Longarm classes

ClassES Offered

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Quilting with Karen

Descriptions

I’VE PURCHASED A HOME QUILTING SYSTEM, NOW WHAT DO I DO WITH IT?

Quilting with KarenBeginner

 

Many quilters have taken the plunge and purchased their own home quilting system: shortarm, midarm, or and/or longarm. Setting up and using these systems can be daunting. Quilting with Karen can come to the rescue and get you over that hump and started on the wonderful adventure of quilting your own quilts and reducing that pile of UQTs (You Cuties – UnQuilted Tops).

 

Karen will come to your home and show you how to load your quilt back, batting and top using a full or partial float and how to stabilize the three layers so you can begin quilting. 

 

You will also receive an extensive list of quilting resources and be able to see the many tools that Karen uses to create her quilting designs. Then Karen will demonstrate five easy meander patterns to get you started on your quilting journey.

 

Half-day (3 hours) - $120 

Full-day (6 hours) - $240

 

Note to Guilds: This class can also be offered as a guild workshop/lecture. In that case I use a Power Point presentation plus question/answer and then a drawing session. 

 

3hours - $120

 

 

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BEYOND THE BASIC STIPPLE MEANDER: FREE MOTION QUILTING PATTERNS THAT WILL SET YOU FREE!

Beginner / Advanced Beginner

Many quilt tops are well suited to n overall quilting pattern – but what to do?  Buying a pantograph for each new pattern can become expensive. Just doing a meander stipple becomes boring.

 

Quilting with Karen will show you how to step in front of your machine and set yourself free. We will start with loops and move on to swirls and paisleys. 

 

Then we’ll add some 3s and Es to the mix. Falling, swirling leaves and beautiful tropical ferns will flow across your quilt top. 

 

The grand finale will be a garden of flowers and leaves. 

 

Full-day (6 hours) - $240

 

 

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BORDERS, SASHINGS, CORNERSTONES, AND BLOCKS: CLIMB THE LADDER TO CUSTOM QUILTING

Quilting with KarenAdvanced Beginner / intermediate

 

You’ve pieced and appliqued your heart out and created a masterpiece – now it’s time to quilt it. In this class you will learn how to use simple quilting techniques to highlight your beautiful work and take it to the next level. We will use templates and rulers to do continuous curves and straight line work, and then move on to line dancing to set off your piecing. 

 

Yes, we will DANCE!!! and our quilts will SING!!! You will also learn free motion patterns for wonderful border and sashings.  Stencils will also be employed  and techniques for marking the quilt top will be demonstrated.

 

Full-day (6 hours) - $240

 

 

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FEATHERS 101

Quilting with Karen

Intermediate

 

Feathers are the most sought after custom quilting motif and every quilter aspires to add feathers to their quilting repertoire. 

 

In this class, you will learn how to quilt graceful flowing feathers.  We will break down the anatomy of a feather and learn the difference between the “longarm” feather and the formal/traditional feather that mimics the hand quilted feather. 

 

You will learn how to quilt each style and variations of each and practice feathers with straight spines and curved spines. You will also learn how to do an overall flurry of feathers across the quilt top.

 

Full-day (6 hours) - $240

 

 

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FEATHERS 102 – FANTASTIC, FABULOUS FEATHERS

Quilting with Karen

Advanced


Curling Amish feather borders. Feathered hearts and wreaths.  Feathers in squares, rectangles, triangles and other shapes. Feather variations. Embellished feathers. 

 

At the end of this class, you will be able to feather anything and everything— and wow yourself and your customers will the many different feathers you can quilt.

 

Full – day (6 hours) - $240

 

Note: Feathers 101 and 102 can be combined into a 2 day back-to-back class session if desired. If that option is chosen, then the packaged class (12 hours) is $450.

 

 

 

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