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Supply Lists for Workshops

If a workshop presenter has given us a Supply List for a class, we will make it available to you on this page. 

AM & PM Supply List
Mel Beach
Block Print & Play
Mark Making Magic

Block Print and Play!


Learn to hand carve your own block prints for use on
paper and/or fabric. Learn more about the supplies,
tools, and block printing process as you go through
the steps to design, carve, and print your own
original block printed patterns. Be forewarned that
block printing is super fun and addicting!

Materials/Supplies Needed:

 

  • Linoleum Cutter: Speedball’s Linoleum Cutter Assortment Set #1 comes with 5 cutters/tips and is a great option for getting started with carving your own block prints. You can purchase additional handles to minimize changing tips. Mel’s go-to carving gouges are made by Pfeil with the L 12/1 and L 9/2 gouges used the most often.

  • •2 or more Speedball Speedy Stamp Carve Blocks measuring 4”x6” or bigger

 

  • X-acto knife and a small cutting mat (6” or bigger)

 

  • 1 or more ink pads. Recommended brands: Tsukineko VersaFine Claire—available in 24colors with option for refill ink, Tsukineko Kaleidacolor-beautiful ombre ink pads, and/or Memento Lux (which works on fabric too).

 

  • Pencil with soft lead. Mechanical pencils work great especially if they have a metal cylinder tip which can be used to punch tiny dots!! 

 

  • 10-15 sheets of printer paper

OPTIONAL:
Acrylic Stamp Blocks (they are available in assorted sizes and shapes. I suggest starting with a 2-3” square),

1-2 packages of Tsukineko’s Tack ‘N Peel Reusable
Cling Sheets, and a pair of scissors (for cutting the Tack ‘N Peel).

 

Fabric (light colored solid/solid-like)—can be 5” or 10” charm squares or bigger.


Visit Mel’s Block Print & Play online gallery to learn
more about her block printing adventures and
creations. For questions or concerns, email Mel by clicking here.

 Mark Making Magic: Stamping 

Transform solid fabrics into your own original prints layered with colors, patterns, and textures! Discover all the mark-making potential of everyday household items as you create stamped circles, dots, lines, and grids. Not only are these fabrics super fun and meditative to make, but they look fabulous layered and stitched into your art quilts! 

Supply List: 

One or more yards of Fabric to stamp—below are a few options:

  • Prepared for Dye fabrics—will not need to be prewashed (I really like Dharma's Pimatex Cotton 45" that comes in black and white and has a lovely drape/weave). 

  • Commercial solids from your stash (you may want to play with dark vs. light colors) I recommend prewashing to remove any chemicals that may interfere with the stamping process.  You may find it easier to cut out smaller swatches (~ 9-10" squares) to accommodate your workspace and create a variety of stamped samples.

  • I recommend prewashing to remove any chemicals that may interfere with the stamping process. 

Paint:

  • Choose 2 or more bottles of Acrylic Craft paint that contrast with your selected fabrics. These are available in 2 fluid oz size bottles in most craft stores. Brands that I've used include: Folk Art, DecoArt, and Apple Barrel. My personal favorites are Folk Arts Color Shift Paints and DecoArt Dazzling Metallics as they have pearlescent/metallic sheen and can look very different when applied onto light vs. dark colored fabrics. 

  • Options for choosing paint colors:

  • Colors that contrast with your fabrics (ie. light color paints on darker fabrics) 

  • Primary colors that can be mixed to form new colors (ie. Red/pink, yellow, blue/turquoise) 

  • Analogous colors (adjacent to each other on the color wheel) 

  • A Color plus black and/or white paint to create shades and/or pastels. 

  • 3 or more round foam daubers (also called round paint foam sponge brush or pain stipplers) which are round foam domes mounted on a wooden handle. I recommend 1" in diameter foam daubers (slightly bigger/smaller is ok). I prefer these over foam paint brushes, which can work if you are unable to find the round daubers. Another option is to use 3 or more makeup sponge wedges. 

I recommend wearing an apron and/or old clothing just in case

 

Scissors (for cutting plastic/foam/paper)

 

Bottle of Elmer's School Glue

Roll of Blue Painter's Tape (I really like Scotch/3-M Painter's Tape for Rough Surfaces: Brick/Concrete/Grout)

Variety of Items for Stamping.

  • Start gathering a few items from each column. Most are common household items that can be saved from the trash/recycling bin. While it is not necessary to have every single item in each column, the more items you gather, the more you can play, experiment and layer into printed fabric! I’ll bring some stuff for folks to try as well! NOTE: A chart of suggested items can be found in the PDF for the supply list.

