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Stepping Stones to Quilting Your First Quilt

This class is for everyone – whether you’ve never quilted and want to learn, or if you already quilt. You will learn how to prepare the quilt top, resize and apply designs, select batting and backings, baste, and all about threads, needles and tension. Bring a finished top, if desired, to discuss ideas and approaches to finishing your quilt.
  • How to prepare the quilt top and backing for quilting
  • Threads, needles and tension
  • How to select, resize, audition and apply quilt designs
  • Batting and basting basics
  • Stitch-in-the-ditch and meander quilting

SAVE BY BUNDLING:  Register for 4, 5 or 6 workshops and save (4 for $200, 5 for $250 or 6 for $300).  Please call the shop at 502-261-7377 for this option

Instructor: Julie Elliott
Instructor Bio: Julie has been making quilts for more than 25 years and her early quilts were mainly traditional, featuring well-known blocks and patterns. A class with Jean Wells introduced Julie to improvisational techniques, and today her work is more modern in nature. She especially enjoys exploring new ways to re-imagine those traditional blocks using a fresh, clean and modern aesthetic. After many years of quilting with her domestic machine on a longarm frame, Julies's quilting world expanded with the purchase of her HQ Avante with Pro-Stitcher. With these tools at her fingertips, Julie has taken her quilting to a new level, building her designs around the quilting itself, even before she begins piecing. Having taught at local guilds and retail shops, Julie loves sharing her enthusiasm and knowledge with her students. Julie is a member of the Denver Metro Modern Quilt guild. Jurors have selected Julies's work to hang at QuiltCon, and American Quilter's Society's QuiltWeek in Paducah, Kentucky. Her projects have appeared in Generation Q Magazine, Curated Quilts and 50 Little Gifts, published by Lucky Spool Media.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
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  • 9537 Taylorsville Rd.
    Louisville, KY
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  • Tues, Wed, Fri: 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 2 PM
  • Sunday and Monday: Closed
  • Closed Thursday until further notice