Cathy Wiggins |

  Cathy Wiggins -  is a self-taught quilter and leather worker, who loves sharing her passion with others through teaching, lecturing, and judging. After 20 years in the telecommunications industry, she left the corporate world to become an artist. Since beginning of her quilting career in 2003, she has won praise and recognition both nationally and internationally. She is pioneering the art of quilting on leather with the launch of her own leather line and products for the home sewer. In the last several years, she has had multiple solo exhibitions of her artistic creations throughout the country. In 2016, MQX Quilt Festivals honored Cathy for her innovation and pioneering spirit by creating a new award category entitled, "New Traditions in Textiles, the Cathy Wiggins Award".  In 2018, Schiffer Publishing released Cathy’s first book, Quilting Leather.

202-20 Deerskin Wholecloth
With Cathy Wiggins
Thursday, April 16, 2020
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time

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$175.00 Regular Price
Kit Fee: $65.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Join Cathy to see how easy it is to create a beautiful deerskin wholecloth on the longarm. Choosing from a selection of designs, students will learn to transfer images to leather, layer it for optimal visual impact, and then how to use machine quilting to bring the image to life. Students will leave with their own quilted deerskin wall art. 

One student per machine. Bring thread snips.

264-20 Leather Roses
With Cathy Wiggins
Thursday, April 16, 2020
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern Time

$45.00 Regular Price
Kit Fee: $30.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Art

Leather roses are quick, easy, and last forever. They can be put on a stem for a vase or on leather to use as embellishments on purses, art quilts, etc. They make great gifts and a fun project for kids of all ages. Class kits include materials for three roses. Additional supplies are available for purchase.

322-20 Dimensional Leather Panel - FULL DAY
With Cathy Wiggins
Friday, April 17, 2020
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Only 2 seats left!
$85.00 Regular Price
Kit Fee: $50.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Art , Hands On Home Sewing Machines

Join Cathy for a full day, two-part class creating dimensional leather art. Choosing from a selection of patterns (horse, rose, Celtic heart, daisies, to name a few), part one covers transferring the image to leather, followed by quilting. Part two covers using leather dyes to add shadows and dimension. Students will leave with a completed leather panel that can be used as wall art, journal cover, tote bag pocket, etc. The possibilities are endless. 

This is an ALL  DAY, two-part class:

8am-11am Transfer of Design & Stitching
1pm-5pm   Leather Dyeing

Sewing machines are provided for your use in class.

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