Questions/concerns? Feel free to contact by sending me an email.

More Mark-Making Magic photos are posted on my website.

Supply List
July Techniques Workshops

Nine members are offering workshops. Workshops are 1 to 5 hours in length. This is a great opportunity to explore new techniques to use in your quilting  projects. The PDF above contains illustrations that are not in the text summary below.

 

Techniques Workshop #1 

Foundation Paper Piecing 101 with Kristie Shulman

Time: 2 hours. 10 AM  - 12 PM

What you’ll learn: Intimidated by foundation paper piecing (FPP)? If you tried before and couldn’t wrap your head around it, you are not alone. But never fear--you CAN do it! With FPP, you can achieve precise points and intricate patchwork with perfect accuracy. It seems complicated, but once you get the hang of it, it is fun! I will walk you through everything you need to learn to get started and share some tips and tricks to make it easy. You will create some simple blocks in class. Patterns and fabric will be provided. 

Supply list: 

  • Sewing machine

  • Neutral thread (50-weight)

  • 90/14 needle

  • Small cutting mat

  • Rotary cutter

  • Add-a-Quarter ruler (if you have one) or a medium size quilting ruler (6”-12” long, any width)

  • The usual sewing supplies – scissors, seam ripper, pins, etc.

 

Techniques Workshop #2 

Hexagons, Jewels & Diamonds English Paper Piecing

with Nancy Hanson

Time: 2 hours. 10 AM  - 12 PM

What you’ll learn: We will be making an English Paper Piecing Block using 2 Jelly Roll strips of different colors and 1 Fat Quarter.

What you’ll learn: We will be making an English Paper Piecing Block using 2 Jelly Roll strips of different colors and a 2 1/2 in square for the center hexagon.

Kit fee of $5 includes: Templates, Fabric (2 Kaffe Fassett Jelly Roll strips of different colors, one 2 1/2 inch x 18 inch strip for center hexagon from yellow grunge), 50 wt thread and one John James #7 Sharp Needle. The center Hexagon has 1 inch sides; the bottom edge of the Jewels is 1 inch; the Diamonds are 45 degree angles.

Supply List:

  • If you use a thimble, please bring it

  • Small scissors

  • Seam ripper

  • Small cutting mat, small ruler and rotary cutter

Please sign up as I need to know how many kits to make.

This should be lots of fun and I look forward to teaching this technique.

Techniques Workshop #3

Conquering Kawandi-style Quilts with Jill Walker

Time: 2 hours. 10 AM  - 12 PM

What you’ll learn-

Learn how to make your own kawandi-style creation.  This hand stitched patchwork technique is fun and relaxing.  It is also a great way to recycle fabric scraps that keep accumulating.  We will start a 12” X 18” piece with raw-edged scraps.  

 

Kit fee of $5 includes: Written instructions, prepared batting and backing, a #3 milliners needle, and thread.

Supply List:

  • You need to bring- an assortment of scraps (not smaller that 4” square) in a range of colors.  Be sure to include some solids and some prints. (Not too many batik scraps as they are difficult to stitch through.) 

  • Tools you need are- 

    • a small cutting surface

    • an acrylic ruler (for a straight edge)

    • a rotary cutter, scissors 

    • and straight pins  

 

Techniques Workshop #4

An Introduction to the Japanese Art and Craft of Sashiko with Ellen McCarthy

Time: 2 hours. 10 AM  - 12 PM

What you’ll learn:

Sashiko (often translated as “little stab”) is a traditional Japanese form of hand needlework that can be used in different ways.  Traditional forms of sashiko and selection of materials will be discussed and students will complete 2 short sample pieces during the workshop.

Supply List:

Supplies will be provided

Kit Fee of $5 includes:

Fabric, a sashiko needle and thread and instructions will be provided by the instructor.

Please sign up as I need to know how many kits to make.

 

Techniques Workshop #5

Binding and Sleeves with Thom Atkins

Time: 2 hours. 10 AM  - 4 PM

What you’ll learn-

How to bind your small quilts and art quilts and add a hanging sleeve. 

Supply List:

  1. A small quilt: quilted and trimmed up to square.

  2. For Bindings: cut fabric strips four times the width you wish the finished binding edge to be.  Cut 90’ angles on each end of each strip, one end pointed up and the other end pointed down.  Stitch the strips together with 3/8” seams until you have a long enough strip to go around the entire circumference of the small quilt you wish to bind.  Seams should be pressed open.  

