Road to California Cruise Projects

CHERYL LYNCH  

Cheryl Lynch made her first quilt out of Marimekko fabric as an impoverished chemistry graduate student at M.I.T..  It took another 17 years for her to make a second one – and then she was hooked.  It has been over 20 years now.

 

She likes to describe herself as an artist, designer and educator.  In 1996 Cheryl began teaching quilt making and then started a Judaic quilt pattern company, OyVey! Quilt Designs, in 1999 at the request of her students.  Since then, Cheryl has had projects published in many national quilting publications, is the author of 2 quilting books and has won awards for her quilts at major quilt shows. In addition she has done several commissions for American synagogues.

 

Cheryl’s quilts are inspired by her family and her travels, whether it is a wrought iron railing in Barcelona or mosaics in Israel or brickwork in her state of Pennsylvania.  She incorporates every technique she knows or develops new techniques when designing and creating innovative and unique quilts and loves sharing her knowledge. Recently. She developed a specialty ruler called Curvalicious with lots of coordinating patterns.

 

To learn more about Cheryl, you can visit her website: www.CherylLynchQuilts.com or her blog: www.CherylLynchQuilts.blogspot.com or Curvalicious.net

WORKSHOPS WITH CHERYL    

Mini Mosaics

 

Featured in Quilting Arts, August/September, 2017, this is a fun low sew project that imitates the ancient art of mosaics, inspired by Cheryl's trip to Israel. Learn how to create a mosaic picture from small pre-cut pieces of lots of colored fabric, using a technique that Cheryl has developed.  Pick one of the 3-4 available sea-themed patterns in class that will finish to measure 9"x 12", and then can be bordered to your preference. (There will be some sewing and quilting needed to complete the project.) 

 

Kit Fee:  $17 includes fabric, stabilizer, netting, batting, backing 

Supplies needed:  tweezers, sharp small scissors, 2 pieces foam core that measure

12” x 16”, 4 thumbtacks, painters tape, ecru 50wt cotton thread or invisible thread, size 60 Microtex needle

 

 
Curvalicious Tote Bag

 

This roomy tote bag is made using Cheryl’s Curvalicious ruler.  Whether you make one for every day, or one for grocery shopping, a picnic or a baby bag, you’ll be able to use this technique to make quilts, too.  There are lots of pockets inside and you could even line it with a laminated fabric to take to the beach. Learn how to make an elastic closure and a gusset to create a roomy bag that measures  14”H x 18”W x5”D – not including the handles.

 

Required: Pattern + Curvalicious = $40

 

Optional Kit for Batik Bag: $65 – Includes all fabric, fusible web, batting alternative, elastic, decorative threads, button and embroidery needle.  You will need to bring neutral thread for piecing and matching cotton or rayon thread for machine applique

 

Supply List -  if purchasing the kit:

Rotary mat, ruler, 28mm rotary cutter

Pencil

Scissors

Large chenille needle

Sharpie marker

 

 

Supply List – if not purchasing the kit

!/3 yd Orange, pink, yellow, magenta, aqua and purple batiks

3/4yd Blue batik for outside of bag and inside pockets

1 yd Lime batik for lining and handles.

Assorted batik scraps for 2” circles

2 yds paper backed fusible web ( Do not use Steam A Seam or Heat n Bond Ultra)

Batting Alternative (24” x 36”)  e.g. Annies Soft and Stable

10” -1/8” elastic

1 – Large Button (1 ¾’- 2”)

Pencil

Scissors

Rotary mat, ruler and 28mm rotary cutter

Large chenille needle

Neutral thread for piecing

Cotton/Rayon thread for fusible applique

Decorative threads or rayon thread for stitching down circles

Sharpie Marker

 

   

Fishalicious

 

This pattern is perfect for our voyage at sea. It measures 42” x 32”.  Created using Cheryl’s tool, Curvalicious, this underwater scene is created using fusible web and blanket stitch applique. You have the option of customizing your scene. There will be lots of tips for machine applique for both beginners and more experienced quilters.

