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Beginning Quilting by Machine Tuesdays (6:30-9:30) April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10

Codes and Ciphers Fridays (10-1) April 4, 11, May 2, 9

Briar Patch Saturdays (10-1) May 10, 17, 24

Striped! Tuesdays (3:30-5:30) April 1, 8, 22, 29

Times Square Saturdays (10-1) April 19, 26

Leaves in the Breeze Saturdays (10-3) May 31, June 14

Stuffed! Tuesdays (3:30-5:30) May 6, 13, 20, 27

Tula Time Thursdays (6-9) April 24 & June 26

Blended Quilt Saturday (10-2) June 21 Sundays (11-3) June 22, July 13

Summer! Tuesdays (3:30-5:30) June 3, 10, 17, 24

Ann’s Irish Chain Fridays (10-2) May 30, June 6, 13

Layered Landscapes Saturday (10-3) June 28 Sundays (11-4) June 29, July 20

SAVE THE DATE Summer - Kids Sew! Monday and Tuesday, July 7, 8 Thursday and Friday, July 10, 11

Splash Pincushion Sunday (11-4) May 4

EKG Quilt Sundays (11-3) June 1, 8

**Note: You will receive a 10% student discount on your fabric purchases on days of class.


Beginning Quilting By Machine → Alethea Ballard Tuesdays 6:30-9:30 (8 3–hour classes) April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10 Level: Beginner Min 6 / Max 9 $145 Kit Fee: $15

Splash Pincushion →

Learn the basics of cutting, sewing and finishing a quilt in this beginner class. Starting from the very beginning–cutting, creating blocks and working through to the last stitch on the binding–students will create a baby or lap-sized quilt. Choose three or four fabrics. Make it traditional, contemporary or modern and walk away with your first completed quilt and the skills and confidence to make many more! ■

Kathy August Sunday 11-4 (1 5–hour class) May 4 Level: Beginner Min 6 / Max 12 $40 Required Book: Pincushion Appeal by Cecile McPeak and Rachel Martin $16.99


Everyone needs this delightful aqua whale pincushion! With a little floral wire and some darling buttons, this wool pincushion will take on a personality of its own. Kathy will show you her hand-stitching techniques and her tricks for making stuffed creatures. ■


Codes & Ciphers → Claudia Comay Fridays 10-1 (4 3–hour classes, April 4, 11, May 2, 9 Level: Beginner Plus Min 4 / Max 10 $75

Times Square →

Are you looking for a fresh, new approach to creating a modern quilt? Claudia Comay will show you how to take an inspirational message of your choosing and encode it to develop a one-ofa-kind design. Each student will create a quilt top that is unique. This four-session class will be a mixed discussion of design basics, pattern creation on paper, and fabric selection. You will have plenty of time for sewing. ■

Laura Nownes Saturdays, 10-1 (2 3–hour classes) April 19, 26 Level: Beginner Plus Min 8 / Max 12 $55 Required Book: Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! by Laura Nownes and Diana McClun, $29.95


Journey through the creation of this quilt using the new Third Edition of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! as your text. This dynamic design is all about bands of color that create a wonderfully pleasing quilt. Although the sample is made from striped fabrics, please don’t feel limited. It would be equally exciting in a variety of plaids, checks or dots. Join the quilt’s creator Laura Nownes for a truly inspiring class. Optional: Kit will be available, the price is TBD (call the store to order yours). ■


Tula Time → Cyndy Rymer Thursdays, 6-9 April 24, June 26 (2 3-hour classes) Level: Beginner Plus Min 6 / Max 12 $45 Required Book: Tula Pink’s City Sampler, 100 Modern Quilt Blocks by Tula Pink $27.99.

Ann’s Irish Chain →

Hey everybody, it’s Tula Time. Cyndy is really excited about Tula Pink’s City Sampler, 100 Modern Quilt Blocks and you will be too. Bring your sewing machines and some great fabrics from your stash or purchase fun new modern prints from the shop and create your favorite fabulously fun blocks featured in the book. We will be getting Tula’s great fabrics in the shop. ■

Ann Loar Fridays, 10-2 May 30, June 6, 13 (3 4-hour classes) Level: Beginner Plus Min 5 / Max 12 $75


This is a relatively easy way to make one of our all-time favorites–the Irish Chain. Find a beautiful focus fabric, and Ann will show you how to cut and piece the two chain fabrics so that you have contrasting “chains” running in opposite directions. It looks complicated but it really isn’t, and you’ll be thrilled with the results. Most people go on to make several more! ■


EKG Quilt → Pat Deforce Sundays, 11-3 June 1, 8 (2 4-hour classes) Level: Beginner Plus Min 6 / Max 12 $55 Required Book: Modern One-Block Quilts, by Natalia Bonner and Kathleen Whiting. $23.95

This twist on the classic chevron quilt pattern will make your heart race. Switched up with the addition of vertical zigzags, this quilt has an exciting pulse to it. Make it in three colors or try making each zigzag in a different color for a bright, cheerful version. Happily, the pattern comes in three sizes. Pat will teach you a clever and easy method for the flying geese triangles that you’ll use over and over again. ■



Briar Patch → Vicki Wind Saturdays, 10-1 May 10, 17, 24 (3 3-hour classes) Level: Intermediate Min 5 / Max 10 $60 Recommended Pattern: Briar Patch by Judy Niemeyer, $16

Leaves in the Breeze →

Stitch on paper to create perfect points and curves in this interesting paper-piecing class with Vicki Wind. Alternate blacks and whites with brights in adventurous play between the circles and the squares. No former experience with paper piecing is required to be successful in this class! ■