  3. Pins: I use and advocate dressmakers glass headed pins.  

  4. Needles and thread (chosen for hand and machine sewing on the piece you will be working on).

  5. Scissors

  6. Sewing machine

  7. For Sleeves: a fabric strip, either a print or solid color that goes well with back fabric, 9” wide and 6” longer than the finished width of the quilt.

 

Techniques Workshop # 6 - Cancelled

 

Techniques Workshop #7

Color and Value with Nancy Gonzalez Caro

Time: 1 hour. 1PM - 2PM

What you’ll learn: Color and value are integral to our quilting. We’ll sort your fabrics to determine their value. I’ll show you how to use your smart phone to determine the value of your fabrics. We’ll also cut and paste fabrics and explore color combinations. No sewing required.

Kit fee of $3 includes: 8 step gray scale of fabrics, handouts for color combinations.

Supply list:

  • Color wheel if you have one. There are many available, these are the two I use. Joen Wolfram, essential color wheel, https://a.co/d/5dGADCB.  Or             Creative Color Wheel, https://colorwheelco.com/buy-now/product/color-wheel-9-1-4-diameter/ 

  • Fabrics, bring one color family, bring fat eighths or fat quarters. Choose light, medium and dark values. Bring at least 8 fabrics of different values. They can be solids or prints. 

  • Purple glue stick.

  • Small cutting mat, quilting ruler, rotary cutter.

 

Techniques Workshop #8 

Machine Reverse Appliqué Circles with Jeannie Land

Time: 1 hour. 2 PM - 3PM

What you’ll learn: We will be making reverse appliqué circle samples using your sewing machine. 

Jeannie will provide: Circle Templates

 

Supply List:

  • Your sewing machine

  • 2 each background fabrics 8 x 8 inches square

  • 2 each feature fabrics 8 x 8 inches square for your circles

  • 50 wt thread that matches your background fabric.

  • Purple glue stick

  • Small scissors (and your usual sewing supplies)

 

Techniques Workshop # 9 

Yes, Tuskineko Inks Can Help Every Quilter!

with Kathleen Howard

Time: 2 hours. 2 PM - 4 PM

What you’ll learn: Tsukineko Inks are non toxic, vivid, water based inks that can be very useful to the average quilter. They can be used  to transform the color of fabric and notions, stencil or paint designs on fabric, and repair small color related imperfections. Tsukineko inks do not change the feel of the fabric. After heat setting, the colors are permanent and can be machine washed and dried. Tsukineko inks clean up with water and can be used with children. Common items such as rubbing alcohol, hand sanitizer, aloe vera gel, and shaving cream can be used to great effect with these inks. Come and learn how to turn your imperfect or blank fabric into just what you want!

 

Kathleen will provide: Tsukineko inks, and applicators. She’ll also provide rubbing alcohol, hand sanitizer, aloe vera gel and shaving cream. If you have your own inks, bring them. 

 

Supply List:

  • Fat quarter of light colored fabric you’d like to transform.

Supply List
Karen Bolan
Piece Curves & Play With Transparency

Are you intimidated by curves but love precision piecing? Start the Cool as a Cactus quilt in class, featuring pieced curves, a unique border treatment, and color palette that features transparency. Class will begin with an exercise in creating transparency effects, then we work from paper templates to accurately cut and piece large diameter curves. Learn to cut and precisely piece large-diameter curves from templates, assemble a quilt top with pieced borders, and plan a color palette that includes a transparency effect. Students must purchase the digital pattern. Leave class with at least one block and border complete.

Supply List

● Cool as a Cactus digital quilt pattern (Purchased from karenbolan.com or quiltpatternmart.com) Note: purchase of the digital quilt pattern is required prior to class. For an in-person class, the teacher will bring the templates printed on larger paper so you don’t have to spend time assembling the templates in class. You may choose to print the instruction pages or read along with your mobile device.

● Fabric: Note: we will not complete the entire quilt in class, so you may choose to bring only what we will use in class. For the complete quilt, acquire yardage as listed in the pattern for the quilt size of your choice. To prepare for class, press all your fabric. Cut the width-of-fabric strips according to the pattern, and subcut into rectangles, but do not cut the curved pieces from Templates. We’ll do that in class!

