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2015 NEORQC Getaway Classes

"Over the Rainbow"

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Below you will find all the wonderful classes to be offered at NEORQC's "Over the Rainbow" Getaway on February 20th - 22nd at the Clarion Inn & Conference Center in Hudson.

Please list the classes you would like to take in the order of your preference on your Registration Form. There are no additional fees for classes, however, fees for patterns, kits, books or templates are listed with the class description and are pre-ordered from the shop or payable to the instructor.

Regretfully, those not obtaining a minimum of 8 registrations must be cancelled. Final class offerings will be announced on October 15, 2014. Supply Lists will be distributed about November 1, 2014. (Participants will be contacted if there are any concerns with class selections).

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Daisys by Wendy Lewis

number on   Fabric Painting Flowers

Fabric painting is not as messy or time consuming as dying. You can get wonderful effects of paint, water and salt just overnight. If you haven't taken this class, it's a must. If you have, come back again! I've changed the class a little for a new experience. Since daisies are white, we will be painting one fabric for leaves and a wild one to use as the background!

We will paint the fabric on Friday, then cut raw-edge appliqué pieces and appliquilt them on Saturday. Many of you will be done by Sunday morning -- done as in quilted, bound and signed. Sign up soon. Class size is limited to 15 people.

Size: approximately 21" x 28"

Instructor: Wendy Lewis
Level: Beginner
Supplies: Paints, PFD fabric & pattern


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Summer Soltice by Karen Conley

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number two   Summer Solstice

Join Certified Instructor Karen Conley for a beautiful medalliion star design by Judy Niemeyer. Techniques covered in the class include Judy's Lone Star method of piecing, floating points and curved piecing in the New York Beauty blocks and a paper pieced border. This is perfect as a wall hanging, sofa throw or a bed topper. Come join the fun and create a masterpiece! Students will receive a special mailing of pre-class cutting directions for fabrics and foundation.

A Judy Neimeyer PAPER PIECING pattern
Size: 58" x 58".

Instructor: Karen Conley, Certified Instructor
Level: All - no paper piecing experience required
Pattern: $30; Add-A-Quarter ruler $10

Machine quilting

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number 5   Domestic Machine Quiilting

The basic goal of this class is to learn techniques to free motion. We will practice simple, but impressive quilt patterns and grids. We will discuss preparation of each machin, the best way to make the quilt "sandwich", setting the proper tension, selecting the right thread, the proper needle and looking at the pattern that will enhance the quilt itself.

We will begin with small quilt sandwiches and graduate to a small quilt top. You can make that finished quilt top completely on your own by machine quilting it yourself on your domestic machine!

Size 20" x 20" Practice

Instructor: Mary Bernower
Level: Beginner

Casciato Octagon Garden

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number six   Octagon Garden

This two block quilt is so much fun to make. Learn how to make half-squares from rectangles with the Magic Triangle Method as you sew the corners of both the Garden Path and the Star blocks. Because you are sewing two patchwork units at once this really saves time when you construct the quilt. Both blocks connect together to create an allover octagon design.

Select a large floral, batik or leaf fabric as a focus then choose the background, two accents and one super dark fabric to pull it all together. The finished blocks are 12".

Full size: 72" x 90" .

Instructor: Cindy Casciato
Level: Advanced Beginner
Pattern: $9


Designer vests

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number nine   Make Your Very Own Designer Vest!

Bring out the designer skills you have hidden in your beautiful scraps you couldn't bear to throw away. Find those extra quilt blocks you have been saving. Remember the gorgeous fabric you had in that old size 2 dress you used to wear? Use your velvets, silks and your fancy threads or use the embroidery designs you stitched out and never used. Try some new piecing techniques along with some old methods to create your designer vest.

Participants who take this class will stitch ideas on muslin as a foundation to bring your ideas to life. The vest may be short or long with a jazzy lining. Gather your beads, yarn, shells, bangles and other objects to embellish your masterpiece.

Size: Yours!

Instructor: Gloria Kellon
Level: Minimum garment sewing skills
Pattern: $10


Night vision

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number ten   Night Vision

A single, very simple block set in multiple sizes can produce exciting and stunning results! A little bit Modern, a little bit traditional – take a basic flying geese motif and turn it into a starry night or colorful shells on the beach. Your blocks will sparkle and twinkle on a lovely bed of color.

We will learn very fast and easy piecing techniques with no special tools required. Block scaling, placement, and design balance will be discussed. Peg will bring Electric Quilt software to help you create a vision all your own! Guaranteed - your quilt will be your design and not look like everyone else's!

Size: Multiple sizes & layout options

Instructor: Peg Bingham
Level: Confident Beginner
Pattern: $15

Thread Painting

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number 14   Introduction to Thread Painting

Through the three days of instruction, we will practice different styles of thread work and what works best with flowers, scenes, animals, trees, grasses, stones, skies, water, backgrounds, etc.

It is a relaxed class because in this type of thread work, anything goes and any 'mistakes' that are made can be easily hidden in the thread work (in most cases). This class brings out the 'artist' in each of us.

Instructor: Kathy Wolf
Level: Beginner, machine quilting experience


Open Studio Time

number 15   Open Studio

Just want time to be away from home and finish a project? The open studio is just for you! Bring in any project you need room to work on and enjoy the fellowship of other quilters. You might find this very relaxing and enjoyable with no constraints on time. A great way to enjoy the camaraderie of the weekend while finishing (or starting!) a project of your own.

Instructor: None
Level: All
No Fee




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