 

Required: Pattern + Curvalicious ($45)

 

Kit: $65 (must be pre-ordered)

 

Supplies needed:  Pencil, sharp scissors, small scissors, rotary cutter mat, 28mm rotary cutter and ruler, matching threads (see photo) . (I use rayon, but it’s your choice), hand embroidery needles, size 70/10 machine needles.

 

   

SUJATA SHAH

 
Sujata Shah, a graphic designer and textile artist, is originally from Mumbai, India. The mother of three grown children lives with her husband in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania. 

In 2003, She found an instant connection between the abstract utilitarian quilts of Gee's bend and Godharis from India. Her instinctive ability to work with colors and textures combined with education in graphic design has helped her develop a unique style as a designer.

She draws her inspirations from imperfections and irregularities of free-spirited folk art and crafts from around the world. As a calligraphy major, she believes that each handmade craft has a stamp of the maker. In 2014 she wrote the book, Cultural Fusion Quilts - A Melting Pot of Piecing Traditions. In which she introduced free-form blocks, an abstract interpretations of traditional quilt blocks to reflect her theory.

She has won awards for her quilts in local and national quilt shows and designed quilt patterns under the name of Rangoli Designs. Her teaching experiences include workshops inspired by the quilts of Gee's Bend, needle-turn applique based on her original designs and color and design. In the past she taught in Seattle area and Philadelphia. Her quilts have been shown at AQS in Lancaster and Padukah and the Pacific Northwest Quilt-Fest.
 
 

She teaches nationally at guilds, quilt shows and retreats. 
 
Talking about the process of finishing quilts, she says, ''I find hand stitching therapeutic and nourishing to the soul. Through my quilts I remain connected to my past, my culture and heritage. More I hand stitch, stories of my daily life get stitched into my quilts. I rarely have a plan before the start of a quilt. Designing a quilt is an evolving process. I believe as the quilt evolves, I simply become the instrument in the making of that quilt.'

 

Questions?  Email Sujata at sujatashah450@gmail.com

WORKSHOPS WITH SUJATA

 

Lattice  

This process based class is designed to focus on cutting gentle curves through multiple layers of fabrics and sew the pieces into freeform lattice blocks. Learn how is it is to create depth and dimension of a wooden hand carved window in a quilt.

Sujata will share many tips on making Free-Form blocks and offer many suggestions for color combinations and layouts during the class.   

 

BOOK REQUIREMENT:  Cultural Fusion Quilts by Sujata Shah

Yardage Requirements for the quilt top

Fabric requirements are suggesting floral prints for a traditional quilt. Choose bold and solid fabrics for modern and non traditional look.

Blocks:

⅞  yard each of 4 medium scale prints  

⅞ yard each of 2 large scale prints

⅞ yard each of 2 accent color One  

⅞ yard each of 2 light and small prints of accent color Two

Backing: 4 yards

Binding:⅝ yard

Batting Twin

Tools

Medium size cutting mat

Rotary cutter with fresh blade ( very important)

6'' x 12'' ruler with extra blade

Scissors

Rotating Mat (optional)

9 1/2'' Square ruler

Pre-Class homework

Pre-wash and iron fabrics if preferred.

Follow the cutting instructions and pre-cut squares.

 

From each 7/8 yard piece:

Cut 3 strips 9’’ X width of the fabric. Crosscut 10 squares 9’’ x 9’’

Make 25 stacks of squares each containing two dark and two light squares. With right sides up, arrange them in alternating order. Pin each stack for easier handling.

Lattice.jpg

 

 

Windmills

 

Class Description

Inspired by the windmills of Pennsylvania farms and Sujata's childhood memories of paper pinwheels, Windmills is a beginner-friendly project.

Participants will use a simple five step process to make an art quilt with free-form traditional blocks. With easy-to-follow instructions from the book Cultural Fusion Quilts, this class is designed to focus on cutting curves through multiple layers of fabrics and sewing curved seams. Individuals will construct blocks resembling an appliqued leaf using a carefree and fun technique. Participants will also explore possibilities of various layouts by changing the orientation of their blocks.

