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Friday 03/23/2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Walking Foot Quilting: Beyond the Ditch with Catherine Redford
Learn how to finish your quilts on your domestic machine while enjoying all the control of a walking foot with the author of Modern Machine Quilting. We will start with a brief discussion of how to prepare your tops for quilting, including marking and basting. Then we will stitch samples of different styles, including modern grids, matchstick quilting, and spirals. Finish with a look at Catherine's work to inspire you to go home and turn your tops into quilts.
Note: Machines provided for use in the class.
_Ten 12" squares of solid-color fabric
_Two 12"-square pieced blocks of any design
_Six 12" squares of low-loft cotton batting
_Colored 12-wt cotton thread
_Fifty 1" safety pins
_Blue painter's tape
_Rotary ruler 12" or longer (we will have some, but it's good to bring yours)
_Small trash bag
_Patchwork/Quilting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Seam ripper