How I Got There From Here

Lecture, $400 

In this lecture, I tell my quilting journey, from the first quilt I remember seeing to becoming a quilting instructor/fiber artist.  I also discuss my inspirations for quilt designs and how quilting has changed my life.

Requirements:

  • I use actual quilts as well as a PowerPoint presentation.  I will bring my laptop but will need a projector to connect to my laptop as well as a screen.
  • Volunteers to hold quilts and walk them around (some of my quilts are quite small and are best seen up close) as well as a table to place the quilts is needed.
  • A microphone, if the room is large.

 

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Modern Quilting with Your Walking Foot

All levels, $400 (4 hours)

You can do more with your walking foot than stitch in the ditch and straight lines (although straight lines can be fun too!).  I will show you how easy it is to do gentle curved quilting lines with your walking foot as well as using some stitches on your sewing machine that are great for quilting.  Have you noticed that wavy line that modern quilters like to use?  It’s a modified stitch that most sewing machines have and I’ll show you how to do that that as well as a few other nifty tricks. I will also discuss batting, thread, needles, marking tools as well as securing the stitches.  This class will change the way you think about your walking foot!

 

 

Small Studies

All levels, $600 for full day (6 hours)

In this workshop, you will learn the following techniques as well as others:

  • Improvisational cutting and piecing
  • Curved piecing
  • Narrow curved inserts
  • Pieced inserts
  • Improvisationally pieced square-in-a square
  • Improvisationally pieced triangl

The latter part of the class will involve composition and lay-out of the quilt tops.

 

 

Eel Grass and Eddies

All levels, $600 for full day (6 hours)

Eel Grass and Eddies is a great class to "get your feet wet" with improvisational curved cutting and piecing.  Two fabric rectangles yield two reverse image blocks that can be using as is or cut into smaller units.  This technique is fast and fun!  

 

 

Modern Log Cabin

All levels, $600 for full day (6 hours)

This class will focus on using a traditional quilt block, Log Cabin, but in a non-traditional way. Free-form cutting allows you to control the look and design of your quilt block.  Decisions on the next color and strip size/shape are made as you build the block. No need to have a plan, in fact you will be more creative without one!  Just pick a strip and sew!  Techniques the student will learn are free-form cutting, liberated sewing or sew-as-you-go as well as design and composition.

 

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Urban Houses

Intermediate, $600 for full day (6 hours)

Once you are comfortable randomly cutting your fabric (gasp), let’s kick things up a notch!  You will learn how to add slivers of fabric, pieced inserts and curved inserts to your improvisationally pieced blocks.  Now things are really getting interesting!

 

 

Going in Circles

Advanced, $600 for full day (6 hours)

This class will show you how to do a very unique technique of curved piecing.  Developed by your instructor, Marge Tucker, this is a more advanced class but continues the methods and ideas taught in her previous workshops.  This workshop could also be a stand-alone.

These curved blocks give added movement and motion and work well with the blocks/creations made in the previous class(es) or with other abstract blocks.

Students will learn free-form curved cutting and curved piecing techniques.