SWEET!!! Oh yes...so very sweet. Inspired by chocolate covered strawberries ... this adorable wall hanging will teach you three amazing mini classes in one.
First: A 30 minute piecing lecture and demonstration creating a deckle edge border with asymmetrically mitered corners. Take the fear out of not having a pattern...this technique turns out amazing with very little effort, and because it gets cut down before use...there are no bias worries.
Next: A 1:45 drawing and demonstration class teaching the molar feather. This free motion feather is one of the best feathers for new and aspiring feather quilt artists. It is non-backtrack and has a lot of embellishment opportunity. Because of its non-uniform shape, it is tremendously success-oriented. We will carefully examine its formation, tricks for getting it to look lovely, move, nest, and twirl into tight inside and outside curves. As a master quilter who has taught thousands of students to feather, I am confident you will feel empowered to be feathering on all your quilts after this class. This wall hanging puts them on hearts, however this feather is a building block to a lifetime of success with free motion quilted feathers in all circumstances. Class is essentially taught three times. Once as a drawing class. Then every technique is demonstrated on a longarm, then a sit down table machine.
Then: Using rulers with your machine quilting is taught with two rulers, a reflecting paisley, to make hearts, and a arc, to execute curved cross hatching. Beginning with safety and proper holding tips to avoid hand fatigue and continuing with how to apply pressure consistently and prevent slippage. Again, class is demonstrated on both kinds of machines.
Finally: These two lessons are brought together to make molar feathered hearts! Techniques of continuous completion of the feathering and the ruler work, as well as how to properly reflect feathers on dividing lines are taught.
Teaching others the joy and passion of quilting making is my favorite thing! The quilt world is full of possibilities for those willing to follow their own creative path and find what works for them. My goal is to empower my students with all the knowledge they need to become creative and confident free motion machine quilters, and fiber artists! Join me!
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I hope you will join me and explore two foundational quilting techniques, as well as a fun piecing technique. This class will give you a deep inside look into what it would be like to take a masterclass with me at some point in the future, with of course the added benefit of several months of 1:1 feedback and community support from fellow quilters.