Instructor

Redford, Catherine
Catherine Redford was born in England where she learned to knit and sew as a young girl. After relocating from London to Naperville, IL, she learned to quilt and never looked back. She's an award-winning quilter, an active member of her local guilds, and a popular teacher at the local and national level. Catherine is a frequent magazine contributor and has enjoyed being a guest on Quilting Arts TV. She is enjoying the resurgence of interest in handwork with a new embroidery book published in Fall 2020. With two DVDs and a book on Modern Machine Quilting techniques, Catherine delights in finishing her own quilts on a domestic machine! For more information, visit catherineredford.com.

Instructor Workshops

Embellished Wool Appliqué: The Basics and Beyond, #43102t

Appliqué
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
River Overlook EF
Redford, Catherine
Beginner, Intermediate
$110
Plus Kit Fee

Learn the techniques required for successful whip stitch wool appliqué while working on a small piece that can be finished into a needle case or pincushion. Use beautiful embroidery stitches to embellish and add further dimension to your project. Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

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English Paper Piecing: Traditional Techniques for Today, #47509

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
River Overlook EF
Redford, Catherine
Beginner, Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

The oldest recorded English paper pieced quilt in the British Isles dates to 1718. Times have changed but handwork is ageless, and slow stitching is here to stay. Catherine has been an English paper piecer since her teens in the 1970s and has won national awards for her hand stitched quilts. Join her to learn her tested traditional techniques for beautiful accurate piecing. You'll start with hexagons to work on the basics, then try diamonds, triangles and partial shapes. Learn about fussy cutting and free form piecing. Finish class ready to work on your own design, as modern and up to date as you desire!

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Folk Art Embroidery - A Circle Sampler, #46503

Embroidery/Embellishment
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
River Overlook EF
Redford, Catherine
Beginner, Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Start by learning, or being reminded of, some basic hand embroidery stitches while working on a specially designed pre-printed panel and then learn some novel embellishment techniques and trickier stitches. We’ll also discuss choosing and transferring designs for future projects and look at lots of examples. Enjoy the relaxed tempo and reconnect with handwork!

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Traditional Dorset Stitchery: Make a Needle Case, #46501

Embroidery/Embellishment
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
River Overlook EF
Redford, Catherine
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Inspired by the work of Olivia Pass, a mid 20th century English needlewoman, learn the basic four stitches of Dorset Button Stitchery, originally used to embellish rural workers' smocks. Chain, buttonhole, and single and double feather stitches are combined to make lovely motifs on a pre-printed Belgian linen panel. Go away with lots of ideas for future projects!!

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Trip Around the World in Folk Art Stitches, #41802

Lectures
Wednesday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Ballroom D
Redford, Catherine
All Levels
$15

A humorous, educational, and interactive lecture including a game with prizes! Catherine will take you on a trip around the globe with her quilts. Learn how she found her inspiration, the stitches she used, and the finishing techniques she employed. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

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Walking Foot Quilting: Beyond the Ditch, #48519

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Grand Gallery Overlook GH
Redford, Catherine
Beginner, Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

This’ll be a comprehensive overview of modern walking foot techniques for finishing your quilts on a domestic machine. You will start your day with a discussion of her steps for success before making samples of many different styles, including matchstick quilting, grids, altered stitches, organic curves, and straight and circular spirals. This is a fast-paced class.

catherineredford.com

Viking / Smith Owen

Embellished Wool Appliqué: The Basics and Beyond, #43102t

Redford, Catherine
Thursday
River Overlook EF

Learn the techniques required for successful whip stitch wool appliqué while working on a small piece that can be finished into a needle case or pincushion. Use beautiful embroidery stitches to embellish and add further dimension to your project. Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

catherineredford.com

English Paper Piecing: Traditional Techniques for Today, #47509

Redford, Catherine
Wednesday
River Overlook EF

The oldest recorded English paper pieced quilt in the British Isles dates to 1718. Times have changed but handwork is ageless, and slow stitching is here to stay. Catherine has been an English paper piecer since her teens in the 1970s and has won national awards for her hand stitched quilts. Join her to learn her tested traditional techniques for beautiful accurate piecing. You'll start with hexagons to work on the basics, then try diamonds, triangles and partial shapes. Learn about fussy cutting and free form piecing. Finish class ready to work on your own design, as modern and up to date as you desire!

catherineredford.com

Folk Art Embroidery - A Circle Sampler, #46503

Redford, Catherine
Friday
River Overlook EF

Start by learning, or being reminded of, some basic hand embroidery stitches while working on a specially designed pre-printed panel and then learn some novel embellishment techniques and trickier stitches. We’ll also discuss choosing and transferring designs for future projects and look at lots of examples. Enjoy the relaxed tempo and reconnect with handwork!

catherineredford.com

Traditional Dorset Stitchery: Make a Needle Case, #46501

Redford, Catherine
Friday
River Overlook EF

Inspired by the work of Olivia Pass, a mid 20th century English needlewoman, learn the basic four stitches of Dorset Button Stitchery, originally used to embellish rural workers' smocks. Chain, buttonhole, and single and double feather stitches are combined to make lovely motifs on a pre-printed Belgian linen panel. Go away with lots of ideas for future projects!!

catherineredford.com

Trip Around the World in Folk Art Stitches, #41802

Redford, Catherine
Wednesday
Ballroom D

A humorous, educational, and interactive lecture including a game with prizes! Catherine will take you on a trip around the globe with her quilts. Learn how she found her inspiration, the stitches she used, and the finishing techniques she employed. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

catherineredford.com

Walking Foot Quilting: Beyond the Ditch, #48519

Redford, Catherine
Saturday
Grand Gallery Overlook GH

This’ll be a comprehensive overview of modern walking foot techniques for finishing your quilts on a domestic machine. You will start your day with a discussion of her steps for success before making samples of many different styles, including matchstick quilting, grids, altered stitches, organic curves, and straight and circular spirals. This is a fast-paced class.

catherineredford.com

Viking / Smith Owen