Lectures and Workshops

Lectures:
Moon Set copySurprise! I’m a Free Motion Quilter and Teacher 

Every quilt is an Adventure and leads the way to the next quilt. Teri tells the behind the scenes tales of 49 Pieces of Chocolat and the Sewing Room Vortex; Bob’s Quilt a Six Year Saga; Twilight in the Bronx and the Case of the Seam Ripper. – 60 minutes

 

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If the Foot Fits – Use it!
It’s easy to put your best foot forward when the foot fits the job. From piecing to quilting to decorating our quilt tops,using the right foot makes the quilting easier. Teri Lucas, BERNINA Brand Ambassador, will show you effective uses of feet for the quilt making process and how to present them to quilt makers. Gain a better understanding of how feet can be used in quilt making and how to share with quilters why having the right foot makes all the difference. BERNINA specific. – 60 minutes

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Quilt as Desired: A Generation Q Magazine Lecture!

One quilt, 20+ different quilters and voila! 20+ different quilts. Each quilted with different motifs and thread using a variety of different techniques, and machines, high tech or low tech. Each quilt beautiful, representing their quilters well. 60 – 90 minutes

 

 

Workshops:

kal anniversary 010Beginner Free Motion Machine Quilting
Free-motion quilting on a home sewing machine is the easy, especially when you know all of the tricks and tips that the “pros” use. From thread weight and needle size, to needle and thread pairings, to tension and shoving a queen size quilt into a 6” harp we’ll cover the basics, and even feathers. If you’ve been stippling forever, are ready to take on a bit more this class shows you how.  Join the machine quilting club! – Full Day

Teri thank you so much for the wonderful class, I feel so lucky to have been in your class I can’t wait to put my five hundred hours in to be able to do a better job. I just loved the class and you – Sylvia

zen tangleDoodle Your way to better quilting

Doodling is a great way to figure out how to stitch a wide variety of motifs. Using printed quilt blocks to draw on we’ll stitch feathers, swirls, arcs, and more. Doodling helps us to improve our stitching, especially when working with our dominant and non-dominant hands. Half Day or Full Day.
Full Day part of the day on sewing machines – kits available.

 

 

Moon Set copyFree Motion Quilting – Thread & Color Play
Let’s explore what thread can do in our quilts. You’ll stitch on a small whole cloth based on a quilt block, using thread to explore the differences in cotton, polyester, silk, in a variety of different weights. We’ll see how the thread can do a lot of work for our quilts. Teri will bring thread (including silk and metallic) to stitch with

Kits Available – Full Day or 2 day
2 day is a retreat style, covering design

Thank you so much for helping me with my quilting question. My quilting is looking so much better since I’m using your starting and stopping method. No more weird snarls or stray thread giving me a headache. Thanks again…you rock!!! – Jenice

Lucas Moon Over Manhattan 39 x 34Machine Quilting Let’s Compete
Intermediate/Advanced: Yes, that means you. The one reading this thinking, “am I an intermediate quilter?”, “do I have the skill to take on this class?” Yes! You do. Let’s move beyond stippling and stitch in the ditch to some seriously fun free-motion stitching. Let’s play with design, thread, fabric and batting to create some fun, one-of -a-kind quilts. This class is all about new-to-us motifs, using our intuition and going for it with machine quilting on a domestic sewing machine. Full or 2 day retreat style

serendipity as well front finishedWorkshop: Retreat
A retreat is a time of refreshment, direction, and renewal. A time to grow, explore, and discover more of who we are as quilt makers. The retreat can be directed making a quilt in my style (Twilight in the Bronx, or Moon Over Manhattan) or something you’ve wanted to work on in a focused way. A focus on thread, batting, and color; how they work together to create, and develop our own personal style in a quilt.

 

rainy days and mondays 003Workshop:

Confidence in Piecing – Log Cabin
If great things come in small packages, then miniatures quilts are the greatest! We will learn to confidently piece log cabin blocks from 3/4″ strips and take the mystery out of quilting the smallest of quilts. Go Mini or Go Home makes great use of the patchwork foot and free-hand embroidery foot (open toe quilting foot) and learning how to make simple adjustments on our machines for the greatest success.
Full Day
Two Day – Just add quilting

cherrywood star go miniConfidence in Piecing – Lone Star
If great things come in small packages, then miniatures quilts are the greatest! We will learn to confidently piece log cabin blocks from 3/4″ strips and take the mystery out of quilting the smallest of quilts. Go Mini or Go Home makes great use of the patchwork foot and free-hand embroidery foot (open toe quilting foot) and learning how to make simple adjustments on our machines for the greatest success.
Full Day
Two Day – Just add quilting

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