King Fisher Inn Neta Welever will be the instructor for all classes, unless otherwise noted. Neta is a member of American Quilter's Society, The Association of Pacific Northwest Quilters, Washington State Internet Quilters, a Certified Sulky Products Teacher and a Stampiní Up demonstrator.
"Tulip Bud" 6" block (c) King Fisher Enterprises. 2004
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Have trouble climbing stairs? You will have eight steps leading to the lower deck, but once inside we have a chair lift which takes you effortlessly from the first to the second floor.
Call 360-645-2150 or 1-888-622-8216 to request a class scheduled for your group
This quarter we will not be be scheduling quilting classes
Special Sessions can be arranged for groups of at least four students. All quilting tools, including sewing machines are provided except for class 1. Students will need to provide the fabric for their projects, see. Unless otherwise specified, class length is 3 hours and workshops are six hours. Minimum class enrollment is 4 and maximum enrollment is 8 unless otherwise noted. A material list will be supplied upon enrollment. The cost of lunch and any needed patterns are included in your workshop fees.
Long Arm Quilting Classes:
1) Introduction to Long Arm Quilting: We will teach general machine setup, cleaning and use. Students will learn how to load a quilt and have an opportunity to take turns getting the feel of quilting both from the front and from the back of the quilt. You will be able to practice free hand quilting. You bring your quilt top, backing and batting. We provide the thread. Class cost $40. Class is free if you are staying two nights at the inn. (Check out our girlfriend get away packages and open retreats.) Advance registration is required.
General Sewing: Cost of each class $20.
1) Getting to know your sewing machine: Bring your sewing machine and learn how to clean, adjust and set the tension. You will also learn how to set your machine to get the desired seam allowance, choosing the correct needle and the correct thread for your project. Each student will have a chance to work with their machine and have the instructor help them with problems.
2) Thread Painting: Use stabilizers and decorative thread and a straight stitch and zigzag capable sewing machine to imitate expensive embroideries.
Beginning Piecing Techniques: Cost of each class $20.
1) Beginning Rotary Cutting: Learn the basics of rotary cutting and cutter maintenance. You will need to bring 1/4 yard of a light, medium and dark fabric. The studio scrap bags will also be available for student use. You will learn how to straighten your fabric, how to cut uniform strips, and how to clean your rotary cutters. Rulers and cutters will be available for use, and for purchase. At the end of the class you will have strips cut needed for class #2.
2) Beginning Strip Piecing: Learn this quick and accurate technique for making simple geometric blocks. You will use the strips that you cut in class 1 to make your blocks.
3) Intermediate Piecing Techniques: Learn quick and accurate methods for making geometric blocks that use half square triangles and flying geese units.
4) Advanced Piecing Techniques: Learn to cut and work with diamond shapes and how to set in complex block pieces.
5) Curved Piecing: Learn how to machine piece blocks with curved patches.
6) Photo Transfer: Learn how to transfer your photos onto cloth for inclusion into your quilts.
7) Paper Foundation Piecing: Use the pattern printed on paper to show fabric placement and sewing lines. After the block is completed the paper is removed. Allows for very accurate piecing, especially for designs with sharp points.
8) Setting Your Blocks into a Quilt: Using the blocks created in classes 1 through 7, you will learn how to put them into a simple setting for a quilt top.
9) Borders, Mitered or Straight: Learn how to put borders on your quilt so that your finished edges do not pucker or ruffle.
10) Introduction to machine quilting and stippling: Learn quick methods to layer and baste your quilt top, batting and backing in preparation for quilting. Learn the basics of machine quilting.
11) Perfect Binding: Once of the greatest challenges are the finishing touches. A smooth binding with perfectly square mitered corners is a sign of an accomplished quilter.
Beginning Appliqué Techniques Cost of each class $20.
1a) Introduction Fusible Appliqué: Learn quick methods to layer, fuse and stitch your appliqué designs.
2a) Freezer Paper Appliqué Techniques: Monday evening October 20th. Learn to use freezer paper to assist in preparing your appliqué pieces for sewing.
3a) Free motion machine appliqué: Learn to use your sewing machine to imitate hand appliqué.
4a) Introduction to Needle Turn Appliqué: Learn the basics of needle turn appliqué.
5a) Crazy Quilting Appliqué: Learn to make crazy quilted yardage machine. The resulting yardage can be used in various projects such as quilt blocks, decorator pillows, table covers, and Christmas stocking.
Full Day Workshops: The cost includes all patterns, and lunch. Cost $40 per workshop for those not attending a retreat. The cost is $33 for those attending a retreat.
1w) North Wind Wall Hanging: . This workshop leads you through all techniques to make the quilt top for the fall maple leaf wall hanging. You will cut and sew the basic units before class and assemble and layer for quilting in class. Skill level intermediate.
2w) Converting Your Family Designs for Appliqué: This workshops helps students convert their traditional family designs into appliqué patterns which can be used on vests, dresses, and other traditional clothing.
3w) Victorian Christmas Stockings: . Make Christmas stocking using Crazy Quilting appliqué for the base. Learn to make piping, and how to line and finish the stockings. Pattern included with class that gives several stocking cuffs.
4w) Basics of Rubber Stamping and Scrap booking: Learn what and how to use stamping tools and supplies. You will make greeting cards and scrapbook pages. Bring photos you would like to incorporate into your scrapbook.
5w) Scrapbook Quilts: Learn to incorporate the techniques learned in workshop 4w to make cuddly quilts that will bring happiness to children, parents, grandparents, and those separated from their loved ones. The basic knowledge of quilting and scrap booking are required.
6w) Machine Trapunto: Learn quick methods for achieving a three dimensional look to your quilts. Must know the basics of quilting on your sewing machine before taking this workshop.
7w) Liturgical Fabric Art: Bring your church history and culture and Neta will help you develop custom logos which can be appliquéd onto alter clothes and banners to decorate your church. You will leave with patterns custom designed for your church. Participants need to know the basics of sewing and appliqué.
8w) Designing 3D art Quilts: Explore different backgrounds and techniques for 3D effects. You will learn to make 3D foxgloves, hollyhocks, butterflies and roses.
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