QuiltCon Class Schedule Now Available – And I’m Teaching

Come take a class with me at QuiltCon! The now-annual Modern quilt show and conference will take place Pasadena, California, from February 18-21, 2016.

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I’ll be teaching 4 workshops: two sessions of free-motion quilting and two classes on EQ7.

I will also be a panelist for LE16: What I Stash and How – moderated by Rossie Hutchinson on Saturday, 1:30-2:30

Here are the descriptions and times for each of my classes:

830 Free-Motion Favorites for the Modern Quilter
830A Thursday, Feb. 18, 6-9 p.m. (Domestic Machine)
830B Friday, Feb. 19, 6-9 p.m. (Sit-Down Mid-Arm)

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Take your modern free-motion quilting to the next level by learning a dozen different fillers that will add depth and dimension. Let go of perfection by quilting asymmetrical textures that require little to no marking. Students will practice on sample squares or orphan blocks to discover geometric alternatives to straight- line quilting. This fast-paced workshop is for quilters comfortable with basic free-motion quilting techniques. Taught on a sit-down machine.

220 Getting Started with EQ7
Friday Feb. 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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In this comprehensive workshop, students will learn the basics of Electric Quilt Software – version 7 for Windows or Mac. Topics include: learning to use the block library, setting blocks into quilt layouts, adding borders, importing fabric swatches, designing simple quilts, calculating yardage and more. Class also includes a trunk show of the instructor’s quilts designed in EQ7 for inspiration. This is a hands-on computer class, and students must be comfortable using their own laptops, with their version of the software installed prior to class.

221 Designing Modern Quilts in EQ7
Saturday Feb. 20, 6-9 p.m.

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Take your modern designs to the next level by learning how to manipulate them in EQ7. Topics will include drawing improv blocks, scaling and numbering foundation piecing templates, applying a layer of quilting, designing custom set quilts, manipulating borders, incorporating negative space, going off the grid, changing sizes, and more. We will work at a quick pace, so students should be comfortable with the basics of EQ7 prior to class. This is a hands-on computer workshop, and students must be comfortable using their own laptops, with their version of the software installed prior to class . Students may use EQ7 for either PC or Mac.

I can’t wait!

If next year’s QuiltCon follows the previous trends, classes will sell out quickly, so be sure to mark your favorites and get online quickly, once registration opens. Whether or not you take a class from me – I’d still love to see you there!

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