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Free Pattern Demos
Saturday 10:30 and 2:00
by Gail Abeloe

* Free Quilt Pattern
* Demo how to sew the pattern
* Door Prize at both sessions
* Show and Tell

No need to sign up. Just show up and enjoy the fun.

When you attend four Demos and bring back three projects made with Back Porch fabrics, you will earn a gift certificate for a free class!

 January - February - March
April - May  2017 Classes

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To sign-up for a class call (831-375-4453) or visit the store

All My Heart

All My Heart

Join Elizabeth Olney and try relaxed sewing. Learn to use your sewing machine to applique, quilt and bind. Keiko Goke’s book that has been translated into English inspired this class project. Treat yourself to a fun day playing with your sewing machine.

One 5 hour class $35
(must have own book)

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

January 28

Quilt as You Go Made Modern

Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern

Learn the easy way to piece and quilt as-you-go! This is the book that Gail Abeloe demonstrated during Shop Hop. Learn how Gail made this method even easier. Quilting is faster than ever.

One 5 hour class $35
(must have own book)

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

January 29

Beginning Quilt Making

Beginning Quilt Making

Learn beginning quilt making skills as you make a small project. Gail Abeloe will teach you fast rotary cutting and easy piecing techniques on Saturday. Then return on Sunday to machine quilt and bind your project.

Two 5 hour classes $60
(includes pattern)

Sat & Sun
10:00 – 3:30

February 4 & 5

Table Runner with Twist

Table Runner with a Twist

Learn the easy way to cut and sew Around the Twist style blocks. Sharon Winter will show you the fast way to make this table runner. This is easier than it looks.

One 5 hour class $45
(includes pattern)

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

February 11

Quilt as you Go Made Modern

Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern

Learn the easy way to piece and quilt as-you-go! This is the book that Gail Abeloe demonstrated during Shop Hop. Learn how Gail made this method even easier. Quilting is faster than ever.

One 5 hour class $35
(must have own book)

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

February 12

Fun and Done

Join Gail Abeloe and get your projects from the Saturday Demos or Back Porch Fabric’s classes finished! Enjoy the company of other quilters as you accomplish your goals. Done is better than perfect!

One 5 hour class $15

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

February 19

Magic Inch

Magic Inch Quilt

Use the Magic Inch technique to create this clever quilt. Barbara Auer will reveal the secrets developed by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr for cutting and sewing with 1" strips. Simple sewing for a WOW effect.

One 5 hour class $35
(must have own book)

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

February 25

Chicken Collage

Chicken Collage

Chicken/Bird Collage

Learn a new way to cut and sew with abandon in this fun class with Elizabeth Olney. Collage your background and then add birds or chickens and lots of stitching. Treat yourself to a Play-Day with fabric.

One 5 hour class $35
(must have own book)

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

March 11

ApronsApron

Apron

Another reversible apron with personality. Janet Taillon with teach you how to make this quick and easy design. Only two different fabrics and no ties. A great apron for cooking, crafting or sewing.

One 5 hour class $45
(includes pattern)

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

March 12

Best Bag

Best Bag

You can never have too many bags. Diane Costa Gabler will share the easy way to construct your own Best Bag. This roomy shoulder bag is a great way to feature your favorite fabrics.

One 5 hour class $45
(includes pattern)

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

March 25

One Block Wonder

One-Block Wonder

One great fabric + one block = one stunning quilt. Sharon Winter will show you how to cut and sew half-hexagon blocks and then design a stunning quilt. Easy cutting and sewing, no set-in seams.

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

March 26

Quilt as you Go Made Modern

Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern

Learn the easy way to piece and quilt as-you-go! This is the book that Gail Abeloe demonstrated during Shop Hop. Learn how Gail made this method even easier. Quilting is faster than ever.

One 5 hour class $35
(must have own book)

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

April 1

Fun and Done

Join Gail Abeloe and get your projects from the Saturday Demos or Back Porch Fabric’s classes finished! Enjoy the company of other quilters as you accomplish your goals. Done is better than perfect!

One 5 hour class $15

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

April 2

Plaemats 2

Placemats

Take four Fat Quarters and create a fabulous set of placemats. Barbara Auer will show you the easy way to cut and sew these clever placemats. Great for gift giving or keep them for yourself.

One 5 hour class $45
(includes pattern)

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

May 6

Liberated

Liberated Log Cabin

Learn Gwen Marston’s Liberated way to sew a Log Cabin quilt. Gather up lots of solid or print fabrics and join Gail Abeloe for a fun sewing day. Enjoy a new way of working as you are inspired by Gwen’s quilts on display in our classroom/Quilt Gallery.

One 5 hour class $35
(must have own book)

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

May 7

Houses

Houses, Hotels & Humble Huts

Learn Rayna Gilman’s way to create one-of-kind houses with free-form cutting and piecing. Elizabeth Olney will help you discover the spontaneous way to make original units and design as you go!

One 5 hour class $35
(must have own book)

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

May 13

Potato Chip Bag

Potato Chip Bag

This great bag with lots of inside pockets is made from only three Fat Quarters. Diane Costa Gabler will guide you through the construction to make your own Potato Chip Bag. Make one for yourself and lots more for gifts. “You can’t make just one!”

One 5 hour class $45
 (includes pattern)

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

May 20

Pot Holders

Pot Holders

These pot holders are so cute that you may want to hang them up instead of hiding them in a drawer. Janet Taillon will teach you how to make two pot holders, a house and a row of flowers. Enjoy some stitching fun!

One 5 hour class $35
(must have own book)

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

May 21

Rotary Cutting Revolution

Rotary Cutting Revolution

Learn Anita Grossman Solomon’s clever way to stack, cut and sew perfect blocks. Sharon Winter will teach you these great techniques to save time without wasting fabric. Make an Old Italian Block quilt as your class project.

One 5 hour class $35
(must have own book)

Saturday
10:30 – 4:00

May 27

 

Fun and Done

Join Gail Abeloe and get your projects from the Saturday Demos or Back Porch Fabric’s classes finished! Enjoy the company of other quilters as you accomplish your goals. Done is better than perfect!

One 5 hour class $15

Sunday
10:00 – 3:30

May 28