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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  2019 Classes

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

Placemats

Start 2019 with new placemats for yourself or friends. Use four Fat Quarters to create this popular project. Barbara Auer will show you the easy way to cut and sew these placemats.

One 5 hour class $45
 (includes pattern)

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

January 20

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 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!

5 hour class $15

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

January 27

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 on Saturday. Then return on Sunday to machine quilt and bind your project.

Two 5 hour class $60
(includes pattern)

Sat & Sun
10:00 – 3:30

February 2 & 3

Fabric Faces

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

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

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

February 9

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

February 10

Cat City

Sew up a bunch of colorful cats. Sharon Winter will help you turn rotary cut squares and rectangles into lots of cute kitties. Spend an informative day sewing with Sharon. This one’s the cat’s meow!

One 5 hour class $40
(includes pattern)

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

February 17

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

February 23

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

March 9

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

March 10

Magic Inch - Pick-Up Sticks

Use the Magic Inch technique to create another clever quilt. Barbara Auer will show you the secrets developed by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr for cutting and sewing with 1" strips. Simple slashing and sewing for a WOW effect. A great way to try improv piecing.

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

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

March 17

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)

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

March 23

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

April 13

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

April 14

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

April 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

May 11

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 18