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Karen Marchetti pieced her first quilt top in 2003 and it didn't take long for longarm quilting to become her true passion developing her own unique style of custom quilting. Karen loves creating and designing her own quilts, and competes as much as possible. Karen has won many national awards for her personal quilts, as well as client quilts. She quilts samples for Quiltworx as well as RJR Fabrics and she is one of Gammill's Quilting Artists. Her work has been in numerous publications, Gammill ads and she was recently a guest artist on The Quilt Show with Alex and Ricky. Karen brings a fresh, open and artistic approach to teaching, encouraging quilters to use their passion to create and increase their skills gently while enjoying their creations. www.creativelongarmquilting.com


M101-18 Pop Those Lines!
M101-18 Pop Those Lines!
With Karen Marchetti
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Central Time

Coming Soon!
$ 175.00
Kit Fee: $30.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Confident Beginner  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Using rulers and some amazing background fills on a custom-printed panel, Karen will share how to make your ruler work pop!  Straight edge and curved edge longarm rulers are required. Karen will have her rulers available for purchase.

One student per machine. Bring thread snips.




M139-18 Spunky Funky Feathers - Lec/Demo
M139-18 Spunky Funky Feathers - Lec/Demo
With Karen Marchetti
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Central Time

Coming Soon!
$ 45.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Beginner  
Type of Class: Lecture - Demo

Feathers are Karen's absolute favorite quilty thing! Feathers seem to scare some people due to their formalness. This class will stretch your creativity as you learn these fun, no backtrack, whimsical, and fiercely creative feathers.

Available as a Hands-On class, Thursday 8am-12pm  M201




M157-18 Build-A-Stitch - Lec/Demo
M157-18 Build-A-Stitch - Lec/Demo
With Karen Marchetti
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Central Time

Coming Soon!
$ 45.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Beginner  
Type of Class: Lecture - Demo

Starting with basic stitches, we'll expand your library of stitches by adding one element at a time. This class is great for beginners as well as those wanting to stitch from the front of the machine. This technique helps to improve muscle-memory all while increasing confidence. By the end of class you will have a full library of go-to stitches.

Available as a hands-on class Thursday 1pm-5pm  M233




M201-18 Spunky Funky Feathers
M201-18 Spunky Funky Feathers
With Karen Marchetti
Thursday, September 20, 2018
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Central Time

Coming Soon!
$ 175.00
Kit Fee: $25.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Feathers are Karen's absolute favorite quilty thing! Feathers seem to scare some people due to their formalness. This class will stretch your creativity as you learn these fun, no backtrack, whimsical, and fiercely creative feathers.

One student per machine. Bring thread snips.
Available as a Lecture/Demo, Wednesday 1pm-3pm  M139




M233-18 Build-A-Stitch
M233-18 Build-A-Stitch
With Karen Marchetti
Thursday, September 20, 2018
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Central Time

Coming Soon!
$ 175.00
Kit Fee: $25.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Beginner  Confident Beginner  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Starting with basic stitches, we'll expand your library of stitches by adding one element at a time. This class is great for beginners as well as those wanting to stitch from the front of the machine. This technique helps to improve muscle-memory all while increasing confidence. By the end of class you will have a full library of go-to stitches.

One student per machine. Bring thread snips.
Available as a lecture/demo Wednesday, 4pm-6pm  M157




M301-18 Scrollwork
M301-18 Scrollwork
With Karen Marchetti
Friday, September 21, 2018
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Central Time

Coming Soon!
$ 175.00
Kit Fee: $25.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

One of Karen's most used go-to stitches is the scroll. In class she will share several variations of the basic scroll as well as how to use them in more than just sashings. Lots of curly-scrolly fun! Bring a sketchbook and pen/pencils.

One student per machine. Bring thread snips.




M333-18 Breaking Down the Block
M333-18 Breaking Down the Block
With Karen Marchetti
Friday, September 21, 2018
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Central Time

Coming Soon!
$ 175.00
Kit Fee: $30.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Beginner  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Karen will share stitch variations of several common blocks - using only one start and stop. You'll leave class with a multitude of ideas for any type of block. This class is a spin-off of her Block Breakdown series. You will then stitch your favorite version of each block on a custom printed panel. 

One student per machine. Bring thread snips.




M413-18 The Creative Process
M413-18 The Creative Process
With Karen Marchetti
Saturday, September 22, 2018
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Central Time

Coming Soon!
$ 65.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

We’ll start with a blank piece of paper, and by the end of class, you will have designed your very own
original quilt! Yes, it really is that easy. With just a little guidance and some creativity, you’ll soon be
on your way to designing many original quilts. This process can be used to create both appliqué and
wholecloth designs. Karen will share information on the next steps after the initial design, and will
also share some tips on proceeding from design to fabric.




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