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Balloon Sewing Techniques Workshop

  • January 23, 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Grace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 7550 Eubank


  • Must be a 2022 or 2023 NMQA Member

Registration is closed

NMQA's first sew-in will be held following the January Membership Meeting.  There will be a $5.00 fee to cover the cost of the fabric.  

Bring your own lunch and eat while you listen to a short presentation on making bargello, appliqué and special shapes balloons for our 2024 Balloon Quilt and other crafts.  After the presentation, you will practice sewing your own balloon or help sew crafts to be sold.


  • Sewing Machine and whatever accessories you use for piecing
  • Cutting tools for fabric and a small cutting mat  (A large mat will be available at the class.)
  • Scissors for cutting paper
  • 'Add-a-quarter' ruler if you have one, if not, a small square ruler will work
  • Wooden or other type of hand pressing tool
  • A piece of scrap batting, flannel, felt or a bath towel - approximately 2-foot x 2-foot or larger
  • Sharpie Marker – fine tip 
  • Elmer’s Glue 
  • Sewing Thread - neutral colors for piecing
  • Task lighting - if you have a portable one, such as an Ott Light
  • LUNCH!

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