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Margaret Solomon Gunn has sewn everything from heirloom smocked dresses to curtains, with a current love of hand-piecing and appliqué. She made her first quilt while in college studying to be an engineer. Fifteen years later, she traded in the career to stay at home, raise her children, and realized that her love of quilting could be fostered at the same time and bought herself a longarm to start a business, Mainely Quilts of Love. Known for her often intricate secondary patterns and use of templates, Margaret is a freemotion quilter with many national awards and published articles to her credit. www.QuiltsofLove.blogspot.com  


E040-19 Creative Templates II
E040-19 Creative Templates II
With Margaret Solomon Gunn
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time

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$ 175.00
Kit Fee: $25.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Confident Beginner  Intermediate  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

This is a template class for those that are beyond the newby user, but are in search of guidance on how to create great patterns like Cathedral windows, curved-crosshatching and mandalas. Students will quilt a sampler-style quilt using several different templates.

One student per machine. Bring thread snips.




E102-19 Accentuate the Negative
E102-19 Accentuate the Negative
With Margaret Solomon Gunn
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time

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$ 175.00
Kit Fee: $20.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Confident Beginner  Intermediate  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Nothing pops creative quilting like great background fills! This class teaches bold, freehand background (negative space) designs, some which use a grid, some deriving from Sashiko and others reminiscent of zentangles. This class takes over where Dense & Dainty and Beautiful Backgrounds Grid-Based Fills end. Note: all patterns taught are different from these previous classes.

One person per machine. Bring thread snips.

 




E134-19 Templates 101
E134-19 Templates 101
With Margaret Solomon Gunn
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time

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$ 175.00
Kit Fee: $20.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Beginner  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

This class is geared to new longarm users, those who are new to using templates or desire confidence-building skills. Starting at square one, I will teach technique and basic patterns that use straight and curved templates. We will learn line work, crosshatching and other fun and useful patterns.

One person per machine. Bring thread snips.




E238-19 Creating a Masterpiece - 2 part class
E238-19 Creating a Masterpiece - 2 part class
With Margaret Solomon Gunn
Thursday, April 11, 2019
8:00 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern Time

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$ 225.00
Kit Fee: $25.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Ever wonder what attributes of design make quilts go from pretty to stunning? Join me as we do a 2 part class. Three hours in the morning will be devoted to studying the features of design which make quilts great. We'll discuss making the most of negative (AKA empty!) space, marking tools, and which combinations of designs work best together (and why!). Then, each student will create their design for a lovely quilt top, with assistance from me. In the afternoon, we will execute these designs on the longarm, learning the proper order for quilting the many motifs. For students who have previously taken my "A is for Applique" class, this is very similar.  Note that the sample quilt for the class will not be an applique quilt. It will be a piece of my choosing with significant background space.

Part 1: 8:00-11:00 Design
Part 2: 1pm-5pm   Hands-On
One student per machine. Bring thread snips.




E312-19 Fearless Feathers (Lecture & Drawing)
E312-19 Fearless Feathers (Lecture & Drawing)
With Margaret Solomon Gunn
Friday, April 12, 2019
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern Time

$ 45.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

Who doesn't absolutely LOVE the classic Victorian feather?... Join me as I show you how easy this feather is to quilt. We will also explore several fun ways to jazz them up to suit any style of quilt from fast & casual to more modern. I'll show you many ways to fit feathers within the most common shapes, as well as how to execute a stunning feathered wreath. Fear Feathers no more! This class is perfectly suited to both domestic quilters as well as longarmers.




E348-19 Dense & Dainty (Lecture & Drawing)
E348-19 Dense & Dainty (Lecture & Drawing)
With Margaret Solomon Gunn
Friday, April 12, 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time

$ 45.00
Handout Fee: $2.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

Join me for a feast of fabulous, completely free-hand fillers! Students will learn to draw a multitude of gorgeous and textural fillers, suitable to enhance both traditional and modern quilts! My sample shows forty-one different fillers - students may come up with more! Class is perfectly suited to BOTH domestic and long arm quilters. Traditional and modern designs are taught.


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