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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  


M135-18 Creating a Masterpiece - Two-Part Class
M135-18 Creating a Masterpiece - Two-Part Class
With Margaret Solomon Gunn
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time

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$ 260.00
Kit Fee: $25.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Confident Beginner  Intermediate  
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 vintage 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.

Part 1 - 8:30am - 11:30am (drawing)
Part 2 - 1pm - 5pm (hands-on)

One student per machine. Bring thread snips. 




M207-18 Feathered Borders
M207-18 Feathered Borders
With Margaret Solomon Gunn
Thursday, September 20, 2018
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Central Time

$ 50.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

Feathers are always a lovely treatment for borders. This class explores tips for marking and execution for a variety of feathered borders including serpentine, twirling, cable and more. Suited to both domestic & longarmer quilters. Come learn & draw with me!




M235-18 Narrow Border - Big Designs
M235-18 Narrow Border - Big Designs
With Margaret Solomon Gunn
Thursday, September 20, 2018
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Central Time

Only 1 seat left!
$ 200.00
Kit Fee: $20.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Beginner  Confident Beginner  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

We will explore how to get the most out of the smallest real estate. This Hand's-on class will quilt nearly 20 fun and inventive and freehand borders aimed at 2-4" wide borders.

One student per machine. Bring thread snips.




M313-18 Fearless Feathers
M313-18 Fearless Feathers
With Margaret Solomon Gunn
Friday, September 21, 2018
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Central Time

$ 50.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
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.




M359-18 Dense & Dainty
M359-18 Dense & Dainty
With Margaret Solomon Gunn
Friday, September 21, 2018
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Central Time

$ 50.00
Handout Fee: $2.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
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.


 




M403-18 Templates 101
M403-18 Templates 101
With Margaret Solomon Gunn
Saturday, September 22, 2018
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Central Time

$ 200.00
Kit Fee: $20.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
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. If you have used templates some, please consider Creative Templates II as an alternative.

One student per machine. Bring thread snips.




M435-18 Creative Templates II
M435-18 Creative Templates II
With Margaret Solomon Gunn
Saturday, September 22, 2018
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Central Time

$ 200.00
Kit Fee: $25.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
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.




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