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Birthstone Gem Series



Create your own sparkling gem using the same techniques that artist and designer MJ Kinman has used to create her giant gem quilts for over 20 years.

MJ has created patterns that allow all of us to bring a little bling into our lives. Through her use of color and contrast, MJ has created patterns that will delight your senses and are a blast to put together even for the new quiltmaker.

This isn’t your typical foundation paper piecing. Freezer paper templates are ironed to the RIGHT side, so there is no confusing reverse piecing; templates are easily removed and REUSABLE, so there are no paper bits to pull from the back of the quilt; reduces fabric waste since there is no flip-and-sew method used. And best of all, these patterns don’t require absolute precision, so you can relax and enjoy every aspect of making your gem.

Makes wonderful Mother's Day quilts (featuring the family's birthstones), baby quilts (featuring Baby's birthstone), birthdays, weddings, and many more. 

Join Tina Hoss, certified Gem Affiliate with MJ Kinman, Textile Artist, on October, 18, 2020 @ 11:00am. Add a little bling to your life by creating your own Alexandrite!

Click the following link for a downloadable supply list or see below.

https://media.rainpos.com/7718/class_description_birthstone_gem_june_101820.docx

Supply List:

  • Business-sized envelopes (10)
  • Rotary cutter andmat
  • Rulers (with ¼”measurements)
    • 18” ruler (any width)
    • 6” x 2.5” ruler
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Seam ripper
  • Tweezers
  • Wonder Clips (10-15)
  • Fabric marking pencils in light anddark
  • Basic sewing machine with back-stitchcapability
  • Optional supplies (but very helpful)
    • Purple thang (or other type stiletto)
    • Rotating cutting mat
    • Extra rotary cutter with blade (for cutting the paper template)
    • Highlighter

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Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details: Confident beginner
Instructor: Tina Hoss
Instructor Bio: Tina Hoss is a longarm quilter, sewist, and nurse. She has been quilting for 6 years but, sewing for over 25 years. Her love of sewing is inspired primarily by her mother. She began sewing in high school but her love of quilting came many years later when she bought a book and taught herself how to quilt on her domestic machine. Her first longarm machine came shortly after and her passion for quilting was ignited a few years later when she attended her first quilting retreat and ?found her people.? That first retreat took her beyond the act of quilting and she fell in love with the community of people she now counts as her closest of friends. She also began to understand her ?calling? to quilting as she began experiencing many parallels to her nursing career. She comes from a large family of nurses, 9 total across 3 living generations, and never imagined doing anything else. Until she started quilting that is! Quilting parallels nursing by making others feel good. Nursing and quilts provide warmth, celebrate new life, comfort the ill, and provide memories to those who have left before us. Tina enjoys sharing her love for quilting to anyone who is interested, and a few who aren?t . She enjoys teaching others and getting new people interested in sewing, quilting, or just hanging out with quilters! She enjoys encouraging others and helping them grow in whatever area she can. Tina has recently expanded her reach into fabric painting and loves anything that sparkles or shimmers! Naturally, when she saw the Gemstone quilts she knew it was something she needed to do! What girl doesn?t like large gemstones?! She encourages you to experience the art of quilting with her and to build lasting friendships during one of her classes. After all?only quilters understand the act of buying a fabric bundle so beautiful you never want to take the ribbon off?only to cut it up into tiny pieces and sew it back together again . Happy Quilting! Website: www.happyhourquilting.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/happyhourquilting/?ref=bookmarks Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyhourquilting/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/happyhourquilting/
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