Free motion quilting workshop with Sue Heinz

In our annual member survey, several of you asked for a free-motion quilting workshop. So we listened! Sue Heinz, of Kismet Quilting will be doing an all-day workshop on Saturday, May 3rd, from 9:30-5:30. You can read more about Sue on her website or her Facebook page.

Sue is a very experienced national teacher, but she will be tailoring her class to a modern quilter that is either new to free-motion quilting, or looking to improve their skills. Don't be intimidated by the fancy quilting she does--this is a basics class!

Her philosophy for learning free motion quilting on a domestic machine is to not go to the sewing machine before you 'own' your designs. She will cover all of the basic set-up details in class and she will to teach several background designs - edge to edge, some grid patterns and pebble-work. This will take up the majority of the day, with machine time being limited and at the end of class. She will give you the tools: machine set-up do's and don'ts and designs to get excited about drawing and building muscle-memory. She says that frustration often comes from going to the machine too quickly and trying to do three things at once: speed, control and pattern. Machine time in class would focus not on a design per se, but more on tension, speed, control and any tools that would be new to you.

If you are interested, please email or send a Facebook message to Kristin (email address in the purple box above). The cost is $55 for members, and $65 for non-members. There is a limit of 16 in the class, so sign up right away! Hope to see you there!

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