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We don't normally have tow classes taught by the same teacher starting on the same date, but this weekend is an exception. Lily Kern's two classes are very different.
Do you have many quilt tops sitting in the cupboard waiting to be quilted? How about joining my other new students and learn how to quilt your own quilt tops.... I'm eager to start you on this wonderful journey of quilting. Recently I updated the class, adding a new design and new videos, including an introduction video.
It's not too late to join in some of these classes, but registration closes soon.... Here is a brief outline of what each is about.
I know if I had an embroidery module on my sewing machine that I'd be wanting to make the most use of it. I know Joanne Winn does with all the wonderful embroideries I've seen from her. So inspiring! The class Joanne has starting this week is beyond the basics, not for the beginner but rather to get more out of your machine. Why not take that extra step and who better to do it with than Joanne, the expert in her field?
I'm doing a blog Stitch Along for March which includes lots of scraps (could be considered a crazy block by some). When I was looking up which classes were starting this week, I realized that the techniques one learns in Joanne Winn's class "Embroidery on Patchwork" would be really cool to incorporate in this sort of work. I can just picture a large quilt, a great way to use up scraps and learn new techniques at the same time.
Screen Printing is something I have never tried because I always thought it would be expensive and I'd need a lot of equipment, but after reading Shirley Goodwin's class, I realize that I've been missing out on what looks like, a whole bunch of fun. Shirley may not be well known around the world, but she certainly is in New Zealand. She is list mum for our Kiwi Quilter's group and owner of Tillia Dyes.
Ever made a quilt with just two fabrics? To tell you the truth, I never really thought about it until I saw Nancy Chong's class "Two Fabric Applique". I was totally amazed how fantastic these look. It just makes me want to grab two fabrics and work along too. I wonder what made Nancy think of this creative idea...
Do you consider yourself a quilter or a designer - perhaps both? It is fun to make someone's pattern, but it is even more fun to design and create one of your own. Something personal, or unique to you. The big question is, where do you start? The simple answer is "inspiration". If you think about it, we are all inspired by something no matter what we do, but we know that it takes more than only inspiration to get a finished quilt.
When I saw Lily Kerns class I wondered what digital fabrics was all about. I took a closer look and discovered that Lily generates and manipulates images digitally ready to print on to fabric, and then of course, prints them. Very clever I thought. All you need is your computer and being a little familiar with how to use a picture editing program, a digital camera and plenty of fabric sheets. Oh and I should say, make sure you have plenty of ink in your printer. Once you start playing, you'll want to start printing and using your fabrics.