BLUEBIRD QUILT STUDIO QUILTING CONFIDENCE ACADEMY WORKSHOP SERIES
QUILTING CONFIDENCE ACADEMY IS BACK!
July 26-August 3
Do you wish you had more confidence in your chosen method of quilting, whether it be on a long arm or domestic machine? Join us for an intensive quilting workshop lecture series taking you from core knowledge through advanced quilting design and free motion mastery. Join us for this amazing series, finishing the series with a quilt showcasing your machine quilting skills.
Create your Quilting Sampler Quilt Top
Create your stunning, bold palette to showcase your quilting skills.
Thursday July 26 1-5 p.m.
Optional precut kit for top $99
Machine Quilting Basics
Learn the basics of quilting with your home machine. This is a strongly suggested prerequisite for the design classes to follow. Instruction will be given in how to prepare your quilt for machine quilting, options in handling the quilt top with easy and ways to eliminate friction as well as exercises for the fledgling machine quilter. Bring your machine to this workshop to work on the basics of machine quilting skill. An additional optional instruction session will immediately follow this workshop to transfer these skills to a long arm machine.
Saturday July 28 1-6 p.m.
Marking, Pantographs and Rulers
Support your free motion skills with the assistance of these helpful tools and techniques.
Monday July 30 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Free Motion Design
Learn 49 free motion fill patterns. Never be at a loss on how to fill a quilting space. Twelve fill patterns covered daily, with muscle memory emphasis and cue reminders. There will be assigned homework daily to transfer the designs to your quilt sampler.
Tuesday-Thursday July 31-Aug 2, 1-3 p.m.
Book purchase required.
Learn ten botanical patterns to use in your quilting creations. Mix and match for a floral bouquet of beautiful quilting design options!
Friday August 3, 10am to 12pm
Learn how to approach design options for borders. Special focus will be placed on how to incorporate feathers into border patterns.
Friday August 3, 1-3pm
If you complete the entire workshop series and the assigned homework, you will have a completed sampler quilt with 65 quilting designs!
We need a minimum number of students to hold these workshops so if you sign up with a friend you receive 10% discount on the book!
$300 for workshop series
$25 non-refundable deposit required at sign up
SUMMER ART QUILT SERIES
Join us for this adventure into creativity! The summer art quilt series will have three target projects: a tulip wallhanging, (shown in the above photo), a zippered pouch, and a landscape with a focal point of your design! The workshop format is one hour of direct instruction, followed by two hours of guided instruction with ideas, inspiration, strategies and encouragement to complete the intended target projects.
Dyeing To Create!
Strategic Planning of an Art Quilt
Machine Quilting and Applique Techniques
(Note: To do the machine quilting class during the time allotted in this the enrolled student should be familiar with basic free motion quilting techniques. (We have a fantastic free motion quilting class, our QUILTING CONFIDENCE ACADEMY starting June 14, 2018 if you would like to join us, to improve your free motion stitching skills.)
Adding Embellishments to Art Quilts
Finishing Techniques For Art Quilts
Making It Your Own
Making It Your Own II