Join Jenny for the 2019 monthly Lap Quilting Club at the MAC Center in Salisbury, MD. The fee is only $5.00 per meeting.
Club meetings for 2019 will be Mar 28th, April 25th, May 30th, June 27th, July 25th, Aug 29th, September 26th, October 31st, November 21st ( 3rd Thursday because of Thanksgiving) and December 19th (3rd Thursday because of Christmas). Time for club is 2:00 pm. The clubs are scheduled every 4th Thursday of the month and the sessions are 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Each session will introduce techniques to help you piece a traditional sampler Lap Quilt. The quilt size you decide to make is up to you. I will be completing a quilt along with the sessions. “Show and Tell” will be held at the beginning of each meeting so you can share your sewn blocks and fabric choices and questions with the group. Here is the revised Club outline.
Our next Club session will be held on March 28, 2019. In our March club meeting learn squaring up the block, sewing, pressing, marking and trimming the mitered border. We will also cover marking the stencil. I will also teach a new way to make a bow tie block in lesson 3. Bring 3- “A” squares of one color and 2 “A” squares of another color to class on March 28th.
Please buy your border fabric before March 28th to be ready to sew. You will need 2 – 3 1/2″ X 45″ strips for each block. Use the rotary cutter to cut the border strips needed for your quilt. Wait until I demonstrate the mitered borders to sew and complete the blocks. It will save you time to be precise, so wait for the lesson.
You will also need a 12″ and a 6″ square ruler for squaring up the blocks. You can buy these rulers locally or at Amazon. You can also create one out of a heavy poster board. Depending on the color of your border will determine what you will be marking your block with. Bring your blocks and marking pencil to our March club meeting. Since the sewn border is only 3 ” finished, you will not need a stencil wider than 2 1/2″ to quilt. You can shop for a stencil to trace through or use a stencil from the book if your border is a light color. To make a plastic stencil you will need a stencil iron to cut the trough. I think it is easier to buy one. Consider a stencil with a corner and a stencil that is easy to stitch continuously. Refer to pages 68 to 76 of the Lap Quilt book.
Complete your 4 patch blocks ( 4 patch, double 4 patch, rail fence and pin wheel) before the next club session to keep up to date.
In our February club meeting we reviewed how make and mark templates and how to sew a 1/4″ seam. The 4 patch, double 4 patch, pin wheel and rail fence were also covered. Make sure you keep up to date with the block construction so you have blocks to border and stencil in the March lesson.
The rotary cutter and strip piecing with the rail fence block was also detailed in the February session. We also did the pin wheel block. templates A square, B square and E triangle were used.
You will need a least 3 colors of fabric to complete your blocks. I suggest you purchase Lap Quilting by Georgia Bonesteel. The book contains over 70 patchwork blocks with template patterns and will be your guide for making a Lap Quilt. Amazon.com has the book at a very reasonable price.
It does help me for students to register for each club session in advance. Enroll at the door by paying the instructor $5.00. To enroll in advance click this link.
All club meetings will be demonstration using the sewing machine with an overhead camera.
You can ask questions at each session and bring your work for any help needed.
All club fees will only be applied to the upcoming club. Enrollment date will show the session you are choosing. No carry over fees please.The MAC center is at 909 Progress Circle, Salisbury, MD 21804. Club will be in the Bradford room near the gym.
Need more help with your Lap Quilt ?
Make an appointment with Jenny and bring your sewing machine and materials and book to Jenny’s Sewing Studio at 1030 South Schumaker Dr. in Salisbury, MD for more help or to start the lap quilt and join our group you can schedule class by the hour. Here is a link to enroll.Place information on when you wish to attend in comments of the order or email for additional scheduling information. firstname.lastname@example.org
For an outline of the Lap Quilting monthly sessions you can click here. The content of the sessions can change slightly so check with Jenny to make sure your quilt block is being demonstrated and sewn.