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Tucker University - Freshman Year Program with Susan Madu of Modern Blended Quilts on ZOOM

Included in this "full" year offering:
- all required Technique sheets (laminated, 3 hole punched)
- all required Designs sheets (laminated, 3 hole punched)
- monthly class handouts
- Tucker University certificate after completion.
- bonus gift of a 13th Module (Migrating Geese)

Retail value of $799.50.  Includes a one time shipment of the course materials for the year.  No charge for shipping. You save $149.50 off the retail price by selecting this "full" year offering vervus signing up to them individually. 

If you sign up for the "full" year offering, you will also be sent a coupon code for 10% off of the required Studio 180 tools and patterns.  This code can be used in store or online and will be valid for the duration of the Tucker University Freshman year classes.

If you are new to the Studio 180 tools and you need ALL of the rulers, use this LINK to order the ruler bundle of all 10 required tools (wait until you receive your %10 discount code to order).

NOTE: 12 month option registration is only available until February 21, 2023. 

Each class will take place on the first Saturday of the month beginning in March 2023, with the final month in March 2024.  Classes are on Zoom, from 2pm - 5pm EST.  Classes will be recorded and available for viewing for 30 days.

Each month demonstrates a different Studio 180 Tucker tool/ruler and how it can be used.

If you have taken any of Watergirl's previous classes or attended a retreat, you may already have some of these tools in your supplies. Don't forget to use your exclusive discount code.

Full list of Studio 180 tools required for "full" course offering. 
Quilter's Magic Wand
Tucker Trimmer 1

Wing Clipper 1
V Block
Square 2/ Square Squared

Corner Beam
Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star Used in month 6, 11 & 12
Corner Pop Ruler
Split Rect
Diamond Rects
Large Square Squared

Basic Sewing / Quilting Supplies for all months:
Required materials for all months

Studio 180 Tools and Technique required each month.  You may already have some of this tools in your supplies, especially if you have previously taken any of our previous monthly classes. A summary of these items will also be listed at the end of this class offering. 

Access to an electronic device with microphone, video, wifi and current version of Zoom.
Towards the end of February, you will be mailed (or in store pick up) a complete course package; including all laminated Technique sheets, all laminated Design Sheet and colouring sheets required for the full course.   

A reminder and Zoom invitation will be emailed approximately 2 weeks prior to each month's class offering. 

Class Schedule and required materials for each month 

Module 1: March 4, 2023 
Tucker Trimmer I and Shaded Four Patch
Learn how to use a Tucker Timmer I to create half square triangles, quarter square triangles and combination units.  With the Tucker Trimmer I alone, a quilter has 33 opportunities to create precise units. These units are often what we refer to as base units, therefore they must be precise to fit nicely with more advanced units.  This is a perfect place for any quilter to begin their journey through the Studio 180 Design set of tools.  

You will also learn how to expand the use of your Tucker Trimmer 1 by creating a Shaded Four Patch unit.  By using Deb Tucker's method of strip piecing the construction of a shaded-four patch , the quilter eliminates the need to stitch fabrics on an unsecured bias.  this method also eliminates the stretching and puckering within the unit. Quilters will use their Tucker Trimmer I to finalize their units and discover a wide array of layouts that can be created with just one block.  


Tools: Tucker Trimmer I and Quilters Magic Wand
Technique Sheet:  Shaded Four Patch 
Design Sheet: Tucker Trimmer I 

Module 2: April 1, 2023
Wing Clipper I, Pickets and Quickets
Put your flying geese on the right track by pointing them in the correct direction.  Learn the simple secrets to creating crisp, clean units effectively and quickly.  This method can be applied to any pattern that requires flying geese units.  Since you usually have to make hundreds of these units at a time why not make them perfect every time?

Expand the use of your Wing Clipper I by learning how to make Pickets and Quickets.  Once you begin to recognize these units, you will be surprised by how often they appear in patterns from your favourite magazines and designers.  You will want to add Pickets and Quickets to your border options.  


Tools:  Wing Clipper I and Quilter's Magic Wand
Technique Sheet: Pickets and Quickets
Design Sheet: Wing Clipper I

Module 3: May 6, 2023
V Block, Sidekicks and High/Lows
If you are seeing stars in your future then you have just found your new best friend, the V Block.  Making stars is not the only thing the V Block can do to improve your piecing techniques.  Once you learn how to use the V Block, you will not go back to those plastic templates you have been tracing and slicing.  Or connect a V Block with a half square triangle and watch the curves develop.  The possibilities are only limited to your imagination.

Push the use of you V Block a bit further by learning how to create Sidekicks and High/low units.  You will amaze your quilting friends by thinking that you made a difficult unit, when in fact the use of the V Block made your life so easy.
Tools: V Block
Technique Sheet: Sidekick & High/Low 
Design Sheet: V Block 

Module 4: June 3, 2023
Square Squared and Little Houses
Square Squared units can be found within blocks as well as sashing.  Since this unit is often used to connect other units, the points are extremely valuable for the design to work without interruption.  You will save those points with the Square Squared tool.  A secondary benefit to using Deb Tucker's method of creating Square Squared units is that you will not waste fabric. It's a win-win situation.

Expand the use of your Square Squared tool by learning how to make little houses.  Little houses have been disguised in borders and have shown up in some star blocks.  You will be astounded where these units show up.
Tools: Square Squared (Note: this is the smaller of the 2 sizes of Square Squared tool, the Large Square Squared  can also be used for this module and module 10).
Technique Sheet: Little Houses 
Design Sheet: Square Squared 

Module 5: July 8, 2023
Corner Beam
Take a second look. Ah, yes, it's a Corner Beam.  Beam me up Deb.  The Corner Beam adds even more unique options to your quilt designs. The combinations and the twists and turns make it look as if the quilter had to work with lots of odd shaped pieces when in fact they did not. The construction of a Sliver unit advances the use of the Corner Beam and once again makes precise piecing look hard when it is easy.  

