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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   2020 Classes 

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

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 11

Fun and Done

Join Gail Abeloe and get your projects from the Saturday Demos or Back Porch Fabrics’ 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 12

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

January 19

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

January 25 & 26

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

February 1

Flower Collage

Learn a new way to cut and sew with abandon in this fun class with Elizabeth Carrington. Piece your background and then add a vase, flowers, leaves, whimsy and lots of stitching. Treat yourself to a Play Day with fabric.

One 5 hour class $35

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

February 8

Fun and Done

Join Gail Abeloe and get your projects from the Saturday Demos or Back Porch Fabrics’ 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

February 9

Pick-Up Sticks

Use the Magic-Inch technique to make a Pick-Up Sticks quilt. 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.

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

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

February 16

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

March 7

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

March 8

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

March 28

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

March 29

Strip Stars

Yet 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 accurate sewing tips from Sharon.

One 5 hour class $45
(includes pattern)

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

April 11

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

May 2

Fun and Done

Join Gail Abeloe and get your projects from the Saturday Demos or Back Porch Fabrics’ 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 3

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

May 16

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

May 23