Finding my Quilterly Groove
Here’s where I share the quitls and their stories, some of these quilts have stories! 49 Pieces of Chocolat and the Sewing Room Vortex; Bob’s Quilt a Six Year Saga; Twilight in the Bronx and the Case of the Seam Ripper. Let’s not forget how surprised I am to be a free motion machine quilter and teacher.
If the Foot Fits – Use it!
It’s easy to put your best foot forward when the foot fits the job. From piecing to quilting to decorating our quilt tops,using the right foot makes the quilting easier. Teri Lucas, BERNINA Brand Ambassador, will show you effective uses of feet for the quilt making process and how to present them to quilt makers. Gain a better understanding of how feet can be used in quilt making and how to share with quliters why having the right foot makes all the difference. BERNINA specific
Beginner Free Motion Machine Quilting
Free-motion quilting on a home sewing machine is the best, especially when you know all of the tricks and tips that the “pros” use. This class covers common challenges that quilters have when choosing batting and thread for their quilts, adjusting tension, and choosing the right needles. Join the machine quilting club!
And Now What?!
Which came first the chicken or the egg? Who knows, but the burning question on quilters minds is… “how on earth do I quilt this?” Well, there are some great ways to figure this out including doodling on paper or clear vinyl. Bring a quilt to class to talk as a group about options for your quilt top.
Go with the flow
Find great joy in playing with thread to create your own one of a kind small quilt. From inspiration and drawing to choosing fabrics and quilting learn to play with your thread and fabric!
Let Your Foot Loose Be Fancy & Free
Bored with stippling? Stitching in the ditch got you down? Let’s play with design, thread, fabric and batting to create some fun, one-of -a-kind quilts. This class is all about new-to-us motifs, using our intuition and going for it with machine quilting on a domestic sewing machine.
Go Mini or Go Home!
If great things come in small packages, then miniatures quilts are the greatest! We will learn to confidently piece log cabin blocks from 3/4″ strips and take the mystery out of quilting the smallest of quilts. Go Mini or Go Home makes great use of the patchwork foot and free-hand embroidery foot (open toe quilting foot) and learning how to make simple adjustments on our machines for the greatest success.