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HANDI QUILTER

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BASICS OF LONGARM QUILTING

HANDI QUILTER

Does longarm quilting interest you, and you'd like to learn more about it? Or do you just want a review of longarm quilting basics? This class removes the mystery of longarm quilting by explaining machine and frame elements and features, how to load a quilit, and vital facts about thread, needles, and tension. Handi Quilter longarm machines and frame systems come in various sizes for every budget and are user-friendly because they are designed by a quilter, for quilters - just like you!

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BEYOND MEANDERING & LOOPS

LONGARM QUILTING

Many longarmers automatically start with a simple meander or loop design. These are simple shapes and easy patterns to stitch. Go further and learn 5 basic shapes of free motion quilting. This class will give students a lot of practice stitching the 5 basic shapes as well as being able to recognize and re-produce a variety of free motion motifs.

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BOUNCE BACK FEATHERS

LONGARM QUILTING

Commonly known as the Longarm feather, these bounce back feathers can be used in a variety of ways with a great number of variations. We'll focus on learning and practicing shapes, sizes and flourishes.

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Basic Bargello

MEADOW ROSE QUILTING

Bargello quilts look challenging, but they are really easy to sew. In this class, students will have a choice
of working on a tablerunner or wall hanging size quilt or a larger lap size quilt. Students will learn how
to sew exact ¼” seams and how to measure and cut these strips accurately. Students will also learn
how to press seams for perfect piecing. Both of these quilts are made with 2 ½” strip sets.

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Beginner Sewing

general sewing class

This beginner class is for those who haven’t sewn before or who haven’t sewn for a long time. Students will make two sewing related projects while they learn how to use a sewing machine and sewing tools.
Learn the parts of the sewing machine and the tools needed to complete most projects
Learn to thread a sewing machine and wind a bobbin
Learn how to select machine stitch pattern
Learn how to adjust tension, stitch length and width
Learn to read a sewing pattern
Learn to lay out and cut out fabric according to pattern instructions
Learn to sew straight seams
Learn how to sew a buttonhole and hand sew a button in place
Sew a “sewing tidy and pin cushion” and a snap bag

BOW BENCH RETREAT

CHARITY SEW DAYS AT BOW BENCH RETREAT - FEBRUARY

STUDIO 180 DESIGN

We had a blast in the Fall sewing blocks for a quilt for Everyday Heros using Deb Tucker's Studio 180 Design Corner Pop tool.  Nancy and I have decided to continue in 2023 with monthly sew days to make quilts and to learn how to use the different tools.   We haven't decided on the tools we'll use yet but will share when we've decided. Let us know if there is a specific tool you'd like to learn to use.  I'll have extra tools on hand to use in class.

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COLOUR WHEEL - 2 WAYS

FABRIC DYEING

Continue the exciting process of Dyeing your own fabrics! In this class we'll focus on creating 2 colour wheels of dyed fabrics using 2 different dye colours. We'll look at some basic colour theory and after dying these 18 Fat Quarters, you'll have a better understanding of why certain colours work well with others.

Meadow Rose Quilting Studio

CONFETTI STARS

STUDIO 180 DESIGN

This lap size quilt uses a focus print, solid fabric and Fat Quarters and the Rapid Fire Hunter Star - Large tool. I can't wait to see what everyone does in class!

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CUSTOMIZING YOUR FREE MOTION FOUNDATIONS

HANDI QUILTER

MEADOW ROSE QUILTING STUDIO

EXPLORING COLOUR

FABRIC DYEING

Dyeing your own fabric is a little addictive and a whole lot of fun!  Every piece of dyed fabric is an exciting surprise.  Even though we will work with a limited dye palette, you’ll be amazed by the variety of colours that can be produced. We’ll be spending time learning and experimenting with colour theory. After dyeing, you’ll have a much better understanding of why certain colours work well with others. Get a taste of fabric dyeing in this introductory class.

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FEATHER BASICS

LONGARM QUILTING

Learn how easy it is to stitch the basic feather. We'll focus on technique as we explore sizes, shapes and stitching in a variety of directions. Learn how to stitch wreaths, borders and all over designs.

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FREE MOTION QUILTING - BASIC FEATHER

STATIONARY QUILTING

Learn how easy it is to stitch the basic feather. We'll focus on technique as we explore sizes, shapes and stitching in a variety of directions. Learn how to stitch wreaths, borders and all over designs on your stationary (sit down) machine.

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