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645 Chuckanut Dr
Bellingham, WA


Phone: 360-733-8155



Using Hand Designed and Ethnic Fabrics (Japanese, African, and Indonesian) in your collection. This class offers 5 formats for using that special fabric you have collected and have been waiting for the inspiration to use . The teacher will offer individual help with design decisions and fabric choices to help you create your own unique results. If your special fabrics lend themselves to other formats I will help you with those decisions also. Reference see: Quilters’ Newsletter Magazine article by Reynola Pakusich, June 2007.





New York Beauty Class using the foundation piecing method. Participants will have the opportunity to complete an 8” block of the New York Beauty design. One day workshop. As a two-day workshop, participants will begin to explore ways of using several of their blocks in a wall piece or small quilt. Reference see: Patchwork Persuasion, by Joen Wolfram, page 70.






Meandering Paths/Serpentine Class . In this 1 or 2 day popular class, participants will learn to machine piece two sizes of curves with a versatile block to form diagonal lines or meandering paths. This class devotes much time to fabric choices, and analyzing design composition and value strategies on a fleece wall. Reference see: Color Play, by Joen Wolfram, page 141.





Circle Play. This 1,2,3, or 5 day class allows participants to use their collection of special fabrics with circle unit format. In this class you use circles on pieced triangle background blocks to create mystery in your designs by learning to recognize and control fabric textural lines. Construction involves simple piecing and hand or machine appliqué. These quilts offer an opportunity to use either a wonderful fabric collection or one great fabric. Reference see: Patchwork Persuasion, by Joen Wolfram and Circle Play: Simple Designs for Fabulous Fabrics by Reynola Pakusich.




Wheel of Mystery. This class is planned to help the quilter explore some of the possibilities of the traditional quilt block sometimes called Wheel of Mystery. The teacher will present some color strategies for you to begin to consider for using with your own fabrics. The block design allows you, with the teacher’s help, to experience machine piecing gentle curves that create the overlapping mystery circles. Your class time can be used to create your own design variation or, using a minimum of 2 fabric choices, you can complete several blocks toward a finished project.


Overlapping Circles. (1, 2, 3 or 5-day class) Using the teacher’s class- handout pattern, enjoy developing the interplay of fabrics to create circles that appear to overlap. With the teacher’s guidance some parts of your circles will appear to lap behind while others will appear to lap in front of the next circle. Come and enjoy seeing and learning control of these circles. Ability to machine-piece gentle curves is suggested for this class. 


Using Photos. For “confident beginner” experience. This workshop is planned to help the quilter explore the many opportunities for using personal photos in quilts. Several ways for getting the photos onto various fabrics will be suggested as well as ideas for incorporating the photos into traditional and contemporary quilts. The first session will offer individual design suggestions for the photos brought to class. The second session will focus on fabric and construction techniques. Computer skills will be helpful but not necessary for the class. Reference books-Photo Fun edited by Cyndy Lyle Rymer, 2004 and Posterize It! by Hesch and Seme, 2007.



Designing Overlapping Circles. If you enjoyed making the class sample in Overlapping Circles class you are invited to create your own Overlapping Circle Design in this class. In this 2 session class, Reynola will introduce you to the designing process you will be using. You will learn to transfer your design to freezer paper and sequence the piecing order. The second session will focus on preparing the freezer paper for piecing and fabric selection for you project. Reference for fabric selection details: Circle Play book by Reynola Pakusich.









Contemporary Storm at Sea. This class is designed to give a new look to the traditional Storm at Sea quilt by constructing the blocks in four different widths, then arranging the blocks to create a new and exciting variation to the traditional Storm at Sea flow. The class will offer a variety of ideas for you to consider when creating your personally-designed Storm at Sea quilt. To ensure accuracy, freezer paper foundation piecing technique will be used for construction. (Skill level: Confident Beginner) Fabrics that seem to work best include multi-colored with very low value contrast within the print.