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Beginning Paper Piecing



Desert SkyYou've quilted a little — or a lot — and now you want to learn the fine art of Paper Piecing.

This introductory class to paper piecing is based on Judy Neimeyer's pattern, Desert Sky. Students learn how to make "New York Beauty" and "Curved Flying Geese" units and are prepared to venture further into the world of paper piecing.

Award winning paper piecing quilter, Carl Stevens, will teach students how to "think backwards" and overcome the challenges of paper piecing. This class is intended for individuals with at least a minimum of basic quilting skills.

Carl Stevens began quilting in 2012. He started with a Stack-n-Whack, then jumped right into paper piecing and hasn’t looked back since! Carl’s quilts have won awards in quilt shows in Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Florida, Elkin, Sparta, Ashville, and West Jefferson, North Carolina, and Floyd and Wytheville, Virginia.


Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details: Beginner Paper Piecer with knowledge of basic quilting techniques
Materials Included: Includes all materials needed.
Requirements: You will need the following for the class: Sewing machine with 1/4| foot in good working order (it is a good idea to try your machine prior to class to ensure that it is working properly) Steam iron (small size without steam is optional) Ironing board (small pad) Cutting board (small or medium size) Rotary Cutter (45 mm recommended; new blade strongly recommended) seam ripper Add-a-Quarter Ruler Plus (12" recommended; 6" is optional) Flower Pins (optional) small glass head pins (optional) Purple Thang (optional) Size 14 needle (size 12 optional) Good high-quality cotton sewing thread (50 wt recommended; 40 wt will work -- if possible, red or green in color)
Instructor: Carl Stevens
Instructor Bio: Carl Stevens began quilting in 2012. He started with a Stack-n-Whack, then jumped right into paper piecing and hasn?t looked back since! Carl?s quilts have won awards in quilt shows in Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Florida, Elkin, Sparta, Ashville, and West Jefferson, North Carolina, and Floyd and Wytheville, Virginia.
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