My Signature Series Techniques Presented by Kimberly Einmo 2020-2021
Classes are offered as either a three, four or six-hour class as indicated:
- Three / Four Hour Class – With some basic preparation and rotary cutting in advance as outlined in the supply list, students will learn the technique to construct at least one, two (or more!) blocks in class and leave with the confidence and expertise necessary to complete the quilt at home.
- Six Hour Class – With some preparation as outlined in the supply list before class, students will learn the technique and have ample time to construct blocks and piece a major portion or possibly the entire quilt top during the workshop.
Choose a class or workshop featuring my signature methods of fast, accurate rotary cutting and speed piecing or appliqué techniques! I’m one of those rare instructors who never, ever requires any student to purchase my rulers to attend class. Students are free to borrow a ruler for use in class from me!
6-hour class / Intermediate level
Kimberly’s most popular class; this one sells out wherever she teaches it! All it takes are 40 – 2½” strips from a purchased precut bundle or strips cut from your own stash, plus one background fabric and the diamond design possibilities are practically endless! Kimberly will teach you how to strip-piece and cut diamond building blocks from strips using either her Precision Jelly Roll Ruler or Precision Precuts Ruler with no “Y” or set-in seams. You’ll design your own unique Lone Starburst variation quilt! The first part of the class focuses on accurate and efficient cutting and piecing of the diamond units and the latter part of the class will focus on design elements and the almost limitless possibilities for designing your own layout using your diamond units. The real magic comes from the fact that the quilt is assembled with straight-set blocks, not diamond wedges or blocks on point. This is an eye-opening class for anyone who wants to create a one-of-a-kind quilt with a Lonestar twist!
6-hour workshop / Intermediate level
This brand-new variation of Kimberly’s most popular class and is sure to be another sell-out workshop! You’ll need just one Jelly Roll bundle (or 40 – 2½” strips cut from your stash) plus one background fabric. The diamond design and quilt layout possibilities are still practically endless, but this version comes with a spontaneous twist! You’ll stitch your strips together randomly for a vibrant and completely surprising color-scheme! Kimberly will teach you how to strip-piece and cut diamond building blocks from strip units using either her Precision Jelly Roll Ruler or Precision Precuts Ruler with no “Y” or set-in seams. You’ll focus on accurate and efficient cutting and piecing techniques and Kimberly will share her best tips and tricks for achieving perfect, flat blocks with sharp star points. The real fun comes as the quilt is assembled with straight-set blocks, not diamond wedges or blocks on point. This process of not having to think about fabric placement is truly freeing. So, choose a bundle of strips and join in the fun!
6-hour workshop / Intermediate level
Join Kimberly for a brand-new class! This striking original design uses 2½” strips to create a stunning, spinning strip-star quilt! Choose any strip bundle of fabrics containing 40 strips of 20 different fabric (with 2 strips of each fabric.) Or, choose coordinating prints from your own stash and cut two – 2½” strips for each of 20 fabrics. In this fun, no-stress class you’ll learn Kimberly’s signature techniques for creating strip-pieced diamond quilts with no set-in or “Y” seams using her Precision Precuts Ruler or Precision Jelly Roll Ruler. She’ll share her signature construction methods and many more top tricks and tips for precision piecing success (and hardly any pins!) Simply cut your background pieces prior to class and you’ll be well on your way to creating this masterpiece in the classroom. This is sure to be another best-selling class with Kimberly, so sign up early!
Spinwheel Star and Flying Geese
Come spend a fun, informative and inspiring day in class while you create your own stunning, rainbow-colored wall hanging! Kimberly is a world-renowned author, designer, and Janome’s own National Spokesperson. She will teach you her signature method to make this gorgeous star from Jelly Roll strips without “Y” or set-in seams using her Precision Precuts (or Precision Jelly Roll) Ruler. This class is a technique double-header; you’ll also learn Kimberly’s signature method for making absolutely perfect flying geese units using her Precision Flying Geese & HST Ruler with no wasted fabric, no math, and absolutely no stress! Kimberly will share many top tips sure to make your sewing time productive and fun, while you improve your precision piecing skills and learn how to conquer that elusive scant ¼” seam once and for all!
6-hour class / Intermediate level
This gorgeous Snowflake Stars quilt can be made with strips from just four fabrics, and your choice of finished size! Learn Kimberly’s signature method to construct these diamond blocks with no “Y” or set-in seams using her Precision Jelly Roll Ruler or Precision Precuts Ruler. Kimberly will teach you her magic “one-pin-technique” for achieving absolutely perfect points plus other tips for creating blocks with perfect ¼” seam allowances so you’ll never cut off another star tip again! Choose to make a full-size or a wallhanging-size quilt and have a great day learning so many new tips and tricks to improve your precision piecing techniques. Best of all there is no stress or frustration – just a day full of fun!
