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Programs and Classes

Please do not wear perfume or cologne when attending classes, as a courtesy to those with allergies or sensitivities. Thank You!

  • Check back on this page often, as the information and dates may change!
  • For NON-MEMBERS, there is a $5 Limited Membership fee for Meeting Programs.  
  • For NON-MEMBERS, if there is a guest speaker, there is a $10 Limited Membership fee. 
  • There is a charge for all classes and Full Membership is required.
  • Classes are held at the Chota Quilt Room located at 145 Awohili Drive, Loudon, TN.
  • Half day classes are from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and full day classes are from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., unless noted.
  • Cancellations with full refund are accepted up to 2 weeks prior to the class date.                       If you must cancel within the 2 weeks prior to class, there are no refunds.

Questions? Contact Cathie Peterson or Shirley Kervin, Programs -  Hosting Chairpersons

Programs History

Interested in a trip down memory lane? Click on the button at left to see a comprehensive listing of prior speakers, programs and classes.

Perhaps you have a speaker to suggest -- just check the list to see if she or he has been here before. If not, let the Program Booking chairperson know!
General Meeting
Friday, April 12
with Victoria Findlay Wolfe

"Creativity and Play"

Victoria's presentation includes an exciting PowerPoint presentation on 15 Minutes of Play with loads of quilts!  She gives an inspiring talk about her process, and how to push your creativity. She will share enough to get you all creatively inspired, then send you home on the creative buzz!   Her talk covers: Play, process, Double wedding rings, and all new work -- the lecture evolves constantly.
Thursday Class
April 11, 9:30 - 4:30
Double Wedding Ring Pillow

DWR Template fee: $35
**Optional fabric kit fee.  Must take this info at sign up, ask for Blue or Red Kit $25
(includes fabrics and trim for top, 2-piece pillow back, and binding)

This class focuses on taking the fear out of making a Double wedding ring quilt!  Let Victoria's obsession with DWR's become yours!  Learn the tricks for success in her class, find out that they really are not difficult to make.  Learn your curves, build patience and confidence, and how to pin for results!  
Everything you need to know can be made by making one ring of a DWR!

Questions about this class? Contact Cathie Peterson.
Friday PM Class
April 12, 1:30 - 4:30
15 Minutes of Play

KIT FEE: $20 for fabric and acrylic template
Improvisationally explore new ways to use your SCRAPS, 15 minutes at a time! Learn techniques in playing in your scraps to make your own Sawtooth star block. Sharpen your design and piecing skills, learn about combining colors and prints in new ways, then watch your own unique block design emerge. Discover just how distinctive classic quilt blocks can be, when they are constructed with more spunk and spontaneity! Build confidence in color, quilting techniques, and design all through PLAY!        
                      Questions about this class? Contact Cathie Peterson.
General Meeting
Friday, May 10

White Elephant Sale

Questions about this event? Contact Shirley Kervin.
General Meeting
Friday, June 14
Spring Luncheon

General Meeting
Friday, July 12
with Sharon McConnell

"See Patterns with New Eyes to Make Unique Quilts"

Thursday Class
July 11, 9:30 - 4:30
Eclipse Quilt

Two favorites, stars and curves, combine to perfection in the Eclipse quilt. This dynamic design looks beautiful in any taste from traditional to modern, batiks or prints. If you love curved piecing, then Eclipse is your next must-sew. (Hint: it’s not as difficult as it looks).

No templates to print and cut! Accurately and quickly cut pieces with the Classic Curves Ruler and you’ll be sewing in no time. Pattern includes three size options (baby/throw, twin, queen) and fully illustrated, clear instructions to make the quilt and use the Classic Curves Ruler.

Questions about this class? Contact Cathie Peterson.

Friday PM Class

July 12, 1:30 - 4:30

Mermaid Quilt

See how Mermaid inspires your creativity. The blocks can be rearranged for a variety of different designs and shapes and would look great in all types fabrics. This pattern is ideal if you are new to curves or thinking about trying curved piecing…the pieces are nice and big with an easy curve and cutting is super quick with the Classic Curves Ruler.

Questions about this class? Contact Cathie Peterson.

General Meeting
Friday, August 9
with Pat Speth

"Fabulous Nickel Borders"

Turn a nice quilt into a WOW quilt by adding easy-to-piece Nickel Borders. In this lecture Pat will focus on easy to piece borders that are made from 5" squares. She'll bring many of her quilts with pieced borders and she'll walk us through her method of “auditioning” borders.

Thursday Class
August 8, 9:30 - 4:30
Half Square Triangles and Four Patches

15 Possible Quilts to Make
Featuring: Jewel Box, Northern Lights, Sunny Lanes, Mount Hood, Flying Home from Bali Bali, Beach Party, Shoo Fly, Jacob's Ladder, Path and Stiles, Idaho Beauty, Churn Dash, Heritage Trail, Market Square, Hickory Hills and Texas Two Step.

