Sun Printing Class by Brenda Klein

Learn the technique of designing your own sun print (heliograph) on cotton fabric. Participants will be making a 12" x 18" sun print of a fern. All supplies will be provided by Brenda for a fee of $10.

Birchwood Inn Quilter's Retreat
October 26-29, 2017

Join us for a fantastic fall retreat at Birchwood Inn, filled with friends, fabric, and fun. JD Shumway, author of Classic Threads Collection, will be hosting the retreat and she has lined up some great classes, good food, and even time for a massage. Three project oriented classes are offered for the weekend, so pick out your favorite or simply come to stitch, but do not miss this retreat!

If you were at the retreat last year, remember your Challenge Project! We will open with a Welcome Reception on Thursday evening at 8:00pm. On Friday evening there will be a pizza dinner at the Inn at 6:30 pm, this is included with the 3 night package and is available for $12 with the 2 night package. Following dinner there will be a "Show & Tell," so bring a favorite piece! Saturday's dinner is at the New York Restaurant in downtown Harbor Springs.

Wedgie Wonder Table Topper/Tree Skirt with JD Shumway

Try your hand at this fast, fun 12" or 24" table topper/skirt. Using only 5 fabrics, create an intricate looking topper skirt that will surprise you with how easy it is to build. It can be decorated with hand embroidery, machine embroidery or left unadorned. Pattern for both sizes will be provided with class.

Looking at sample photo, select 5 fabrics
Outside points & backing 1/2 yard
Center 4 pointed star 1/8 yard
2 accents 1/8 yard EACH
Binding (a stripe is nice) 1/8 yard
Muslin 1 yard
General Supplies
1 ball #8 or #12 perle cotton in color that you like with fabrics selected
Embroidery needle in size to carry perle cotton
Thread for top stitching and machine piecing
Sewing machine, foot pedal, power cord
Rotary cutter, matt, ruler
Mechanical pencil
Stapler and staple puller
Freezer paper
Scissors for cutting paper and fabric
Extra light if you need one

Ella Bag with Jan VanderMolen

Jan will be teaching this sweet Ella Bag. The bag has 2 deep pockets on the outside and more pockets inside that you can customize to hold your essentials. The bag is 15" wide by 10" tall and 5" deep.

List of Supplies
$9 for the Ella Bag pattern
Main bag fabric 1/2 yard (not suitable for directional fabrics)
Muslin 1/2 yard
Batting a piece at least 18"x27" (thin, lightweight cotton recommended)
Lining 1/2 yard
Outside pocket 3/8 yard
Inside pockets 1 fat quarter
Accent fabric/binding 1/4 yard & 1 fat quarter (or 1/2 yard will do)
Interfacing Pellon #809 Decor Bond is recommended 1 & 1/8 yard (it is 44" wide, so adjust your yardage is using a narrower interfacing)
Plastic needlepoint canvas
Fine point marking pencil
Sewing machine (walking foot very helpful) foot pedal, power cord
Thread (colors for sewing seams and topstitching)
Rotary tools (Jan will bring 2 large cutting mats to share)
Scissors for trimming fabric and threads