Augusta quilting career in North Carolina over 30 years ago. She was on the board of directors for the North Carolina Quilt Symposium. She moved to Richmond and eventually served as President of the Virginia Consortium of Quilters. Augusta offers a variety of workshops, many of them being snappy, scrappy classes. She gives lectures that include her collection of quilts and love for the art of quilt making. She loves to teach, travel and enjoys her stash of fabrics.Visit www.augustacolequilting.com.
Wheel of Fortune, Full Day
Thursday, 2/27/2014 - 2/27/2014, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Wheel of Fortune quilt is one of my favorites. I made this quilt years ago and entered it in a Richmond Quilt Guild show. The quilt was sold during the show and that is my very favorite quilt story! I will share my story with you in class. You will love making this quilt. You may choose to use a very controlled palette or my version which is “Variety is the Spice of Life.” All levels.
Materials List: Fabric selection: This quilt needs contrast. I used a light background, mediums and darks for the “color” part of the block. As you look at the photo, there is a secondary design that forms an eight-pointed star. If you would like to use different background fabric here, please do. By using the second background in the center of the eight-pointed star, you may see the star “pop” better. I would also suggest that your second background be a light, just a shade or two different from your background fabric around the wheel. Hope this helps. Pre-Cutting and Supplies: This class is “block” focused, meaning you can make as many blocks as you would like to get the quilt the size you want it to be. The quilt center is 4 blocks x 5 blocks which measures 48” x 60” and is a good lap size if borders are added. Each block squares to 12” finished. The block is built by making 4 units. These units take an A and B segment, which are different. Since this is a one-day class, bring enough to sew with, you can continue to add more later. The objective is to use what you have in your stash to make this beautiful quilt! Fabrics: Background (light)-bring 4-1/2” strips to use WITH the wheels and 2” strips to use for the center of the stars. If you are using a different fabric for the center of the stars bring that in the 2” strips only, but remember to bring strips to use WITH the wheel as well. Medium and dark fabrics to make the Wheels and star points - remember contrast; bring 4-1/2” strips and 2” strips from your stash. It takes 8 wheels to make one block and it takes 8 star strips to make one block. I like “variety” for these. Borders, backing and binding fabrics can be decided on after you learn the technique. Supplies: Regular sewing supplies. Mat and cutter with a new blade. We will be cutting thru multiple layers at once. A Creative Grid 6-1/2” ruler comes in handy when you “true up” each unit and a 12-1/2” square ruler when you “true up” each block. Iron & pressing surface. 5 medium ziplock bags. Wheel of Fortune pattern for $8 available in class. Come jump on the Wheel and have fun! Sewing machine and accessories provided by JANOME/SEW E-Z.
VA010 ***CLOSED*** $65.00
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Cherokee Whispers, Full Day
Friday, 2/28/2014 - 2/28/2014, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cherokee Whispers is a great quilt that helps you use your stash. It involves making one block, repeating that block and arranging them in a pleasing design. The block is made up of a large half square triangle and 5 small half square triangles. I hope you love making half square triangles! You may choose to use all one background or a variety of different background fabric. The block finishes as a 6 inch square. Look at your stash and throw in some “oldies” as well as your favorite colors. If you would like you may work with one color family including lights to darks, or remember red, white and blue always work. All levels.
Materials List: Finished quilt finishes approximately 48” X 48”. Finished block size 6”. Block layout 36 blocks – 6 across and 6 down. There are many different ways of making half-square triangles. I will be showing the “sheeting” triangle method as well as the Omnigrid #96 ruler method. Fabrics: Lights/background: 1-1/2 yards or 10 to 12 fat quarters or lots of scraps. Darks/mediums: “Variety” if you are doing scrappy. Use medium/darks prints, plaids, strips, etc. Start with 10 to 12 or more fat quarters or lots of stash. You can add more of the lights or darks as your quilt grows. First border: (60) 2-1/2” light squares plus a few half square triangles which you will make as you make your blocks. Second border: Measure your quilt top through the center in both directions (length & width). Using the lengthwise grain of inner border cut 6 strips x quilt length and 6 strips x quilt width. 1” strips to finish 1/2” black fabric. 1-1/2” strips to finish 1” background fabric. You can do this once the quilt top is complete. Third border: More fun small half-square triangles. Pre-Cutting: A variety of medium/dark 4-1/2” strips AND 2-1/2” strips, can be as small as 11”, or you may use fat quarters and I would suggest 10 or 12 different mediums and darks. A variety of lights for the background or one constant background in the 4-1/2” and 2-1/2” strips. Sheeting Triangles: If you would like to try the “sheeting” method then bring several groups of light and med/dark fabric cut 7” x 9”, put them right sides together and press. This technique allows you to mark and piece half-square triangles before cutting. All the necessities: Basic sewing supplies. Rotary cutter & small mat. Iron & pressing mat. Regular 6” x 12” ruler. Omnigrid #96 ruler – available in class for $15. Eleanor Burns Triangle Square up ruler – available in class for $12. Sewing machine and accessories provided by JANOME/SEW E-Z.
VA011 ***CLOSED*** $65.00
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A Cutting Bee, Full Day
Saturday, 3/1/2014 - 3/1/2014, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
A Cutting Bee is so much fun and has been getting rave reviews! You will use 1/2 yard cuts of fabric, cut strips, share with others, and begin a new scrap quilt all in one class. You will have many, many possibilities from this “sharing session.” Make new friends and a new quilt to cherish forever from this “group” project. No two quilts will be the same. All levels.
Materials List: Book: Cutting Bee Quilts, Fons and Porter Leisure Arts (this book is currently out of print and not necessary for the class). Fabrics: (20) 1/2 yard cuts of fabric: 10 lights and 10 darks – washed & pressed. **Please use quilt shop quality fabrics.** From each 1/2 yard of fabric you need to cut 2 strips 4-1/2” wide and 3 strips 2-1/2” wide. Make sure you cut straight strips from selvage to selvage. Try to use lights and darks! Mediums will not work as well as lights and darks! Bring these cut strips to the workshop. We will put them on tables and you will pick up fabrics of your choice! They can be yours or others. So please be kind and bring “quality” fabrics. You may bring from your stash or new - just remember, “you get as good as you give!” Supplies: Rotary cutter and mat, regular rulers. Regular sewing supplies, pressing mat and iron, Ott-lite (optional), marking pencil, basket to carry your new stash home. I will have the Eleanor Burns 6-1/2” triangle square-up rulers available for $12 in class and the #96 Omingrid triangle ruler for $15 which are a huge help with making and squaring half square triangles. Sewing machine and accessories provided by JANOME/SEW E-Z.
VA012 ***CLOSED*** $65.00
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One From Many
Wednesday, 2/26/2014 - 2/26/2014, 6:00 PM
One Quilt from Many Fabrics - giving your quilt personality with a variety of fabrics! Do you like to draw from a full palette when designing a quilt? Then be sure to join Augusta as she shares her love of quilts made from many fabrics. You will discover her secrets for using a variety of patterns, colors and textures to craft her quilts. And, variety is indeed the spice of life! With entertaining facts to share and lively quilts to show you, this will be a fun and exciting start to this year’s festival that you won’t want to miss. Come join in the excitement of your love of quilting! If you would like to bring a quilt – one “made from many” - to share with the group please do so. Many quilts, many fabrics, many ideas make for One great session. Hope to see you there! After this lighthearted presentation we will all be ready to join the Preview Night of the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival.
VA LEC 101 $20.00