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Intro to Quilting Series with Niku - Ages 17 and up - For Strong Beginners

Beehive Craft Studio, 7010 Burnet Road, Suite B, Austin TX 78757
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Intro to Quilting Series with Niku - Ages 17 and up - For Strong Beginners

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Course dates

  • Sun, 21 Jan '24   10am – 1pm CST
  • Sun, 28 Jan '24   10am – 1pm CST
  • Sun, 4 Feb '24   10am – 1pm CST
  • Sun, 18 Feb '24   10am – 1pm CST

Details

For the quilt novice, quilt curious, quilter needing a refresher, or self-taught quilter, it's our Intro to Quilting Workshop Series with Niku, at the cozy Beehive Craft Studio!

You: can confidently use a sewing machine and sew a straight line
If you're not sure if you have the sewing machine skills, we can schedule you for a one-on-one lesson ahead of time to get you up to speed, just email me at xostitches@gmail.com

The Class: Designed as a foundational quilting series to take you through all the basics of making a quilt from start to finish. You will make a fabulous lap quilt in class and be ready to jump into the wide wonderful world of quilting.

Note: the quilt pattern we are using has been carefully chosen for accessibility, ease, to practice fundamental techniques, and ability to work on between sessions depending on individual pace.

Within the pattern, there is room for creativity in design, fabric selection, and layout. I'm happy to help you make some small individual adjustments to the pattern if time and your skill level will allow you to finish successfully in our time frame.

We'll cover: precision cutting with rotary and quilting rulers, selecting materials, how to use or create patterns, piecing blocks and quilt tops, using a 1/4" foot, chain piecing, assembling, quilt basting and quilting, binding a quilt, quilt labels, quilt care, essential quilting tools and supplies.

Schedule: meeting on these Sundays from 10am - 1pm 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/18
This pacing allows time for additional work between classes, depending on individual pacing and interest.

You'll leave the series with:

A finished lap/baby/mini quilt suitable to use in your everyday life
The skill to cut precisely using quilter's tools, piece a quilt top, blocks, and rows, to match points, press seams effectively, true up blocks
My best tips for quilting on a domestic sewing machine, guidance and advice
Guidance in choosing future quilt patterns and how to continue learning on your quilt journey
Ability to make and apply quilt binding

Supplies:
A "class kit" for this class that includes the supplies you need and allows you to pick out your own fabrics, and includes our class discount.
You are welcome to bring your own fabric and supplies using the list below. Any items you purchase from the shop, just mention it's for this class to get your class discount!

Tools & notions we will provide for use in class:
Cutting mat
Acrylic quilting ruler
Rotary cutter
Wonder clips
1/4" piecing foot
Walking foot
Hera marker
If you have any of these, please bring them!

You're welcome to email me at xostitches@gmail.com to double check your tools or feet.

Your basic toolkit: straight pins, thread snips, seam ripper
Optional supply fee includes:
*all fabric should be medium weight woven quilting cotton

9 fat quarters
1 1/2 yards quilt backing fabric
1/2 yard quilt binding fabric
45 x 60" package cotton batting
A pack of large basting pins
Cotton piecing/quilting thread

Picking out the fabrics: For the start of class, you will only need your 12 fat quarters aka your quilt top fabric. On the first day, I'll open up at 9:30am for fabric selecting. If you like taking more time to choose, I recommend visiting the shop on a day before class. Kim, KC, or I will be delighted to help you plan out your fabric selection!

You bring:
Your machine (or email kim@beehivecraftstudio.com for machine rental.)
Straight pins, thread snips
Extra bobbins, needles for your machine
Openness to sewing adventure!

Sundays from 10am - 1pm 1/21, 1/28, 2/4 and 2/18

You will receive an email from the instructor with detailed instructions. Be sure to check your spam filter and add xostitches@gmail.com to your address book so you don't miss out on important info.

CLASS POLICIES
o Your spot will not be reserved in the class until payment is made in full.
o All students or their Parents/Guardians must sign a waiver before participating in class activities. This should be provided as a check box in your checkout process.
o This class has a 3 person minimum. Class may be cancelled if minimum is not met 48 hours prior to class.
o Beehive Craft Studio reserves the right to cancel a class at any time.
If we do so, you'll be issued a full refund.
o Inclement Weather Policy: We reserve the right to cancel class if we deem that weather would make traveling to class dangerous. Every attempt will be made to schedule a makeup for the missed class.
(Beehive Craft Studio follows the AISD inclement weather protocols.)
o COVID Policy: We reserve the right to cancel class if we deem that health conditions would make attending class dangerous for teachers and students. Every attempt will be made to schedule a makeup for the missed class.
(Beehive Craft Studio follows the AISD COVID protocols.)
o Mask Policy: All students are strongly encouraged to wear masks during workshop time.
o No refunds for no-shows or cancellations within 48 hours of workshop. Refunds will be processed online within 48 hours of cancellation with the funds going back to your method of payment.
o Everyone works at different speeds and while we expect everyone to finish by the end of the workshop we can't guarantee it!

Instructions

Students should come with a mask, positive attitude, a snack and water or a drink with a top to prevent spilling.

Tickets

Cost

Intro to Quilt Series Workshop

Course ticket - for all 4 dates.
Quilt Series Workshop Only
$180.00

Intro to Quilting Series with Supplies

Course ticket - for all 4 dates.
Quilting Workshop plus Supplies
$275.00

Location

Beehive Craft Studio
7010 Burnet Road
Suite B
Austin TX 78757