Come Quilt With Heidi!

FREE-MOTION FUNDAMENTALS

WORKSHOPS

All of the following workshops are taught using your domestic sewing machine.  Heidi will show you how to utilize the settings on your machine to turn you into a free-motion master.  Workshops are an excellent option for your friendship group or guild.  Heidi can teach up to 25 students at your location or 8 students at the longarm center.   You will bring your own domestic sewing machine to these hands-on workshops.

Free-Motion Fundamentals is where it all begins.  In this workshop Heidi will show you a quilting style that is developed through understanding the fundamentals of design formation.  Heidi will guide you through a series of excercises that will build your skills.  She will outline the order in which to disect and stitch a design onto any quilt.  This workshop will also cover proper selection of threads and needles as well as how to adjust your tension.

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FANTASTIC   FEATHERS

Who doesn't LOVE feathers??  You can utillize feathers anywhere on a quilt.  In your sashing, in your borders, or free-floating in a block.  In this workshop you will learn how to angle and shape the plume.  You will also learn how to manuver the plumes through inside and outside corners.  Heidi has developed a technique that is easy to follow and easy to remember.  Heidi will show you how to use common and familiar items to help you keep your feathers looking FANTASTIC.

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QUILT IT MODERN STYLE

Modern style quilting has swept accross the quilting industry like a tidal wave.  There are now quilt guilds and quilt shows completly dedicated to this one particular style of quilting.  This is an exciting time for the art of quilting.  Social media has made quilting "cool".  Social medial reaches a younger, audiance to quilting.  So we have a new vantage point and fresh prospectice on quilting.  We have broken throught he sterio type that quilting is something only reserved fro grandma and her rocking chair.

In this workshop Heidi will cover the following skills:

  •  How to select modern designs for your quilt
  •  Geometric quilting designs
  •  Using wavy rulers for unique designs.
  •  Asymmetrical quilting designs.
  •  How to quilt large open space areas.

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TEXTURE QUILTING  / QUILTING LANDSCAPE QUILTS

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Art Quilts are simply amazing.  The trick to quilting art quilts is "texturizing" the design elemnts.  Heidi will show you how to take simple movements and turn them into quilting that looks like wood, water, wind, fire, clouds, animal fur and much more.

In this workshop Heidi will cover the following skills:

  • Understanding foreground and background for dimensional quilting.
  •  Quilting the "LAZY S" in multiple directions.
  • Selecting thread for maximum impact.
  •  Reading the fabric, or applique, to determin what to quilt .
  •  Creating special effects with different fillers.

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RULERS, TEMPLATES & STENCILS 

(AKA) GRID IT AND STITCH IT

A little bit of ruler work goes a longway.  Enhance your free-motion and feathers with some straight lines.  The refined quilting makes the quilt pop!  The contrast between the clean straight lines and the movement of the free-motion makes for a high end show stopping look.

In this workshop Heidi will cover the following skills:

  • How to pre-mark (grid) your quilt to accept ruler placement.
  •  Selecting the correct refrence lines on the rulers.
  • Learn how to hold and move the ruler to ensure propper guiding of the tools.
  •  Design options and choosing the right layout for maximum impact.
  •  Create secondary designs in a quilt.  
  • Cross Hatching, Channel Quilting, Pivot and Rotate, Cathedral Window style quilting.
  • Evenly distribute scallops and spines for feathers on ANY size border.
  • Keeping lines straight according to the quilt and stitch in the ditch.

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