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Faculty: Barbara Persing for Listen to Your QuiltBarbara Persing is an author, pattern designer, professional longarm quilter and award winner quilt artist. She lives in Pennsylvania and started her quilting business in 2000. Embracing the challenge of providing unique, creative machine quilting for her customers, it became the beginning of her quilting approach “Listen to Your Quilt” which also inspired her book of the same name. Barbara’s quilt designs have a broad range and she has won many prizes for her work. Barbara has a pattern business with her sister, Mary Hoover, named 4th & 6th Designs. Mary lives in NY and shares Barbara’s love of quilting and they have a book, StrataVarious Quilts. Despite a hectic schedule Barbara still continues to find time for her dedicated clients and enjoys collaborating with them. www.barbarapersing.com


E154-18 Introduction to Freemotion

E154-18 Introduction to Freemotion

With Barbara Persing
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time



$ 175.00
Kit Fee: $25.00
Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Enjoy free motion quilting. Learn the basic shapes that will help you build your free motion skills. You will see how one shape leads to another and then another until there are no shapes you can not quilt.

Bring thread snips. One student per machine.



E204-18 Textures from Nature

E204-18 Textures from Nature

With Barbara Persing
Thursday, April 12, 2018
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time



$ 175.00
Kit Fee: $25.00
Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Sand, sea, sky and more. See fills that are inspired by nature and also how to add textures to your pictorial art quilts. Simple continuous line designs can easily mimic water, sky, feathers and more.

Bring thread snips. One student per machine.



E252-18 Freemotion Designs for Sashings & Borders

E252-18 Freemotion Designs for Sashings & Borders

With Barbara Persing
Thursday, April 12, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time



$ 45.00
Kit Fee: $10.00
Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture - Demo

Learn to create free motion sashing and border designs. All designs are done without having to turn the quilt. Barbara will show how to coordinate motifs from the center of your quilt and use them in the sashing and borders. No marking needed, this is the beginning of custom quilting. .



E256-18 Pictorial Art Quilts

E256-18 Pictorial Art Quilts

With Barbara Persing
Thursday, April 12, 2018
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern Time



$ 45.00
Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture - Demo

See Barbara's creative process and the many techniques she uses to create pictorial art quilts. She will discuss techniques, tools, fabrics, thread, batting and finally quilting textures.



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