Let Bethanne Nemesh take your quilting expertise from basic to amazing! Starting with a simple feather motif, learn how to methodically build your skills and quilting repertoire. This class is full of quilting information! She begins with the basics of deep curves, feathered wreaths, and setting triangles, showing how to quilt in those areas with confidence. Learn how to quilt leaves, swirls, ribbons, acorns, berries, flowers, and so much more. Put all of these motifs together to create one-of-a-kind quilts. Sew thematic borders that put the finishing touches on your special piece. If you are looking to upgrade your quilting expertise, this class is like a free-motion mini encyclopedia of ideas and quilting inspiration!
- Practice fabric (not white)
- Contrasting color
- For longarm machine: ¼" acrylic template, approximately half the size of the quilt block.
- Example: A 5" circle works well in a 10" block.
- For domestic machine: a circular object that can be used to trace a circle in the middle of a block.
- Example: A drinking glass works well.
- Permanent marker
- Chalk wheel filled with white chalk or chalkboard chalk sticks, sharpened
- Stencil with 1" lines
- Chalk pounce with white chalk
- Air-erase marker
- Water-soluble marking pen
- Ironing Surface
- Electric Quilt® 8 quilt design software (EQ8)
If I am not particularly artistic, will I be able to succeed with Bethanne’s method?“You don’t need to know how to draw to do this,” Bethanne says in the class. And it’s true. Step by step, Bethanne adds details that make it possible to get these designs on a quilt and reap beautiful results. Her teaching is well paced, so that little by little, you find yourself building confidence and excitement about accomplishing something really special in your quilting.
When it is time to quilt, I often draw a blank when it comes to ideas. Will this class help me generate ideas?Bethanne presents basic shapes and then builds from them, creating so many options for quilting. You will be amazed at how many designs you can stitch after taking this class! If you can make a basic feather, you can make these thematic motifs and personalize your quilts. Best of all, Bethanne shows you how to save time while stitching and how to complete beautiful wide borders and triangles. You will be excited to apply what you have learned to your next quilt!
Do I need to have a longarm to take this class?Bethanne’s method begins with a feather motif and builds your quilting library and skills from that point. Any of these designs can be done on a domestic sewing machine or a longarm and she demonstrates both in the class. In fact, even hand quilters would benefit from the ideas presented.
What if I have questions?We recommend that you watch the class in its entirety and become familiar with the downloadable materials. At that point, if something is unclear, go to the tab that allows you to ask a question and Bethanne will get back with you via email. Please do not contact iquilt instructors by telephone.
When can I start the class?We know you are excited to get started. After you have purchased the class, you can enjoy it anywhere and anytime you have the Internet. The class belongs to you, so watch it as many times as you like!