June 2022- Thread, What's the Big Deal?

Tuesday Night Program:  Nina Clotfelter on Thread – What’s the Big Deal?

Wednesday Workshop on Thread Painting:  June 22, 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.  Class description and supply list are below.

You won’t want to miss Nina’s Thread Paining Workshop on Wednesday, June 22 from 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.  There’s still space for you!  Class description and supply list are below. 

PLEASE NOTE: The workshop will be held at the Brownsburg Library at 450 South Jefferson Street.

Registration will be available at the meeting.  Cost is $50 for guild members and $60 for non-members (so feel free to bring a friend with you).  If you are interested in signing up and will not be at the meeting, just email me at or call me at 317-431-4025.  

Thread Painting with Nina Clotfelter (Check out her work at

Thread Painting is many things, and you can create different effects with thread painting. In this class you’ll learn Thread Painting and Thread Sketching on fabric to accent the pattern printed, and you’ll learn how to make Thread Painted designs on stabilizers and apply to fabric, you’ll also learn about the different stabilizers needed for Thread Painting. You’ll make a little flower design with your Thread Painted pieces in class. Come have a fun day!  

Thread Painting Supply List 

Kit Fee $12 (Payable to Nina at the workshop.)

Sewing machine & Manuel– CLEANED and in good working order! 

Marking tool fine tip permanent marker, water erasable, or your favorite Power cord and foot pedal…please! 

Feed dogs DOWN Extension table – This is a highly recommended! If you don’t have one, bring the storage piece that goes around the end of the machine

Free Motion quilting foot If you have more than one, use your favorite. We can talk more about this in class if you have a question. 

Single Hole Needle Plate – if you have one, I have a trick if you don’t have one. 

Regular sewing supplies 

Extra Empty Bobbins – several 

90/14 Topstitch Needle ONE IS IN YOUR KIT! 

1 Fat quarter sandwich with floral fabric Floral Fabric IN YOUR KIT! Floral fabric on top, batting, and back. Basted by pins, 505 spray, or hand stitching. 

1 Fat quarter sandwich for practice 

Threads – All kinds and colors of threads! Cotton, Polyester, Metallic, Rayon, whatever you have you can use…even embroidery threads! 

Quilting gloves – if you have them 

Drawing Paper and Pencil! – School lined paper is fine

Willingness to make mistakes! Ready to have some FUN!!!

July 2022- Splendid Stitches & Machine Magic

Program:  Splendid Stitches & Machine Magic by Sandy Fitzpatrick.  Check out her stuff at

Workshop – Wed.  July 20.  Making the Most of Machine Applique, (9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.)

If you’re interested, you’ll need to plan ahead as you will have the choice of using any pattern from her website.  Samples are shown above, but again, anything on her website is available for use in this class. You’ll need to leave time to order the pattern. 


No need to fear the dreaded “A” word any longer.  Using fusible and non-fusible techniques, Sandy will take away the mystery and dread as you learn how easy the process really is.  You will improve your machine applique techniques with more than just the basics.  Learn how to do so much more with satin-stitching, blanket-stitching, and the decorative stiches on your machine.  Numerous quilts and samples are provided so students can better understand the process.

Supply List is attached.

Registration will be available at the next meetings.  Cost is $50 for guild members and $60 for non-members (so feel free to bring a friend with you).  If you are interested in signing up and will not be at the meeting, just email Eugenia at or call Eugenia at 317-431-4025.