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: Thursday, November 2nd – Friday, November 5th (* Classes/Events begin Monday, October 30th).
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!
Monday, October 30th, 2023 – Ginger Jar and Tea Mystery Quilt
Join Einmo for a fabulously fun day in class stitching her newest mystery quilt design! This mystery quilt is completely different from her Sapphire Mystery Quilt (in case you want to make both!) and is perfect for your prettiest fabrics! 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, Einmo has designed the entire process to be simple and stress-free. 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. Once you learn the techniques for assembling the blocks, you’ll be able to adjust the size to fit your needs if you choose later on. (So buy a bit of extra fabric!) You can email a photo of your fabrics to moc.omnieylrebmiknull@ylrebmik if you’re feeling the least bit unsure. She’ll make sure you’re on the right track!
NOTE: You will find my Precision Flying Geese & HST Ruler available for sale. I’ll also have rulers available for sale in class at a discount. If you already have the EZ Flying Geese Ruler or the EZ Jelly Roll Ruler, these previous versions will work.
Tuesday October 31st, 2023 – 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!
The full kit to make this quilt is provided in class. No supply list is necessary, but please bring BASIC SEWING SUPPLIES to class, including a rotary cutter and mat.
Wednesday, November 1st, 2023 – Creative Stitch Play
Spend a day learning “Creative Stitch Play!” Let Einmo share her top techniques and tips for making this beautiful, Sashiko-inspired quilt while using the sewing machine to create unique texture and intricate designs on your fabric before sewing the quilt top itself! So much fun to sew yet chock-full of the best hints for superior results including how to effectively use stabilizers, rotary cutting hints, precision piecing methods, and thread and needle options. Learn a lot while having the most creative fun you’ve ever experienced in a quilt class! This class comes with a kit filled with Einmo’s beautiful “Solid-ish” fabrics, stabilizers, threads, and everything you need to complete the quilt top. Some basic sewing notions will be required.
The full is provided in class. No supply list is necessary, but please bring BASIC SEWING SUPPLIES to class, including a rotary cutter and mat.
Thursday, November 2nd, 2023- Sapphire Mystery Quilt
Spend a productive and fun day in class making a truly unique and gorgeous quilt! Inspired by a brilliant faceted jewel, this lovely mystery quilt will look positively stunning made in any colorway or as a themed quilt (think holiday fabrics)! Follow the color values listed and if your fabrics look well-balanced and lovely together, when laid out as listed in order on the supply list, they will look great in this quilt. If you have questions or would like Einmo to look at your fabric choices, simply send a photo to: moc.omnieylrebmiknull@ylrebmik.
Sapphire Mystery Quilt Supply List JULY 1 2023 UPLOADED July 1, 2023
Friday, November 3rd, 2023 – Creative Spaces Lecture
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 twenty moves under her belt, Einmo has set up sewing studios in each of her homes and is excited to share what she’s learned about 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!