Christmas in Dresden City via ZOOM by Diane Harris, Class fee: $35 check made out to Belle Point Quilt Guild; send to Connie Bailey


Learn to make Dresden Plate quilt blocks with a holiday theme to use as a table runner or wall quilt just in time for Christmas. We'll cover everything you need including Dresden math, cutting, construction, appliqué, quilting, finishing and exciting variations. Bonus: Learn about value, contrast and scale in your fabrics Supply list:

• Basic sewing supplies and sewing machine with transparent general purpose or open toe embroidery foot.

• Your sewing machine manual. • A ¼” foot and a throat plate with a small needle hole are very helpful but not required.

• 50 or 60-wt thread to blend with your fabric (this thread will show), neutral thread for piecing.

• A piece of flannel or a a design wall if you have one.

• EZ Dresden Acrylic Template (support your local quilt shop)

• Template plastic if you don't wish to use the EZ Dresden

• If you own a Dresden template, you may use it instead. Important: Locate the instructions that came with it.

Fabric Choose a holiday color scheme and bring a variety of fabrics in lights, mediums and darks.

If you wish to precut, cut a couple of medium-value strips 2.5" wide, and a couple of medium-value strips 4.5" wide. Background: You can't make a decision about background until you make your plates.

Since you'll be sewing from home, you can shop your stash first. I will guide you to create a one-of-a-kind Dresden project!

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