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For full details about lessons, including pricing and supply lists, please e-mail:
pat@crabtreelane.com

 

 

Lessons at Crabtree Lane Studio
Quilting lessons are available at Crabtree Lane Studio, located in Abington, MA. Students receive individual attention in their choice of projects, with special attention to color selection, pattern choice and method of construction. Pat specializes in machine quilting, appliqué, and piecing.

Classes are conveniently available morning and evening. They run in six-week cycles, and class sizes are small. Pat is also available for trunk shows and off-site classes.

Lectures include:
Something New on Every Quilt
Thinking of Hue
Under the Bedcllothes

Classes include:
The Beauty of New York Blooms Again
Quilt the Mini
Sugar Maple Runner
New York Beauty Floral
Iced Blueberries
Cherry Fizz
With Fronds Like These, Who Needs Anemones?
Take a Mock on the Wild Side
Hue Can Do It
Ready, Set, Sew!
Fills, Feathers, and Fancies
Tickle Me with Feathers
Meet Me at the Bar
Claying Around
Down to the Finish

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Something New on Every Quilt
Trunk Show

This standard trunk show illustrates the progress in my quilting style and complexity. I make a conscious effort to try something new in each quilt, and this lecture chronicles my journey.

I bring more than twenty five quilts, and everyone is welcome to view and examine them after the presentation.
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Thinking of Hue
Trunk Show

This is a trunk show of my quilts with a focus on color. I'm known for vibrantly colorful quilts with lots of pattern and detail. I explain the inspiration and idea for many of my designs and, as always, I bring many actual quilts for everyone to see after the presentation.

This show works well with a follow up class on color.
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Under the Bedclothes
Slide Lecture

We layer up our quilts with piecing, batting, backing and quilting, but the last, not so obvious, layer is often the story. Sometimes we know exactly what the quilter was thinking, but other times it is helpful to know the story under the bedclothes. A little background on the quilter herself will often fill in some of the blanks.

This presentation will show my quilts in the context of my journey to quilting and give a brief explanation of my inspirations and ideas. I love to bring lots of my quilts for you to look at, too!
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Classes

The Beauty of New York Blooms Again
Techniques for paper piecing and machine applique (machine sewing workshop)

This quilt has it all! The colors are very appealing, the appliqués are gorgeous and the blocks are made easily and precisely with paper piecing. This was my 9-11 quilt so there is special meaning in the New York Beauty blocks.  You can make it with florals as I did or choose another type of fabric (batiks, thirties, polka dots, ???) to play with. Whatever your heart desires! This is basically an organized scrap quilt, so, many fabrics can be used and it is a great excuse to go fat quarter shopping! The skills we will explore include paper piecing, machine turned edge appliqué, color theory, and future quilting options.

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Quilt the Mini
Sewing and designing techniques  (machine sewing workshop)

Plan out fresh ideas for machine quilting by stitching out a mini, premarked wholecloth quilt.  The 16” x 16” size makes a doable project to be finished as a pillowtop or wallhanging. Go beyond the usual, and refresh your ideas for traditional or modern quilts. You will find many designs to use on your next quilt-mini or full size.

 

Sugar Maple Runner
Paper piecing and applique techniques (machine sewing workshop)

Crisp fall air brings the autumn hues of the sugar maple leaves. This sweet little table runner brings these beautiful colors to your table. A maple syrup colored background showcases the leaf fabrics and autumn colors of the leaves .Paper piecing makes each block perfect. Simple techniques bring great results. You can choose a rounded end or squared off table mat to fit your table. This is a great small project to kick off the season that will use some of the beautiful fabrics available.

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New York Beauty Floral
Appliqué and paper piecing (sewing workshop)

This class uses Pat's original pattern of her prize winning quilt. The New York Beauty block is paper pieced insuring that every point is effortless and perfect. Pat will guide you through the steps for choosing a successful color scheme. The skills learned will include paper piecing, color and value choices and machine turned edge appliqué. This is an all day class.

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Iced Blueberries
Techniques for traditional blocks (sewing workshop)

One of Pat's most popular patterns, this class covers traditional piecing, fused appliqué with blanket stitching and shark tooth edging. Flock of geese blocks contrast beautifully with the flowing tulip, leaf and berry design of the border. Choose one color and white or a variety of fabrics in the same color family with a neutral. This class makes a lap size quilt or the beautiful, original border can be expanded to create a larger version. This is an all day class.

