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NO SKILLS REQUIRED Absolutely no experience necessary. Valuable for all levels of the craft.
EASY Participants with basic skills.
INTERMEDIATE Participants have solid basic skills.
ADVANCED Participants have solid skills and experience in the craft, ready to explore or refine.
English-born Catherine Redford learned to knit and sew at an early age, keeping her family's Barbie dolls and action men well dressed. After relocating from London to Naperville, Illinois, she started quilting in 1998 and discovered a new passion in her life. Five years after taking her first quilting class, she began to teach. An award-winning quilter, active member of her local guilds, and popular teacher at local and national levels, Catherine also co-founded the Naperville Modern Quilters Guild.
An author, frequent magazine contributor, and guest on Quilting Arts TV, Catherine has two DVDs on modern machine quilting techniques and a book, Modern Machine Quilting: Make a Perfectly Finished Quilt on Your Home Machine, published in March 2017.
For more about Catherine, go to catherineredford.com.
STITCHES United 2018 Classes
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Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm SOLD OUT
9057 Easy Walking Foot Quilting: Beyond the Ditch
Learn how to finish your quilts on a domestic machine while enjoying all the control of a walking foot. We will start with a brief discussion of preparing 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: Sewing machines provided for use in class.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
9056 Easy Steps to Successful Free-Motion Quilting
Discover the magic of free-motion quilting. After drawing our patterns on paper, we'll put the feed dogs down and begin stitching on quilt sandwiches in a relaxed, no-criticism-allowed setting. Try lots of different designs to find your personal favorites. This class is designed to give the beginning or hesitant machine quilter a confidence boost, ready to return home and practice.
Note: Sewing machines provided for in-class use.Â
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm SOLD OUT
9058 No skills required Introduction to Folk Art Embroidery
Start by learning or being reminded of some basic embroidery stitches on a specially designed pre-printed sampler. Then learn some novel embellishment techniques that add to the fun. Learn how Catherine transfers her own designs onto dark-colored backgrounds. Enjoy the relaxed tempo and reconnect with hand work!
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9059 Easy The Wool Applique Experience
Learn the techniques required for successful whip-stitch wool applique while working on a small piece that can be finished into a needle case or pin cushion. You'll discover how easy it is to embellish and add further dimension to your project with beautiful embroidery stitches.