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Level of Students Categories
   * All Levels welcome
   * Intermediate Level - some skill required
   * Advanced Level - experienced skills required

 


Surface Design and Dyeing

Kids Camp

Silk Hoop Painting

Indigo Dye

Color Magnet

Discharge Techniques Workshop

Over-dye Workshop

Soy Wax for Vibrant Color

Camo Tie Dye

Fun Fast Marbling

 


Art Quilts and Techniques

I Love 2 Fuse

Room With A Glue

Current Creatures

Angels and Fairies

Thread Play

Landscape

 


Quilting

Beam’s Basic Building Blocks– With Strips

Beam’s Basic Building Blocks– With Angles

Beam’s Basic Building Blocks– With Piecings

 


Sewing

 

Curved Place-mat

Circle Play

Circle Magic

Basic Serger

Fun and Flirty Bag

Nail Salon In A Bag

Tea Towel Apron

Swanky Bag

 

 


All Things Digital: Design, Embroidery, Digitzing

EQ7 Basics

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kid Camp

All levels, Children Ages 8-12, 3-10 students, 12 hours (four days, three-hour sessions)

 

Want your children to explore their creative side under the guidance of fun and experienced teacher? How about four fun filled days of:
Day 1: Making tools, stamps, silk screen
Day 2: Fabric dye, marbling, paint
Day 3: Foil, fuse and embellish
Day 4: Putting it all together
Children will be working with dyes, paints, printing, embellishing and other products. They will bring home unique art pieces created in class. All known precautions are taken for environmentally safe processes.

Cost: $100 per student + $25 supply fee covers all supplies. Contact Geri for more information about how to sign up for this event.

Silk Hoop Painting

All levels, for 3-20 students, 4 hours

 

Learn to do silk painting with super fun effects like sun printing, star-burst salt patterns and gutta resist lines. A great way to learn new techniques and end up with a beautiful decorative item!

Kit fee: $20 includes:
• 3 9.5" Silk Hoops
• 2 Sumi brushes #SUMI1
• 3 Dye-Na-Flow 1oz. bottles (#802 Gold Yellow, 806 Brilliant Red, 813 Turquoise)
• 1 Jacquard Colored Water-Based Resist 1oz. #JACR-#882 Gold
• 1 Silk Salt 1oz.

Indigo Dye

All levels, for 3-20 students, 6 hours

 

Bringing ancient craft to contemporary fashion. This natural dye process has long been and is still used in many cultures around the world. Now you can learn this technique in one day without long batch process time. Indigo is for use with natural fabrics and clothing that haven't been treated with any finishes. You bring the fabric, clothing or yarn you want to dye and Geri provides the rest.

Supply fee: $10.00

Color Magnet

All levels, for 3-20 students, 8 hours – a two-day session each 4 hours session

 

This stuff is amazing! Color Magnet is a dye attractant that magically attracts more dye where it is applied, creating a unique, two-toned effect. Color Magnet doesn't stiffen the fabric, so the two-toned result is perfectly soft.
Bring your own T-Shirts, scarves, or fabric to learn how to use this technique.

Kit fee: $10 includes Color Magnet Pen, stencils, and all dye products used during class

Discharge Techniques Workshop

All levels, for 3-20 students, 5 hours

 

Come explore the world of discharge. Learn how to print, paint and pattern using multiple products like discharge paste, deColourant and bleach. This way you can try before you buy and decide which technique works best for what effect you want to get. Geri’s expertise will guide you through this challenging and fun exploration. Geri will supply sample fabric and all the products to test, however, bring your own fabric to try for your projects.

Note: This class uses products that contain fumes, which may affect some students.

Supply fee: $15.00

Over-dye Workshop

All levels, for 3-20 students, 8 hours – a two-day session each 4 hours session

 

All levels, for 3-20 students, 8 hours – a two-day session each 4 hours session Ever wondered what to do with all that ugly fabric that you just can’t get to go with anything? Let Geri show you the process of over-dye and how to change that trash into treasure and have a lot of fun along the way! This two day session gives you plenty of time to see how the dying process works.
You provide the pre-washed natural fiber fabric and Geri supplies the rest.

