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Friday Noon Pin Cushion Party- Helen Frost

  • Friday, March 25, 2022
  • 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Delta Marriott Hotel, 200 N Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201
  • 15


  • This is offered as a membership benefit for the 2021/2022 year
  • A daily membership to allow someone who is a non-AQG member to participate in event
  • Teacher and moderator slot to receive emails but not pay for class.

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Pin Cushion Party with Helen Frost


An AQG 2022 Quilt Show Education Event. 

Be a “party girl” and join the fun while making cute and clever pincushions! All the machine sewing has been done for you; all you have to do is some hand sewing and gathering, turning and stuffing, gluing and embellishing. You’ll make a “spool of variegated thread,” a buttoned Four-Patch, a party hat, a velveteen emery strawberry, and an owl to watch over you while you sew.  "Two pincushion classes are offered but each one is different."

Friday, March 25, 2022 

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm (AZ)

Class: $35

Kit: $10 (payable at class)

Activity: Student will be doing hand work, including gathering, stuffing, gluing, and embellishing. The kit includes all the fabrics, threads, needles, stuffing, buttons, and ribbons. 

Supply List: 

  • Small scissors (4")
  • Straight-tipped hemostats (5ʺ - 6ʺ long) if you don't have one, one will be available to rent for $5.  Money refundable if returned to teacher.
  • A thimble (if you use one)

Helen Frost's Bio:

Helen Frost considers herself a traditional quilt maker, preferring to explore the patterns of the past instead of inventing new ones. Her favorites are the Nine Patch, Sunshine & Shadow, and, of course, the Lone Star. These designs are traditional but the construction methods are anything but! She and her mother, Blanche Young, developed ground-breaking strip-piecing techniques for these patterns and more.
Helen is the co-author of several quilt books, including three  based on the Lone Star design. She is proudest of her contributions to the book Grand Endeavors: Vintage Arizona Quilts and Their Makers, the state quilt project book for Arizona. She teaches at quilt guilds and conferences across the country. Helen and her husband live in Tucson, AZ, and are the parents of four children. They were delighted to welcome their first grandson and granddaughter in 2020.

Class Limit: 20 registrants

Registration available up to day of session

If you need more information email: Education@aqgmail.org

Log into your AQG account to register for this event  - cost $35!
Public can join as Member for a Day - cost $45

 Cancellation Policy:  The student must cancel on-line 5 days before the scheduled event to receive a credit to their account.  Refunds are not offered.  This credit can be used for future AQG events.  If you do not cancel prior to the 5 days, you will lose the payment for the event. Emails requesting cancellation are not acceptable.

Event is offered as part of your 2021/2022 Membership Benefit

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