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schenck-rinky-dinkFearless Free-motion:  Gain Confidence in Your Quilting

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9 a.m. to noon

Teacher:  Cheryl Schenck

This Class is Full

If you’ve taken a machine quilting class (or even if you haven’t) but the idea of actually turning your top into a quilt makes you nervous, this is the class for you! You will have fun and discover the ideal free motion pattern to get you over the hump and ready to tackle your own quilting projects. Along the way you will learn several tips to make machine quilting easier. No feathers, just fun!

Supplies:

  • Several (at least five, but more is better) quilt sandwiches, fat quarter size (approximately 18 x 22), with muslin or white fabric and good quality cotton batting. These do not have to be basted.
  • One fat quarter of a large-scale print (florals work great)
  • Your favorite color of good quality thread (which will go with your print). Recommended brands include Aurifil, Mettler, or King Tut.
  • Quilting gloves (recommended – available for purchase at $8 at class)
  • Sewing machine in good working order with extension table, if possible
  • Free motion foot
  • Machine needles — Schmetz quilting size 75/11 (or 90/14 if you’re using thicker thread)
  • Marking pen or pencil

Teacher bio:

Cheryl Schenck started quilting in 2003 and jumped into the deep in shortly thereafter. She has had quilts hang at several shows, including Quilt Expo and the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival. She is a certified TuffetSource affiliate as well as a certified McTavishing instructor. Her love of quilting is rooted in color and texture and she enjoys sharing her love of quilting with beginners as well as seasoned quilters.