FRIDAY OCT. 26th, 2018: 9 AM - 12 PM AND 2 PM to 5 PM
Full Day Class
Learn how to piece a small picture quilt that finishes about 11” x 18”,
using my pattern for a landscape, daylily, or cat. Starting with an overview of the process
featuring some of my quilts, we will discuss fabric selection, then transfer
the pattern to freezer paper, and start selecting and cutting fabric. After lunch, and a brief marking and sewing
demo, we’ll mark our cut pieces and start sewing.
The landscape is all straight-edge piecing, and is the easiest to
do. Through fabric selection, it can be
any season- spring, summer, fall, or winter!
A bird or a kayak can be added using hand or machine embroidery!
The cat and daylily both use curved seam piecing; the cat has some
small pieces which make it a bit more fussy to piece, but we will discuss
options to simplify the fussy parts, using a sew then cut technique, drawing in
detail instead of piecing it, and using fabric to do the work of piecing. The cat is designed so it can be made up as a
‘tuxedo cat’ with white bib, paws, and nose!
Quilting options will be demonstrated at the end of the day.
My goal is for each person to have cut out, marked, and sewn at least
some of their pattern, and to leave the workshop with the knowledge to complete
the piece on their own.
NOTE: Students who designed a pattern in Betsy’s workshop, "Designing a Picture Quilt", may
use that pattern instead of one of the instructor's.
Students should bring:
Scissors, paper and fabric
Iron and ironing surface
Pigma Micron pens, black and a
light color OR colored pencils + a sharpener.
Ultra fine point Sharpie pen
(size and make are important!)
Pins, needles, thread, seam
Light box (if you already own –
do not purchase!)
Sewing machine, with neutral
color 50-weight thread in top and bobbin
Masking tape or blue painters’
Fabric: small amounts of each (completed patterns
measure about 18” x 11”)
$20 kit fee covers:
Your selected pattern
Trash bag to transport work home
one or two light boxes for shared use
Instructor: Betsy Habich has had several of her
picture-quilts juried into
International Quilt Association (IQA /Houston), American Quilters
Society (AQS/ Paducah), Machine Quilters Expo (MQX), and Quilters Gathering.
Her work has been awarded yellow and red ribbons at the Vermont Quilt Festival,
a 1st in Color Compatibility at The Gathering, a Teachers Choice Award at the
Machine Quilters Expo (MQX), as well as a 1st at the Northeast Quilt Festival.
In addition, she has had several one-woman shows at local shows, shops, and
libraries. She is a self-confessed
fabricaholic and cat person, though she has also been known to play with dogs!