Our journey to Cuba and the Caribbean has been planned for
fun at sea, in port and in the classroom. Our teachers have not only been
selected for their expertise, but for their outgoing and sharing
personalities. You'll have to agree that we have assembled an
incredible teaching staff for this adventure!! There will be four 6 hour workshop
days (or combination thereof) each offering a wide variety of techniques
and project choices. You may take a class each time they are
offered. Liza Prior Lucy is offering one - 4 day class while Stevii
Graves and Laura Heine are each offering two - 2 day classes.
All of the teachers are working hard to complete projects just for our
cruise - so your patience in waiting to see pictures is appreciated, but
know, just as the repuation of these teachers, the projects will be
So that everyone has an equal
opportunity to register, class choice sheets will be sent out about 2
months prior to the cruise. If you have a question about a
class or project, please contact the teacher at the email address provided
with their bio.
See you in Fort Lauderdale!!
Stevii has been involved with quiltmaking since 1975
and has been a juror and judge for competitions as well as taught throughout the U.S.
She has been the judging and teacher coordinator for Road to California since 2002. Stevii is a past President of the California Heritage Quilt Project,
The International Quilt Association and has
served on the boards of
several quilt guilds.
Stevii's quilts have been published in
numerous books and magazines as well as having been exhibited
Questions about a class? Email Stevii at
WORKSHOPS WITH STEVII
GOING UP? - 2 day design, appliqué and
This project is being designed for our cruise.
Using the elevator doors on the Holland America ship,
Westerdam, as a design inspiration, students will create their own memory
quilt of their tropical cruise. Day one will be focused on designing a
composition and appliquéing the design elements. Day two will be dedicated
to highlighting and embellishing the quilt with embroidery.
Kit and materials list
information coming soon.
give you an idea - here are the elevator doors
Project photo coming soon.
HONEYCOMB - 2 day
Honeycomb shapes will be hand pieced and then applied to a background
fabric to make a table runner size quilt. This quilt can be made in a
variety of fabric themes: scrappy, tropical, holiday, monochromatic, etc.
Day two will be layering the quilt top in preparation for stitching
several big, bold and fast quilting stitches aka, big stitch. To
paraphrase a song, “What a darn good life when you got a quilt like
Kit and materials list
information coming soon.
Project photo coming soon.
I began quilting over 30 years ago. The journey of
quilting led to opening Fiberworks, my quilt shop in Billings Montana,
designing over 50 different lines of fabrics, my own collection of
threads, and my current obsession, making collage quilts! My work has
been published in many magazines and my book Color Fusion…Fiberworks
by Laura Heine, written in 2004 is a book of my personal journey!
I have won many awards, with the most prestigious being the $10,000.00
Bernina Award for Best Machine Workmanship from American Quilters Society.
Many of my quilts have been featured in ads and brochures. My collage
quilts showcase fused applique, cut flower motifs and a impressionistic
way of using color and value to create one-of-a-kind quilts using fabric
as my palette. My latest line of fabric “The Dress” with FreeSpirit
Fabrics will be available in December 2017. Visit my shop at
WORKSHOPS WITH LAURA
THE EMBROIDERED DRESS - 2 day workshop
Learn basic embroidery stitches while making a 24” x 24”
mini quilt. Instructions on piecing the tiny Courthouse Step blocks will
be given in class to be completed later. Frame your mini quilt or use it
as a pillow! This project uses Laura’s new fabric line, “The Dress”!
Kit Fee: $ 60.00
- Kit includes
all fabrics for the quilt top, panel for embroidery, woven fusible
foundation and pattern
Supplies to purchase with the
kit or bring your own:
Thread kit: includes 9 different Wildflower threads that
Laura used in her mini quilt. $40.00 Embroidery Needles: $8.00
Embroidery Stitch Guide: $8.50
8” Hoop $11.00
2 ½” World’s Smallest Scissors: $14.00
Please call the shop at 406-656-6663 or email
for your [re cruise order. This kit will not be online.
**Prior to class please fuse the woven fusible to the back
of your panel. Please have all of your supplies prior to class. Thank
you! See you soon!
MINI HAVANA - Seahorse Collage - 2 day workshop
Learn the collage technique while making this
The entire quilt,
including the background is collaged. Learn about color and value and
work with small-large scale fabrics. See how easy Laura’s collage
technique really is!
