Karen Sievert
Bailey, NC







109-W
Building Muscle Memory
for Bold and Beautiful Beginnings




123-W
Ready, Set, Go ~ Basics of Free Motion Quilting




133-W
Feathers and Flourishes




236-T
Trapunto and Shadow Trapunto ~ The Right Accent at the Right Time




323-F
"Tool Time"!




328-F
"Fill" ~ As You Will!
 



337-F
For the Love of Feathers
 



408-S
On the Frontline!
Karen began her quilt making journey in 1997 when her sister dragged her into a quilt shop. She told her that all she had to do was sew a straight line! Karen soon found out that there was a little more involved in quilting than just stitching that straight line!

Purchasing her first long arm in 1998, Karen became passionate about free motion quilting and the way the quilting could totally transform a quilt. Karen has written two piecing books, both published by Martingale and Co.

Today she teaches both domestic piecing classes and free motion quilting classes on a long arm. She has won numerous awards for her innovative piecing and quilting skills both nationally and internationally.

Her greatest love, aside from her family and friends, is sharing the joy of quilting with other quilters! Karen’s passion for quilting comes through in her teaching and what she enjoys most is watching her students realize that THEY CAN DO IT TOO!!!!



 

Karen's Classes at HMQS

Building Muscle Memory for Bold and Beautiful Beginnings

Wed. May 6, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM | 109-W | $45.00

Level: Beginner and up, Lecture/Demo | Category: Drawing/Design

Let’s face it, we can all write our name, effortlessly, and we don’t even have to think about it! Why? Because we’ve done it a million times and it has become “muscle memory”. When approaching our free motion quilting, the confidence you will have is amazing when you embrace this concept. Karen will show you how to take the simple shapes you already know and use them to create bold and beautiful fills for your quilts.

Kit includes: Bound hand out.

Student Supply List: Paper and Pencil for drawing.
Ready, Set, Go ~ Basics of Free Motion Quilting

Wed. May 6, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | 123-W | $65.00 

Level: Beginning, Demo/Lecture | Category: Longarm

Have you just purchased or are you thinking of purchasing a longarm? Are you ready to start free motion quilting? Then let’s get going! In this fun and fact filled class, you’ll learn many of the basics; how to load and baste a quilt, how to work with threads and tension, stabilizing the quilt, and then how to have FUN with rulers, fills and feathers! This class will have you saying “Ready, Set, Go!”

Kit includes: Bound hand out.

Student Supply List: Paper and Pencil for drawing.
Feathers and Flourishes

Wed. May 6, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM | 133-W | $125.00

Level: Confident Beginner and up, Hands-On | Category: Longarm

I love feathers! Folky, formal, fun or funky, they always seem to have a place on a quilt! And they’re so much easier to make than what we think! Let Karen use her 16 years of expertise to show you several different methods for making feathers, flourishes, and some of the background fills that really make them shine. In this “Hands On” class, you’ll be sure to find a style that suits you!

Kit includes: Fabric, batting, thread and bound handout.

Student Supply List: Paper and pencil, thread snips.
Trapunto and Shadow Trapunto ~ The Right Accent at the Right Time

Thurs. May 7, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | 236-T | $55.00

Level: Confident Beginner-Intermediate, Lecture/Demo
Category: Longarm

Mystified by trapunto but love the look? There’s no doubt about it, trapunto has that “WOW” factor! There’s something magical about viewing a quilt that has trapunto or shadow trapunto in it! Let Karen take the mystique out of the process, and show you how easy it is to do. Students will learn both methods and have a marked piece they can take home and complete!

Kit includes: Paper template, fabric and bound handout.

Student Supply List: Paper and pencil and ruler.
"Tool Time"!

Fri. May 8, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | 323-F | $45.00

Level: Beginner and up, Lecture/Demo | Category: Longarm

I’ve heard many a man say that it’s always easier to get the job done when you have the right tools in your toolbox! The same can be said for us quilters! This lecture/demo will cover many of the tools we have at our disposal. We’ll learn how to use rulers for straight lines, crosshatching, basket weaves and piano keys, curved rulers for curved crosshatching, feather spines and more, and specialty rulers for circles, clamshells and more! The “right” tools CAN make all the difference!

Kit includes: Bound hand out.

Student Supply List: Paper and pencil for drawing.
"Fill" ~ As You Will!

Fri. May 8, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM | 328-F | $45.00

Level: Beginner and up, Lecture/Demo | Category: Drawing/Design

Background fills are an essential element to beautiful free motion quilting! Yet, many of us are stuck with just one or two that we feel confident with! In this fun and easy going class, we’ll learn simple fills and then combine them to make unique, one-of-a-kind fills! This is the class that’ll have you defining your own “signature” style! A definite must!

Kit includes: Bound hand out.

Student Supply List: Paper and pencil.
For the Love of Feathers

Fri. May 8, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | 337-F | $45.00

Level: Beginner and up, Lecture/Demo | Category: Longarm

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 handout.

Student Supply List: paper and pencil for drawing.
On the Frontline!

Sat. May 9, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM | 408-S | $80.00

Level: Beginner and up, Lecture/Demo | Category: Longarm

Have you been longing to move from the back of the machine to the front? Just looking to develop free motion skills? Then this is the class for you! We’ll cover fills, ruler and template work, feathers and how to have fun with them all! Learning and implementing these skills will have you “on the frontlines” in no time at all! Action packed, fun and informative!

Kit includes: Bound handout.

Student Supply List: Paper and Pencil for drawing.