Workshops and Talks

One of my favorite parts of quilting is sharing what I know with others.  These are the workshops and talks that I currently have prepared…….

WORKSHOPS

MACHINE QUILTING WORKSHOP:

In this one day workshop we will explore the joys of using a sewing machine to quilt your beautiful tops.  We begin the day with information about setting up your machine and about the importance of basting the quilt well.   We then practice quilting using the Walking foot for straight lines and then progress to the elusive free motion quilting using a darning foot.   In the afternoon, we will continue to practice (either on a sample of muslin or on a pre-printed top) and will talk about threads, needles, marking quilts and the process of selecting designs for your quilts.  Basic sewing supplies are needed, along with a walking foot and darning foot that will fit your machine.

TALKS FOR GUILDS & SHOPS

VIEWING THE WORLD THRU QUILT COLORED GLASSES:

Join me as we travel over four continents looking at how we, as quilters, view the world.  We will also talk about  the places where we get our inspiration, whether it be as exotic as a palace in India, or as mundane as a high school dance in Oconee County, Georgia.  Finally, we will explore methods and ideas for turning those inspirations into wonderful quilts.  (Duration: 45 minutes to 1 hour)

GUILD AND SHOP TALKS

PHOTOS  —  OUT OF THE SCRAPBOOK AND ONTO THE QUILT

Make a special quilt featuring photos of your favorite vacation spots,  best friends, crazy family or any other “camera-worthy” event.  Learn computer methods needed to prepare photos, print onto fabric and ideas for designing your own wonderful memory Quilt.  (Duration:  45 minutes to 1 hour)

SIZE MATTERS  — AT LEAST FOR QUILTS

Learn that size really does matter as we explore methods of designing quilts that fit, whether it be a bed or a lap or a wall.  (Duration:   45 minutes to 1 hour)

CLIMBING THE CREATIVE TREE or HOW I GOT FROM THERE TO HERE

This trunk show spans 4 generations of quilters and looks at how we pass our creative DNA along to others (Duration: 1 hour)

Please contact me at frances@arnold579.com to get more information about availability and pricing.

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