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Join me at Quilt Canada 2016 in Toronto

Good morning,

I wanted to share with you that I will be teaching at Quilt Canada 2016 in Toronto in June.  Will you join me?  It will be fun!

Go to: http://www.canadianquilter.com/events/quilt-canada-2016-workshops.php to see all the classes and workshops that are offered.  I am offering the following:

Wednesday, June 15th – all day:  Simple Landscapes with Stitch and Paint

In this class, students will work on approximately a 10” x 20” landscape, using simple curves to sew the background.  A design will then be added.  The piece will be fully quilted before the paint is applied.

Free-motion quilting and painting techniques will be demonstrated.  Beading and hand embroidery will be demonstrated (time permitting) as an option to add different textures to the finished piece.

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Thursday, June 16th – all day:  In a NY State of Mind

This quilt is simpler than it looks.  Learn a new twist on this old-time favorite, the New York Beauties Block.

You will learn foundation paper piecing, curved seams, how to break into borders, and use color to make this a stunning quilt.

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Friday, June 17th – all day:  Machine Quilting:  Fillers and Feathers

Have you ever seen those quilts covered in gorgeous designs and feathers and wondered how they did that?  A few tips, a few tricks, a few practice movements (well … a lot of practice hours in truth) and you too will be able to master these designs.  In this class, students will concentrate on learning how to quilt filler motifs of all kinds, plus echo designs and feathers.


Saturday, June 18th – all day:  Two in One:  TAP and Inktense Pencils

In this class, students get to try two different techniques:  photo transfer using Artist Transfer Paper and Inktense Pencils on a quilted sampler.  The first part of the class will be spent working with Artist transfer paper on different fabric textures to see how the product reacts; during the second part of the class, students will quilt a design on fabric which they will later paint using Inktense Pencils.

The first photo below is of a design painted with Inktense Pencils (you’ll work on a similar project).  On the second photo, the birds have been transferred using TAP.  You will work on your own with pre-printed paper to test different fabrics.

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I hope you will find these classes of interest and will join me for a day or two.  See you there!

Thanks for reading.  Keep quilting!



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