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Welcome the Harriet's Treadle Arts' blog!

Here you will find fun updates about all the fun events and happenings at Harriet's.

Written by Harriet's daughter Carrie Jones who manages Harriet's Treadle Arts and co-authors the Quilter's Academy series of books with Harriet.

Then, when Carrie's out of things to write, you may just luck out and find one of her great recipes or some cool quilting tip or trick.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Skill-Building Projects & Fun Classes


Log Cabin Quilts

Do you love this traditional quilt pattern but have never had the gumption to tackle one? This is your chance… In this two-session class, you will make one of these classic quilts. The first week you will learn about all the different styles of log cabin, how color effects the design and will begin to cut strips and assemble your first blocks. In the second week you will bring your finished blocks to class and we will play with layouts and discuss how to finished and quilt your new quilt top!

Wednesday Apr 28 & May 12 10-1pm
Carrie Hargrave $50
Level 3

Shop Hop Quilt Star Blocks
In this two-week class you will learn all the tips and tricks for making your 2009 Shop Hop blocks. Tips for an accurate seam allowance, rotary cutting around templates, and lots of other things to help you complete this fun quilt!
Saturday Mar 13 & 20 5-8pm
Carrie Hargrave $30
Level 3

Do-Sa-Do Quilt
This strip pieced quilt is one of our favorites and fun to make. Chose all your favorite colors and fabrics it is great to curl up under on a cold winter day!
Tuesday Mar 2 & 9 10-2pm
Debbie Cooper $40
Level 3

Carpenter’s Star
This one only looks hard, but with “no Y seams” it’s a breeze!!! A great quilt for using batiks, contemporary or reproduction fabrics. Learn perfect half square triangles and piecing.
Monday Mar 1, 15, 29 1-4pm
Jo-Anne Ginther $45
Level 3

Throw Me a Curve
Love batiks and can’t choose just one? This quilt is for you! Learn how to piece curves simply without frustration and failure. We will also discuss optional designs and patterns for these great squares.
Thursday Mar 4, 18 10-1pm
Jo-Anne Ginther $40
Level 3

Chubby Chicks
Who could resist this cute chubby chick pattern? Alternating with pinwheel blocks these blocks will keep a smile on your face! Learn how to use fusible web, satin or blanket stitch and half square triangles.
Wednesday Apr 7, 21, May 5 10-1pm
Jo-Anne Ginther $55
Level 3

Star Bright
Piece this great quilt using bright, fun fabrics or more subtle, traditional ones. Learn how to do “fast” geese and four squares. This is a great quilt to use some of those scraps and fat quarters.
Wed., Apr 7, 21, May 5 1:30-4:30pm
Jo-Anne Ginther $50
Level 3

It’s Stringy
Don’t let “orphan” strips string you out. This class will show you some basics and many other options for “strings” to make any size quilt you wish. We will also talk about color sorting and organization techniques.
Thursday Mar 4, 18 1:30-4:30pm
Jo-Anne Ginther $40
Level 3


Punch Needle Embroidery
Come learn the basics of traditional Russian punch needle. This beautiful needle art is easy to do, quick to learn and very portable. In this class you will explore the differences in fabric for your base, needle sizes, and threads all while you make a great little sampler you can frame, put on a little bag or make into an ornament. (Kit fee $15)
Friday Jun 11 12-5pm
Carrie Hargrave $25
Level 1

Fabric Coloring & Embroidery Sampler
Come return to your childhood. Join Carrie for a fun afternoon of coloring with crayons and embroidery. Make this pretty little design to turn into a pillow or seasonal wall hanging.
Friday Mar 19 12-4pm
Carrie Hargrave $30
Level 1

Annie’s Calendar
Join us for six sessions of hand stitching and sewing fun. Learn the newest methods of tracing, stitches and putting it all together to make an adorable wall hanging. You can do it all in red, blue, green or multicolor threads.
Mon., Feb 22, Mar 15, May 3, 24, 10-12pm
Tues Apr 6 10-12pm
Mon Jun 4 10-1pm
Jo-Anne Ginther $65
Level 1

Quilter’s Tote Bag
Make a fun and handy tote bag while polishing your basic piecing, quilting and binding skills. Pieced, quilted and bound 12” patchwork blocks form the outer showy pockets of this roomy pocket laden tote. Make for yourself as a great carry all or as a gift for a friend or family member.
Friday Mar 26 & Apr 2 10-4pm
Debbie Cooper $50
Level 3

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