I am excited about my upcoming workshops I will be teaching at G Street Fabrics in Rockville this fall. If you are in the area, please sign up and come. I understand there are still a few spaces. These three six hour workshops provide the basic techniques I use in building and quilting most of my wall art quilts. There will only be eight students with each workshop, to give me time to be available for each student and answer questions.
Kits for the workshops are available for purchase that includes everything the students need for the projects that will enable everyone to complete or nearly complete each project. For the applique workshop, the leaves, birds, and dog or cat are all precut with fusible on the back. The student gets to put it all together like he or she wants and different edge finishes are taught as well as how one might choose which finish is discussed. Threads, needles, and other supplies are included as well as the handouts.
The two quilting classes also have kits of premarked sandwiches with everything one needs to plunge right in and start quilting.
The students will learn there are many interesting results that can be obtained with their feed dogs up. Of course, a walking foot would always be helpful, but will not be required for this class. It’s a small 20 x 20 sandwich.
Sew I don’t address how to square up and bind a quilt, but I do provide references as to where you can get that information. There is another part of my work that is also not included and that is surface design and embellishment. However, I started my art quilt career just using the techniques covered here, and learned how to bind off the internet. I am considering how I might do a workshop in surface design and embellishment, but not sure I’ll do it yet. I do provide a bit of information on how you can pull together a design for such projects in the course of the workshops.
Come join me. There are 8 slots per class and some have already been filled, but if you hurry you might get in. Contact G Street Fabrics and ask for the Sewing machine department.
Meanwhile, I’ll go back to making kits…LOL