The Nifty Needle

Karen Sievert:
Author, Teacher, Speaker and International Award Winning Longarm Machine Quilter

 

Domestic Piecing Workshops



Bears Paw With Claws Lap Quilt


Bears Paw With Claws
Workshop Materials and Supplies

Full Day Workshop
Add $6.00 kit fee per student (kit is required for the workshop)

The newest class Karen offers, this one packs a punch!  With prairie points, that is!  Using Karen's innovative technique, quilters will make a Bears Paw "With Claws" and learn how they can put a prairie point into ANY half square triangle.  In addition Karen teaches Log Cabin blocks and the phenomenal 3D Flying Geese border.  This quilt is one that any quilter would love to have.

Bears Paw With Claws Table Runner



Workshop Materials and Supplies

Half Day Workshop
Add $6.00 kit fee per student (kit is required for the workshop)

This block is so much fun
to make with the prairie points.  Large 14" blocks means this adorable table runner goes together quickly.  Add a few more blocks and you have a great bed runner.  Fast, fun class in a no stress environment.  Calgon take me away!

Peek-a-Boo 

Peek-a-Boo
peek a boo close upWorkshop Materials and Supplies

Half Day Workshop
Add $6.00 kit fee per student (kit is required for the workshop)

There's something very appealing about this very simple quilt.  I think it's the "hidden treasures".  Every time I see it, I come up with more ideas.....like using it for an "I Spy" quilt or as a "Blessing" quilt.  Imagine if under the prairie points, there were handwritten notes about why you felt so fortunate to have the recipient in your life!  The possibilities are endless.  Where will your imagination take you?

Class features how to make prairie points and how to incorporate them into your quilt tops.  In addition, Karen teaches three different border options.  A lot of great information in a fun and friendly format.  Easy enough for beginners, but fun for quilters of all skill levels.

Color, Color All Around

Color, Color All Around
Workshop Materials and Supplies

Full Day Workshop
Add $6.00 kit fee per student (kit is required for the workshop)

This is one of my favorite quilts!!!  Maybe it's the colors, or perhaps, it's the way you can just
turn the blocks and come  up with so many different designs!  Whatever it is, it sings to my soul!  Have fun with this one, but watch out, it could be addictive!

Class features how to make prairie points and how to incorporate them into your quilt tops.  In addition, Karen teaches three different border options.  A lot of great information in a fun and friendly format.  Easy enough for beginners, but fun for quilters of all skill levels.

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Tumbling Blocks - with NO inset seams

Tumbling Blocks
Workshop Materials and Supplies

Full Day Workshop

I love the look of the Tumbling Blocks quilt, but will admit to hating having to do "inset" seams.  Well, this pattern allows you to achieve the look, without the fuss!  Another quilt that's easy enough for beginners, yet fun for all to put together.

 

Roman Tiles 

Roman Tile
Workshop Materials and Supplies

Full Day Workshop

The cover quilt from the book "Better Together".  Two blocks and a great setting combine to make a quilt that has lots of eye appeal.  Add the split two color border, and learn how to change your binding color at the miter .  This is a fun filled class loaded with tips and techniques, and the results - Fantastic!

Sun-Kissed Roses

Sun-Kissed Roses
Workshop Materials and Supplies

Full Day Workshop

A few things I love about this class......  It's fast, it's easy, and it can be done in a day!  Use any large scale print, you know, the ones you can't bear to cut up, pick two coordinating colors, and get ready to get done!  Suitable for beginners, but fun for quilters of all skill levels.

Seasonal Wreath Quilt 

Wreath Quilt
Workshop Materials and Supplies

Half Day Workshop
Add $3.00 kit fee per student (kit is required for the workshop)

You'd be surprised, pleasantly so!  At how quickly this little quilt goes together!  I love the fact that I can hang it at Christmas time, but also, that I can make other versions to reflect all the seasons of the year!  Can't you see it as a fall wreath, with all those beautiful reds, oranges, golds and greens?  How about the soft pastels of spring, or the warm and vibrant colors of summer?  So many options, so little time!

Flutterbyes In My Garden 



Workshop Materials and Supplies

Full Day Workshop
Add $6.00 kit fee per student (kit is required for the workshop)

Love this little quilt so much so that I have made it in three different color ways.  Striking here with purples and batiks, but also beautiful in blues and browns or peaches and greens.  Workshop teaches two different blocks and how to do pieces setting and corner triangles.  Love the way the prairie points give dimension to the butterflies as they dance across the quilt.

Pop Stars 

Pop Stars

Workshop Materials and Supplies

Full Day Workshop
Add $6.00 kit fee per student (kit is required for the workshop)

When I was making "Star-Studded Sampler", I fell in love with this block, called Rhode Island.  The star within a star was so appealing that I decided to make a quilt using just that block.  I wish I could have found a fabric that has a celebrity on it.  That would make this quilt a "Pop Star"!  I think it's beautiful in green and pink, but would also be fabulous as a Christmas quilt in red and green.  So many possibilites!

I've Been Framed

Ive been framed

Workshop Materials and Supplies

Full Day Workshop
Add $3.00 kit fee per student (kit is required for the workshop)

Makes a beautiful, pieced, lap sized quilt.  Approximate finished dimension of 60" x 75", this is one keeper!  Utilizing a "focus" fabric and coordinating small print, this quilt has 2 color ways, and a border, dare I say, is the perfect frame!

 

 

Comments from past workshops!!
    -It's one thing to have a good idea, but something else to be able to teach it.  Your a great teacher, I should know, I'm an instructor!
    -Fantastic hands on teacher.
    -Loved it, when's the next class!
    -Loved learning to make prairie points and other interesting tidbits.  As a newbie it was fun and I enjoyed it greatly.
    -Good visuals with many variations; interesting and easy technique that is worth knowing. 
    -Great Color, Color class!  Amazing how simple/easy things can be once you're shown the "secret"!  I totally enjoyed the class!
    -Survey Question: What didn't you like about the workshop?  Honestly -  just that it ended!


Domestic Piecing Workshop Fees:
Full Day  $700 plus mileage (.55 per mile)
Half Day  $400 plus mileage
Trunk Show & Workshop Contract