204 Lake Mannsdale Dr.
Madison, MS 39110

Dorinda Evans

Phone 601-898-8086

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Use your scrap strips (of mixed widths, colors and styles) to create strata which are then sliced into colorful wedges. With Marilyn Doheney's 18" wedge ruler, you will add wedges of solid black to create fan blocks, and then set them into the background in a grandmother's fan assembly (a couple of curved seams). Loads of fun, and students can exchange wedges for more variety! Size: 84" square Requires a large cutting mat, long ruler, and wedge ruler. Skill Level: All

Braided Log Cabin
Begin with your own 12 ½" finished center and then add braids in a log cabin setting! Braid strips can either be cut at a 45 degree angle with the "binding tool", or cut at a 60 degree angle with an 8" triangle ruler. Both will be explored. The braids can be done with strips of any width, but all strips must be the SAME width. This quilt grows quickly into the size of your choice, and is a dramatic use of those leftover strips that seem to be multiplying! Skill Level: All

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Christmas Ornament Tree Quilt
Creative placement of ornament blocks yields a Christmas tree! This twin-sized quilt is sure to be a hit for many holidays to come. The class includes stitch and flip corners (and possibilities for the little scrap triangles), making strata and sub cuts, basic assembly of rows and sashing. Borders and finishing will be discussed. BONUS: A table runner finishes off your scraps! Skill Level: All

Jelly Roll Bargello
Create vibrant, fluid pattern in this small quilt. Twenty pre-cut strips are sewn into strata and then cut into segments. Pattern emerges as you manipulate the strips into a design that pleases your eye. Add interest to the double border with a narrow flange. No pattern required . You are the designer! Great use for jelly rolls!

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Tumbling Block Quilt
Using strip-piecing, rotary cutting, and stitching the quilt in columns, you can avoid Y-seams. Great study in value, texture, and optical illusions. Use of the equilateral triangle adds a new shape to quilter’s design possibilities. Men LOVE these quilts – The Tumbling Block quilt actually tricks your eyes when it is turned upside down! Once students have one set of blocks made, design possibilities and two different settings are explored. Accompanying Lecture/Trunk Show on Equilateral Quilts also available.

Dizzy Diamonds
Was published in Quilter's World, December 2011. Use your scrap strips or Jelly Rolls in a careful positioning of values around a black diamond to create this optical illusion of diamond blocks tumbling toward you off the quilt. Turn the quilt sideways to view columns of color. No Y-seams, easy construction. $5 fee for pattern.

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Folded Fans
From Elsie Campbell’s String Quilts book. Dorinda has made five different quilts from this book including her “Folded Fans”, which won “Best of Show” in a regional quilt show Oct. 2010 and was published in the 2015 AQS engagement calendar. Class includes lecture/trunk show as well as hands-on sewing techniques to effectively use those scraps and strings that seem to multiply so quickly as we make our “planned” quilts. Discuss value, unity, and how to organize and handle those bits and pieces. Learn finishing options: jagged edges or a rectangle. Additional Scrap Piecing lecture also available.
Elsie Campbell's String Quilts book required.