Tools: Corner Beam
Technique Sheet: Sliver
Design Sheet: Corner Beam

Module 6: August 5, 2023
Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star Basic Construction
Volcanos don't belong in the center of an eight-pointed star and they won't happen to you when you use the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star tool.  And, by the way, there will be no y-seam! Be thoroughly stunned when you learn how to make a Lemoyne Star using a strip method.  You will be able to make blocks as small as 3" all the way up to 12" with the same level of accuracy. 
Tools: Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star
Technique Sheets:  None
Design Sheet: Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star

Module 7: September 23, 2023
Corner Pop
Stop throwing away half of those squares you used to pop off a corner and start saving your fabric by using the Corner Pop.  Before you know it, you will be popping off the corners of every unit.  The Corner Pop does just that, it helps to add a pop of colour to any unit and can add a secondary pattern to your quilt. Have you ever made an Elizabeth Hartman pattern? Or Art East Quilting Co. pattern? Those designers are known for using the Stitch & Flip method which can be challenging to sew accurately. Instead, use the Corner Pop method and waste less fabric while getting better results.


Tools: Corner Pop Ruler
Technique Sheet:  None
Design Sheet: Corner Pop

Module 8: October 7, 2023
Split Rects
Give me an A, give me a B, give me a L and an R . . . . what does that spell?  Nothing!  So then leave those letters at home along with the plastic templates that you would have to trace and learn how to make crisp, clean half rectangles or what Deb Tucker calls a Split Rects.  By using the Split Rects tool, you do not have to worry about shaving your plastic templates any more. There are 8 different size options with just one tool.  Your starts will twinkle with these strong points.

Tools: Split Rects
Technique Sheet:  None
Design Sheet: Split Rects

Module 9: November 11, 2023
Diamond Rects
If the Storm at Sea pattern is on your bucket list, but your don't want to paper piece it, then the Diamond Rects has just become your new best friend.  Once you learn how to make Diamond Rects units you will no longer avoid what you thought was a complex technique.  The Diamond Rects is seen in the Studio 180 Design pattern entitled Sea Glass as well as Sugar Creek.  Don't miss the boat, jump on board now.


Tools: Diamond Rects
Technique Sheet:  None
Design Sheet: Diamond Rects

Module 10: December 2, 2023
Large Square Squared
You asked for it, you got it. More squares inside of squares.  The Large Square Squared is perfect format to feature any fussy cuts or embroidery pieces.  But it doesn't stop there!  You will fall in love with the snail's trail block when you use the Large Square Squared.


Tools: Large Square Squared
Technique Sheet: Stacked Squares
Design Sheet: Large Square Squared 

Module 11: January 6, 2024
Lemoyne Advanced I: Strip Pieced Lemoyne, Liberty Lemoyne and Banded Lemoyne
Are you hooked on the your Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star tool?  You can make fancy Lemoyne Stars by learning how to create three more variations.  Now that you have mastered the basic construction of the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star you will be liberated with three more options: Strip Pieced Lemoyne, Liberty Lemoyne and Banded Lemoyne. 

Tools: Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star
Technique Sheets: Strip pieced Lemoyne, Liberty Lemoyne and Banded Lemoynes
Design Sheet: Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star Variations I
Module 12: February 3, 2024

Lemoyne Advanced II: Fussy Cut Lemoynes, Lemoynes as Triangles and BLazing Lemoynes
Ever wonder how to use the wider end of your Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star tool?  The secret is revealed in this course.  Impress your toughest critic with what looks like very demanding piecing, but trick them with the simplicity of the Fussy Cut Lemoynes, Lemoynes as Triangles and Blazing Lemoynes. 

Tools: Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star (also used in month 11)
Technique Sheets: Fussy Cut Lemoynes, Lemoynes as Triangles and Blazing Lemoynes 
Design Sheet: Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star Variations II

Bonus Module 13: March 2, 2024
Migrating Geese
We don't want anyone to get lost as our geese migrate, so learn how to make migrating geese as a variation of the flying geese.  Without the use of any required tools you will soon find a flock of migrating geese near you.  You will be incorporating migrating geese into borders and sashing everywhere because you will not be able to get enough of these guys.

Technique sheet: Migrating Geese 
Design Sheet:

Cancellation of Classes or Retreats
Should you decide to cancel your registration for an event, class or retreat, you will receive a full credit to a gift card as long as the cancellation is made more than 2 weeks prior to the class date. After that time, you will forfeit your full registration fee.

If you are unable to attend, you do have the option of finding your own replacement participant but Watergirl Quilt Co. will not assist with this or give any fee credit to the original participant. You would be required to email us the name and contact information of your replacement.

For more details on our "Refund policy" please refer to FAQ on our website

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: All skill levels welcome. This is a series of classes that will introduce or help you become more familiar with the Studio 180 Tucker tools and technique sheets.
Materials Included: All required Technique and Design Sheets (laminated with 3 hole punch) , 12 + bonus month of class handouts
Requirements: Access to an electronic device with microphone, video, wifi and current version of Zoom. Studio 180 tools as listed in class description.
Instructor: Susan Madu
Instructor Bio: Susan is a retired chartered accountant and a passionate creator and quilter. She is never without a sketchbook or some project in her hands. Susan designs and teaches under the "Modern Blended Quilts" banner. A central theme of her patterns is blending together elements of traditional and modern quilting. Take your traditional stash and blend it up modern with modern textures, solids and styles for stunning results.

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