Thursday, September 1, 2011

Quilts for September classes

September!  Just in time!  The opening day for NCAA football is the opening day for quilting at my house.  Of course, we never stopped quilting, but when the days get cooler and  football is in the air, it is just natural to start planning another quilt.  These pictures are of the quilts we are teaching in West Yellowstone in September.  The first picture is the layout diagram for the Christmas Dishes (Dresden Plate) class quilt.  last two are the Baby Bear Paw and Wild Mountain Rose quilts, which are   being taught together because they use the same techniques.  Check the class schedule and register on line at

Baby Bear Paw
Wild Mountain Rose

Monday, August 15, 2011

Here's the first block of the Christmas Dishes table-top quilt I designed for the Village Dry Goods quilt shop in Brigham City, Utah.  I had so much fun making the queen size Candy Dishes quilt from Riley Blake fabric that I was eager to make another using this Dresden plate variation technique.  The fabrics are different from the ones planned for our Heritage Quilt Workshop Christmas Dishes class kits, which are a little more formal.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Christmas Dishes quilt class

Christmas Dishes
August 25  10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Pinecone Playhouse
121 Madison, West Yellowstone, Montana
Pieced and appliquéd Dresden Plate variation
Block:  16” finished
This Dresden Plate variation is another of those great quilts that looks much harder than it is to make.  It combines piecing and appliqué. The class includes expert instruction, class fabric kit for one 16” block, instructions for single block pillow, and our pattern for the 48” x 48” table-top or baby quilt.
To bring  your own fabric for a complete Table-top Quilt:
Fabric requirements:
Background:     2 ½ yards or 9 fat quarters
Plate wedges:  (12) 10” squares of Christmas Fabric
                    or  (12) 5” width of fabric strips
Plate centers:  (1) fat quarter
Binding:            2/3 yard
Skill level:  confident with sewing machine or needlework by hand. 
Heritage Quilt Workshop registration fee
         (Covers multiple classes per person in one day)       $10.00     
Class, one block kit, and pattern                                      $55.00  
Questions?  call Anna at 1 (435) 730-4976
Register in person by visiting the Send-It-Home Shop at 30 Madison Street in West Yellowstone, or  Register on-line at
See the finished quilt top at
The Heritage Quilt Workshop is a program of the Western Heritage Arts Center in West Yellowstone, Montana., and is sponsored in part by the West Yellowstone Send-it-Home Shop.
Western Heritage Arts Center
Preserving, Presenting, and Promoting the Best of the American West

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Pinecone Playhouse Baby Bear Paw Quilt
In West Yellowstone, Montana, the Main Gate to Yellowstone National Park from Idaho and points to the south  and west, there is lots to do and see, and folks come from all over the world for the adventure of seeing the geysers, bears, buffalo, and waterfalls.  From the Yellowstone Cutthroat trout to the wild roses and columbine, we have plenty of local  inspirations for quilt designs.  Some of our visitors are ready for Adventures in Quilting.  The Heritage Quilt Workshop is designed to offer quilt adventures to both the eager beginning quilter and the seasoned quilter. This site is designed to be a place where you can see photos of our workshop projects, ask questions, and access information about our quilt workshop and events.  We'll post links to other Yellowstone area shops and events, and we hope to serve as a jumping off point for all sorts of quilt adventures.

Summer and Fall 2011 Heritage Quilt Workshop Schedule

The Bright Baby Bear Paw quilt;  now quilted, is currently living at the Send-It-Home shop in West Yellowstone, Montana