Upcoming Events

June 2014

Lecture: “My Journey from Traditional to Art Quilter”

Wed, June 18, 9:30am – 12:00pm

Pass Patcher’s Quilt Guild in Banning, CA

Upcoming Classes

falling-leaves-detail-b Really Free Free Motion Quilting

Redlands Sewing Center • 422 East State Street • Redlands, CA • 909.792.3994

We have 4 different classes scheduled, each one is three 3-hour sessions

  • Mondays, June 9, 16 & 23 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Tuesdays, August 12, 19 & 26 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Tuesdays, Nov 4, 11 & 18 from  6:30 – 9:30 pm
  • Tuesday evenings in January: 6, 13 & 20  from  6:30 – 9:30 pm

Learn how to free motion quilt and free your creativity! I will teach you many different free motion quilt motifs, discuss strategies on how to handle quilting large quilts, and we will assemble a book of these motifs for you to refer to back home in your studio. For more information or to register, call the Redlands Sewing Center: 909.792.3994

fmq-sampler-process-06 Advanced Free Motion Quilting

Redlands Sewing Center • 422 East State Street • Redlands, CA • 909.792.3994

Fridays, August 8, 15 & 22 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Take your free motion quilting to the next level! This class is designed for folks who’ve already taken a free motion class with me. We’ll work on making our stitches more even, developing smoother curves and pointier points, and expanding our motif knowledge. I’ll show you new quilting motifs we didn’t cover in the first class, and more importantly, work on varying the motifs you already know to fit particular design issues and ultimately develop quilting patterns that are all your own! I’ll show you how to bind your quilt completely on your sewing machine. We’ll also make a sampler quilt that allows us to feature our favorite motifs and learn my fun and easy method of Quilt As You Go! For more information or to register, call the Redlands Sewing Center: 909.792.3994

Operation “Git ‘er Done!” for Quilters

Redlands Sewing Center • 422 East State Street • Redlands, CA • 909.792.3994

Thursdays, July 17  & August 21 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Do you have an awesome quilt top that you KNOW you should be able to quilt, but you’re afraid to mess it up? Do you have some quilt blocks that just languish in pile because you don’t know what to do with them? Or did you get halfway through a quilt and just become uninspired?

Come to this class and I’ll help you get un-stuck! In the first session, bring what you’ve got for a particular project along with an assortment of threads and some quilting sandwiches. We’ll brainstorm what will work well for what you’ve got, and get you practicing some quilting patterns that may fit the bill. You should leave the first session with a definite plan on what you need to do to “Git ‘er Done”.

In the second class, come back with what you’ve accomplished, and we’ll cover what you need to finish. You may want more input on the quilting, or perhaps all you’ve got left to do is the binding, either way we’ll set you up for success!

For more information or to register, call the Redlands Sewing Center: 909.792.3994

maine-woods-sneak-peak Free Motion Machine Sketching

Redlands Sewing Center • 422 East State Street • Redlands, CA 909.792.3994

Tuesdays, Oct 7, 14 & 21 from 6:30-9:30 pm

Free Motion Machine Sketching is an extension of free motion quilting; instead of creating an overall pattern for background texture of our quilt, the quilting line is front and center in the design. In order to emphasize the handmade nature of our work, we retrace our steps and try to miss on purpose; I love the beautiful imperfection of a strong line that is created by drawing it over and over – it’s just my pencil is an electric sewing machine.

In this class you will learn how to stitch several different motifs: lots of different plants and of course my favorite birdies! You should be familiar with Free Motion Quilting, so that we can concentrate on FMMS techniques. In the last class, I’ll have you bring in some inspirational photos and help you extract the essence of them and free motion machine sketch your own signature motif. Although you may want to just work on practice blocks, I will show you how to create a fabric sketchbook in order to keep track of all the motifs you learn.

For more information or to register, call the Redlands Sewing Center: 909.792.3994