Spend the morning learning a whole pile of designs that I use over and over again. Then learn a spend the afternoon learnign to to ombine them together and how to decide what to put where on a quilt.
Learn how to use ruler for professional looking quilting on your domestic sewing machine, then learn a bunch of new ways to use the ruler!
In this relaxed class we discuss ideas for quilting your quilts! Gather together as we get to know each other while having fun talking about quilts. Bring photo’s and quilt tops with you, and we’ll discuss various designs and techniques for quilting your tops. Whether you’re trying to make a show stopper, or finishing up some quilt tops you just really want done and out of your way, Kathleen will inspire you to get those tops finished!
Suitable for Int/Adv
Knowing some basic designs is one thing, but knowing how to combine them in interesting ways can open a whole new world of quilting - without having to learn new designs! Join Kathleen as she walks you through some of her favourite ways to combine designs, helping you create stunning quilts. Watch as Kathleen demos how she achieves this on a longarm machine. Handout will include all designs used in class.
Make this great sampler quilt to show off some of your favourite quilting designs! Become a better quilter while making something awesome! This fun technique combines 9 extra-mini whole-cloth quilts to create one mini quilt! You aren’t going to want to miss the fun in this class.
Suitable for CB/Int/Adv
Not sure where to start when faced with a large area of negative space? Make shapes! Kathleen walks you through this easy process to create stunning negative spaces. Watch as Kathleen demos three different methods of making shapes on a longarm machine. First, Kathleen will talk about quilting shapes in fills and background spaces before going over how to use shapes to add a second layer of interest to your large negative spaces. Finally, Kathleen shares her most-used shape technique, creating large shapes to emphasize your favourite sections of your quilt. Handout will include all designs used in class.
Suitable for All
Sometimes spending that little bit of extra time on a quilt can really make it special. Mark lines & shapes to create stunning negative spaces. It may be time consuming, but it’s not particularly difficult. Combine straight lines with free motion quilting, and you’ve got stunning professional looking quilting!
Learn this particularly versatile design, then practice using it in different ways! Kathleen shows her favourite variations on the swirl so that by learning this one basic design, it opens up a huge variety of different designs for you to use.
When is the last time you played with free motion just for the fun of it? Jump start your creativity in this inspiring class where we explore different aspects of free motion design and develop our own style of quilting.
Suitable for CB/Int
Think feathers only belong on your grandmothers quilt? Think again! Despite their more traditional roots, feathers can be a great addition to modern quilts— you just might have to think about them a little differently! Kathleen shows you her favourite feather variations as well as modern uses for those feathers.
Learn Kathleen’s go-to designs for the shapes she finds in quilts the most often. Learn designs for lines, designs for squares, designs for triangles & designs for odd shapes. Use these easy-to-quilt designs in your quilts to easily create beautiful quilting.
Knowing some basic designs is one thing, but knowing how to combine them in interesting ways can open a whole new world of quilting – without having to learn new designs! Join Kathleen as she walks you through some of her favourite ways to combine designs, helping you create stunning quilts.
Not sure where to start when looking at a quilt and trying to decide how to quilt it? Kathleen walks you step by step through her process, and lets you practice some of her techniques on your sample fabric as well as printed quilt images. Bring quilt tops or printed photos of your quilt top, and Kathleen will help you come up with a quilting plan. This fun class includes a lot of group sharing and discussion that will leave you inspired and ready to tackle all your quilt tops!
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Think feathers only belong on your grandmother’s quilt? Think again! Despite their more traditional roots, feathers can be a great addition to modern quilts— you just might have to think about them a little differently! Kathleen shows you her favourite feather variations as well as modern uses for those feathers. Great for those who have never stitched a feather before, or who are looking for new ways to use a favourite design.
Kathleen shares how to get perfect straight lines and geometric designs using rulers and markings while using a long arm quilting machine. Many techniques can be transferred to stationary machines, and Kathleen is happy to provide tips to domestic machine quilters in this longarm class. This class is aimed at those with little to no ruler work experience, and no longarm quilting experience is required.
Learn this particularly versatile design, then practice using it in different ways! Kathleen shows her favourite variations on the basic swirl so that by learning this one easy design, it opens up a huge variety of different designs for you to use.
Rulers are a great way to get intricate looking quilting without a high level of skill. Learn the basics of how to do professional looking quilting with your domestic sewing machine. Some familiarity with Free Motion Quilting is required.
Kathleen shares her best tricks for one of her favourite designs - the feather. Learn two ways of making a basic feather, then move on to different ways to use them in your quilts. Kathleen takes a modern approach to this traditional design.