Yes I Can! Tips and Tricks for Beginning Long-Arm Quilters - If you are new to long-arm quilting, you may have a wonderful new machine sitting in your sewing area just waiting for you to step up and start doing some wonderful quilting. But maybe you are intimidated and need more than just the basic "how to use your machine" introductory class that comes with most new machines to really feel comfortable starting on your new quilting adventures. If this is you, join me for a few hours at Wonderfil for some tips and tricks to get you going and take away the intimidation factor.
How to Quilt Your Quilt - We'll discuss free motion quilting design ideas and implementation. I do two version of this class:
1 - Hands-on class at Wonderfil where we have access to a couple of Handi-Quilter stand-up long-arm machines for demos and student hands-on.
2 - Lecture style with lots of interaction and discussion of students specific quilting design questions at locations lacking a long-arm machine.
Quilting with Rulers on Your Long-Arm - for long-arm quilters who want to learn the when, where, why and how of incorporating the use of rulers/templates into their quilting.
Real World Quilting - This class will build on the free motion and ruler skills learned in the "How to Quilt Your Quilt" and "Quilting with Rulers" classes. We'll combine free-motion and ruler work on some "real" examples of quilt configurations, learning how to develop a design and move smoothly from one block to the next.
Here is some of what we'll learn in the How to Quilt Your Quilt class:
Borders and Sashing:
Motifs and More Borders:
And here are a few pix from the sampler for Quilting with Rulers on Your Long-Arm:
If you are interested in having me come out to teach, please contact me via the email contact on the right sidebar.