Sujata will share many tips on making Free-Form blocks and offer many suggestions for color combinations and layouts during the class. You may not stop just at just one.  

 

BOOK REQUIREMENT:  Cultural Fusion Quilts by Sujata Shah

 

Yardage Requirements for the quilt top

Blocks:

¼ yard each of 16 assorted solids

Backing:

3 ¼ yards

Binding:

1/2 yard

Batting:

Twin size

Tools

Medium size cutting mat

Rotary cutter with fresh blade

6'' x 12'' ruler with extra blade

Scissors

Rotating Mat (optional)

9'' or 12'' Square ruler

Pre-Class homework

Pre-wash and iron fabrics if preferred.

Follow the cutting instructions and pre-cut squares.

Cutting the fabrics

From each 1/4 yard:

Cut 1 strip 8’’ X width of the fabric. Crosscut 4 squares 8’’ x 8’’ for a total of 64 squares for the blocks

 

Make sixteen stacks of squares each containing four contrasting squares. With right sides up, arrange them in alternating order. Pin each stack for easier handling.

  • iss Small Quilt- 60X60 Quilt for beginners-intermediate teaching the fun of “Fussy Cutting”, “Setting Blocks on Point” and Color Placement.

 

 

Peppermint Pinwheels

 

Class description

Folk art appliqué flowers inspired peppermint Pinwheel quilt is perfect for spring or summer project. The question one might ask, if it is possible to make a pieced block with curved flower petals without any patterns or templates. The answer is, yes!

This class is designed to focus on cutting multiple curves through layers of fabrics and sew the pieces into Free Form flower blocks. It is easy and fast. Participants will follow instructions from the book Cultural Fusion Quilts and construct blocks resembling large appliqued flowers with appliqued centers.

Sujata will share many tips on making Free-Form blocks and offer many suggestions for color combinations and layouts during the class. You may not stop just at just one.  

 

BOOK REQUIREMENT:  Cultural Fusion Quilts by Sujata Shah

 

Yardage Requirements for the quilt top

Blocks:

3/8 yard each of 16 red-and-white prints for the blocks

3 1/2 yards of solid green for the background

Flower Centers:

1/4 yard each of red, green and white

Tools

Medium size cutting mat

Rotary cutter with fresh blade

6'' x 12'' ruler with extra blade

2-3 sheets of freezer paper

Scissors

Rotating Mat (optional)

9'' or 12'' Square ruler

Pre-Class homework

Pre-wash and iron fabrics if preferred.

Follow the cutting instructions and pre-cut squares.

Cutting the fabrics

From each 3/8 yard:

Cut 1 strip 11’’ X width of the fabric. Crosscut 2 squares 11’’ x 11’’

From green background:  

Cut 9 strips 11’’ X width of the fabric. Crosscut 36 squares 11’’ x 11’’

Make sixteen stacks of squares each containing two squares of the same print and two squares of background. With right sides up, arrange them in alternating order. Pin each stack for easier handling.

 

 

 

HELEN STUBBINGS

 

Helen hails from Hobart, at the very bottom of Tasmania, which is an Island state at the very bottom of Australia. Growing up on a farm near a very small country town, Helen learned to entertain herself from a young age. Learning to use her hands to achieve her ideas was a necessity. Hence, with a dressmaker and embroiderer for a Grandmother, a mother as a pianist and florist, and a father who could make anything from wood or metal, it was nearly pre-determined that she was going to be creative!

