Workshops

Empire Quilters workshops are always inspiring, popular and fun! 

Our Workshops this year are at The Alliance for Resident Theatres, 520 8th Avenue at 36th Street, Suite 319.

As of November 2016 and going forward, you will need to bring Photo-ID with you in order to get into the workshop space.

The workshop fee is $65 for Empire Guild members and $75 for non-members

 

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Workshops

Two Toned Twister

April Workshop 

 

Sunday April 9, 2017 520 Eighth Avenue Room 319 

(between 36 & 37 Sts) 10 AM to 4 PM  Fee $65 ($75 for non-members)

  

TWO TONE TWISTER with Erin Underwood

 

Erin Underwood will be showing us how to make "Y" seams. 

Those are the connecting seams that make a quilt design dance.

She will give us the professional's way to allow your eye to

move around your quilt design. Her idea is to make a "Y" sew easy.

You will have a choice of a full-size quilt, a pillow or and table runner.

Join us and push your skill level up several notches.

Pattern, handout and ruler are available for purchase in class. 

Suppies Needed:

Two-toned twister pattern

Creative Grid 60 degree Triangle Ruller

12-1/2" Square Ruler

24" Long Ruler for Cutting Strips

Large Mat and Rotary Cutter

Basic Sewing Supplies

Sewing machine with 1/4" Foot (can be done by hand but sewing machine preferred)

Thread to Match

Fabric Needed (for table runner-14" x 50", pillow-14" x 18" and the quilt 88" x 96"):

Color 1 - 5-1/8 yards

Color 2 - 5-1/8 yards

Prior to Class - cut seven 1-1/2" by width of fabric strips of Color 1 and Color 2

For printable version of the supply list click here

 

 April 2017 workshop quilt

 

 

 

 

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Fee: $65.00


This workshop takes place on:
DateTime
Sunday, April 9, 2017 - Sunday, April 9, 2017 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Book this Workshop

Kickin' Stash by Beth Helfter

Sunday, May 14, 2017  

Kickin' Stash by Beth Helfter

 

Kickin' Stash, created by Beth Helfter of EvaPaige Quilt Designs, is an inventive, vacuum-up-the-scraps class creates gorgeous modernesque log cabin-style blocks from even tiny scraps, and in the process you can become addicted to the making of this block.

Pre-class homework.

Supply List:

2 yards total assorted scraps in one color family, cut as indicated below. 

  • I choose the most overflowing color scrap bin and start cutting.
  • Cut 36 2 ½” x 6 ½” rectangles; 36 2 ½” x 3” rectangle; 36 1 ½” x 4 ½” rectangles; 36 1 ¾” x 4 ½” rectangles
  • 1/2 yd scraps for border. No need to cut before class, or even be the same color family as your scraps

2 yds neutral background fabric to be cut in class. Scraps are the stars of this quilt! 

 

Cutting mat and rotary cutter

6” x 24” ruler

9 ½” or other square ruler

Sewing machine with instruction book. Extension cord

Extra sewing machine needles (whatever you use for piecing)

Neutral thread for piecing

Two bobbins pre-wound with piecing thread

Travel iron and mat

Sewing scissors

Seam ripper

A scrap busting attitude

Chocolate

 

For a Printable Supply List, click here 

Fee: $65.00


This workshop takes place on:
DateTime
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - Sunday, May 14, 2017 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Book this Workshop

