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Faculty: Deloa JonesDeLoa Jones –has carried her traditional quilting background into her machine quilting. An experienced machine quilter with thousands of customer quilts under her belt, DeLoa has been teaching her free motion designs throughout the country. She lives in Michigan and is the proud mother of eight children. She enjoys sharing her quilting knowledge with all who share the same passion. DeLoa was awarded the 2011 Machine Quilter Teacher of the Year at MQX East 2012.  Visit Deloa's Site


M111-18 It's All in the Ruler
M111-18 It's All in the Ruler
With DeLoa Jones
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Central Time

$ 45.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture - Demo

I have many rulers on the market and I would love to show you how they work and what they do. In this class I will cover the basic use of all of them. With DeLoa’s rulers we will cover the straight and curved rulers, circles, hearts, waves, puzzle pearls, clam shells and of course the rope a dope ruler. You will be delighted with the designs and precision you can achieve with these tools.




 
M143-18 Transferring Designs for Longarm Quilting
With DeLoa Jones
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Central Time

$ 45.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture - Demo

Design ideas can come from coloring books, architecture, fabric and so many many places. How can use these resources in your quilting. Let me show you many different ways to transfer designs to your quilts. We will explore the use of stencils, light boxes, laser lights, chalk transfer. You don’t need a computer system to put fun stuff on your quilts.

Also available Wednesday, 1pm-3pm   M411




 
M211-18 Baby Steps to Free-Motion Quilting
With DeLoa Jones
Thursday, September 20, 2018
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Central Time

$ 45.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Beginner  
Type of Class: Lecture - Demo

Now you have the machine but where do you start? I want to give you some start up designs for your free motion adventure. I am going to show you how to do continuous curve and other designs on blocks. Some simple border and sashing designs and some background and overall designs. All are free motion on the front of the machine. These are designs that you can do right away and start to shrink your pile of quilt tops.




 
M243-18 Ribbon Work & Embroidered Flowers on the Longarm
With DeLoa Jones
Thursday, September 20, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Central Time

$ 45.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture - Demo

Learn what else your longarm can do. These techniques will also work on domestic sewing machines too! These embroidered flowers are made on toile with the longarm and then applied to your quilt. This free flowing ribbon work adds another artistic layer to simple piecing. If you like the look of thread painting and want to add these touches to your quilt without overquilting it then these techniques are for you




 
M261-18 Free-Motion Motifs
With DeLoa Jones
Thursday, September 20, 2018
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Central Time

$ 45.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Confident Beginner  
Type of Class: Lecture - Demo

How do I get quilts done so quickly? I have an arsenal of designs that I can free motion into large or small areas of blocks and quilts. I have recently learned some new techniques and have created larger more intricate designs with little or no marking. I will show you 20 different designs that you can use on your quilts but, better yet, I will teach you the tricks to be able to make your own unique free motion designs.




 
M303-18 Quilting & Designing with a Curved Ruler
With DeLoa Jones
Friday, September 21, 2018
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Central Time

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

Curved crosshatching is just one of the designs that we will explore in this class. I want to show you the versatility of the curved ruler in blocks, sashings and borders as well as the crosshatching. Let me show you all that you can do with precision and design with your curved rulers. Kit Fee will include drawing tools so that you can draw and design before quilting it at the machine.

One student per machine. Bring thread snips.

 




 
M335-18 Block Designing
With DeLoa Jones
Friday, September 21, 2018
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Central Time

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

I know I say this all the time but I love Sampler quilts. I get to design on different blocks all day. Like all puzzles there are tricks to keeping everything continuous. I want to teach you those tricks and then with your new skills I want to walk you through the designing. Each block we do will build on the last and I will introduce a new skill with each one. Block upon block we will build your skills so that you love Samplers too.

One student per machine. Bring thread snips.




 
M411-18 Transferring Designs for Longarm Quilting
With DeLoa Jones
Saturday, September 22, 2018
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Central Time

$ 45.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture - Demo

Design ideas can come from coloring books, architecture, fabric and so many many places. How can use these resources in your quilting. Let me show you many different ways to transfer designs to your quilts. We will explore the use of stencils, light boxes, laser lights, chalk transfer. You don’t need a computer system to put fun stuff on your quilts.

Also available Wednesday, 1pm-3pm  M143




 
M431-18 Quilting & Designing with a Curved Ruler
With DeLoa Jones
Saturday, September 22, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Central Time

$ 45.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture - Demo

Curved crosshatching is just one of the designs that we will explore in this class. I want to show you the versatility of the curved ruler in blocks, sashings and borders as well as the crosshatching. Let me show you all that you can do with precision and design with your curved rulers.

Available as a Hands-On, Friday 8am-12pm  M303




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