Quilt image detail, above: Vine #2 by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry

Information about the classes I am teaching during QuiltWeek, September 13-16, 2023

Artistry through Appliqué

Wednesday, September 13

I will relate through a digital slide show and amusing anecdotes how I create my art quilts that look like paintings. From a unique pattern-drawing method to fabric selection, quilting and binding, my entire process is explained in this lecture-format class. Bring your questions; I'll have answers!
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Yes, You Can Stipple!

Wednesday, September 13

This is a fast-paced beginners' class for learning basic free-motion quilting techniques on a domestic machine. The class is structured around a series of quilt "sandwiches" that will get everyone stitching. Students will also learn about the relationship between needle, thread and tension and learn how to adjust it successfully.
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Precision Machine Piecing - Santa Fe Stonework

Thursday, September 14

Whether you are just getting started making quilt tops or you would like to elevate your piecing skills to blue-ribbon status, this class is a must! With easy lessons and plenty of "Aha!" moments, this seemingly simple project class will teach you helpful practices to incorporate into your own sewing skills.
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Learn Hidden Hand Applique for Beginners: Add Your Heart

Friday, September 15

Using a very basic pattern -- only two pieces on a pre-printed background -- I will teach you the overlapping, pre-turned edge appliqué technique he uses to create his award-winning pictorial art quilts. If you are afraid of hand applique, this fun and informative workshop is for you. Experience the joy and satisfaction of hand applique! Topics include using freezer paper templates, turning seam allowances, and an invisible stitching method.
See PDF for more info.

Adobe Photoshop Tips for Quilters

Saturday, September 16

Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop in this fun lecture/demo class. File types, color adjusting, layering, image editing and more will be covered, and a handout is provided. The class is designed as an overview for those who have little, no, or some experience with the program, or for those who are just curious -- it's fun and informative!
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AQS QuiltWeek presents Game Night!

Friday, September 13; 5 p.m.

Join me as I host a special quilt-themed, friendly fun-and-games night in Grand Rapids!