Fractured Flying Geese
6-hour class / Intermediate level
Flying Geese units pack so much design potential and this pretty quilt is Kimberly’s fresh new design using just 13 – 2½” strips plus background fabric! With Kimberly’s signature construction method using her Precision Flying Geese & HST Ruler there is no math, no wasted fabric, and no stress to make these fabulous flying geese variations! While learning ways to improve your precision piecing in class, you’ll construct these blocks quickly and easily. Kimberly will teach you everything there is to know about the difference between half-square and quarter-square triangles plus how and when to use them effectively in all the quilts you make. If you’ve ever avoided blocks with flying geese, these techniques will open a whole new repertoire in your quilting block arsenal. Come join Kimberly and let her take the fear out of flying geese!
3 or 6-hour class / Skilled Beginner level
10″ fabric Layer Cake squares are design powerhouses because of the potential for all the different blocks you can make from them, including these perfectly pretty pines! Choose 18 – 10” squares plus a background fabric and a little fabric for the tree trunks. You’ll learn a fun, new technique for making the large center pines and using Kimberly’s Precision Flying Geese & HST Ruler, the outer border trees are pieced from the leftover bits! Once you make one block, you won’t want to stop because they are simply so much fun to construct. Choose your prettiest holiday prints or a selection of lovely green fabrics for a stunning quilt you can enjoy year-round! Come spend a fun-filled, stress-free day in class with Kimberly and leave feeling like a precut fabric pro!
Flying Geese Crossing
4 or 6-hour class / Intermediate level
Thanks to Kimberly’s clever design and signature technique for making no-fail flying geese units, this gorgeous quilt is comprised of straight set blocks that give the illusion of diagonally set rows. Only you’ll know how easy it is to actually construct! Flying Geese Crossing is the perfect way to feature one of those luscious precut strip bundles or favorite fabrics from your stash. The best part about Kimberly’s signature construction method using her Precision Flying Geese & HST Ruler is there is no math, no wasted fabric, and no stress to make flying geese! Spend the day creating a glorious quilt that is easily customizable to fit a wall or any size bed. You’ll finish the class as a pro at making flying geese from simple strips, plus you’ll have a great time spending the day learning so many tips and tricks from Kimberly!
Fire and Ice
Create your own version of Kimberly’s spectacular, multi-award-winning quilt! This modern version of Kimberly’s signature Lone Starburst technique may look complicated to piece, but it is actually constructed from straight-set blocks with no “Y” or set-in seams using her Precision Jelly Roll Ruler or brand-new Precision Precuts Ruler. Learn how to expertly strip piece 2½” strips and accurately cut them into diamond units. Kimberly will show you her magic “one-pin-technique” for achieving absolutely perfect points plus other tips for creating blocks with perfect ¼” seam allowances so you’ll never cut off another star tip again! With some advance cutting you’ll learn everything to complete this 80″ x 80″ quilt at home. Come spend a productive day in class and learn Kimberly’s best hints for precision piecing without any stress or frustration!
6-hour class / Skilled Beginner level
Do you remember the Barry Manilow song, Riders to the Stars? This song was the inspiration when Kimberly designed this stunning mystery quilt! In class, she’ll teach you to use the Precision Flying Geese & HST Ruler plus a new assembly technique. While the blocks and units are not difficult to piece, you’ll be delighted by the secondary pattern that is revealed when the blocks are sewn together! Choose your own fabrics by following the color values listed on the supply list. If you would like guidance on your fabric choices, email a photo to Kimberly. You may choose a dark or a light background but follow the values as listed on the supply list closely. The rule of thumb is if your fabrics have good contrast and look great together when laid out in order next to each other, they will look beautiful when sewn together. It’s going to be a fun-tastic day of sewing as you stitch your way to the stars!
4 or 6-hour workshop / Intermediate level
Join Kimberly for this fabulous, new class! This super fun-to-make quilt combines nifty rotary cutting and piecing techniques using Kimberly’s Precision Flying Geese & HST Ruler. The surprise comes from the fact the pines are ‘hidden’ in pieced blocks that look don’t look anything like trees until you set the blocks together! Let Kimberly show you her signature method to make the star-in-a-star block with no math, no wasted fabric and no stress and then piece your “hidden pine” blocks to complete this pretty (and clever) quilt. The pines “turn the corner” of the quilt in complete symmetry with ease! This original design will look great with any fabrics including traditional prints, batiks, Kimberly’s Solid-ish line, and especially in Christmas colors!