 

Her first career path saw her artistic talents emerge as a professional musician – a career path that she pursued for many years. During this time, she used the many hours spent on tour buses to perfect her skills as an embroiderer and stitcher. Moving around the country, often with her husband (also a musician), her business developed into the internationally known business of today – Hugs' n Kisses. Self-publishing over 200 patterns, four books and many products, Helen has been featured in many internationally well known craft, quilt and embroidery magazines – including American Patchwork and Quilting, Quilters Home, Australian Quilters Companion and Quiltmania to name a few. She has also developed the Colourqué® technique – as published by AQS in the bookFaux Appliqué – and a glue stick appliqué technique shown in Simply Applique which she has taught across Australia, USA and Europe. Helen has won several awards for her exhibition quilts including Best Machine Workmanship at Paducah in 2007 in collaboration with her sister – a master quilter. In 2013, their collaboration quilt Cornelian won Best of Show Tasmania, and toured the country in the Best of Australia exhibition.

 

Her latest book, Simply redwork, is packed full of gift and quilt projects using her favourite go-to color red.


Helen also began and administered the charity 
Quiltaid™ program around the world along with a Snugglybug program in her home state.

Helen’s newest passion is English paper piecing using her own branded iron on, leave in papers. She has a Craftsy class which teaches you everything you need to know to perfect this addictive method.

 

Venturing into fabric design for Red Rooster over the past 4 years completes her dream of making beautiful things from beautiful fabrics for all to enjoy.

 

Today, Helen lives with her three beautiful daughters and husband. She works from her home studio at the bottom of the world, travelling to teach and share her love of all things stitching.

 

In January 2016 Helen opened a shopfront Quarter Inch in Hobart, which includes a café and learning centre – a whole quilting community in the one place. Her perfect vision to make a difference in the world through stitching.


Visit
 
www.hugsnkisses.net to see all Hugs' n Kisses products, www.quarterinch.com.au to share in her daily happenings.

 

WORKSHOPS WITH HELEN

 

Belconnen Beauty

  

Learn the art of colored pencil appliqué on fabric – Colourque ® whilst making this simple but attractive wallhanging to feature your work. Also thrown in is the latest and easiest method of iron on hexies – English Paper pieced hexagons, which are used to complement the colored design and to give you the experience of two new methods to try in the one class.

 

You will begin both techniques in class and although every step of the technique will be demonstrated and started in class you will not expect to finish your project during class time but as its quite portable you will be able to stitch around the pool.

Pattern: includes EPP iron-on hexies, iron on transfer and pattern notes. $8.00 – will be brought to class

 

Supply List (what the student needs to bring for the class):

 

Derwent studio or Artist colour pencils: 17 pink madder lake, 18 Rose pink, 20 Crimson, 34 Sky blue, 38 Kingfisher Blue, 39 Turquoise blue  - or colours to match your chosen fabrics.

Folk Art textile medium by Plaid

Small flat paintbrush

Coloured pencil sharpener

Small hand towel

One sheet 600 grit sandpaper – hardware store

22” square white good quality homespun or similar

22” square fusible pellon, parlan or other stabilizer (not required in class)

35” square backing fabric/batting (not required in class)

6” x wof teal fabric

6” x wof pink fabric

14” x wof Light teal/white fabric

8” x wof binding fabric (not required in class)

2 ½” x wof pink fabric  - hexies

2 ½” x 18” each teal, med teal, light teal fabrics – hexies

 

Presencia Finca Perle #16 threads: 4048 Light seagreen, 1895 Medium melon, 1906 Medium garnet, 4059 Medium seagreen, 1729 Pale geranium  or threads to match your chosen pencil colours.

 

Hugs ‘n Kisses stitchery and applique needles

Sewline Glue pen or similar

Roxanne’s applique glue (optional)

Blending colour (champagne or silver) Superior bottom line bobbin applique thread (or similar) –

Sewline ceramic pencil (optional)

6-8” embroidery hoop

General sewing, quilting and Patchwork supplies

 

 

If you prefer to purchase a kit, kits available for pre-order - we will be shipping to US address before the cruise:

Kit fees: + shipping at cost

 

Colourque kit: $25.00

Includes – 6 x Derwent pencils

1 x textile medium

1 x paintbrush

1 x paintpot

1 x sandpaper sheet

 

EPP kit: $25.00

Includes 

1 x gluepen

1 x superbob

1 x pack applique needles

Small Roxanne’s gluebaste it

 

Fabric kit: $28.00

Includes all fabrics for top of project only close to or same as originals– not binding or backing fabric

 

Embroidery kit:  $20.00

Includes:

Presencia Finca Perle #16 threads x 5  

Hugs ‘n Kisses stitchery needles 

1 x embroidery hoop 

 

 

Taffy Apple

Learn how to make English Paper pieced clamshells the Hugs ‘n Kisses easy way.