Diamonds in the Sky by Michelle Hiatt

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 10A to 4P

Michelle Hiatt-Diamonds in the Sky

$65 Members; $75 Non-members

June workshop picture

Michelle Hiatt - Diamonds in the Sky

Michelle designed this dazzling quilt for Modern 180 Designs. With Diamonds in the Sky, you'll create brilliant 4 piece Diamonds that radiate, plus a beautiful alternating block to give this quilt dimension and allow it to shine!  Use Fat Quarters, 6” strips or scraps. For that high contrast. shimmery look, use assorted bright fabrics for your Diamonds and a dark or light background. 
Included are tips on how to use Deb Tucker’s Corner Beam™ as well as how to match points, piece on-point quilts, strip piecing techniques, and general machine piecing hints.
Supplies:
Basic Equipment:
• Sewing machine in GOOD WORKING order
• Extension cord,  chair cushion, camera, notebook…
• New needle (I use size 80/12 microtex sharp needle)
• Neutral or matching colored thread 
• Rotary cutter (new blade suggested)
• Cutting mat (12" x 18" suggested)
• Modern 180 Pattern - Diamonds in the Sky - provided
• Studio 180 Design Corner Beam - provided
• Tucker Trimmer 3 or 9 ½” Square or Larger
• Fabric Marking Pen (recommend Sewline’s)
• Quilter’s Magic Wand (Studio 180 Design)
• Invisigrip recommended for back of tool
• General sewing kit: scissors, seam ripper, pins, etc....
Fabric Yardage:
Assorted Bright Fabric = 2 ¼ yd or 14 Fat Quarters
Dark Background = 4 2/3 yd.
Binding = ¾ yd.
Backing/Batting = 4 yd.
Pre-Class Cutting:
First cut borders lengthwise from background fabric so as not to have to piece them.
Cut and piece 2 strips 3 ½” x 57 ½” and 2 strips 3 ½” x 64 ½”
From Dark/Light Background:
1. Cut 19 strips 5 ½” wide, sub-cut into 128 5 ½” squares
2. Cut four 15” x 15” squares
Sub-cut twice diagonally to make 14 triangles plus 2 extra
3. Cut 2 squares 8 ¼” x 8 ¼”. Sub-cut once diagonally into four triangles
From Assorted Brights:
Cut 2 strips 5 ½” wide by half width of fabric (est. 21” long) from each of 14 fat quarters.
Leave these as Strips and we will learn the sub-cutting technique in class.
For a printable supply list, click here

Fee: $65.00


This workshop takes place on:
DateTime
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - Sunday, June 11, 2017 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Book this Workshop

Previous Workshops

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Artful Log Cabin by Katie Pasquini Masopust

Days Of Wine And Roses - Katiepm

September 11, 2016

Artful Log Cabin

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Sunstar by Paula Nadelstern

Paula Nadelstern - SUNSTAR

Sunday, November 13, 2016 @ 520 Eighth Avenue (between 36/37th Sts) Room 319

Fee $65 for members $75 for non-members


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Practice Makes Perfect:  A 4 block Sampler Quilt with Diane Rode Schneck

Practice Makes Perfect: A 4 block Sampler Quilt with Diane Rode Schneck

Learn how to perfect your machine piecing skills and practice some tricks and different techniques useful for sewing small scale quilts. We'll look at two different approaches: Accurate half-square triangles, quick quarter-square triangles, flying geese and more!

The 4 block sampler, made of 6" blocks,can be finished as a doll quilt, wall quilt, pillow or table topper.

Skill level - all levels, students should know how rotary cut and sew quarter inch seams by machine.

Supplies :

Sewing machine with neutral colored thread (Must have 1/4" foot)

Cutting tools Rotary cutter and mat Rotary cutting rulers- The most useful sizes are 3.5" square, 6 or 6.5" square, and 4-6" wide by 12-14" long

Seam ripper

Small thin pins Pencil Small 6" flat or bevel edged ruler

Fabric scissors Small, sharp scissors (optional but really handy)

Fabrics : Assortment of fabrics - at least 5-6 different prints and/or solids These can be either scraps, fat quarters or long quarters, the more variety the better. Most pieces are 3.5" or smaller, so you don't need huge pieces of fabric. The color and number of different choices are up to you, but I always choose as many different fabrics as I can. You can certainly do the quilt from 5-6 fabrics, but I'd rather use twice as many! Setting fabrics (sashing and borders) 1 or 2 different 1/4 pieces (either long or fat quarters will work) Additional fabric needed for backing and binding - to be discussed in class.

Price is $65 for Members and $75 for Non-Members

Sunday, January 15, 2017 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
520 Eighth Avenue (between 36/37 Sts.) Rm 319

For a printable supply list, click here