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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!

January - February - March
April - May   2018 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

January 13

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

January 14

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

January 21

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

 January 27

Lone Star Quilt

You won’t believe how easy this star is to make. Sharon Winter will show you the fast and precise way to sew and cut diamonds using methods developed by Eleanor Burns. Create your own striking star quilt.

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

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

January 28

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

February 3 & 4

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. “You can’t make just one!”

One 5 hour class $45
(includes pattern)

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

February 10

Flying Geese

Learn the no-waste method of sewing Flying Geese blocks. Sharon Winter will teach you to make two different size blocks and set them into a great quilt.

One 5 hour class $45
(includes pattern)

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

 February 11

Pillow Pop

Make a stunning pillow to decorate your home. Barbara Auer will teach you how to sew curved blocks and turn them into a super 20" square pillow.

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

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

February 18

Chicken or Bird Collage

Learn a new way to cut and sew with abandon in this fun class with Elizabeth 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

February 24

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 scraps.

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

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00 0

March 10

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

March 11

15 Minutes of Play

Spend a fun day with Elizabeth 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.

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

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00 1

March 31

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)

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

 April 7

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)

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

April 8

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

April 22

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

 April 28

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)

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

April 29

Pillow Pop

Make a stunning pillow to decorate your home. Barbara Auer will teach you how to sew curved blocks and turn them into a super 20" square pillow.

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

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

May 5

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. “You can’t make just one!”

One 5 hour class $45
(includes pattern)

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

May 12

Landscapes

Discover the secrets of accidentally creating a landscape using these easy techniques. 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

May 19

Lone Star Quilt

You won’t believe how easy this star is to make. Sharon Winter will show you the fast and precise way to sew and cut diamonds using methods developed by Eleanor Burns. Create your own striking star quilt.

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

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

May 26

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

May 27