Quilt Academy

Thursday, June 23

Morning Session: 9 am $39
Afternoon Session: 2 pm $39

Blue Gate Theatre

175 N Van Buren St.

Shipshewana, IN 46565
Krista Moser

Quilt Academy is an educational opportunity designed for you to learn about different quilting topics from multiple speakers in one easy and convenient setting. Quilt Academy is divided into two separate stand-alone sessions each with four different instructors and topics. The morning session will welcome Melody Miller and Devon Iott among others. The afternoon session will feature Robin Pickens and Penny Haren. Make sure to sign up for one or both of these exciting learning opportunities. Come prepared to learn about the hottest new tools, techniques and products. Quilt Academy is for all skill levels.

QA1 | Quilt Academy Morning Session | 9am - 12pm | $39

Ruby Star

Devon Iott & Melody Miller of Ruby Star

The Fabric Design Process

Have you ever wondered how quilting fabrics are created? Ruby Star Society’s Melody Miller and Devon Iott will take you through the whole process from the first spark of an idea to the finished bolt arriving in your favorite store.

Penny Haren

Penny Haren

Tips and Tricks For All Skill Levels

This “Hints from Heloise” type lecture showcases the jaw dropping tips and tricks that I’ve taught over the last 30 years. We will cover a multitude of topics - which are constantly changing - but always fun. Whether you want to bust your stash, perfect your piecing, or learn a new technique, I’ve got you covered.

Toni Steere

Toni Steere

Panels at Work

Let the fabric do the work for you. Featuring the use of panels and large scale prints for fast and finished quilts.

Natasha Somerville

Natasha Somerville

Demystifying Color

Color theory is complex; it deals with the art and science of color, and how we perceive it. Come learn the importance of color theory and color symbolism. Learn the nuances of how colors interact with each other. You’ll not only learn about the effects of color but how you can convey meaning with specific color combinations.

QP1 | Quilt Academy Afternoon Session | 2pm - 5pm | $39

Ruby Star

Rebecca Haarer

Shipshewana's Amish Quilt Making Heritage

Shipshewana is part of the 3rd largest Amish settlement in North America. Local resident and Amish quilt collector Rebecca Haarer will share a brief history of Shipshewana, the Amish arrival here and a trunk show of heirloom Amish quilts (c. 1890-1950) from her personal collection. See locally used Amish quilt patterns created in their traditional Indiana Amish color palettes and learn of the design similarities and differences to other Amish regions.

Maria De Groot

Maria De Groot

Creative Gifts and More

Join me for a fun look at using scraps in your projects. Scrap tape, when used as a stabilizer, can help you create borders, blocks, and quick easy projects that will all have a unique look. Don’t enjoy scraps? Using yardage is ok too. The projects are adaptable to your personal style. Combine some of your favorite tools from The Gypsy Quilter and Creative Grids.

Toni Steere

Toni Steere

Concept To Quilt

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes session on how a fabric collection is created. Toni shares the process from artwork to the finished fabric collection and quilt project. Toni will also share projects from the latest Timeless Treasures Collections.

Robin Pickens

Robin Pickens

Precuts  Please!  Why I Love Precuts and How I  Use Them

Precuts  can be a great way to get the mix of fabrics in a collection without having  to buy lots of yardage of all the different prints. Robin’s favorite size is  the Layer Cakes, or 10” squares, and she has numerous quilt patterns that use  that size. Jelly Rolls, the 2 1/2” long strips can also be versatile but how  can you use them in a quilt without it just looking like long strips? Robin  will share quilts that utilize both of these popular precut sizes to inspire  your precut sewing.

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