Mid-Appalachian Quilt Conference

Registration starts today! I am teaching at the Mid-Appalachian Quilters conference in Emmitsburg, Maryland, July 10, 11 and 12. Many of my friends have attended the conference, both as instructors and as quilters taking classes. This year I get to join the fun! Here is a peek at my two brand new classes.
On Friday I will be teaching a really fun class called Geometric Quilting in Layers. You won't believe all the things we can do with little four inch blocks and the beautiful quilts that result. The focus is on piecing techniques with a few little appliquéd center squares thrown in, for a no-stress day of sewing and quilting.
 



111 Geometric Quilting In Layers

  • Instructor: Terry Kramzar
  • Project Size: As desired. Enough batting provided for approximately 20″ x 20″ but this technique allows for easily enlarging and custom sizing the project at any time.
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Method: Machine / Applique / Pieced / Machine Quilting / Fusing
  • Project Rating: Easy
  • Sewing Machine: Yes, preferably with zigzag stitch
  • Description: Bring your gorgeous fabrics and play with color and texture. Create a small geometric art quilt to learn an innovative technique. Not free motion quilting- just straight stitching with a regular foot. No tension problems, no knots, no thread breaking, no learning curve! Quilt through the 4 inch squares, one at a time, through the top and batting only. Learn how to add center squares, slices, thread painting and more. Combine silk and cotton fabrics and many kinds of quilting threads to make a unique piece of art. Then sew the pre-quilted blocks together, add the backing and quilt through all three layers. Is this “quilt as you go”? Not really! We do not sew the backing on in little 4 inch squares, but all in one piece. At that point you can be finished quilting. Next step binding! I will teach a perfect Knife Edge Binding for an artful finish.
  • Skills Taught: Layered machine quilting, machine applique, raw edge fuse and finish, sewing with silk, slice insertion, thread painting, knife edge finishing
  • Additional Class Fees: $10 kit fee includes fusible batting and SquareCenterRuler


On Saturday and Sunday I will teach how I take an image and make a pattern to create a quilt. At my lectures, many have been intrigued by the process from start to finish. Designing a Quilt in Layers uses your design to learn the steps to sew your own stunning quilt. Here are two examples of my quilts and the kind of image that works well.

 

411 Designing a Quilt in Layers

  • Instructor: Terry Kramzar
  • Project Size: 20″ x 20″
  • Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
  • Method: Machine / Applique / Pieced / Machine Quilting / Fusing
  • Project Rating: Moderate/Challenging
  • Sewing Machine: Yes, preferably with zigzag stitch
  • Description: Create your own design and make a small quilt using the QUlting in Layers technique. In this class you will learn how to make a line drawing of your subject on acetate, size the drawing using a projector, and transfer it to a grid. We will then refine and edit the drawing to make a sewable pattern. You will learn to “Quilt in Layers” to create an interesting and varied background, adding machine applique for your subject. Don't want to draw your own? I will have some flower drawings to trace to compose your own design. This is a two-day class that meets on Saturday-Sunday. The image shown below is an example of the type of image that participants could use in the Designing a Quilt in Layers class. It is not a pattern! See the supply list for more information.
  • Skills Taught: Drawing a design and making a pattern. Layered machine quilting, machine applique, raw edge fuse and finish.
  • Additional Class Fees: $15 kit fee includes grid paper, acetate, heavy freezer paper, glue and fine tip, fusible batting and SquareCenterRuler


The roster of instructors and the variety of classes at MAQ is awesome. I can't wait for July. Come and join us!

 


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Comments

  1. Stephanie says:

    Congratulations,Terry! You are an awesome teacher and person! I know anyone who signs up for one of your classes will love it!

  2. Christine says:

    Great presentations & projects. Go Terry!