Connie Spurlock
Coeur d'Alene, ID

Paper Piecing Holland Sweets

Turtles! Turtles!

Take the Shortcut!!!

Has Your Fusible Fizzled??

Sweatshirt University

Don't Be in a Bind!
Connie is a teacher and designer who lives in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Although she didn’t even learn to sew until she was over 30 years old, Connie used her background in marketing and education to develop Sew Wonderful Dreams, a pattern design company.

Fifteen years ago the company focused on craft patterns, while today the emphasis is on quilting and education.

About her company she says: “We believe the best marketing tool we have is to educate. Everyone can learn but the way we learn is variable. Our classes are designed to help you learn in a way that will be most beneficial to you.”


Connie's Classes at HMQS

Paper Piecing Holland Sweets

Wed. May 6, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM | 103-W | $70.00

Level: Beginning, Hands-On | Category: Piecing

Practice the basics of paper piecing as you make this “sweet” bunch of tulips. Learn how easy it is to enlarge and reduce patterns, easily remove paper and know exactly where to place your next piece. Anyone can do this! Caution - you may become addicted but skeptics are welcome!!

Kit includes: All fabrics and patterns.

Student supply list: Basic Sewing supplies.
Turtles! Turtles!

Thurs. May 7, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM | 203-T | $88.00 

Level: Beginning, Hands-On | Category: Appliqué

Come join the applique/quilting class as we place the swimming turtles on a batik background. 16 beautiful batiks are the focal point for this 22” x 32”’ wall hanging. Learn how to choose fusible, transfer the patterns, use an applique pressing sheet and an easy binding technique to finish your project.

Kit includes: Pattern, all batik and black fabrics for top, batting, fabric for binding and fusible for all applique pieces.

Student supply list: Basic sewing supplies and black thread.
Take the Shortcut!!!

Thurs. May 7, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | 217-T | $15.00

Level: Beginning, Demo/Lecture | Category: General Interest

Looking for ways to speed up your projects? We’ll introduce you to the shortcuts, techniques and tools that will cut your time considerably as you work on your projects. Great gift ideas will be given as well.
Has Your Fusible Fizzled??

Fri. May 8, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | 317-F | $15.00

Level: Beginning, Demo/Lecture | Category: General Interest

Got fusible everywhere except the fabric? Discover how to fuse your appliques and remove the frustration. Learn to choose and apply the correct fusible, how to enlarge and reduce patterns and finish the edges. Join us for easy instructions and leave with a free pattern and handout.

Handout: Free pattern and handout.
Sweatshirt University

Sat. May 9, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM | 402-S | $15.00

Level: Beginning, Demo/Lecture | Category: Embellishment

We’ll take you to school for the fun, easy process of turning a sweatshirt into a great jacket. Beginning with a pre-washed sweatshirt and finishing with an easy binding, you will learn tips and tricks to making a jacket. We’ll give you some helpful hints to boost your creative juices and speed the process.
Don't Be in a Bind!

Sat. May 9, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM | 417-S | $70.00

Level: Beginning, Hands-On | Category: Binding

Got your top pieced but just can’t get to the finish line? Let Connie show you a quick and easy way to bind each of your projects. A perfectly mitered corner is easily possible - even for a beginner. There are a few shortcuts too - you will love them! Come join us!

Kit includes: Written handouts for each binding technique. Fabric for each type of binding including strip binding, bias binding, prairie points, ruffles, binding ovals, squares and octagons.

Student supply list: Basic sewing supplies, marking pen or tailors chalk, 1 fat quarter and thread.