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Storm at Sea

Course Price



3/25/22, 9:45 PM

Class Kit

No Kit. Supplies can be ordered from Dave’s Bernina for 20% off. 435-656-1498

Skill Level


About the Class

Is this quilt on your bucket list? The Storm at Sea is a traditional quilt that has been around for years. It uses small changes in straight angles to create an optical illusion of rounded shapes. Only advanced quilters USED to be able to make it. Now, that is a thing of the past. This class will make it easier no matter what your experience level may be. We will break it down into 4 different units and with the aid of rulers, piecing will become easier with every step. Come prepared to learn, not to mention, make an heirloom to enjoy for generations! 85 ½” x 109 ½”. We will be providing Bernina 770’s, ¼” foot, bobbin, microtext 80/12 needle and straight stitch plate.

Storm at Sea


Annette Houston

Annette Stout Houston started sewing at the age of 5. When her mother went to answer the door, she finished the apron waistbands that were laying before her. Ever since then she has enjoyed sewing with her Mother and Grandmother without using patterns. She began altering clothing and then making wedding dresses. Although she has 6 boys, she taught ALL of them to sew, including a few daughters-in-law. She managed a fabric store in Vegas until she moved back to Utah and began commercial embroidery. That's when the whole world came alive! She has been embroidering ever since. Some of her accomplishments have been embroidering for David Letterman, Bill Cosby, Orange County Choppers, and Caroll Shelby's Cobra. Annette has a little home-based business where she embroiders and long-arm quilts. She currently enjoys teaching and has been part of the Dave's Bernina family since 2013!

Fabric Requirements

Fabric 1- 1 ¾ yd. (pale blue)
Fabric 2- 6-6 ¼ yd. (dark blue) (less fabric if using B Set)
Fabric 3- 1 ½-2 yd. (medium blue) (less fabric if using B Set)
Fabric 4- 1- 1 ¾ yd. (medium dark blue) (less fabric if using B Set)
Fabric 5- 2 ½ yd. (bright teal)
Fabric backing- 7 ½ yd. (3 ¼ yd. if using 108” wide)
Batting- 91” x 115” (Usually packaged batting comes with extra inches. In this case, queen size will fit.)

Class Supply List

**Sewing machines provided by Dave’s Bernina
(Opt.) “More Favorite Traditional Quilts Made Easy” book by Jo Parrott you can get it online(This book is out of print and we will only be using the layout, but not the instruction. Pattern will be given in class.)
BSK (Basic Sewing Kit)- seam ripper, sm. and lg. scissors, rotary cutter w/ fresh blade, sm. cutting mat, sm. iron and pad (opt.), starch, etc.
Perfect Patchwork Templates Storm at Sea Set (8065) by Marti Michell
Perfect Patchwork Template Set B (8252) (we will use 6 of the 7 rulers)
Thread- Metler or Aurifil matching colors (I strongly recommend. These are nice machines that need good quality thread. There’s other brands but they cause a lot of lint build up in your machines)