Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Classes, Classes and more Classes

Even though school is winding down for summer recess, that certainly isn’t affecting The JaM Patch.  Our teachers are out doing themselves in new projects, new techniques and beautiful samples.  The JaM Sessions are going strong with April 20th and 21st set for Wonky Houses.  Here is a picture just to remind you of what a neat class this will be.  There is space still available.Dear Santa_2_2

It certainly goes along with all the fabric that is arriving.  We got the precuts from Moda in their Christmas fabrics this week and boy are they great.  We got an entire bake shop full of items.  We receive jelly rolls, sweet rolls, layer cakes, and charm packs.  Honey Buns and turnovers are yet to arrive. 

Margy is planning a great session on May 23rd to teach the Buggy Barn style of piecing.  It is a neat quilt of sailboats.  It is in their newest book “Those Crazy Kids”and is called “Crazy Sails”.  I have placed a picture of the original piece, however, the class sample and available quilt kit will feature a more Florida flair.  After all our waves are not shades of gray and darker blues but rather beautiful blues and greens.  BBO-CrazySails-sm

Margy is working feverishly on it and the sailboats are done.  They are so cheerful.  A picture will be posted as soon as it is completed.

June will find the JaM Session as a two day and one evening Thimbleberries Camp.  The projects are being designed and pieced and we will share them as soon as they are available.  It will be Friday evening, June 12th; Saturday, June 13th and Sunday, June 14th.    The projects will be up on the web in our blog as soon as they are completed.  Joey and Jackie are working on the camp.  We promise a good time will be had by all. 


Carol G. will be offering this beautiful quilt as a three class session.  It is called Bodacious Applique a La Carte by Margie Engel.  The parrot will be featured and this is hanging in our classroom for your perusal.  The book is published by the American Quilter’s Society and here is what they had to say about it.

“Bold and beautiful, these appliqué designs leap right off the quilts! Here's a unique menu of simple appliqué patterns, ideas, and techniques. A variety of fusibles enable separate construction of the appliqué units, which are then stitched to your quilt. A banquet of 10 complete small projects and a dozen `a la carte patterns allow you to pick and choose from a variety of subjects and moods. Flowers, both realistic and imaginary, and creatures, such as parrots and geckoes along with a whimsical cat, can be used for projects ranging from elegant to definitely bodacious. Simple but effective embellishing is the key to making easy designs look more complex. Presented with a variety of faced and fused appliqué methods, you'll soon be on your way to creating exciting and original projects.” 

The Piec-lique project “Susie-Q” is being taught again by Kathy R.  She is offering it on Wednesday, April 29th.  She also has several sessions of her Machine Quilting Class. So………….. why aren’t you at the Patch taking a class.  

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