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Geese on the Edge

Course Price



3/23/22, 6:00 PM

Class Kit

Patterns, Tools, Supplies, Notions, Fabric and Kits will be available on our website at for 15% off with class registration.

Skill Level

Intermediate to Advanced

About the Class

Learn to make Flying Geese on the diagonal by adding logs and triangles to a starting square or half square triangle. We will use the Tucker Trimmer and Wing Clipper tools to cut and trim the blocks perfectly. After making a few of these blocks, use your pattern to choose from 9 different layouts and 5 different quilt sizes to make your masterpiece. There are lots of possibilities. We will learn techniques for perfectly matching corners and diagonal lines when sewing blocks together; and for pressing seams to make the combined blocks lay flat. It’s fun to make these blocks and turn them different directions and see how the pattern changes. You will love this creative process. In class we will finish several of the individual building blocks and begin setting them together in your choice of design. It is so fun to watch these come together.

Geese on the Edge


Marianne Ballash

As a young girl Marianne loved doing everything her mom did and
learned to love crafting and creating. She was knitting by age 5 and sewing her clothes by the age of 12. One summer between college semesters she spent the evenings at her grandmother’s house hand quilting
with her. Marianne’s love for quilting was just beginning. Shortly after
moving into her current home, just over 30 years ago, she was invited to
join a quilting group. They would spend one evening a week gathered
together quilting and learning piecing and applique techniques. Those
mentors became some of her greatest friends. She’s been hooked ever
She has spent the last 30 years taking classes and meticulously learning
new techniques and finding fun and efficient ways to make beautiful
quilts. Recently she started creating her own patterns and projects and
didn’t know she could love quilting even more! She is always looking for
new patterns and techniques and loves every step of the quilting process.
Quilting isn’t just a fun hobby, it gathers friends and families and creates
lasting memories! Marianne loves seeing her grandbabies snuggled in
their quilts or her kids and their families having a picnic on a quilt she’s
made! Marianne hopes that “Quilting with Marianne” will help others create memories and find their passion for quilting.
Teaching: Geese on the Edge, Which Way is Up?, No-Measure Barjello

Fabric Requirements

A minimum of 2 yards of dark fabric and 2 yards of high contrast background fabric. Specific requirements will be sent depending on how many colors of fabric you prefer (You need 1 background and 1-3 additional colors).

Class Supply List

-Sewing Machine
-Basic Sewing Kit: Scissors, seam ripper, pins, bobbin, ect.
Neutral thread
-¼” presser foot
-Rotary cutter with a sharp blade
-Cutting mat about 12”x18” or larger
Acrylic ruler approximately 3½”x12” and 6”x24”
-Personal ironing surface and small iron (optional)
-Studio 180 Designs Tools:
Tucker Trimmer
Wing Clipper