Catherine Class in Paducah

Catherine Class in Paducah

Regular price $330.00 $0.00 Unit price per

2-Day Class with the fabulous MJ Kinman during QuiltWeek Paducah!

Teacher: MJ Kinman

Tuesday - Wednesday, April 25-26, 2023


9:00 am - 4:00 pm

We’ll spend 2 full days creating a sparkling, glowing brilliant-cut gemstone of your own colorway!

46" x 46"

“Catherine”, a sparkling round brilliant-cut diamond, is the second in MJ Kinman's Diamond Divas Series. The block is 46″ square. The Catherine pattern, designed for the Intermediate quiltmaker, includes detailed instructions and fully-coded freezer paper templates (plus paper copies) to make 1 quilt top.

This isn’t foundation paper piecing. There is no need to sew fabric to a paper foundation. Templates are ironed to the RIGHT side of fabric, so there is no confusing reverse piecing. Templates are easily removed, so there are no paper bits to pull from the back of the quilt. And you only use the fabric needed since there is no flip-and-sew method used. This is traditional piecing using freezer paper as your template. If you can sew two pieces of fabric together with a quarter-inch seam allowance, YOU CAN DO THIS!

Pattern and Fabric Kit ($267 value!) INCLUDED in Class fee!

Indication Kit Color Choices in Special Notes when registering for class.




  • Kits will be handed out in class
  • Bring your own sewing machine
  • Ironing stations will be provided
  • Cutting mats/rotary cutters will be provided

Thank you to Oliso for sponsoring this class and providing mini irons and pressing pads!



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720 Harrison Street

Paducah, Kentucky

SHOP: The Cherrywood Pop-Up Shop just around the corner!

SEE: The Graffiti Cherrywood Challenge will be right next to your classeroom!

If Sold Out, Please Call 218-829-0967 to be placed on Wait List

Refund Policy:

Cancel 60 Days before event: Full Refund less $25 Fee

Cancel 30 Days before event: 50% Refund

Cancel Less than 30 Days before event: 50% Refund only if spot is filled

Synthrapol: hard to pronounce, easy to use.

In the dyeing process, we use hot water and a Concentrated Surfactant (detergent) called Synthrapol to remove excess dye. This product suspends dye particles in water that have not bonded to the fibers. It does not change the color of the fabric. Darker colors have a high concentration of dye so pre-washing our fabrics at home is highly recommended to ensure color does not migrate. Cherrywood has already been washed 4 times in HOT water with Synthrapol before it leaves our studio. Please follow the directions below to make sure everything "behaves."


FIRST TIME Washing (Prewashing):

We encourage you to prewash all of your Cherrywood in a full load of WARM or COLD water with 2 teaspoons of Synthrapol. If you see a large amount of color in the rinse water, a second wash may be necessary. Synthrapol keeps those released dyes from reattaching onto other fabrics. If you have a front-loading machine, you may need to wash more times or use a laundry tub. Similar colors may be washed together as long as you use Synthrapol, but is wise to make keep very dark colors separate from very light colors while prewashing. Super dark colors may be washed in HOT water if there are concerns (this will flush out extra dye quicker). We have tested Color Catcher Sheets by Shout: they work well but may leave a lint residue on the fabric. There is no harm in using both products at once.


SUBSEQUENT Washing (Finished quilts, garments, etc.):

Wash finished projects in Synthrapol in COLD water for the first several times. This is just a good practice to ensure the dyes behave. Complete the COLD cycle. Synthrapol is an inexpensive product to have on hand to use whenever washing hand-dyes and batiks.


Drying and Pressing:

Remove fabric from dryer when slightly damp and press with a dry iron. If dry, lightly mist with water and iron to remove wrinkles. DO NOT let finished quilts/garments air-dry as this may cause wicking (the dyes are pulled from one fabric into the next if they dry too slowly). It is recommended to dry projects in the dryer. Use steam, or lightly spritz with water and use a dry iron when pressing Cherrywood garments to keep them looking crisp.

• Cherrywood is preshrunk. It has been washed a minimum of four times and dried in a hot dryer before it is sold to you. Be sure to pre-shrink any other fabrics that you are combining with Cherrywood in a project.

• Cherrywood is colorfast. As with ALL textiles, keep Cherrywood out of prolonged harsh sunlight, and it will retain its rich color.


Questions? Please call 1-888-298-0967