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Beginner to Intermediate Quilting Class, Shoo-Fly – Arvada 03/09/19

March 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

| $90

This 3-part class is a perfect class to learn how to hone in your skills with piecing and learning some great tips along the way.  Jo will be by your side and instructing you thru every step.

Named after a wild plant with domed flowers called Clover Broom or Shoo-Fly, this 9-patch block originated around 1850 and became popular in the late 1800s.  Reflecting farm life, an alternate name for the pattern is Hole in the Barn Door.  Its arrangement of triangles and rectangles around a center square resembles a hole through which flies could enter the home.

Made of half square triangles at the four corners of the block instead of squares, the Shoo-Fly block is a simple quilt block that was often used to teach the basics of quilt design and construction.

Because of its simplicity and opportunities for creativity and color play, the Shoo-Fly block is a popular block with Amish quilters.

You will be creating a lap sized quilt.  Fabrics are all included in the cost.  Stop in and choose your favorites.

This is a 3-part class.  

Saturday, March 9 AND Saturday, March 16 AND Saturday, March 23

10 am – 1:30 pm

Required Materials

Sewing machine in good working order

Rotary cutter

Cutting mat

Marking pencil

Small iron

1/4 quilting foot

Glass head silk straight pins

Cotton thread



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March 9, 2019
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Jo Pickett


Rocky Mountain Sewing & Vacuum Arvada
7330 W 88th Ave Unit J
Arvada, CO
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