BLUEBIRD QUILT STUDIO QUILTING CONFIDENCE ACADEMY WORKSHOP SERIES
October 12, October 16-20 2017
Do you wish you had more confidence in your chosen method of quilting, whether it be long arm or quilting with you home machine? Join us for an intensive quilting workshop lecture series taking you from core knowledge through advanced quilting design and free motion mastery. This series of workshops, will take your skills from where you are to a more confident quilt artist. Join us for one workshop or for the whole series, finishing the series with a quilt showcasing your machine quilting skills.
Thursday, October 12 (time TBA)
Create your Quilting Sampler Quilt Top. Create a stunning, bold palette to showcase your quilting skills.
$35, $ 99 precut kit for top.
Monday, October 16, 1-5pm
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.
Tuesday, October 17 1-3pm
Marking, Pantographs and Rulers. Support your free motion skills with the assistance of these helpful tools and techniques.
Tuesday, October 17 3-5pm
Free Motion Design. Learn the basics of free motion quilting design. Bring your quilt tops to discuss design options! Learn how to use motifs and themes to unify quilting in your quilts as well as how to best tackle free motion quilting of pieced blocks.
Wednesday and Thursday, October 18-19 (time TBA)
Free Motion Fill Freedom. 3 classes availalbe, Fills 1, 2, and 3. 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.
$30 per day plus book required.
Thursday, October 19 (time TBA)
Botanical Bounty. Learn ten botanical patterns to use in your quilting creations. Mix and match for a floral bouquet of beautiful quilting design options!
Friday, October 20 1-3pm
Borders. Learn how to approach design options for borders. Special focus will be placed on how to incorporate feathers into border patterns.
IF YOU COMPLETE THIS WORKSHOP SERIES AND THE ASSIGNED HOMEWORK, YOU WILL HAVE A COMPLETED A SAMPLER WITH SIXTY FIVE QUILTING DESIGNS! Join us to a greater sense of quilting confidence in this workshop series! This workshop is appropriate for both the home machine quilter and the long arm enthusiast. The skills sets are transferable to both methods of machine quilting.