Alethea Ballard Saturdays, 10-3 May 31, June 14 (2 5-hour classes) Level: Intermediate Min 6 / Max 9 $65 Recommended eBook: Appliqué Outside the Lines by Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins, $14.99


Get ready to cut loose and appliqué outside the lines! Blend your favorite colors, use those fun and pretty fabrics to create a wonderful quilt. Fuse, cut, sew and make it quirky in Alethea’s relaxed Leaves in the Breeze class. If you’re ready to try some improvisational, exuberant sewing, this is the class for you! The recommended book is available from C&T as an ebook (it is currently out of print). ■


Blended Quilt → Margaret Linderman Saturday, 10-2 Sundays, 11-3 June 21, 22, July 13 (3 4-hour class) Level: Intermediate Min 6 / Max 12 $75 Recommended Book: Best of Blended Quilts, by Sharon Yenter and Marsha McClosky, $14.95

Layered Landscapes →

Make use of large floral fabrics combined with smaller prints, toiles, tonals and geometrics to create a lovely, romantic quilt. Think of yourself as an artist with a color palette of fabrics to use in exploring your creativity. Margaret will guide you through the perfect design for your blended creation. The recommended book may not be available for class as it is backordered by the distributor. The pattern will be provided by the instructor. ■

Cyndy Rymer Saturday 10-3 Sundays 11-4 June 28, 29, July 20 (3 5-hour classes) Level: Intermediate Min 4 / Max 6 $110 Required Pattern: $25

Back by popular demand, Cyndy returns this session with her pictorial Layered Landscape, quilt class. Build layers of color to bring a stunning scene to life. Mt. Diablo, Wintry (Snowy) Mt. Diablo, Emerald Bay Lake Tahoe, Sonoma Coast, Lombard Street, and the Golden Gate Bridge are the current patterns available. Yosemite is coming soon! You can buy the pattern at Wooden Gate Quilts and choose your own fabrics. Alternately, kits including the backing, batting, and fabric pieces will be created for you for an extra charge to anyone who calls ahead. (For an additional $30 Cyndy will help you create a pattern from your own photo. Please call to arrange to meet with Cyndy at least two weeks ahead of class.) ■



Striped → Alethea Ballard and Jamie Hirano Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30 April 1, 8, 22, 29 (4 2-hour classes) Level: Beginner Plus Min 6 / Max 9 $70

Stuffed! →

Our series of kid’s classes continues this month with a creative, scrappy quilt project. Sewing on a foundation, the students will make string-pieced blocks for a cute table topper. ■

Alethea Ballard and Jamie Hirano Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30 May 6, 13, 20, 27 (4 2-hour classes) Level: Beginner Plus Min 6 / Max 9 $65


All of the kids have been asking to make stuffed animals, and we’re ready with some fun projects. A clever pincushion, a big animal pillow and a little creature will capture everyone’s creativity! ■


Summer → Alethea Ballard and Jamie Hirano Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30 June 3, 10, 17, 24 (4 2-hour classes) Level: Beginner Plus Min 6 / Max 9 $65


With a cute bathing suit cover up, sleepover pillow mat and a drawstring tote, the summer can officially begin! Building on our series of classes, the students will continue learning the basics

Alethea Ballard and Jamie Hirano Monday and Tuesday, July 7, 8 and Thursday, Friday , July 10, 11

of garment construction and home sewing. ■

Time, Fee, Project - TBD


We will announce in our newsletter the details of this summer kids class. ■

Class Policies Levels Beginner: Beginner with little experience sewing. Beginner Plus: Confident beginner who can use a sewing machine & has some experience with rotary cutting. Intermediate: Intermediate quilter who is experienced with rotary cutting, sewing & some quilting techniques. Advanced: Advanced quilter who is ready to take on more complex challenges. Levels are listed based upon the difficulty of the project and skills required to make it in the time allotted for the class. We want you to have a good experience in our classes. You are welcome to take any class that we offer, and students may take classes above their level. In this case we want you to know that the teacher may not be able to give you the individual help that you would like. Sign-ups Sign-up for classes may be done in the shop or by phone. Students will be given a supply list after payment is received (some class kits may be given to you at the start of class by the instructor.) Receipts will be given upon full payment. Your receipt will indicate dates & times of your class, minimum and maximum enrollment information and cancellation policies. Payment must be made at time of registration and may be cash, check, store credit, or charge. Books or patterns listed on the supply list will be available at the store. We must follow copyright laws. While friends may share a book or pattern, copies may not be used in class, unless by written permission from the designer or publisher. Cancellation Policies A minimum number of students will be required to hold each class. We will require a minimum of five (5) students, unless otherwise indicated. To aid the scheduling process, students are encouraged to sign up early. In the event that a class does not have the minimum number of students, we will notify the students five (5) days prior to the class. If we cancel a class because of low enrollment, students will be issued a full refund in the method of payment used or a store credit for future classes or for purchases. You may cancel your place in a class up to seven (7) days before the first class session. At that time, you will be issued a full refund in the method that you paid for the class or you can have a store credit in that amount. If you cancel your place in a class in less than seven (7) days before the class you will receive a store credit only if we can fill your place from the waiting list. You may give your place in a class to a friend. Please notify us in this case. In the event of a teacher illness, we will try to reschedule the class. You may receive a full refund or credit if you are unable to make the new class dates.

Q2 2014 class schedule booklet  

Class schedule for April, May and June for Wooden Gate Quilts in Danville, CA.