 If you want to minimize what you bring to class, bring the following:

■ One 8½”x16½” rectangle of Fabric 1

■ One 8½”x16½” rectangle and one 8½”x8½” square of Fabric 2

■ One 8½”x16½” rectangle and one 8½”x8½” square of Fabric 3

■ Two 8½”x16½” rectangles of Fabric 4

■ One 4½”x16½” rectangle of Fabric 5

■ One 8½”x16½” rectangle of Fabric 6

○ Tools: Rotary cutter and cutting mat, 6” x 24” quilting ruler, 6” or smaller square quilting

ruler, pins and any favorite notions, sewing machine in good working order, thread for

piecing, and (optional) 16½” square quilting ruler

www.karenbolan.com

Supply List
Jane Haworth
Pet Portraits Fabric Collage

For this one-day workshop to give you more time to collage it is helpful to make the pattern before class. Pattern size is approx. 18” x 24”, a 200% enlargement. You can make it larger if required. You have the option on working on an animal or pet collage. There are three options to choose from when making your pattern at home.

1. I could make the pattern for you for a $10 charge. From the photo that you email me, I will draw the pattern for you, print out and bring to class. You will then just need to trim the pages and tape together. Email me the photo at janehhaworth@gmail.com

2. If you want to make your own pattern before class. Your pattern will be a 200% (or larger) line drawing taken from an 8” x 10” photo of your pet. To start, use a close-up of the face which you may need to crop (remove unnecessary details), enlarge photo and print again to fill the page.

 

Cover the photo with tracing paper or white paper. Using a light box or window and a fine black marking pen, draw lines where you see change in color and value. (see photo below). The lines need to join up. If drawn on tracing paper print onto regular paper. Don’t draw too many lines it can become complicated. 

Now make an enlargement of this line drawing.

• You can scan this image, save it as a PDF. When it opens in Acrobat Reader hit the Print button, then Poster, adjust tile scale…200%, Poster button again and finally hit Print to print all the pages.

• Or. Upload a saved JPG file smaller than 2.5MB to Blockposters.com, put in how many pages wide to print at, then print out.

• Or. Take this photo or line drawing to a print shop and get a black and white enlargement at 200% or larger.

This will be your pattern. (See PDF for example)

3. Enlarge your photo and print at home using Blockposters.com or as a PDF (as above). Or take the photo to a print shop and have them make a 200% black and white enlargement. We will then draw on it in class to make the pattern.

 

Working Supply List

For color reference; the 8 x10” color photo of your pet.

A variety of fabrics to match the colors in the photo. Small pieces and some larger are good. Adding some unusual colors, textures, small scale prints, batiks will add interest to the quilt. You can go for realistic or abstract palette just include all values.

Approx ¾ yd. of Pellon Interfacing like Easy Pattern, Pellon 830. You should be able to see through it.

Pencil. 

Chalk pencil or similar fabric marking tools. Disappearing ink pen can work. I like Bohin chalk pencil or Chaco chalk roller

Black permanent marker Sharpie Fine (not ultra-fine)

Scissors, sharp and good for cutting small pieces of fabric. I like KKB 6” perfect scissors

Alennes Tacky Glue or other fabric glue. Can be glue bottle with needle dispenser.

Tool for applying glue like a toothpick or I have glue applicators for sale, $1. Optional: tweezers and light box

A background fabric approx ¾ yd. You might want to decide this after the portrait is made. I look for a good contrast.

To finish the quilt you will need background fabric, batting, backing and binding fabric.

Any questions please email me by clicking here.

Supply List Rachel Clark
Fast Piecing With
Seminole Techniques 

Workshop Title: Fast Piecing with Seminole Techniques
Description: Technique for making bands and quilting units
Level: Beginning and Intermediate or Advanced
Sewing Machine used: Yes


Students will be creating units that are made from long strips, and then sewn together, cut, and remade into a Seminole pattern. The strips will be suitable to be used in a small quilt, wall hanging, or garment. Please note: this class will focus on Seminole techniques, as opposed to Seminole piecing, and is suitable for experienced beginners, intermediate and advanced sewers. Seminole piecing originated from the Seminole patchwork used in the clothing created by Seminole Indians.


A sewing machine and supplies are required.

  • Fabric in a variety of prints and solids (both contrasting and matching fabrics) in ¼ yard to ½ yard pieces​

  • You will need at least four to five colors

  • Extension cord

  • Iron

  • Basic sewing kit

  • Pens and pencils

  •  Note pad

  • Rotary cutter and board

  • Omnigrid or Quilter’s ruler

  • Sense of adventure and Humor

Note: PRESHRINK YOUR FABRIC!
I am going to be doing a particular technique. Please bring some scrap fabric strips. It can be precut or pulled from your scrap bin. A variety of lengths and widths.

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