The International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX is quickly approaching! Join me for several days of quilting classes, exhibits, gallery talks, vendor shopping & demos, with many more exciting surprises to come.
Instructors will lead their class in real-time. Students can ask questions + share work with instructors and other students.
Date: Monday, October 26th – Saturday, October 31st
Location: Houston, TX
Kimberly will be hosting classes, offering kits, providing supply lists and instruction on some of her most popular quilts, along with a couple of Mystery Quilt Designs too!
Optional kits will be available for purchase through October 15th (to allow for shipping time), for three of her classes on this website. Please see the specific details and pricing for each quilt kit below.
Monday, October 26th, 2021 – 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 Ruler (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!
Spinwheel Star & Flying Geese Kit of fabric includes all fabrics needed to make the top and binding, $55 plus shipping for US and Canada residents only. Orders MUST be placed by October 15, 2021 to allow shipping time.
Tuesday, October 27th, 2021 – Snowflake Stars
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 wall-hanging-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!
Snowflake Stars Partial Kit of fabric includes all fabrics needed to make the top and binding, DOES NOT include the background, $35 plus shipping for US and Canada residents only. Orders MUST be placed by October 15, 2021 to allow shipping time.
Snowflake Stars Full Kit of fabric includes all fabrics needed to make the top and binding, $90 plus shipping for US and Canada residents only. Orders MUST be placed by October 15, 2021 to allow shipping time.
Wednesday, October 28th, 2021 – Fractured Flying Geese
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!
Fractured Flying Geese Partial Kit of fabrics for the top includes 14 – 2 1/2″ strips of solid-ish fabric strips to make the blocks, $30 plus shipping for US and Canada residents only. Background fabric will need to be added by the student. Orders MUST be placed by October 15, 2021 to allow shipping time.
Thursday, October 29th, 2021 – Progressive Mystery Quilt
Friday, October 30th, 2021 – Sew Stunning Mystery Quilt
Do you love to make mystery quilts or does the thought making a quilt for which you have no idea what the finished result will be scare you? Fear not! Whether you are a seasoned veteran and you enjoy the intrigue and suspense of not knowing the final outcome or if you have never had the courage to tackle making a mystery quilt before, Kimberly’s ultra-popular mystery quilt classes and patterns are perfect for you! She has designed the entire process to be simple and stress-free so you can take a risk with your fabric selections or risk nothing at all. Step out of your “quilt comfort zone” and try something new. If your fabrics have good contrast, look great when lined up together, and match the values given in the fabric requirements table, then they’ll look beautiful when sewn together. Not sure, simply email Kimberly at moc.omnieylrebmiknull@ylrebmiK at and send her a photo of your fabrics. She’ll make sure you’re on the right track!
Saturday, October 31st, 2021 – Perfect Pines
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!