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Ebony Love
Award-winning author and quilter Ebony Love is recognized as one of the leading experts in fabric die-cutting techniques, and is the author of The Big Little Book of Fabric Die Cutting Tips.

Originally born in Denver, Colorado, Ebony has lived all over the United States and now calls Illinois home. She picked up long-arm quilting to get unburied from all the quilt tops she was finishing and is now the resident long-arm columnist for Quilty Magazine. She works from her public studio.

You'll see Ebony's fondness for bright prints and an unabashed use of batiks and solids. She considers herself a traditional quilter who uses modern tools and color palettes and of course if it can't be die cut, it isn't getting made!

For more about Ebony, go to lovebugstudios.com or the public studio at madecreativestudio.com.



STITCHES Midwest 2018 Classes
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Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1086 Easy The Answer to Y-Seams: Piecing Angles Using Die-cuts Do you avoid machine-pieced hexagons because you dread the Y-seam? Learn how to achieve these six-sided shapes with only straight-line seams and strip piecing and, of course-if it can't be die cut, Ebony isn't making it, so you will die cut the pieces. Then you'll discover how those cuts remove the guess-work from aligning angled shapes. Make fast work of this 10" square-friendly project and leave class with all your pieces cut and several rows of your quilt pieced. Depending on color placement, your future hexagon-based designs can be intricate or improvisational.

Note: Must have experience piecing an accurate 1/4" seam.

Note: Die cutters and sewing machines provided for in-class use.


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Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1087 Intermediate Orange Peel with a Twist of Lime: piecing and applique using die-cuts Creating intricate curved blocks is no longer out of reach! If you’ve been intimidated by piecing curves and think fusible applique is cheating, learn to take the fuss out of the sewing and achieve a professional finish. Ebony provides a kit for this beautiful mock-applique block, and helps you make quick work of the cutting by using a die cutter. Leave class with a gorgeous block, options for setting it into a larger quilt, and tons of ideas for future projects.

Note: Must have experience piecing an accurate 1/4" seam.

Note: Die cutters and sewing machines provided for in-class use.
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Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1088 Intermediate Whirly Swirly Lightning-Fast Drunkard's Path Only two things are keeping you from making a drunkard’s path block: cutting them and sewing them!  Ebony shows you easy ways to do both. See how easy it is to cut the curved units of this versatile block using a fabric die cutter. Learn a radical technique for piecing curves without pins, glue, or other fancy tools. Once you get the hang of the technique, you’ll learn how to arrange your units into a variety of exciting blocks, such as this whirly swirly block.  Leave class with one block pieced and your brain swirling with new ideas!

Note: Must have experience piecing an accurate 1/4" seam. 

Note: Die cutters and sewing machines provided for in-class use.
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Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1085 Easy Hopscotch Block Party: Easy Piecing and Block Exchange There’s no party like a Hopscotch Block Party! Make new friends, swap fabric, and learn a new quilt block in this fun and energizing class. (Jelly roll and charm pack friendly.)  Ebony provides a kit with the neutral fabrics to add a cohesive look to the blocks. (" Psst, it's like putting some of my stash into everyone's quilts.") We’ll make modified, framed, 9-patch blocks, slice them up, and exchange them in class. Then the real fun begins as we rearrange all the exchanges into new blocks and continue the scrappy look in the stashing and binding. Both beginner and veteran quiltmakers are welcome and encouraged to join us for this fun day of sewing.

Note: Must have experience operating a sewing machine and sewing a straight stitch.

Note: Sewing machines provided for in-class use.