Jason Blackmore | mqxshow.com

Jason Blackmore is a professional longarm quilter with a background in drafting & design in the Oil & Gas industry. He started quilting in 2014 after a layoff due to a recession.  He specializes in computerized quilting, and thoroughly enjoys complex custom quilting; it’s still drafting, but now it’s on quilts!   Jason has worked on many award winning quilts and is always thrilled for his clients when they share the exciting news. Jason also enjoys experimenting with rulers which has allowed him to develop his skills in a whole new way.  Jason draws inspiration from modern quilting, architecture, geometry, even music! Jason spends his days rockin’ out to heavy metal while quilting full time on 2 longarm machines. He lives in Southern Alberta, Canada with his wife and 3 children, two cats, a dog and a tarantula. Jason is a guitar player too; writing and recording original music, and also loves playing programming / hacking PC games.  You can see his work on Instagram at @jb_quilts or at www.loveshackquilts.ca


128-20 The Dream Team
With Sharon Blackmore and Jason Blackmore
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern Time

$40.00 Regular Price
DoubleTree / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Lecture

Are you considering starting a quilting business with your main squeeze? Did you know that 1 in 5 small businesses are run by a couple? Join Jason & Sharon Blackmore as they share their heartwarming story about running a successful quilting business while raising a family. Gain insights on running a day-to-day quilting operation with your partner so that you can earn and income and strengthen your relationship at the same time.




152-20 Drafting & Design with Rulers
With Jason Blackmore
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time

$45.00 Regular Price
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Drawing and Design

Straight lines can be used for the simplest of designs, but they can also be used to create complexity and the illusion of curves! Learn the basics of this mesmerizing line design to create multiple effects that add a ton of interest to your quilting.  Jason will share inspiration and ideas of how you can use this technique in stunning wholecloths, or in every day pieced quilts.  You’ll see how easy it is to create incredible and complicated looking designs with the right foundation and tools.

 




310-20 Quilting for Noobs (Longarm)
With Jason Blackmore
Friday, April 17, 2020
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern Time

$45.00 Regular Price
DoubleTree / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Beginner
Type of Class: Lecture - Demo

Let's focus on a simple approach to longarm quilting for those wanting to learn good habits from the start.  Discover the simplest ways to deal with common frustrations such as wavy borders and pieced backings. Learn good loading habits, time saving tips, and experience several "AHA!" moments. Jason will also share considerations for hand-guided vs. computerized longarm quilting.




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