take four Fat Quarters and create a fabulous set of placemats. Barbara Auer will show you the easy way to cut and sew these clever placemats. Great for gift giving or keep them for yourself.

One 5 hour class $45
(includes pattern)

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

October 28

Free-Motion Quilting

Make pot holders while you practice free-motion quilting. Elizabeth Olney-Carrington will help you start stitching. 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 4

Early Bird Quilt

Make Early Bird blocks with just squares and rectangles. Sharon Winter will introduce you to this clever technique. You’ll be flying high in no time!

One 5 hour class $45
(includes pattern)

Sunday
10:00 – 3:3

November 5

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)

Saturday & Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

November  11 & 12

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 2

Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern

Learn the easy way to piece and quilt as-you-go! This is the book that Gail Abeloe demonstrated during last year’s Shop Hop. Learn how Gail made this method even easier.

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

Sundays
 10:00 - 3:30

December 3