Teachers & Classes

Arrow Rock Quilt Camp

April 29 ~ May 3, 2019

Offering Classes for Beginning to Experienced Quilters

Arrow Rock Quilt Camp is all about giving quilters a relaxed atmosphere in which they can learn new techniques, eat well, make new friends, and have a good time.

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Choose up to three classes, or one class three days,

~ or one class for two days + another class ~

the choice is yours 

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Klonda Holt will teach “Tutti Frutti”

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Klonda discovered the art of quilting in 1990.  When she took that first step, she had no idea how it would change her life and the joy she would find in creating textile.  Now she spends much of her free time making quilts and wall hangings.  In her quest to perfect her art, she has taken many classes from nationally known teachers.  She is a member of the Lee’s Summit Quilters Guild and the American Quilters Society. Klonda has had her quilts juried into AQS shows in Paducah, Des Moines and Houston.  Her quilts have been shown in local and national shows as well, and won many awards.  She has made commissioned pieces and sold many of her quilts to collectors.  She has taught classes at Quilters Station in Lee’s Summit, MO.,  presented lectures, workshops and trunk shows to various quilt guilds.   Her work has been included in several books:  Borders and Finishing Touches 2 by Bonnie K. Browning; Quilt Art 2008 by Klaudeen Hansen and Annette Baker; Come to the Fair, Confederates in the Cornfield and  A Bag of Scraps all by Edie McGinnis;  100 Sweet Treats by and for Quilters by Ann , and Winter Trees by Jane Kennedy.

This will be Klonda’s eleventh year to teach at the Arrow Rock Quilt Camp.  Students have found her to be a very talented and enthusiastic teacher who shares her quilting knowledge freely.

Tutti Frutti Quilt Pattern

  Tutti Frutti

Instructor:  Klonda Holt                                         Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

This is an easy quilt to make.  The finished size is 60” x 72”, finished blocks are 12”.  This is a great pattern for using up those scraps you have on hand or if you choose you can make all the pinwheels the same color.

The pattern can be found in the May/June 2017, Quiltmaker Magazine or you can get a digital download on line through Quiltmaker Patterns for $5.99.

GENERAL SUPPLIES NEEDED:

  • Sewing machine in good working order
  • Sewing thread
  • Rotary cutter, scissors, ruler, seam ripper, pins
  • Other supplies you like to sew with

MATERIALS:

  • 4 ½ Yards assorted light prints for blocks
  • 1 ¾ yards assorted brights or colors of your choice for the pinwheels
  • 1 ¼ yards black for blocks and binding

Feel free to come to class with your fabric pre-cut or it can be done in class.  I will be showing you a couple of ways to make the HST for the pinwheels, so you might hold off on cutting the 2 7/8” squares.  I am looking forward to seeing you in class! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me:  KLL99@aol.com.

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Mary Durham will teach 

~~ 2019 Mystery Quilt ~~

Mary has been sewing and fondling fabric for as long as she can remember, which led to her first job in high school working at a fabric store and her very own sewing machine at age sixteen.

After an 29-year career as a Family and Consumer Science teacher, she has kept very busy machine quilting and babysitting grand kids.  She made her first quilt in 1984 when her first child was born, and has had a passion for quilting ever since.

Mary loves all types of quilts but especially enjoys making scrappy pieced ones.  One of her proudest quilting accomplishments has been teaching her eight year old granddaughter to sew and hearing her say “This is such a blast!”

Mary enjoys teaching and this class will be a fun way to learn some basic skills.  If you have an interest in learning to quilt, or just want to sew an easy quilt top during camp, this class is for you!

This mystery quilt will look great in many types of fabrics, such as holiday, Kaffe Fassett, flannels, Americana, geometrics, batiks, etc.

The finished size is 62” x 80″ with borders.

Fabrics needed:

  • One jelly roll
  • 3 3/4 yards contrasting background fabric  (this fabric will be the background in the blocks, border and binding).
  • If you choose to precut your background fabric,  cut 32 2 1/2″ strips.

Also, thread,  ruler, cutting mat, rotary cutter, sewing machine and general sewing supplies.  

This is a one, two, or three-day class, depending on your level of sewing experience.

