Class Descriptions
  & Calendar

BEADS I: BEAD EMBROIDERY FOR QUILTERS
We will take a look at beads, their shapes, varieties of finishes, and their use on quilts to create texture and color changes in the surface. We will learn the basic stitches for applying beads, and what they do to the surface of the quilt, and how the application of beads quilts the surface. This is a process class. The student should have some prior knowledge of hand sewing and hand quilting.

Kit fee $25        6-hour class

 

BEADS II: Beaded Bezels & Borders
We will learn to create beaded bezels around cabochons (flat-backed stones, usually not faceted) to attach them to a quilt. We will look at various borders and edges and their variations. We will learn to do fringes (of beads) and the variations thereof. Most of the techniques involved require some knowledge of basic “bead embroidery for quilters.” This is a process and technique class. Students will have a sampler to serve as a road map for future projects when they finish.

Kit fee $30              6-hour class

 

BEADS III: A LOOK AT THE THIRD DIMENSION
This class deals with shapes that project out from the surface of the fabric…. shapes to put beads on. We will take a look at how to design and create those shapes, flower petals and centers, leaves, rocks, whatever. Then look at how and, just as important, when to bead them. Or maybe you just want the beads to come out from the fabric…to raise the surface texture considerably. We will look at how to create dense raised surfaces of beads. This class is for the adventuresome, those who dare to go beyond; the surface, the easy, the established borders. Familiarity with hand sewing and the “basic beading stitches for quilts” is a must.

Kit available $35            6-hour class

 
IMPROVISATIONAL BEAD EMBROIDERY
This class is distinguished from the “Bead Embroidery for Quilters” class by the fact that the beads sit on the surface of the fabric base. When working on a quilt, your beads are embedded in the surface of the face and you are concerned about what the back looks like. With regular bead embroidery, you do all the traveling on the back. The result is a mess, which is covered by a lining. In this class we will learn the basic embroidery stitches, edges and fringes. We will look at the wide variety of beads available, their finishes, uses, and application. This is a process class. The students will create a sampler as a record of each stitch and their uses.

Material fee $10             6-hour class
 
     
THE ELEGANT CABOCHON ELEMENT
Working on Ultra-Suede Lite, we will learn to create a beaded bezel around a Cabochon (a flat-backed stone, usually not faceted) and make it into an element to be used in a necklace or broach, or as an earring. We will learn to put in the inter-facing, put on the backing, pin back or jump-rings, and finish the edges. We will make a finished brooch or an element for a multi-strand necklace.

Material fee $25               6-hour class

 
CRYSTAL CHOKER
Create a sparkling crystal necklace using 6mm, 4mm, and 2mm crystals in right-angle weave and netting techniques. We will work with Nymo thread and add Soft-Touch Multi-strand Wire for reinforcement. This necklace is easy and an excellent introduction to right- angle weave, providing a base for variation. Experience with crimp beads a plus.

Kit available $45              6-hour class
 
CRYSTAL BRACELET
Create this shimmering bracelet using 6mm, 4mm, and 2mm crystals in a double row of right-angle weave; re-enforced with Soft Touch multi-strand wire. The bracelet can be made narrower or wider, and serve as a base for many variations and additions. Experience with crimp-beads a plus.

Kit available $25                 3-hour class
 
MULTI-STRAND NECKLACE
Students will learn two ways to lay out their necklace, and how to work with #6, #8, and #11 seed-beads to set off those special beads. We will review basic design elements, color, texture, use of multi-strand wire and crimp beads, balance and placement. Then we will get to the good stuff, like putting it all together, checking length and balance as we go. If you start with pre-selected basic elements and clasp, you should be able to create a beautiful necklace in class.

Kit not available                 6-hour class
 

BASIC PEYOTE STITCH

We will learn how to begin, add and subtract rows, increase and decrease within rows, how to finish, and embellish the surface. We will look at closures and ways to fasten a bracelet. This is a combination product and process class. Students will learn the basics of the Peyote Stitch by creating a bracelet.

Kit fee $25               6-hour class

 
FRINGE BRACELET
We will start with 6mm beads on a strand of Soft Touch wire. Working with Nymo D thread and needle, we will explore various fringe techniques in the process of creating a bracelet of dense fringe.