Supply Fee: $20.00

Fast Fun Marbling

All levels, for 3-20 students, 4 hours

 

Want to learn how to take that plain black and white fabric to a new level? Or want to get a wonderful watercolor look on your fabric? Let Geri teach you these fun, fast marbling techniques. This class will transform the way you look at black and white fabric.
For best results bring your own 100% cotton or silk or similar natural fibers.

Kit Fee: $25.00
Kit includes four 15 ml bottles of Tsukineko's All-Purpose Ink, 4 Pointed-tip and 4 Round-tip Foam Core Dye Pens, 2 ink wells, 1 ink dropper, and a stand for the foam core dye pens. You take the kit home with you.

Soy Wax for Vibrant Color

All levels, for 3-20 students, 6 hours

 

Geri will personally walk you through how to use the renown surface design artists Jane Dunnewold and Lisa Kerpoe techniques. Learn to create your own crayons perfect for rubbings, drawing and writing, dye paste for stamping, stenciling and more. Even seasoned textile artists will find that these new techniques open up many new possibilities for surface design.
You provide the pre-washed natural fiber fabric and Geri supplies the rest.

Supply fee: $20.00

Camo Tie Dye

All levels, for 3-20 students, 6 hours

Creating a true camouflage look using the tie dye technique has, until now, been tricky with inconsistent, unpredictable results. Geri teaches an easy-to-use Camo Tie Dye method to make things easier.
You bring the fabric, clothing, bag or hat you want to dye and Geri provides the rest.

Supply fee: $10

I Love 2 Fuse

(All levels welcome for 2-8 students; 6 hours)


Experience the joy of fusing. Learn how to make a colorful chip-fused art quilt. Build quick collages from free-cut fabric chips. Arrange them into pictorial designs with simple fusing techniques.

 

• No prerequisites
• Book (print on demand)
    Fusing Fun! Fast Fearless Art Quilts
     by Laura Wasilowski
     ISBN: 978-1-57120-289-5

Can be purchased from C&T

Supply list here

roomglue

Room With A Glue

(All levels welcome for 2-8 students; 6 hours)


Create a work of art focused on a scene of a comfortable living room. You become the design
star.

•$25 Kit Fee – includes hand out;   templates;   hand-dyed fabrics;   Specialty blades for the rotary cutter, pinking, wave etc.

Supply list here

landscape

Landscape

(Intermediate; 2-8 students; 6 hours)

Experience the joy of fusing. Learn how to make a colorful chip-fused art quilt. Build quick collages from free-cut fabric chips. Arrange them into pictorial designs with simple fusing techniques.

Supply list here

currentcreature

Current Creatures

(Intermediate; 2-8 students; 6 hours)

Prerequisites: I Love Fuse or Room with a Glue

Create an underwater environment using different embellishment techniques and a beautiful jointed mermaid.


• $25 Kit Fee: Includes: handouts;    templates;    Peltex;    Lutradur;    ribbon;    fabric paints used in class

Supply list here

• Note: This class will expose students to fumes from burning materials- please be aware if you are sensitive to scents or fumes.

Angels and Fairies

Bring a little magic into your life by creating your own version of a hinged doll in Angel or Fairy format. Great gift for your friends, family or for yourself.
$20 Kit Fee: for templates and materials
Supply list here

 

Thread Play

(All levels welcome; for 3-10 students; 4 hours)


Learn how to play with thread to create your favorite doodles. For all levels of sewers. A pattern for inserting your design into a pillow will be included for you to complete at home.
Supply list here

Beam’s Basic Building Blocks– With Strips

(All levels welcome for 2-8 students; 4 hours)


Beam's basic building blocks (B4) for quilting; learn how to do strip quilting block samplers without the pressure of completing a whole quilt.


