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Do you have a favorite photo of your pet you want to turn into a work of art? Award-winning quilter Barbara Yates Beasley can teach you a low-tech pattern design technique that, when combined with raw-edged appliqué, can turn any photograph into a fun and eye-catching quilt. This one-day class will have you well on the way to creating your own work of art that you can then finish and quilt at home.
If pets are not your area of interest bring a photo of a flower or other object. Think Georgia O’Keeffe size flower.
• Pre-washed lightweight muslin, enough to use as a base
• Assorted fabric scraps. Bring more tha n you think you need and in a variety of colors. Nothing over a fat quarter in size.
• Lite Steam-a-Seam 2 fusible.
• Your photo enlarged to the finished size of your quilt. No less than 11” x 17”. But no larger than 19” x 24”. Your subject should fill most of the photo.
• Black Extra Fine Sharpie
• Pigma Micron 05 pen, brown or light color
• Sharp embroidery scissors, paper and/or fabric scissors
• Design board or foam core to use as a design board.
You will not need your sewing machine for this class. All quilting and finishing you will do at home.
Before the first class, pick a favorite photo of your animal. It should be clear and sharp with a good value range. The animal should fill the frame. If the eyes are an important part of the photo be sure you can actually see them. Keep it simple.
Have this enlarged to the size you would like to work with, but no more than 19” x 24”. The enlargement can be B&W or color. Just be sure you don’t loose detail in the B&W.
Enlargements can be done at Kinko’s, Staples, Office Max, that type of store. Often you will have better luck getting a clear print if you bring a hi-res file to the store on a thumb drive. Be sure to bring a color copy, any size.
Note: Because this is a full day class, there will be a break for lunch. You may bring your own lunch or we will place an order from the Lyons Dairy Bar (they have great sandwiches!). Please bring cash if you would like us to order for you.
Class Policy - Please Read!
You are not officially enrolled in a class until you pay in full. You may call and pay by credit card. For a full refund you must cancel your spot in a class 72 hours in advance of the first class session. If you cancel within the 72 hours, you will only be refunded with store credit if we are able to refill your spot. If you are unable to pick up a physical copy of the supply list, please download it off of our website www.lyonsquilting.com under classes and click on the class you are taking. Supply list is under the description. Register by phone or in person; no emails please!