April 2018 Schoolhouse ~ Paper Foundation Piecing ~ Two Classes & Techniques

Carol Doak/Judie Neimeyer Method
Instructor: Maureen Stevens
Cost: $15
Time: 9am – 12pm
Location: Boise Rigging Supply, 6750 West Victory Road, Boise

Maureen will teach what foundation piecing is (sometimes called paper-piecing), some types of foundations, and the basics of construction. The technique Maureen uses is what Carol Doak and Judy Niemeyer (famous paper-foundation piecers) use. We will start with some simple blocks and move up to more complicated ones. Maureen will give instructions and some sample blocks to make with various difficulties, show how to construct them and then class members will work on making them. Come prepared to have a great time with fellow class members and try out some new techniques and ideas.

Renae Merril Method
Instructor: Connie Emmen
Cost: $15
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Location: Boise Rigging Supply, 6750 West Victory Road, Boise

Connie will help you build on your paper-piecing skills with a new twist — paper-piecing with transparent foundation paper. You’ll learn about foundation paper options, and explore techniques for analyzing patterns, so you can make even the most intricate blocks. ReNae Merrill has given us permission to make one of her spirals as your project.

People can take one or both of these classes, but they each cost $15.00.

Supply Lists

Supplies for both classes
Sewing machine in good working order
Needles and ¼” foot for machine
Rotary cutter, mat, and ruler
Pins, scissors, and seam ripper
Neutral thread
Iron and pad (we will have a couple of irons and boards available)
Add-a-Quarter Ruler (CM Designs)

Morning class: additional supplies
Scraps in various sizes and colors or 2 yards total of various colors in light, medium and dark (Hint: we will be piecing a tree, house, daffodil flower, and a 12″ star pattern that requires 5 different fabrics)

Afternoon class: additional supplies
Fabric scraps in 5 hues of your favorite rose, 3 greens for the leaves, and a neutral for the background (Fat eighths per fabric will be plenty)
Color pencils