Blocks created:
Strip Line;   Contemporary;   Line;   Log Cabin;   9 Patch.


• $4 Kit Fee includes: hand out;   templates for all blocks

Supply list here

Beam’s Basic Building Blocks– With Angles

(all levels welcome for 2-8 students; 4 hours)


Beam's basic building blocks (B4) for quilting; learn how to do angle blocks, quilting and samplers without the pressure of completing a whole quilt.


Blocks created:
half-square triangles- 1/2, 1/4 and 1/8;   Flying Geese;   Floating Star;   Snowball;   Pinwheel


• $4 Kit Fee includes: hand out;   templates for all blocks

Supply list here

Beam’s Basic Building Blocks– With Piecing

(Intermediate level for 2-8 students; 6 hours)

Prerequisites: B4-With Stripes or B4 - With Angles

Beam's basic building blocks (B4) for quilting; learn how to do pieced quilting samplers without the pressure of completing a whole quilt.


Blocks created:
Dresden Plate;   Apple Core;   Tumbler;   Hexagon Flower


• $4 Kit Fee includes: hand out;   templates for all blocks


• Required tool: Curve Master foot is used with curved piecing

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Curved Place-mat

(All levels welcome; for 3-10 students; 4 hours)

 

Learn a new spin on curved piecing to create a scalloped heat resistant place mat. Fun and fast but looks like you worked really hard.

BOOK: A New Spin on Curved Piecing by Joyce Lawrence Cambron
ISBN: 028906052732

Supply list here

Circle Play

(All levels welcome; for 3-10 students; 6 hours)

 

Learn how to create circle appliqués and place them in a block using marvelous silk fabrics.

BOOK: Circle Play by Reynola Pakusich
ISBN: 1571202358

Supply list here

 

 

Circle Magic- Applique
Circle Magic- Deco Stitch
Circle Magic- Petal

(All levels welcome; for 3-10 students; 4 hours)


Learn how to use your sewing machine’s circle attachment to create beautiful designs that can be used on quilts, purses and home decorating projects.

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Basic Serger

In this class you will learn serger basics, including threading, setting tensions, and how to know when you should adjust tension settings. Learn to create several stitches such as a 4-thread, 3-thread, flatlock, and rolled hem. When you leave the class you will be confident in how to use your machine.


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Fun and Flirty Bag

(All levels welcome; for 3-10 students; 6 hours)

 

Create this Fun and Flirty bag and matching pillow for your favorite teen.

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Nail Salon In A Bag

(All levels welcome; for 3-10 students; 4 hours)

 

Create this fully lined bag with 10 internal pockets that stores everything you need for taking care of your nails. Also includes a tool mate for storing clippers, emery boards and other essentials. Great gift for a teen, mother or girlfriend.

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Tea Towel Apron

(All levels welcome; for 3-10 students; 4 hours)

 

Wondering what to do with that wonderful vintage tea towel fabric? Learn how to make a quick apron with lasting appeal.

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Swanky Bag

(All levels welcome; for 3-10 students; 4 hours)

 

Make a great bag loaded with potential. Learn technique as well as design.

Supply list here

EQ7 Basics

(All levels welcome; for 3-10 students; 4 hours)


Electric Quilt Website

Do you want to EQ and don’t know how? This is the class for you. We’ll start from scratch and cover the basics of Electric Quilt software.


Learn to design, color and draw as well as saving and printing work.


We will make a few quilts and blocks and then see what our patterns look like. By the end of this class you will have the skills to create and print designs of your own.


We will concentrate on EQ7 but if you have EQ6 that will work as well. If you have photos on your laptop you can use them in a quilt as well.


Users of every level are welcome, with special emphasis on beginners.


If you do not own EQ7 - you can get a free trial version of the software for a two-week trial. Please contact Geri prior to the class to get instructions at gb@geribeam.com

Supply list here