Upcoming Events

Redlands Festival of the Arts

When: Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27, from 10 am to 5 pm.

There’s a huge festival in downtown Redlands on the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. I’ll be at the in shady Smiley Park between the Smiley Library and the Lincoln Shrine in Redlands, California, adjacent to the Redlands Bowl and Redlands Police Annex gardens, click here for a map.

Free parking is available on West Citrus Avenue at the Redlands Mall and across the street from the mall next to the post office.  Additional parking is available at the city lot on Citrus Avenue and many nearby streets.

View their website for more information.

Upcoming Quilting Classes

Really Free Free Motion Quilting

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

Monday Afternoons in June: 4 11, & 18  from 2 – 5 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

Wonky Tree Improv Quilt

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

Tuesday Mornings: June 27, July 10 & 17 from 9:30 – 12:30 pm

Explore improvisational piecing by making this fun Wonky Tree Quilt! Piecing a quilt improvisationally is very freeing – there are no corners to match, straight lines are optional and the end result is truly one of a kind! The sample quilt is 60″ square, but you can make yours as large or as small as you want! As part of the Redlands Sewing Center’s “Christmas in July”, this quilt would look great in holiday colors. 

Free Motion Quilting Club

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

Third Wednesday Evenings monthly from September – May in from 6:30 – 9:30 pm (4th Tuesday in November, no class in December)

This is a year long free motion quilting class, where 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.

This is club 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.