Hand Quilting 101 Workshop at Smith's General
Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

Hand Quilting 101 Workshop at Smith's General

In this three-hour, beginner-friendly workshop, students will try their hand at planned and improvisational hand quilting using large stitches and thick threads like sashiko or perle cotton. Students will learn how to apply high-contrast quilting designs to a throw pillow to create movement, motion and focus. We will discuss the technical aspects of hand quilting as well as larger design planning and techniques. Fabric, thread, batting, needle and finishing instructions will be provided.

Date: September 21st
Time: 9am - 12pm
Cost: $55 (includes all materials)
Capacity: 15 students 

Please arrive a few minutes early to class for set-up. There is on-street parking in front of the shop for loading and unloading. If you continue past our shop heading west on Main Street, there is a public parking lot diagonally across from Handy's Market. You can access this lot by either turning left or continuing straight at the traffic light.

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Designing Hand Quilting Motifs Workshop at Smith's General
Sep
21
2:00 PM14:00

Designing Hand Quilting Motifs Workshop at Smith's General

The right quilting motif can turn a quilt into something truly special. In this class, we'll discuss how to design a high-contrast quilting motif for your next project, and learn some fundamental design techniques to consider when planning a hand quilting motif. Students should bring a finished quilt top that they would like to hand quilt (mini quilt, crib or throw size recommended), as well as preferred thread, needle, and basic sewing tools. Additional needles thread will be available for purchase, and rulers and marking tools will be provided.

Date: September 21st
Time: 2pm - 5pm
Cost: $55
Capacity: 10 students

Please arrive a few minutes early to class for set-up. There is on-street parking in front of the shop for loading and unloading. If you continue past our shop heading west on Main Street, there is a public parking lot diagonally across from Handy's Market. You can access this lot by either turning left or continuing straight at the traffic light.

Learn more at smithsgeneral.com!


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Ditch the Block Lecture at QuiltCon 2020
Feb
20
4:00 PM16:00

Ditch the Block Lecture at QuiltCon 2020

Join me for a lecture at QuiltCon!

In this lecture, we’ll explore ways to move away from block-based designs and conceptualize and create quilts as whole compositions. We’ll talk about what a block is and isn’t, and look at of tons of examples of quilts that have successfully ditched the block.

Feb 20, 2020
Austin Convention Center
Austin, Texas
4pm–5pm

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High-Contrast Hand Quilting at QuiltCon 2020
Feb
23
9:00 AM09:00

High-Contrast Hand Quilting at QuiltCon 2020

Join me at QuiltCon!

In this three-hour workshop, students will learn how to apply high-contrast quilting designs to their quilts, creating movement, motion and focus. Students will use thick threads like sashiko and perle cotton and explore planned and improv hand quilting to bring our designs to life. We will discuss the technical aspects of hand quilting as well as larger design planning and techniques. Supply lists will explain the prep work needed for this class, and an optional supply kit will be available for purchase.

Feb 23, 2020
Austin Convention Center
Austin, Texas
9am–12pm

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Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

Intro to Hand Quilting

Iowa Quilt Block
December 2, 2018

In this workshop, attendees will create a unique, one-of-a-kind pillow cover. Together we’ll explore the basics of the fun and easy big-stitch hand quilting method. Riane will also share her techniques for designing a modern quilting motif for a minimalist design. By the end of class, you’ll have a 14" hand-quilted pillow cover that will add a stylish accent to your home.*

*Some students may need to finish at home, but instructions will be provided.

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