We will spend the morning making our clamshells and then begin our embroidery after lunch, learngin the basics of each stitch so you can achieve perfection. You will not finish your project on the day but can continue to stitch around the pool, in your room at night and with other new cruising friends. You will make this very cute and very useable zippered pouch bag.

 

Pattern: includes EPP iron-on hexies, iron on transfer and pattern notes. $8.00 – will be brought to class.

 

Supply List (what the student needs to bring for the class):

 

Derwent studio or Artist colour pencils: 17 pink madder lake, 18 Rose pink, 20 Crimson, 34 Sky blue, 38 Kingfisher Blue, 39 Turquoise blue  - or colours to match your chosen fabrics.

Folk Art textile medium by Plaid

Small flat paintbrush

Coloured pencil sharpener

Small hand towel

One sheet 600 grit sandpaper – hardware store

22” square white good quality homespun or similar

22” square fusible pellon, parlan or other stabilizer (not required in class)

35” square backing fabric/batting (not required in class)

6” x wof teal fabric

6” x wof pink fabric

14” x wof Light teal/white fabric

8” x wof binding fabric (not required in class)

2 ½” x wof pink fabric  - hexies

2 ½” x 18” each teal, med teal, light teal fabrics – hexies

 

Presencia Finca Perle #16 threads: 4048 Light seagreen, 1895 Medium melon, 1906 Medium garnet, 4059 Medium seagreen, 1729 Pale geranium  or threads to match your chosen pencil colours.

 

Hugs ‘n Kisses stitchery and applique needles

Sewline Glue pen or similar

Roxanne’s applique glue (optional)

Blending colour (champagne or silver) Superior bottom line bobbin applique thread (or similar) –

Sewline ceramic pencil (optional)

6-8” embroidery hoop

General sewing, quilting and Patchwork supplies

 

 

If you prefer a kit, kits available for pre-order - we will be shipping to US address before the cruise:

 

Kit fees: + shipping at cost

 

Colourque kit: $25.00

Includes – 6 x Derwent pencils

1 x textile medium

1 x paintbrush

1 x paintpot

1 x sandpaper sheet

 

EPP kit: $25.00

Includes 

1 x gluepen

1 x superbob

1 x pack applique needles

Small Roxanne’s gluebaste it

 

Fabric kit: $28.00

Includes all fabrics for top of project only close to or same as originals– not binding or backing fabric

 

Embroidery kit:  $20.00

Includes:

Presencia Finca Perle #16 threads x 5  

Hugs ‘n Kisses stitchery needles 

1 x embroidery hoop 

 

 

 

Dalliance

Perfect applique the Hugs ‘n Kisses way with appliqué paper and a gluepen. Make this very useable pincushion and needlebook set learning two techniques as you go. You will possibly complete your appliqué in class and learn the intricacies of a perfect backstitch. You can complete your stitchery around the pool or in your room as the project and techniques are very portable.

 

Pattern: includes appliqué paper and iron on transfer  $9.00 – will be delivered in class

 

Requirements:

 

Seven squares coordinating fabric 9” x 9“(at least 3 must be a light fabric to use for Stitchery and applique panels)

6” square blue applique fabric

6“square pink applique fabric

10” square wool felt or felted wool

Hugs ‘n Kisses applique paper (included in pattern)

11” x 17“Fusible lightweight batting stabiliser (pellon H630)

Sewline fabric Glue pen

Hugs ’n Kisses Stitchery & Applique needles

 6-8” embroidery hoop

Presencia Finca Perle #16 threads: 3396 Med blue, 8742 Slate Grey, 1485 Medium Salmon

- or colours to match your chosen fabrics.

