Instructor

Nemesh, Bethanne
Bethanne is a classically trained artist and self-taught quilter. She runs a successful longarm quilting business where she focuses on meeting her clients’ budgets while providing them with unique customized quilting. In addition, Bethanne creates a number of art quilts for show each year, quilted with elaborately detailed natural scenery in a style she calls "pictographic quilting." These quilts feature high-end detail work, including her signature hand-beaded piping. Bethanne’s quilts have won many major national awards at every major quilt show, including Best of Show and Best Longarm Machine Quilting. She was honored by being named Master Quilter by the National Quilting Association in 2015. Additionally, Bethanne has published numerous books teaching a variety of free-motion quilting techniques. To see all of Bethanne's quilts, books, awards, and publications, please visit her website at whitearborquilting.com.

Instructor Workshops

Border Me Beautiful: Explore 20 Flexible Borders on the Longarm, #18505

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
102AB
Nemesh, Bethanne
All Levels
$95
Plus Kit Fee

Break away from boring borders! Explore 20 border units using a non-backtracking feather motif and Bethanne’s spineless, no-mark, no-stress feather path. Then add some straight-line quilting and create glorious secondary design frames! This class is designed for quilters who want to quilt those tops made “for love” with an open and flexible, yet beautifully designed mid-custom plan. For those interested in pushing themselves, Bethanne will demonstrate how to use formal feathers and backfill for full custom creativity! Bethanne’s teaching style allows for a lot of independent student customization. Gain confidence quilting in high-contrast thread and create beautiful borders that frame your quilt. Two people per machine.

whitearborquilting.com

Proudly sponsored by Handi Quilter

Feather Faster with Spineless Quilting, #18514

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
102AB
Nemesh, Bethanne
All Levels
$95
Plus Kit Fee

Love feathers? Frustrated by how time-consuming they can be with lots of marking, planning, or rolling a quilt? Spend a few hours with Bethanne and learn to feather faster. In this hands-on class, Bethanne will teach you her unmarked, spineless, no-backtrack approach to one-pass feathering on the longarm. Learn ten feather shapes that look amazing no matter how high-contrast the quilting! Speed up your feathering without giving up that feathered look. You will leave class with instructions for completing a bird-on-a-wire wallhanging, with fusible birds provided! Two people per machine.

whitearborquilting.com

Proudly sponsored by Handi Quilter

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Florals, Freehand and Fun on the Longarm!, #18507

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
102AB
Nemesh, Bethanne
Beginner, Intermediate
$95
Plus Kit Fee

Transform your knowledge of how a feather spine is created and learn how to substitute an endless variety of floral elements from holly and berries to wildflower meadows. Give each of your quilts a personalized quilted motif and gain freedom from commercial designs. No natural drawing ability is needed! Turn familiar swirls and curves into flowing organic motifs to make each quilt shine. Based on Bethanne's popular iQuilt class, “If You Can Feather, You Can Freehand,” you will never again suffer from “stand and stare,” rely on an inset pattern, or be limited by your pattern library! Two people per machine.

whitearborquilting.com

Proudly sponsored by Handi Quilter

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Freehand Foundations: Bethanne's Tips for Longarm Beginners, #18116f

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
102AB
Nemesh, Bethanne
Beginner
$310
Plus Kit Fee

Are you a brand new longarm quilter? This six-hour class will be a deep immersion into the pool of freehand quilting...but we will use the stairs! Begin perfecting your ability to smoothly nest freehand shapes and transform simple shapes into more complex ones, ending with contemporary blended background fills. Next, learn perfect freehand feathers that do not rely on backtracking, making you look like a pro immediately. Finally, learn simple serpentine feathers and master tucking feathers into curls. Leave class ready to take on the freehand world! Beyond the technical skills of quilting, learn about threads, troubleshooting, and especially ergonomic safety to protect your body for years of happy quilting. One person per machine. Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

whitearborquilting.com

Proudly sponsored by Handi Quilter

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From Fast to Fancy Feathers on the Longarm, #18523

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
102AB
Nemesh, Bethanne
Intermediate, Advanced
$95
Plus Kit Fee

Freehand feathers go fancy! Adding details, inserts, echoing, and fantasy elements to freehand feathers adds a layer of showy polish that always draws the eye and the applause! Bethanne uses a stress free non-backtracking style that makes it easy for students to focus on going from blah to beautiful! These fancy feathers are the over-the-top feather in a custom quilters cap. Intermediate free-handing students will learn dozens of fancy feathers and leave class with Bethanne’s Jellyfish wallhanging pattern to try out their new skills. Two people per machine.

whitearborquilting.com

Proudly sponsored by Handi Quilter

Texture from A to Zen: Free-Motion Influences on the Longarm, #18511

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
102AB
Nemesh, Bethanne
Intermediate, Advanced
$95
Plus Kit Fee