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Cherry Fizz
Paper piecing techniques (machine sewing workshop
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This is one of the happiest quilts you will ever see! It is filled with bubbles and fizz and the bright colors light up the dark background. Paper piecing makes it fast and accurate. You can make it scrappy, as Pat did, or choose a set of colors to repeat in each block. The border is a snap with paper piecing and you can decide to add prairie points, piping, beading and buttons or not. This is an all day class. All levels.

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With Fronds Like These, Who Needs Anemones?
Techniques for nature-inspired quilts (sewing workshop)

During this workshop, students will create a small wall hanging featuring fern appliqués. The pattern for the hanging is a miniature version of Pat’s quilt “Inspiration Draws from Nature’s Art” and will incorporate her methods to create an heirloom quilt. Satin stitch appliqué and heirloom machine quilting will be covered. Intermediate/Advanced

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Take a Mock on the Wild Side:
An intro to mock appliqué techniques (sewing workshop)

Mock hand appliqué, a method of machine work, is much faster than hand appliqué, yet it looks nearly identical. We'll explore various shapes and curves, and by the end of the class, we'll end up with a large block suitable for a quilt block or pillow top. Once the technique is mastered, virtually all appliqué designs can be done with heirloom quality by machine.

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Hue Can Do It!
7 tricks for picking a palette (color workshop)

Choosing a color scheme for your quilt doesn’t have to be a challenge. Learn easy tricks from Pat Delaney, winner of numerous color awards from Vermont Quilt to Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival to The Gathering. We’ll play with fabric and glue and experiment to discover the secrets to successful color choices. We’ll also discuss the importance of value in making your quilts lively and interesting. Non-sewing.

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Ready, Set, Sew!
Revving up with machine quilting (machine sewing workshop)

Ladies, start those machines! Pat Delaney, a machine quilter with awards from Vermont Quilt to Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival to The Gathering, will introduce you to the basic machine-quilting skills that will shift your quilting into high gear! Topics include using stencils, graphic inspirations, freehand techniques, stippled designs, and more.

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Fills, Feathers, and Fancies
Expanding your quilting vocabulary (sewing workshop)

Tired of the same old stippling? Perk up your machine quilting with a new vocabulary of designs for filling spaces and backgrounds. Heirloom quilting is done with little or no marking. You will end up with a portfolio of stitches to get your creativity flowing.

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Tickle Me with Feathers
Playing with plumes (sewing workshop)

You've been waiting to learn how to stitch beautiful feathers! We will begin with a basic feather shape and then see how many variations we can devise. We will discuss feathers for all types of quilts including traditional, modern and whimsical. Practice makes perfect, and a few tips will take you to the next level. We will fit them into various shapes on your quilts and we will discuss threads to enhance your feathers. This is a stress free class that will have you swirling and twirling those plumes like a pro. This is an all day class. All levels.

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Meet Me at the Bar
Designing Linear Motifs (sewing workshop)

This class is a great way to think about quilting the quilt. We will discuss designs that will be used for any long, narrow areas or bars such as in log cabin, spider web, courthouse step or pineapple blocks. These also work well in narrow borders and may be adapted to any width border. Besides the many designs in the handouts, we will spend time creating new motifs to work with your own quilts. Even if you are not a confident free motion quilter, you will come away with very doable designs for your quilts. This class incorporates both design work and free motion machine practice in a stress free environment. This is an all day class. All levels.

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Claying Around:
Creating unique quilt embellishments

Learn simple effects with polymer clay to create buttons and beads. Polymer clays blend beautifully, so any color can be achieved to match your fabrics exactly. A quick trip to the oven sets the clay permanantly. Non-sewing.

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Down to the Finish
Finishing techniques (sewing workshop)

An all day class, we will cover many techniques to perfectly finish off your quilt and make it show worthy. Starting from adding borders and making a perfect mitered corner, we’ll even learn how to add a straight, narrow binding. Some of the fine details will include making bias strips, piping and couching. Some of the work will be done by machine, the rest by hand. Intermediate/Advanced

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