March 2019 Workshop ~ Carmen Geddes “Vintage Charm”

Vintage Charm

Instructor: Carmen Geddes
Date: Friday, March 22
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Jones Sew and Vac, 7615 West Fairview Avenue, Boise
..Boise Basin Quilters members: $80 ($55 class fee + $25 kit)
..Others: $90 ($65 class fee + $25 kit)

Granny squares emerge from a riot of color in this postage-stamp quilt designed by Carmen Geddes. Piece this classic quilt (see below) with NO strip piecing! Fun! Fast! Accurate! Enjoy perfect corners every time. Use Easy Piecing Grid foundation to make your heirloom. Amazing 2” finished squares. Carmen will share her tips to making this lovely piece without the frustration frequently experienced in piecing. If you are a beginner this class is for you!

Kit Fee includes: 6 panels of Easy Piecing Grid, quilt pattern, step by step instructions.

Pre-Class Cutting Tips:
The fabric yardage is broken down to six colors plus a chain color (black in Carmen’s sample). In addition to the six fabrics, Carmen suggests adding a few more colors for your blocks (using fat quarters or scraps). Or have a little extra yardage of your six colors. If one color is over-used, you may run out before your quilt is done. It would help you to pre-cut 2.5″ squares — 40-60 squares of each color to get you started, and 80 chain squares.

Register for either class at the February 21 membership meeting or before by contacting Linda Murphy
Class registrations will not be guaranteed until the fee is received.

……..1/2 yard of six different fabrics (or scraps to equal)
……..1 yard black for chain
..Sewing machine in good working order
..Quarter-inch piecing foot
..New needle
..Neutral thread for piecing
..Full bobbin
..45mm rotary cutter
..Fabric scissors
..Small cutting mat
..Quilter ruler
..Straight pins