Have you ever stood in front of a quilt and wondered how the quilter came up with the designs on the quilt? In this class, Lisa will show how to approach the design process in a whole new way. Divide large areas of your quilt into manageable small spaces to create quilting designs that will make your quilt top sing.
Handout includes: 2 paper templates, large tracing paper tape and pencil.
First, you will learn all design basics then you will be able to gradually apply your experience and create your own, unique design combinations. You also will learn how to keep your quilting simple, bold, beautiful and affordable. There will be so many simple and attractive design ideas to choose from that will open your eyes to endless design possibilities in order to conquer just about any imaginable modern quilt design out there.
Kit includes: DVD and small laminated workbook with dry erase pen. Student supply list: Drawing pad with no lines or grid and soft pencil.
Learn how to make a scrappy pieced quilt and use the "leftovers" from the blocks to make a small quit and pillow - at the same time! Michele will share her accurate cutting, piecing and pressing tips and techniques to help you improve your quilting skills.
Kit includes: Quilt pattern Student supply list: Sewing thread, and basic sewing supplies. A fabric supply list and cutting directions will be emailed after registering for this class.
Have you always wanted to make a Bowtie block but the thought of Y seams made you break out in hives? Work with award winning quilter Mary Kerr to learn the basics, test your wings and perfect your technique. She will share tips and inspiration as you create the perfect Bowtie block. Perfect seams and matched corners can be yours!
Student supply list: Seam ripper, scissors and pins. Taupe or grey cotton thread. 2-4 fat quarters of cotton fabric (we are working on a technique so buying from your stash is a great way to practice)
Feather borders don't have to be just a curvy spine with feathers on both sides. I will show you many different feather designs to wow your borders. Along with the traditional Amish curl border I will show you my swirly feather, Jessie's curly feather, plume borders and many more. These will solve the problem of what to do in those large to medium border sizes along with giving you many different designs to choose from for your quilts. Knowing the tricks will simplify these designs that look complicated.
Level: Beginner and up, Lecture/Demo | Category: Longarm Fri. May 8, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Room 300D
Feathers are one of the most loved and most frequently used motifs in quilting! Many of us yearn to be able to make them, free motion, from the front of the machine! There are tips and techniques that will make us more successful! Karen will show you several methods for making feathers by building on one shape at a time. Folky, formal, or just plain fun, feathers are for everyone!
Kit includes: Bound hand out Student supply list: Paper and pencil for drawing.
Bubbles, Curves and Straight Lines: A Way to Modern Quilting! Claudia Pfeil | 400-S
Level: Intermediate, Hands-On | Category: Longarm Sat. May 9, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Room 400
Claudia will teach the students an array of background fillers for use in abstract and interlocking areas. The textures will give a modern touch to the quilt! Combined with traditional designs like Pfun Pfeiling Pfeathers and geometric motives the quilting draws the attention to the textures!
Kit includes: Fabrics, batting, thread and handout. Student supply list: Scissor, pens and notebook, circle rulers in different sizes, chalkpen and blue marker, one straight ruler.
Level: Beginning, Demo/Lecture | Category: Drawing/Design Sat. May 9, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Room 200A
Are you convinced there is not an artistic bone in your body? Wouldn't it be nice to be the creator of a design that people ohhed and ahhed over? Join Patricia as she uses templates to create truly stunning designs. Explore the creative possibilities templates open for those of us who cannot freehand draw. No artistic talent needed! This is a hands on drawing class where you will be doing the drawing yourself! Questions: email@example.com.
Kit includes: Two drawing templates, reusable Design Grid, Stitch-Away-Paper and dry erase pen. Student supply list: Pen and paper for notes, camera for pictures.
Level: Beginning, Demo/Lecture | Category: Embellishment Sat. May 9, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM | Room 200B
We'll take you to school for the fun, easy process of turning a sweatshirt into a great jacket. Beginning with a pre-washed sweatshirt and finishing with an easy binding, you will learn tips and tricks to making a jacket. We'll give you some helpful hints to boost your creative juices and speed the process.
Level: Beginning, Hands-On | Category: Applique Sat. May 9, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Room 200C
Enjoy beautiful, instant success in applique that will look hand done! If you have ever been overwhelmed by an applique project or have always wanted to try but were not quite sure about the handwork, then this class is for you. In this class you will create a beautiful 18" block. You will be so hooked on this technique you will want to create enough for a whole quilt!
Kit includes: Applique Pattern and Layout. Handout: Tear and Wash Stabilizer, Glue Bottle with Fine Metal Tip, Elmer's school glue sticks and wooden cuticle sticks. Student supply list: Basic sewing supplies, Small travel iron if you own one (there will be some irons to share). Small ironing surface-you will want one close to your machine (there will be a few to share or purchase). Marking pencil or pen (air or water-soluble works great), #2 Pencil for Tracing, Sewing thread to match background fabric, Clear Monifiliment, Thread-Sulky or Superior are my favorites. Fabric-5/8 yard of good muslin or light colored cotton for background. Selection of small pieces (fat quarters work well) of assorted fabrics for applique. The sample will be the Family Tree pictured above. You can choose any 'season' or color scheme.