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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

Wegrynowski Sewing Kit

number 3   My Sewing Kit

Create your own oversized sewing kit that has a zippered compartment, pincushion, needle book, small and larger pocket to hold a small rotary mat. The front of the kit will be embellished with a variety of items.

Made with wools, embellishments, etc.
Size: 11"

Instructor: Darlene Wegrynowski
Level: Beginner & Beyond
Pattern: Provided


Terry Simon Weaver Feaver

number four   Weaver Fever

Looks challenging, but Terry will show you the way to turn 2 1/2" strips into this amazing quiilt top. This quilt was the winner of NEORQC's "Black, White & Red All Over" contest in 2009. Strip piecing blocks in different sequences will create ten different strip pieced blocks. Assembly will create the weaving design. You can embellish with crystals if you wish.

Amazing quilt with strips!
Size options: Wall hanging to king size.

Instructor: Terry Simon
Level: Advanced Beginner
Book: $10; 12 1/2" square, Kit available

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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


Quilts by Felice

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number seven   Spring

After our winter, aren't you ready to Think Spring? I have the solution for that. Let's be creative with Spring, an Art Wall Quilt created with cotton and felted wool fabrics.

The shapes are fused and appliqued to the individuals backgrounds. When that is complete, the fun begins with embellishment using a variety of embroidery stitches. Applique and embroidery instruction will be given as well as inspiration for personal creativity. Give it your artistic look by choosing fabrics and colors that appeal to you! The final piece can be hand or machine quilted at home.

Size: 20" x 22" .

Instructor: Felice Troutman
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Pattern: $10


Star Big Block


number 8   Star Big Block

The beginner and experienced piecer will both have fun learning a new "X" technique to make half square triangles.

We can use layer cakes or 10 inch cut squares (2 squares of dark, 2 squares of light, plus 3 squares of background fabric per STAR block). Your top will be finished by the end of class! Instant gratification! Love it.

Size: 70" x 70"

Instructor: Debbie Lee
Level: Confident Beginner
Pattern: $10

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

Strip quilt

number eleven   Electric Mixer

This quilt made from a jelly roll (2 1/2" Strips). Use the jelly roll or make your own. It is fast, fun and easy quilt.

You can make it any size from table topper to king size.

It uses the Daniela Stout Strip Tube Ruler and Sweet Tooth Book. Everyone should finish this Quilt top!

Instructor: Karen Benke
Level: Beginner
Book: $20, Strip tube ruler $15 (discount for class)

Dresden with Attitude

number 12   Dresden With Attitude!

The quilt has a bit of a contemporary twist, but can also be made with traditional fabrics. This is a mixed technique quilt consisting of hand applique, machine stitching of the flower blades and embellishment-embroidery.

Learn to arrange your colors in an analogous color scheme, add texture with a variety of threads, yearns and cords, and experiment with different embroidery stitches.

Size: 34" x 44"

Instructor: Ginger Mangie
Level: Beginner
Pattern: $10, Embellishments $12 (optional)


number 13   Piecing Hexagons by Machine!

Using a clever technique for chain-piecing through set-in seams and Marti Michell's rotary cutting templates, learn to piece hexagons together easily and accurately by machine.

The quilt we will begin during the workshop can be finished into a table topper using just the central motif of the sample on display. The sample was expanded into a Crip/lab size quilt. Once you learn this technique you will be able to approach all the exciting designs that use set-in piecing (y-seams) confidently.

Size: 30" Diameter to 48" x 60"

Instructor: Mary Huey
Level: Advanced Beginner
Pattern: complimentary


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


Mystery quilt

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number 13   Once Upon a Mystery

Once taught as a Mystery Quilt, this quilt is a pattern of alternating blocks. The combination of colors and fabrics will create the illusion of curves. Your block colors can be vivid, patriotic or even pastels.

Size: 68" x 92"

Instructor: Monique Noonan
Level: Advanced Intermediate
Pattern: $10, Tri-recs tool, 8" Bias square, Kit available


Star log cabin

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number 13  Summer Star

A workshop for quilt makers who are friendly with their own sewing machines and cutting devices. Combining the log cabin technique with her penchant for things in fives.

Judy Smith has created this pentagon start with two different sized logs and lots of machine quilting. Judy added appliqued butterflies to her star. You may want to add more stars and appliques, too! We'll design quilting to compliment your own individual star.

Size: 28" x 32"

Instructor: Judith K Smith
Level: Beginner, comfortable with sewing machine


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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