Quilting Patterns and Designs from Helen Squire: Workshops 

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  Cupid's Heart, designed by Helen Squire

Helen’s Hints for Finishing UFO's
Helen's Hints for Finishing UFOs is a wonderful opportunity to see what's necessary–or appropriate–for quilting those unfinished quilt tops in your collection. Everyone can learn something new about quilting from all the different tops shown: suggestions are made as to where to quilt, what to quilt, sewing hints, marking advice, etc. A perfect class for hand or machine quilters of all skill levels.

Supplies: All workshop participants are strongly encouraged to bring one unquilted quilt top (UFO) for classroom discussion, as time permits. Note taking materials, cameras and even tape recorders are welcomed.


Plan the Quilting THEN Choose the Fabric!
By pre-planing the quilting patterns and layout you'll learn to make appropriate fabric and size choices. By considering block, sashing and border measurements before you cut will help avoid problems later. Discover the secret to finding and making patterns that look beautiful, flow, and fit your quilt perfectly. Includes hands-on demonstrations of paper folding techniques for turning quilting patterns into mitered corners, matching medallion centers and/or sashing designs. A necessary class for all types of quilters – hand, domestic sewing machine, midarm and longarm quilters.

Supplies: A small stapler and paper scissors are optional items which are briefly used in class. Pencils, pens and notebook are recommended.


Learn to Plan a Wholecloth Quilt
Whether you plan to quilt later by hand or machine, you can “practice with a purpose” in class as you choose patterns that look good together from a multitude of quilting stencils and printed patterns. Feel confident in designing a wall hanging size project that showcase quilted medallions, blocks or mitered border patterns. Learn to recognize principles of good designs.

Fabric & Notions Supplies: Backing - one yard of a good quality print fabric for the back of the wall hanging. This print fabric is very important. It helps to determine the style, scale and the proportion of the overall quilting design. Top - one yard of a solid colored fabric you plan to use for the wholecloth front. Muslin Master - one yard of a cotton muslin fabric to be used in class for planning and marking the quilting layout. Notions - bring black indelible ink pens (Sharpie) in Fine and Ultra Fine. Bring a 6x24 inch ruler if convenient, straight pins, a small stapler and paper scissors. Larger pieces of paper will be provided for classroom use.


Phone:     (301) 689-5103
Address: Braddock's Greene, 100 Braddock St. Unit # 401, Frostburg, MD 21532
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