Virtual Quilt Festival: Sign Up for My Classes December 3-5, 2020

I’m looking forward to teaching during Virtual Quilt Festival Dec. 3 to 5. This online event is presented by Quilts, Inc., the parent company of International Quilt Festival.

On Thursday, 12/3, I’m one of five presenters in Machine Quilting Forum I.

Focused forum of 20-minute back-to-back presentations from five top educators, including live Q&A and chat for a truly engaging experience. Download a compilation of handouts from each presenter, new ideas, and information on products and processes.

My portion is titled Christa’s Top Tips for Machine Quilting Success:

Learn to become better at quilting on your home sewing machine with Christa’s top tips for machine quilting success. A few of these include proper work station setup, choosing the right materials, how to hide your mistakes, and learning why a “can-do” attitude is the most important tool in your toolbox! If you can sketch it, you can quilt it. See Christa’s “doodle” demonstration and learn up close how practice makes progress with each and every quilt!

Other presenters are Jenny K. Lyon, Sue Nickels, Catherine Redford and Cyndi Zacheis. We’d love to have you join us!

Click here for information on how to register.


On Friday, 12/4, I’m teaching a Master Class called Modern Machine Quilting: Walking Foot Wonders.

Stitch beyond the ditch and unleash the power of your walking foot! Learn how to stitch wavy lines, decorative stitches, grids, spirals, straight-line designs, and more! Christa Watson loves to share her modern machine quilting methods which emphasize texture over perfection in a warm and encouraging manner. After viewing this master class, you’ll feel armed with the confidence that yes, you can quilt your own quilts!

Click here for information on how to register.


More information from Quilts, Inc.:

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT VQF?

3 days of interactive content – classes, vendors, special exhibits, live connect to exhibitors and fellow VQF attendees, games, and more during show hours

3 months to continue to view beautiful quilts, experience Open Studios™, and shop the vendor mall

WHEN?

Show hours – December 3-5, 2020, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM CST

Special Live Lecture, December 3, 2020, 6:00 – 7:00 PM CST

Quilt exhibits, Open Studios™, and Vendor Mall – December 3, 2020 – March 5, 2021

HOW WILL THE EVENT WORK VIRTUALLY?

VQF includes elements of our in-person shows – special quilt exhibits, classes, vendors – brought to you online in a mix of live and pre-recorded content. VQF is accessible from any device on the web from any computer or tablet and through an app on mobile devices.

WHEN WILL CLASSES BE?

Exciting news – Classes are available throughout show hours AND recordings of selected classes will be available for one week post-show, December 6-12, 2020.  This means you can register for any class that you might not be able to join live. It also allows you to register for more than one class that broadcasts at the same time because you can watch classes later.

IMPORTANT NOTE: A few classes will not be recorded and are only available during their scheduled time – these classes are denoted by the words “Live Viewing Only” in the class description.

I’d love to have you join me for Virtual Quilt Festival!

When you have finished the registration tutorial, you can

Click here to go to registration.

 

Register Now for the Panguitch Quilt Walk Festival

Registration for the Panguitch Quilt Walk Festival is now open! The festival runs June 8-11 in Utah, and I will be teaching 4 of my most popular classes. Scroll down for my schedule.

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my teaching schedule:

  • Charming Chevrons – Wednesday, June 8, 2-5 PM
  • Modern Logs – Thursday, June 9, 8:30-5 PM
  • Machine Quilting with Style – Friday, June 10, 8:30-5 PM
  • String of Pearls – Saturday, June 11, 8:30-11:30 AM

Registration fees are the cheapest rates I’ve ever seen for quilting classes. So even if you don’t live nearby, you could travel here and take my classes for less than it would cost you at some other venues.

Click here to register for the Panquitch Quilt Walk Festival

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I hope to see you there!

Modern Quilt Guild Showcase at the International Quilt Festival

I was stoked when I found out that Quilt Market attendees could also see all the beautiful quilts on display for the International Quilt Festival which opens this weekend. I was able to take pictures of 32 quilts which were presented in the Modern Quilt Guild Showcase. I’m happy for you to save and share any of the images below – just be sure to credit me as the photographer along with the name of the quiltmaker. 🙂

Modern Quilt Guild Showcase Special Exhibit

Modern Quilt Guild Showcase Special Exhibit

I’m sorry that some of the pictures have tape and poles in front of them, and the lighting wasn’t the best. But I hope you enjoy the show!

Amazonia by Nathalie Bearden

Amazonia by Nathalie Bearden

Anni Albers' Orange Chair Martha Peterson

Anni Albers’ Orange Chair by Martha Peterson

Avalon Sunrise by Colleen Wootton

Avalon Sunrise by Colleen Wootton

Back to Basics by Melissa Corry

Back to Basics by Melissa Corry

Blue Circle Quilt by Kim Eichler-Messmer

Blue Circle Quilt by Kim Eichler-Messmer

Boxed In by Elizabeth Dackson

Boxed In by Elizabeth Dackson

Broken Bars by Rebecca Roach

Broken Bars by Rebecca Roach

Citrus Wedge by Jennifer Carlton Bailly

Citrus Wedge by Jennifer Carlton Bailly

City Center by Angie Henderson

City Center by Angie Henderson

Colorado 4x4 by Stephanie Ruyle

Colorado 4×4 by Stephanie Ruyle

Cycles 2 by Leanne Chahley

Cycles 2 by Leanne Chahley

Didn't Get the Memo by Alissa Carlton

Didn’t Get the Memo by Alissa Carlton

Entropy by Elisa Albury

Entropy by Elisa Albury

Fade Into Gray by Stephanie Ruyle

Fade Into Gray by Stephanie Ruyle

Fissures by Debra Jeske

Fissures by Debra Jeske

Folded Flock by Jenna Brand

Folded Flock by Jenna Brand

Funky Junk by Renee Tallman

Funky Junk by Renee Tallman

Grand Canal by Casey York, Quilted by Ann McNew

Grand Canal by Casey York, Quilted by Ann McNew

Homage by Jacquie Gering

Homage by Jacquie Gering

Las Ventanas by Kristin Shields

Las Ventanas by Kristin Shields

Melon Ice by Amy Friend

Melon Ice by Amy Friend

Modern X by Christa Watson

Modern X by Christa Watson

Namaste by Cheryl Olson

Namaste by Cheryl Olson

Off Center by Charlotte Noll

Off Center by Charlotte Noll

Pick Up Sticks by Becky Goldsmith

Pick Up Sticks by Becky Goldsmith

Pixel Pusher II Caro Sheridan

Pixel Pusher II Caro Sheridan

Spiced Chai Quilt by Katie Blakesley

Spiced Chai Quilt by Katie Blakesley

Spiraling Out of Control by Christa Watson

Spiraling Out of Control by Christa Watson

Summer Break by Amy Anderson

Summer Break by Amy Anderson

Sunburst Quilt by Tara Faughnan

Sunburst Quilt by Tara Faughnan

The White Rainbow by Shruti Dandekar

The White Rainbow by Shruti Dandekar

Tune In Next Week by Chawne Kimber, Quilted by Pamela Cole

Tune In Next Week by Chawne Kimber, Quilted by Pamela Cole

Aren’t they beautiful?

I’ll do a complete quilt market wrap up this Thursday, including sharing the names of my market SWAG giveaway winners. I had enough loot to choose 3 people!!