These units could be considered the cornerstones of quilting. Simple sewing and cutting techniques will turn your 5" squares into many great quilts. Once you play with these units on a design wall you may come up with a new block of your own! You will also learn how to make 2 different sizes of nine patches from 5" squares and sew a mystery block! A handout will be given and discussed on how to make your pieced border fit your quilt top. Rated: All skill levels.

Questions about this class? Contact Shirley Kervin.

Friday PM Class

August 9, 1:30 - 4:30

Flying Geese Units

4 Possible Quilts to Make
Featuring: Dutchman's Puzzle, Stars Over Mitford, King's Crown,and Delta Star.

We will construct this unit with the sew & flip method. No triangles to cut or bias to work with! Pat will show you several great borders using these units. A handout will be given for a second method for making flying geese from 5" squares. Another handout will be given and discussed on how to make your pieced border fit your quilt top.

Rated: All skill levels.

Questions about this class? Contact Shirley Kervin.
General Meeting
Friday, September 13
with Becky Goldsmith

"Practical Approach to Color"

You walk around with your eyes open - but how much do you really see? It's amazing what you can learn about color just by paying attention! Becky will share with us what she's figured out about color over the years and how you can use this knowledge in your own quilts.

Thursday Class
September 12, 9:30 - 4:30
Tile Tango

The 6-hour needleturn hand applique class focuses on the invisible applique stitch, outer points, and inner and outer curves.

All skill levels welcome.

Each 8" x 8" block holds one flower. Four 8" blocks are sewn together make the larger 16" block. You will work on one 8” block in class. The block pattern (from the book, The Quilter's Practical Guide To Color) is provided in class.

Questions about this class? Contact Shirley Kervin.

Friday PM Class
September 13, 1:30 - 4:30
Texas Tulips

Learn the basics of needleturn hand applique in a 3-hour class especially designed to teach the most common hand applique techniques.

The class focuses on the invisible stitch and outer points.

All skill levels welcome.

The pattern for the small quilt is provided in class.

Questions about this class? Contact Shirley Kervin.
General Meeting
Friday, October 11
with Colleen Wise

"Casting Shadows"

Colleen's quilts are distinctive for their illusion of depth. She loves to play with three dimensions! Objects such as leaves or planets appear to float above a two-dimensional surface. She has a virtual toolbox full of tools she uses to create that depth, and she will bring a big trunk full of quilts or slides to illustrate the results.
Thursday Class
October 10, 9:30 - 4:30
Wild Sky

Planets and satellites seem to dance and swirl against a daytime sky. Appliqué these circles by hand or machine, or fuse them if you prefer. Just be sure to add the secret touch that makes them look three-dimensional. Colleen will share her secrets for easy and perfect circles…and for that magical 3-D excitement. Blocks are set with her perspective setting to enhance the depth and dimension of this quilt.

Questions about this class? Contact Shirley Kervin.
Friday PM Class
October 11, 1:30 - 4:30
Foils and Oils

General Meeting
Friday, November 8
with Kathy McNeil

"How Quilting Makes You Smarter, Healthier, Richer, and More Fun"

With a sense of humor, real scientific studies support all the benefits to a creative quilting life. Quilting is not just fun-it's good for you! Come learn how creativity in your work affects every aspect of your life. Leave with some very good reasons why you should never feel guilty about fabric shopping. This lecture is fun and educational, with plenty of award winning techniques. When we are most playful we can find our artistic voices. 
Thursday Class
November 7, 9:30 - 4:30
Landscape Quilting

Discover the secrets that will help you realistically capture the beauty of nature. Learn to create depth and dimension in your pattern with simple tricks of fabric choices. Play with fabric paints to create those realistic hi-lights and shadows. Kathy will demonstrate a mix of appliqué techniques! Begin the journey of landscape quilting working on your pattern.

Pattern fee required for this class. (several patterns available)
Friday PM Class
November 8, 1:30 - 4:30
Art Media

This playful art sampler workshop will introduce you to the joys of using different art media to enhance your quilting projects. Practice painted appliqué on your pre-printed parrot blocks. Kathy will demonstrate, metallic Tsukineko inks, Inktense pencils, transparent water color paint crayons for shading and creating gradations, opaque paints, discharging color, and foiling. We will discuss how best to use each of these wonderful options on our art quilts.

Required kit fee $26.00
Includes pre-printed parrot block on Kona Cotton, set of 6 Inktense pencils, 2 fabric brushes, Foil, cotton sateen square for alcohol inks, and a sealed container of fabric medium.
General Meeting
Holiday Luncheon

Friday, December 13