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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  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 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)

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

September 8

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

September 16

Fabric Faces

Learn to cut, collage and create faces with fabric. Elizabeth Carrington will introduce you to Melissa Averinos’ clever techniques. Treat yourself to another fun Play Day with fabric. Go ahead, make a face!

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

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

September 22

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!

EACH 5 hour class $15

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

September 23

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

September 29

Sewing Machine Mat

Make a Sewing Machine Mat with pockets to keep your tools handy and protect your table. Janet Taillon will teach you how to make this useful project and a scrap catcher.

One 5 hour class $45
(includes pattern)

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

September 30

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

October 6

Beginning Quilt Making

Learn beginning quilt making skills as you make a small project. Gail Abeloe will teach you fast rotary cutting, easy piecing techniques, machine quilting and binding.

One 6 hour class $40
(includes pattern & batting)

Sunday
9:00 – 3:30

October 7

Lunch Bag & Napkin

Pack your lunch in style. Barbara Auer will teach you how to make a fabric Lunch Bag and matching Lined Napkin. Keep your food cool in this Insul-Bright lined Lunch Bag. Make one for yourself and then several for your friends.

One 5 hour class $40
(includes patterns)

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

October 21

Nine-Patch Pizzazz

Fast, fun and finished top in a day. Wow! Let Sharon Winter show you how to turn irresistible large-scale prints into fabulous quilts. Judy Sisneros’ book on how to make these clever quilts is a winner.

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

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

October 27

Fabric Faces

Learn to cut, collage and create faces with fabric. Elizabeth Carrington will introduce you to Melissa Averinos’ clever techniques. Treat yourself to another fun Play Day with fabric. Go ahead, make a face!

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

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

November 3

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

November 10

Stash Statement

Got scraps? Join Gail Abeloe and get started on one of the wonderful quilts from Kelly Young’s structured improvisation book. Learn the easy techniques that Gail demonstrated during Shop Hop. Great way to play with a plan without being overwhelmed.

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

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

November 11

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

November 18

Landscape Design

Mary Ellen Parsons will introduce you to the ins and outs of successful landscape design. Bring photos you love and create you 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 1

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 $45
(includes pattern)

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

December 2