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Faculty: Jodi Robinson for How Should I Quilt This? **co-taught with Eva BirchJodi Robinson has been a quilter for the past 20 years, and has been a professional longarm quilter for 18 years. She has been teaching nationally at many of the machine quilting shows for the past 11 years and has won numerous national awards for her machine quilting skills. Along with teaching, Jodi has self-published nine machine quilting design books, and provides professional longarm quilting services to her clients. Jodi’s books and classes focus on using quick and easy methods to create freehand machine quilting designs that will personalize and make your quilting unique.  https://jrdesigns.wordpress.com 


E128-18 Wonderful Woven Background Designs
E128-18 Wonderful Woven Background Designs
With Jodi Robinson
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM Eastern Time

$ 45.00
Currier, Main Lobby
Level: Intermediate  Advanced  
Type of Class: Lecture - Demo

Learn to stitch stunning woven designs that are created using straight, angled and curved lines on a small scale. The designs do require some marking, but the results are incredible! You are going to love the texture and depth that can be created with these designs. After determining the basic layout you want to use, I will show you multiple designs that can be used to fill in the areas. The beauty of these designs is the clean, precise finished look. You will see how versatile the designs are when you switch and swap different combinations of lines and fills, allowing you to create endless, unique designs of your own. 




E138-18 Tilework
E138-18 Tilework
With Jodi Robinson
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM Eastern Time

$ 45.00
Currier, Main Lobby
Level: Confident Beginner  Intermediate  Advanced  
Type of Class: Lecture - Demo

Let me show you a fun way to create unique designs that are so versatile you can use them as background fills, in borders and blocks, and as feature designs in large areas of negative space. By marking a basic “Tilework” layout (think: straight grid, circular grid, triangles, mosaic, and more), then filling in areas with multiple freehand designs, you will create designs that are unique to you! You will see how endless the options are when you discover how many creative options you have. You can choose to have “grout” lines between your tiles if you like (or not), and then decide if you will quilt them, leave them un-quilted, or fill them with a design. All of these creative options allow you to determine the textural effects your design will provide.


E146-18 Stencil Magic
E146-18 Stencil Magic
With Jodi Robinson
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time

$ 45.00
Currier, Main Lobby
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture - Demo

Let me show you how you can use basic stencils to create extraordinary new designs with an updated, more contemporary/modern feel. You will learn how to use stencils as a backbone, to create new designs. I will show you how to create multiple designs from a single stencil; for backgrounds, blocks, and borders. You will learn how to use the full stencils, utilize only pieces and parts of them, or even combine them. We will also discuss marking methods. You will definitely go home and look at your stencils in a whole new way!


E166-18 Straight Line Quilting with a Modern Twist
E166-18 Straight Line Quilting with a Modern Twist
With Jodi Robinson
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Eastern Time

$ 45.00
Currier, Main Lobby
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture - Demo

While you might love the look of straight line quilting, especially on modern quilts, you can become easily bored when doing it on a large quilt, or even a large area of a quilt. Jodi will show you some very simple ways that you can break things up a bit, by adding some bends and twists to your straight lines and a couple of tricks to create optical illusions within straight line quilting. You will also learn some neat ways to add small areas of interest using straight, wavy, and flowing curvy lines both alone, or together. These twists on the basic straight line are not just for modern quilts, but will work wonderfully on many styles of quilts.


E228-18 One Basic Shape, Hexagon - Endless Possibilities
E228-18 One Basic Shape, Hexagon - Endless Possibilities
With Jodi Robinson
Thursday, April 12, 2018
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern Time

$ 45.00
Currier, Main Lobby
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture - Demo

Do you ever find yourself stuck in a rut when trying to come up with new quilting designs? I know I do! I want to share with you a method that I have found works really well for me, in sparking new ideas. We will start with one shape, in this case a Hexagon. We will work on block and border ideas, as well as background fills and allover designs. I will show you how easy it is to create new designs using just the basic shape alone, mixing different sizes, and using only portions of a shape. The really fun thing is that some of the designs don’t even look like they were made with a hexagon. You will definitely leave this class with your creativity flowing!


E238-18 Modern Simplicity
E238-18 Modern Simplicity
With Jodi Robinson
Thursday, April 12, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time

$ 45.00
Currier, Main Lobby
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture - Demo

Are you having difficulty trying to decide exactly what designs to use when quilting modern quilts? Whether you are making your own modern quilts, or have been receiving them from your customers, Jodi will show you some amazingly SIMPLE free-hand designs that are very adaptable, and effective, in achieving texture and movement in the often irregular shaped piecing, and large areas of negative space found in many modern quilts. You will learn the basic designs, and then, how you can add to them to create more complex variations, depending on the look you want to achieve. These designs are not just for modern quilts, many can also be used on fun kids quilts, as well as quilts needing a more masculine design. You are going to be amazed by the adaptability of these very SIMPLE designs.


E246-18 A Perfect Combination
E246-18 A Perfect Combination
With Jodi Robinson
Thursday, April 12, 2018
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern Time

$ 45.00
Currier, Main Lobby
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture - Demo

Do you have a computerized quilting system … But love freehand quilting as well? Let me show you how well the two can work together, to create the perfect combination! See how you can let the computer stitch out the basic framework or base design, and then you can go back in and add some fun free hand, or ruler quilting! This is a great way to create your own unique quilting designs. You can add just a little quilting, or as much as you like, depending on the desired look. We will discuss which type of digital designs work well, and which don’t.


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