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Little Goose, Little Goose, Fly Away Home!

1 day – 6 hour Class
All Skill levels

Learn how to create this charming house block with a flying goose insert in a fun, one day class. The class is designed for students of all skill levels who wish to learn Gail’s creative design and piecing processes and techniques in a low stress, easy to finish class! Students will get an introduction to original design concepts and have detailed instruction in freezer paper piecing techniques and curved seam piecing. There is a $15 pattern and workbook fee. Fabric kits are available for $30.

The Goose Is Loose:  Designing with Free-form Shapes

Intermediate Skill Level
2 Day Class; 6 hours per day, 12 hours total

This is Gail’s most popular class, by far! It introduces the student to original design in free-form shapes. Learn the drafting and piecing techniques for flying geese in the round, loose curves, or swirls. It is sew easy to do; students are often surprised at the simplicity of the technique, taught with no scary math words! These designs can be simply designed and easily stitched using freezer paper piecing techniques. $10 workbook fee.

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Flying Colors – Design Quilts with Freeform Shapes

Intermediate Level
Multi-day Class; 3 to 5 day class, 6 hours per day. (minimum 18 hours)

Understand the process of creating your own original design quilt, complete with free-form geese creating motion and adding light. It’s simple and easy with a ruler and a compass, even for those of you who hate math. This class is designed for the student that desires an in-depth experience, exploring all aspects of creating innovative geometric quilts. Students will learn design, color selection, use of contrast and scale, and stitching techniques such as freezer paper foundation piecing. $12 workbook fee.

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Sensational Stars

Intermediate Skill Level
1 Day Class; 6 hours

Design your own circular stars in different settings. Students will learn drafting and paper foundation piecing techniques as well as tips for glorious color selection. By the afternoon, you’ll be stitching together your one-of-a-kind celestial masterpiece! A circular star pattern is available as a backup if necessary for students that are not happy with their design. $10.00 workbook fee.

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Sensational Stars and Spectacular Circular Borders

Intermediate Skill Level
2 Day Class; 12 hours

Two days to explore, draw, design and play! Spend a two day “vacation” learning the fundamentals of star design and a myriad of spectacular borders. In this class you’ll create a full sized original quilt design with a central star and surrounding borders, and begin stitching it together using paper foundation piecing. Learn the step-by-step process to make your own one-of-a-kind art quilt. $15 workbook fee.

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Tutti Frutti, 30.5″ Octagon

Tutti Frutti, with curved Flying Goose Border

Tutti Frutti, with curved Flying Goose Border. 39″ Square

Scrumptious Star Stitchery

Stitch a Star Today
All Skill Levels
1 Day Class; 6 hours

This class is especially tailored for the novice paper foundation-piecer. Working with one of Gail’s designs, learn the ins and outs of this fascinating technique that enables the student to stitch very complex designs with ease and best of all, accuracy. $15.00 pattern fee includes both the 30.5″ octagon and the 39″ square. (Fabric kits are available for this class)

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Cartwheel Constellation © 2010 by Gail Garber and Donna Barnitz

Cartwheel Constellation © 2010 by Gail Garber and Donna Barnitz

Designing Circular Borders

All Skill Levels
½ Day Class (Designing, but no stitching, so no sewing machine needed)
1 day class (Designing and stitching. Students will stitch samples and learn freezer paper foundation techniques)

It’s not magic! It’s easy, using simple drafting techniques, with Gail’s sure fire, no “scary math words” teaching style. Learn to draft circular flying geese, spirals, big n’ little, and more. Students will learn drafting techniques for a variety of circular borders. $10.00 workbook fee.  Download supply lists below:

Designing Circular Borders 6 hrs

Design Circular Borders – 3 hrs


Introduction to Freezer Paper Foundation Piecing – Winding Ways

Novice Level
Half-day class; 3 hours

The perfect class for a first time paper piecer! Let Gail introduce you to the quickest, easiest way to piece intricate designs. Her freezer paper foundation method is quick to learn and you’ll be on your way to piecing a single block of the Winding Ways pattern that can be expanded to make a full quilt, or stitch into an adorable tote bag. You’ll pick up plenty of tips to make paper piecing fun! $30.00 kit fee includes pattern, fabric for block,  and freezer paper.

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Color in Quilting

All Skill Levels
½ day class; 3 hours

This class introduces color design and effective use of contrast in quilting. Feel more confident in selecting dynamic fabrics for your future quilts. Play with fabric scraps, swapping and sharing with others, as we explore color and contrast theory. No sewing involved and no UFO to take home! $20.00 materials fee includes everything you will need except for a rotary cutter and small mat.

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