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Rick Mondragon
Rick Mondragon, Knitter's Magazine editor 2000–2017, has been knitting and sewing for over 45 years. His passion for color is obvious in his work, but underlying all his designs are technique, fit, and construction. He has been teaching for 30 years, offering ideas and insight for perfecting skills with needles, hooks, yarn, fiber, fabric, and thread. Rick loves the challenge of garment design and deconstructing and translating a pattern into words. With STITCHES uniting, he now has time and reason to explore deep into the fiber arts.


STITCHES United 2018 Classes
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Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9052 No skills required Quilt-as-you-go Sampler Here is a chance to sample quilting. With the quilt-as-you-go method, you'll piece and quilt your block at the same time. This sew-and-flip process is quick, neat, and fun.
Choose log cabin, square within a square, string piecing, or create your own design with Rick's clever insertion ideas. Your sample can easily become a cushion cover, a placemat, a wall hanging, or the beginning of a new quilt adventure. Rick will show an easy binding method and discuss ways to assemble the blocks into a larger piece as well.
Note: Sewing machines provided for use in the classroom.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5163 Easy Stop Turning: Knitting & Purling Backwards My favorite knitting trick is to stop turning! If you hate purling, are unhappy with your uneven tension, or simply aren't crazy about flipping that 400-stitch basket-weave afghan around every time it's time to do a WS row, learn the joy of never turning! We will learn how to put the knit stitch and the purl stitch in reverse, as well as learn basic decreases, short rows, and picking up stitches backwards. Knitting and purling backwards is great for entrelac, bobbles, short rows, and chart work.



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