Upcoming Events

May 2016

Riverside Art Market

Saturday, May 7 from 10 am – 4 pm

3425 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside CA

See their site for more information


Upcoming FMQ Classes

Really Free Free Motion Quilting

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

  • Thursday Afternoons in March: March 10, 17 & 31 (skipping March 24) from 4:00 – 7:00 pm

  • Monday Mornings in May: May 9, 16, & 23 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

  • Tuesday Mornings in August: August 2, 9, & 16 from 9:30 am – 12:30 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. Note: If the class is full, ask to be placed on the waiting list…every class I’ve had someone not be able to come because life got in the way! For more information on any of these classes or to register, call the Redlands Sewing Center: 909.792.3994

Free Motion Machine Sketching

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

Wednesday evenings in June: June 1, 8, & 15 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

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