Level: All Levels, Lecture/Demo | Category: Longarm Fri. May 8, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Room 300A
I have been having a blast with all the new rulers that I have developed in the last year. Let me share with you all the fun. I will show you how to use rulers and the trick to holding them and lining them up correctly. Along with the straight edge tools I will also show you how to use the boomerangs for curved crosshatch. The circle busters and hearts guides allow you to make perfect circles and hearts without crossing your hands and then add freemotion for more design opportunities. The Rope-a-dopes make great rope designs with a corner trick that makes it perfect each time. It also all started with the appliguide which I will show you how to use to go around your appliques smoothly. Along with instruction there will be samples and many designs that go beyond the basic use of guides.
Level: Intermediate, Demo/Lecture | Category: Longarm Fri. May 7, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Room 300C
This award winning teacher will break down all the different types of feathers. Then she'll start adding unique ways to do the feathers, and when you get home you'll be able to use these feathers in a center piece, or a border, or as an all over. Judy's curving, all over feathers are easy and Victorian looking and you can learn how to do it. You'll learn formal and funky feathers and make lots of money.
Kit includes: Hand out with lots of drawing. Student supply list: Sketchbook
Level: Beginning, Demo/Lecture | Category: Longarm Fri. May 8, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Room 300D
Sick of the same old feathers? Want to try something new, different and edgy? Well this class is for you. Let Dusty show you some feathers with flair. Wonderful for use on more modern quilts, men's quilts, and quilts for those teens we struggle to please. The traditional feather takes a walk on the wild side in this class. You're sure to put a new spin on the feathers you've been quilting for years.
Kit includes: Multi-page handout Student supply list: Sketch pad and pen.
In class we will work on a modern piece filling and connecting open spaces, working in circles and around applique, mixing and matching. We will draw the designs and then stitch them out. We will also do couching with the machine. If you don't get your piece finished in class you can finish it at home.
Kit includes: Quilt top and back, batting and thread. Student supply list: Sketchbook and pencils
At every show people bring me quilts and ask me what to do. In this class we'll look at the quilt you bring, and teacher and students will draw things on the board and give you lots of fresh ideas. This award winning teacher will tell you what she considers when she decides and why. If time allows, we'll walk through quilt show and talk about why their quilting works.
Student supply list: Bring an unfinished quilt and camera. *Make sure you bring pass to get into the quilt show.
Level: Beginning, Demo/Lecture | Category: General Interest Fri. May 8, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Room 200B
Got fusible everywhere except the fabric? Discover how to fuse your appliques and remove the frustration. Learn to choose and apply the correct fusible, how to enlarge and reduce patterns and finish the edges. Join us for easy instructions and leave with a free pattern and handout.
Piece this iconic gypsy kisses pattern with ease using the Quick Curve Ruler and the Chic Kisses pattern from Jenny Pedigo and Helen Robinson of Sew Kind of Wonderful. Learn easy cutting, piecing, and square up techniques as you assemble several Chic Kisses blocks in a fun, no stress, no rules atmosphere.
Kit includes: Pattern Student supply list: Quick Curve Ruler required and available to purchase in class. 32 Fat Eights or yardage equivalent to 4 yards. 2 yards each of (2) different solids to go with focus fabric. 1 1/3 yard each of (2) different fabrics for setting squares. 2 yards for setting ovals. 4 1/2 yards background fabric. General Sewing Supplies. Rectangle ruler at least 20" long and 12" square up ruler.
Use just 4 fabrics to create this beautiful medallion on point quilt that features several different quilt blocks. Learn several techniques for creating half square triangles or a square in a square block! Most of the quilt is template free, but you will learn how to make and use a plastic template for one block. Michele will also share precise cutting, and piecing techniques for accuracy in quilting!
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.
Are you stuck when it comes to feathers? Come to Judi's Fantabulous Feathers class and see her flawless approach at free motion feathers. We will learn how to quilt feathers around borders of quilts, as well as allover feathers and motifs. I am sure you will come out of this class with more excitement to give feathers a try with more confidence then when you first came in class. Don't miss this class!
Handout provided Student supply list: Pen and pencil.
Side to Side and Free-Hand Background Designs Pam Clarke | 321-F
Level: All, Hands-On | Category: Longarm Fri. May 8, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Room 300B
Are you in a stipple rut? Join Pam Clarke as she shares with you her 25 favorite background and free-hand side to side quilting designs with no marking. Provided in Kit a workbook, pre-stamped fabric for the student to stitch a sampler; draw along and stitch making a sampler looking wall-quilt of all these great free-hand shapes; Swirls, leaves, loops, stars, waves, ivy, echo, paisley, holly, flowers, roses, clamshells, hearts, orange-peel etc. along with several samples will be available along with hints where and when to use. This class is designed for all levels of quilters. Learn how to jazz up your quilting and show your friends and customers that you can go beyond stippling.
Kit includes: Workbook and pre-stamped fabric Student supply list: Small thread clippers, a pen or pencil for notes, camera and dry erase markers.