Classes & Workshops

Posted on July 28, 2016 by Cristy Fincher | 0 comments

Online class options are available for guilds and groups. Please contact me.

Passing on the knowledge that I've gained from a lifetime of sewing and learning from my mom, and Master Quilter, Sharon Schamber, is a true joy and honor. From technique based classes like Circle Maze & Almond Butter, to skill building classes like Love Machine & Stellar Stars, I look forward to bringing an exciting class to your group or guild where everyone learns something new to add to their knowledge base and finds new confidence in their quilting skills.


Circle Maze 
Full day class - confident beginner/intermediate
Technique - Piec-lique 

Curved piecing is easier than ever! Discover how to create the Circle Maze quilt with the Piec-lique technique (developed by Sharon Schamber). This simple and fun technique takes the fear out of curves, and replaces it with unlimited possibilities. In class, Cristy will guide you through this fabulous skill-building technique, without the fuss of special sewing machine feet or a ton of pins. Learning how to sew curves with Piec-lique will give you confidence and add many new skills to your quilting "tool box." 
Circle Maze by Cristy Fincher

Almond Butter
Full day class - confident beginner/intermediate
Technique - Paperless Paper Piecing

Paperless paper piecing is limitless! This simple technique, developed by Sharon Schamber, will empower you to go beyond the limits of paper foundation piecing to create any straight seam. With Cristy, you’ll learn the basics of Paperless Paper Piecing with her unique Almond Butter quilt pattern. You’ll also learn how to convert paper-pieced designs to paperless, plus tips & tricks for using Paperless Paper Piecing in many other ways. By the end of class, you'll gain many new piecing "tools" to add to your quilting tool box.

Love Machine
Full day class - confident beginner/skill builder
Technique - Piecing, Cutting, Using Ombre Fabrics

Build your piecing skills and fall in love with quilting all over again! The fun and simple Love Machine pattern is packed full of skill-building blocks like the flying geese, half-square triangle and quarter-square triangle. Cristy's tried and true cutting and sewing system, including glue-basting for accurate points, will empower you and take your piecing and precision to new levels. Bulky seams are a thing of the past when you learn the secrets of spinning your seams to create a beautiful quilt that is as beautiful on the back as it is on the front.  You'll leave class with a renewed love of quilting and skills to last a lifetime.

Orange Juice 
Full day class - intermediate
Technique - Turned-edge & Raw-edge Applique

Any shape, any size, any motif … applique is often the best choice!  Explore both turned-edge and raw-edge applique with expert guidance as you create the simple and sweet Orange Juice block. Cristy has combined her dedication to precision piecing with a machine embroiderer’s eye for stitch detail to produce the look of fine hand applique – executed with ease, speed and accuracy on a sewing machine.  Create your motif as you practice each applique technique in class

Machine Pieced Hexagons
Full day class -confident beginner/skill builder
Technique - Y-seams, cutting, piecing 

Sew Y-Seams like a super-star! In this class, Cristy will teach you how to use a standard rotary ruler to cut your own hexagons (no specialty ruler needed!). You’ll also learn how to glue baste and easily piece the hexagons together by machine, easily and precisely, to make flower and diamond units with Y-Seams. The units can be combined to create a beautiful and timeless quilt of any size.

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