I’m thrilled to be teaching at Quilt Festival in Houston for the first time ever, coming up November 3-5, 2022. Registration is open now and classes are filling up fast!
Below is information on all 5 workshops and 1 lecture I will be giving at the show. Jot down the class numbers you are interested in then use the link below to register. I look forward to seeing you there!
#477 How to Make a Quilting Plan
Thursday 11/3 from 2-5
After discussing the often asked question, “How do I quilt it?” students will practice sketching quilting motifs on paper, then learn strategies to apply those designs to an actual quilt top. Create several different quilting plans using images of your own quilts printed on paper, also learn how to create quilting plans for a wide variety of quilt designs. Time permitting, discuss options for designing a quilting plan in groups, using some of the students’ quilt tops as examples.
#555 Lecture – How Do I Quilt It?
Friday 11/4 from 9-10 AM
Most quilters understand how important it is to practice machine quilting designs on small fabric samples, but they often have trouble applying those designs to an actual quilt. In this informative lecture, I’ll share secrets for domestic machine quilting success which include adequate basting, choosing the right thread colors, thinking about how to divide and conquer each task, and learning how to create rich texture with little to no marking of the quilt. I’ll also discuss the importance of making a quilting plan, so you can figure out the best path around the quilt with the fewest stops and starts. Once you see how easy and carefree my methods can be, you’ll feel empowered to quilt your own quilts!
#591 Quilting Between the Lines with your Walking Foot
Friday 11/4 from 2-5 PM
Get out of the ditch and learn to quilt between the lines instead! In this workshop, learn several of the walking foot designs showcased in my books. Using your seam lines as a guide, learn how to stitch organic linear designs with no marking of the quilt! These include, but are not limited to, chevrons, zig-zags, parallel lines, wavy line variations, and some gentle curves. Become empowered to embrace the beauty of imperfection and learn to quilt your own quilts!
#616 Modern Machine Quilting: Walking Foot Wonders
Friday 11/4 from 6-9 PM
Learn to stitch beyond the ditch and unleash the power of your walking foot to quilt modern or traditional designs. Walking foot motifs to be taught include wavy lines, decorative stitches, interesting grids, fun spirals, and more. Leave class armed with the confidence that yes, you can quilt your own quilts! Students should be comfortable with a sewing machine and will practice on their own pre-basted fabric and batting samples.
Can’t make it to Houston? Click here to view my full teaching schedule. I travel about once a month all over the country and I’m open to international travel too! If you want to get me to come to your guild or other event, shoot me an email asap: email@example.com.
#744 Modern Machine Quilting: Free Motion Favorites
Saturday 11/5 from 9 AM – Noon
Embrace perfectly imperfect quilting! That means little to no marking and a whole lot of gorgeous texture. Ease into free-motion quilting with asymmetrical textures that are fast and fun to quilt. Explore a wide range of motifs that will look good on any quilt from Modern to Traditional. Students should be comfortable with a sewing machine and will practice on their own pre-basted fabric and batting samples.
#772 Quilting Between the Lines with Free-Motion Techniques
Saturday 11/5 from 2-5 PM
Use the seam lines on your quilt as a guide to add gorgeous texture to your quilts with absolutely no marking! Practice many of the free-motion designs showcased in my books. Embrace perfectly imperfect quilting while exploring a wide range of motifs that include continuous curves, S-curves, geometric chains, chevrons, zig-zags, and other linear geometrics. Leave class armed with the confidence that you can indeed quilt your own quilts!
All of these events are based around my 2 current books: How Do I Quilt It and 99 Machine Quilting Designs. So be sure to grab your signed copy of my books from me before the show. It’s going to be amazing!!