3 or 6-hour workshop / Intermediate level
Are you ready to create a terrific new quilt design that’s fast and fun to construct? This striking, original quilt can easily be made from 18 – 10” (Layer Cake) squares and background fabric (plus a little extra for the arrows). Kimberly used her sumptuous Solid-ish line of fabric to make this version, but eighteen of any 10” squares will work. Choose fabrics from your stash or dive into that special Layer Cake bundle you’ve been saving. It’s easy to construct the arrowheads and you’ll use Kimberly’s Precision Flying Geese & HST Ruler the leftover bits of fabric from each of those squares to make the colorful feathers on the arrows. This technique is super-fun and completely stress-free! So, come join Kimberly and create a quilt that will be cherished and loved.
6-hour workshop / Intermediate level
Create this stunning quilt that gives a modern aesthetic to a traditional design. In this workshop, you’ll learn to construct three distinct tulips blocks blooming in shades of almost every conceivable color! Kimberly will teach you her expert methods for three distinctly different precision piecing techniques; each block lesson lasting approximately two hours. You’ll learn the secrets of precision stitching small units without paper or foundations plus how to sew set-in Y seams with ease and accuracy and finally, how to use her Precision Flying Geese & HST Ruler to create HSTs with no fabric waste. This class is chock-full with so many precision stitching techniques it’s like getting three-for-one fun built into a full day of stitching!
Variable Star and Flying Geese
Learn to create this gorgeous variable star with a pretty pinwheel twist from simple strip units. Best of all, Kimberly will teach you both of her signature techniques to construct the beautiful center star using her Precision Jelly Roll Ruler or her brand-new Precision Precuts Ruler, how to make fast, fabulous flying geese with perfect points using her Precision Flying Geese & HST Ruler! Best of all, there are no “Y” or set-in seams which makes block construction truly a breeze! You’ll learn top tips for ultra-accurate rotary cutting and precision piecing with ease and how to customize the star design to make it your own. Jelly Roll bundles are perfect for this project but this makes a great stash-busting quilt as well; just add one fabric for the background. You’ll have a great time in class with Kimberly as your very own personal quilting coach!
This challenging-looking quilt simply could not be more fun or easy to piece! Choose as few as two different fabrics or make it super scrappy and use up to 40 fabrics and bust your stash! Simply cut your strips in advance as directed on the supply list and come to class prepared to sew. With some rotary cutting magic and Kimberly’s Precision Flying Geese & HST Ruler, you’ll create blocks that look as if they have set-in seams (Shhh! It’s all straight sewing….) This is a perfect low-intensity class for your guild retreat or evening workshop. Kimberly will share all sorts of fun tricks and techniques to help you master your rotary cutting and precision piecing skills, and you’ll simply love making this quilt. You’ll be able to choose the size of your blocks in either 6”, 8” or 12” sizes. Make many blocks in class and leave class with all the skills and techniques you’ll need to finish at home.
Perfect Pinless Pinwheels
3, 4 or 6-hour class / Skilled beginner level or higher
Fresh as a breeze, this quilt is an absolute delight to make! Kimberly will teach you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about triangles and bias edges. You’ll learn to expertly cut half-square and quarter-square triangles easily and accurately from simple fabric strips. No more cutting awkward size squares and then cutting them diagonally. Sound impossible? Not with Kimberly’s signature technique and her Precision Flying Geese & HST Ruler! You’ll be able to piece the blocks without worrying about those bias edges or multiple steps for trimming units, and best of all, NO PINS! (Really!) This quilt features small and large size plus single and double pinwheels with a twist. Lots of fun and chock-full of hints and clever tips, come join the fun and create a pretty quilt of fancifully colored pinwheels with perfect points!
In this high-energy class, Kimberly will teach you her precision cutting and piecing methods while keeping you entertained with my own style of humor and sunny disposition. Her signature technique features no math, no wasted fabric, and no stress using her amazing Precision Flying Geese & HST Ruler. You’ll love this magic method for piecing perfect flying geese, accurate half-square triangles from the whole and half-size strips, and pretty, eight-pointed stars while constructing a gorgeous quilt top! But this is only where the fun begins. Kimberly will show you how to expertly piece pinwheels with perfect points without the use of pins. (Really!) Learn everything there is to know about triangles and so much more. The creative energy will flow as you create a fabulous quilt that looks complex; only you will know how easy it is to put together with straight-set blocks!
Have you ever wanted to learn the secret of strip-piecing Lonestar-style diamonds with ease and accuracy? In this fun-filled, no-stress class, Kimberly will teach you to quickly and expertly cut and piece diamond units from simple strip sets. The magic with her method is there are no “Y” or any set-in seams! This fractured Lonestar quilt is constructed of straight-set blocks. Sound impossible? Not with her exclusive, signature technique. Kimberly has designed this new, smaller version of her exclusive and ultra-popular Lone Starburst pattern using fabric yardage instead of precut strips. Choose fabrics from your stash and do some simple strip cutting at home so you can get right to the sewing machine in class. You’ll learn Kimberly’s fabulous method and be finished with this stunning quilt top in no time at all! Come to class a novice and leave as a diamond piecing pro!
