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Workshop: Let’s be Friends

July 21, 2023 @ 9:00 am 3:00 pm

Bring a smile, a kind word, a happy face and you will enjoy the day much more! Cameras are welcome in all my classes. Show and tell of other projects done in my classes are always a treat. Basic supplies that make you happy during class are things you can bring. If you like a chair, bring it, but if you can’t, then understand the one you get to use in class is one you didn’t have to lug. This goes for lots of other things, too.

Mysteries are so much fun, but so is learning how color works and how different units go together. This New class will have all that!

Each student brings 2 1/2″ strips that will be exchanged. With a group of 20 or more there will be SO much to work with!
Depending on skill level and how fast you sew, you could actually finish a top in class. Amazing what can happen in a day.

Using only Batik fabric, we will start with a strip exchange. This will give us a lot of different fabrics/colors to work with. This is my example of a saturated batik fabric.

**Batik fabrics are mostly sold at Quilt shops. They are dyed and most of them have no wrong side. When purchasing this fabric for class, remember that you will also be getting fabrics from others and it would be nice if each of you gave your favorite color!

Supply list

ruler to use with rotary cutter
rotary cutter with a new blade
triangle tool such as Easy Angle (available for purchase in class if you don’t have it)
Tri-Rec tool (available for purchase in class if you don’t have it)
sewing machine with all the cords
seam ripper
1/4″ foot
snips to cut thread
gray or other neutral color thread
most of all a Happy Face!
2 yards of (1) Batik fabric FABRIC A
2 yards of a saturated color Batik FABRIC B
3 yards of background fabric. This can be a white on white, plain white, off white, black or a solid fabric that you want to use as a background. (This doesn’t have to be batik fabric) FABRIC C

Before class you need to cut

Fabric A; Cut (25) 2 1/2″ strips (or number of students in class) these will be used for the exchange. **2 yards will be enough to cut 25 strips
Fabric B; Cut (11) 4 1/2″ strips then use (6) of these strips to cut (48) 4 1/2″ squares
Fabric C; Cut (11) 2 1/2″ strips, (4) 4 1/2″ strips and (12) 12 1/2″ squares. [if you don’t have a large square ruler to make these squares one will be available in class]
A pattern will be given so you can make this again!

$25 Members / $35 Non-members

To sign up, contact Melinda Stanton at melstan3@yahoo.com

Christ Covenant Church

6390 North Major Drive
Beaumont, TX 77713 United States