Material fee $35                 3-hour class
 
 

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Class Name

Date

Contact Information

Beads I - Bead Embroidery for Quilters September 14, 2015 Thumb Butte Quilters Guild Contact: Kay Wentworth Kwentworth8@gmail.com Hm 928-533-8400
Beads I - Bead Embroidery for Quilters October 3, 2015    10:00am-4:30pm New Pieces, Berkeley, CA Contact: Sharona Fischrup sharona2@mac.com
Lecture; My quilts, start to finish October 26, 2015     7:00 pm. Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association Contact: Sharon McElligott 1712 Whispering Willow Place, San Jose, CA 95125
Beads I - Bead Embroidery for Quilters October 27, 2015
9:30am to 4:00 pm
Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association Contact: Sharon McElligott 1712 Whispering Willow Place, San Jose, CA 95125
Beads I - Bead Embroidery for Quilters Feb18, 2016 Piece by Piece Quilters Guild, PO Box 724, Morgan Hill, CA 95037. Contact: Valerie Birt, programs@piecebypiecequilters.com
Beads I - Bead Embroidery for Quilters Mar 5, 2016 New Pieces, 766 Gilman St., Berkeley, CA 94710. Contact: Sharona Fischrup, 510-527-6779 sharona2@mac.com
Beads II - Bead Embroidery for Quilters Mar 26, 2016 New Pieces, 766 Gilman St., Berkeley, CA 94710. Contact: Sharona Fischrup, 510-527-6779 sharona2@mac.com
Beads I, Bead Embroidery for Quilters July 30, 2016   10:00 to 4:30 Nimble Thimble, 7455 Monterey St., Gilroy, Ca 95020 408-842-6501
My Recent Quilts – Lecture Aug 8, 2016 Sierra Quilt Guild, Sonora, CA Contact: Carol Scamara, 209-768-2472 cscamara@sbcgloral.net
Beads I - Bead Embroidery for Quilters Aug 9, 2016 Sierra Quilt Guild, Sonora, CA Contact: Carol Scamara, 209-768-2472 cscamara@sbcgloral.net
Lecture: My Quilts, from Inception to Completion” Aug 9, 2016   7:00P.M. Sierra Quilt Guild of Tuolumne County, 540 Greenley Rd, Sonora, Ca 95370
Contact: cscamara@sbcgloral.net (209) 768-2472
Beads I, Bead Embroidery for Quilters Aug 10, 2016   9:00 - 4:00 Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Creekside Room cont: Carol Scamara cscamara@sbcglobal.net (209) 768-2472
My Recent Quilts – Lecture Oct 6, 2016 Fallbrook Quilt Guild, PO Box 1704, Fallbrook, CA 92088. Contact: Louise Cobb, 760-728-6164 cobb@yahoo.com
Beads I - Bead Embroidery for Quilters Oct 8, 2016 Fallbrook Quilt Guild, PO Box 1704, Fallbrook, CA 92088. Contact: Louise Cobb, 760-728-6164 cobb@yahoo.com
My Recent Quilts – Lecture Jan 10, 2017 Orange Quilt Bee, 628 E. Katella Ave., Orange, CA 92867. Contact: Thayone Jones, 714-891-8655 cell- 714-206-0894 thayone@ca.rr.com
Beads I - Bead Embroidery for Quilters Jan 11, 2017 Orange Quilt Bee, 628 E. Katella Ave., Orange, CA 92867. Contact: Thayone Jones, 714-891-8655 cell- 714-206-0894 thayone@ca.rr.com

Show

Dates

Contact Information

One Man Quilt Show at La Conner Quilt Museum Jan. 11 thru March 25, 2012 P.O. Box 1270, La Conner, WA 98257
MATERIAL MEN: Innovation & the Art of Quiltmaking October 10 - December 30, 2012 La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum, 703 Second St., La Conner, WA 98257, www.laconnerquilts.com
Quilt Retrospective Jan 13 – Feb 20, 2013 Back Porch Fabrics 157 Grand Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 www.backporchfabrics.com (831) 375-4453

Past Shows

Dates

Contact Information

41st Annual Textile Exhibition March 6th - April 18th, 2009 Olive Hyde Gallery, 123 Washington Blvd. Fremont, CA
Olive Hyde Gallery Textile Exhibition
La Conner Quilt and Textile
Museum - Quilt Fest 2009
October 2, 3 & 4th, '09 703 S. 2nd St., PO Box 1270, La Conner, WA 98257
info@laconnerquilts.com   www.laconnerquilts.com
Pacific International Quilt Festival, PIQF October15, 16, 17, & 18th, 2009 Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA
Interpretations - Members'2009 Exhibition (Juried) Quilt San Diego/Quilt Visions Nov 14, 2009 to Jan 17, 2010 2825 Dewey Road, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92106
visions@quiltvisions.org
Road to California Quilt show Jan 20-23, 2011 Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, CA
Glendale Quilt Show Mar 18-20, 2011 Burbank Convention Center, Burbank, CA.
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