Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Hand Quilting 101 Workshop

HAND QUILTING 101 WORKSHOP with Barbara M. Burnham

Sat, Apr 22, 2017 at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Visit Spring Water Designs for details:
9691 Gerwig Lane Suite G, Columbia MD 21046

Have you wanted to learn to quilt by hand? Maybe you would like to improve your hand quilting stitches, or try a new technique?  Would you like to sit next to someone who can guide you step by step? Join us to learn the basics of hand quilting. Work on a practice quilt piece, a wall hanging or pillow, or bring your current hand quilting project. Try several methods of quilting by hand, with or without a hoop or frame, even if you have never quilted by hand before. 

Barbara uses a video projection system so everyone can see closeups, as well as one-on-one guidance with each student. She will bring her award winning quilts, and several antique quilts for your inspiration. A selection of quilting designs will be provided.

Topics covered:
How to choose fabrics, threads, and batting
Choose the best tools for hand quilting
Basting the quilt sandwich
Selecting a designs for your quilt
Marking tools, how to mark quilting designs and grids, no mark methods
Several ways to do hand quilting stitches
Lap Quilting, or By-the-Block
Begin and end threads with knots, or with no knots
Quilt straight lines, curves, and feathers
Hide colored threads to prevent shadowing
Handling a large quilt
Plans to make your own quilt frame (handout)
Tips and techniques to make your hand quilting easy and fun
New! Big Stitch Quilting techniques

Keep Stitching!
Barbara M. Burnham
(c) 2017 Barbara M. Burnham. All rights reserved. Reproduction of any kind is expressly prohibited without prior written authorization.

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