Coming up in early May is the Redlands Sewing Center’s Club and Class preview day, where all the instructors talk about their clubs and classes, showing off the projects that you make in them. This year it’s next Wednesday, May 3rd, presentations starting at 10 am, 2 pm and 6 pm. The cool thing about this is not only do you get to meet the teachers and see what they’ve cooked up, but you can save 10% off registration! This is the only day of the year that they offer discounts on clubs and classes, so this is the day to register! You don’t even have to be there, you can call them starting at 9 am and register over the phone: 909.792.3994
Free Motion Quilting Club
I spent the first part of this month working on new projects for a new, year long free motion quilting club that I’ll be teaching at the Redlands Sewing Center! This club is for both beginners to FMQ as well as folks who have done some FMQ but are looking for the coaching and encouragement you get from working in this type of setting. There is time each month to work on the skills we learn in class, building on each FMQ motif presented so that by the end of the year you should have a strong understanding of lots of basic FMQ motifs and will have the confidence to free motion quilt actual quilts!
In order to encourage lots of FMQ practice, I’ve designed a series of 4 simple projects that can be made with practice quilting sandwiches that we will make during the year, hopefully encouraging you to try out your new skills on smaller items that are useful and would make great gifts:
We have high hopes that this will be a popular club, and so have scheduled 2 sections of it
- Third Tuesday Afternoons monthly from September – May in from 2:00 – 5:00 pm (2nd Tuesday in November, no class in December)
- Third Tuesday Evenings monthly from September – May in from 6:30 – 9:30 pm (4th Tuesday in November, no class in December)
Really Free, Free Motion Quilting
I’m also teaching several Free Motion Quilting classes. 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.
- Monday Mornings in June: 6, 13, & 20 from 9:30am – 12:30 pm
- Thursday Afternoons in August: 10, 17, 31 (skipping the 24th) from 4 – 7 pm
- Wednesday evenings in October: 11, 18, and 25 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Note: If the class you’d like to take 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
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