Quilt as desired?! lecture/trunk show – shorter version (1 hour plus)
The dreaded words – Quilt As Desired while not used as often, can still be found on many patterns and publications for quilters. Those of us quilting for others are often on-the-spot to come up with ideas and quilting plans as we meet with our clients. In other words, instantly.
In the Quilt as desired?! lecture/trunk show we will talk about the clues and messages that you can pick up from both the client and the quilt top to get you started choosing design. The style of the top, client preferences and budget all come into play. There is no one-perfect-way to quilt a particular top.
I will bring several finished quilts and talk about how and why I quilted them the way I did. And I encourage students to bring a top for which they would like to discuss design.
How Should I Quilt This? – Lecture/Trunk Show – 2 hours plus
For groups of 12 or more.
Ah, the age old question…usually posed after reading the ubiquitous “Quilt as desired.” at the end of pattern instructions.
I truly believe that the quilting is at the very least a full third of the overall design of the quilt. It deserves as much consideration as the fabric selection and pattern choice. There are thousands of quilting designs and no one perfect choice. Walking yourself through a series of questions helps narrow the field and lead you to the choices that are “perfect” for YOU!
In this presentation we will discuss design, density and batting, thread and backing choices. What is the end use of the quilt? How will it be cared for? What is the “feeling? of the quilt top? Formal? Playful? Vintage? and how your quilting design choices emphasize that feel.
I will bring a variety of quilts and discuss why I chose the types of quilting designs I did. And I encourage students to bring quilt tops to discuss design choices for at the end of the presentation. We will do as many quilt tops as time allows.
One Fell Swoop Quilts – Demo class covering the first three projects – 2 hour class
For groups of 8 or more.
One Fell Swoop quilts are quilts that are “pieced” and quilted at the same time on the longarm or home quilting system. These are fast, fun, simple quilts that can be done start to finish in a day including attaching the binding (you will hand turn or finish the binding on your regular sewing machine.) This method is an excellent way to produce charity quilts, drag around (toddler) quilts, tail-gate or stadium quilts…the list goes on…
This demo class covers the simple strippy quilt (finished seams), raw edge wavy strippy quilt, “piecing” simple shapes through attaching the binding all on the quilting system. I will also show and discuss further projects that expand on this method for your inspiration.
This is the very same info contained on the One Fell Swoop instructions page on this blog for the first three projects. Printed instructions will be provided; take notes, ask questions and have fun!
Private classes also available in my studio by appointment.
Please email me for more information.