Monday, May 11, 2015

Classes at WonderFil Threaducation Centre and Handi Quilter Studio

Here is the latest list of classes I'm teaching in the next few months at the Handi Quilter Studio.  For more information or to register:  call 403-250-8262 or 403-819-8126. 

Free Motion Quilting - Basics. Thursday, June 11; 6:30-9:30pm. $40
fmq sample 1This class is for those who haven't tried Free Motion Quilting before, or want a refresher.  In this class, students will learn how to set up their machine for Free Motion Quilting and how to get their quilt layers ready for quilting. Students will learn 5 basic shapes that make up all Free Motion Quilting designs and have lots of opportunity to practice stitching.

Free Motion Quilting - Next Steps.  Thursday, June 25; 6:30-9:30pm. $40
tutti purple snap bagIf you know the basics, we'll take the time to learn how to combine these stitch patterns into some creative quilting designs.  We'll look at some quilt samples and make some suggestions for creative custom quilting.

Free Motion Quilting - Tear Drop Feathers. Thursday, July 9; 6:30-9:30pm $40.
FMQ Feathers - horizontal
This is the simplest method of stitching feathers. Learn how to stitch tear drop feathers using spine variations.  Students will learn how to stitch borders and circles and create an all over fill design.

Thread Lace Scarf (Domestic machines).  Thursday, August 6; 1-4pm. $60 supplies included.
Stitch a beautiful lace scarf using only your sewing machine and thread!

Fabric and Thread Lace Scarf (Longarm and MidArm machines). Thursday, August 20, 1-4pm. $70 supplies included.
Use a longarm or mid arm quilting machine to stitch together scraps of fabric and thread into a lovely wardrobe accessory.

Kids Quilt Camp. Monday-Friday July 13-17 or August 10-14; $195 (fabric kits optional $65)
This is a great class for our younger sewers (grade 2 and older).  Quilters will cut and sew strips of fabric into the quilt top.  They will quilt on the longarm machines and machine stitch the binding.  They will also stitch a messenger bag.

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