Three Great Classes and an Event Coming Up!

Three classes and a event with 10 hours of classes are coming up, all on Zoom, that you can sign up for. All are great bargains for the amount of material covered. There is something for almost everyone here, so read on for the details.

First, I am going to try once again to have a Zoom class on my Well Loved Quilt Repair. I did a wait list last year and did not get enough interest to go ahead. Well Loved Quilt Repair pulls together my tips and tricks, and organizes the program according to the types of repairs needed.  Everything from small holes, and dog chewed corners up to major damage is covered, with advice on starting your own repair business.  Class time runs about 75-90 minutes, class fee $35 invoiced from Paypal to the email address you provide. Fill out the form if you’d like to be on the wait list for a class this summer 2023. Click HERE to add your name to the list. When I have enough interest to form a class, I’ll email everyone with some proposed dates and times to suit most. If you were on the wait list last year, please sign up again using the current link.

Next, for those with fancy computerized embroidery machines, doing a quick motif or complicated design is easy. But for the rest of us, embroidery by machine needs special techniques, and embroidery by hand is often the only choice. This virtual live class event will address both those needs, with 11 instructors and 10 sessions in an all day virtual live event.

Stitch your way to new skills and threads of inspiration at Embroidery Extravaganza! Get stitching with 11 award-winning artisanal instructors for a vibrant multi-class event on embroidery, one of the most popular meditative crafts practiced worldwide. This event features vibrant classes on stitches, motifs, methods, and more skill-building and imaginative lessons to take your embroidery to the next level both hand and machine!

For my readers all over the world, especially those in the southern hemisphere, you don’t have to watch it live. Once you pay for the course, all the segments will be available to watch beginning May 14. So you can sign up, and watch at your convenience, PLUS they are yours forever! The videos do not expire. It is a fantastic deal for hours of classes with the coupon code below.

Thursday, May 11th at 9 am (Pacific Time), Noon (Eastern Time)

Available May 14th with no expiration!

Virtual swag bag will be yours on sign up. Plus participants are entered to win the main prize giveaway!

Starting with a keynote with renowned embroidery, ribbonwork, crazy quilting, and multi-media artist Christen Brown, you’ll get tips, tricks, and sage advice gleaned from many years of taking a needle and thread to cloth. This lecture will explore Christen’s four forms of embroidery stitches: traditional, silk ribbon, raised and textured, and beaded. Bursting with color, a colorful gallery of crazy-pieced and whole cloth designs — from old school to contemporary, feminine to fanciful, classic to avant-garde — showcase her techniques and intricate stitchwork, best described as “Embellishment to the Point of Explosion.” Christen will also have a breakout session focusing on Silk Ribbon Embroidery.

Then, gain access to join 10 40-minute workshops to learn about crewel and free-form embroidery, basic embroidery stitches and techniques, adding silk ribbon to projects, getting started with the art of modoko (kogin motifs), machine embroidery hacks for success, finding your personal style, and so much more! The instructors’ practical approaches simplify all things embroidery into mindful practices that you can apply right away. With encouragement and inspiring showcase of work, they instill confidence and creativity anyone can use daily. Here are a couple more of the classes offered on this event:

Jo Avery will demonstrate a range of crewel embroidery stitches as we create this modern sampler design stitched on wool felt. Using techniques from her book Modern Crewel Embroidery, she will teach you practical stitches for filling shapes, including chain, satin, seed, colonial knots, and laid work. Jo will show you how to draw Interlocking Squircles and mark felt, and provide a pattern for those needing it. Using wool felt as a background for wool embroidery makes this a beginner-friendly workshop. Jo will finish by showing you how to turn your completed mini sampler into an adorable needle book and share other uses for the pattern.

Lisa Archer will show you how to Make Your Machine Embroidery Pop! Choosing the right fabric and thread can make or break your machine embroidery project. Lisa will show you the best practices for choosing fabrics and thread colors for a beautiful visual impact. Sharing examples of her in-the-hoop machine embroidery designs, she will demonstrate how and why fabric and thread selection can make a huge difference in a project.

Here’s the best part, the class is regularly $49, but you can get $20 off with my blog discount code! Just use this link to look it over, see all the instructors and what they are teaching, and register – Embroidery Extravaganza With Discount. For those who are visual learners, this is a rare opportunity to get a lot of instruction all at once, with the ability to go see the lessons again and again. I’ll remind you again as it gets closer, as we have a few weeks to sign up.

Then, my blogger buddy Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl and her friend Sarah Ruiz at Saroy are offering a fabulous class for those in the audience who like to design quilting or other patterns. Quilt Pattern Technical Editing is how to make sure the instructions are consistent, make sense, and use the same terms throughout. I signed up and am looking forward to the discussion, which will likely cover a LOT that I don’t know. The discussion and Q&A will be held LIVE via Zoom. If you are unable to make the live discussion, they will also be recording the event and providing the playback link to everyone who registers so that it can be watched (or re-watched) at your convenience. Plus there will be additional learning elements for everyone who participates / signs up. Click on THIS LINK to see Yvonne’s announcement on her blog and get the link to register. If you ever wanted to make some extra cash, technical editing is in high demand among designers.

Lastly, I am going to start a list for those who may be interested in taking my Scrap Dancing Class live via Zoom. Scrap Dancing is a program of ideas to use up the bits and pieces left over from other projects, along with free patterns. Topics covered include scrap saving systems, color matching, small projects up to larger projects with many ideas for gift sewing, home decor and more, featuring my Scrap Dance pattern line. The program runs just over one hour. This program will primarily cover cotton quilting fabrics, small projects and improv ideas. Click HERE if you are interested in this class on an individual basis.

I do not have any guild presentations on my schedule at the moment, so if your guild does Zoom programs, or you are within a few hours drive of my home in western NC, use the Speaker Programs page contact form to inquire about having me speak at your guild on any of my program subjects.

Are you interested in doing some Quilt Repairs? Do you like to embellish with embroidery techniques? Do you have an interest in technical editing? Do you need some Scrap Dancing ideas for using up your stash? Would you like to learn more about any of these subjects?

7 thoughts on “Three Great Classes and an Event Coming Up!

  1. Mary Stori

    I’ve known Christen Brown for about 30 years……she’s an extremely skilled embroidery artist….highly recommend her class.

  2. Julie

    If anyone is thinking about taking the repair or scrap dance class, sign up! In the former you’ll learn tips & techniques to keep your quilts in excellent condition. Maybe you’d like to help a friend rescue one of their heirlooms? After a scrap dance session you’ll be able to transform your scrap pile into a quilt of beauty. I’ve been quilting & storing scraps for years & can’t say enough about the valuable lessons I learned in these classes. Go Team Carole!

  3. jseccurrtwcnyrrcom

    Our guild hosted Carole via Zoom for her Well Loved Quilt Repair class. Carole’s talk was informative and well received. The highlight of the program came when two of our members brought in utility quilts in need of repair and Carole gave them ideas on how to remedy them. This was a new lecture topic for our 30-year-old guild. Would recommend this lecture.

  4. Highly recommend a guild program featuring Carole. I feel so fortunate that she made the trip all the way to Southern Delaware to present her Scrap Dancing program for Ocean Waves Quilt Guild. Lots of great program ideas!

  5. Great info. So many talented people out there willing to share what they have gleaned from experience. Saw some new Squirrel Print fabric at the quilt store today and thought of you!

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