This is a beginner class where students will learn skills such as accurate piecing and finding the 1/4” seam guide. By the end of the class, students will also become better acquainted with general quilting terminology, technique, and appreciation.
Using the pattern, “Easy Star Tablerunner”, instructors Kathy Kuryla and Kay Roberts will teach how to sew four patches, nine patches, and quarter square triangles. These learned skills will complete the table runner. The student will also learn how to square up blocks, set them on point, and finish the project with borders.
Kathy and Kay have been teaching on the national level at ASQ and NQA shows since 2004 and have also judged quilt shows on the national and local levels. They travel to guilds throughout the country to lecture and teach workshops. They’ve developed a series of patterns for beginning quilters called “It’s Sew Easy” that utilize modern methods to make complex-looking patterns very do-able. These have proven to be very popular and it is from this series of patterns that Kay and Kathy will be instructing the retreat.
Kay specializes in teaching the Square in a Square technique for quilts, a revolutionary tool for easy piecing. Besides the actual technique, Kay teaches a series of classes that utilize the approach to make precise, beautiful quilts. Kay’s laid-back style of teaching helps students gain confidence in their own creative visions.
Kathy has several special areas of expertise. She loves to introduce beginners to quilting. Through instilling confidence and teaching the skills required, beginners learn the special joys that come with their first quilt. One of Kathy’s specialties is teaching students how to machine quilt on home machines. Her combination of precise methods but encouraging and easy-going approach helps quilters learn just how talented and capable they can be.
Kathy’s experience has been a perfect complement to Kay’s talents. It is this combined teaching style that makes their retreats here at Butterfly Meadows Inn & Farm so successful.
Come join Kay and Kathy February 22 through 24, 2013 to “Learn to Quilt”!