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Catherine Redford
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 West 2019 Classes
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Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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!
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 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.
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Friday 9:00 am - 10:30 am
1201 Easy Embellished Embroidery Stitches Start with basic chain, back and running stitches and take them from good to great with some fun embellishment techniques.
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Friday 11:00 am - 12:30 pm     SOLD OUT
1104 Easy Dorset Buttons: the Basics Dorset buttons have a history dating back to the seventeenth century in the UK. Learn the basics to create your own buttons you can use to embellish your next knitting project, a purse or even make into unique jewelry.

Note: A $3 kit fee for rings and needle will be collected in class.
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Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 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!
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Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9084 Intermediate Further Steps in Folk Art Embroidery You've got the basic embroidery stitches mastered, now it's time to add to your stitch vocabulary. We'll work on a pre-printed sampler as we learn crested chain, bullion stitch, drizzle stitch, and lots more that will enhance your next embroidery project. We'll also discuss how Catherine includes her embroideries in her quilts.

Note: Need to have taken class 9058 Intro to Folk Art Embroidery or have knowledge of the basics.
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Saturday 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
1202 No skills required Choose and Transfer Motifs for Embroidery Learn how Catherine chooses motifs for her hand embroidery, makes them suitable for use, and transfers them to light and dark fabrics. You'll go home with a design all ready to stitch!
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Saturday 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
1200 No skills required Needle Weaving for Beginners Recycle a few favorite yarn scraps as you learn how to do traditional needle weaving. Your class project is this handy little case for hand-sewing needles.
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Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1203 Easy Beading on Fabric Learn how to add sparkle and pizzazz to your quilts, clothing, and home dec projects! This class will include the techniques that form the basics of beading on fabric, including curved and straight line beading and scatter stitches. We will also explore several beaded edge treatments, dangles, and fringes.
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Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1204 No skills required Introduction to English Paper Piecing Intrigued by the English Paper Piecing craze? Learn the basics for completely hand-basted, hand-stitched hexagons and other straight-sided shapes while making a mug rug or mini quilt. Lots of tips for successful stitching, right from the start.