Create a Vintage Dorset Button, #26501
Dating back to the late sixteenth century, Dorset buttons have been a great way to embellish quilting projects and knitwear. You can finish them as jewelry pieces if you wish. They are functional too! Start the class by making the traditional Blandford cartwheel before discussing some variations, including a fan-style button and the Maltese Cross. Catherine will show you how to include beads and will finish the class with a look at styles inspired by vintage buttons of the 1950s.
Dimensional Embroidered Hand Stitches, #26504
Add some more advanced dimensional stitches to your embroidery vocabulary as you work on your piece from a selection of pre-printed fabric samplers. While in class, Catherine will teach you how to create the crested chain stitch, bullion stitch, double cast-on, drizzle, trellis, and more!
How to Hand Bead for Quilters, #26502
Add some sparkle and dimension to your quilts with beads! Learn how to attach beads so they won’t fall off and so much more! We will work on small pre-made postcard sized quits and try seed stitch, beaded back stitch, couching, stacks, and fringes. We’ll learn the best ways to sew bugle beads and finish with elegant edge techniques including moss stitch, picots, wrapping, and artful arches.
Introduction to Folk Art Embroidery, #26503f
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!
Introduction to Wool Appliqué: The Basics and Beyond, #23502
Join Catherine and 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. In this class, you will learn all the tips and tricks you need to know about wool appliqué. The possibilities are endless!
Lessons Learned While Quilting, #21808
Join Catherine in this inspiring and entertaining yet informative lecture exploring her philosophy of quilting. Catherine uses professionally shot photographs projected on the screen for a great close up view. The trunk show starts with her first quilt made 25 years ago… Catherine has learned many lessons since then! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.
Take a Trip Around the World with Folk Art Stitches, #TRIP
Buckle up because Catherine is going to take you on a humorous, educational, and interactive adventure! You will learn more about Catherine Redford and her quilting techniques as you play a game with prizes. Catherine will take you on a trip around the globe with her quilts. You will learn how she found her inspiration, the stitches she used, and the finishing techniques she employed in her quilts. Go home ready to embark on your own creative journey!