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Crossing Canoes Gone Scrappy - Staycation Retreat



Grab your scraps and set up your machine at the studio for the weekend, sew all day, go home in the evening to sleep in your own bed.

The retreat starts Thursday, with an "Evening Out with Sharon Zacharias", where you will enjoy seeing the garments and embellishments that Sharon is famous for amongst a display of her quilts.  Then, Friday and Saturday we will sew all day with breaks for instruction and, of course, eating.

We will learn to make the Crossing Canoe Gone Scrappy Quilt, and also a bonus block that is made from leftovers.  The quilt is like the classic "Crossing Canoes" block, but much more scrappy.  We will learn how to make strip sets and cut the wedges for a octagonal kaleidescope-like block, and how to sew them together almost perfectly.  Then we will discuss the assembly of the blocks into a beautiful scrappy quilt.



Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Skilled Beginner
Materials Included: Marti Mitchell Large Kaleido Ruler
Requirements: Bring your own sewing machine and manual (you can rent a sewing machine if needed) Basic sewing kit (includes pins, scissors, tape measure, seam ripper & safety pins) Sewing supplies: Machine & manual at least 4 bobbins Thread neutral, seam ripper Scissors, thread catcher Rotary cutter, mat and ruler (we have cutter, mat and ruler kits for sale) FABRIC REQUIREMENTS: 18 or more fat quarters, ranging in values from light to dark (try to have a fairly equal amount of light and medium and dark prints) 1/2 yard of each: one light fabric and one medium or dark fabric for block corner triangles 1/2 yard of inner border fabric 1 1/2 Yard of outer border fabric
Instructor: Sharon Zacharias
Instructor Bio: Sharon has enjoyed sewing since she learned to sew in seventh grade home economics class. Sharon loves quilting, garment sewing, and embellishing thrift shop "finds". Sharon has taught classes in quilting, both piecing and long arm quilting at A Touch of Thread Quilting Gallery in Zanesville, Ohio. When Sharon's not sewing, you will probably find her outside riding her bike or hiking in the woods.
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Includes Thursday night Evening Out, all day sewing with instruction on Saturday & Sunday

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