Cut the Cake
Looking for a low-intensity class that is perfect for a guild retreat or evening workshop? This slash-n-shuffle style class is it! You’ll be able to assemble lots of blocks in a short time for maximum productivity! This fantastic quilt packs a visual punch yet is fast, funky, and just plain fun to make. No matter how you stack your fabric layers, once you begin shuffling the pieces, every block will turn out just a bit differently and the result is guaranteed to be a delightful surprise. Pick any Layer Cake bundle (or 36 of your own 10” fabric squares) plus one dramatic contrasting fabric to make this original quilt. There’s no math and no wasted fabric; just no-calorie, fat-free fun. That’s like having your cake and eating it too!
3 or 4-hour workshop / Skilled beginner or higher
One of Kimberly’s biggest crowd-pleasers; the Chain Saw quilt always gets so many “oohs and ahs” from the crowd. This stunning quilt looks incredibly complex, but is easy and sew much fun to piece! It requires just one Layer Cake and one Jelly Roll (or thirty-six fat quarters) plus a background fabric. If you enjoy fun surprises as you sew, you’ll love this design. No matter what fabrics you begin with, whether from your stash or precut bundles, the finished blocks will look oh-so-different than what you might expect! Kimberly will share dozens of her most helpful hints and tricks with you so you’ll not only improve your cutting and piecing skills, but you’ll stitch these blocks together with absolute ease. Plus, learn how to make great use of the leftover bits by constructing a HST Sawtooth border using Kimberly’s Precision Flying Geese & HST Ruler!
Ultimate Skill-Building Sampler
Pre-cut bundles are one of the hottest trends and quilters just can’t resist these delectable textile treats! Their versatility is perfect for this fast-paced, fun-filled, workshop to turn all those enticing 2½” strips, 10” squares and charm packs into a fabulous quilt. Let Kimberly introduce you to her signature technique called “modular piecing,” which is a system of simple, pieced units used to create new blocks, settings, or complex-looking designs. Using a myriad of basic ‘building block’ units, Kimberly will show you how to piece a wide range of blocks in modular sizes. You’ll use her Precision Flying Geese & HST Ruler, and Precision Jelly Roll or Precision Precuts Rulers along with traditional methods to their best advantage with no math, no wasted fabric, and best of all, no stress! Kimberly will share every trick in the book for precision piecing and to create beautiful blocks and unlock your inner design diva. You’ll love her encouraging, upbeat, energetic (and humorous) teaching style, so join her and graduate as a precuts-pro!
Jelly Rolls + Precuts = A Recipe for Design Success!
You’ve heard about them. You’ve seen them. Most likely you’ve even bought them. But what can you actually do with them? Well, let Kimberly introduce you to the delectable world of calorie-free fabric delights! These pre-cut bundles are pint-sized powerhouses of scrappy design opportunity just waiting for you to create fabulous quilts and more! Kimberly will share tons of photos, quilts, and more inspiration than you can imagine to tantalize your “inner design chef” and excite you to create something glorious using these amazing fabric bundles. From basic beauties to the most exquisite award-winning quilts, Kimberly’s PowerPoint presentation is jam-packed with ideas and inspiration. Even if you don’t plan to use these pre-packaged fabric lines, you’ll find plenty of creative ways for stash busting from your own fabrics and ways to use up those pesky leftover strips and squares. You’ll be scrap happy and itchin’ to stitch by the end of her presentation!
Creative Spaces: Turn your sewing room into a creative studio!
Whether you have a small, shared room or the most palatial space, your sewing room should be a place where you feel happy and inspired to create! Being a military wife with 15 moves under her belt, Kimberly has set up sewing studios in each of her homes and is excited to share what she’s learned for making the most of the space you’ve got. She’ll share photos of her sewing rooms, her favorite (and not-so-favorite) features of what works and what doesn’t, and her best tips for setting up your own creative haven. Then, sit back and enjoy a personal tour of today’s top quilting stars’ studios – both clean and cluttered – as they open the doors to their spaces and share their favorite features and tips that you can easily implement. This fun, informative, and inspiring ‘parade-of-homes-style’ visit will provide a wealth of ideas and tips for transforming your own space into a place where you can be your most creative!
My quilting journey and other detours (Trunk Show or PowerPoint)
In this lighthearted, inspiring, and thoroughly engaging presentation, Kimberly will share her quilting journey (with many unexpected detours) through humorous stories, her quilts – either in person or through a fun and informative PowerPoint presentation, with you. Learn about her creative process and how to find your own design inspiration in some of the most unexpected places! Stunning quilts can come from simple shapes and Kimberly is the master of clever fabric placement and basic block combinations to create original, dynamic, and eye-catching designs. Spend an hour with her and come away feeling inspired and uplifted with a fresh perspective and new-found confidence in your own quilting journey through life!