Workshop: Galaxy
Length: Full Day Class 
Quilt Size: Multiples Sizes - 42" x 54", 63" x 81", and 84" x 108" 
Description:
Student favorite! Galaxy was created by Deb Tucker for Studio 180 Designs.  Galaxy uses five fabrics, a dark and a medium of one value, and a dark and a medium of another value, plus one light.  Galaxy is a beautiful alternating block design, because of the color placement and the different angles in the triangles, interesting interlocking circles appear and the second star block disappears into the circles.  It’s a fun optical illusion.

Learn how to use Deb's V-Block Trimmer™ as you make this magnificent quilt. The class will include step-by-step use of the V-Block Trimmer, as well as strip piecing techniques, half-square triangle techniques and general machine piecing hints and tips. Choice of three different size projects available.

It is just stunning!

Workshop: Summer Blossoms NEW FOR 2016
Length: Full Day (6 Hours)
Quilt Size: Multiple Sizes; 72” x 72” , 88” x 104”
Description:
Michelle designed this blossoming quilt for Modern 180 Designs.  Summer Blossom was inspired by Michelle’s vast flower gardens at her home in Connecticut.  This quilt has a light airy feeling that provides a lot of movement, giving the illusion that the flowers blowing in the summer breeze. 

This delightful quilt comes together easily with the help of Studio 180 Design’s Corner Pop™, Wing Clipper and Square  tools.  The pattern list suggestions for fat quarters, however half yard cuts would work too, although Michelle thought is always the more fabric the better, which is why you could even go scrappy! 

The class will include step-by-step use for all three tools, as well as additional examples of how to use the Studio 180 Tools to make your quilting life easier.  Plus, tons of tips on matching points, squaring up your blocks and general machine piecing tips and tricks.So delightful!

Workshop: Diamonds in the Sky
Length: (1) Full Day Class
Quilt Size: 58" x 70" 
Description:
Michelle designed this dazzling quilt for Modern 180 Designs.  In Diamonds in the Sky, you'll create brilliant 4 piece Diamonds that really radiate, plus a beautiful alternating block which gives this quilt dimension and allows it to shine!  Diamonds in the Sky uses Fat Quarters, but you could also use 6” strips or scraps and this quilt would be dynamite.  If you want that high contrast look, use assorted bright fabrics for your Diamonds and a dark or light

Learn how to use Deb Tucker’s Corner Beam™ as you make this fun quilt. The class will include step-by-step use of the Corner Beam, as well as tips on matching points, piecing on-point quilts, strip piecing techniques, and general machine piecing hints and tips.It shimmers!

It shimmers!

Workshop:  Jenn’s Journey 
Length: Full Day Class
Quilt Size: Three Sizes (Throw, Twin or Queen)
Description:
Snail’s Trail quilts are amongst those bucket list quilts, but wait no longer, this quilt uses Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design’s latest tool the large Square Squared and the Diamond Rects.   No paper piecing! 
 
Michelle design this modern play on Snail’s Trail quilt layout in honor of a longtime friendship, both Michelle and Jenn love the positive and negative aspects of this design.  Michelle’s twin size design makes excellent use of those 1-yard fabric cuts you have been collecting.  

 It comes together with ease using Studio 180 Design’s Diamond Rects and NEW Large Square Squared. The class will include step-by-step use for both tools, as well as tips on piecing and proper pressing techniques to make this quilt perfect!  Additionally, we will talk through the appropriate border prep and application and ways to improve your general machine piecing.  You will complete this journey with ease..

Workshop: Lightning NEW FOR 2017 
Length: Full Day (6 Hours)
Quilt Size: Three Sizes (Wall, Throw, and Full)
Description:
Michelle designed Lightning, it was featured in Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, July 2016.  Michelle’s design puts a fun spin on Lemoyne Stars by creating electrifying Lightning design.
 
This quilt pattern is now available as a standalone pattern and offered in 3 Quilt Sizes (Wall, Throw, and Double).  Each size is made with the same number of units, just in 3 different size units (6in, 9in, or 12in)
 
You will learn to master 2 different types of Lemoyne Stars; Lemoynes as Triangles and Banded Lemoynes Star. This quilt would be fabulous with a dark background, or even a fabulous print in place of the Turquoise Triangles. You’ll master two techniques using the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star!  It's Electrifying!

