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Mickey Depre
Mickey Depre was introduced to fiber arts by her own personal “grand masters” at the age of four. Grandmothers, great aunts, aunts, and her mother filled her days with cloth, needles, yarn. Then in 1997, she discovered quilting.

As she made a name for herself as an art quilter—with a flair for the whimsical—she made traditional quilts for her family, Paul Sr., Paul Jr., and Emily.

English Paper Piecing has become a slight obsession for Mickey and has lead to the publication of Pieced Hexies. Via English Paper Piecing and Beyond, she has put her own spin on this quilting tradition. 

And now she has traveled “a full circle in her quilting life” with her latest book, Half-Scrap Quilts. It features patterns for traditionally pieced bed quilts that show off her favorite half-scrap palette.



STITCHES United 2017 Classes
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Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
9007 Intermediate Castle Wall The Block Let’s tackle a block that could cause you to pause at your machine but when hand pieced will become your 'Go-To' choice for de-stressing!

Hand Piecing Rocks! Join me for a slow-stitch workshop covering the tips and tricks of hand piecing the Castle Wall Block. When sewn by hand, this versatile and complicated block becomes a joy to work. Perfect points happen almost automatically! 

We will use traditional templates to cut out the shapes with scissors. This entire workshop is about easy, peaceful quilting.
Note: Bring a thimble if you use one, but no previous hand-sewing experience is necessary.
Materials fee: $25 includes templates, thread, needles, pins, and markers
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Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9020 Easy Hello Hexies Mug Rug Discover the magic of English Paper Piecing Hexagons by hand.

Yes, HEXIES by hand! The perfect go-anywhere project. This simple, traditional quilting method allows creative use of fabric that you may have never considered before. This introductory workshop covers basic methods of construction. You will complete a "Mug Rug" that measures approximately 7.5". Variations will be discussed so each student will truly make the project their own.

Note: Bring a thimble if you use one, but no previous hand-sewing experience is necessary.
Material fee: $7 for Hexagon Papers, thread sample, thimblepad, and fusible pellon.
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Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
9025 Easy Pieced Hexie—Tumbler Learn how to take the Hexie to a whole new level with pieced Hexies.
Pieced Hexies add magic to English paper piecing. Wrapping a small quilt block around your papers to create a hexie that brings endless creativity to any English Paper Piecing project. The key is marking alignment guides so that each Pieced Hexie lines up. Let me show you how.
Together we will create TUMBLER Pieced Hexies and explore it's many possibilities. 
Students will leave class with their imagination running wild. “Pieced Hexies are a lot like potato chips…you can’t stop at just one. And making them keeps your hands busy and out of the chip bowl…so bonus-bonus!”
Note: Some English Paper Piecing experience would be helpful but not necessary. 

Materials fee: $10 for Hexie papers, hand needle sampler, thread, and thimble pad
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Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
9008 Easy Pieced Hexies Buffet Learn how to take the Hexie to a whole new level with my Pieced Hexies Patterns.
Pieced Hexies magic is wrapping small quilt blocks around your papers to create a hexie that brings endless individual creativity to any English Paper Piecing project. The key is marking the alignment guides so that each Pieced Hexie lines up. Let me show you how.
Together we will create a SPARKLE, TUMBLER and JACKS Pieced Hexies. English Paper Piecing experience is helpful but not necessary.
Students will leave class with three new design samples and their imaginations running wild.
Pieced Hexies are a lot like potato chips…you can’t stop at just one. And making them keeps your hands busy and out of the chip bowl…so bonus-bonus!
Note: Sewing machines provided for class use.
Materials fee: $10 for Hexie papers, hand needle sampler, thread, and thimble pad
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Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     CANCELED
9014 Easy A Taste of Summer Carnival Join the fun of a colorful and adventurous day with making the Meems quilt block featured in Half-Scrap Quilts in the quilt Summer Carnival.

Strips of fabric 1.5” and 2.5” wide are sewn, cut, and sewn again to make this twist on a traditional Sisters' Choice block.

There are so many variables—two-color palette, florals, print themes, or just dig into your scrap bin and play. I want you to make this block your own, show off your style, and have fun. Confident Beginners to Advanced Quilters will enjoy this workshop. Now gather up your scraps because we have some Meems blocks to make!

Basic quilt-making skills required: rotary cutting, piecing a 1/4" seam.

Note: Sewing machines provided for use in the classroom.



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