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Lectures

NEW!
Every Quilt Tells a Story

With her trademark humor, high energy and “done is better than perfect” attitude, Michele takes you on a journey through her 20 years of quilting.  From her very first project to the latest award winning and book quilts, she shares the hilarious mishaps and missteps that shaped her into the quilt professional she is now. This lecture is a crowd pleaser for all, as a multitude of topics is covered while she passes around (yes, you can touch them!) over 70 quilts.  From machine and bobbin quilting to designing for magazines to getting your work published, this lecture is the ultimate compilation of her three lectures.

“Quilt as desired…”  Ideas for Machine Quilting your Quilt
Quilt as desired…” - don’t you just hate those words??  Using A LOT of quilts, I’ll show you the many ways you can machine quilt your completed tops.  Feel free to bring tops along for a group or private consultation! 
Designing Quilters
Many quilters have ideas floating around in our head - quilts we would like to make.  This lecture will help you to take your ideas from your head and put them on paper.  Whether it's a new block design, small wallhanging, or full bed quilt, I will give you tips and tricks to creating your own designs - the do's and don'ts of designing and how to incorporate a certain fabric into your quilts.  We will also discuss where to find color inspiration as well as how to break down the color and value process.  I will introduce the concept of line and form in quilts.  Lecture includes a show of my original designs, published and non-published - more than 50 quilts in all!

Classes/Workshops
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Bobbinpalooza
Based on the AQS book by Michele Scott
Level:  Beginner through Advanced (3 or 6 hour class)
Why agonize over those breaking needles and shredded threads that you’ve bought formachine quilting put them in the bobbin when you can simply flip over the quilt and quilt it up-side-down?  In this class, we will problem solve your way through a multitude of decorative threads and yarns (yes, we do LOTS of couching!)  We’ll first try different tips and tricks I’ve acquired over the years to put the threads through the top; if that doesn’t work, we’ll bobbin-quilt it!  Get familiar with your machine and adjusting both top and bottom tension while learning all those cool quilting patterns that don’t need marking.  Otherthings we explore – free motion zigzag and a bit of fusible appliqué!  This is information packed class!  If you're feeling up to it, we’ll also create a great wall hanging of threads and yarns to practice our new surface embellishment skills! 

 

Usin’ Fusin’ (and other cool stuff) to Express Yourself!
Based on the AQS book by Michele Scott
Level:  Beginner through Advanced! (6 hour class)
Using fusing, seamless piecing and decorator threads and yarns, you will create a small art quilt designed by you.   Raw edge appliqué with fusible web, machine quilting and embellishment will express something important to you:  a feeling, a person, a garden, the beach.  The doors of creativity will open in this fast and fun class as we investigate free form cutting to build collage-type artworks that express YOU!  Additional focus will be placed on color and line that can translate your feeling.

Click here for a bunch of great samples from students who have taken the class!  What an inspiration!!



Willow Tree

Level: Confident Beginner( 6 hour class)
Based on Michele’s new AQS book, Bobbin Quiltin’ and Fusin’ Fun, you can make this exquisite wall hanging!  In this class, you will learn fusing and machinequilting techniques – including bobbin quilting and couching.  Discover the ease and beauty of creating great quilting designs with decorative threads.


Machine Quilting  1.5 – A Little of This, A Little of That
Level: Beginner (3 or 6 hour class)
Machine Quilting 1.5 is the perfect fusion of a basic and advanced machine quilting class!  If you have a little experience with free motion quilting, but would like to enhance their skills with some decorative threads such as rayon and metallics, this is the class for you.  Take your machine quilting to the next level as you create your own interesting patterns without templates - learn those fabulous free motion “doodle” designs that you do not need to mark!! During this incredibility fun and creative class, we will experiment with a wide variety of beautiful decorative threads – even those tough ones that keep breaking in your machine! You will learn how easy it is to stitch exquisite threads from the bobbin of your sewing machine.  We’ll even machine couch designs with funky yarns!

 

A Day at the Beach
Level: Beginner (6 hour class)
From Michele’s book, Bobbin’ Quiltin’ and Fusin’ Fun, learn great new fusing and machine quilting techniques while creating this fun beach wall hanging!  Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to quilting, you will learn so much with this entirely fused quilt.  No piecing equals more fun and fewer mistakes!

 

Creating with Brushes and Buckets: Painting Landscapes and Much Much More
Level: Beginner (6 hour class)
In the first half of class, we’ll explore many wonderful painting and dying techniques using Setacolor paint from Pēbēo. Come and discover the incredible effects this paint can create with a variety of tools: buckets, brushes, sponges—even leaves for beautiful sunprints!  In the second half of class, we’ll focus our efforts on painting a watercolor-like seascape or mountainscape from a personal or professional picture along with a border for it! 

In addition to Class fee, a materials fee of $15/person per day applies. These classes can only be conducted in a facility that has access to water. For the best results these classes are best for summer or spring!

Creating with Brushes and Buckets: Let's Add Surface Design
Two Day Workshop (Two 6 hour classes)

The first day of class will follow “One Day” curriculum (above). The second day will be dedicated to machine quilting and embellishment of one of your favorite pieces from the class before! Learn how to make interesting patterns with your quilting which will add depth and character to your pieces. We’ll have fun with a variety of decorative threads in the top and bobbin of your machine, as well as couched down! This class will also explore techniques for layered surface design! Create your own work of art in this extremely creative class!!

 In addition to Class fee, a materials fee of $15/person per day applies. These classes can only be conducted in a facility that has access to water. For the best results these classes are best for
summer or spring!

Curved Piecing Made Easy
Level: Beginner (6 hour class)

Using one block (constructed by you), we will learn to sew curves easily and produce a fabulouswallhanging. This technique of using freezer paper is for anyone who wants the speed of machine piecing combined with the freedom to put their seams anywhere they choose. The paper eliminates stretching and accurately marks the seam line making curved piecing (practically) painless! Traditionalist who want to piece more difficult designs will love this class, as well as contemporary quilters who want to create designs without difficulty. Beginners and the veteran Quilter will enjoy learning the process while producing a gorgeous wallhanging.

EXTRA!  Go to our GALLERY to see what one student did in class!  We love overachievers!

Fun Fabs Made Fab! 
Level: Beginner (3 hour class)
 I just love a make and take, don’t you? In this class, you’ll use your favorite large print fabric, learn quick‐cutting and piecing techniques, and take a quilt top home! What else could you ask for in three hours?  Whether it's novelty fabric, a large print, or just a piece of fabric that you couldn't resist, we will make a lap size quilt top from it in the course of just three hours. Beginners will love this class for learning quick cutting and piecing techniques; more experienced quilters will love the ease, speed, and fun of finishing a quilt top!  Besides the basics, we also talk a lot about color and fabric placement. Machine quilting will be discussed also.