Workshop: Finley’s Fence
Length: (1) Full Day Class
Quilt Size: Multiple Sizes – Baby 54”x54”, Throw 66”x78”, or Twin 78”x102” 
Description:
Michelle designed this interlocking quilt for Modern 180 Designs.  Finley’s Fence features playful rings of interwoven colors, made up of Fat Quarters, to create this modern play on an Irish Links quilt.   This playful quilt comes together easily with the help of Studio 180 Design’s Corner Pop™.  Michelle’s inventive use of the Corner Pop™ makes this otherwise difficult angled/bias unit actually tons of fun to make.

The pattern list suggestions for the number of fat quarters, however the more fabric the better, 6 ½” strips of scrappy would work too! 

The class will include step-by-step use of the Corner Pop™, as well as additional examples of how to use the Corner Pop™ to make your quilting life easier.  Plus, tons of tips on matching points, squaring up your blocks and general machine piecing tips and tricks.

Workshop:  Wish Upon
Length: Full Day Class 
Quilt Size: :  Multiple Sizes - Lap (68" x 80") or Full (80" x 92")
Description:
Wish Upon, a new pattern created by Deb Tucker for Studio 180 Designs.  A quilt design frequently made with loads of scraps can become challenging when using a coordinated grouping of colors, however with Deb's pattern and a bit of organization, you'll easily be able to make this spectacular quilt. But, if simpler is more your style or you just prefer scrappy, the scrappy version is for you!  Both versions included in the pattern. 

Learn how to use Deb's Split Rects, Tucker Trimmer 1 and Wing Clipper 1 Tools™ as you make this magnificent quilt. The class will include step-by-step use of the tools, as well as general machine piecing hints and tips. Choice of two different size projects available.

It is beautiful quilt!

Workshop: Signs of Autumn
Length:  Full Day Class (6 hours)
Quilt Size: Multiples Sizes- 43” x 43” or 19 ½” x 41”
Description:
Signs of Autumn pattern offer both a Table Runner or Wall Quilt (or Both!).  Both projects were designed by Deb Tucker and are great quilts to make in the summer to be ready for Fall.   Additionally, both include a favorite Leaf Block and Flying Geese strips to create their overall design, utilizing the Wing Clipper I and Corner Beam Tools, beautiful pieced leaves are combined with flying geese in this fun table runner.  Both the table runner and wall quilt are perfect scrap projects, both may be pieced with multiple fabric tones or a limited color palette.  

Learn how to make Corner Beam blocks with ease using the Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design’s Corner Beam ruler.  Plus, the easiest method for Flying Geese and Diamond Square blocks using the Studio 180 Design’s Wing Clipper I and Square2.  Added Bonus, learn how to make Quickets, using the Wing Clipper so your Leaf Blocks turn out perfect! Many fundamental skills to learn that will help for many quilts to come!

Workshop:  Calm Seas NEW for 2017
Length: Full Day Class
Quilt Size: Three sizes (Throw, Double, or King)
Description:
Storm at Sea quilts are amongst those bucket list quilts, but wait no longer, this quilt uses Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design’s latest tool the large Square Squared, Diamond Rects, and V Block.   No paper piecing!

Michelle’s design puts a modern spin on the typical Storm at Seas quilt layout.  Michelle used 12 graduating colors which gives it that calm smooth feeling.  This quilt works great with Solid, Tone on Tone or Batiks fabric.  Pattern includes 3 size options (Throw, Twin, King) and you will be amazed how easily this quilt comes together with the right tools.

Learn how to use Deb Tucker's latest Large Square Squared™, Diamond Rects™, and  V Block™ as you make this fabulous quilt. The class will include step-by-step use for both tools, as well as tips on piecing and proper pressing techniques to make this quilt perfect!  Additionally, we will talk through the appropriate border prep and application and ways to improve your general machine piecing.The possibilities are endless.

