Workshops

Classes

Classes are offered either via Zoom or on demand. Zoom classes are led by an instructor and recorded so you don’t miss a thing. On demand classes are pre-recorded classes, which usually have a study hall or other option to interact with the instructor at set times.

Applismith block (3-hour workshop)

Transform your quilts with this three-dimensional fusible applique technique. During this 3-hour class, you will learn to

  • Quilt the background,
  • Make the templates and appliques,
  • Attach the appliques, and
  • Embellish the mini quilt to make it really pop.

There are a variety of patterns to choose from. Pick the pattern that fits your style, skill level and/or intricacy. Once you learn the technique, join us for some fun with larger projects.

Kits are available, which include all the materials except thread for sewing/quilting. Embellishment packs are also available.

“Took the Daisy class from Laureen today.   It was a wonderful class and a new technique for me.   Laureen is a wonderful teacher, giving options and answering questions.   I was able to keep up with the sewing and a completed project when the class was done.  Thanks Laureen!”

Linda M.

Stitching Whimsy – Wheels without Curves (On Demand)

Select a pattern from our Whimsy collection and learn how to make this signature style quilt without curved piecing. This class is offered on demand. The first few sessions reveal the secret of piecing the center medallion. The later session cover the addition of fusible applique to add character to the quilt. The finished quilt measures 48″ square, which is perfect for a wall hanging or table topper.

Supplies are listed in the pattern required for the class. You can purchase the kit here.

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Trust Yourself with Color (3-hour Class)

Do you want to

  1. Increase your confidence
  2. Create a common color language
  3. Practice what you learn
  4. Keep the quilt design you like but change it to the colors you love.

If you answered yes to any of these, this class is for you! We will immerse you in color theory and give you some tried and true tricks of the trade to ensure you can pick colors you love for your next quilting project.

We will help you understand why colors work together. And we will help you figure out where to use those colors for the biggest impact.

This class is only offered via Zoom as you will be shopping your own stash during the class!

 

“If you want to understand the how and why colors–sign up today!I wholeheartedly recommend this course to anyone who works with fabric. I finally understand why some fabrics just don’t “go” with the other fabrics in my selection. Laureen is a fabulous teacher. She breaks things down and even though this is a zoom class, it is very interactive.  Laureen’s class has given me not only the confidence to select fabrics for my quilts, but an understanding of why the colors “work”. Selecting fabrics is no longer a guessing game.  Also, I finally understand how to use a color wheel to build a color palette out of my fabrics.”  
Dr. Deborah Whaley

Poinsettia Runner (Zoom Class)

This incredible course will teach you how to elevate your quilting skills in six lessons. The lessons are provided one per week to ensure you have time to complete each step. At the end of the course, you will have a completed elegant runner. The runner uses the Applismith technique, a unique fusible applique technique, quilt as you go, thread painting, and beading to create this elegant runner. Course includes the pattern.

Supplies are listed in the pattern required for the class. Kits are available.