Piecing Workshops

WEAVE YOUR OWN WEB

Call it the Kaleidoscope or the Spider Web – make it traditional or modern. Explore the numerous design possibilities available by simply creating different strip sets and playing with fabric and color placement. The template makes it easy to cut out the various block components in various sizes ranging from 6” to 16” finished.   (Marti Michell Large Kaleido ruler is required.)

John’s quilt Pinwheels, which is based on the Spider Web Block, is featured in the book Classic Modern Quilts (Kansas City Star/C&T Publications).

  • 3-hour class: Sew the basic block turn into a pillow or small wall hanging.
  • 6-hour class: Create a small table runner.
Big Rig Quilting - John Kubiniec: Weave your Own
Big Rig Quilting - John Kubiniec: Dish It Up
DISH IT UP: DESIGN YOUR OWN PLATE

Dresden Plates are enjoying resurgence in the quilt world. Learn different variations for creating dresden plates and explore machine applique techniques as you create your own unique designs. Dresden plate ruler is required.

  • 3-hour class: Learn the basic techniques for creating a Dresden Plate.
  • 6-hour class: Explore other variations of the Dresden Plate and work on a small project.
WINDING WAYS

The Winding Ways block at first glance might look a little tricky to sew. Actually the curved seams are very gentle and this makes the piecing easier than one might think. Learn how to make this block and explore the great design potential it has to offer. (Marti Michell – Winding Ways Template required)

  • 3-hour class: Learn to sew the basic block and turn it into a pillow or small wall hanging.
  • 6-hour class: Create a small table runner.
Big Rig Quilting - John Kubiniec: Winding Ways
Big Rig Quilting - John Kubiniec: Flower Garden
ENGLISH FLOWER GARDERN APPLIQUÉ

Learn to machine appliqué using this classic block. Using raw edge fused machine appliqué we will explore different techniques for stabilizing the fabric, fusing the pieces to the background, and how to incorporate different machine stitches for your machine appliqué. We will complete one block in class that can be turned into a pillow or small wall hanging or be the start of a larger quilt.

  • 6-hour class
A NEW SPIN ON DRUNKARD’S PATH

The basic Drunkard’s Path block will be used for this class along with variations that are presented in the book,  A New Spin On Drunkard’s Path, C&T Publishing 2016.  (Marti Michell Large Drunkard’s Path template set is required.)

  • 3-hour class: Participants learn the basic variation and can begin work on a table runner or table topper. Participants should be well on their way to finishing the project.
  • 6-hour class: Participants learn two variations and work on a table runner or table topper. Participants should be able to finish their table runner or table topper in this class.
Big Rig Quilting Workshops Piecing: A-New-Spin

Interested in me leading a piecing workshop to your group?

Please contact me with your request.