Collage Beginnings

Laura Heine Pattern & Techniques

Collage quilting continues to gain popularity, and Laura Heine is one of the Industry leaders.   In this workshop, certified Laura Heine Collage instructor, Merrie Ford will discuss the products and tools for success, Color & Fabric Selection, learning to recognize detail in fabrics, fusible basics,  making your work unique and finishing techniques. Your “kit” will include the Laura Heine teeny tiny sewing themed pattern & you will be able to choose whichever design you prefer to work on.

Note:  2 class times available

June 17, 2021 – 8:00am
June 18, 2021 – 8:00am
Room: 2
Fee: $120

Student Capacity: 18

Required Kit fee – payable to the instructor: $35


  • Karen K. Buckley Perfect Scissors in size Medium (blue handles)
  • A pair of Utility Scissors for cutting paper
  • A rotary cutter, and 12 x 18 Cutting Mat
  • Pencil #2
  • 3 yards of 12” wide Steam-a-Seam 2 (not light)
  • ½ yard of Pattern Ease – this is a light-weight base that you will build your work on
  • **Basic fabrics for this workshop will be included in your kit.  You may bring some additional fabrics of your own to include (these make your work unique) but ANY FABRIC needs to be pressed and cut into  4×6” rectangles before coming to class.  This prep work prior to class will enable us to all move at the same pace!
  • Phone or Digital Camera
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Merrie Ford


Merrie Ford

Merrie began sewing in 8th grade and primarily made clothing for years. She caught the quilting bug at age 22 & was the youngest of the 13 founding members of the Flathead Quilters Guild in Northwest Montana. A journey that began with traditional quilts and hand quilting, would take her into Modern Quilts, Utility Quilts, Collage, and original pattern designs. About half-way into her Sewing journey, Merrie realized that she LOVES the planning process of Quilting every bit as much as the sewing and finishing. Teaching is a perfect outlet -enabling her to help others with design, color selection, and to touch fabric - without accumulating more projects of her own! After 20 moves, she landed in Kansas City, MO and is an active member of KCMQG and SAQA. Merrie teaches at local shops, guilds and retreats, loves the color Brown, and never gets tired of buying fabric at any shop she can find while traveling!