Instructor

Karen Marchetti
Karen expresses her artistry through drawing and painting and finds that quilting on the Gammill is very similar to both – she draws with thread. Karen loves creating and designing her own quilts, and competes as much as possible. She loves anything and everything creative. When she’s not stitching, you can usually find her doodling away! Karen pieced her first quilt top in 2003. One scrap of fabric lead to another, and two years later she purchased her first Gammill quilting machine and opened Creative Longarm Quilting, turning her hobby into a business. It didn’t take long for longarm quilting to become her true passion as she brought her artistic background to her work, developing her own unique style of custom quilting. Karen entered her first quilt show in 2006 and won Judge’s Choice. Since then, she has won numerous national awards for her personal quilts, as well as client quilts. She quilts samples for the Niemeyers/Quiltworx, Jinny Beyer, and RJR Fabrics, just to name a few. She became a Gammill Quilt Artist in 2012 and a Gammill Educator in 2018. Her work has been seen in several publications, as well as multiple Gammill ads. She has previously appeared on The Quilt Show with Alex and Ricky. Karen brings a fresh open approach to teaching, encouraging quilters to use their passion to create and increase their skills gently while enjoying their creations the whole way. See more at creativelongarmquilting.com.

Instructor Workshops

Boundless Beginnings: Get Started on the Longarm (First Offering), #28102w

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Short Creek 1
Karen Marchetti
Beginner
$310
Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM

Are you new to the longarm? Are you slightly terrified? When you grab the machine handles, do your fingers ache from anxiety knuckles? Don’t freak! Karen’s 20 years of longarm quilting experience will provide all the help and information you need – her quick no-square loading technique, batting whys and why nots, probably more than you ever wanted to know about thread, problem-solving tricks, quick and easy confidence-building stitches, as well as simple and effective all-overs. Karen has an amazing path finding ability; she’ll help you to find that continuous path when dealing with blocks. She’ll also cover custom designs for sashing, borders, and more! You will leave class ready to conquer any quilt that comes your way! You’ll have your own machine all day so you get plenty of hands-on time.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

creativelongarmquilting.com

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Boundless Beginnings: Get Started on the Longarm (Second Offering), #28108f

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Short Creek 1
Karen Marchetti
Beginner
$310
Plus Kit Fee

Are you new to the longarm? Are you slightly terrified? When you grab the machine handles, do your fingers ache from anxiety knuckles? Don’t freak! Karen’s 20 years of longarm quilting experience will provide all the help and information you need – her quick no-square loading technique, batting whys and why nots, probably more than you ever wanted to know about thread, problem-solving tricks, quick and easy confidence-building stitches, as well as simple and effective all-overs. Karen has an amazing path finding ability; she’ll help you to find that continuous path when dealing with blocks. She’ll also cover custom designs for sashing, borders, and more! You will leave class ready to conquer any quilt that comes your way! You’ll have your own machine all day so you get plenty of hands-on time.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

creativelongarmquilting.com

Proudly sponsored by Handi Quilter

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Brilliant Borders on the Longarm (Not Your Average Edge!), #28504

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Short Creek 1
Karen Marchetti
Intermediate
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Why not make magic happen on a quilt border? Using rulers, stencils, and basic markings, you’ll learn to create brilliant borders on any quilt. Karen will share various examples of both plain and pieced borders and discuss the “how's” and “why's” of the quilting. Then, use what you’ve learned and stitch on a custom printed panel to create your own magical border brilliance! You’ll create something beautiful in class and leave with the skills to take your quilting to the next level. Two people per machine.

creativelongarmquilting.com

Proudly sponsored by Handi Quilter

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Fill Crazy! Longarm Machine Quilting, #28510

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Short Creek 1
Karen Marchetti
Intermediate
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Whether filling open space or accentuating the elements of your quilt, fills are an important part of quilting. They can create awesome texture and don’t have to be boring! Karen will cover many different fills (both large and small) as well as variations to create all-overs, all while keeping them fun and not boring or tiresome. Stitch out your favorites or mix and match them for even more options! You’ll leave class with a wealth of fill ideas to use in all your future quilts. Two people per machine.

