Description: Join us as Sondra and Shirley share time and cost saving ideas and products for your sewing space. Not able to join us? Click the button below for a downloadable list with clickable links or locations where to find the tools we talk about.
December’s meeting was bursting with festive fun, as the board members supplied brunch to the membership, and everyone did a show and share of Christmas-themed quilts.
Afterwards, the membership played games and had a gift exchange.
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Speaker: Shelley Pagliai – Prairie Moon Quilts; Many of the quilts she will show will be examples of her workshop.
Afternoon Workshop: No Marking Required
Instructor: Shelley Pagliai
Time: 1- 4 pm
Location: A-1 Singer Sewing Center
Cost: $45 (includes lunch) Learn how to get your designs onto your quilt top without using markers. We will discuss ways to “mark” designs without actually marking, how to audition designs ahead of time, and also learn about various types of rulers.If you have a quilt top you would like ideas for, please bring it to class, and we and use during class as an example during class.
It was a full house for Shelley’s trunk show and class with so many quilts to admire in the morning then study during the afternoon class. Click the tlink below to see more pictures!
Speaker: Dorie Hruska, professional longarm quilter, book author and owner of Forever Quilting comes to you with 16 years of experience quilting for customers, where 95% of the tops had some type of issue. Not all quilts come out perfect. Although as longarm quilters there are many things we can do to improve the look of a quilt top. We will discuss the basics of preparing and loading your quilt, so that it finishes square, flat and balanced, or almost. Tips for wavy borders, hole in the fabric, fullness in blocks, etc. So if you quilt for customers or just for yourself, you will leave with confidence knowing how to tackle those not so perfect tops.
Description: Feathers come in all shapes, sizes and styles. Stacked, Long arm, Whimsical or Heirloom feathers. Each quilt artist develops their own style of feather, just like your personal signature. During this workshop we will practice drawing feathers inside of circles, ovals, squares, triangles and borders. Then learn how these feathers can be used as overall designs or small background fillers. Dorie will take you step by step through the different designs, to take the Fear out of Feathers.
NOTE: Students are highly encouraged to bring 8 1/2” x 11” clear plastic and dry erase markers to practice drawing on the handouts. (These will also be available for purchase) Or they can bring hand held white dry erase boards to practice on.