“Quilting Is A Contact Sport!” A sometimes humorous look at how quilting affects our lives and relationships. Includes a trunk show of award-winning garments and quilts.
“My Journey Through the Artistic Muddle” My journey as a quilter and artist has not had a direct path! I’ve wandered through some interesting places on the way. I’ll share my joys and triumphs as well as my disasters, all in a humorous and encouraging manner.
We will work on 5 beautiful and fun motifs that you can put on your own quilts using your home sewing machine!
If you have some free motion experience and want to learn more free motion fills, then join me and learn how to select and quilt “fills and frills”. Together we’ll build on the skills that you already have and learn a variety of fills and frilly motifs to add to your projects. Most motifs will be free hand; a few will use marked reference points. Let’s play!
So you’ve completed your top and you have no idea how to quilt it? Students submit photos of their tops ahead of time and based on their skill level and preferences, I come up with a suggested quilting plan for that top. The workshop is interactive as we discuss each quilt as a group. I will bring examples as well as threads and other ephemera that might work with your quilt top (beads, etc).
Using a scrap of fabric as a “starter”, students learn how to create a unique free motion quilted background, step-by-step. A timid free motion quilter will gain confidence in this class. This is a great class for students with a little free motion quilting experience who want to learn to combine motifs and discover their own personal style. Various motifs and fills will be taught in class.
Learn how to create four beautiful types of feathers to add to your quilts, garments and home decor. Feathers add elegance to traditional, Modern, art or contemporary projects. Those with some free motion experience will enjoy this class. I break it down into baby steps that make creating feathers fun and easy! Learn how to quilt a beautiful filigree-type of motif that is elegant and easy to do, and how quilt the beautiful, curvy, feminine feathers that you see on some of the finest quilts, without the use of stencils.
Trapunto adds a beautiful raised dimension and texture to your quilts. This is an ideal class for those with some free motion experience that want to further their skills. We’ll look at how to choose fills and backgrounds and explore numerous new motifs. We will be working on a small sample that can later be incorporated into a pillow or used as a table topper.
Modern Quilts have unique quilting needs. Learn some fun and creative ways to quilt your work at home using your home sewing machine! We’ll practice various patterns and combinations and see how your quilting can create interest without detracting from your quilt design. Relax and begin to launch your own personal style.
We will combine a simple daisy motif with some bubbles to create an adorable table topper. This easy and versatile technique can be used in many ways in your quilting, garments and home dec projects. Also a Christmas styled topper is offered if preferred. This fun and lively class is ideal for both beginning and experienced quilters.