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Teaching Locally in Arizona

This summer I will be teaching some really fun classes at my local quilt shop, Scrapbooks ETC. If you are in Arizona or perhaps will be vacationing here I would really love for you to join me!

Scrap Buster Class

Scrap Buster Sewing Machine CoverWhen: June 11, 2014 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Scrapbooks ETC in Mesa, AZ Register: Pre-register for the Scrap Buster Class on their shop website. The first class I will be teaching is the Scrap Buster Class which is based on the Scrap Buster pattern I just published a few weeks ago. Do you have a massive amount of scraps? Well its time to start using them up! In this class we will be making the Scrap Buster sewing machine cover. The class includes instructions on how to customize the cover to fit any size sewing machine, instructions on how to foundation piece the improvisational strip blocks, full assembly instructions, and quilting suggestions for your own Scrap Buster sewing machine cover/mat. Also includes an extra quilt idea! I will also be sharing a few tips and tricks as we go. You can download the class supply list and full details here.

Cross Stitch Quilting Class

cross-my-heart-webWhen: June 25, 2014 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Scrapbooks ETC in Mesa, AZ  (I will also be teaching this on June 21st for all PHXMQG Members) Register: Pre-register for the Cross Stitch Quilting Class on their shop website.

You love the look of Cross Stitching, but not the handwork? Well, get out your rotary cutters and fabric to learn “Cross Stitch Quilting”. In this class we will make the Cross My Heart mini quilt. I will show you multiple different ways to piece the cross stitch block along with some tips to help speed up the process. I will also be sharing some inspiration of other design you could make with this fun block. You can download the class supply list and full details here.

Beginner Modern Quilting

beginner-quilting-class-photoWhen: This is a 3 part class on July 17, 24, 31 from 5:30p.m. - 9:00p.m at Scrapbooks ETC in Mesa, AZ Register: Pre-register for the Beginner Modern Quilting Class on their shop website.

I will take you through every step of the quilting process from choosing fabrics to labeling your finished quilt. Along the way you will learn some very important tricks and tips which will help you build a strong foundation, giving you greater accuracy and quality in your quilting projects. In this three-part class we will be making a crib size version of the Concerto Quilt. You can download the class supply list and full details here.

If you are not in Arizona, but know of anyone who is I would love it if you would pass this along!



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