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Spring Flower Collage



Do you want to try collage or adapt a Laura Heine pattern to reflect your own unique style?  Do you have a stash of florals waiting to create a collage?  Then, come join this fun class using the colors of spring to create your own unique collage.  This class will teach you the Laura Heine techniques of blending colors, selecting fabrics, and the underlay methods. We will also cover preferred tools, needles, ironing and finishing techniques.  I will demonstrate easy ways to grid your quilt.  You will have this up on the wall to welcome spring. Bring a friend and enjoy a fun day sharing fabric, ideas, and creativity. See below for suggested patterns.

Every student must have their own pattern.  I am a certified Laura Heine instructor and I am required to honor all copyright law.  Plus, it’s the right thing to do. Also, choose early to make sure your pattern is in stock.  Students get a 10% discount on all class materials so please choose one early and check the store.  Please note that at this time, all stores need more time to get a pattern in due to slowed transportation.

Suggestions for patterns that work well for floral class:  Spool of Flowers, Always and Always, Pheasant, Emerson Puppy, Purrfect Cat, Hip Hop, Sew Happy (due out at end of Nov 2021), Teeny Tiny pattern #3 OR  #5. This is your quilt so you make the choice, but please read the size of each quilt. Some are bigger than they look.  I want every student to experience success and confidence to enjoy making their own unique collage. I will ask for your choice of pattern prior to class so I can be best prepared to help you.

PRE CLASS HOMEWORK:  READ THROUGH YOUR PATTERN. ***

REQUIRED Supplies--- Check the back of the pattern you choose. Each one differs slightly. 

Fabrics: Background fabrics:  variety of lights and mediums (approximately 6” x 10”)

Fabrics for the “Cuttables” (e.g., flowers) bring a variety of scraps or small pieces (8” x 10” or smaller) of floral fabrics (various sizes).  Also have a few other designs such as birds, animals, leaves, feathers, that fit with your pattern choice. For example, my cat has a bird fabric hidden in the design. Try to have a variety of sizes including larger and smaller prints. Also, depending on your pattern choice, you will need some small pieces of tone on tone or low contrast prints to use in collage blending.  

Binding and Backing fabrics—check your pattern.

REQUIRED Notions:

Pattern Ease for foundation.  See pattern for size

Steam a Seam 2 fusible:  Note for these quilts, the pattern recommends Steam a Seam 2 not the Lite Steam a Seam2 version. 

Fabric glue. I like the Fabric Fusion. Important that the glue can withstand heat and dry clear. Sold at SMF.

Transparent Applique Pressing Sheet (medium or large). REQUIRED. Check your pattern to see if size is indicated. Some require a specific size due to technique of the Teeny Tiny quilts.  Must be able to see through. You will find it is very handy on many applique quilts. SMF carries several sizes and styles.

Patterns differ so check to see if your pattern calls for a BLACK Sharpie pen (must be a ‘no-bleed’ permanent pen). Medium or Fine– OR--- a #2 dark  pencil. 

OPTIONAL BUT RECOMMENDED NOTIONS

Karen K Buckley medium scissors (ridged blades make cutting easier) or similar scissors.  I also like the small red curved Karen Buckley scissors for cutting curved pieces.

 

Instructor:  Kelly Zellars. For any questions about the class or supplies, please contact Kelly at Kelly.Zellars1@gmail.com (please put Collage question in subject line).  All questions welcome.

*** I will contact registered students one week prior to class to talk about optional additional pre class work.   When you register for class, please make sure the store has your current contact info in case I need to reach you. Thank you.


Instructor: Kelly Zellars
Instructor Bio: Certified Laura Heine Instructor
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