Better Homes Quilt Sampler Featured Shop 2013

6538 E. Tanque Verde #130 Tucson, Arizona 85715
Quilt Basket 520-722-8810    •   Sewing Room 520-797-2207  •  Store hours: 9:30-5 Mon-Sat Closed Sundays see map

Classes (Call 520-722-8810 to enroll now)

“Marquise” Demo Lena • Beginners Welcome Tula Pink designed “Marquise” featuring her Moonshine Fabric collection. This quilt is made using the English Paper Piecing technique. Lena has had so much fun she wants to share this technique and why she enjoys doing a hand piecing project. Join Lena for an hour or two and have some fun. $10.00         1 session         
1 ½ hours Monday, May 11           1-2:30

Large Bag of Tricks Mary • Welcome Beginners Get friendly with your BERNINA Stitch Regulator as you create this fashionable tote. $36.00             2 sessions          
3 hours Friday, May 15, 22          1-4

Wooly Fun with Carol Carol Come and stitch a cute summer post card with Carol. A project will be provided. Stitch and share your show and tell. $10.00           1 session          
1 ½ hours Saturday, May 16           2-3:30

Peek-a-Boo Baby Blocks Helen • Beginners Welcome English paper piecing has never been so fun! Learn the techniques for making and joining the blocks then participate in a fabric swap for the conversation prints that make this quilt so special. $30.00           1 session          
All Day Monday, May 18           10-4 PM

Beginning Piecing Sally • Beginners Welcome Come and learn the fun of piecing quilts together. You will learn how to sew correct ¼ inch seams and how to use your rotary cutter and ruler. We will also learn the basic friendship star block with half square triangles and the rail fence block with strip piecing. $36.00           2 sessions          
3 hour Wednesday, May 20, 27           1-4 or 6-9

Machine Quilting with Walking Foot Pam Varner • Beginners Welcome Create interesting designs without free motion. Using only the walking foot, learn techniques for quilting that will make your projects look professional. Different threads, needles and marking tools will be explored. Discover the secrets to stitching in the ditch or add a simple decorative stitch. This class is filled with tips galore to help you design and quilt your own tops. Feel free to bring unfinished tops to get ideas. $25.00           1 session          
3 hours Monday, June 8           10-1 PM

What’s New this Summer! Lena You don’t want to miss this fun hour with Lena as she tells all: What’s new at Spring Quilt Market, what’s new in classes and just a lot of fun projects to do this summer. Discover what we planned for your summer, we’ll keep you inspired, excited and have loads of fun! You must register for this event! Must sign-up by May 12. Saturday, May 23           2-3 PM

Urban Nine Patch Pillow Kathy Step out of the box and learn to use the Quick Curves Ruler to make an eye catching and modern pillow. The Quick Curves Ruler is a fun new tool to add a unique look to your quilts. $30.00           2 sessions          
2 hours Wednesday, June 10, 17           1:30-3:30

The Art of Hand Appliqué Helen • Beginners Welcome Learn the art of needle-turn appliqué by stitching this elegant crossed tulip design. You’ll practice stems, curves, points, and inside corners. To make it even easier, the class fee includes a kit with the fabrics and threads. Fabric kit included in class fee. $40.00           2 sessions          
2 ½ hours Monday, June 15, 22           10-12:30

Machine Binding Pam Varner Learn the difference between straight and bias binding and when to use it. Learn an easy method of piecing binding strips for perfect alignment. Sew the front on by machine and measure your binding for a perfect fit every time. Learn how to miter the corners and then sew the binding to the back by hand OR learn an easy way to machine finish for a fast and easy binding. This is a hands-on demo class: no machine required. $20.00           1 session          
2 ½ hours Wednesday, June 24           1-3:30

Free Motion Machine Quilting Kathy • Beginners Welcome You’ve learned the basics of machine quilting with your walking foot, now it’s time to jump in to the world of free motion! Learn how to use the proper feet, needles and thread to create beautiful designs on your quilt. We’ll touch on some of the Modern Quilting designs and one other of your choice. You will take home a lovely sample of your work to show off to family and friends. $20.00           2 sessions          
1 1/2 hour Thursday, June 25, July 2           10-11:30

Finishing for Beginners Sally Now that your quilt top is completed let’s turn this quilt top into a quilt. We will make a little “quilt sandwich” and practice stitch in the ditch as well as free motion quilting basics. We will also learn how to cut, make and add the binding to be able to finish your quilt. $25.00           1 session          
3 hour Monday, June 29           10-1

Sewing for Tweens Sally • Beginners Welcome Three fun summer sewing classes to practice your sewing skills. For ages 12 and up, you will need a working sewing machine. Grab a friend and come for some fun. Join us for 3 fun projects. Apron: quick and fun T-Shirt Pillow: turning your favorite t-shirt into a pillow Draw String Backpack: an easy and usable backpack for your summer items to carry to the pool or shopping. $20/class or all 3 classes for $55.00 Monday, July 6, 13, 20          

Circle Sorbet Mary • Beginners Welcome Applique and quilt with your BERNINA Circular Attachment to create this fun and easy quilt. Going around in circles has never been more fun! $30.00           2 sessions          
2 hours Wednesday, July 8, August 12           10-12

Machine Quilting with the Bernina Stitch Regulator Kathy • Beginners Welcome The BERNINA Stitch Regulator will make your quilting easy to do and easy on the eyes. Kathy will help you achieve beautiful stitches with your BERNINA Stitch Regulator. Prerequisite, must have completed your Mastery classes. $20.00           2 sessions          
1 hour Wednesday, July 15, 22           1-2:30

Paper Piecing Karin • Beginners Welcome Learn the basic process of paper piecing while working on a 6” block. Tips and tricks will be taught to help you develop the skills needed to tackle future paper piecing projects. $20.00           1 session           3 hours Wednesday, July 29           10-1

Metro Hoops Nubin Metro Hoops pattern is a fun and modern version of a Wedding Ring quilt. You do not have to use pins to sew the curved pieces……they go together like magic! There is a required ruler and pattern for this class. $30.00 1 session All Day Monday, August 3           10-3

Machine Appliqué Pam Varner • Beginners Welcome The Look of hand appliqué with the speed of your machine; learn how to make appliqué shapes and then sew them on with your machine. Pam will give your tips and tricks for easy turning and getting pieces to lay flat. Add dimension anywhere you want by “stuffing” your shapes. A little or a lot of appliqué can add new dimensions to any sewing project. $30.00         2 sessions      2 ½ hours Friday, August 7, 14         10-12:30 PM

Tarantella Mary Quilt and embroider in your Jumbo or Maxi Hoop as we make this lovely tablerunner. Easy multi-hooping will make this large block. This class is for 750QEE. 780e, 830e and 880e with embroidery. $36.00           2 sessions           3 hours Monday, August 10, 17           10-1

Fun and Fancy Fillers for Free Motion Quilting Kathy Just love those background fills that dazzle the crowd at Quilt shows? You too can learn how to achieve that same look to impress your friends or complete stranger! Pre-requisite: Kathy’s Free Motion Quilting or Machine Quilting with the BSR. $30.00           2 sessions           2 hours Wednesday, August 12, 19          

Beautiful Bindings Helen • Beginners Welcome Achieve smooth bindings with perfect corners and learn a great method for joining the ends. Practice sewing angled and scalloped edges and try new “gourmet” bindings, such as two-color and faux piping. You’ll build a useful sample book of bindings that you can refer to again and again. There is a $15.00 kit fee that is paid to the instructor. $36.00           1 sessions           All Day Wednesday, August 26           10-4 PM