Smart Piecing 101 with Kaye England

December 11-13, 2018

Picture: Smart Piecing 101 with Kaye England

Join Kaye England at the BERNINA Creative Center in this class focusing on design elements, utilizing precision cutting with Good Measure Rulers and precision piecing.

Dates: December 11–13th, 2018
Fee: $449

Kaye will show you a wide variety of techniques and tips that allow you to ‘read’ traditional quilt patterns but translate them to an easier piecing method. It is recommended to bring fabrics to ‘play’ with, but Kaye will give you ideas to use the sample blocks in a project. While the class will have specific goals and sessions, there will be time for Kaye to assist you in quilt planinng and, of course, any questions regarding patchwork. While a specific quilt pattern is not required, patterns will be provided.

The class is broken down into the following sessions:
  • Session 1: Overview of block break down, ruler calculations vs traditional calculations, thread, needles and product for successful patchwork
  • Session 2: Basic Tool tutorial – half square and quarter square triangles, spikey blocks and more
  • Session 3: Degreed work - play with 5 degree rulers for fabulous blocks
  • Session 4: Building your own notebook of block elements for zillions of design choices
  • Session 5: Setting options, borders and more
Schedule of Events
  • Class begins at 8:30 AM each day
  • Lunch is from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM each day
  • Class ends at 4:00 PM each day
Location: BERNINA Creative Center, 3682 Prairie Lake Ct., Aurora, IL 60504
Registration Fee: $449.00
  • Instructional materials
  • BERNINA Creative Center Swag Bag
  • BERNINA Store shopping opportunities
  • Lunch served each day
  • Dinner after first day at Aspen Lane Wine Company
 Supply List
  • 10-12 fat quarters of medium and/or dark farbics (more fabric is always welcome!)
  • One pack of 2-1/2“ pre-cut strips (that coordinate with your fabric), any number will work
  • 1-1/2 yard of a background that coordinates with your fabric
  • If you have an assortment of fabric you want to use in a quilt, bring it for planning purposes
  • If you have specific special rulers you use regularly bring them along
  • Your preferred rotary cutting equipment you like to have on hand
  • Your preferred sewing notions (scissors, seam ripper, etc.)
  • 3 ring notebook with 12 sheet protectors
  • Notebook/pencil
  • Camera (or phone, of course!)