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2017 Quilt Show Classes – Information
2 Classes Still Open

Classes are still open for registration: Call the nursery at 925-447-0280 to sign up.

Quilters may wish to signup for one or more of these exciting classes during the week before or after the event. Alden Lane has comfortable classrooms equipped with power for your machines. A class materials list will be emailed after you register for your class. All classes are 9 am – 4 pm with lunch included.

Sept 20-21 Octagon Shimmer – Jennifer Sampou
$229 plus $45 materials fee
Registration is closed

Spin a modern spiderweb that shimmers and shines!

Jennifer will teach you to take this traditional quilt block and infuse it with style! Pair neutrals and softer tones with more vibrant hues for playful Spiderweb blocks. Learn to piece a quilt with dynamic movement as you explore positive and negative space, color, and value. Improv Flying Geese dance across the border (she will teach you pieced and appliquéd approach) of this decidedly modern quilt pattern.

  • Sassy spiderwebs! Traditional block gets a modern makeover
  • Get dramatic movement with thoughtfully placed fabric and Flying Geese (applique or pieced option)
  • Complete, technically accurate pattern in beautiful, reusable package

Sept 20 – Improvisational Play Day 101 – Alex Anderson – $99
Registration is closed

Join Alex for a fun improvisational play day while learning new tricks and tips for freeform piecing. Set the rules aside as you fill your tool belt with new piecing possibilities. You will stretch your creative muscles in ways you never expected. This is a process class, not a project class.


Sept 21 – Grammy Squares – Lynn Wilder $99
Registration is Closed

What could be more fun than creating a quilt that looks like one of your Grandmother’s crocheted afghans without ever picking up a crochet hook!

You will learn how to make a small hexagonal block which is the same as a log cabin, but you will be cutting on a 60-degree angle. You will also learn how to achieve a perfect “Y” seam. In addition, you will be introduced to English Paper Piecing to create the bouquet of flowers in the corner.


Sept 22 (full) or September 25 (open)
Blue & White Quilts – Winter Village – Edyta Sitar
$99 plus $40 materials fee – Class is Open -Register Below

Take an inspiring journey through a breathtaking gallery of blue and white quilts.  You will be amazed by the simplicity of beautiful blue patches on white backgrounds.  Once you are inspired you will be ready to create your own winter village.
I look forward to quilting with you.

Students will not be buying fabric for a whole quilt, they will be purchasing the pattern, and some fabric to make a few blocks, a table runner, or wall hanging in the classroom, and instruction.


Sept 22 – Quilted Embroidery Workshop – Debby Schnabel
$79 plus $20 materials fee
Class is full

I started with Kantha stitching on my quilts (a simple running stitch) and added a few very simple stitches along the way. Using these simple stitches on a quilt sandwich makes the process of embroidery on quilts simple and most pleasurable.
Participants will learn how to do these simple stitches, and how to combine them to make interesting design elements on their quilts.


Sept 26 – Pets in the Garden – Nancy Brown $9
Class is Open

Come learn how to portray your pet’s features in applique while working on this whimsical 11 x 15″ wall hanging featuring a dog, cat, and bird. I will show you how to change the pattern to look like your own pets. Hand applique techniques will be taught (but you can use your favorite applique method if you prefer). I will also do a demo of how to make a pattern from a photo. All levels welcome.


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