Reeze L. Hanson

Reeze Hanson is a full-time quilt designer and teacher from Kansas. Her design style was inspired by her busy life, and the desire to make complex-looking pieced and applique quilts using simple and fast techniques…geared toward working women and beginners.  Finally, Reeze’s quilting style draws on traditional blocks and settings with a twist to make them fresh and modern. She has been a quilter since 1997 and has lectured and taught widely in quilting, design and color theory, pattern-making, and sewing. In 2007, Reeze started her own quilt pattern company, Morning Glory Designs, and has more than 50 quilt and block of the month patterns on the market.

109. Half Hex Charm Pack Table Mat w/Scalloped Border – All Levels – 3 Hours
Friday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 Turn a charm pack into a fabulous hexagon table mat and add an easy scalloped border – all on the machine, with no hand piecing.  No set-in seams!  Learn to cut and sew bias binding like a pro.

Kit Fee: $22, includes Small Half Hex acrylic template $7, and curved scallop acrylic template $15 – Payable at Workshop

 Optional Items for Sale:

Half Hex template for 10” squares, $12.

Small rotating cutting mat, $18.

45mm Titanium rotary cutter blades, $5.

Supply List:

1 Charm Pack  (40 5” squares).

1 yard coordinating fabric for border and binding.

Small Rotating cutting mat.

Rotary cutter.

Small Flannel-back table cloth or piece of batting for a design wall.

Basic Sewing Supplies.

Sewing machine with 1/4” foot, extension cord with surge protector

121. Diamond Stars Jelly Roll Quilt – All Levels – 6 Hours
Friday: 2 to 5 p.m. + Saturday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 Learn to piece beautiful star blocks without any set-in seams!  This precision cutting and piecing class teaches you to make 60 degree diamond stars in rows that are easily pieced to make any size quilt. Perfect project for using up stash or using one of those fabulous jelly rolls you have collected.  Learn tips and tricks for working with pre-cuts, rotary cutters, and templates, and machine piecing diamonds. 

Kit Fee:  $25, includes Morning Glory Designs Diamond Stars pattern and “Strippers” template set from Marti Michel – Payable at Workshop

 Optional Items for Sale:

Jelly rolls and charm packs for this project in 1930’s reproductions and batiks.

Supply List:

Basic sewing supplies.

Sewing machine with 1/4” foot

Extension cord and surge protector

Jelly roll (40 2-1/2” strips).

1 yard white, black, or other background fabric.

Portable design wall, flannel backed tablecloth, or piece of batting.

Rotary cutting mat, acrylic rulers, and cutters.

Fusible web.

20 buttons for star centers (could use yo-yo’s or appliqué circles)

305. Color Confidence for Quilters – All Levels – 3 Hours
Sunday:  9 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Develop confidence in choosing colors you love in fabrics that make you happy.  Learn the vocabulary of color using the simple 12 hue color wheel, and the properties of color as applied to quilt fabrics and quilt design.  Learn lots of tips and tricks in the process for making your next quilt radiant with the colors you love.

Kit Fee:  $20, includes full size color wheel, fabric swatches of pure hue fabrics, box of 24 Crayola crayons, 3 color wheel coloring pages, color theory card, color scheme handouts, notebook and pen, plastic portfolio for storing color kit.  Payable at Workshop

 Optional Items for Sale:

Pocket color wheels, $5.

Large Watercolor color wheels, $10.

Color Tool based on 24 color wheel, $20.

Additional fabric swatch packs, $2.

Supply List:

1 color photo or picture from a non-quilt magazine which uses colors you love.

Twenty 3″ squares of fabric from your stash in colors you love.

B5. 1-Hour Lecture:  The One Patch Renaissance, Saturday:  2 to 3 p.m.

 The one-patch quilt block — tumbler, hexagon, triangle, apple core, clam shell, or even the yo-yo — began as a way to efficiently use up household fabric scraps and make the best use of available time to hand piece. These quilts fell out of popularity in the 20th century with the availability of low cost reliable sewing machines and low cost fabric.  Time and labor-intensive hand piecing of scraps evolved, and in the 21st century with the popularity of English foundation piecing the one-patch quilt (sometimes called a Charm quilt) has experienced a renaissance!  This interesting lecture looks at the one-patch quilt through history showing how its resurgence in popularity is one of the primary influences behind the Modern Quilt movement. Trunk show of historical and modern one-patch quilts and the stories that make them compelling.

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