Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fern Fill

I have been trying to email this pictures to Mame for several days and they just won't go.  So I decided to post them to my blog so that she could see pictures of her quilt.   The batik quilt she pieced is beautiful, but then I am a known batik freak.   I decided to do a border treatment of undulating ferns.  Kind of like an undulating feather, but more organic.  For some reason I like ferns better on batiks then feathers.  

 I treated all of the borders as one border.  
 Here is a picture of the body of the quilt while it was still on my frame.  I really like the texture of the all over fern fill.
 One more picture that really shows the ferns.
I really like how the quilt turned out and had a blast doing the ferns on this quilt. 

APQS Beginner's Class In Raleigh, NC!

I still have one opening left in the APQS Beginner's Class on December 8th.  If you have been thinking about coming, now is the time to contact me.

I had a couple people that were not able to join us on December 8th, so I have scheduled another APQS Beginner's Class on January 9, 2012.  Space is filling up in this class as well.

If you are still interested and neither of these dates works, contact me and I will work with you to get a date that works for you!  919-576-9897

Monday, November 14, 2011

APQS Beginner's Class In Raleigh, NC!

With the beginner class offered at APQS, our goal is to teach you the skills you'll need to accomplish a typical quilting project on your new longarm machine. This class is designed to be an introduction to machine quilting after you have made yourself familiar with your machine controls. Whether you intend to start a business or just want to get your quilts done faster, you'll learn valuable techniques to accomplish your projects creatively and efficiently. This class is mostly "demonstration" so we can squeeze in as much information as possible.

We will cover specific topics during each class, however, each class is unique and based on the needs of the students. We encourage questions and active participation -- you're here to learn!

Bring all your questions about operating the machine, business practices, thread, tension and anything else you can think of. This is a demonstration/lecture class. No hands on time will be available. Information we will cover includes:

  • Starting a business
  • Thread, tension, batting
  • Deciding how to quilt a quilt
  • Dealing with problem quilts
  • Different methods for loading quilts
  • Pantographs
  • Borders
  • Stitching a block
  • Marking quilt designs
  • Ruler work

 *Free to qualified new APQS owners or $200 

When:
Thursday, December 8th
9:30AM- 4PM

Lunch will be provided

Where:
Thread Waggle Quilting
Space is limited so, call Angela to reserve your space.  919-576-9897
If  this is not a good date, call me so that we can arrange a future date for you to attend.