Classes / Tucker University

 

If a class requires a sewing machine for your attendance, it is assumed that your machine is in good working order and you know how to thread and operate it.  It is suggested that if you have not used your machine in awhile, you should have it serviced at a sewing machine store (we can recommend one!) 
Our teachers cannot use valuable class time to try to repair
and figure out how to operate it.
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We are so excited to be able to bring to New Orleans one of our Australian friends, 
Quiltmania Author, Pattern and Fabric Designer, 
Karen  Styles
“Somerset Designs”
She will be teaching two classes for us 
Friday, November 16 
and 
 
Saturday, November 17 
(the weekend before Thanksgiving)
Her focus in these classes with be Hand Piecing, English Paper Piecing by Hand and Hand Appliqué.
Just, who is Karen? 
 Marcus Brother’s Fabrics Explains…..

Karen Styles’ first fabric collection with Marcus Fabrics, VICTORIA PARK, is the culmination of her love affair with patchwork quilts that began around 1994, when she accompanied her mother to a patchwork class at a local shop. Having tried her hand at various crafts including knitting, dressmaking and cross-stitch over the years, Karen very quickly found her calling with patchwork. Those first classes led her to making her own quilts, some of which were prize-winning works. Soon, Karen began to teach techniques and projects at that same local store, buying the retail business some eight years later with her husband, Paul.

Since 2004, Karen has successfully re-shaped her business, specializing in 1800s reproduction fabrics, designing her own collection of traditional-style quilts, and reproducing antique quilts – most notably, her “Mrs. Billings’ Coverlet”, which she has done under license from the Quilters Guild of the British Isles. Today, Karen’s quilt designs, sold under her “Somerset Designs” label, are sold throughout Australia as well as Europe, the US and even South Africa. Many of her designs feature the use of acrylic plastic templates, either as optional companion sets or in some, as integral components of the pattern to help create technically correct and accurately pieced quilts.
Having exhibited her work in various quilting magazines and at quilt shows around Australia, Karen has acquired a loyal and devoted following. This has encouraged Karen in her recent decision to travel to the US to show her patterns at both Spring and Fall Markets over the past 3 years. Through her evolution from student, to teacher, business owner and quilt designer, the prospect of designing her own fabrics always seemed a far-off ambition, until now…
Karen’s use of color in her quilts has been lauded as beautifully artistic and even refreshing. Her increasing love for antique English quilts and a connection to her English heritage has also led to her appreciation for a lighter color palette, reminiscent of the florals and stripes of wallpapers and soft furnishings preferred in English homes of days gone by. It is these distinctive influences quilters will enjoy in Karen’s debut collection for Marcus Fabric
Friday, November 16
“Oakehampton”
Focusing on Center Medallion and clamshell border
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Saturday, November 17
“Star-A-Day”
(Pattern comes with Templates)
 or
“Circle of Sisters”
(Pattern comes with templates)
Either day, the class is $75 per person
9am – 3 pm
Class participants are limited, so sign up now. 
Patterns are required.
Templates and Papers will be available.
Class payment will be due upon sign up. Class refunds are Non-Refundable.
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Trunk Show & Talk with Karen
Friday, November 16
6:30 – 8
$20 per person if you are not taking a class.
Class participants may attend at no charge.
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A series of classes for the Studio 180-Design Tools and Techniques by Deb Tucker
 
A great opportunity for you to hone your quilting skills!
When you take the Tucker U classes you will learn new techniques without making a whole quilt top.
You will learn to apply your new skills to other patterns that may require you to make those miserable flying geese, HST, square-in-a-square & more.
You will be able to “Tuckerize” all kinds of patterns and make your life sooo much easier!

You don’t have to attend all of them but you just might miss something!

 

This program is intended to offer you an exciting opportunity to build your skills and accuracy. In each Tucker University class, a new Studio 180 Design tool is taught each month.

We only make 4” units so each month you can combine and create new blocks. 

(Use the same collection of fabric and you will have a coordinated sampler when you’re finished when you participate in all the classes)

The creativity is contagious!

 

Studio 180 Tools offer:

  • Each tool offers multiple sizes (one tool, many possibilities)
  • Blocks finish slightly oversized so you can easily trim each one to the perfect project size.
  • There are both left and right hand instructions.
  • There are laminated technique sheets for each tool that give you additional technique options.
  • There are videos online for additional help for every tool and technique.
 
 
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Did You Miss One of these Great Technique Classes???????
 
 
Makeup classes for Tucker University 
 
 
Tucker Trimmer 
Thursday, September 6
5:30pm
 
 
Wing Clipper
Friday, September 7
5:30pm
 
Corner Beam
Thursday, September 13
5:30pm
 
Square 2
Saturday, September 29
9:00am
 
Option 1
(Tool Kit $39-Tucker Trimmer), (Tool Kit $35.50ea-Wing Clipper, Corner Beam, Square 2)
With the purchase of the tool kit, class fee waived
Option 2
You already have the Raid Fire Lemoyne Star Tool?
No Problem
Class Fee $15
plus purchase of Techique Sheet & Design Sheet
 
(If you miss a class don’t worry.
We will be repeating them later on in the year
so keep watching for the posts!)

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No discounts on Tucker merchandise.
Regular class discounts apply to other supplies used for classes.
 
These classes will be a great opportunity for you to to improve your quilting skills!!!
Sign up soon for space will be limited
 
 

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Jelly Roll Rug Class

Tuesday, September 11

10am – 3:30pm

Instructor: Linda Kay Butz

Fee: $35 plus supplies

 

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Oak Ridge Star Class

Pattern By Studio 1480 (Deb Tucker)

 

 

Use your Tucker Trimmer to make this spectacular quilt!

 

If you have taken the Tucker University Tucker Trimmer Class, Class Fee is only $25

 

Saturday, September 8

10:30am – 3pm

(Bring a lunch)

Instructor: Fran Rush

Fee: $30

 

Call us if you would like us to kit this up! 

Fabrics for this Class is discounted 10%

 

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Register for classes as soon as possible to insure your place and to

fulfill enrollment requirement.
In order to receive a full class fee refund, we require a 24 hour cancellation
notification if you are unable to attend class.
In classes with multiple sessions, makeup classes are the responsibility of the student. 
Makeup classes must be mutually agreed upon between student and instructor.
We reserve the right to cancel a class if we do not have a minimum enrollment.
If we cancel a class, you will receive a full refund.
 

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