Beautiful Backgrounds: Grid-Based Fills on the Longarm, #48508

Beautiful Backgrounds: Grid-Based Fills on the Longarm – #48508

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery AB
Teacher: Margaret Solomon Gunn
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $100 Retail: $125
(Plus Kit Fee)


The structure and uniformity of grid-based backgrounds have been a favorite of Margaret’s for years, appearing often in her competitive quilts. Join her in learning two dozen background fills that will give your quilting the look and repeatability of a masterpiece. Patterns based on Japanese sashiko designs, as well as more modern designs, will be presented. Don’t miss this chance to stock up on endless quilting options.

Two students per machine.

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Dense & Dainty Freehand Fills on the Longarm, #48503

Dense & Dainty Freehand Fills on the Longarm – #48503

Day: Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery AB
Teacher: Margaret Solomon Gunn
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $100 Retail: $125
(Plus Kit Fee)


Explore the creation and quilting paths for a multitude of freehand background fills! You’ll learn several different fills that can fit any quilt and even gracefully take the place of a stipple. These are suitable for every quilt, from the very-traditional to today’s modern offerings! Don’t miss your chance to stock up on these fun and versatile quilting designs.

Two students per machine.

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Fearless Feathers on the Longarm, #48504

Fearless Feathers on the Longarm – #48504

Day: Thursday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery AB
Teacher: Margaret Solomon Gunn
Level: Beginner
Member: $100 Retail: $125
(Plus Kit Fee)


Spend the afternoon with Margaret and let her show you how simple feathers can be! This class is geared towards quilters who are new to stitching feathers and those who wish to improve their confidence in quilting feathers. Margaret will start at the beginning, teaching proper feathering technique. Then you will add a variety of different feather “customizations,” including variations to the spines and the feather fronds to tailor feathers to personal taste or the character of a quilt. You will be amazed at how your feathers improve in a very short time!

Two students per machine.

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Longarm Quilting for Beginners: From the Group Up, #48101w

Longarm Quilting for Beginners: From the Ground Up – #48101w

Day: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery AB
Teacher: Margaret Solomon Gunn
Level: Beginner
Member: $248 Retail: $310
(Plus Kit Fee)


Whether you are considering purchasing a longarm or are just ready to learn the basics, this class is for you. In a one-on-one environment, Margaret will guide students on fundamental aspects from loading a quilt to proper tensioning and safe ergonomics to keep your body healthy. You will learn interesting background designs appropriate to your level so you can quilt happily and creatively from the front side of the longarm. Class will start with simple motifs, then Margaret will add features and new components to create complex-looking yet beginner-friendly designs. You’ll also discuss using templates and a few simple custom features all beginners can use. This class is intended to leave students with the confidence they need to quilt on their own when they go home. Spend all day learning on your own machine with one of the top longarm quilters in the industry!

One student per machine. This full-day class includes show admission for Wednesday.

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Narrow Border, Big Design: Learn 20 Freehand Borders on the Longarm, #48509

Narrow Border, Big Design: Learn 20 Freehand Borders on the Longarm – #48509

Day: Friday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery AB
Teacher: Margaret Solomon Gunn
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $100 Retail: $125
(Plus Kit Fee)


Join Margaret and explore how to get the most out of the smallest real estate. Students will learn and quilt nearly 20 fun and inventive freehand borders. You’ll never again be stumped on how to quilt those borders and sashings!

Two students per machine.

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Templates 101 for the Longarm, #48511

Templates 101 for the Longarm – #48511

Day: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery AB
Teacher: Margaret Solomon Gunn
Level: Beginner
Member: $100 Retail: $125
(Plus Kit Fee)


Templates can be used to create a multitude of beautiful designs; they are not just for ditch stitching! This class is geared towards new template users and those seeking more confidence in using templates. The class will cover basic patterns created using both a straight template and a 12″ arc template. These patterns include linework and crosshatching. Students will each quilt a sampler quilt using templates and leave with the confidence to work with templates again and again!

Two students per machine.

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