The Vermont Quilt Festival is going virtual! Join VQF for 10 days of online quilting classes, exhibits, gallery talks, vendor shopping & demos, with many more exciting surprises to come.
Instructors will lead their class online in real-time. Students can ask questions live + share work with instructors and other students, all from the comfort of your own home.
Date: Thursday, June 17th – Sunday, June, 26th
Kimberly will be hosting virtual classes, offering kits, handouts/full patterns and providing instruction on some of her most popular quilts, along with an EXCLUSIVE VQF 45th Anniversary Sapphire Mystery Quilt DESIGN too!
Optional kits will be available for purchase, beginning April 1st through June 1st (shipping after May 1st), for three of her classes on this website. Please see the specific details and pricing for each quilt kit below.
Handouts for each class, which are full patterns, will be available for purchase beginning June 1st, for all of Kimberly’s quilting classes offered for VQF@HOME and are REQUIRED as part of the class. Pricing is $10.00 per class. Please see specific purchase information for each quilt below. Access to the class handout/pattern will be provided with a “code word” for students during the VQF class registration process, and this word will be needed to purchase and download the class handouts/pattern from this website.
Friday, June 18th, 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.
Saturday, June 19th, 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.
Sunday, June 20th, 2021 – 45th VQF Sapphire Anniversary Mystery Quilt
The supply list will be available May 1st.
Handouts/Full Pattern will be available Saturday, June 19th.
Monday, June 21st, 2021 – Snowflake Star
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!
Snowflake Star Partial kit of fabrics includes all fabric needed for the top of the quilt and binding, $35 plus shipping for US and Canada residents only. Background fabric will need to be added by the student.