Beginning Modern Quilting
Start quilting with foolproof tips for machine setup and techniques for accurate rotary cutting. Then try our Accuquilt cutting system to reduce your cutting time in half. Breeze through cutting units such as half-square triangles, double rectangles, flying geese and tri-recs. (Learn the quilter’s vocabulary too!) Next, discover tricks for easy piecing and sewing perfectly straight seams for matching corners. Using these strategies, you will create a quilt top uniquely your own.
Course level: Beginner
Instructor: Ellen Schmidt ($90)
Ellen’s formal training in architecture and historic preservation heavily influences this self-professed, technique junkie’s approach to quilting. She continuously experiments with new methods and materials for streamlining, but maintaining a high-level of craftsmanship, the quilt-construction process. As a quilt-maker and designer, Ellen’s sheer love of fabric and the quilting community itself that inspires her. She is a founding member of the Sacramento Modern Quilt Guild and is active in several local guilds. She loves all styles, from antique to traditional to modern, and encourages everyone to follow their heart.