I would love to teach your quilting group.
Here are the classes that I offer -
Beginning Free Motion Quilting on a Domestic Sewing Machine
In this beginner free motion quilting class my goal is to get people comfortable quilting their quilt tops on their home sewing machines.
Three quilting design elements, and their variations will be taught in this class.
This class is suitable for an absolute beginner, or some one with basic quilting skills ready to expand their quilting repertoire.
I have realized that one of the main stumbling blocks for beginner quilters is determining "What to quilt, and Where". Therefore I have made this one of the main focuses of the class. With the three quilting design elements that students will learn in this class, they should develop the confidence to quilt any of their pieced quilt tops.
Other topics that are covered in this class are batting, threads, and marking quilts.
Intermediate Free Motion Quilting on a Domestic Sewing Machine
This class expands on the previous beginner class by introducing two more quilting design elements and their variations.
This class is suitable for quilters wanting to add an artistic component to their quilts. The additional quilting design elements in this class will help students expand on the "What to quilt, and Where".
I can teach the above two classes as a combined weekend workshop. However, for absolute beginners I would recommend that there is an extended period of time between the classes, to give students the opportunity to get comfortable with machine quilting.
These classes can be customized to suit your group.
My skills extend beyond basic quilting, and I can teach a more advanced level of quilting if desired.
Invisible Machine Appliqué
Invisible machine appliqué mimics needle turned appliqué by hand.
In teaching this class I will be using my own beginner appliqué, mug rug pattern. There is also the option for me to design a pattern specifically for your group.
I have been creating things since my childhood, with an emphasis on fibre arts, including crazy quilting, Hardanger, Romanian point lace, tatting and other embroidery. Now I am focusing on quilting. I have designed patterns for quilting and embroidery.
I have taught creative arts to adults for almost twenty years. Starting with stained glass and embroidery, and now concentrating on quilting.
If you would like more information please contact me at joannethreadhead(at)gmail(dot)com