Learn how to read a quilt and know what designs will work best for different types of quilts. Pam Clarke a Longarm quilter since 1988 will share with you her knowledge on what type of design to use for Traditional quilts, Contemporary quilts and Appliqué quilts.
This is a hands-on class; those students who wish to participate in this can bring a quilt top to class and will be given a number for that quilt and Pam will discuss as many quilts as time permits. No quilt to bring to class, no problem any and all quilters will learn and gain valuable and useful information that will give them the confidence to tackle any quilt.
Dealing with problem quilts, wavy borders, pouchy or plump blocks, poor piecing or just a difficult quilt will be discussed.
Discover secrets on how to enhance any quilt with choosing the correct design from background quilting to negative blocks, when to do ditch quilting, all over designs or custom quilting.
Then discover how using a workbook how to deal with Grandmothers Flower Garden, Log Cabin, Nine Patch, Dresden Plate, Wedding Ring, 25 Patch, Eight Pointed Star and many, many more.
Borders, Borders, and more Borders along with More Designs with Lines will be the topic of discussion in this workshop.
Learn three borders techniques that will change the way you approach your next quilt. Several samples and techniques will be covered in class along with a workbook to keep notes. Using your workbook follow along with Pam as she draws these borders using an overhead and learn how to design these effortless borders.
Working with corners and sashing/lattice is the goal using several straight line stencils as references points to develop outstanding designs to help speed up your marking and quilting time. Discover how to deal with problem borders or lattice and which design works best in these areas.
You will be amazed how simple borders can really be. Discover how to use, Nine-Patch, Swirl, make an Amish feather border using the circle stencil, learn how to make beautiful feather hearts; this is truly a class not to miss.
Three show-stopping technique’s to jazz up your quilting using the Longarm/Home Machine or Handi Quilter, learn a fast trapunto technique with mock appliqué, blank-stitch and raggy applique, all done on the machine. Several background stitches along with several folk type flower designs will be covered.
Pam Clarke will demonstrate using the Long-arm Machine in designing several flowers and leaves that will be stitched onto a muslin sample then share with you a background design to compliment each appliqué sample. This is so easy that any level of quilter whether you have been machine quilting for 30 minutes or several years will find this an enjoyable experience.
Time Management & Fearless Beginnings to Longarm Quilting
Lecture and Hands-on
7 hour workshop
Pam Clarke will share with you her 17 years of experience of Long-arm quilting starting the workshop out with a Time Management Lecture. Documentation, shop organization, lead generation, scheduling, preparation, community exposure, delegation and basic day- to-day routine operations are the subjects to be covered and a profitable business is the goal. Gain several hours a week by learning how to perform basic quilting tasks to get the most out of your quilting time.
After a short lunch break:
Discover the secrets to smooth quilting and basic quilt designs all from the front of the machine. This class is designed to save time and gain confidence. If you are new to Longarm quilting or not comfortable in front of the machine, this class is for you. Pam Clarke, a Longarm quilter since 1988 will guide you in this step by step no fuss-method. This lecture/demo will cover how to mark a quilt top, several background stitches, and the seven basic quilt patterns to create unlimited quilt designs. You will be amazed how easy it is to do feathers, hearts, leaves, waves, etc. And with a little bit of practice, you will soon be finishing quilt tops faster than you thought possible. A workbook packed full of ideas and practice ideas will be provided in class along with several samples and demonstrations using the quilting machine.
Whether you are a confident beginner or an advanced Longarm machine quilter, you will find this class packed full of valuable information so simple to learn that you will be amazed at the versatile and exciting ways you’ll approach machine quilting.
This workshop is designed to help speed up the process of Longarm quilting. Pam Clarke will share her convenient, proven and helpful methods of creating outstanding designs. Discover the easy to follow instructions to customizing and personalizing your quilt tops.
This workshop will begin with sketching in a workbook provided by Pam Clarke. Follow along as she draws these designs using an overhead projector and discover the effective and convenient approach to unlimited designs using basic lines as a reference guide. Experience the dramatic difference in how you approach your next quilt and appreciate the outstanding quality you will be able create and the confidence in knowing you can create a unique and invaluable style of your own.
