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Gail's Classes

Asymmetry in Quilt Design – NEW!

Create a unique twist on tradition!  Asymmetric design in stars, borders, and backgrounds using simple techniques.  6 Hour Drawing class:  no fabric required and no UFO to take home, just new designs for your tool kit.  A comprehensive how-to workbook and a foundation piecing demonstration will help you to understand these techniques.  12 – 18 Hour Class also will include stitching techniques on your own designs, color theory and design critique.  Workbook Fee:  $15.

1 day – 6 hours (no stitching)

2-3 Days: 12 – 18 hours (includes hands on stitching of your own design, color theory, design critique)

All Skill Levels


Foundation and Curved Seam Piecing:  DeMystified – NEW!

Learn to master all aspects of these techniques with Gail’s PTSD mantra, from how to determine what sizes to cut, to the beauty of stitching on freezer paper — because the fabric adheres to the paper when pressed, eliminating puckers and pleats common to other foundation mediums.  It is incredibly accurate with perfect points and intersections!  Also learn fool proof curved seam piecing to join sections together.  Fees:  $30, includes detailed class workbook and heart pattern.

1 Day – 6 hours
All Skill Levels


Little Goose, Little Goose, Fly Away Home!

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.

1 day – 6 hour Class
All Skill levels


The Goose Is Loose:  Designing with Free-form Shapes

Intermediate Skill Level
2  – 5 Day Class; 6 hours per day, 12 – 30 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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Almost Modern © 2016

What Goes Around Comes Around: Design Your Own Circular Stars!

Create your own original star design. It’s simple and easy with a ruler and a compass, even if you hate math.  We will explore both 6 and 8 point designs.  A comprehensive how-to workbook and a foundation piecing demonstration will help you to understand these techniques.  $15 Workbook fee.

1 Day Class –  6 hours
All skill levels

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Sensational Stars and Spectacular Circular Borders

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.

Intermediate Skill Level
2 Day Class – 12 hours

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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




Celebration, 2016, by Gail Garber and Kris Vierra

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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