Let’s Play with Hexies

Dark Star Fabrics Class
with Alice Yates


Two Wednesday Evenings
June 13th and June 20th, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 PM

Let's Play with Hexies

A Summer Take-Along Project

Join Alice Yates for a two-evening hands-on class at Dark Star Fabrics. You will receive personal instruction in a small friendly group.

English Paper Hexies

Alice says:

This is a great way to have a take-along project for your summer outings. It’s an easy hand-stitching project that uses minimal sewing equipment.

Use up your scraps!! Pick any color combo you like, as long as your scraps are between 2 1/2” and 6” square. You will enjoy the design aspect as you plan a project of your choice. We will be doing hand sewing with paper pieces, also known as English Paper Piecing. We will also make folded hexagons from circles of fabric. Bring buttons to decorate your piece or make fabric yo-yo’s as the centers of the folded hexagons.

Skill Level

Beginners and Up. The class is designed for all quilters from beginners through experts.


Alice Yates, a retired art teacher, has been quilting for more than 30 years. She chairs the Kingfield quilt club, Stitchers in the Snow.  Alice enjoys helping quilters succeed as they try new techniques.

When and Where

The class will take place from 6:00 until 8:00 on two Wednesday evenings, June 13th and June 20th, 2018, at Dark Star Fabrics, 30 Main Street, Phillips, Maine. You can work in our comfortable classroom or on our cheerful front porch.

Free Materials

As part of the class, you will receive reusable machine pre-cut paper hexagons. You will also receive hexagon graph paper and instructions, a circle template and felt backing and netting, if desired. There is no extra charge for these materials.

What to Bring

More English Paper HexiesPlease bring a glue pen, milliner’s or straw needles (#10 or #11), a needle threader, neutral polyester thread (slides easily across paper) and/or cotton threads (either light to dark neutral colors or matching your main colors), fabric scissors, buttons and fabric scraps, strips, fat quarters or charm packs. Mini clips and colored pencils are also handy if you have them.

Come with your own supplies or shop our store. Dark Star Fabrics will give you a 20% discount on all fabrics and tools you buy for the class.


Your one-time $35 payment will cover both sessions. Please pay at the start of the first session or earlier.