Fun of Finishing Wednesday June 24 6:30-9:30 p.m. Your quilt top is done. Now how do you start to quilt it? Learn how to select, resize and apply attractive designs; how to make a pantograph; and an overview of dot-to-dot stitching. Techniques taught apply to hand and machine quilters, any skill level and any machine. Overcome the obstacles and start finishing your quilts.
Skills Featured: • Selecting and resizing quilt designs • Auditioning designs on quilt • Applying designs to quilt • Making your own a pantograph • Basic elements of dot-to-dot quilting
Sixteen Tips for Sweet Success Thursday June 25 2 – 5 p.m.
Do you want to quilt your own tops, but don’t have space for a longarm? Are you quilting now on a sewing machine, but frustrated with the space and uneven stitches? Learn how the features of the HQ Sweet Sixteen® solve these problems, and discover handy tools for finishing quilts – large or small – with ease. www.HandiQuilter.com
Skills Featured: • Basic machine features • Free-motion quilting • Stitch regulation • Using rulers for designs • Pattern application
Modern Quilting Meets Traditional Quilting Thursday June 25 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Modern quilting designs enhance quilts in a different way than traditional designs. Learn to draw traditional fills and then change them up with a variety of techniques to create exciting new looks. What’s old is new!
Skills Featured: • Identifying modern designs • Incorporating modern designs in quilts • Ideas for borders and sashing • Using wave rulers for special effects • Tiled edge-to-edge designs
Start with a Stencil Friday June 26 9 a.m. - noon
Transform a basic stencil design from ho hum to extraordinary. Watch the skeleton come to life as you add extended and secondary designs, fills and special effects. Learn to make your own stencils as well as useful tips for marking your quilts.
Skills Featured: • Designing your quilt using stencils • Methods for embellishing basic stencil designs • Making your own stencil • Marking quilts with stencils • Repeating designs for special effects
Three Bs: Backgrounds, Borders and Blocks Friday June 26 1-4 p.m.
You are the queen of your quilt. Learn to add texture and fluidity to your quilting by changing the size and spacing of freehand designs. See your quilting come alive as you gain confidence in each application.
Skills Featured: • Drawing designs before quilting to build muscle memory • Continuous quilting paths for blocks • Combining simple designs for great borders • Simple sashes and borders • Using rulers and templates for borders and sashes
Exploding Out of the Block Saturday June 27 9 a.m. – noon
Expand a basic design element from fabric within a block, to the sashing and borders by extending the lines and embellishing with a wide variety of textures and fills. It’s like creating a road map for quilting fun.
Skills Featured: • Expanding block designs into sashing and borders • Learning the stitch path of micro designs • Transitioning between fills • Using HQ Micro Handles • Drawing background filler designs to build muscle memory
Block Party: Quilting Block of the Month Quilts Saturday June 27 1-4 p.m.
You’ll be inspired as you discover how to select quilting designs to compliment blocks and multiple ways to quilt them. Bring your quilt tops and collaborate as a group for great ideas for finishing your quilt.
Skills Featured: • Quilting a block-of-the-month quilt • Selecting designs to highlight both piecing and quilting • Continuous-line designs for blocks and borders • Using rulers to finish blocks • Different ways to quilt the same block.