August 27,28 and 29, 2015
S&B Studio welcomes Lynn Blevins, International Quilting Educator, from Vancouver to our studio in late August for a series of 6 quilting classes. Whether you own a longarm, are wondering if long arm quilting is for you, you quilt with your domestic or other sit down machine, we hope you join us for one or all of our classes to learn new skills and techniques to finish your quilts.
Lynn Blevens has spent the last 26 years in the education profession as a teacher and most recently as a prinicipal. She brings with her a love of learning and teaching, expert organizational and classroom skills, and a great interest in all things textile to her new path as a Handi Quilter National Educator.
Lynn owns and loves her HQ24 Fusion® and HQ Pro-Stitcher® machines, and recently added an HQ Sweet Sixteen® to her collection. She enjoys exploring all that is possible with Handi Quilter machines, and is happy to share her experience and discoveries with quilters everywhere.
Lynn and her husband have had many life-changing events in the last few years, including getting married, embracing two little dogs, and adopting a foster boy from Lynn’s previous school. They reside in southwest Washington (or Vancouver) just across the river from Oregon
Fun of Finishing
Your quilt top is done. Now how do you start to quilt it? Learn how to select, resize and apply attractive designs: how to make a pantograph; and an overview of dot-to-dot stitching. Techniques taught apply to hand and machine quilters, any skill level and any machine. Overcome the obstacles and start finishing your quilts.
Date: Thursday Aug, 27 9:00 – 12:00 – Price $50.00
Edge to Edge the Easy Way
The most popular method of finishing quilts is to quilt continuous lines designs from one edge of the quilt to the other edge. Groovy boards and pantographs make it easy to achieve beautiful quilting, quickly and easily. Learn tips and tricks for accurate placement and consistency when advancing your quilt.
Date: Thursday, Aug. 27 1:00 – 4:00 – Price $50.00
Feathers That Amaze
Quilted feathers always add style to any quilt, and you can learn to create these beautiful elements in many different styles. Learn how to draw and stitch feathers by several different paths, add fills and adjust feathers to a variety of geometric spaces. Add style and elegance with feathers using several different techniques.
Date: Friday, Aug. 28 9:00 – 12:00 – Price $50.00
Modern quilting designs enhance quilts in a different way than traditional designs. Learn to draw traditional fills and then change them up with a variety of techniques to create exciting new looks. What’s old is new – with a twist.
Date: Friday, Aug. 28 - 1:00 – 4:00 – Price $50.00
Rule Your Quilt
If you are hesitant about using rulers, you will love them after this class. Learn to handle rulers and templates safely and properly with the ruler base, as well as how to work with rulers to achieve amazing designs.
Date: Saturday , Aug. 29 - 9:00 – 12:00 – Price $50.00
HQ Pro-Stitchers is an intuitive computer-guided quilting system designed especially for use with HandiQuilter Longarm Quilting machines. You don’t have to be a techie to learn elegant and precise quilting possibilities with ProStitcher. Whether you're considering a quilting business or simply want to finish your own quilts, come see what elegant and precise quilting is possible with HQ Pro-Stitcher
Date: Saturday , Aug. 29 - 1:00 – 4:00 – Price $50.00
Each demo/hands on 3 hour class will be held in the new classroom area at
S&B Quilting Studio 147 N Howell, Pinckney, MI.
To Register: Phone 734-648-0188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment due at time of registration.