CLASSES

As a Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor, I am excited to present my own Companion Patterns for the Studio 180 Design tools, as well as all of Deb Tucker’s patterns and tools, in a classroom or demonstration setting. 

Here are just a few samples of classes offered.
For more information on other Studio 180 Design patterns and tools, Contact Me.

 

Sewing-Needle-icon-sm  LECTURES

 

View my “Calendar” to see my current lecture and teaching schedule.

My lecture fee is $295.00.  In addition, expenses to be paid by the Sponsor include:

  • Local travel at the current IRS rate per mile
  • Round-trip airfare (including baggage fees) with transportation to and from the airport
  • Private, non-smoking accommodations
  • Meals

Secrets From the Judge’s Chambers

Gavel-IconHave you ever attended a quilt show, and been mystified why one quilt won a ribbon, while an equally wonderful quilt did not?  What are the qualifications for first, second, and third place?  What are the special awards?  What is the process of evaluating and judging quilts?  These questions, and more, will be answered when I reveal the secrets from the judging room.  (Actually, there are no secrets.  You probably already know the answers!)

Studio 180 Design Lecture and Trunk Show

studio180Learn all about the tools and techniques from Studio 180 Design, Deb Tucker’s design company.  With 16 different tools and over 70 patterns, the design possibilities are endless.  Each tool is based on a fundamental quilt block unit, and when you mix and match the blocks, creativity flows!  Tools, patterns, and technique sheets are available, with lots of quilt samples.

Easy Color for Quilters

colorwheeliconConfused by the color wheel?  Do you know how to use the color wheel to choose colors for your quilts??  This lecture breaks down all the technical color terms into easy, everyday English so that any quilter can understand them.  Then those terms are related directly to quilts during the trunk show.  Once you understand the basics, you can apply them to your quilts and watch them sparkle!

 

 

Sewing-Needle-icon-sm  CLASSES

 

Click on the “Calendar” link to see my current lecture and teaching schedule.

My class fee is $395.00 for a six-hour class.  Other rates are available for shorter classes.  Ask me about my special rates for quilt shops!

In addition, expenses to be paid by the Sponsor include:

  • Local travel at the current IRS rate per mile
  • Round-trip airfare (including baggage fees) with transportation to and from the airport
  • Private, non-smoking accommodations
  • Meals

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Classes with patterns from Kathie Beltz Quilt Designs

Around the Pond

New pattern from Kathie Beltz Quilt Designs!  Watch those geese come in to land around the pond!  The quilt consists of strips of two different sizes of Migrating Geese.  Once you have created the left hand and right hand units of geese, piecing the units into strips goes quickly, and your geese will be flying around the quilt in no time.  Size:  30 1/2″ x 30″

The Quilter’s Magic Wand is recommended for this class. This tool is available from the instructor during class, or is available at your local quilt shop.

3 or 6 hour class – Skill level:  Intermediate to Advanced

 

 

Diamond Sparkle

New pattern from Kathie Beltz Quilt Designs! With only 12 Corner Beam blocks made in two different sizes, this easy Diamond Sparkle pattern only looks complicated.  Three bonus layouts are included to give you four great quilts!  Size:  21″ x 29″

The Corner Beam tool is required for this class.  This tool is available from the instructor during class, or at your local quilt shop.

3 or 6 hour class – Skill Level:  Beginner

 

 

Fundamentals

If you are a beginner quilter, or an experienced quilter who would like to brush up on the basics, this class if for you! This class covers all the essentials to make a quilt using a sewing machine: Use of basic quilting tools, accurate cutting of fabric using a rotary cutter and mat, sewing an accurate ¼ inch seam on your sewing machine, matching seams, ironing vs. pressing, adding borders and binding, etc. You will then use your new skills to make a small, simple wallhanging.

The Tucker Trimmer I and Quilter’s Magic Wand are highly recommended for this class. These tools are available from the instructor during class, or are available at your local quilt shop.

6 hour class – Skill level:  Beginner

Luscious Lemoynes

New pattern from Kathie Beltz Quilt Designs!  Finally! An easier way to make the Lemoyne Star block! The block units are strip pieced, then assembled without using any “Y” seams.  The blocks finish slightly oversized so that they can be trimmed to an exact measurement. Learn to make 3 different Lemoyne Star blocks in one class!  Size:  13 1/2″ x 41″

The Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star is required for this class.  This tool is available from the instructor during class, or at your local quilt shop.