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Candyce Copp Grisham

will teach “Curved Log Cabin”

Candy is a fiber artist, quilter and teacher.  She currently owns and operates a machine quilting business, Quilts by Candy.  She also exhibits and sells fiber art and quilts in area shops.  Candy  teaches quilting and other fiber arts at local quilt shops and guilds.  She has exhibited quilts in Paducah with the American Quilter’s Society, in Houston at the International Quilt Festival, with the National Quilt Association in Columbus, Ohio, as well as locally.  She has received awards for quilts she has made and others she has quilted. Several of her quilts have been featured in books.

Her special passion is translating traditional into contemporary quilts, exploring new techniques and presentations while basing work on the traditional.  She lives and works in Washington, Missouri with her husband Tom.    Icandyfiberart.com

This will be Candy’s fourth year to teach at camp.   Candy has taught at many venues and students enjoy learning these techniques.

 Curved Log Cabin

Without any curves sewn!  Using a traditional pattern and new methods you will create the illusion of curves with log cabin blocks.  Great for scraps or for planned colorways – or a combination of the two.  We will use a ruler that makes your sewing accurate and square.

Options for many different sizes of quilts.  Beginner and beyond.

Supply List for “Curved Log Cabin” quilt:

Can be all scraps – use lights for one side and medium/dark for other.

How many scraps? lots – 2″ strips or larger work.  I used approximately 30 different fabrics in the sample.

You can make it planned – light fabric for one side, a single print or collection of prints for the other.  How much fabric? -Plan on 3 yards of lights and 3 yards of darks for this size quilt.  More if larger.

Blocks are 9″ unfinished – Setting is 6 x 8 blocks, 52″ x 76″

SUPPLIES:

  • Block Loc pineapple ruler (trust me) 1 1/2″ – 3/4″  This is optional but so wonderful to have and use.  It will make all your log cabin blocks perfect.
  • 3 x 12″ ruler for rotary cutting
  • Rotating rotary mat.  Again, optional but significant in how it makes things easier.
  • Neutral thread.
  • 1/4″ foot on sewing machine – absolutely essential
  • Rotary cutter with new blade.
  • A design wall for home when all blocks are done.
  • Tape or paper to mark your blocks.
  • Precutting:  Helpful but not necessary – precut any scraps into 2″ strips.  Precut yardage into 2″ strips – start with 15 strips total lights and darks.

This class can be taken as a one, two or three day class.

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 Shelly Pagliai

will teach hand work

Shelly credits her maternal grandmother, Mildred, for getting her started down the road of quilting obsession, by enrolling her in  4-H sewing classes at the age of eight.  When Shelly’s Great-Aunt Charlotte presented her with a garbage bag of scraps a few years later, she found her passion there among the fabric pieces.  While the fabric scraps of inspiration have yet to be made into a finished quilt, her aunt’s gift in 1972 launched a full-fledged quilting career.

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By 1985, she had found her quilting niche in the needle-turn method of hand applique, but that didn’t stop her from trying other techniques.  In fact, by 1996 she was teaching classes ranging from hand piecing and applique to quilt design. Those classes would carry over to her shop, Prairie Moon Quilts, where she began to sell her own patterns and kits in 1999. 

With the launch of her web site and blog in 2008, Shelly has explored even more opportunities for spreading the quilting word. In 2009, she purchased a long-arm quilting machine, and has been doing professional machine quilting for customers and other designers ever since. Her work can be seen in several popular magazines, in shows and other venues, as well as online.

When she’s not teaching class, selling her designs, operating the long-arm, running her charity “Necktie Social”, or designing her own award-winning, nationally exhibited quilts, Shelly can be found spending time with her favorite Cowboy and all their many animals on their Missouri ranch.

 See her website at www.prairiemoonquilts.com

Congratulations to Shelly for her recently published book, “A Simple Life,  Quilts Inspired by the ’50s.”  The beautiful main quilt, Hazel’s Diary, was featured in The Kansas City Star block-of-the-month program.

Shelly will be teaching  

Students can choose the fusible method of applique or the needle-turn method of hand applique as they create this fall-themed welcome quilt.

Learn how to properly layer overlapping pieces, and how to embellish the pieces and add additional details with hand embroidery.

Lots of applique tips and tricks will be tried and discussed, and complete information on how to finish the wall quilt after class will be provided.    The wall quilt finishes at 14″ x 21″.

Click on pdf link for supply list:

If you want to learn or improve your hand work skills as noted, this is a class you will enjoy.

This will be Shelly’s sixth year to teach at camp.  Students have found that Shelly’s expertise in this area is invaluable.

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