Janna Thomas
Loveland, Colorado

Janna is the author of three books and the co-owner of Bloc Loc Rulers and Courtship Quilts Publishing. Janna loves teaching non-traditional techniques that enhance the quilt maker’s tool box of skills combined with the incredible speed and accuracy of Bloc Loc Rulers. Be sure to stop by her booth at the show, Bloc Loc Rulers.

Star Fusion, Half Day
Saturday, 9/20/2014 - 9/20/2014, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Get your stars to glow by combining several seemingly unrelated techniques and the half-rectangle ruler set from Bloc Loc. You’ll learn how to mix the techniques into a gorgeous, exploding star that can be personalized in many ways while adding to your quilter’s toolbox of tricks. Ruler set is available from the vendor booth prior to class at a 25% discount for students. Advanced level. Materials List: Please visit www.blocloc.com under classes tab for instructions to pre-cut an itemized list of fabrics for the star and string sets to cut and sew prior to class. The multi-sized pattern, class handout and kit is free with attendance. You’ll need to bring a sewing machine in good working order with a 1/4” foot and an open toe foot, rotary cutter, small mat and scissors, small ruler such as a 6” x 12”, mechanical pencil or Frixion pen, thread in a neutral color, and travel iron if possible. Itemized fabric list (from the website:, www.blocloc.com): Background fabric: (4) 4 1/2” x 4 1/2” squares and (4) 3” x 6” rectangles. Star center: (1) 4 1/2” x 4 1/2” square. Outer triangles: (4) 3 1/2” x 3 1/2” squares. Back of star (string sets): 5-10 colors (this is that “more is more” situation) all different widths ranging from 7/8” to 2” wide x width of fabric. All strings should be approximately the same length. Front of star: (8) 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” squares (this is where you use your brightest, most intense, wonderful fabric of them all). It’s a good idea to label the pre-cut pieces (except for string sets which are sewn) and if you can bring a little extra of your chosen fabric that may be helpful to you in class. Please remember that all students can use their 25% discount in the vendor booth for any Block Loc product - yea! Sewing machine required.
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*Quilts pictured above:
top row: "California Chardonnay" by Jan Rashid, "Gathering Baskets" by Margret Strauchman, "Life Goes On" by Irene MacWilliam
bottom row: "Technique Rebellion II Redux" by Melody Johnson, "Cape Primrose" by Barbra Barrick McKie, "Breadfruit in Blue Hawaii" by Connie Ayers