Quilt Festival Houston 2021

Information about the classes I am teaching during Festival


Turned-Edge, Layered Hand Applique

Monday, October 25

Create an appliqu├ęd flower block. Choosing the proper fabrics makes all the difference in creating representational art. Topics includes fussy-cutting fabric, using freezer paper templates and mastering a virtually invisible applique stitch. The kit for the class includes all materials.
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Pictorial Hand Applique

Tuesday, October 26

Using his hummingbird kit as a project, David will teach you the technique he uses to create his award-winning animal portraiture art quilts. If you are afraid of hand applique, this fun and informative workshop is for you. Topics include using freezer paper templates, turning seam allowances, and an invisible stitching method.
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Yes, You Can Stipple!

Wednesday, October 27

Using a series of specific quilt sandwiches, build your confidence and find your own 'rhythm' while learning to free-motion quilt on a HandiQuilter Capri 18 quilting machine. Everything you need is supplied in the class kit fee! This popular class fills quickly - register early.
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Fill in the Blanks

Wednesday, October 27

Staring at open spaces? Not sure which design you want to use on your quilt? Do you hate making feathers? David will show you fun ways to fill in the blanks, from easy stippling and loop-de-loop and to easy grid work and organic motifs.
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Introducing the HQ Capri

Thursday, October 28

Frustrated with cramming your quilt into the small throat of your domestic machine? Thinking about upsizing to a stationary/sit-down longarm? David Taylor has been quilting on these machines for more than a decade and will introduce you to all the exciting, easy features of the HQ Capri by Handi Quilter.
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Feel the Rhythm

Thursday, October 28

"You can't play in the orchestra, unless you show up for rehearsal. Before you attend the rehearsal, you need to practice regularly." This is my view for free-motion quilting. This class will start beginners off with simple movement exercises to strengthen your free-motion abilities. Once you learn the notes, you'll be ready for a symphony!
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Timing and Tension

Friday, October 29

We'll start with the basics of how a quilting machine operates and progress to tension control and rhythm. You'll learn how to properly adjust tension with hands-on lessons regarding needle sizes and thread weights. Find out how easy it is on the HandiQuilter Capri 18. Fun and informative.
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Rhythm and Hues

Saturday, October 30

This easy snowflake block serves as a backdrop for learning disciplines and techniques to master points. From fabric preparation to rotary cutting to stitching and the importance of pressing, all topics are covered.
Students need two fat quarters; a pattern fee applies.
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