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Tuesday, 3 April 2018

2018 Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival

Although the list of workshops is not as yet posted on the festival site, I have started taking registration for the two classes I will be teaching this year at the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival.  Both involve free motion quilting. 
On Thursday, October 11, 2018,  I will be offering my very popular beginner class.  Entitled, "Free Motion Quilting for the Absolutely Terrified", the class is about confidence building. We start at the beginning with how to adjust thread tension (both top and bottom), learn about needle selection, thread delivery, marking, and lots more.  


 It's all about getting comfortable with your domestic machine, and with the process.


Our project for the day is a very simple whole cloth, which features following a marked line, echoing, and background fillers. 
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The second class I am offering is "Beginner Feathers".  Note that this is a beginner feather class, NOT a beginner free motion class.  This workshop will be held on Friday, October 12, 2018, from 9 am to 3 pm.  It will cover instruction for 3 different approaches to creating free motion feathers:  easy, bump, and hook. 






  Once you've decided on your favourite feather stitching method, we'll do all-over feathers, for a fabulous background fill. 
The class project will be a small whole-cloth, featuring a wreath and some feathery swirls.
You can find more information on both classes here,as well as a link for online registration.  These classes are limited in size.  If you have questions, email me here. 

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