Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Houston is on My Schedule

Immerse yourself in the joy of

Join me in my workshops at the HOUSTON International Quilt Festival, October 28 - November 3, 2013

Super Fast Piping & Binding 
 Is binding the quilt your least favorite part?  Bindings and piping are a snap with this no-fail completely machine-stitched method.  In this class you will be making a sample to take home to keep as a ‘how to’ example for your own quilts. Binding will never be the same again!

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. 
 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!

Joining the Blocks - Quilt as You Go Style 
Learn to join pre-quilted blocks using several innovative techniques. Go home ready to make larger machine quilted quilts without all the work of trying to get it into your machine. The Quilt-As-You-Go method allows for more detailed quilting using a standard sewing machine since you're only quilting a small section at a time.  
Borders-The Final Chapter
Borders add something special! They can change the look of a quilt and add a wonderful finishing touch. Come away with ideas to beautifully frame your quilts. Learn how to repeat fabrics, color and motifs to plan a successful border. Melody will show lots of examples of traditional and innovative quilts. Tips and examples for quilting borders complete the final chapter.  
For the Love of Color
What you always wanted to know about color but were afraid to ask. Understand color concepts that quilters use – balance, pattern, texture, dominance and the many moods of color. We will play with a large variety of fabric samples, laying them out to experience for ourselves the magic we can create with glorious color.   
Thread Toppings
Thread is no longer a ‘Plain Jane’ necessity - it’s now available in many luscious colors and types. Steering your way through the sea of threads out there can be a bit daunting. Experiment while you learn how to match thread to the appropriate needle, make the tension setting your best friend and troubleshoot your way to fun and fancy

Friday Sampler

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