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It is important to me to provide both inspiration and education to my students and website readers. So, in order to avoid duplicating a lot of information here, I would like to refer you to the tabs to the left to gain the information you are looking for
I have had many, many requests to provide video instruction of some of my quilting techniques on my website and I was never able to pull it all together. I was honored to receive an invitation from Craftsy to film a class and I am very excited with the results!
My class is 11 episodes and each one is a different lesson. I walk you thru a basic basting lesson; how to get your rhythm or what I fondly refer to as your “humm purr” and getting your stitch length perfect; how to design and quilt beautiful feathers; background techniques; the basics of design and how to design overall and medallion whole cloth quilts; how to apply these techniques to pieced quilts; how to make your borders fit; how to scribble and do pebbles, and so much more! At the end of each lesson I have a small trunk show where I share my samples as well as my linen wholecloth quilts so I can show you how the techniques I’ve taught you look on a finished piece. All of my lessons will enable you to finish those UFO’s, not create new ones, and give you the confidence to beautifully quilt your tops.
The cool thing about a Craftsy class, and what convinced me to film a class with them, is that the class is yours forever. You can watch it as many times as you want…whenever you want. The interaction with my students and being there to answer questions, even when class is over, is very important to me. With the Craftsy platform I can do that. You have the ability to take notes, make bookmarks, ask questions, post pictures, etc. All the students in the class can help each other with questions and concerns and I will be there too answering questions and providing encouragement on your new journey.
I am very excited about this new adventure and hope you will join me in my on-line classroom! You can click on the banner here to be taken straight to my classes:
~LINEN WHOLECLOTH QUILTS BOOK~
Several years ago my book, Wholecloth Linen Quilts, was published and it is now currently out of print. I've had so many quilters email me remarking that this book is now going for a LOT of money...is it really worth it??? When this book was first published I was disappointed that a lot of my instruction, etc. was cut waaaay back in order to make room for the quilting designs. The publisher felt it was the designs, not the instructional content, that would sell the book.
I take great pride in providing good instructions and handbooks for my students. I self-publish all of my class handbooks and make them available to everyone...whether you've taken a class from me or not. These are available for sale on my webside under "Handbooks" and I send them to you, along with a lot of other goodies, via a download.
My self-published handbook, Linen Wholecloth Quilts, provides all the great instruction that was not provided in my previously published book and sells for $20 for a totalof 105 pages. I update my handbooks each year so I have beautiful full-color pictures of a lot of my current quilts and all my new techniques.
If you are interested in having me as a guest speaker/teacher for your guild, please CLICK HERE to download my brochure and bio. You can check my availability on my CALENDAR that is listed to the left.
My Blog is a very popular place for quilters worldwide. I love to feature my students' work as well as pieces that I am working on and love to share tips and hints along my journey.
I have created a wonderful page on PINTEREST.com which features many of my wholecloth quilts, students' work, classroom shots and some personal photos. Please visit often to see what I'm up to!
I am currently in my fifth year of hostessing 4-day quilting Retreats which are currently being held in McCloud, California. These are quite popular and tend to fill quickly!
In addition to my 2012 teaching and retreat schedule, I am offering extended Workshops in Design, Beginning Machine Quilting and have just added an extended workshop for my Linen Wholecloth Quilts. These have proven to be VERY popular and fill up quickly. New dates have been added to 2013. Click on RETREATS and WORKSHOPS to the left for detailed information and dates.
~FREE HANDOUTS/U-TUBE VIDEOS~
When I filmed my class with Craftsy.com they also filmed four more small trailer videos for U-Tube with instructions on how to scribble, begin-end quilting lines, free-form feathers and an interview with me about quilting. Click HERE to be taken to these tutorials. My videos with Superior Threads also come up on this site!
I love to promote great products and websites and have provided a few of my favorites in the Links section. I also have a great handout which details a lot of other products that I recommend. If you would like to download my handout, "These are a Few of My Favorite Things" , please click HERE.
I also have another great handout, "The Fabulous Four" which helps to solve thread issues in your machine. Please click HERE to receive that.
And speaking of thread issues...if you want some great information on changing your machine tension,
CLICK HERE to download that handout.
I receive lots of inquiries regarding the threads I use and recommend. I copied my Superior Threads' thread cards and made some notes for the ones that Iuse the most. Click HERE to download this handout.
To download my handout on how to straight baste a wholecloth quilt, click HERE!
In the past I have had my quarterly Newsletter available for viewing off of my website. In order to make things easier for me I am now sending them via Constant Contact. If you would like to be added to my mailing list please email me at email@example.com and reference "newsletter" in the subject line.
Hugs, Cindy :)