Single Classes : Sundays @ 1 – 5 PM
Register for three classes at the same time for a 15% discount. Take as many classes as you like, choosing according to interest.
Rapid Fire Lemoyne
These are strictly technique, hands-on learning classes in which you will be sewing and learning how to make fundamental quilt units with high precision and low stress. Quilters can use their stash fabric because it is all practice — no extra expenses for fabric.
Each class introduces the quilter to a Deb Tucker Studio 180 Design tool and all of the uses of that tool. Learn to use the tools for many of your piecing projects and become a better piecer, reducing the stress while having greater success.
There are several options for acquiring the required tools for class: 1) purchase the tools from a local quilt shop; 2) purchase the tools at the time of class; 3) rent the tools for $5 during class but should you decide to purchase the tools, your $5 rental fee will be applied to your purchase.
A supply list will be sent to each participant after the enrollment process is complete.
Debbie Chiarelli, has been a Certified Instructor for Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design since July 2016. She enjoys teaching students the benefits of the Studio 180 tools and techniques. For the last 4 years Debbie has taught Quilting and Embroidery classes at Luke’s Sewing. She has been an avid quilter for more than 30 years. Debbie will bring her educational background to class so that your lesson will be productive as well as enjoyable.
What is Deb Tucker 180 Studio Design? Here’s how it began.
It all started in 1981, when a young bride-to-be decided to make a quilt before her marriage. She certainly would never have imagined what that one decision would become.
Deb Tucker went on to spend the next twenty years developing her quilting skills, learning about all different types of quilting techniques, and teaching new and experienced quilters how to make their quilt tops using the most accurate techniques to create the best quilts their skills would allow.
But, when asked to do a class on the Hunter’s Star, something changed. She looked up all the techniques available and knew there had to be a better way. Suddenly, one night the answer came to her in a flash. Not fully formed, though, it took several years to get her method refined. The Rapid Fire Hunter’s Star tool and technique was introduced. Strip piece it, make it oversized and trim it down to create a perfect Hunter’s Star block. Her Rapid Fire line of tools was born.
Then, her frustration with trimming basic units easily and accurately led her to develop her first tool to trim down basic units. Her Tucker Trimmer has lots of diagonals and will trim any square unit with corner to corner diagonal seams – half square triangles, combination units, and hourglass units (among others). Now her line of tools to trim down basic units was born.
She continued teaching more and more classes near where she lived, and as knowledge of her new methods and tools grew, she began to get teaching engagements farther and farther away and shops began to call to stock her rulers.
In early Spring 2007, two conspirators got together and put together a business plan, introduced it to Deb, and convinced her she could make it happen. In January 2008, Studio 180 Design opened its doors.