Classes

2011
 Classes at The Quilting Quarters in Almonte, ON 

Machine Quilting Basics


Learn the basics of machine quilting with Katrina!  We will discuss the basics of needles, thread and batting so that you can avoid common pitfalls.  Use your walking foot to quilt straight lines and even gentle curves. You will be amazed at what you can quilt using just your walking foot.  Then switch to your free-motion or darning foot and learn the basics of free-motion quilting and discover how much fun quilting can be.

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dates: April 28,  May 5
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Machine Quilting: Quilting Within The Grid 
In this class we will explore simple, yet extremely effective, ways to quilt within the pieced grid of your top! You will be surprised at how often you will use these essential quilting techniques in your quilts once you know then. We will cover such techniques as continuous curve, wavy grid, clamshell, zig-zag clam shell and more- once you’ve learned these techniques you’ll wonder how you quilted without them.


Saturday February 11, 1:30 - 4:30
Level: must have taken intro to machine quilting
Machine Quilting - More Fills

Have you taken machine quilting classes but are still wanting to learn more fills and free-motion quilting patterns? If so this course is for you! We will explore even more fill designs that can be used in the background of your quilt blocks or enlarged to create an overall design. This course will expand on what we covered in the machine quilting series to add even more quilting effects to your repertoire so that you have more design options. We will cover Pebbling, various types of Echo (the variations on Echo are truly amazing), easy straight-line free-motion fills (they are easier than you think), and McTavishing and variations of each. You’ll love these new designs!
Time:12:00 - 3:00 pm
Dates: May 19
Level: must have taken intro to machine quilting
Machine Quilted Feathers
Have you ever looked at machine quilted feathers and thought – that looks way too hard and I could never do it??  This is the class for you!  Come and let Katrina show you just how easy spectacular feathers are to quilt!  We will explore different feathers from the basic machine-quilted feather to more ornate and whimsical feathers.  Spectacular feathers are broken down into easy steps to achieve terrific results!
Time: 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Date: April 21
Level: must have taken intro to machine quilting
Twister Ruler
$45 Saturday April 30 Join Katrina in learning how to create fabulous pinwheel projects with this new Twister tool that was just introduced at Quilt Market last fall. Twisters are new tools that have simplified an old technique with easy to follow instructions. The sky is the limit for projects that you can create with the Twister tool! It looks fabulous done in any size block – in this one day class we’ll make a table topper size so you can go on and make many other projects with the same technique!
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Date: March 3, March 17
Book and template extra
Binding, Flap and Sleeve
 In this class we will explore how to put on a lump-less double fold french binding, how to attach a flap, a hanging sleeve and how to bind a quilt with curves using a bias binding.  This is an essential class to add the finishing touch to your quilt!
April 14
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
 
Classes at Sew Inspired in Arnprior, ON

Machine Quilting Basics


Learn the basics of machine quilting with Katrina!  We will discuss the basics of needles, thread and batting so that you can avoid common pitfalls.  Use your walking foot to quilt straight lines and even gentle curves. You will be amazed at what you can quilt using just your walking foot.  Then switch to your free-motion or darning foot and learn the basics of free-motion quilting and discover how much fun quilting can be.

Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Dates: February 18,  March 3 
Machine Quilting Block by Block

In this class we will explore simple yet extremely effective ways to quilt your quilt top one block at a time! You will be surprised at how often you will use these essential quilting techniques. We’ll cover such techniques as continuous curve, wavy grid, clam shell, zig-zag clam shell and more – once you’ve learned these techniques you’ll wonder how you quilted without them!
Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Date: March 17
Level: Intermediate (or Machine Quilting I)
Machine Quilting - More Fills
Have you taken machine quilting classes but are still wanting to learn more fills and free-motion quilting patterns? If so this course is for you! We will explore even more fill designs that can be used in the background of your quilt blocks or enlarged to create an overall design. This course will expand on what we covered in the machine quilting series to add even more quilting effects to your repertoire so that you have more design options. We will cover Pebbling, various types of Echo (the variations on Echo are truly amazing), easy straight-line free-motion fills (they are easier than you think), and McTavishing and variations of each. You’ll love these new designs!
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Dates: April 14
Level: must have taken intro to machine quilting
Machine Quilted Feathers
Have you ever looked at machine quilted feathers and thought – that looks way too hard and I could never do it??  This is the class for you!  Come and let Katrina show you just how easy spectacular feathers are to quilt!  We will explore different feathers from the basic machine-quilted feather to more ornate and whimsical feathers.  Spectacular feathers are broken down into easy steps to achieve terrific results!
Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Date: Mar. 31
Level: must have taken intro to machine quilting
Hand Quilting
Want to learn the amazing art of hand quilting and discover how fun it can be to quilt your own quilt of any size?  Come and join Katrina to learn about needles and thread for hand quilting and how to get even stitches in no time!
February 18
 1:00 - 4:00


Crazy Shortcut Quilts with Katrina

Fridays starting Feb. 4 $70 In this class you will be making a “crazy” quilt with fat quarters instead of scraps! We’ll help you with fabric planning, coordinating the colors with your home decor and best of all you’ll be you will be using the decorative stitches on your sewing machine to do all of the quilting, in small and easily manageable sections. This class is for anyone from beginner to expert – but watch out because we change a few of the “traditional” quilt-making rules, making this a fun project that gives you a finished quilt in just hours!

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dates: Feb. 11, Feb. 25, March 10
Cost: Includes book, with additional patterns
Level: Beginner

Twister Ruler

$45 Saturday April 30 Join Katrina in learning how to create fabulous pinwheel projects with this new Twister tool that was just introduced at Quilt Market last fall. Twisters are new tools that have simplified an old technique with easy to follow instructions. The sky is the limit for projects that you can create with the Twister tool! It looks fabulous done in any size block – in this one day class we’ll make a table topper size so you can go on and make many other projects with the same technique!
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Date: Feb. 25, March 10
Book and template extra