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IN PERSON: Earn Your Stripes! with Julia McLeod

Make stripey blocks two ways - Stay on the straight and narrow or exploit the bias to create curvy stripes. This class will be held at Bay Quilts

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IN PERSON: Earn Your Stripes! with Julia McLeod
IN PERSON: Earn Your Stripes! with Julia McLeod

Time & Location

Mar 17, 2024, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM PDT

Bay Quilts, 5327 Jacuzzi St Suite 3-C, Richmond, CA 94804, USA

About the Event

This IN PERSON workshop will be held at Bay Quilts

Please be sure to click Read More to get all the information about this workshop.

In this class we'll use fabric strips of varying widths to create striped blocks. 

  • With the first technique we'll aim for straight stripes: you'll get crisp, precise results. 
  • In the second technique, you'll use Julia's technique of exploiting the bias to create curved, organic lines. This isn't your ordinary curved piecing!

There's something for everyone - Like everything to be exact? You'll enjoy improving your precision with the straight stripes and you'll stretch yourself with curved lines. Love the energy that comes from something that somewhat unpredictable? You'll cotton to the curved stripes and perhaps come to love how easy it is achieve the straight lines of the first technique.

Use scraps from upcycled clothing, neckties or from your scrap bag. You decide the dimensions of the blocks you'll make.

You'll complete the class with two new techniques under your belt, and a handful of blocks to start a quilt or to use in a smaller project.

Skill level: ✂️✂️

You have used a sewing machine and maybe have a few projects under your belt. You already know how to thread and use a sewing machine and you're ready to learn more piecing and quilting skills.

Supplies: You will receive the fabric requirements once you sign up. Bay Quilts is glad to help you select fabrics for your quilt.

Sewing Machines and Equipment: You will need to bring your sewing machine and basic sewing supplies to class. The specific tools you need will be included in the supply list.

About the instructor:

Julia McLeod has been sewing and quilting for decades and has narrowed her focus to making quilts from silks and other rescued materials.  Neckties, clothing and furnishing samples have all found their way into her work. Julia lectures and teaches in a fun and entertaining manner about quilting techniques and how to incorporate unusual materials into your quilts.


This class is being held at the Bay Quilts located at 5327 Jacuzzi St. 3-C, Richmond, CA 94804. Bay Quilts is run by Sally Davey and her daughter, Abbey-Shane  a team of lifelong artists and crafters who have been in the quilting industry for over 30 years. They opened Bay Quilts to share their passion and knowledge with the vision of creating a community where artists, crafters, quilters, and makers of all ability can learn, grow, and create together.  This unique fabric shop is so much more than a store - from consignments quilts and gifts, and cloth figures to monthly gallery exhibitions and artist receptions to workshops.  Bay Quilts is a sanctuary for creatives of all skill level. Bay Quilts is generously offering a 10% discount to students on the day of the class.

The classroom space is on the 2nd level so you will need to be able to climb a flight of stairs. There is a convenient caddy so you don't have to carry your equipment up the stairs.

Cancellation Policy:

Class fees are non-refundable. However you may transfer the class to a friend if you let us know in advance.


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    This is an IN PERSON class. It will be held at Bay Quilts, 5327 Jacuzzi St. 3-C Richmond, CA 94804. You need to bring your own sewing machine!

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