Traditional free-motion background fillers are a wonderful starting point, but what happens when you let yourself be influenced by natural patterns, macro photography, and the art of Zendoodling? Be inspired by Bethanne’s fresh take on backgrounds, perfect for filling those big open spaces of more modern quilts, in this hands-on class. Work your way through the alphabet of inspiration imagery with dozens of new patterns and go home with a workbook of dozens more. Two people per machine.

whitearborquilting.com

Proudly sponsored by Handi Quilter

Border Me Beautiful: Explore 20 Flexible Borders on the Longarm, #18505

Nemesh, Bethanne
Wednesday
102AB

Break away from boring borders! Explore 20 border units using a non-backtracking feather motif and Bethanne’s spineless, no-mark, no-stress feather path. Then add some straight-line quilting and create glorious secondary design frames! This class is designed for quilters who want to quilt those tops made “for love” with an open and flexible, yet beautifully designed mid-custom plan. For those interested in pushing themselves, Bethanne will demonstrate how to use formal feathers and backfill for full custom creativity! Bethanne’s teaching style allows for a lot of independent student customization. Gain confidence quilting in high-contrast thread and create beautiful borders that frame your quilt. Two people per machine.

whitearborquilting.com

Proudly sponsored by Handi Quilter

Feather Faster with Spineless Quilting, #18514

Nemesh, Bethanne
Thursday
102AB

Love feathers? Frustrated by how time-consuming they can be with lots of marking, planning, or rolling a quilt? Spend a few hours with Bethanne and learn to feather faster. In this hands-on class, Bethanne will teach you her unmarked, spineless, no-backtrack approach to one-pass feathering on the longarm. Learn ten feather shapes that look amazing no matter how high-contrast the quilting! Speed up your feathering without giving up that feathered look. You will leave class with instructions for completing a bird-on-a-wire wallhanging, with fusible birds provided! Two people per machine.

whitearborquilting.com

Proudly sponsored by Handi Quilter

Florals, Freehand and Fun on the Longarm!, #18507

Nemesh, Bethanne
Wednesday
102AB

Transform your knowledge of how a feather spine is created and learn how to substitute an endless variety of floral elements from holly and berries to wildflower meadows. Give each of your quilts a personalized quilted motif and gain freedom from commercial designs. No natural drawing ability is needed! Turn familiar swirls and curves into flowing organic motifs to make each quilt shine. Based on Bethanne's popular iQuilt class, “If You Can Feather, You Can Freehand,” you will never again suffer from “stand and stare,” rely on an inset pattern, or be limited by your pattern library! Two people per machine.

whitearborquilting.com

Proudly sponsored by Handi Quilter

Freehand Foundations: Bethanne's Tips for Longarm Beginners, #18116f

Nemesh, Bethanne
Friday
102AB

Are you a brand new longarm quilter? This six-hour class will be a deep immersion into the pool of freehand quilting...but we will use the stairs! Begin perfecting your ability to smoothly nest freehand shapes and transform simple shapes into more complex ones, ending with contemporary blended background fills. Next, learn perfect freehand feathers that do not rely on backtracking, making you look like a pro immediately. Finally, learn simple serpentine feathers and master tucking feathers into curls. Leave class ready to take on the freehand world! Beyond the technical skills of quilting, learn about threads, troubleshooting, and especially ergonomic safety to protect your body for years of happy quilting. One person per machine. Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

whitearborquilting.com

Proudly sponsored by Handi Quilter

From Fast to Fancy Feathers on the Longarm, #18523

Nemesh, Bethanne
Saturday
102AB

Freehand feathers go fancy! Adding details, inserts, echoing, and fantasy elements to freehand feathers adds a layer of showy polish that always draws the eye and the applause! Bethanne uses a stress free non-backtracking style that makes it easy for students to focus on going from blah to beautiful! These fancy feathers are the over-the-top feather in a custom quilters cap. Intermediate free-handing students will learn dozens of fancy feathers and leave class with Bethanne’s Jellyfish wallhanging pattern to try out their new skills. Two people per machine.

whitearborquilting.com

Proudly sponsored by Handi Quilter

Texture from A to Zen: Free-Motion Influences on the Longarm, #18511

Nemesh, Bethanne
Thursday
102AB

Traditional free-motion background fillers are a wonderful starting point, but what happens when you let yourself be influenced by natural patterns, macro photography, and the art of Zendoodling? Be inspired by Bethanne’s fresh take on backgrounds, perfect for filling those big open spaces of more modern quilts, in this hands-on class. Work your way through the alphabet of inspiration imagery with dozens of new patterns and go home with a workbook of dozens more. Two people per machine.

whitearborquilting.com

Proudly sponsored by Handi Quilter