New England Quilt Festival

I get to teach 4 classes over 3 days at the New England Quilt Festival in Manchester New Hampshire April 10 – 13.

Here’s the link to my faculty page.

zen tangleApril 11 morning – Let Your Foot Loose, Be Fancy & Free is all about learning machine stitching motifs that can be used on quilts. From the website: “Take free motion machine quilting to the next level. Learn how practicing effectively will develop skill as a machine quilter. Work on a quilt based on Teri’s “City Series” using a variety of motifs to create the fabric of the quilt. Learn how to uses a variety of thread fiber, weight and color to add texture & dimension. Supply list emailed, You must bring your own sewing machine for this class.”  

April 11 afternoon and April 12th morning: Beginner Free Motion Machine Quilting is the basics for machine quilting.   From the website: “Learn to enjoy the process of free motion machine quilting. This class covers needles, thread, batting choices, basting options and machine quilting. Learn how to adjust tension, relax your shoulders and breathe through the process. Practice straight lines, curves, stippling! Supply list emailed, You must bring your own sewing machine for this class.”

Beginner Free Motion Quilting and Let Your Foot Loose, Be Fancy & Free are process classes, essentially about technique and mechanics which are essential to the free motion quilting process.

April 13 all day: From Inspiration to Quilt: Exploring Whole Cloth with a Twist is a new class.  John Kubinek may have renamed it, “There is fabric under that thread”  From the website: “Explore a different style of whole cloth quilting using wrought iron, traditional quilt blocks or your own quilterly practice (mindful doodling) as inspiration. This class continues the excellence, beauty and richness of traditional whole cloth quilting adding color and texture with fabric, batting and thread. Create a one of a kind quilt that reflects what inspires you most! The class covers quilt top design, marking and fabric, batting & thread choices. Supply list emailed, You must bring your own sewing machine for this class.”

From Inspiration to Quilt is a project oriented class where we will have a small whole cloth quilt at the end of the day.

For each one of my classes you get to bring your machine, in good working order please.  I do suggest that if the machine has not recently visited the spa (a tune up) schedule some time before class.  You know your machine, you know how it works and what it sounds like.  I know enough of the technical end to work out challenges as they come up.  For part of the morning we will work on designing and marking whole cloth and then get stitching.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me terificreations at gmail dot com.

I’m looking forward to seeing you there!

 

Happy Quilting,

Teri

 

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