Hand Quilting Workshop
In this workshop, I cover not only how to hand quilt your quilt top, but we also discuss the quilting needle, the quilting thread, and most importantly, the quilting batting. The student learns about marking the quilting design and the appropriate amount of hand quilting for their quilt top. We discuss how to sandwich and baste your quilt for preparation of hand quilting. This is about a three hour workshop, but we do not quilt for the entire three hours. This is a very technical course that covers everything you may need to know to improve your hand quilting.
Piece and Design Workshop
In this workshop, the student learns to work with half-square triangles to make a block that will be the foundation for the whole quilt design. You will learn to piece the half-square triangles without working with the bias edges. You will also learn how sometimes the block doesn’t make the design until many blocks are set together and only then is the design revealed. There will be several settings for this quilt that can be used. This is a three hour workshop (or can be all day) in which the student makes enough blocks to understand the concept of the quilt design
Silk Ribbon Embroidery Workshop
In this workshop the student will learn to make the twelve most common stitches used in silk ribbon embroidery work. After learning these stitches you will be able to apply your ribbon work to any surface (quilts, wearables, home decor). This is a three hour workshop. The student will be required to purchase a ribbon kit from the teacher.
Machine Embroidery into Quilts
This workshop will have you combine your embroidery machine, your favorite purchased embroidery designs, and your quilt making skills to make machine embroidery quilts. You will use your embroidery machine in ways you may never have imagined. Very educational and brings a new dimension into your quilting world. The workshop lasts about 4-5 hours.
Only Two Blocks !!
This workshop consists of using only two traditional simple quilt blocks, first you will cut the block units, then piece the blocks and now all the fun begins. You will learn how important “value” of fabric colors are by using only light, medium, and dark fabrics, then we will take blocks that have a strong diagonal line across the block and find multiple quilt settings, this workshop works only with squares and half-square triangles, you will be given five lay-outs to choose from but you may also choose to create a new quilt lay-out. This workshop can be enjoyed by beginner quilters as well as more experienced quilters. You complete the quilt on your own time schedule after the workshop. This workshop is approximately 3-4 hours.
Quilt Binding and Finished Edges
This workshop will teach three different binding techniques to use on the finished edge of your quilts, along with applying a binding with machine stitching. The workshop is about four hours long and requires using your sewing machine in class.
Cost for workshops is $375 with a class limit of 18 students, no minimum.