Melinda Bula

www.melindabula.com

Melinda has been sewing since she was a young girl. She worked in the interior design field for 15 years as a fabric and wallpaper designer. Since moving to the Sacramento area in 1996, Melinda has been involved in quilting and wearable arts, winning numerous awards in both areas.  She has written 2 books on her Fabulous Fusible Flowers technique, Cutting Garden Quilts and Candy Cane Lane.  Her quilt, “And Our Flag Was Still There” is included in the National Quilt Museum quilt collection in Paducah, KY.

 104. Coneflower – All Levels – 3 Hours
Friday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
 

Fee for just the pattern and using your own fabrics in class is $12.

Use the color chart below to help you shop for fabric colors and yardage amounts.

 Or you can purchase a fabric kit to make your flower. The kit includes: all the flower fabrics put together by Melinda, the pattern with all pattern pieces traced for the students, plus handouts on how to finish your quilt at home. Kit Fee: $25 (payable in class)

Supply List:

1/2 yard backing fabric in a dark color (see color chart)

2-3 yards Steam-A-Seam 2 (12″ or 18″ wide)

Scissors, rotary cutter, long rulers, and cutting mat

Straight pins

Tweezers or stiletto

Sharpie fine tip marker

Teflon pressing sheet to fit the size of the finished quilt or Parchment paper

1/2 yd print fabric for outer border

Trash bag

  203. Clematis – All Levels – 6 Hours
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (2 hour lunch break)

 Size “28 X 22”

Fee for just the pattern and using your own fabrics in class is $15.

Use the color chart below to help you shop for fabric colors and yardage amounts.

 Or you can purchase a fabric kit to make your flower. The kit includes: all the flower fabrics put together by Melinda, the pattern with all pattern pieces traced for the students, plus handouts on how to finish your quilt at home. Kit Fee: $75 (payable in class)

Supply List:

1 yard background fabric in a dark color

Tweezers or stiletto to help you move small pieces around

Large straight pins

Glue Stick

Sharp scissors, large and small

Rotary cutter, rulers and mat

Sharpie markers, fine tip and a bold tip, in black

5-6 yards Steam-A-Seam 2

Plastic baggie to contain your pattern pieces

Tweezers or stiletto

Large Teflon pressing sheet. I like Fat Goddess by Misty Fuse size 21″x 27”or parchment paper

302. Sunflower – All Levels – 3 Hours
Sunday:  9 a.m. to 12 p.m.        

     

18” x 18”

 Fee for just the pattern and using your own fabrics in class is $12.

Use the color chart below to help you shop for fabric colors and yardage amounts.

 Or you can purchase a fabric kit to make your flower. The kit includes: all the flower fabrics put together by Melinda, the pattern with all pattern pieces traced for the students, plus handouts on how to finish your quilt at home. Kit Fee: $35 (payable in class)

 Supply List:

1/2 yard background fabric

(4) 1/4 yd of yellow ranging in dark to light for your sunflower petals

(3) 1/4 yd for your leaves,

Dark browns or dark purple for the center of the sunflower (see pattern and color chart)

1/2 yd for inner border

3/4 yd for outer border

2-3 yds Steam-A-Seam 2 (12″ or 18″ wide)

Glue Stick

Scissors, rotary cutter, rulers, and mat

Teflon pressing sheet at least 18″ x 20′ wide or Parchment paper

A5.  1-Hour Lecture:  “Discovering the Artist Within”
Friday:  3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

 ​Take a humorous look through the eyes of a quilt artist as she finds her way through the world of art, quilting and wearable arts.  Melinda shows the evolution of her art with humor and lots of inspiration. Includes a PowerPoint presentation with live quilts and wearable art.