Fletcher, North Carolina
Linda Cantrell was a painter before she started quilting. She made her first quilt in 1980, and before long she was thinking of pictorial quilts. Appliqué was a natural choice with fabrics and embroidery thread becoming her paints and brushes. She is self-taught in appliqué and quilting and her specialty is humorous pictorial appliqué. Her award winning quilts have exhibited nationally and have been published in many magazines and books.
Miniature Hawaiian Quilt, Full Day
Thursday, 3/27/2014 - 3/27/2014, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Make a miniature Hawaiian quilt the easy way. No more needle turn! No more basting! I will provide a pattern, but you will also learn to make your own designs by folding paper and cutting. This class is good for either process or project people. Nothing much to bring to class, but you will leave with a finished piece. I’ll also teach many different ways of finishing a quilted wall hanging - framing, mounting on purchased canvas and facing. All levels.
Materials List: One 20” x 20” piece of muslin or white cotton fabric. A 22” x 22” piece of muslin or white cotton fabric for the backing and a 22” x 22” piece of batting. Pencils, freezer paper, fabric scissors, paper scissors, iron and ironing pad. Tsukineko fabric ink (color or your choice) and a Brush Tip Fantastix Coloring Tool. If you can’t find the ink and coloring tool you can purchase either green or red ink and the coloring tool in class, $4. Sewing machine, optional (only required if you plan to machine quilt and you may not get to that point in class). Basic sewing supplies. Sewing machine optional.
GA 001 65.00
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Still Life with Bottles, Full Day
Friday, 3/28/2014 - 3/28/2014, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Learn appliqué using the freezer paper inside technique and/or fusing. No more needle turn! No more basting! If you’d rather fuse than do hand appliqué, I’ll be giving lots of tips on that, too. I will provide a pattern, but in this class you are the designer ... no drawing abilities needed. Learn to make your own designs by folding paper and cutting. Make your still life any size, any color you like. I will show you how to free yourself of design and composition worries. You will learn to make perfect points, corners and deep inside “V’s” using the freezer paper inside method. I will also teach several methods of finishing your wall hanging. You will learn how to do a facing edge, and how to frame or mount your quilted art on a purchased canvas for a more professional look. All levels.
Materials List: Pencils, fine point black Sharpie, paper & fabric scissors, iron & ironing pad with a hard surface (cut & press pads are too soft). Roxanne’s Glue-Baste-It, if you already have it, do not buy. 1/2 yard WonderUnder (or fusible of your choice) if you plan to fuse your piece. Freezer paper if you plan to do freezer paper appliqué. Basic sewing supplies. Sewing machine optional. 1/2 yard fabric for background (I used hand dyed fabric, but you can use a fabric that looks like wallpaper). Bring lots of larger scraps; hand dyed and batiks work well. (I used muted fall colors with a little lime green to give them a spark.) A fat quarter or so of black fabric and/or any dark solid. I always say “More is More” so bring more! Sewing machine optional.
GA 002 65.00
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Self Portrait (Incognito) "Everything I Want to Be, But Don't Dare, Full Day
Saturday, 3/29/2014 - 3/29/2014, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Learn the freezer paper inside method of appliqué. If you’d rather fuse than do hand appliqué that will also work and I’ll be giving lots of tips on that, too. I will also teach several methods of finishing your wall hanging. You will learn how to do a facing edge, and how to frame or mount your quilted art on a purchased canvas for a more professional look. In this class you will start with a chair. In that chair you can put yourself, your dog, your cat or any other member of your family. You can make yourself as you are or make yourself everything you want to be but don’t dare to be. I will provide pattern options for several body types. You don’t need to have drawing abilities. You do need an advanced sense of humor. No sewing machine needed for this class. All levels.
Materials List: Pencils. Black or blue Pigma pen, size 8 or 5. Freezer paper. Paper scissors. Iron and iron pad with a hard surface (cut & press pads are too soft). Roxanne’s Glue-Baste-It if you already have it, don’t buy it just for class because I’ll be showing a cheaper way. Basic sewing supplies. 1/3 yard fabric for background (maybe something that looks like wallpaper). 1 fat quarter for your floor (can look like carpet or wood). 1 fat quarter for cat or dog (if you chose to do your pet - can be realistic or whimsical). Fabric scraps for clothing if you chose to do a person - stripes and plaids do not work well for the clothing. 1 fat quarter flesh colored fabric. If you rather fuse, 1/2 yard of the fusible of your choice. Bring lots of scraps - just think about what you might want in the room - a lamp, a picture, a pillow. I always say, “More is More!”
GA 003 65.00
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Applique ... I Did It My Way, 1-1/2 hours
Friday, 3/28/2014 - 3/28/2014, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
If you have wanted to try appliqué, but are fearful of making mistakes don’t worry, I will show you how to make mistakes you never even thought you could make, and how to hide them, too. If you don’t listen when you are told how to do a new technique don’t worry, I will show you how to make what you thought the instructor said work for you anyway. I will show you quick and easy organizational tips that anyone can do. If you never have the right supplies and your fabrics are always wrong for your new projects, I will tell you how to get around that. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, I may not answer the question you ask, but go ahead and ask. It is my hope to show you that appliqué is for those of us who cannot follow the rules. Maybe after this lecture you, too, will be listening to a different drummer.
GA LEC 103 20.00