This will be a hands-on class taught by award-winning quilter Loretta Painter. Students will discuss marking tools, different kinds of battings, needles, and threads, as well as work on a project. If anyone has a completed quilt top and would like ideas on how to quilt it, they may bring it, but this is not necessary.
$35 for Members
$50 for Non-Members
Here is a list of supplies needed:
1. Sewing Machine
2. Darning Foot (free motion foot)
3. Size 90 Topstitching Needles
4. 2 Spools of Thread (1 light, 1 dark)
5. Extra Bobbins
6. Basic Sewing Scissors
7. Long Thin Ruler ( about 5” by 24”)
8. 2 Yards Light Muslin
9. 1 Yard Cotton Batting
10. Hand Quilting Hoop (if you have one)
Loretta is an award-winning quilter who has been making traditional pieced quilts since 1991. She was first introduced to quilting while living in Paducah, Kentucky, in the early 1990s. After taking several classes and working with various quilt guild members in Kentucky and Tennessee, Loretta entered a quilt in the Smoky Mountain Quilter’s Quilt Show in 2002. By 2004 she was making award-winning quilts that were showing all over the country. She is best known for using creative color combinations in traditional quilts. Her machine quilted quilts have won many Best of Show ribbons across the country in recent years.