MAQ 2018 Summer Classes

Returning for my 8th year with Mid Appalachian Quilters Retreat at the beautiful Mt. St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The dates are July 13 - 15, 2018 (Thursday to Sunday)

Here are the 3 classes I'm teaching.

Buzz Saw

Buzz Saw: Friday, July 13 (click link to go to MAQ website)


  • Skill Level: Confident Beginner to Advanced
  • Description:  This is a variation of a Dresden Plate - but on steroids! It is made using an 18 degree Dresden Plate ruler with a 12-1/2" height. The pointed ends are achieved by slicing off a 30 degree triangle and replacing with a white triangle of the same size. Each quarter unit is faced and appliqued to a background square. 30" x 30". Students must be able to sew an accurate 1/4" seam.
  • Techniques covered Traditional with a Twist. A traditional Dresden Plate shape made longer with an altered tip.
  • Kit Required: Yes
  • Kit Fee: $20
  • Kit Contains: Pattern and multi-sized, 12-1/2" Dresden plate ruler (with 30 and 60 degree lines). If students from my 2016 Black Licorice Class bring their ruler from that class, I will rebate them the $10 ruler fee.
  • PreCutting Required: Yes
  • Sewing Machine Required: Yes
  • Buzz Saw Supply List


Rose Star

Rose Star

Rose Star Table Topper: Saturday, July 14 (click link to go to MAQ site)


  • Skill Level: Confident Beginner to Advanced. Must be able to create an accurate 1/4" seam and be willing to learn making y-seams.
  • Description:  Traditionally sewn by hand, you can recreate this vintage block all by machine. Using quick rotary cut kite shapes, you will learn how easy it is to sew three together using a simple (and doable) y-seam. Twenty-four units are then stitched into the Rose Star Block with ONLY straight seams. The supply list comes with a coloring chart so you can plan your fabrics. Make one and you have a large table topper. Make several and you have the beginnings of an amazing quilt. Debby will discuss how to "square up" the blocks to work them into a larger quilt. We will also discuss adding borders to the hexagon shape (to make it larger). Finished size is 30" x 34".
  • Techniques covered  Using quick rotary cut kite shapes, you will learn how easy it is to sew three together using a simple (and doable) y-seam. Twenty-four units are then stitched into the Rose Star Block with ONLY straight seams.
  • Kit Required: Yes
  • Kit Fee: $14
  • Kit Contains: Laser cut, acrylic Kite template; multi-page, well illustrated directions, and a set of fabric kites to make your first unit.
  • PreCutting Required: Yes
  • Sewing Machine Required: Yes
  • Supply List and Pre-Cutting Instructions
Here is another Rose Star

Rose Star
My Sunday class is full, but here's a description.

Sunday, July 15: English Paper Piecing with Hexagons and Diamonds

CLASS IS FULL!



  • Skill Level: All Levels
  • Description:  English Paper Piecing is a great take-along handpiecing project, perfect for making traditional Grandmother's Flower Garden (GFG) blocks – and more! Discover simple diamonds, which, when combined with the hexagons, offer exciting possibilities for altogether new blocks adding a creative dimension to your design options. My collection of samples is a treasure trove of inspiration, where you’ll see all sorts of ways to use your hexagons and diamonds in a variety of settings and projects.
  • Techniques covered  English Paper Piecing, hand sewing, designing with hexagons and diamonds.
  • Kit Required: Yes
  • Kit Fee: $15
  • Kit Contains: Your kit contains fabric, card stock hexagon and diamond shapes in 2 sizes. The supply list will give you more options for fabrics to bring out of your own stash.
  • PreCutting Required: No
  • Sewing Machine Required: No
  • Supply List

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