SPOONER– Fall is here, and it is time to schedule some indoor time. Have you wanted to learn something new? Do you admire quilts? Do you wonder how to make perfect points? These quilt classes can help you achieve those aspirations.
The following classes are about three hours.
> Monday, Oct. 14, 9:30 a.m.: Learn techniques for piecing with precision points on paper foundation.
Patterns and instructions will be given out at class.
> Wednesday, Oct. 23, 9:30 a.m.: Delectable Mountain is a great block to use for a border. Learn how to cut fabric and end up with trimming to a precise size.
> Thursday, Oct. 31, 9:30 a.m.: Make an Hour Glass and Snow Ball. These are used as an alternate block with one of your own favorite blocks for a quilt.
A full day class will be offered on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 9:30 a.m.: “Easy Curved Seams” are crafted by sewing straight seams that create an illusion of curves. Class requirement is pattern by Annette Ornelas of Southwind Designs such as “Mexican Star” or “Magnolia Wreath.”
Classes will be held at the Agricultural Research Station east of Spooner on Hwy. 70. The instructor is Ruth Skeie, who has taught classes at Arts in Hand Gallery, area quilt shops, and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College. She is active with local quilt guilds. Samples and her work can be seen at Arts in Hand Gallery.
Basic sewing supplies, a sewing machine in good working order, and specific fabric are required for each class. A full description of pattern and supplies needed is available from the gallery or at artsinhand.com/events. Registration and a fee are required. Classes are sponsored by Arts in Hand Gallery, 210 Walnut St., Spooner; 715.635.9303.