We are so excited to have Linda Hrcka of The Quilted Pineapple to join us for a two day machine quilting workshop in March 2019! During these two very exciting days Linda will teach 5 lecture/demo classes covering topics like feathers, fillers, and ruler work. Read below for full descriptions of Linda’s classes. These classes are for all skill levels and are perfect for stand up longarm quilters and sit down quilters. Students will receive a delicious boxed lunch both days of classes, so come ready to learn! (Please let us know of any dietary restrictions you may have).
Additionally, we will host an optional open studio after class each day. During this time we will have all of our longarm machines ready for students so you can practice the skills learned each day in class if you so wish (no additional cost for open studio time). Take the time during class to soak up Linda’s instruction and then you can spend time stitching out your new skills! This open studio time is completely optional but we thought you might like the opportunity to play a bit.
Awesome for beginners! Amazing for experienced quilters! Come prepared to learn an abundant array of techniques and designs that will give you a whole new outlook on quilting. All aspects of the quilt process are covered, from beginning until end. Linda Hrcka will share the ins and outs of batting, thread, and designs. Learn how to overcome those “difficult” quilts. Linda will share her tips and secrets! Enjoy a few chuckles as Linda shares the trials of her own quilt journey as part of the learning process! You’ll leave class with your head swimming with ideas.
Quilting the Custom Quilt and Borders
Make your quilt come to life! Learn techniques for creating custom designs to fit every quilt. Linda will offer new ways to approach the design process. Tips for tackling everything from large spaces, applique, to the tiniest block design. Use designs to create amazing secondary designs within the quilt that will transform quilts into treasured masterpieces. You’ll be left with an abundance of inspiration!
The World of Feathers
Make feathers your “bread and butter” quilting. Linda Hrcka will take the mystery and fear out of quilting the allusive feather. Explore how feathers can enhance every quilt from modern to traditional. Linda will show you step by step how to create a wide array of feathers. You will learn to use them in block designs, borders, and accents.
Fun with Fillers
This class is full of fun, new and creative ideas to use fillers to enhance your quilt. From basic designs to dense fillers, fillers can create beautiful dimension to your quilt. Linda will show you how the most basic designs can enhance your quilt. Learn tips and techniques to quilt fillers that flow with the quilt. Linda will also demonstrate how threads play a design role with fillers. You will leave with an assortment of creative ideas to create that WOW factor everyone loves!
Curving to Greatness
Rulers, template, and curves, oh my! Do you have rulers at home that you are not sure how to use? Do you want to discover how rulers can enhance the design process? If so, this is the class for you! Linda explores how rulers can open a whole new world of endless design possibilities. The use of rulers facilitates the creation of amazing secondary designs. Take curve – curves are a good thing! Curves are so forgiving, yet they are always striking on a quilt. Linda will demonstrate how to combine straight line designs with curves to create new, striking combinations. Linda will teach how to let rulers do all the designing, and after this class, students will work smarter, not harder!
- Paper for notes
- Paper or drawing pad for designs
- Pens, markers, pencils for drawing designs and taking notes
About Linda Hrcka
Linda Hrcka of The Quilted Pineapple loves all things quilty! She turned a love for quilting into a profession when she became a longarm quilter in 2011. She is a self-taught quilter who shares her love for quilting at her website. Linda’s passion for transforming traditional designs with modern techniques shines throughout her award winning free motion quilting. Linda designed her own line of quilting templates to aid in the quilting process. She teaches internationally and she loves sharing all she has learned throughout her quilting journey.
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