Monday, January 12, 2015
RaNae Merrill
How I Became a Spiromaniac (and you can too!)


Meeting / Lecture


January 12, 2015

RaNae Merrill Lecture - How I Became a Spiromaniac (and you can too!)

RaNae Merrill is an award-winning quilter, author and teacher. Her unique "spiral" quilts have appeared in national shows and magazines, and her two books Simply Amazing Spiral Quilts and Magnificent Spiral Mandala Quilts have become quilting classics.

Get to know RaNae in this lecture/trunk show as she shares her spiral quilts and demonstrates different types of spirals and settings. Includes an easy hands-on demonstration of how to draw a spiral.

For more information about RaNae Merrill visit her website at


January 13, 2015 (9:30 - 3:30)

Full Day Workshop     (Setup begins at 9a)

Class Fee $35
Materials Fee (payable to instructor) $16
Experience:  Confident beginners and higher
Techniques:  This is a paper-pieced project

Magic Mirror Mandala Quilt - RaNae Merrill

Magic Mirror Mandela (RaNae Merrill)

Magic Mirror Mandela (RaNae Merrill)

Based on her new book Magnificent Spiral Mandala Quilts, this is her most current and most popular workshop.

You'll be surprised at how simple it is to design and make a Magic Mirror Mandala Quilt -- in one day you'll go from mystery to mastery! In the morning we'll use a "wedge puzzle" to design your own unique version of the quilt shown; in the afternoon you'll start sewing spirals.

The book Magnificent Spiral Mandala Quilts is recommended and will be available for purchase at the workshop. 

In this workshop, you will learn simple techniques for designing a spiral mandala quilt as you create your own version of the quilt shown here. We’ll explore “seeing between the blocks”, proportion, flow forms, color and value, and mirror symmetry. The class is based on the techniques in Magnificent Spiral Mandala Quilts. In the first half of the class you’ll create your design; in the second half you’ll sew the first spiral for your quilt.

Quilt size: Two sizes are available, a 20” diameter mandala that finishes to approx. 30” square, or a 30” diameter mandala that finishes to approx. 45” square.

The materials kit is required, and includes all of the class instructions, pre-printed templates and foundations used in class, instructions for completing the quilt, and a package of translucent foundation.

CLICK HERE for the class materials list