Quilt by Shelly Burge

Shelly Burge
Quilt Workshops
Shelly Burge Toy Sewing Machine
Quilt by Shelly Burge
Students learn a quick and accurate “stitch and trim” method for making beautiful Pineapple blocks with no paper piecing foundations. They will start a four block wallhanging/table runner or they could use their 12 inch blocks as the start of a larger project. The class will include instructions for blocks ranging from 3 inches to 14 inches square.  Ideas for creating unique quilts using a variety of sets and fabric options will be discussed.
    All Day Class       Beginner to Advanced
This class is a favorite of Shelly’s students.  It is a great project that can be pieced by hand or machine.  The technique of using freezer paper for templates will make it a snap to sew the unusual angles and odd shaped pieces smoothly and accurately.  Patterns are provided for a variety of star blocks and students will also draft their own star designs using Shelly’s “No Math” drafting technique.
                    All Day Class     Beginner to Advanced
Set yourself free making these spontaneous leaves that can be arranged to tumble across a quilt. Shelly will demonstrate her free-form technique and give several leaf block options; she will also give numerous suggestions on how to assembling the blocks into wall hangings or table runners.  
The all-day class will have additional details on how to set together leaf blocks made in a variety of sizes,   plus Shelly will demonstrate couched embellishments and edge finishing techniques for contemporary quilts.
                Can be either a half day or all day class
                                   Beginner to Advanced

Free form cutting and piecing
A creative class  where students will learn a wide variety of free hand rotary cutting techniques which will be used to prepare pieces to piece unique quilt blocks.  Shelly will demonstrate how to assemble the blocks into small contemporary wall hangings.  How to add several types of embellishments will also be demonstrated.  
                     Taught as a one or two day class
                                       Beginner to Advanced                      

Quilt by Shelly Burge
Quilt by Shelly Burge
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This is a technique class in which students will learn Shelly’s favorite methods for finishing quilt edges.  Numerous methods will be demonstrated such as facing strips with several corner variations, wholecloth, corded edge, zigzag, soutache braid, and fused.  Shelly will also demonstrate her favorite method for binding small wall hangings – single fold binding.  Each student will go home with a sampler of edge finishes.
                           All Day Class    Beginner to Advanced
Quilt by Shelly Burge