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The following two workshops will be presented during the 2018 Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival

Amherst, Nova Scotia October 9-13, 2018


Workshop # 1


Free Motion Quilting For The Absolutely Terrified

If you long to quilt your own quilt tops but are lacking in confidence and unsure how to get started in free motion quilting, this class may be just the ticket.

We will cover the basics of free motion machine quilting including needle and thread selection, basting, batting, and machine tension. 

Sample squares will be stitched with various techniques including stippling and meandering, following a marked line, echo quilting, and background fillers. 

We will then apply what we have learned to mark, baste, and free motion quilt the miniature whole cloth pictured in green below. Many quilts will be shown for inspiration.

There is no pre-requisite for this beginner free-motion class, however you need to be comfortable with your sewing machine; this is beginner free-motion, not beginner sewing.


This class will be offered during the 2018 Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival in Amherst, Nova Scotia.

Thursday October 11, 2018 

Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Where: TBA

Cost: $65 + tax ($74.75)

Email to register.  Complete supply list to be provided upon registration.



Workshop # 2

Beginner Free Motion Feathers


If feathers are something you've been longing to try but need a little boost in the bravery department, then come join me for a day of instruction and encouragement in the fine art of feather quilting. Feathers look impressive on a quilt, but really are not difficult to stitch. We will draw feathers first with a pencil and then with the needle of our sewing machines. To get started, we may mark a feather or two but mostly they will be stitched free hand without marking. Class instruction will cover three different approaches to formal feathers - easy, bump, and hook.  Once you have found the style that suits you best, we will move on to creating overall feathers, and ways to embellish ours feathers.

 Prerequisite for the workshop is experience and comfort with free motion quilting. Although this is a beginning feathers class, it is not a beginner free motion class so you should have the basic skills tucked under your belt.  


This class will be offered during the 2018 Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival in Amherst, Nova Scotia.

Friday Ocotber 12, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: TBA
Cost: $65 + tax

Email to register.  Complete supply list to be provided upon registration.

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