Classes & Lectures

Dragonfly Sky

Dragonfly Sky

©2011 Dragonfly Sky Ellen Anne Eddy

A 12" square project with most the design decisions made for you gives you the time and space to focus on learning technique and finishing what you’ve started. Make a great bobbin work dragonfly in this quick and easy class.

Skill Level: Beginning to intermediate. Skill Set: Soft Edge applique, bobbin work applique, Angelina fiber, couching 1 Session, 6 hours

A. Stabilize quilt surface
B. Draw and cutaway leaf shape on felt
C. Stitch Leaf
D. Back brocade with Steam a Seam 2 and cut Shapes
E. Place and iron shapes on felt
F. Stitch pieces to quilt with hard edge free motion appliqué
G. Stipple quilt with sliver

Materials for12"x 12" Wall Hanging
½ yard fabric for top (hand-dye available)
 14” x 14” piece of Hydrostick (preferred)
Scraps oriental brocade, sheers and hand dyes
40 weight Decorative threads polyesters and/or rayons
#8 weight bobbin threads(#5-8 pearl cotton, Candlelight, Razzle Dazzle, or Glamour
Sliver threads to stipple
Steam a Seam 2
1 12” Squares of poly or wool felt

Tools:
Zigzag sewing machine with darning foot
#90 topstitching needles
Extra Bobbins (at least 6)
Bobbin case adjusted for thick threads for Bernina, Viking machines
( Most drop in bobbin cases can be bypassed. I will adjust cases in class. If you need help or info on this, call me)
Pelican(appliqué ) scissors
Halo hoop

Kit available: All stabilizers and Dragonfly Sky Workbook $19. All stabilizers, ½ yard of hand-dye (your choice) and workbook $29 

I know that threads, stabilizers and fabrics can be hard to find. I’ll bring all of those for you with class. All prices subject to change without notice.

Student Class Information. Please read this before class.


I know many of the things I use for creating my quilts are hard to find. I won’t do kits for most classes because kits limit what I can bring you and limit your choices for your work. Instead I bring all kinds of resources into class for you so you can have what you need in class, without having to purchase something you don’t want.

Please bring anything you want to experiment with to class if you have them. But don’t worry about finding things that you don’t know where to get. Kit’s for fabric and stabilizer are available. But I leave thread choices up to you. I’ll bring in the right stabilizers, fusibles, hand-dyed fabrics, the best threads, and tools I trust. They’re there for you to choose so you can pick exactly what you need and want in class. You can make a tab and settle up at the end of your class time.

A big part of enjoying a class is being able to participate and experiment.  If your machine isn’t working right, it makes that harder. I will make every effort to help you if your machine is in trouble, but there are things you should do to help avoid problems.

Please bring a machine you are familiar with!  If you are borrowing a machine, make sure you know how to thread the machine, wind a bobbin, and change the feet. Bring your manual if you can, and all your attachments. In general, sewing machines are like cars. They need regular maintenance. Before any machine class, please take your machine out, check that it has the correct feet, and that it's working properly. If it hasn't been tuned up in the last two years, please have that done. Your good experience in any machine quilting class depends on your machine being in its best condition.

You probably know what you need to make your sewing day more comfortable.  If you are more comfortable with a special light, chair or a pillow, bring it.  Also if you have an extending table for your machine, that can be a great help.

As a personal favor, please don’t wear perfumes or anything with strong scents. Or clothes that have perfume on them. I’m quite allergic to them. Other people may be too.

If you have questions or problems with your machine, or anything you are having trouble finding, feel free to call me and discuss it before class. I may be able to bring just the right gadget or book to make things work better for you.

Ellen Anne Eddy, 125 Franklin, Porter, IN 46304 219-9210885E-mail at ellenanneeddy@gmail..com Web site at www.ellenanneeddy.com Office Manager at Threadmagik@gmail.com  405-735-3703
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December 17, 2017
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