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Giving Tree - Sew Kind of Wonderful

Before class / Homework

All general cutting should be done prior to this workshop.  This class is about technique, not general cutting.  It is strongly encouraged that you have the fabrics cut, labeled and placed in bags so they are ready to use in class.

It is recommended that you read through the instructions and familiarize yourself with the pattern on page 89 of the Mini Wonderful Curves book.
Please purchase the Mini Wonderful Curves book in advance.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: You will also be required to have a working knowledge of your sewing machine. The class schedule does not allow the instructor time to assist students with their machines. We recommend you bring your sewing machine manual to class in the event your run into a problem.
Requirements: Supplies List: QCR Mini Curve Ruler and Giving Tree Pattern - found in the Mini Wonderful Curves Book page 89. Sewing machine, in good working order with 1/4" foot and accessories including needles and thread. 6x12 acrylic ruler, if you own one already. Medium size self-healing cutting mat and rotary cutter. Pressing pad/board and steam iron - starch or starch alternative, such as Mary Ellen's Best Press. Scissors, thread snips or seam ripper (a quilter's friend at times.) Permanent sharpie marker Ultra fine point (color of your choice). Pen or pencil for notes with a few sheets of blank paper (for optional note-taking.) Digital camera (useful for quilt design and good for capturing ideas. Strongly encouraged.) Ziploc bags and any other supplies you would like to have with you in class. Optional: Strip stick pressing bar, tailors or quilters clapper.
Instructor: Martha Quizhpi
Instructor Bio: Martha Quizhpi, an artisan at heart and fan of color lives in Danbury, Connecticut while growing up in Cuenca, Ecuador she obtained a diploma in dressmaking soon after high school. In 2020, she became a "Sew Kind of Wonderful" Certified Teacher. An accomplished sewer who has also made around a hundred quilts over the years. She made her first quilt in 1986, hand quilted! She has been making patchwork quilts ever since. Over the years she took numerous workshops on a variety of quilting techniques to improve her skills. She started using and creating extra blocks on her pieced quilt backs to complement her quilts. Her pieced quilt backs create a focal point that draws the viewer?s attention. Her appreciation for craftsmanship is reflected in her work. Her love especially for colorful scrappy looking quilts grew as a quilter in addition to her enthusiasm to assist and motivate others to try new techniques and she will work with anyone that wants to learn and create. Learn, create and have fun!

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