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Crafts for Kids
with Jammie Heer
As the weather begins to change, your children will be spending more time inside. In this new, hands-on class Jammie will show you and your child how to create a variety of kid-friendly crafts. Learn how to create sun catchers and slime that will keep your children entertained for hours. Enrollment includes a parent for each child.
Register by September 30th.
English Paper Piecing for Beginners
with Mary Douglass
English Paper Piecing is a very old technique for hand-sewn fabric piecing. Paper piecing involves basting fabric to precision pre-cut card stock paper, forming the exact shape of the paper piece. The pieces are then whip-stitched together to complete a design. Design elements stitched together create a finished project. In this course, we will work with hexagon shapes to create a flower design suitable for a mug rug or the beginning of a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt. Finished examples will be shown in class.
Update: The kit listed in the CLASS catalog does not need to be purchased for this class.
Register by September 7th.
Learn to Sew: Create a Zipper Pouch
with Shawn Delker
Learn how to increase your sewing skills while creating a small travel pouch that is perfect to take wherever you go. In this hands-on class you will learn how to insert a zipper, use fusible interfacing and get tips for how to sew through multiple layers of fabric.
Please bring with you a sewing machine in good working order, rotary cutter, ruler, mat, a pair of sewing shears or small scissors, measuring tape, fabric marker and extra needles for your machine. For fabric you will need to bring two fat quarters (or two quarter yards of cotton fabric) that coordinate. Also needed for this class is at least a 14-inch long zipper in a color that will go with your fabric, matching thread and a half yard of Pellon 808 Craft Fuse.
Register by September 21st.
Make a Lavender Wreath
with Mike Neustrom
Wreaths are a simple and beautiful way to bring a touch of lavender into your home. In this course, you will learn to work with dried lavender and watch your wreath bloom as you complete each step in the process. In addition to completing a boxed, decorative 14-inch circular lavender wreath to give as a gift or enjoy for years to come, Mike will address problems that arise when working with dried herbs and flowers, and you will learn how best to display your creation. Driving directions to the farm will be provided upon registration.
Register by November 11th.
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Switch it Up: Reversible Quilts
with Shawn Delker
Quilters, join this exciting, new class! The most difficult and expensive part of making a quilt can be the quilting. Often, you end up either paying someone else to quilt for you or have to stuff your large quilt through your sewing machine. In this course, Shawn will help you with that problem by introducing well-known quilter Sharon Pederson’s technique, where each block is stitched and quilted, and then assembled, creating a unique quilt on each side. You will learn the basics of this technique as you make a small, crib-sized quilt. Salina Public Library has Pederson’s book in the collection, so after class you are encouraged to check it out for more ideas with this method!
Please bring with you a sewing machine in good working order, rotary cutter and mat, ruler (either 9½-inch square or 12 ½-inch square is ideal), small scissors, a walking foot, blue painters tape, fabric and thread. You will also need batting (Warm and Natural batting, 80% cotton/20% polyester, is a good choice). Do not use thick, puffy polyester batting for this technique, as it is much too hard to quilt on a regular sewing machine. We will tell you more about the fabric you should bring upon enrollment.
Register by October 11th.
Watercolor Finishing Techniques
with Pam Wells
Are you looking to add a new technique that will put a special touch on your handmade gifts? Pam will demonstrate various watercolor techniques with a variety of media. Then you will apply what you have learned to embellish stamped images and create three to four completed 5 by 3 ½ inch pieces. Your course fee includes all your supplies and extras to take home. Please bring a sack lunch with you.
Register by September 8th.