Programs

Our quilting group strives to share knowledge and skills with everyone in the Louisville and Southern Indiana area who has an interest in quilting. Most classes, workshop, demos, and lectures are free for our members.

Sewing Machine & Basic Supplies include:

  • Sewing machine, manual, and tools
  • Extra needles (hand & machine)
  • Thread
  • Bobbins
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Seam ripper
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Rulers
  • Small cutting board (12 x 18)
  • Iron and ironing surface
  • Extension cord

Should a full size cutting mat or 24” ruler be required for a specific class, they will be provided by LNT.

 

 

Classes and Workshops for 2017:

IMPORTANT:  If Jefferson County Schools are closed or if they close early because of inclement weather on our meeting day, our meeting will be cancelled.

 

 

October 5, 2017  – 6:30 pm –   Stencil Discharge Dye by Susan Hofencamp

Susan will demonstrate a two-part surface design technique for fabric. Part one is a discharge dye technique whereas a bleaching agent is used to remove the dye using a stencil on pre-dyed fabric. Part two entails coloring the discharged area with colored pencil, paint, or markers. She will bring the blocks for us to work on and the bleaching agent as well as some pencils, markers, and paints to share. You are welcome to bring your own colored pencils, children’s water colors, or fabric crayons in order to jump right in to the process.

Strip Club Exchange -“Anything Goes” Anything

 

October 19, 2017 – 10 am to 2 pm – Thread Painting by Barbara Rogers

Our own artist in residence, Barbara Rogers, will be teaching thread painting!  She will be bringing samples of some of her work and will demonstrate a few techniques to get us started.  In addition to the supplies listed below you will need to sketch (or trace) a simple image (butterfly, flower, etc.) onto white cotton fabric that has been stabilized with two layers of fusible stabilizer.

Supplies:
Sewing machine with free-motion stitch capability
Topstitch needle
Bobbin (or two) filled with invisible thread
Several assorted colored threads to “paint” your image

Strip Club Exchange  -“Anything Goes” Anything, bring 3 strips 2.5″ x WOF

November 2, 2017 – 6:30 pm   – Dresden Plate by Susan Wolfe

Supplies:
Center Flower – 9 inch square of fabric
Button- 1 inch shank button to cover stitching and create 3D effect
Petals- 20 (Twenty) 2-3/4 x 5-1/2 inch strips in colors of your choice
Background Fabric- 16-1/2 inch square to compliment / contrast with center flower
16-1/2 to 17 inch square of batting
17 inch square of fabric for the backing
Matching Thread
Basic sewing supplies

Pre-Class cutting instructions: Templates available upon sign-up.

  1. Trace Hexagon shape onto the 9” center fabric and trim. On the WRONG side of the fabric mark the center point of each of the six sides.
  1. Trace Petal shape onto the 20 (twenty) 2-3/4” x 5-1/2” strips and trim.

Strip Club Exchange – “Black and White” Black and white prints

November 11, 2017 – Girl Scouts

We will teach the girls, aged 9-10, how to make YoYos and turn them into flower pins.  Sign up to work at 9, 11 or 1:30.

November 16, 2017 – 10 am to 2 pm – Mary Bauer from Mt. Washington

Dresden Neighborhood

Learn to make a whimsical Dresden plate variation that turns the wedges into a housing neighborhood. You can plan to make a single block and turn that into a pillow, or make three blocks for a table runner and six blocks for a small quilt.

Materials Needed:

For a Pillow:
Background fabric for a 20” pillow
Scraps for the houses at least 4” x 8”
Smaller scraps for the roof, doors, windows
¼ yd. of your favorite fusible
1/8 yd. Heat n Bond Ultra Hold

For Table Runner:
2 yds. – Background & Backing
1/8 yd. each – 11 to 12 different fabrics for houses and binding
Scraps for the roofs, doors and windows
½ yd. Heat n Bond Lite
¼ yd. Heat n Bond Ultra Hold

For Small Quilt: (list does not include backing)
2 ¾ yds – Background o Assorted scraps for houses (minimum 4”x8”), roofs, doors and windows
½ yd – Black & White Houses print
¼” piecing foot and an open toe applique foot o Paper & Fabric scissors
Rotary for fabric and another for paper
Monofilament thread
Dresden ruler and/or freezer paper*
Sewing machine and basic supplies
Rotating cutting mat is helpful

*Bring freezer paper if you wish to learn how to make a Dresden without a ruler.

Preparation: Pre-wash all fabric that will be used with fusibles (roof, doors and windows).

Strip Club Exchange  “Black and White” Black and white prints, bring 3 strips 2.5″ x WOF

December 7, 2017  – 6:30 pm  Christmas Party

Bring a side dish or a dessert. Meat, drinks, and fabulous door prizes will be provided by the guild. Feel free to bring a guest. Many thanks to Angelique for agreeing to organize the Christmas Dinner for us!

Hope you’ve been working on your Victorian Crazy Quilt Christmas Stocking from the class Barb Rogers taught so you can enter it in the viewer’s choice award.

Strip Club Exchange – “Jack Frost” Any color flannels