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Sun, Feb 18


Bay Quilts

IN PERSON: Introduction to Foundation Paper Piecing with Jean Smith

Don't believe you can create something as perfect as this? Foundation paper piecing gives you absolute precision when creating a tricky block. You'll learn how to create a traditional pineapple block. This class will be held at Bay Quilts

This class is SOLD OUT! Please contact us if you would like to be put on the waitlist.
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IN PERSON: Introduction to Foundation Paper Piecing with Jean Smith
IN PERSON: Introduction to Foundation Paper Piecing with Jean Smith

Time & Location

Feb 18, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST

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

About the Event

IN PERSON: Sunday, February 18th, 10AM - 3PM

Foundation paper piecing, or using pre-printed paper or muslin as a guide while sewing, gives the piecer absolute precision when creating a tricky block. We will be using a tear-out paper foundation to create a traditional pineapple block. By shifting the values of the fabric, wonderful effects can be created, leading the eye through the quilt.

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 some 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: 

Jean Smith has been quilting for close to 25 years and still finds the art form exhilarating. You may have met Jean as she works at Bay Quilts three days a week. She specializes in English paper piecing and foundation paper piecing. Before joining Bay Quilts, Jean spent almost 34 years working at UC Berkeley’s Office of Public Affairs - never a dull moment. Jean currently lives in Berkeley with her two dogs and would rather sew and spend time with quilters than do anything else…except eat chocolate.


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 consignment 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.

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