Lecture, workbook, and samples – a serious class packed full of useful information
Take a simple circle, swirl, 9-patch, heart and add a few basic shapes to create fantastic designs to be used in borders, blocks, sashing, corners and set-in blocks. No longer will you be searching through your pre-cut stencils to find the perfect fit. Pam Clarke will show you how with these simple shapes to make Amish feathers with a circle, beautiful swirl shapes for large borders or small sashing.
Discover how to use any size heart shape to create an elegant feather heart to be used in plain blocks or half square triangles. Take a 9-Patch block and using the piecing of the block as a reference, stitch outstanding designs with very little marking. Then see how simple this is achieved as Pam Demo’s using the Longarm from the free-motion side of the machine.
Loads of ideas with a workbook supplied for each student.
Confused how to work with those traditional blocks and quilts? Discover how to modify and combine the piecing of the block when you add a line or fill in a space, then combine two or three more shapes and see what happens.
Follow along with a workbook provided by Pam Clarke as she guides you step by step in how to design around the piecing of the block. Double Wedding Ring, Fan Block, Log Cabin, Flying Geese, Ohio Star, 9-Patch, Eight Pointed Star, Dresden Plate, along with several more blocks will be the topic of discussion and design.
This class is for the serious quilter to gain confidence and the skill to try out new ideas and develop new techniques.
Are you in a stipple rut? Join Pam Clarke as she shares with you her 25 favorite background designs. Using the sample provided in class along with a workbook, draw/stitch along with Pam as she guides you in making a stain glass looking wall-quilt of all these great background fillers. Swirls, leaves, loops, stars, waves, ivy, herky jerky, echo, paisley, etc. along with several samples will be available along with hints where and when to use. This class is designed for all levels of quilters. Learn how to jazz up your quilting and show your friends and customers that you can go beyond stippling.
Make this beautiful stain glass wall hanging using the Longarm machine. Pam Clarke will guide you in this fun and easy technique that you will want to make several. Learn several background stitches and thread choices. All levels of quilters are welcome in this class whether you have been quilting for a few minutes or for several years. Come to class with thread clippers and prepare for a fun experience.
Are you unsure of Machine Quilting an older/antique quilt top because it will loose its value? Pam Clarke a Longarm quilter since 1988 and a collector of antique quilt tops will discuss the how, why and when or if they should be finished. Using Power Point see how to take care of problem area's such as full borders, blocks and loose seams, learn how to treat musty smells, remove old age stains, how to choose the correct batting, backing, thread and the correct quilting design. Whether you are finishing an antique top or a top of current fabric and style, this class will give you the confidence to make the correct decisions to finish "This Old Quilt".
Whether you are planning to teach a series of basic Quiltmaking classes, Longarm classes, or an individual quilt pattern this class is full of information to prepare you for hte experience. Pam Clarke a Quilt teacher since 1988 will guide you in planning, contracts, times, fees, how to promote and fill class, how to write class descriptions, supply lists, how to advertise and most important how to prepare and organize your time. A class packed full of information whether you are new to teaching or a teacher with experience.
Borders, borders and more will be the topic of discussion in this workshop. This class is similar to the Borderlines class but with new designs. Learn 3 border techniques that will change the way you approach your next quilt. Several samples and techniques will be covered in class along with a workbook to keep notes. Using your workbook, follow along with Pam as she draws these borders using an overhead and learn how to design these effortless borders. Working with corners and sashing/lattice is the goal using several straight line stencils as reference points to develop outstanding designs to help speed up your marking and quilting time. Discover how to deal with problem borders or lattice and which designs work best in these areas. Learn how to get designs evenly placed without a tape measure. Feather borders, Swirls, swag borders and feather hearts will be the topic of discussion. You will be amazed how simple borders can be.
Half square triangles and Flying Geese will be the topic of discussion along with a workbook to draw along as Pam Clarke shares with you her fun, simple and ever so beautiful designs. Discover the secrets to free-motion continuous designs for set in triangles, flying geese and different shape blocks and borders. Some simple Designs With Lines techniques will be covered along with how to use the registration lines to keep spacing even with very little marking. Discover how to work with flying geese in a continuous motion filling up the triangle and background with the least amount of stops. Leave class with loads of ideas and designs that are traditional along with fun and easy.