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Bargello Pinwheels - designed by Diane McGregor, Taught by Robin Dempsey This is a 2-day class suited to the advanced beginner and intermediate quilter. In class, we will work on piecing the top of the quilt using the bargello technique. The finished size of this quilt is approximately 60? by 60?. If you have always wanted to do a bargello, but were intimidated by the process, this is the place to get started! You will learn the basic techniques in this easyto-piece quilt. To successfully participate in this class you must have a good working knowledge of your sewing machine and a general understanding of a 1/4? seam allowance, rotary cutting, and have experience piecing. The class fee is $50, which includes the pattern and two working days (9am - 4pm). The quilt requires 20 fat quarters; 10 each in two complimentary color ways, with an even mix of lights, mediums, and darks. Binding (1/3 yard) and backing (4 yards) can be purchased at a later time and do not have to be brought to class.

Cost: $ 50.00
Friday Fiesta Place Mats - GE Designs Taught by Robin Dempsey This is a quilt-as-you-go project; perfect for using up scraps or 5? charm squares! Fabric requirements are for four (4) 13? x 18? place mats. The placemats will be finished with a fun faux-flange binding, attached totally by machine. Class fee of $35 includes pattern. Class is taught in a one day session, from 9 a.m to 4 p.m., date TBD. Construction of these placemats requires a sewing machine in good working order with a walking foot, size 80 sharp needle, neutral and/or coordinating thread, fabric marking pen or pencil, rotary cutter with sharp (new) blade, rotary cutting mat, rotary cutting ruler, fabric, and batting. Fabric requirements: 20 Assorted 5? charm squares (these can be scraps from your stash), one yard of fabric for background AND one yard of fabric for backing, and 1/2 yard each of two different fabrics for the binding. Additionally, one yard of fusible fleece or regular batting is needed. Note, left-over batting pieces can be used; four (4) pieces measuring at least 14? x 20? will be needed.

Cost: $ 35.00
Join Karen Hruby for Sewing for Beginners at Sewing Center of Cheyenne! In this comprehensive 6-week course, you will learn everything to get you sewing with comfort on your machine! This class is not only for the absolute beginner, but also is perfect for those of you that need a refresher course! If you have a machine, took classes in school, but have not had much time to sew since then, this is the class for you! Or if you have just gotten a new machine, but need the skills to make you a competent sewist, sign up now! That's over 24 hours of professional training for about $7 per hour!

Cost: $ 175.00
Ruler Work Class Information Sheet Taught by Penny Olive This class will be fun! The quilting industry has been flooded with all types of rulers/templates so to keep your cost low, I will be bringing every ruler I have for you to try using. I have plenty of straight and curved rulers as well as several specialty rulers. However, if you have your own rulers/templates, please bring those so you can experiment with, and learn to use, what you personally own. No ruler purchase will be required for this class though several will be available for optional purchase. Those will be the ones I consider my ?favorites? and most useful in my quilting. The focus of this class is the use of rulers with your domestic sewing machine. However, most of the information in this class is transferrable to your sit down or longarm machine. Here is a synopsis of what will be covered during your full and fun day of quilting: ●Using rulers / templates on a domestic machine -Why is a ruler foot needed and the difference between high and low shanks ●How to use rulers and experimenting with using them ●Instruction on, and practice with, using rulers in different ways for quilting blocks, borders and specialty designs (we will be focusing on using straight and curved rulers) Because using rulers is still done with free motion , it is preferred that students have done some free motion quilting or have taken the Basic Free Motion Quilting class taught by Penny Olive. Times:10:00am ? 4:00pm (one hour lunch on your own) ***Please be present at 9:30 am for machine set up Required supplies: -Sewing machine in good working order and set for free motion quilting -Marking tool for light fabric -Fresh quilting or top stitch needle (80/12 recommended) -Thread (top and bobbin) -Practice quilt sandwich of your own (you can use quilt sandwiches from my previous classes but I suggest you approach this class with a couple of new sandwiches made from fat quarters so they can be used as resources specifically for ruler work. Muslin will still work great or any light colored fat quarter. -Ruler foot for your specific designated machine Optional supplies:-Machine extension bed (recommended) -Machine quilting gloves (I LOVE Machingers) Note: While optional, I find them extremely helpful when working with rulers/templates -Any longarm rulers you own (Penny will also provide her own rulers for you to try out and use) -Straight quilting rulers for marking (one shorter and one longer) -Note pad and pen/pencil You can find Penny Olive on Facebook at Penny Olive, Free Motion Quilting Educator and on as Penny Olive. Feel free to contact Penny with questions about the class at 307-631-9758 or

Cost: $ 50.00
A class for quilters who desire to master their free motion quilting skills. This is NOT an advanced class for students who have ?conquered? free motion quilting, but rather an extension of my Basic Free Motion Quilting class, which should have already been completed. We will simply be learning ?MORE? free motion quilting. You will learn my three keys to More Free Motion Quilting, new quilting designs, , all over quilting designs, sashing and border designs, modern designs, block specific designs, background fills and grid work.. You will receive five hours of more free motion quilting instruction and hands on practice time. The last 30-45 minutes is what everyone awaits: bring that unfinished quilt top and join Penny and your fellow students in brainstorming free motion quilting designs and thread selection for that quilt you just ?don?t know how to quilt?!

Cost: $ 50.00
Machine Embroidery!! Whether you are new to machine embroidery or just in need of a refresher, this class is the place to start. In this class you will learn all the steps and tips you need to know to stitch designs that are fun and look professional. Just in time for you to make Christmas gifts! In each lesson you will learn one of the six aspects of machine embroidery. Together with what you learn in this class, your machine embroidery will start and improve as you learn to make a difference in your embroidered projects.? You will learn about your machine, master the myriad of stabilizers out there, learn about designs, how to hoop successfully, what materials and tools you need, work through design elements, color selection, combining and rotating designs. You will finish like a pro and will make beautiful projects! Sign up today for this fun and informational learning class! Class size is limited, so reserve your space now! Class must be paid in full prior to receiving materials lists.

Cost: $ 175.00

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