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June 26 – 27, 2021, Art and Stitch: Just for Quilters

June 26, 2021 @ 9:00 am - June 27, 2021 @ 5:00 pm CDT


Quilters, do you think of yourselves as artists? For all the love and effort you invest into your quilts, I certainly hope so. Well, if there’s ever been a doubt in your mind, this is the class to clear it up!

This June 26th and 27th, join me for the virtual renaissance of one of my most popular courses:  Art and Stitch for Quilters!

In this hands-on class, you’ll develop all the skills you need to design and implement beautiful patterns and motifs from scratch using the extensive catalogue of tools available in the Art and Stitch software.

You’ll begin your journey by getting familiar with the program’s user interface, and the many resources available to designers both on and offline.  Then, you’ll dive right in– using the drawing and editing tools to create designs, split and connect them, produce them in a continuous line, and save them for your specific machine format. 

Designing from inspiration and drawing over backdrops, you’ll learn to use the Magic Wand, Magic Circle, and Magic Square tools, and to explore the mysteries of Magic Rays and Echo Quilting.  In addition to creating your own designs from scratch, you’ll learn to modify and repurpose designs that you and others have previously drawn, and ultimately how to migrate your designs to your quilting system!

Before we part, we’ll dip our toes into auditioning designs over photos of your quilt tops, briefly explore designing with fonts, and touch on implementing motif fills and outlines.  Naturally, there will always be time for questions– whether about material we’ve covered during the class, or a quilting quandary from your own journey!

Quilters, keep in touch with your creativity!

Class size is limited – reserve your spot early!  Applicants to this class should be comfortable using Zoom to communicate, and should ensure the stability of their connection, as well as the fidelity of their voice and video communication prior to the day of the class! A simple Zoom tutorial can be found here.

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