Applique threads to match chosen fabrics – I use Superior Bottomline bobbins

Fibre fill toy stuffing - rice (optional) (not required on cruise)

Magnetic bag clasp

 

General sewing, quilting and Patchwork supplies

 

Prefer a kit? Kits available for pre-order - we will be shipping to US address before the cruise:

 

Kit fees: + shipping at cost

 

Project  kit: $20.00

All fabric

Felt

Magnet

Threads x 3

 

Gluestick applique kit: $25.00

Includes 

1 x gluepen

1 x superbob

1 x pack applique needles

Small Roxanne’s gluebaste it

 

 

 

   
CHERRY GUIDRY

 

Cherry is a self-taught design artist who is addicted to textiles, vibrant color, and texture, a fabric designer for Benartex, with several embroidery collections for Bernina, an author with C&T, and a full line of self-published patterns, she truly believes is living the life she was meant to live! Her style is transitional-modern, colorful, and whimsical, and is known for her fun-loving and encouraging classes. While raising her two sons, she learned and taught art classes at a local craft store, but started quilting in 2004 and now she just can’t stop! She lives in Baton Rouge, LA with her husband Roger and miniature schnauzer, Emmi. Her sons have left the nest, leaving more room for quilting! She is happy to be here to share her passion for quilting.

 

WORKSHOPS WITH CHERRY  

Sewing Room: a turned-edge machine appliqué technique class

Create a pretty little wall hanging for your sewing corner while learning to make perfectly smooth edges, circles, and sharp points with a turned edge using freezer paper and starch, plus bias stems and machine appliqué with an invisible stitch. The kit includes the fabric, precut freezer paper templates, pattern, and some notions. For all skill levels.

 

Kit: $65 – Pre Order by 10/2/2017, teacher will ship kit to student.

 

Additional supplies:

Permanent fine tip Sharpie

Invisible thread

Your sewing kit (seam ripper, scissors, thimble, etc.)

Stork scissors or similar with fine tip

Mini iron—Clover’s  Mini II is recommended

Firm ironing surface

Appliqué & Pressing Tool

Metal Stiletto

1/4” Bias Tape Maker by Clover

Rotary cutter, ruler and mat (18” x 12”)

 

 

 

   

Live Simply: a fusible machine appliqué technique class

Make Cherry’s whimsical mason jar floral using her Kitchen Love fabric while learning great tips for fusible appliqué, then finish with a little hand embroidery embellishing for a whimsical touch. The kit includes the fabric, fused and cut appliqué shapes, appliqué and embroidery threads, and the pattern to make a beautiful wall project to enjoy for years to come. For the confident beginner to intermediate student.

 

Kit: $85 – Pre Order by 10/2/2017, teacher will ship kit to student.

 

Additional supplies:

Permanent fine tip Sharpie

Your sewing kit (seam ripper, scissors, thimble, etc.)

Rotary cutter, ruler and mat (18” x 12”)

Optional: Appliqué Pressing Sheet

 

 

   

Pins & Needles Pincushion: embellished wool appliqué

This fun and relaxing class is all about embellishing! We’ll start by quickly machine appliquéing the wool onto the background, and then go crazy embellishing to our hearts content with several hand embroidery stitches, buttons, and beads. Three designs to choose from that include all the fabric, hand-died wool, threads, buttons, beads, fusible, and the pattern. For the confident beginner to intermediate student.

 

Kit: $55 – *Your choice of projects.  Pre Order by 10/2/2017, teacher will ship kit to student.

 

Additional supplies:

Permanent fine tip Sharpie

Your sewing kit (seam ripper, scissors, thimble, etc.)

 

 

   

Class registration will begin in September, 2017.  A selection list will be e-mailed to participants, please be certain you keep us updated if your email address changes or we cannot reach you.

 


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