6 hour class – Skill Level:  Intermediate to Advanced                                                     Photo by Jeffrey Lomicka

 

Making Magic Blocks with the Quilter’s Magic Wand

Make a variety of blocks and patterns with the Quilter’s Magic Wand. You can create easy half-square triangle blocks, hourglass blocks, and combination blocks with perfect intersections. No need to cut triangles! No need to piece triangles! Mix and match the blocks for even more variety in your quilts.  Size:  29″ x 29″

The Tucker Trimmer 1 and Quilter’s Magic Wand are required for this class. These tools are available from the instructor during class, or is available at your local quilt shop.

3 or 6 hour class – Skill level:  Beginner

Quick and Easy Flying Geese

Making traditional Flying Geese units takes time, wastes fabric, and the units almost always come out wonky. Using the Wing Clipper tool makes creating flying geese units fast and easy, with no fabric waste. No need to cut triangles! No need to piece triangles! With 1 large square and 4 small squares, you will make a set of 4 complete Flying Geese. Use these units in your quilts as Flying Geese, star points, chevrons, and all kinds of designs.  Size:  28″ x 28″

The Wing Clipper Tool is required for this class. The Quilter’s Magic Wand is highly recommended.  These tools are available from the instructor during class, or are available at your local quilt shop.

3 or 6 hour class – Skill level:  Beginner

Scrappy Backgrounds for Applique

Bored with plain backgrounds for your applique? Why not make them scrappy! Using scraps from your stash in the background can add lots of interest to your quilt designs. The variety of squares and triangles in the Shaded 4-Patch block pieces together quickly and easily without cutting or piecing triangles. This block is made oversized using strip piecing methods, and then trimmed down using the Tucker Trimmer.

The Tucker Trimmer I Tool is required for this pattern. This tool is available from the instructor during class, or is available at your local quilt shop.

3 or 6 hour class – Skill Level:  Beginner

 

Spring Sparkle

New pattern from Kathie Beltz Quilt Designs!  Choose three fabrics, add several great tools, and you’ll have this runner done in a snap! As intricate as they look, the sparkling stars are much easier to construct than you might think. Size:  18″ x 53″

The V Block Tool and the Tucker Trimmer I Tool are required for this pattern. The Quilter’s Magic Wand is highly recommended. These tools are available from the instructor during class, or are available at your local quilt shop.

3 or 6 hour class – Skill level:  Beginner                                                                       Photo by Jeffrey Lomicka

 

 

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Classes with patterns from Studio 180 Design

 

 

Carolina Lily

Traditionally the Carolina Lily block is constructed using diamonds, squares, and triangles, and requires many “Y” seams.  Not any more!  With the Wing Clipper tool and technique, this pattern becomes much easier for most quilters.  This one block wall hanging finishes to 30″ x 42.”

The Wing Clipper is required for this class; the Quilter’s Magic Wand is recommended.  These tools are available from the instructor during class, or at your local quilt shop.

3 or 6 hour class – Skill Level:  Beginner

Fanfare

This quilt is a super scrap project. Each fan requires two rectangles and two squares – one each of a particular color and one each of the background. Using the Split Rects and Tucker Trimmer I tools ensures that you will have perfectly sized building blocks every time. You’ll be amazed at how simple it is to sew your pieces together when you use these methods and tools.  Size:  52″ x 73″

The Split Rects Tool is required for this pattern. The Tucker Trimmer I and Quilter’s Magic Wand are highly recommended. These tools are available from the instructor during class, or are available at your local quilt shop.

6 hour class – Skill level:  Beginner

Hunter’s Star

The Hunter’s Star pattern traditionally has been tedious and cumbersome, using templates, half square triangles, foundation piecing, etc. Now, using the Rapid Fire Hunter’s Star tool, you will “speed piece” and then trim down blocks to fit a specific size so that each student’s project will go together quickly and accurately.  Size:  32″ x 32″

The Petite Hunter’s Star Tool is required for this pattern. This tool is available from the instructor during class, or is available at your local quilt shop.

6 hour class – Skill level:  Intermediate

Lucky Lemoynes

This exciting quilt design created by Deb Tucker is made using a layout of Lemoyne stars interspersed with groups of Shaded 4 Patches. Using Deb’s Lemoyne Star TM and Tucker Trimmer III TM tools you won’t have to gamble on this design coming out exactly how you want it to.  Quilt size  – 56” x 70”

The Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star tool is required for this class.  The Tucker Trimmer 3 is highly recommended.  These tools are available from the instructor during class, or at your local quilt shop.

