Mariya Waters attended the American Quilters Society in Paducah KY in April 2009. While standing “on line” at a concession, I hear a lovely accent ask for a bottle of “wah-tuh.” Immediately I knew this must be an Aussie, because we Yanks ask for “wadder” with a very hard “r.” Imagine my pleasure at making the acquaintance of the Best of Show Winner who is indeed an Aussie, and a lovely one at that. So imagine my great appreciation at being asked to teach at the Australasian Quilt Convention in April 2010. Below are photos and descriptions of the two classes I will be teaching, and there is a link to the website where you can register. I can’t think of a better time as April “Down Under” will be going into Autumn, and the host city of Melbourne is beautiful. The show site is on the Yarra River in a city that is easy and safe to navigate. Come join us!
Double Wedding Ring
The Double Wedding Ring ranks as one of the most “I want to make that” quilts, but is also one of the most feared because of the curved piecing. In this class you will use the Curve Master Presser Foot which allows easy sewing of curves with no pinning or clipping, making the quilt accessible to all quilters regardless of experience. Sandra provides all tools needed for use in class. Skill level: Intermediate. No curve piecing experience required. Kit will include at least 1-1/2 yards of top quality cotton fabric, accurately die cut in pieces matching the Just Curves acrylic templates, as required for sewing. Taught on Thursday April 29, 2010.
The Winner’s Circle block is often overlooked because of the fear of curved piecing. In this class you will use the Curve Master presser foot to easily sew curves with no pinning or clipping, making the quilt accessible to all quilters regardless of experience. The Winner’s Circle block benefits from embellishment to create a stunning result with pleated fabric. In this class you will learn how to: ‘torture’ and distort pleats for visual impact; rotary cut using acrylic templates; piece curves and straight seams with an accurate scant 1/4” seam; incorporate embellished fabric into a quilt design. You will complete several blocks in class. Sandra will provide a number of tools for use in class which will be available for optional purchase. Skill level: Intermediate. No curve piecing experience required.
Taught on Friday April 30, 2010.