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We do private classes (1 or 2 people) in our home studio. Email us to schedule.

Classes and Workshops - please contact us for scheduling and further information.

Beginning Free Motion Quilting, June 3, 2017, Quilting with Color, Williston, VT

Phoenix Books, Essex, VT - "Leftovers: Strata 1" April 2017

Phoenix Books, Essex, VT - "Vashon Island: Driftwood," May/June 2017

Saranac Lake, NY - BluSeed Studios, "STEAMing Up Your Classrom" professional development for teachers, June 25-27.

TW Woods Gallery, Montpelier, VT - July 2017

Old Red Mill Gallery, Jericho Vermont - July 2017

Intermediate Free Motion Quilting, July 8, 2017, Quilting with Color, Williston, VT

Phoenix Books, Essex, VT - July/August 2017

The Art of Marbled Fabric - solo show, Williston Library, August 2017

Beyond Free Motion Quilting, August 12, 2017 Quilting with Color, Williston, VT

Phoenix Books, Essex, VT - September/October 2017

 

Beginning Free Motion Quilting

4 hours, $40.00

Quilting With Color, Williston, VT

802-876-7135

Now what? Your quilt top is done...send it out or quilt it yourself? You can free-motion your own quilt top - no fandy domestic or long-arm machine needed. It just takes practice! From thread choice, basic supplies, setting up your machine, learning basic FMQ patterns, you will learn the happy sounds of your machine as you practice five basic patterns on a fat-quarter sandwich: straight lines (with and without a walking foot), various size stipples, pebbles, and a leaf-vine shape (if time). Supply list (no additional charges) sent on enrollment.

 

Intermediate Free Motion Quilting

4 hours, $40.00

Quilting With COlor, Williston, VT

802-876-7135

The sewing machine is working and you've started stippling away on your quilt top, but you're getting border. Now is the time for new free motion quilting patterns. Yes, you can do feathers...and spirals...and gridded patterns...and leaves and grapes...and cathedral windows. If we have time, we can experiment with bobbin work. Supply list (no additional charges) sent on enrollment.

 

Intermediate: Creating a Whole Cloth Quilt

4 hours, $40.00

You will create a small whole cloth quilt - or you can begin free motion quilting on an already completed quilt top - your choice!

Creating your own whole cloth quilt top: start with a fat quarter size. Choose some tone-on-tone fabric and a variety of threads for the top. We will look at various methods for getting the quilt top rady for quilting. Bring a good bobbin thread - I prefer The Bottom Line by Superior Threads.

Quilting an existing top: bring something like a small wall hanging you have completed, along with batting and backing fabric. Choose threads and batting, as well as a good bobbin thread. . Supply list (no additional charges) sent on enrollment.

 

 

Beginning Marbling (minimum 5 students, maximum 10) - we also offer individual instruction in our home studio.

4 hours, $60.00 class fee, $25.00 supply fee

Learn the ancient art of marbling by creating cotton fabrics using traditinal marbling patterns. You will learn 5 basic patterns (stone, freeform, chevron, nonpareil, bouquet/peacock) and create pieces of marbled cotton suitable for a small sampler. This class is an overview of the process, using existing supplies, with fabric that is already prepared for you.

You supply:

cookie tray or roaster pan (at least 10 inches in width, and a half-inch in depth); sheets of plain newspaper for drying fabric; notebook for notes and diagrams; ruler and pencil; rags/paper towels; small plastic tub for carrying wet fabrics; gloves. Wear old clothes!!

 

Advanced Marbling (minimum 5 students, maximum 10) - we also offer individual instruction in our home studio.

4 hours, $60.00 class fee, $25.00 supply fee

Learn the recipes needed for the carrageenan bath and pretreatments. Make combs and rakes you will use to marble any time you wish. Learn advanced marbling patterns (wave, clamshell, wing, feathers, cable, fountain, cascade) and experiment with paint and pattern on cotton and silk.

You supply:

cookie tray or roaster pan (at least 10 inches in width, and a half-inch in depth); sheets of plain newspaper for drying fabric; notebook for notes and diagrams; ruler and pencil; rags/paper towels; small plastic tub for carrying wet fabrics; gloves; masking tape (at least 1-inch wide, wider is better); Elmer's glue; straight pins and/or T-pins (no glass heads); rubber bands. Wear old clothes!!

 

We supply for the marbling classes: fabric, carrageenan, alum, paints, combs, brushes, drying racks, soda ash, balsa wood, popsible sticks, box cutter, awl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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