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

Create a Vintage Dorset Button, #26501

Embroidery/Embellishment
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Roark Creek
Redford, Catherine
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

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.

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Dimensional Embroidered Hand Stitches, #26504

Embroidery/Embellishment
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Bee Creek
Redford, Catherine
Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

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!

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How to Hand Bead for Quilters, #26502

Embroidery/Embellishment
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Bee Creek
Redford, Catherine
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

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.

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Introduction to Folk Art Embroidery, #26503f

Embroidery/Embellishment
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Bee Creek
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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Introduction to Wool Appliqué: The Basics and Beyond, #23502

Appliqué
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Compton Ferry
Redford, Catherine
Beginner, Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

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!

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Lessons Learned While Quilting, #21808

Lectures
Thursday, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Fall Creek
Redford, Catherine
All Levels
$15

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.

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Take a Trip Around the World with Folk Art Stitches, #TRIP

Special Events
Thursday, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Fall Creek
Redford, Catherine
All Levels
$35

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!

catherineredford.com

Create a Vintage Dorset Button, #26501

Redford, Catherine
Wednesday
Roark Creek

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.

catherineredford.com

Dimensional Embroidered Hand Stitches, #26504

Redford, Catherine
Saturday
Bee Creek

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!

catherineredford.com

How to Hand Bead for Quilters, #26502

Redford, Catherine
Thursday
Bee Creek

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.

catherineredford.com

Introduction to Folk Art Embroidery, #26503f

Redford, Catherine
Friday
Bee Creek

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

Introduction to Wool Appliqué: The Basics and Beyond, #23502

Redford, Catherine
Wednesday
Compton Ferry

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!

catherineredford.com

Lessons Learned While Quilting, #21808

Redford, Catherine
Thursday
Fall Creek

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.

catherineredford.com

Take a Trip Around the World with Folk Art Stitches, #TRIP

Redford, Catherine
Thursday
Fall Creek

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!

catherineredford.com