Quilter's Filling Station : Attend this class and you’ll leave with confidence and quilting motif samples to use in your work at home. We’ll look at and create in free motion 3 ‘types of motifs: ones that stabilize, harmonize, and even ‘MOVE’ your eyes on your quilt tops. You’ll create a sampler piece of stitched motifs of each type and that sampler can serve as your own quick reference library OR you can approach it as a standalone machine quilted art piece. You’ll grow through FREEDOM to fill and learn in the doing!!. Machines are sometimes provided at large venues as will be outlined in venue description/supply list info. Guild venues will require students to bring their machine to class. There will be a small material fee for a Quilting Art handout of sample textures and fillers. This is designed for fairly new to intermediate quilters.) At least some experience with free motion quilting advised. 6 hrs
Standard Supply List:
a A pre-pinned cotton fabric quilt sandwich (top,,batting, backing) appx 24”x 24”” or any width/length you’d like to quilt in this class. (Suggest you have a white or light valued plain or mottled fabric on which it will be easy to add markings.
b Frixion making pen by Pilot ( found at Staples or most quilt shops)
c Appx 6” see through ruler (Omnigrid makes a great one 1” wide by 6” long)
d up to 3 different colored spools of thread… appx 40 wt. and bobbin thread/ bobbins. FYI: You may use multiple bobbin fills. (If you prefer one color for all, thats okay too... It all will work… don’t get too tied up in the ‘planning.’)
e Basic quilting supplies… thread snips or scissors, quilting gloves, machine needles( my favorite=microtex sharps 70/10 but bring what you have) or whatever product you like for holding/moving your quilt as you stitch, ripper.
f) OPTIONAL… a few 14 x 14 pinned quilt sandwiches if you wish to practice quilt a few motifs before you leap into the real thing.Once you have mastered a motif you like.... quilt it on your to- be -saved large sandwich.
g DESIRABLE: bring photos, drawings, or printouts of quilting motifs you like.
h OPTIONAL.. if you already own and have room in your supplies, your standard sized Supreme Slider
i) OPTIONAL: Notepad and pen for any notes you might want to take.