Saturdays, 10:00-1:00. Choose a date option above.
The workshops will run as an Open-Sew concept - You can choose the workshop dates that you would like to attend AND which Birthstone block that you would like to make [January - September are currently in stock].
Patterns and Fat Quarter bundles are available for purchase.
Kerin Ferrin (who you may know as Tuffets with Kerin) has become certified in teaching spectacular fabric Gems created by MJ Kinman, Textile Artist. Capture the brilliance of colored gemstones in this Birthstone Series. Each individually- packaged pattern includes a fully-coded freezer paper template; full-scale paper copy to use as a key; and 12-page pattern booklet that includes fabric requirements and detailed instructions for block construction.
Best of all, these patterns don't require absolute precision, so you can relax and enjoy every aspect of making your gems. Each pattern has a skill-builder component offering a unique opportunity to learn soft curves, sewing with small pieces and diamond shapes. *Beginner friendly.
Note: Freezer paper piecing is not typical paper piecing: templates are ironed to the RIGHT side, so there is no confusing reverse piecing; templates are easily removed and REUSABLE. Join Kerin here at Pine Tree Quilt Shop to learn how to create the biggest Gems in the world~ in fabric!
The finished quilt is 57 x 75. Kerin will offer several different layout options using fewer blocks. "The most beautiful gemstone captures light and reflects it back to us with unique brilliance, revealing its fiery personality," says creator MJ Kinman.