Thursday, April 21, 2016

Weekend Workshop Warrier - Do you FMQ ?

Just back from a really great time with the Wiltwyck Quilter's Guild in Kingston, NY and I'm heading out the door for
an amazing Weekend of Workshops
in Arcade, NY.   

I'm looking forward to spending time with the lovely ladies at Creekside Fabrics, Quilts and Yarns and the 35+ patrons that have signed up for my Workshops -- Yippee!!  
Here's the lineup:

Friday Daytime -- We'll be learning FMQ Basics -- an Introductory class for those just learning to Free Motion Quilt on their home machines.
Friday Evening join us for a World of Susybee Trunk Show!

I've been busy quilting these lovely whimsical Play Mats and Growth Charts (some of which I'll be sharing at Spring Quilt Market in Salt Lake City -- can't wait) but....
 in addition to my collection of goodies we're teaming with Glynis from World of Susybee to see 30+ more samples.

Infant bedding, quilts, play mats, growth charts, animals, pillows, and
---- Inspiration Galore!
No Fee -- just donate a bag or box of diapers to a good cause.
Saturday - we're quilting the Lewe or Lal Play Mat by World of Susybee on our domestic machines. Panel play is an awesome way to hone your FMQ skills...

I'm really excited about the final Workshop of the Weekend.  On Sunday I'll be sharing Free Motion Quilting Basics using The QP Curve Templates by Linda Hrcka of The Quilted Pineapple.
I even created a new sample.
I used the #15 and #12 QP Curve Templates along side the brand new QP Edge to create this 18" x 25" table runner.   Sew much fun!
All Quilt Samples were quilted with
Aurifil Thread and
using Quilters Dream Batting... 
My Favorites
Will I see you this weekend ?

NO time for a "live" class
from a qualified professional?
Be sure to check out the
Craftsy Spring Class Sale
Top Classes at 50% off
through April 23rd...  

My collection of Craftsy
classes grows weekly.

The more we learn, the more we know!!  

Click the image for my link to the sale:

Finally -- For all those waiting on the next installment of our
2016 Free Motion Quilt Along...

Thank YOU for your patience.
We'll be sharing binding and sleeve information soon. 
Here's my version of the Lewe's Balloons Growth Chart.  
Many thanks to my sister Janet for adding the binding and hanging sleeve while I was in Kingston last weekend -  Love you!
OK - Time to get some rest -- I'll tie in with you soon.

Happy Quilting and have a blessed weekend.


More Info:
I'm booking Redbird Quilt Co. Lectures, Trunk Shows and Workshops for 2017.
If your Shop, Group or Guild is looking for programs or workshops I would love to hear from you.
Domestic Machine Quilting, Ruler Work {wink, wink},  Wool & Needle turn Applique - Technique or Project oriented workshops are available.

Send email inquiries to karen at redbirdquiltco dot com
or redbirdquiltco at gmail dot com
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  1. You do such pretty quilting! Love those sheep!

  2. You certainly are busy, lucky you to be able to quilt all the time! Lovely quilting!

  3. You rock!
    Wish I could join you. The sheep are me some great ideas for practice and Project Linus quilts! Enjoy your weekend!

  4. Girl you need to quit your day job and start teaching/quilting full time! You talent just grows and grows! I am so proud of you! xo jan

  5. Was a part of this past weekend - Just starting out FMQ. Can hardly wait to take another class with Karen. She is totally awesome and the best part is her blog and video support all that was taught and can be referred to continually. Superb job, Karen! Thank you for this weekend! Linda B.

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