2017-2018 Offerings

Michelle Renee Hiatt is an award-winning Quilter, Designer and National Instructor. Michelle has been sewing since before she can remember, and fell in love with quilting over 20 years ago.  

Michelle Renee is a certified Professional Process Expert (LSSMBB); she uses her process improvement techniques and applies them to her quilting and teaching others how to simplify their piecing while improving the quality of their quilt making.  Michelle Renee teaches throughout the United States at National Quilt Shows and Retreats!

Michelle Renee is the designer for her own pattern line Sew On The Go and her designs have appeared in several international Quilting Magazines. Additionally, she is a Certified Instructor for Studio 180 Design and many of her patterns have been published in their Modern 180 pattern line.

Michelle Renee is known for her humor, enthusiasm and encouragement!   Michelle can be reached through her website at www.Sewonthego.net or at michelle.hiatt@sewonthego.net. 

Here is just a sample of Michelle Renee’s Trunk & Lecture Options:

TRUNK SHOW ONLY – 60-90 Minutes - $400 ($425 - 2019 Rate)

Michelle Renee will present and describe her quilts created over the years, some of them award winning and/or appearing in Quilt Magazines.  She will demonstrate her progression and development as a quilter and designer over the last 20 years.  Many of her recent quilts were designed using Studio 180 Design tools and utilize their methods and techniques, as well as some of her own.

TRUNK SHOW & LECTURE - 90-120 Minutes - $450 ($475 - 2019 Rate)

Trunk Show mentioned above, along with a Lecture.  Get tips and tricks from a Process Guru! 

Lecture options include but aren’t limited to:

  • Organizing Your Ps, Qs, and Sewing Time - Helping you get the most out of your sewing time available by organizing your piecing and quilting time.
  • NEW – Mind yours Bs while Quilting - The quilt center is now complete, now take your time with those Borders, Backings and Bindings to get quality quilts, you both deserve it. Can be independently turned into 4 hours hands-on workshop.


NOTE:  There is a $600 Lecture/Workshop minimum when Michelle has to travel more than 100 miles from her home in Huntington, CT.


Michelle Renee offers 4 hour, 6 hour, 2 Days, 2 ½ Days, and multi-day workshops:

HALF DAY WORKSHOP - 4 hours - $450 Plus, travel expenses apply ($475 - 2019 Rate)
FULL DAY WORKSHOP- 6 hours - $700 Plus, travel expenses apply ($750 - 2019 Rate)
2 FULL DAY WORKSHOPS - 12 hours - $1300 ($1400 - 2019 Rate) Note: Must be one project & two consecutive days. Plus, travel expenses apply.

2 ½ FULL DAY WORKSHOPS – 15 hours - $1600 ($1700 - 2019 Rate) Note: Must be one project, however, these dates must be consecutive days. Plus, travel expenses apply.


MULTI-DAY Retreats – Contact Michelle Renee for Pricing

NEW Full Day Workshops:

QUILT CREATOR, DESIGNER, & CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Workshop: Migrating Geese
Length: Half Day (4 Hours)
Quilt Size:  Depends on Project Selected
Description:
Learn a great technique for making pieced border strips, modern strip quilt, etc. A great looking pieced strip that can be used for borders or rows. This difficult looking design is actually made from a technique developed more than 20+ years ago by Georgia Bonesteel, however made simple with Deb Tucker’s fabulous technique. It is constructed from squares and uses precision machine piecework.


In class you'll be working on making a sample row or two to become familiar with the process and then see a number of samples for future project planning. Hints and tips to help improve the required precision piecing techniques will be addressed and shared as well as steps for how to adapt the border to numerous other size options.  Depending on what you want to do with your class work product, you may want to put aside additional coordinating fabric for post class. For pictured quilt, I used 2 ½ Yards of focus fabric, 2 ½ Yards of background fabric, and a good portion of 20 Fat Quarters. Measures 48” x 48”! .

Workshop:  Whirling Lemoynes 
Length: Full Day Class (6 hours)
Quilt Size: Multiple Sizes – 73” x 90”, 55"x69" and 40" x 47"
Description:
Michelle designed this quilt to be featured in Modern Quilting Unlimited Magazine.  Whirling Lemoynes creates spinning effect that was inspired by those fun whirling flowers used as lawn ornaments.  It is a really fun and whimsical quilt that teaches you how to piece Lemoynes and 4-Pointed Stars without paper piecing.

