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

Come and experience our unique twist on Quilting Education and entertainment. We will be having two sections again this year! The instructors will be rotating on the stage while you sit and learn. Ruby Star will be kicking this off on Thursday Morning and Robin Pickens will be closing the Academy. Come and learn the new Tools and tips and tricks of our speakers!

The following information is from 2021.
2022 information will be posted as it becomes available.

QA1 | Quilt Academy Morning Session | 9am - 12 pm | $37

  • 9:00 - Nina McVeigh - Binding the Quilt - There are so many choices when it comes to binding your quilt. From traditional methods to less conventional, find out what makes the perfect binding. Tips and tricks will be shared for a perfect machine done binding.

  • 9:45 - 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 the Amish settlement in Shipshewana and a trunk show of her collection heirloom Amish quilts (c. 1890-1950).

  • 10:30 - Break

  • 10:45 - Penny Haren -What you may have missed during the pandemic - Need some inspiration? Come see the latest notions that are simply genius! Penny will share a trunk show of some new patterns and techniques that make those notions shine! 

  • 11:30 - Vicki McCarty - Working with Wool - Join Vicki McCarty of Calico Patch Designs as she discusses fun things she does with wool to enhance her applique. She will discuss her techniques from fusing to embellishing and tools to help along the way.

QP1 | Quilt Academy Afternoon Session | 2pm - 5pm | $37

  • 2:00 – Nancy Roelfsema- Creative Painting on Fabric; Layers and Resists - When it comes to foods we love, each layer provides a flavor that combines into something wonderful. Printing your own fabric can belike that. Listen to Nancy as she explains the process.

  • 2:45 – Penny Haren – Incorporating Techniques into many Projects - These simple techniques add that awe factor -  and guarantee accuracy in the process! Enjoy the trunk show and let Penny help you choose your next jaw dropping project!

  • 3:30 - Break

  • 3:45 – Carolyn Springer - Demystifying Color - Carolyn Springer, a multi-media visual artist, will be leading a conversation about demystifying color using formalist color strategies. Once we understand how hues work and “play nice,” designing complex and harmonious palettes will become a breeze.

  • 4:30 – Krista Moser -Think Differently About Shape - What’s in a shape? Krista will show you how she takes a primary shape, like a diamond, and uses her 60-degree diamond ruler to make all the fun shapes she combines in her quilts. The possibilities are endless!