This hands-on class moves beyond information and involves students in LOTS of doodling and quilting, interspersed with valuable information and hints to help you complete quality quilts and learn the “ins and outs” of free motion quilting on your sewing machine. Learn control and some great quilt designs with “Quilting Calisthenics”, a method developed by the instructor that teaches control of our hands, fabric and machine while stitching designs that have been in our memory since childhood. A great and fast way to start free motion quilting! Then move to simple loops and add in some classic motifs. Finally, take out the loops and add in flowers and leaves. By the end of the day you will have not only head knowledge but hands-on experience to go home and enjoy free motion quilting.
Class Structure: 9:30am setup, class starts promptly at 10-4pm on Saturday, October 7, with 1 hour for lunch and breaks as needed
Instructor Info: Penny Olive lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming; she has a love and passion for free
motion quilting that she has developed over the past 10 years. She began her free motion adventure on her domestic sewing machine(6” throat) and progressed in a short time to completing quilts from wall hangings to king size bed quilts for both herself and professionally. She has won ribbons for her quilting and has had award winning customer quilts displayed at the local annual quilt show. Penny has been teaching free motion quilting since January 2014.
Quilting Basics for Beginners
Beginning Quilting classes will be starting September 14, 6 p.m. at Lickety Stitch. Choosing fabric, cutting with the rotary cutter, learning how to make accurate 1/4" seams, piecing, quilting and binding a quilt will all be covered. You will leave the class with a completed lap-size or baby quilt. Class starts Thursday September 14 at 6 pm and each Thursday for 6-8 weeks. If this time does not work for you, please call so we can establish a session time that will work for you. Cost of the class is $60. Includes instruction manual. Call to register or if you have questions. 307-334-9963