Whirling Lemoynes uses (20) 1/8 yards.  Alternatively, you could use 6” strips or scraps and this quilt would be fabulous.  If you want that high contrast use assorted bright fabrics for your Lemoyne Stars, another bright whimsical fabric for your Whirling Beams and a dark or light background. 

 Learn how to use Deb Tucker’s Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star™ and Corner Beam™ as you make this fun quilt. The class will include step-by-step use of the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star and Corner Beam, as well as tips on matching points, piecing on-point quilts, strip piecing techniques, and general machine piecing hints and tips. 

 Workshop: Northern Neighbours
Length: (1-2) Full Day Classes (8 Hours)
Quilt Size:  Multiple Sizes - Twin (70" x 95 1/2") or King (104" x 104")  
Description:
A spectacular Maple Leaf quilt that can be made in one of two sizes, just in time for fall!  You could even choose to make just one block and frame it for a pretty wall quilt or keep on going to produce either a sizeable twin or king size quilt.  You can elect to go with the pictured Red and White, with Batiks (love this) or with your favorite fall fabrics.  The original leaf design uses three Studio 180 Design tools to produce the points of each leaf - Corner Beam®, Split Rects®, and Wing Clipper® I tools. Class will include instruction and practice with all three tools plus sewing, pressing and construction techniques, as well as a small bit of paper foundation piecing procedures. This quilt features intricate maple leaves and flying geese, celebrating Deb’s Northern Neighbours fans! 

Come get blown away with these techniques.

Workshop: Amusement
Length: Multi Day (2-3 days recommended- 10 hours instruction minimum)
Quilt Size: Three Sizes; Twin, Throw and Large Twin
Description:
Michelle designed this quilt for Modern 180, Studio 180 Design’s Modern Pattern line.  Amusement is a fun and quirky quilt inspired by the Ferris Wheels found on the Amusement Piers, in New Jersey, where Michelle grew up. This pattern is made using Studio 180 Design's Tucker Trimmer® I, Wing Clipper® I and the Corner Pop® tools.  Make this fabulous design without paper piecing!

You will use yardage for the background and accent (green), and for each Ferris Wheel you will use 3 values of one color. So, for example, if you decide to use red for one block, you’ll need a light red, a medium red, and a dark red. It’s up to you to decide how many different color Ferris Wheels you have in your quilt.  Pattern offers Wall (4 Blocks), Throw (9 Blocks) and Twin (12 Blocks) sizes.

The class will include step-by-step use for all three tools, as well as additional examples of how to use the Studio 180 Tools to make your quilting life easier.  Plus, tons of tips on matching points, squaring up your blocks and general machine piecing tips and tricks.

Workshop: Hunter Star Hidden Treasures

Length: Full Day

Quilt Size: 58" x 72"

Description: Learn how to use Deb Tucker’s Rapid Fire Hunter Star Ruler and make one of over 40 different Hunter Star layouts by just playing with tone, color and placement.  This class will push your creative side.  You can use Deb Tucker’s new book for inspiration or just play.  Michelle will cover some basics in color theory; learn methods for using color with confidence through audition, color wheel and other group color adventures. You will leave this workshop with a deeper understanding of the role of color in your quilts and with a renewed excitement about quilting.  For this class, you will only need 8 Dark and 8 Light Fabrics.  Feel free to bring more, to play and audition.  Additionally, you will get tips on the best way to measure and piece your borders.

Workshop:  Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star
Length: Half Day (4 hours)
Quilt Size: 37” x 37”
Description:
Get ready for a great new method for constructing traditional Lemoyne Star blocks. You'll be using strip piecing techniques, over-sizing units for easy trim down and no "Y" seams. Deb Tucker’s Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star tool is designed to give you the choice of 10 different size blocks that range from 3" finished to 12"finished. Our class project is a sampler of all the available size options so you'll get a chance to try them all and end up with a marvelous wall quilt.