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2017 NEORQC Getaway Classes

"Quilt Like a Block Star"

Below you will find all the wonderful classes to be offered at NEORQC's Getaway on February 17th - 19th at the Holiday Inn in Boardman.

Please list the classes you would like to take in the order of your preference on your Registration Form. Be sure to select 3 choices as classes fill quickly. 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.

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Regretfully, those classes not obtaining a minimum of 8 registrations must be cancelled. So do invite your friends to register with you! Final class offerings will be announced by October 15, 2016.(Participants will be contacted if there are any concerns with class selections).

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Square Dance

Mexican Stars / Four from Five

Mexican Star is one of my favorite traditional patterns. We will be using 5 fat quarters ( plus 1/2 yard of lattice/border fabric) to discover how a variety of ways of placing color into the block brings new emphasis to the design. The four blocks will then be set into a little quilt about 30" square. Or you may use these as the beginning of a larger quilt!

5 fat quarters will make you a total of four Mexican Star blocks; 10 fat quarters will make you a total of nine Mexican Star blocks!

Size: Wall-hanging or larger

Instructor: Judith Kessler Smith
Level: Intermediate


Prismatic Star

Gloria's Star

Gloria's Star is inspired by a vintage star quilt but updated with a modern vibe and contemporary piecing techniques!

There are four design options for the central star – a simple but lovely Two-Color Star, a Central Diamond Star, and two options with a Central Arrow. Plus there are three border options! Plus multiple size options! There will definitely be an option for everyone!

We will learn how to quickly and accurately use triangle paper to make the half-square units and a fast and accurate approach for the flying geese units. While Gloria's Star looks very intricate, Peg will simplify and streamline the process. If you are a beginner looking for the next step, this project is for you. If you are more confident and want a relaxing class with a wonderful quilt, this project is for you!

Instructor: Peg Bingham
Level: Confident Beginner
Fees: Pattern $15; supply fee $2 for triangle paper printing
(purchased triangle paper is not required)

Thread Painting


Bionic Gear Bag

A compact bag that will hold items/tools that you need to complete your projects in one area where you can get to it quickly.

You're going to love yours & all of your friends are going to want one! It's so much fun to make .. you'll become addicted in no time! Also makes a spectacular gift.

Besides stitching crafts and notions holder... it's sized well for use as a mobile "desk drawer" when working/studying at coffee shops, for travel, cosmetics, jewelry, first aid kit or art supplies organizer.

Size: Approximately 5" diameter x 16" circumference x 9.5" wide (closed). Nine compartments, 4 with zippers.

Instructor: Janice Maze
Level: Intermediate
Fees: Pattern $13


Lewis 2


Kaleido Pets

Bring out the wild colors of your favorite pet's personality. In this quilt we will use your photo as a basis for shapes and values, then substitute in a variety of wild color and textured fabrics.

We only fuse the fabric, so non quilters are welcome! Bring your stripes, dots, textures, and fur prints in a variety of colors and values.

These can be quilted and bound, quilted and framed, or just framed when you are finished. This is a class that anyone can do!

Size: approximately 20" x 30" (suggested)

Instructor: Wendy Lewis
Level: All skill levels
Supplies: Photo, freezer paper, fabric scraps, teflon sheet, light-weight fusible, fabric glue.

Machine quilting

 Domestic Machine Quilting 201

Note: This class is to learn how to select and apply machine quilting designs to your quilt. It is not to make the kaleidoscope quilt itself.

We will expand on the quilt patterns you may have learned in prior classes and will experiment with more advanced quilting designs using free motion and stencil patterns. Also we will consider possible designs for negative spaces.

In addition, we will use 18 inch "sandwiches" to experiment with feather patterns, various fillers for those leftover spaces, trapunto to highlight a design and more. I will show new gadgets especially manufactured for domestic machine quilters. Various books and magazines will add inspiration and be part of the discussion of techniques. enter text.

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 Squares

Instructor: Mary Bernower
Level: Confident Beginner or Intermediate



Fun Flower Tote

The "Fun Flower Tote or Bag" measures 12" x 12" and is fully lined with purchased handles.

The flower consists of appliqued wool petals fused onto a foundation pieced background and stitched using a variety of embroidery or embellishing threads. An "Oliver Twist" skein of fibers will cover most of the threads needed for the embroidery.

Another option is to machine applique the petals onto the tote and embellish as desired.

This project can be elaborately embellished or stitched minimally. Great project for using up remnants (lightweight upholstery, etc.) Share fabrics with a friend taking the class.

Size: 12" x 12"

Instructor: Ginger Mangie
Level: All
Pattern: $10

Strip quilt

 Dahlia Quilt

Complete this Bucket List Quilt with Karen during our getaway weekend using your choice of one of the new dahlia template sets from Marti Michell and Karen's quick piecing techniques.

The Giant Dahlia is a classic design and today's fabrics give it a brand new look. The templates are designed for rotary cutting to give you a new outlook! This template makes a 54" center and includes
complete instructions for making a queen/double quilt.

The Not So Giant Dahlia is a new, smaller version of the Giant Dahlia and makes lovely wallhanging size (Dahlia has a 36-inch diameter).

You will dazzle all your friends with this quilt!

Instructor: Karen Benke

Level: Intermediate
Supplies: Marti Michell Giant Dahlia template set - $50... or Not So Giant Dahlia Template set - $38.

Strip quilt

Oh Those Layer Cakes!

Don't you just love complicated looking quilt blocks but in reality it was a simple technique that was used?

Let's try some of those blocks from Missouri Star Quilting.
This is the disappearing hourglass quilt. It's an awsome block! The blocks are so easy to make and the process is really fun.

It is designed to use pre-cut layer cakes, though you could use squares that you cut from your stash. You need equal amounts of a solid or very tiny print and whatever prints you want to feature.

Size options: Baby to king size.

Instructor: Sarah Bistline
Level: Everyone


Prismatic Star



Another great classic design updated by Judy Niemeyer. The clamshell is split into left and right halves allowing us to join the blocks in vertical columns. All points are floating for easier construction. A small accent strip, cut on the bias, is added using curved paper piecing techniques. The sashing between the columns eliminates matching and the bulk from stacked seams.

Judy's sample uses fifteen shell fabrics, one sashing and six backgrounds. My sample will use 27 shell fabrics, one sashing and one background very scrappy possible chaos as in a cottage garden!

Finished size is 62" x 76" but can be enlarged. Total yardage is approximately 18 yards plus backing and binding.

Instructor: Karen Conley, Certified Instructor
Level: Confident beginner and beyond
Supplies: Pattern $52, Add-a-Quarter ruler $10


Open Studio Time

class is fullOpen Studio A      

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 - Classroom Max: 32


Open Studio Time

Open Studio B      

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 - Classroom Max: 18




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