Kit fee: $55.00 includes
all fabrics for the quilt top, Pattern Ease foundation, pattern and
binding (order from Laura’s website)
Additional supplies to
bring or order from Laura’s website AT FIBERWORKS-HEINE.COM:
2 ½ yards of Steam a
Seam 2 (NO SUBSTITUTIONS AND NOT STEAM A SEAM 2 LITE)
Karen K Buckley medium
blue handled Perfect Scissors
Applique Pressing Sheet
1 x6” ruler
Omnigrid mini 7” x 7”
cutting mat and iron surface
Black fine point
Small rotary cutter,
mat and ruler
PRIOR TO CLASS:
YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO FUSE ALL OF YOUR FABRICS
except your binding TO STEAM A SEAM 2 PRIOR TO CLASS. DO THIS AT HOME
WHERE YOU HAVE SPACE TO WORK IN. TRIM YOUR PATTERN EASE FOUNDATION
EXACTLY TO 18” X 32”. THIS MUST BE CUT ACCURATELY AS IT WILL BECOME YOUR
FOUNDATION FOR YOUR ENTIRE QUILT. HAVE ALL OF YOUR SUPPLIES PRIOR TO THE
FIBERWORKS 3213 HENESTA DRIVE BILLINGS MT
LIZA PRIOR LUCY
Liza made her
first "quilt" in 1972 when she sewed 25 bandanas together, layered the top
with a fat batt and a corduroy backing and tied it all together with wool
knitting yarn. It was for her college boyfriend's waterbed. She made her
second quilt in 1990, this time in a more conventional manner, piecing a
sampler block quilt. Quilting became a passion and in 1993 she proposed
doing a book with her dear friend, Kaffe Fassett.
Kaffe and Liza
work closely together writing patchwork books and developing the Kaffe
Fassett Collective fabric line for Free Spirit.
hardcover book was Glorious Patchwork and they just published their
6th hardcover book, Bold Blooms. They specialize in
re-interpreting traditional quilt patterns using contemporary fabrics and
unexpected color combinations.
From the time
she began making quilts, her favorite projects have been those that are
hand sewn. English Paper Piecing is her passion. She designed the
popular Glorious Hexagon sampler based on the book, The New Hexagon.
Last count over 5000 people worldwide are following her lead and
making their own glorious version!
Liza lives in
New Hope, Pennsylvania with her husband, Drew.
WORKSHOP WITH LIZA
Glorious Hexagons - Mystery Project with Liza
yourself in English Paper Piecing while cruising the Caribbean. Join
Liza Prior Lucy, designer of GLORIOUS HEXAGONS to make your own
glorious version. This quilt is a sampler of 3" hexagons from the
book, The New Hexagon. It can be made in any colors and in
many sizes. The choice is yours!
designed a special hexagon mystery project just for this cruise.
If you wish, you can spend time making the mystery project or, if you prefer bring your own English Paper
Pieced project and enjoy the camaraderie.
will focus on different threads, templates, needles and papers and
various approaches to basting, sewing, and cutting.
Choose the English Paper Piecing
project you wish to work on. The following list is for those wishing
to do the GLORIOUS HEXAGON project. If you are working on another
pattern use this list only as a guideline and bring the supplies
necessary to work on your project.
IF you want to come to class to work
on only the surprise exclusive project, bring only the items marked
with a *
Supply list for Liza's surprise
*1. A fabric glue pen made by Bohin
or Fons and Porter or Sewline.
*2. 1-2 refills for the pen
*3. fabric scissors
*4. rotary cutter with a fresh blade
*5. rotary mat at least 6" x 8" and
no bigger than 12" x 18"
*6. thimble if you prefer to wear
*7. a magnet or pin cushion to keep
track of your needles
8. The New Hexagon book by Katja
9. The Glorious Color brochure
10. Papers sufficient to make about
25 pieced hexagons
11. Acrylic templates to match the
papers you bring. Strongly suggest marking your templates with a
dot of nail polish so you can keep track of your own.
12. An assortment of well pressed
fabrics of your own choosing.
Liza will supply pins, threads and
needles and will have additional fabric to purchase in the classroom
The cost for the exclusive kit is
$50. It will be everything you need to make the surprise project.
Class registration will begin in January,
selection list will be e-mailed to participants, please be certain you
keep us updated if your email address changes.