February 2021 Schoolhouse ~ Maureen Steven “Y-Seams”

Instructor: Maureen Stevens
Date: Saturday, February 27
Time: 9am – 3pm
Location: Boise Rigging Supply, 6750 West Victory Road, Boise
Cost: $15

Our Schoolhouse class for February is Y-Seams: Making the Lemoyne Star, Carolina Lily and Farmer’s Daughter Blocks. We had planned to do this class last May but the class was canceled due to the Covid-19 virus. Some of you have signed up for this class and already paid the $15. Maureen will contact you personally to see if you still want to and are able to attend. If not we will be refunding you the $15.

Due to the ongoing restrictions we will be making some changes. We can have a limit of 8 students in the class but will have an opportunity for others to attend via Zoom. The class will start at 9:00 AM and last till 3:00 PM.

We will start out by having an introductory lecture and then demonstrations on making a Lemoyne Star. We will then be able to practice sewing at our machines. Later on we will switch to the Carolina Lily block and do the same thing. Still later after lunch we will cover the Farmer’s Daughter block. We are going to try out the new web camera the guild has purchased and use this for the lectures and demonstrations. We will have several Zoom meetings set up throughout the day so that those who are unable to come can attend the class through Zoom.

Maureen has handouts and patterns for the class members. She will send them to those signed up for the Zoom so they can have them in front of them as she lectures and does the demonstrations. You will need to sign up at least a week before the class so Maureen can mail the materials to you and Janice can get the Zoom link to you. Sign up by emailing schoolhouse@boisebasinquilters.org.

For the class, Maureen will give you patterns for all the blocks but will start with the Lemoyne Star. Once you learn how to inset a seam; the main difference in patterns will be sequence and pressing directions. Some blocks use a square inset and some use a triangle inset. The Lemoyne Star requires both. We will cover both the square and the triangle inset seam.

Please bring your own lunch or, you can order something from Idaho Pizza Company.

Supplies for class:
Wear mask (required by Boise City ordinance)
..• Fabric scraps and assorted fat quarters
…..• Lemoyne Star can use 3 different fabrics
…..• Carolina Lily can use up to 5 different fabrics
…..• Farmer’s Daughter can use 4 different fabrics
..• Sewing machine in good working order
..• ¼” piecing foot
..• Neutral thread
..• Needles (at least 2)
..• Full bobbin
..• Fabric scissors, seam ripper, straight pins
..• Rotary cutter, cutting mat, ruler
..• Pencil for marking
..• Small iron and pressing surface
..• Extension cord
..• Water bottle
..• Lunch, or order from Idaho Pizza

“Lemoyne Star” “Carolina Lily” “Farmer’s Daughter”
Lemoyne Star Carolina Lily Farmer's Daughter