Friday, September 15, 2017

International Quilt Festival part 2

Quilt Festival Houston
November 2-5, 2017
Preview Night November 1
Classes begin October 30
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, Texas, USA 77010 

More classes:
Thursday November 2, 2017
Morning (early 8-11)

Fantastic Fabric Foiling  
Bring your projects to life with instant (and permanent) glitz and shine. We will apply foil using a variety of adhesives and make use of a variety of ideas that make it easy. Traditional and non-traditional quilters will learn how to incorporate foil into real show-stoppers! 


Thursday November 2, 2017
Paint Stick Magic

Make elegant fabric with the look of airbrushing! Paint sticks applied to cotton or silk is fun, permanent and has an exceptionally short learning curve. Come play with paint sticks while learning the tricks the professionals use in this informative hands-on workshop for both quilt and clothing makers. 

Friday November 4, 2017
Morning 10AM-NOON

Stitching Through the Layers: The Art and Elegance of Straight Line Quilting

You’ve made a beautiful quilt top – now what? Melody will show you, step-by-easy-step, how to decide on the right quilting design - what works, what doesn’t and why. Perfect for hand and machine quilters, both traditional and art quilts. 
Friday November 4, 2017

Super-Fast Binding and Piping

Is binding the quilt your least favorite part? Tired of humdrum finishes? Come and learn piping and binding techniques to make your quilts stand out in a crowd. In class you will be making samples of finishing methods to take home and use on your own quilts. Bindings will never be boring again!

Saturday, November 4
Check out my lecture 11 AM-NOON

Do you have a project that could use help with the "what, why, & how" of quilting? Discover the elements of winning quilting designs and how to apply them to your tops. We will explore whether to hand or machine quilt; selecting, fitting, and marking quilting design; all about thread; and the basics of batting and basting. The emphasis of this lecture is the creative use of the quilted line. Learn to successfully finish all your projects—both traditional and non-traditional quilters.

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