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Beginning Free Motion Quilting Class! by Penny Olive



Beginning Free Motion Quilting Class! by Penny Olive


Learn the “ins and outs” of free motion quilting and how to complete any size of project on your sit down or domestic sewing machine. Your instructor uses a process she developed and coined “Quilting Calesthenics”: a method that uses simple and familiar movements to teach control of your hands, fabric and machine. This is a great and fast way to start free motion quilting! By the end of the day you will have not only head knowledge but hands-on experience to go home and enjoy building your free motion skills with simple filler designs, flowers and even leaves.
 
DATE: SATURDAY, JUNE 1st
 
Class Times:
10am-4pm with 1 hour for lunch and breaks as needed (PLEASE BE PRESENT AT 9:30 FOR SET-UP)
 
LOCATION: SEWING CENTER OF CHEYENNE, 1400 Hugur Ave, Cheyenne, WY 307-778-2717
 
What do you need?
 
- A Sewing machine with feed dogs that drop
 
- A Free motion quilting foot (aka hopping foot) – open toe works best
 
- A Machine quilting or topstich needle (size 80/12)
 
- Thread
 
- Top thread to contrast your quilt sandwich (Aurifil works great!)
 
- Bobbins (two or three wound, contrast top thread AND sandwich)
 
- Quilt sandwiches (2 – 4)
 
- Purchase inexpensive muslin that is 36” wide. Cut a 24” length. Slip a piece of low loft batting, approximately 18” x 24” inside and secure with either 505 spray adhesive or pins sparingly placed.
 
- Some type of product used for gripping your fabric (i.e. Machingers or other gloves or Grip-Its,)
 
- Machine extension bed. This will help reduce drag on the fabric when quilting.
 
Most of these supplies (except fabrics) are available at the Sewing Center of Cheyenne!
 
Let me tell you about myself
 
My name is Penny Olive and I have lived in Cheyenne since 1991. I have been quilting since about
 
2003 and have a love and passion for free motion quilting. I began my free motion quilting adventure on my Janome Quilter’s Companion sewing machine which had a 6” throat, and progressed in a short time to completing quilts from wall hangings to king size bed quilts professionally. I have had my own and customer quilts displayed at both the Cheyenne Heritage Quilters quilt show and the Laramie County Fair. I have also won several awards for my quilting; my joy is teaching so others can enjoy the skill I love so much
 
NOTE: Prior to class, please make sure you are familiar with the use of your sewing machine and that it is in good working condition. It is a good idea to bring your user manual with you to class.
IF YOUR SEWING MACHINE NEEDS A TUNE-UP, SEWING CENTER OF CHEYENNE, 307-778-2717 can service it within a day or two!!
 
Find me on Facebook at Penny Olive, Free Motion Quilting Educator and youtube at Penny Olive.


Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details:
Instructor: Penny Olive
Instructor Bio: Let me tell you about myself My name is Penny Olive and I have lived in Cheyenne since 1991. I have been quilting since about 2003 and have a love and passion for free motion quilting. I began my free motion quilting adventure on my Janome Quilter?s Companion sewing machine which had a 6? throat, and progressed in a short time to completing quilts from wall hangings to king size bed quilts professionally. I have had my own and customer quilts displayed at both the Cheyenne Heritage Quilters quilt show and the Laramie County Fair. I have also won several awards for my quilting; my joy is teaching so others can enjoy the skill I love so much NOTE: Prior to class, please make sure you are familiar with the use of your sewing machine and that it is in good working condition. It is a good idea to bring your user manual with you to class. Find me on Facebook at Penny Olive, Free Motion Quilting Educator and youtube at Penny Olive.
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      Cheyenne, WY 82001


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