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The Art of Fabric Collage - Laura Heine's "Flaura"

Instructors:  Beth Connolly, Shelley Anderson
Class Fee:  $50.00 (The Class Fee includes both class sessions.)
Dates and Times:  Introductory Session and Fabric Selection Workshop, Wednesday Evening, September 19, 5:30 – 7:30. Class Date Sunday, September 30, 11 - 4:00
Skill Level:  Some quilting experience is desirable. You will primarily be working on collage design and techniques in class. Outside of class, you will need the skills to stitch the large pieces of the background together and layer, quilt and bind your finished collage piece.
Quilt Size:  41 x 42 inches
Location: Ruby Street Quiltworks, 100 Ruby Street SE. Tumwater, WA

Class Description: Have you admired Laura Heine’s wonderful collage patterns but assumed you weren’t “artistic” enough to create one of your own? You would be surprised how easy it can be, to create your own masterpiece using one of Laura’s most whimsical patterns. All you need is a playful spirit and a bit of guidance from our very own Ruby Street Collage Artists.

Using Laura’s charming “Flaura” pattern, Shelley and Beth will teach you the basics including Laura’s creative fusible applique collage construction techniques and their own fabric selection hacks. 

In the introductory, evening session, you will learn how to “read” the pattern with an artist’s eye and seek out fabric that will bring your own vision of “Flaura” to life.  In between classes you will piece together the simple collage background and continue the search for the perfect fabric for your collage details. 

In the Sunday Class you’ll start constructing your collage with guidance from Shelley and Beth. 


Fabric:  You’ll come out of the first evening class session ready to scout out the perfect fabric for your masterpiece. Here are the amounts you’ll need:
  • 1 yard of background fabric,
  • 8” x WOF of fabric for the bottom border, 
  • ½ yard for the trailer, 
  • A fat quarter for the flower stem,
  • A fat quarter for the large flower, 
  • Scraps or 1/8 yard cuts of many large and medium scale prints for collage.
  • 3 – 4 yards of 24 inch wide “Steam A Seam 2” double sided fusible web. The amount will vary with your construction choices
  • Note:  Bring enough fabric choices to play with your composition during the Sunday Class

Required Pattern: “Flaura” by Laura

Equipment and Notions

  • You won’t need a sewing machine in class but you will need access to one. You will be piecing the large background pieces and finishing your quilt (layering, quilting and binding) outside of class.
  • Rotary cutter
  • Small Self-healing cutting mat
  • Small Rotary cutting ruler(s)
  • Thread to coordinate with your fabric or a neutral color. We highly recommend our Aurifil! (This will not be needed in class.)
  • A marker to mark on fusible paper
  • Scissors for both paper and fabric
  • Your sewing kit with your favorite sewing notions: fabric shears, thread snips or scissors, marking tools, straight pins, basting pins, etc.
  • Optional: an applique pressing sheet, small iron and ironing surface, portable design wall 

Class Reservation and Parking Information

You can reserve a spot in this class with full payment of the class fee. If you are not able to attend the class, please notify us as soon as possible so your space may be offered to a student on the waiting list. A full refund will be made in the form of a store credit, which may be used towards another class or any purchases in the shop, so long as you notify us at least 5 days in advance of the first class date.

We regret that, on occasion, we must cancel a class because enrollments fall below our class minimums or due to an unforeseen illness or emergency. Of course, in this event we will fully refund your class fee either to your credit card or in the form of a store credit. We are unable to process refunds for class supplies.

While attending class, we kindly ask that you park against the chain link fence or on the street alongside the shop. There is also an additional parking lot just across the street from our back door. This kindness will allow access to patients of the chiropractic office and other businesses in our building. Of course you are welcome to pull right up to the door for unloading. Thank you for understanding. 


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