creativelongarmquilting.com

Proudly sponsored by Handi Quilter

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Skinny Spaces: Longarm Machine Quilting for Tricky Spots, #28505

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Short Creek 1
Karen Marchetti
Intermediate
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Ugh… not another sashing! Do you ever find yourself lost with what quilting designs to add to sashings or those thin inner borders? Do you ever just leave those areas unstitched? Don’t fear, using these simple, yet effective designs will have you filling those skinny spaces up in no time! Karen will teach you a wealth of designs and techniques to fill those skinny spaces in your quilts. With her help, you’ll find that you no longer have to dread those sashings or small spaces. Two people per machine.

creativelongarmquilting.com

Proudly sponsored by Handi Quilter

Boundless Beginnings: Get Started on the Longarm (First Offering), #28102w

Karen Marchetti
Wednesday
Short Creek 1

Are you new to the longarm? Are you slightly terrified? When you grab the machine handles, do your fingers ache from anxiety knuckles? Don’t freak! Karen’s 20 years of longarm quilting experience will provide all the help and information you need – her quick no-square loading technique, batting whys and why nots, probably more than you ever wanted to know about thread, problem-solving tricks, quick and easy confidence-building stitches, as well as simple and effective all-overs. Karen has an amazing path finding ability; she’ll help you to find that continuous path when dealing with blocks. She’ll also cover custom designs for sashing, borders, and more! You will leave class ready to conquer any quilt that comes your way! You’ll have your own machine all day so you get plenty of hands-on time.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

creativelongarmquilting.com

Proudly sponsored by Handi Quilter

Boundless Beginnings: Get Started on the Longarm (Second Offering), #28108f

Karen Marchetti
Friday
Short Creek 1

Are you new to the longarm? Are you slightly terrified? When you grab the machine handles, do your fingers ache from anxiety knuckles? Don’t freak! Karen’s 20 years of longarm quilting experience will provide all the help and information you need – her quick no-square loading technique, batting whys and why nots, probably more than you ever wanted to know about thread, problem-solving tricks, quick and easy confidence-building stitches, as well as simple and effective all-overs. Karen has an amazing path finding ability; she’ll help you to find that continuous path when dealing with blocks. She’ll also cover custom designs for sashing, borders, and more! You will leave class ready to conquer any quilt that comes your way! You’ll have your own machine all day so you get plenty of hands-on time.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

creativelongarmquilting.com

Proudly sponsored by Handi Quilter

Brilliant Borders on the Longarm (Not Your Average Edge!), #28504

Karen Marchetti
Thursday
Short Creek 1

Why not make magic happen on a quilt border? Using rulers, stencils, and basic markings, you’ll learn to create brilliant borders on any quilt. Karen will share various examples of both plain and pieced borders and discuss the “how's” and “why's” of the quilting. Then, use what you’ve learned and stitch on a custom printed panel to create your own magical border brilliance! You’ll create something beautiful in class and leave with the skills to take your quilting to the next level. Two people per machine.

creativelongarmquilting.com

Proudly sponsored by Handi Quilter

Fill Crazy! Longarm Machine Quilting, #28510

Karen Marchetti
Saturday
Short Creek 1

Whether filling open space or accentuating the elements of your quilt, fills are an important part of quilting. They can create awesome texture and don’t have to be boring! Karen will cover many different fills (both large and small) as well as variations to create all-overs, all while keeping them fun and not boring or tiresome. Stitch out your favorites or mix and match them for even more options! You’ll leave class with a wealth of fill ideas to use in all your future quilts. Two people per machine.

creativelongarmquilting.com

Proudly sponsored by Handi Quilter

Skinny Spaces: Longarm Machine Quilting for Tricky Spots, #28505

Karen Marchetti
Thursday
Short Creek 1

Ugh… not another sashing! Do you ever find yourself lost with what quilting designs to add to sashings or those thin inner borders? Do you ever just leave those areas unstitched? Don’t fear, using these simple, yet effective designs will have you filling those skinny spaces up in no time! Karen will teach you a wealth of designs and techniques to fill those skinny spaces in your quilts. With her help, you’ll find that you no longer have to dread those sashings or small spaces. Two people per machine.

creativelongarmquilting.com

Proudly sponsored by Handi Quilter