barbsmstarBring your strips for a fun marathon weekend! This bargello lonestar goes together quickly in strip sets. It will work with any 2-1/2” strips you have, whether you want to use stash or something fresh; it’s a great class to try!

Karen Gibbs, Sales Manager for Island Batik, is a nationally known Quilter, Instructor, Author, Fabric and Pattern Designer!  She’s held Madison’s Star Marathons around the country and we are super-excited to be hosting one at Yankee Madison StarWooden Spools!

Karen’s daughter, Madison (for whom the quilt is named) will be there too – Madison helps out in class by pressing for students!  How awesome is that???

You don’t need to be an experienced quilter – just know how to sew!  Spend a super fun weekend sewing and have a stunning Madison’s Star Quilt to show for it!  Wow…

We’ll have a selection of Island Batiks available for you as a kit for class if you want:  Here’s a snap-shot of the colors:Screen Shot 2016-08-29 at 5.57.49 AM

Bring Stash fabric…bring a strip pack, your choice! The beauty of this quilt is that it will work with any 2-1/2” strips you have!  Stop in and see the many samples we have in the shop.

The Marathon starts Friday September 30th at 4pm – but the prior Saturday, Sept. 24th at 2pm,  Karen will be on hand to help with you with fabric selections!  Shop with her help – or bring in your ideas and she’ll help you audition options!

Here’s the full schedule:

Saturday, Sept. 24th:  2pm  Fabric Selection help if desired

Friday, September 30th:  4 p.m. until ???

We’ll start Friday at 4 p.m. by sorting your strips and making final fabric selections.  Start sewing!

We’ll have food on hand to keep you nourished and energized into the evening!

Saturday, October 1st:   9 am until 1 pm and then regroup 5 pm until 8 pm

Saturday’s sessions:

  • Get your homework done!
  • Layout your bargello diamonds
  • Cut out your pieced diamond

Sunday 9 am until 2:00-ish

  • Try a Y seam with some interesting inspiration!
  • Discussion of finishing:
    • Quilting,
    • Applique?
    • Borders

Throughout the weekend we’ll have food on hand for you, gifts and prizes – and Wooden Spools will be providing some of your supplies!

Sign up soon – we only have space for 10 for this event!

The registration link is here:  Register for Madison’s Star Marathon

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