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Advanced Beginner Quilt Class: Festive Block

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm PDT


Instructor: Courtney Zerizef

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner*, ages 15 and up

Class Length: 3 sessions, 2.5 hrs each session


Want to upgrade your home with your creative and skillful talent? We got you! This class will go through the step-by-step to make a beautiful, elegant, and modern pieced quilt block. It’s a great way to add some elevated handmade elements into your holiday decorations and traditions. You’ll learn how to create this block as a pillow, wall hanging, and/or table runner. 

As with all advanced beginner level courses, these classes are designed to perfect some of the basics and introduce new quilting techniques. Techniques learned in this block are 8 in 1 Half-Square Triangles (HSTs), multi-split triangle HSTs, Quick Corner Units, and square within square.

There will likely be some homework in between classes, but our experienced teacher is ready to meet you where you’re at, and as always, the classroom will be available for use during the week for all class projects.


Supply List:

Quilt Batting – Craft size 34” x 45”, or piece of batting that measures approx. 23” x 68”

Fabric for 4 blocks (quantities are based on 42″ WOF – width of fabric). 

1 yard – Fabric A 

½ yard Fabric B  

¼ yard Fabric C 

1 yard Fabric D (Backing Fabric) 

¼ yard Fabric E (Binding Fabric) 

Hera marker

– 1 spool of Mettler Metrosene All-Purpose Polyester Thread (coordinating or color matching recommended) 


Be prepared – purchase your supplies online or in person before class begins! Class supplies are available for purchase at Modern Domestic. To purchase supplies online and pick up the day of your class, just select NE Alberta Store for pick-up. To purchase supplies in store, we recommend allowing at least 45 minutes to shop. Please note that our store hours are Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. 


*Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner – You have a good handle on the basics and are ready to dip your toe into more challenging waters. You’re still fairly new to sewing from patterns and could use help with how to manipulate the pattern to get a better fit. You want to add some new skills to your repertoire (invisible zippers, setting-in sleeves, sewing with a serger, etc.). Classes generally require homework.


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