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355 Machine Quilting Forum I
Calling all machine quilting enthusiasts! Six of the top machine quilting artists from the Quilt Festival faculty will present this focus, coordinated by Sarah Ann Smith. Each will give a 20-minute digital presentation as they demonstrate their topic listed below or a show-and-tell of their particular expertise. Then spend the last 45 minutes visiting each machine quilting artist to view their samples up close or purchase items for sale. Machine Quilting Forum II, 445, follows the same format, but topics and teachers vary.
Go home with a booklet consisting of a handout from each presenter, new machine quilting skills, and lots of enthusiasm.
Teri Lucas—Teri’s Top Twenty-One Free-Motion Quilting Tips
Lucas shares her top tips for free-motion quilting, including choosing just the right chocolate and how a seam ripper is a quilter’s best friend.
Jenny K. Lyon—Free-Motion Quilting—Small Changes for Big Results
Sometimes the slightest tweak can fix the peskiest of problems. Lyon will share with you some of the top tips she has learned in her 20 years of free-motion quilting. Whether it's a thread nest on the bobbin side, unattractive stitching lines, marking issues, or just difficult quilting, she’s got some easy fixes that will have you happy and quilting again!
Marti Michell—More Machine Quilting in Sections
Do you think "making a quilt" actually includes quilting it? Would you like to machine quilt on your domestic sewing machine but don't know where to start? Nearly everyone can machine quilt a small crib quilt or a table runner. So, learn basic "divide, quilt, and join" techniques on simple projects and in no time; be able to apply those skills to much larger and more detailed projects.
Catherine Redford—Walking Foot Quilting—Beneath the Surface
Take walking foot quilting another step further with this beautiful combination of organic curves, evenly stitched grids, and hand sewn embellishment. A subtle layer of color under the whole cloth surface makes for an eye-catching finish instigating the question "How did you do that?" Discover how, as Redford shares her tips and tricks for smooth curves and sharp corners. Be inspired to set off on your next quilting adventure.
Sarah Ann Smith—Fun and Fancy Thread
Intrigued but intimidated by fancy, fussy threads? Don't be! Smith will share her tips and tricks so you too can play with variegated, shiny, poly, metallic, and holographic threads. www.sarahannsmith.com
Carol Wilhoit—Alternatives to Marking for Machine Quilting
Quilters often mark quilt tops with lines to follow for quilting or with guidelines to assist in positioning quilting motifs. However, some of us are hesitant to use pens, pencils, chalk or markers that need to be removed. Learn how to use a dozen alternatives to marking! Having a toolbox full of options to use in various situations can help avoid the need for marks on many quilts. www.carolquilts.com
There is a required $60 Event Registration Fee for anyone signing up for classes, lectures, and events. This fee includes admission for the entire show including the Private Preview (5-6pm) and Regular Preview (6-9pm) on Wednesday, October 27, a commemorative show pin, and the Q2 show program. Lectures only may be purchased at the door with cash while at the show without paying the event fee.
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