Crowdsource Your Quilting: Bring a Top and Design with Friends!, #58504

Crowdsource Your Quilting: Bring a Top and Design with Friends! – #58504

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Museum S1
Teacher: Ebony Love
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Do you have quilt tops laying around unquilted because you can’t figure out what to do with them? In this class, Ebony will talk you through how to select and combine designs, size them appropriately for your space, and audition designs on your quilt top. Bring one of your unfinished quilt tops and let’s see if Ebony, plus a room full of like-minded people, can help you get unstuck!

Students may park in the Farmer’s Market lot next to the Museum or take the free National Quilt Museum van to and from the Convention Center. The van runs from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and picks up at the AQS Shuttle Stop.

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Fifteen Free-Motion Fillers on the Longarm, #58511

Fifteen Free-Motion Fillers on the Longarm – #58511

Day: Thursday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Adams I and II Room
Teacher: Ebony Love
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $100 Retail: $125
(Plus Kit Fee)


Get started free-motion quilting on a longarm machine with basic fills you’ll use again and again. Get in the rhythm of stitching repeatable designs and adjusting them to fill any space. Learn when and where to mark quilts for grid-based and proportional designs. Understand how to combine designs for flow and continuity and gain the confidence needed to stitch them onto any project.

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Quilts from the Backside: A Trunk Show, #52809

Quilts from the Backside: A Trunk Show – #52809

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Ebony Love
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


Why subject your quilts to plain, uninspired backings? Explore the many ways you can combine leftover quilt blocks, trimmings, scraps, and random yardage to create interesting backs for your quilts and keep your stash under control. This lecture includes a trunk show of a variety of pieced backs that are sure to inspire you to make your own! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

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Think Big, Quilt Small: Microquilting on the Longarm, #58519

Think Big, Quilt Small: Microquilting on the Longarm – #58519

Day: Friday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Adams I and II Room
Teacher: Ebony Love
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $100 Retail: $125
(Plus Kit Fee)


Make your quilting stand out with these miniaturized designs! Micro quilting adds texture and interest to the background and helps to fill in negative space so your main design pops. Learn how to scale down your free-motion quilting to fit, and get the tips and techniques you need to make your microquilting successful. This class will have you thinking about micro quilting in a whole new way. The possibilities are endless, and you’ll love learning techniques to make your quilts truly stand out.

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Walk the Line: Straight-Line Rulers on the Longarm, #58506

Walk the Line: Straight-Line Rulers on the Longarm – #58506

Day: Wednesday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Adams I and II Room
Teacher: Ebony Love
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $100 Retail: $125
(Plus Kit Fee)


Straight lines are one of the most challenging tasks on the longarm machine, and mastering this skill takes time and practice. But have no fear: Ebony has the information to make straight-line quilting easy, fun, and rewarding! Learn how to confidently create straight lines using reference points on a quilt, then use those lines to create stunning patterns and designs. Plus, get tips and tools for using rulers safely and confidently on your next project.

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Wayfinder Block Party: Piece and Exchange with Friends, #58520

Wayfinder Block Party: Piece and Exchange with Friends – #58520

Day: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt I Room
Teacher: Ebony Love
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Make new friends, swap fabric, and learn a new quilt block in this fun and energizing class. We’ll be making blocks, slicing them up, and exchanging them in class. This class is perfect for those precuts languishing in your stash. The best part: perfectly matching seams are not required! Spend a fun Saturday morning trading fabric and swapping stories with all your quilting friends.

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