6 hour class – Skill Level:  Intermediate

Migrating Geese and Cobblestones

Migrating Geese are offset from the center and look as if they are flying in a migration pattern. As you make the geese, half will fly on the left and the other half will fly on the right. The geese are then sewn together as a continuous line, flying across or around your quilt.  Cobblestones are used in the alternate bars to create this interesting quilt.  Size:  71″ x 89″

The Magic Wand Tool is required for this pattern. This tool is available from the instructor during class, or is available at your local quilt shop.

3 or 6 hour class – Skill level:  Intermediate

3 hour class:  instruction on Migrating Geese only

6 hour class:  instruction on both Migrating Geese and Cobblestones

Rangeley Star Wall Quilt

This project received its name because the streamlined construction of the star points was conceived while Deb Tucker was working at a quilt retreat in Rangeley, Maine.  The wall quilt features a pieced 17″ central star block surrounded by a cluster of 14 smaller stars in the borders.  Using Deb’s techniques and tools, it becomes a simple design to construct, but it looks so much more difficult.  Size:  32″ x 42″

The Tucker Trimmer 1 and Quilter’s Magic Wand are required for this pattern. These tools are available from the instructor during class, or are available at your local quilt shop.

6 hour class – Skill level:  Beginner

Rangeley Runner

This table runner received its name because of the block that is featured. While Deb Tucker was working at a quilt retreat in Rangeley, Maine, she was hit with the inspiration for the simple construction of this particular block design.  Using Deb’s techniques and tools, it becomes a simple design to construct, but it looks so much more difficult.  Size:  18″ x 50″

The Tucker Trimmer 1 and Quilter’s Magic Wand are required for this pattern. These tools are available from the instructor during class, or are available at your local quilt shop.

6 hour class – Skill level:  Beginner

 

Refraction

A rainbow of colors bouncing off diamonds! Using 2½” strips this table runner is fun and quick to make. Refraction is a mixture of the Diamond Rectangle units and squares, making the simple look tricky. The Diamond Rects® tool allows you to make the diamonds easily and precisely. You’ll have fun making this beautiful table runner and in no time it’ll be ready to use on your table. Size: 16″ x 51″

The Diamond Rects tool is required for this workshop.   It is available from the instructor during class, or at your local quilt shop.

3 or 6 hour class – Skill Level:  Beginner

Sea Glass

We usually associate a Diamond Rectangle unit with a traditional Storm at Sea design, but think again! This Sea Glass project is a great example of what else you can do with this simple unit. Choose a focus print, pull some coordinating fabrics from your stash, mix everything together with a light and a dark, and you’re headed for a great looking quilt. As always, your primary units will be made oversized and then trimmed to perfection with the Diamond Rects tool.  Size:  54″ x 63″

The Diamond Rects Tool is required for this pattern. This tool is available from the instructor during class, or is available at your local quilt shop.

6 hour class – Skill level:  Intermediate

Shaded 4-Patch

The Shaded 4-Patch block is also known as Birds in the Air, Hidden Square, and Mary’s Triangles. This block is a basic unit that is used in many quilt patterns and can add lots of interest to your quilt designs. No need to cut triangles! No need to piece triangles! The Shaded 4-Patch can be easily made oversized using strip piecing methods, and then trimmed down using the Tucker Trimmer.  Size:  38″ x 38″

The Tucker Trimmer I Tool is required for this pattern. This tool is available from the instructor during class, or is available at your local quilt shop.

3 or 6 hour class – Skill level:  Beginner

Twister

Construct the pieced border at the same time as the pieced blocks! You will learn quick and simple piecing of the complex blocks – it’s much easier than it looks.  Size:  72″ x 92″

The Tucker Trimmer I Tool is required for this pattern. The Tucker Trimmer III and Quilter’s Magic Wand are highly recommended. These tools are available from the instructor during class, or are available at your local quilt shop.

6 hour class – Skill level:  Beginner

Wish Upon

This interlocking stars quilt can be a super scrap project, or you can use a structured color scheme with 6 coordinating fabrics for a different look. A multi-colored or strong accent color will be used in every block and will act as a unifying element in the design. A high-contrast background completes the design. Using the Split Rects, Tucker Trimmer I and Wing Clipper tools ensures that you will have perfectly sized building blocks every time. You’ll be amazed at how simple it is to sew your pieces together when you use these methods and tools.  Size:  68″ x 80″

The Split Rects Tool is required for this pattern. The Tucker Trimmer I, Quilter’s Magic Wand and Wing Clipper I are highly recommended. These tools are available from the instructor during class, or are available at your local quilt shop.

6 hour class – Skill level:  Intermediate

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