Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Announcing JaM Sessions

It is finally here.  We have a new special classroom, two doors down from our door at 940 Central Parkway, that allow us to have bigger sessions, special quilt camps, mystery classes and visiting teachers.  We are so excited.  The first session will be March 24th and Kathy Rentz has graciously agreed to be the first teacher and does she have a class planned for you. Kathy has traveled distances to take classes with Sharon Schamber and she has chose a very special project from her.  It is called Susie Q 1 Day Project.DSCN0099

This is a picture of her sample and it certainly doesn’t do it justice.  We have tested this class with Kathy and, yes, the top can be completed in the day session.  The eight ladies who took the class completed it.  Her sample has been placed on stretcher bars, so “NO BINDING”.  I have added a close-up picture as well. This is a technique referred to as Piec-lique’  It may look like appliqué but it ISN’T.  It is pieced…..come and see


The quilting is so fabulous.  Kathy is a teacher you will enjoy and learn so much from.  The class is all day from 9 AM to 4 PM on Tuesday, March 24th.


Here is another example.  This sample was done completely in Batiks, but others in the room used country colors, hand-dyed and such a variety that this pattern looks good in any choice of fabric. DSCN0106 I have, also, shown the backside so you can get a good look at the construction.  The seams have not been trimmed.  You will learn about a wonderful product called Quilter’s Choice Glue.  The class will require the purchase of a pattern for $14.00 and the class fee of $50.00.  Arrangements can be made at the shop or over the phone.  There is prep work that needs to be done in order to assist you in completing this project.

Come and have fun and learn a wonderful new technique at a JaM Session.

JaM Session 2 will bring to us a “new” visiting teacher who is well known in blog land.  She is Tonya R. of Lazy Gal Quilting.  She has written the fabulous tutorial for “Wonky Houses” in the Quiltmaker March/April edition.  She will be here on April 20th and 21st teaching us this style and her lettering style.  Here is the sample we have available here in the store.  It is so cute.  We want to take it.  DSCN0108 The sample is in pinks but this is a great scrappy quilt and a way to use you stash.  The letters are so cute that we asked her to do two days so you can learn how to do them as well.  The class will require the purchase of The Quiltmaker Magazine and the fee will be announced later.  Here is another picture, but please stop by and see them in person and sign-up.DSCN0111We hope you will participate in these classes and let us know what else you would like.  Plans in the future are a Thimbleberries Camp, Mystery Class and a very special National Teacher.   This year we have dedicated the shop to Teaching new skills and here is a real good starter.


  1. Whee, so looking forward to the class! I'm not sure I'm "visiting," since I am going to be here for a couple of years. My husband is getting some of my other house quilts in the mail so hopefully I'll have more examples to show soon,

  2. this class will be sooo much fun! I am sure the students will totally fall in love with this liberated and fun style of piecing.

  3. I look forward to the class. I will be helping out the teacher. This is such a fun technique! Every quilter should give it a try.
    Happy Quilting